Recent content by DaveY

  1. DaveY

    How to fix a ping onMagic Fluke poly fretboard

    It might be best to just contact the manufacturer - MagicFluke(DOT)com
  2. DaveY

    WTB: Pono mango concert pineapple

    I'm located in Massachusetts (USA), relatively near CT, VT, NY, fwiw.
  3. DaveY

    High End Gig Bag

    I had a special moment tonight when I discovered that the Mono M80 actually can be used with backpack straps. I just added a spare strap (from a Cordoba bag), connecting the unused ring at the top of the bag the other other (unused) ring at the bottom (with the other bottom ring for the...
  4. DaveY

    have you played a LoPrinzi baritone?

    I ask because I'm wondering what you thought of it, and also what wood(s) it was made of. Online, I've seen all-mahogany, all-cherry, and a (custom) spruce top on a maple body. I've heard sound samples of the mahogany and the spruce, but not the cherry. They also offer a koa version, according...
  5. DaveY

    string suggestions for Kala spruce-top travel/thinline baritone (KA-SSTU-B)

    As the title says . . . The uke came with Aquila, and the D and G were fine for me, but not the B and E (mostly the thickness/feel). Right now I have D'Addario clear nylon EJ65B (a stopgap purchase) for the D and G, and D'Addario pro-arte titanium EJ87B for the B and E. A full set of the...
  6. DaveY

    Bb tuning on KoAloha tenor -- which strings?

    I'm trying to distinguish my KoAloha tenor more from my other ukes, and figure that Bb tuning is one option. What strings do people suggest? My guess is that there are some options that could be somewhat universal in application, but also that the specific strings in Bb tuning should match the...
  7. DaveY

    your experience with K&K Big Spot pickup?

    I'm considering having a K&K Big Spot put into a $200, solid cedar top ukulele (Cordoba 24T) and am wondering what to expect. I'm not willing to spend more for this; I have or have had Baggs and MiSi pickups, and realize that they are better (and are active ones). It will be either the Big...
  8. DaveY

    your experience with K&K Big Spot pickup?

    I'm considering having a K&K Big Spot put into a $200, solid cedar top ukulele (Cordoba 24T) and am wondering what to expect. I'm not willing to spend more for this; I have or have had Baggs and MiSi pickups, and realize that they are better (and are active ones). It will be either the Big...
  9. DaveY

    looking for advice on teaching ukulele online

    I have an 11-year-old uke student who now will be taking most or some of her lessons with me online, and I'm looking for advice both technical (I have a Mac computer, and an Amazon Fire tablet -- is Skype still the way to go? or something else?) and otherwise (set-up, how to make sure we can see...
  10. DaveY

    loop end strings . . . huh?

    I'm trying to put on two Thomastik Infeld strings, and I see that one string end has a loop in it. Should I just ignore this and install as I always have? Or is there a special purpose for the little loop? It's a tie bridge on the uke. I assume that this loop end goes through the...
  11. DaveY

    loop end strings . . . huh?

    I'm trying to put on two Thomastik Infeld strings, and I see that one string end has a loop in it. Should I just ignore this and install as I always have? Or is there a special purpose for the little loop? It's a tie bridge on the uke. I assume that this loop end goes through the bridge...but...
  12. DaveY

    single wound low G advice – very specific question . . .

    So I have a new Godin MultiUke (tenor, 17" scale) that I'll convert to low G, and an old UU thread featured Andrew K. (HMS/TUS) explaining (see here) that a wound .032 inch diameter string is the way to go. I found three D'Addarios that seem to qualify, but their string tension varies...
  13. DaveY

    compatibility of chambered body uke and "electric guitar" amp?

    I'm about to receive a new Godin Multiuke, and I'm wondering if it's worth getting an amp such as the Boss Katana 50 (or other amp designed for a solid body electric guitar). That is, would I be getting my money's worth on such an amp, or would I be better off just using my Zoom G3...
  14. DaveY

    virtually new Tiny Tenor (solid spruce top/mahogany back and sides) w/case

    This “Tiny Tenor” (tenor scale, shorter overall length) from Romero Creations was purchased on August 17 of this year from uke-fan.com (who inspects/sets up ukes before shipping). The sound is full and strong with sustain to match, and the intonation is excellent on the entire neck. The...
  15. DaveY

    < 3-week-old "Tiny Tenor" solid spruce/laminate mahogany w/case, strap buttons - $225

    < 3-week-old "Tiny Tenor" solid spruce/laminate mahogany w/case, strap buttons - $225 Solid spruce top, laminate mahogany back and sides “Tiny Tenor” (tenor scale, shorter overall length) purchased on August 17 of this year from uke-fan.com (who inspects/sets up ukes before shipping). The...