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    One thing to consider if you're getting the 415hz...

    One thing to consider if you're getting the 415hz version is that woods at that pitch are usually much more expensive. I wish he had a 392hz version.
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    Try some fluorocarbons. Lots of brands but Martin...

    Try some fluorocarbons. Lots of brands but Martin M600 is a good place to start - cheap and available almost anywhere.
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    There are those here who do it. Search for "fifths tuning" to,get started:...
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    Imua iET:...

    Imua iET: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?122296-NTMUD-Imua-iET
    Chambered body electric tenor
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    To OP, very nice. I like turtles on ukes:...

    To OP, very nice. I like turtles on ukes:
    http://i.imgur.com/kpsZmybm.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/kpsZmyb.jpg
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    Not to derail the thread, but which 3? Koaloha...

    Not to derail the thread, but which 3? Koaloha D-VI? Kanilea GL-6? There's another one?
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    Any interest in trade for Ohana TKS-15E tenor?

    Any interest in trade for Ohana TKS-15E tenor?
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    Agree. Cordoba has been doing some good things...

    Agree. Cordoba has been doing some good things larely. Here are some fairly recent thoughts on that:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBraX6hc5Qg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOUKyY2ZbvU
    I'd...
  9. Welcome to UU! If you search for "fifths tuning"...

    Welcome to UU! If you search for "fifths tuning" you'll find previous discussions on this topic. Try this:...
  10. Somebody better grab that before my UAS kicks in....

    Somebody better grab that before my UAS kicks in. :drool:
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    For 20", consider Ohana:...

    For 20", consider Ohana: https://www.mimsukes.com/listing/mims-ukes-ohana-baritone-bk-35g-all-solid-mahogany-gloss-setup-ukulele-uke-495/10653422
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    I still recommend the SLNG to folks who are...

    I still recommend the SLNG to folks who are undecided what to buy as a first uke. I also got mine from Mim, but like some others said, I've moved on to other things.

    I think you probably made a...
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    I know right? :p It has been a long time since I...

    I know right? :p
    It has been a long time since I changed wound strings (*) and I have always used the technique Booli's first picture for them, just like the trebles. These are a lot stiffer than...
  14. Huh, very interesting. (I don't need a long neck,...

    Huh, very interesting. (I don't need a long neck, don't need another long neck....)

    How do you like the strings? Sound pretty good. Do you think you'll want to try flourocarbons soon or just as...
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    It depends. Might be a little easier but I would...

    It depends. Might be a little easier but I would think things like action height and string tension would have more of an effect that fret spacing. Also the shape and depth of the neck. All of these...
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    the first - the second will be way too floppy....

    the first - the second will be way too floppy. You may need to experiment with different string tensions to find the tension/tuning you like. Change the strings one at a time so you can compare with...
  17. Very nice. I know you like low action. Did you...

    Very nice. I know you like low action. Did you have to ask for that specifically or it just came like that "by default"?
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    "ideal" is subjective but I do go by the 2.5mm...

    "ideal" is subjective but I do go by the 2.5mm number. I have had some 3mm or a little higher and I can definitely feel the difference - just easier to play if it is lower.
  19. Kimo has definitely joined the ranks of the elite...

    Kimo has definitely joined the ranks of the elite ukulele makers. Or maybe he's just finally getting recognized as such. Congrats!
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    Finished - not super happy with the basses. man...

    Finished - not super happy with the basses. man those are thick

    https://i.imgur.com/y7YNNNal.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/jtlbzyil.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/IHJBq39l.jpg...
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    not a problem

    not a problem
  22. love that Kinnard. :drool:

    love that Kinnard. :drool:
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    now *that* was TMI. :eek:

    now *that* was TMI. :eek:
  24. Is it a slotted bridge? If so, this should help:...

    Is it a slotted bridge? If so, this should help:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA2Gi6m-BfQ
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    It actually looks pretty cool as a design piece....

    It actually looks pretty cool as a design piece. It's hard to imagine it being all that useful as an instrument.
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