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    I've only tried them once, didn't seem too much...

    I've only tried them once, didn't seem too much louder to me but I don't strike the strings very hard. I thought I got a clearer sound, due to landing chords more cleanly. Whether due to slightly...
  2. Sorry if anyone took this as serious advice, no...

    Sorry if anyone took this as serious advice, no intention to offend.
  3. Lie through your teeth, when it arrives tell him...

    Lie through your teeth, when it arrives tell him its a case to protect the fantastic instrument he bought you.
    Or tell him its for him.
    Or buy him a springer spaniel, that'll keep him walking 8...
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    I try not to, with one exception they live in...

    I try not to, with one exception they live in their cases when not being played. My Kanilea sits on its stand, beside my desk, waiting to be grabbed and played. I constantly think of parting with it...
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    I switched my Kamaka to the Gotoh planetary...

    I switched my Kamaka to the Gotoh planetary tuners I forget which ones exactly and while I don't dislike them they weren't worth the money for the minor advantage accrued.
    Many people love them....
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    I'm forced in most instances to buy by mail,...

    I'm forced in most instances to buy by mail, therefore the slight differences between instruments are a non-issue. While I'm aware that an acquaintance has a louder Kanilea than mine. It ultimately...
  7. The Kanilea is a concert all the others are...

    The Kanilea is a concert all the others are sopranos.
    The body size (I've been told is slightly wider and deeper than many other concert ukes) the neck is 38mm wide at the nut. It just doesn't for...
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    Subjective I've had a number of Kiwayas over...

    Subjective
    I've had a number of Kiwayas over the years they where all pretty consistent in that I liked them all. While there where / are are slight differences between them I would be hard put to...
  9. Not all the Famous line have geared tuners though...

    Not all the Famous line have geared tuners though many of them do. I'm not sure of all the permutations but it seems to be a matter of branding, on Amazon UK for instance the Famous line is available...
  10. Japan - Kiwaya & 1970s Aria Hawaii - Kanilea...

    Japan - Kiwaya & 1970s Aria
    Hawaii - Kanilea Kamaka, Imua
    Germany - Bruko
    USA - Martin (My maternal grandfathers, no longer mine really as they are going to my sisters who have children).

    ...
  11. My most played is a Kanilea k1 Concert, I love...

    My most played is a Kanilea k1 Concert, I love the sound but I just can't get used to the width of neck or physical size, therefore it gets played all the time.
    All the others are sopranos and...
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    The problem is either the e or g strings thumping...

    The problem is either the e or g strings thumping if I don't get it exactly right. Timing is the most important aspect - apart from anything else we hardly ever notice duff notes if rhythm and tempo...
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    I can bar three strings with the top joint of my...

    I can bar three strings with the top joint of my ring finger sounds ok in practice but doesn't always ring out as good when playing, thankfully I can also squeeze three fingers on there and sometimes...
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    I find the concert and tenor ungainly, I adore...

    I find the concert and tenor ungainly, I adore the sound of the one concert I own but it's gigantic! For me comfort and relaxation come in the soprano even then I prefer the smaller sopranos, Kiwaya,...
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    The trouble with the flu injections is you get...

    The trouble with the flu injections is you get them (certainly in the UK) at the time when all the different flu and cold germs are doing their damnedest.
    The jab won't protect you against all of...
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    My Kamaka soprano is from 2013 I like it a lot. ...

    My Kamaka soprano is from 2013 I like it a lot.
    Maybe those vintage ukes have been getting steadily worse for the last 90 years?
  17. You could put someones eye with that :rolleyes:

    You could put someones eye with that :rolleyes:
  18. I understand what you mean, I personally like...

    I understand what you mean, I personally like string diameters on a packet, as I understand it, nylgut, nylon monofilament strings, nylon fishing line, flurocarbon, polyamide and one or two others...
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    Prefer a close fitting hard case. Even in the...

    Prefer a close fitting hard case. Even in the house they provide better protection from, sitting upon, bashing while vacuuming, dogs, children, guests.
    Short journeys walking or bussing a heavy...
  20. I don't care what they are made of but I'd like...

    I don't care what they are made of but I'd like an explanation of why they are claimed to be superior, in general terms of comparison. I know what I want:
    a thicker string;
    behaves like...
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    Nope my younger sister is much more of a musician...

    Nope my younger sister is much more of a musician than me.
    There are two ukes belonging to my maternal grandfather, I rarely play either, so one is going to each sister. Perhaps to be passed on to...
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    I forget exactly but for example: 70cm x 20cm x...

    I forget exactly but for example: 70cm x 20cm x 30cm / 5000 = 8.4 or in Parcelforce speak volumetric weight. You are correct musical instruments are excluded from enhanced compensation. I guess if...
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    You may be on the wrong forum. Or have some sort...

    You may be on the wrong forum. Or have some sort imbalance like vertigo.
    Get well soon :D



    If you can actually afford it - pay the rent, clear the credit card bill, feed the children, and you...
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    The Volume of a Ukulele

    Recently wanted to send one of my grandfathers Ukes to Australia to my younger sister. And going through various customs regulations to make sure that it won't be destroyed in an effort to protect...
  25. Good luck - I did automated XML translations for...

    Good luck - I did automated XML translations for my final year project back when XML was trendy!
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