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mendel
12-29-2010, 08:46 AM
The pastfew days I have noticed that my Uke sounds less twangy and offensive. It is sounding more and more bubbly and pleasing. I've read about the instruments opening up over time, but this is an entry level Uke. It is not a solid wood. Can this still happen? On the bright side, if it isn't the Uke, maybe I'm just getting a little bit better!!! Lol.

Mendel

barbos01
12-29-2010, 09:09 AM
You've probably sub-consciously adjusted your playing to get a happy sound. Hooray for progress!

DAPuke
12-29-2010, 09:12 AM
You are definitely getting better:)
DAP

OldePhart
12-29-2010, 12:01 PM
Probably getting better. Also, those come with Aquila NylGut strings and they tend to change character a bit with humidity - so maybe the humidity is up a little where you are?

John

mendel
12-29-2010, 12:35 PM
Less humid than usual. Unusually chilly here in South Florida.

roxhum
12-29-2010, 12:48 PM
Ummm, that happened with my Lanikai Lu-11. I think it is finding that "sweet" spot and maybe hitting the chords more evenly. I have a new concert (I am used to soprano's) and in the morning it sings prettily but at night when I am tired it doesn't sound as nice. I think I strum it more over the sound hole when I am tired and I hit the sweet spot when I am rested.

So your getting better! Yea! How is your baby boy doing?
Roxhum

mendel
12-29-2010, 01:08 PM
Baby is in my arms as I type this, and he is incredible!! Maybe you're right about the sweet spot. Who knows!?!?!? Either way, I am happy

roxhum
12-29-2010, 01:13 PM
Is that him on your avatar? He is darling, and looks so happy!

Roxhum

mendel
12-29-2010, 02:23 PM
That is him! He is a super happy baby. I love him to pieces.