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    Replacing Pono Tuners

    I have an older Pono mahogany tenor that I just love and play regularly. I've noticed that the tuners have gotten harder to turn and make creaking sounds like there is grit or sand in them. I'd like to replace them with new high quality tuners but I'm not sure how to go about it and whether I'll...
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    Selling Question

    The marketplace seems like a great place to buy a ukulele but perhaps less great for selling. I was wondering if people who sell here try to find a local buyer first on Craigs-list or Facebook marketplace. This to avoid the hassle and expense of shipping or selling instruments that the buyer...
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    Your First Ukulele?

    I was going through some old bills when I discovered the nine year old receipt from a big on-line music store for my first ukulele. I decided on a concert size and purchased a Luna Tattoo for just over $100. I think I chose the Luna based on price, looks and on-line user reviews. It wasn't a...
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    Mainland Baritone - Impressions

    I'm not qualified to do a "review" but I recently bought a Mainland Baritone and thought I'd share some thoughts after a few months of use. I have the Red Cedar/Rosewood model and (rope decoration aside) I love the looks. The cedar and rosewood are gorgeous and the gloss finish is beautiful if...
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    Chord Melody, Fingerstyle, Fingerpicking

    Are these the same thing? The terminology seems confusing.
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    Strumming Patterns

    I learned to play using "The Daily Ukulele". I would pick a song I liked with a melody I knew and learn the chords. Rather than play a pattern I just strummed to the melody incorporating rhythm, dynamics, and tempo to make it actually sound like the song rather than a chord progression. Later...
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    Slotted Headstocks

    I have one ukulele with a slotted headstock. It's a Kala baritone, a very nice cedar top ukulele. The headstock on this Kala is quite thick so I guess the slots save weight and they look good. I change strings often and compared to traditional uke tops the slotted headstock is a pain to work...
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    Fremont Soloist for Baritone?

    Some have noticed that the wound baritone D string from Uke Logic looks a lot like a Fremont soloist. I see the soloist is sold for concert and tenor but I wondered if there was any reason it wouldn't work as a baritone low D. It's long enough but I know nothing about string widths and what...
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    Tampa Bay Ukulele Festival St. Pete Beach

    This great annual uke fest has been announced for November in St. Pete and tickets are on sale. Tickets normally sell out quickly but nothing about this time is normal so who knows.
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    Kanelia Oha Series

    I noticed these ukuleles from Kanelia at a somewhat lower price. They have Koa tops and Mahogany back and sides. I'd love to hear from someone who has one or has played one. Any thoughts or comments?
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    Strumming Patterns

    I taught myself "old school" using books like "The Daily Ukulele" so I learned the chords and then strummed to try to make a song like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Waltzing Matilda sound recognizable. It was only much later that I started watching video teachers who were playing a fixed strum...
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    Uke Logic Disappointments

    I love trying new strings and recently began exploring Uke Logic. I began with a set of the high tensions with wound low G. I love the wound G even though I usually prefer unwound strings but the high tension set was just not for me. I tried tuning down and that worked for awhile but I decided I...
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    Uke Logic High tension low G Strings

    I just got a set of these strings and put them on my Koaloha tenor. I chose the high tension low G set which includes a wound G string. I normally dislike wound strings but this one seems to come without the usual squeak. It's also thinner than the C string so people who have difficulty...
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    World Ukulele Day Florida

    This festival is taking place in Dunedin, Florida just north of Clearwater on Saturday, February 1st. I've never been to one of these but I understand there will be uke groups playing and workshops by Lil Rev and Ty Olopai. Dunedin is a neat little town with a bunch of restaurants that punch...
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    Luna Koa?

    Luna has a new model tenor at around $300 that seems to imply that it's made of solid Koa. I don't actually see the word "solid" anywhere in their description but rather that it features a "deep Koa body". A You Tube reviewer said it was laminate but other reviews list it as solid Koa. Anybody know?
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    Keys and singing question

    I just got some tabs for "That Lucky Old Sun" in C. When i play it on my tenor ukulele and try to sing, some notes seem too high and I'm stretching for them. So I got out my baritone and played it with the same ukulele C shapes which I believe puts me in the key of G on the baritone. Played...
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    Pricing an Old Kamaka for Sale

    I have a soprano Kamaka Gold Label with an original (I think) hard case. This is the only ukulele that I rarely, if ever, play. I love tenors and baritones and it's simply too small for me or perhaps I'm just ham handed enough not to enjoy it. I want to sell it for a low but fair price but I...
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    iRig Acoustic Software

    I recently got this mic and an having lots of trouble with the software. There is a confusing array of programs for IOS and different programs for the Mac. The registration process is cumbersome, even having to register each software manual. The "recording" program seems terrible. Anyway, just...
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    James Hill: Duets for One

    I bought this book and began working on the first song "Freight Train". It took me about two weeks until I could play it through and only now, a few weeks later, am I able to make it sound decent. I skipped over the second song "I saw the light" because I have no desire to learn or play that...
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    KoAloha: Fix or Forget?

    I have a KoAloha Tenor I got at HMS several years ago. Awhile ago I noticed a hairline crack on the top piece near the edge. I'm don't know how this happened but my best guess includes a dog and the couch. This is a great ukulele that I love playing and the crack is so stable it doesn't...