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    Today, 03:04 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Sound and Humidity in Uke Talk
    Mine sound better when it's dry. With high humidity the sound is more muddy, kind of "soggy". 30-40% humidity seems to give me the best, clearest...
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Resonators in Uke Talk
    Every so often I'm interested in one, and would probably consider a baritone-sized resonator, but as far as I know there are no factory models in...
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    Today, 01:53 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I was hesitant to sell some of my ukes because I half expected there'd be some issues, even horror scenarios like someone charging back money. But...
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    Today, 10:46 AM
    As a general rule, for ANY ukulele: longer neck = more string tension = less sustain = louder sound provided that you compare with the exact...
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    Today, 06:08 AM
    You need to be more specific in your request. What exactly are you looking for? Many folks who may be able to help you, do not do well with vague...
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    Today, 06:03 AM
    Booli replied to a thread WTB Cheap uke bass in Buying Tips
    If you post this same message with the title of 'WTB: Uke bass, U-Bass, etc' in the Marketplace section of the forum, you will get the most...
    1 replies | 36 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread How do you listen to music? in Uke Talk
    I listen to music and videos through JBL LSR 305 professional studio monitors (speakers), Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones, or a Corsair Gaming VOID...
    28 replies | 547 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I've gone back and forth on that question a few times, and my preferences have changed several times, and they might again as I continue on this...
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    For those who use the DGBE baritone version of the Sugar strings, is the B string thicker than the B string in the Reds set? Or in the Martin set?...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    I would argue that 30k guitars are chiefly made for collectors and "amateurs". I don't know many working musicians who play 30k guitars, especially...
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    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    Very nice Jo! The width across the top looks bigger than most of your previous lutes. I bet that one is pretty loud. :music: Are the frets made...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    Curiously, though, when you look at entry and early mid range models, guitars often come with more bling (abalone inlays, etc).
    17 replies | 403 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Thanks, Rainer, good to hear from you. :) Yep, that baritone was an instrument I should never have sold. I was thrilled when Lars offered it to me...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Ukulele Cases in Uke Talk
    It depends a bit on the gig bag, but yes, probably. As Jerry suggested, I'd check with HMS or one of the other reputable dealers, they'll pick...
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    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    I've always been worried about using sound hole straps out of fear that they may damage the instrument, especially with a thin top. This is probably...
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    06-20-2018, 09:56 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Good Ukulele Dealers in Uke Talk
    Yep, they don't do any setups and probably don't look at what they sell. I bought a banjo there and the manufacturer's box had not even been opened...
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    06-20-2018, 06:12 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread 1st Uke for under $80? in Buying Tips
    Neither, really. Both have laminated tops. What's the cheapest one they have with a solid top?
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    06-20-2018, 06:05 PM
    Still more than I think I need! Three sopranos (1920s Washburn, Famous/Kiwaya FS-5G, koa Black Bear), a Stagg concert (my first proper ukulele), a...
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    06-20-2018, 05:27 PM
    Very true. I'd have gone through fewer instruments if I had been able to try them out before purchasing them. Watching videos helps, but it's not a...
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    06-20-2018, 04:53 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Talk to Me about Dead Notes in Uke Talk
    I've had this issue with a tenor, also the #D note on the C string. What helped was using a wound C string, but the quicker decay didn't entirely go...
    21 replies | 941 view(s)
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    06-20-2018, 04:40 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Tried the Anuenue UT200 in Uke Talk
    I owned the concert version of the Moonbird for a while, and it was an exceptional instrument. Craftsmanship, sound, materials, playability, sound...
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    06-20-2018, 04:18 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Baritone Strings in Uke Talk
    Has anyone tried Aquila's new Sugar strings on a baritone?
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    06-20-2018, 04:08 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Sometimes unappreicated in Uke Talk
    I'd sure like one of those! Harder to find in Europe, though. The other day I hit eBay Germany and there wasn't a single used baritone, let alone a...
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    06-20-2018, 04:05 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Why Do You Buy? in Uke Talk
    For me, it's almost exclusively playability and sound. Quality of sound is hard to quantify, but I look for clarity and volume, and just a sound that...
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    06-20-2018, 03:26 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Ukulele Cases in Uke Talk
    Most of my ukes have a hard case, but they came with the instruments or I ordered them together with the ukuleles to ensure that they would fit. I...
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    06-20-2018, 02:57 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Good Ukulele Dealers in Uke Talk
    I can also vouch for both of these, and have bought instrument from them. They were also happy to answer questions and give candid advice on...
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    06-20-2018, 02:49 PM
    For me, ukulele is easier to play than guitar, or at least more comfortable and more relaxed. I suppose a guitar is more complex, but that doesn't...
    14 replies | 475 view(s)
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    06-20-2018, 02:15 AM
    Booli replied to a thread How do you listen to music? in Uke Talk
    At home, I have 3 computers and an iPad that all feed into an audio mixer. That mixer feeds a pair of Yamaha HS-5 desktop studio monitor speakers...
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    06-20-2018, 02:14 AM
    OK, you were right. I bought back my Pono baritone from the person I had sold it to! Perfect condition still too, and sounding wonderful. Should...
    11 replies | 1383 view(s)
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    06-20-2018, 01:56 AM
    Booli replied to a thread Electric Uke? in Uke Talk
    My bad. It was an error of omission. I consider all mics, whether internal or external in the same category. The Microvox is an electret mic and...
    10 replies | 207 view(s)
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