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  1. I believe it originated with re-entrant tuned...

    I believe it originated with re-entrant tuned Renaissance guitars, not linear ones. With linear tuning, there is no second high melody string on the uke.
  2. It didn't expect it to, but I wasn't aiming it at...

    It didn't expect it to, but I wasn't aiming it at you. ;) I just wanted to add a different perspective so that new players who read this thread aren't left with the impression that low-G is the...
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    Is it the same hygrometer in both cases?

    Is it the same hygrometer in both cases?
  4. Thread: CGDA tuning

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    I wonder about the E string in the 30U set. Sort...

    I wonder about the E string in the 30U set. Sort of tempted to try it out just to see what sort of tension it has and whether it is prone to breaking. Then again, I don't want to get...
  5. ... but it removes the option of playing...

    ... but it removes the option of playing campanella style, and you end up playing simplified guitar songs without the bass strings. ;)

    (Tongue in cheek! I just mildly disagree with the sentiment...
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    Would that make it acceptable to advertise and...

    Would that make it acceptable to advertise and sell a laminated uke as a solid wood instrument? I love my Famous FS-5G, which is laminated, and it sounds fantastic and plays well (and costs...
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    If you are using Windows 10, the 2i2 may...

    If you are using Windows 10, the 2i2 may sometimes cut out and "die" unless you change the start-up options in the Windows settings. I also needed to do something else, but don't recall off-hand what...
  8. Thread: Tuition

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    According to Wikipedia...

    According to Wikipedia:
  9. Thread: Fretboard dots

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    I think historical guitars (nearly?) always had...

    I think historical guitars (nearly?) always had 12 frets to the body. 14th+ joints seem to be a more modern thing for all guitar-like instruments. But I'm not sure if that is correct -- not an expert...
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    Lots of banjo Clawhammer players do that on...

    Lots of banjo Clawhammer players do that on purpose -- it adds a percussive element! If you look at older heads on Clawhammer banjos, the material is often heavily worn in the places where the...
  11. Thread: Fretboard dots

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    Half of my ukuleles have 14th fret joints (I'd...

    Half of my ukuleles have 14th fret joints (I'd say this applies to 90%+ of modern tenors and a good portion of newer concerts too). My one guitar is a 12-frets-to-body instrument.
  12. Thread: Fretboard dots

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    With banjos the locations seem to have changed...

    With banjos the locations seem to have changed over time, allegedly (possibly) for tuning-related reasons: some info.
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    I like the Living Water strings, too. :) They are...

    I like the Living Water strings, too. :) They are my go-to strings for my Black Bear soprano, and they work well on the Famous soprano also. My other strings are Aquila Reds, but they are very...
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    The C and E strings from a Living Waters soprano...

    The C and E strings from a Living Waters soprano set are thinner than the C and E strings of the Worth CL set. The G and A strings are minimally thinner in the CL set. At least that is how it's with...
  15. I have a different perspective, because this is...

    I have a different perspective, because this is what I did and it backfired.

    It caused confusion, made me feel torn and unfocused, and slowed down the whole learning process as I was bouncing...
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    Same. The only advantage of local availability...

    Same. The only advantage of local availability would be that I'd have them within one or two days instead of having to wait a week or so. I just order new ones when I'm down to one pack. It's also a...
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    When I had a KoAloha LN pineapple, the G and A...

    When I had a KoAloha LN pineapple, the G and A strings were not from a CL set. They had higher tension, like those from the CM set. the G/A strings from the CL set are noticeably floppier. (This was...
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    Higher action would probably be favorable, and...

    Higher action would probably be favorable, and possibly only a 12-frets fretboard (or at least a shorter one that doesn't go close to the soundhole).
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    Happy to hear you found strings that make it a...

    Happy to hear you found strings that make it a joy to play! What strings did you settle on?
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    It's just the G and A strings that have slightly...

    It's just the G and A strings that have slightly less tension. I find them a little floppy, whereas the ones from the CM set are a bit too high tension. This is the reason why I favor Ken Middleton's...
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    Location, too. There are spots in my home where...

    Location, too. There are spots in my home where my instruments sound better due to how soundwaves are reflected (or not).
  22. Thread: Soprano options

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    I believe Wolfgang (WS64) played it in this...

    I believe Wolfgang (WS64) played it in this video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaDADJ0O73U

    It was this video that got me looking into their laminate models. :)
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    Good intonation is often mostly a matter of set...

    Good intonation is often mostly a matter of set up, which cheaper factory ukuleles often don't get. Once you are out of the "starter trash" area where the instrument barely qualifies as a playable...
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    I mentioned the Fred Kelly's Freedom Picks above,...

    I mentioned the Fred Kelly's Freedom Picks above, but there is another type of fingerpicks that I recently tried that I enjoy greatly: the ProPik FingerTone picks. Those are banjo-style picks, but...
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    I tried Alaska Picks and didn't like them overly...

    I tried Alaska Picks and didn't like them overly much. Very uncomfortable to me. I have good nails, but picks provide more volume so I like to use them sometimes. What I found works well are the Fred...
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