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  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    Are you able to preview the Kala before deciding? It would be a good trade for you, if there is nothing wrong, but an offer to trade a €1100...
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  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread New Cordoba Mini II in Guitar Discussion
    I didn't know 48mm was the standard for crossover guitars, but this is useful to know. Dave recently mentioned a crossover guitar, too, and 48mm does...
    23 replies | 919 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread New Cordoba Mini II in Guitar Discussion
    48mm (1 7/8") is still pretty uncommon for a guitar, though. The Taylor Mini has a 42.8mm (1 1/16") nut, which for me is very hard to play. My parlor...
    23 replies | 919 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Yep, the used ukulele market is much smaller in Australia and Europe (especially outside of the UK), compared to North America. If it wasn't, I would...
    5 replies | 99 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    The easiest tool to learn music theory (as far as chords and such are concerned) is probably the Fretboard Toolbox by Scott Sharp. There's one...
    3 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    Before the 1920s, they were probably tuned GCEA, actually, according to John King's ukuleles history book (great read). The earliest ukulele method...
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  • Mivo's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 11:42 PM
    I bought one just so I could learn how to tune with one! My progress has been slow because usually I just take the easy road of modern technology. :p
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    06-23-2018, 11:41 PM
    I learned something from every uke I have played. If I had to pick the two that I feel boosted my learning the most, it'd be my Stagg concert (my...
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    06-23-2018, 04:53 PM
    I use "Tunable", which I have on both my Android phone and my iPad tablet. It also includes a metronome, which is the best I've found.The tuner is...
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    06-23-2018, 04:45 PM
    Booli replied to a thread Planetary tuners in Uke Tech Support
    Very nice! Looks great! Was it difficult or easy for you?
    21 replies | 560 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 03:52 PM
    I also like tie bridges. They make restringing fairly easy and fast, and they aren't very prone to problems. The knot looks complicated, but it's...
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    06-23-2018, 03:35 PM
    It's why I love that video. :) It covers most scenarios and is recorded very well (HMS quality). Helped me a lot with my first few string changes,...
    10 replies | 136 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 03:27 PM
    Here is a good video on how to restring your ukulele (or guitar) with a variety of bridge types and headstocks: A quick summary on what...
    10 replies | 136 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 12:49 PM
    Sure, I'll try to post a picture, if not later, than tomorrow. The basic idea is tied around the headstock, fixed behind the nut area, and then at...
    8 replies | 233 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 09:32 AM
    Me too. Only time I am not wearing the strap is if I am leaning back in the chair, and the uke is held in place by the 'belly shelf' and the arm rest...
    8 replies | 233 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    06-23-2018, 01:27 AM
    When I disappear for a few months or a year, it's usually because the forum can turn into quite a time sink, and it's very UAS inducing.
    13 replies | 2578 view(s)
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    06-23-2018, 12:54 AM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I didn't want to sell my instruments through eBay because of the fee they take (10% plus another 3% or so for PayPal). I like buying through eBay,...
    43 replies | 2584 view(s)
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    06-22-2018, 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...
    8 replies | 323 view(s)
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    06-22-2018, 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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    06-22-2018, 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...
    43 replies | 2584 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 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...
    2 replies | 108 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 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...
    4 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-22-2018, 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 | 52 view(s)
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    06-21-2018, 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...
    27 replies | 600 view(s)
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    06-21-2018, 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...
    43 replies | 2584 view(s)
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    06-21-2018, 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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    06-21-2018, 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...
    15 replies | 479 view(s)
  • Booli's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 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...
    2 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 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).
    15 replies | 479 view(s)
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