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    Try fiddling around with tunings. A lot of jazz...

    Try fiddling around with tunings. A lot of jazz bands used to feature tenor banjos or guitars tuned CGDA, and that tuning also fits well on a tenor or baritone ukulele. You may find that the wider...
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    If they're inexpensive enough that you don't mind...

    If they're inexpensive enough that you don't mind if they end up ruined, then the only other question I'd have is how hot are we talking? If it's well over 100 degrees constantly, and there's no way...
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    Enya is Chinese, but I'm not sure how off-brand...

    Enya is Chinese, but I'm not sure how off-brand it is. I have an HPL tenor and baritone from them, both of which are very high quality. They're each over $100, but I think they're definitely worth...
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    I'm tuning GDAE, not the standard DGBE, so I'm...

    I'm tuning GDAE, not the standard DGBE, so I'm currently using the E, A, D, and B strings of a classical guitar. These are not ideal, and as I've stated have a tension of around 60lbs, so I am...
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    Am I correct, though, that normal string tension...

    Am I correct, though, that normal string tension on a bari adds up to somewhere in the mid-50s? I've seen that a few times on the web, although I've also seen some string sets that come out lower...
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    Total String Tension for a Baritone?

    I've strung my bari GDAE using classical guitar strings, but I think the total tension (around 60lbs) might be too high. I've read a few figures in the mid-50s for total tension that a baritone...
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    Yeah, I wonder what the QC is like on these,...

    Yeah, I wonder what the QC is like on these, because my experience does not match up with a lot of the things Booli said. He also mentions a zero fret, which mine doesn't have, making me wonder if...
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    I was actually again somewhat impressed by the...

    I was actually again somewhat impressed by the sound, because I did not like the other plastic ukuleles I had played. But even a cheap laminate concert will have a more ringing, natural sound to it....
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    Vorson Plastic Concert Ukulele Thoughts

    Just got one recently, took a flyer on a "scratch and dent" for $20 shipped free from Amazon.

    I wasn't expecting too much based off some previous threads that complained about the neck and...
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    I've tried all that and it's not budging at all....

    I've tried all that and it's not budging at all. For some reason this seems to have been properly glued on, and it doesn't want to come out!
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    Islander MT-4 glued nut removal

    The action on my Islander is way too low, and I've got another nut on order. I'm hoping to take out the current nut and shim it, just to make sure that'll solve the buzzing issues, but it seems...
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    Yeah, I've seen those (I think those are the ones...

    Yeah, I've seen those (I think those are the ones often marketed as "Kmise"). I figured I'd check to see if anyone bought one and is now looking to unload it, but if not, I'll probably order one of...
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    WTB Inexpensive Banjolele

    Looking for an inexpensive banjolele, in the $100 and under range. If you have one of those Kmise, Sidekick, Rally, etc. banjos that you bought off eBay or Aliexpress that you're moving on from or...
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    I'm going to put on a fresh set of strings just...

    I'm going to put on a fresh set of strings just to see if the problem persists. If it does, I'll keep your advice in mind.

    Thanks for the help.
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    Thanks for that. Measured it and it checks out,...

    Thanks for that. Measured it and it checks out, 15" total and 7.5" from the 12th fret to both the nut and saddle.
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    Before I adjust anything...

    I have a Mahalo u320c that I hope to use as a travel/beater uke. Currently, the intonation is bad enough to make me want to change it, and I believe the action is the culprit. It is quite high, and...
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    This is just my personal view, but fairly or not,...

    This is just my personal view, but fairly or not, I see the baritone as a sort of compromise between a guitar and a ukulele. I've played guitar for a lot longer than I've played uke, and in my...
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    Korala UKS-30?

    I'm looking for a cheap, carry-anywhere beater, and it seems the consensus pick around here for that is the Makala Dolphin. But in the interest of doing my due diligence, I've looked at some Mahalos...
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    Dunlop Strings?

    My uke has Aquila strings, and I'll probably just keeping restringing it with those as needed, but my local music store stocks dunlop strings, which I have been able to find exactly nothing about...
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    Buy cheap/used uke in Belgium/Brussels

    Long story short, I'm going to be in Belgium for about three weeks doing some biking, camping, and hopefully busking. Due to the baggage restraints of cheap airlines, I'm thinking my best option is...
  21. Thread: Lidl ukulele

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    They go on sale here (Ireland) on Thursday...

    They go on sale here (Ireland) on Thursday according to the Lidl website... I was thinking of getting one and fitting a pickup to it, since I don't want to ruin a decent uke (plus, I'm guessing with...
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    These two stood out to me. First of all, there...

    These two stood out to me. First of all, there shouldn't be a "tightening" in your throat when you try to hit higher notes. That's what's leading to your fatigue. While the vibration does start in...
  23. I've been lurking here for a while, this seems...

    I've been lurking here for a while, this seems like as good a time as any to do my first post.

    I play the banjo, love old-time and bluegrass, and generally think everything sounds better with a a...
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