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    Today, 12:31 PM
    CPG replied to a thread Bari Different in Uke Talk
    I really dig this. I've often thought about getting a 6 or 8 string and messing with the pairings. I saw a 6 string once where instead of the octave...
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    Today, 02:51 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Your favorite Martin copy in Uke Talk
    As others have said Kiwaya's are incredible. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better value in a Martin copy than a used KTS-4. They show up...
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    10-23-2020, 09:07 AM
    You're gonna love it. Looking forward to seeing/hearing it.
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    10-23-2020, 06:04 AM
    Awesome! He has one in his gallery called "Yahtzee Dog" with a dogs face inlaid in wood. I think that concert 10 sold, but I think the soprano is...
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    10-22-2020, 12:32 PM
    CPG replied to a thread Best "K" brand soprano? in Uke Talk
    I'd go with Kiwaya if it must start with K :-) ... also I am in love with my Pohaku. In both cases that's only if you're into the vintage...
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    10-22-2020, 04:58 AM
    My little finger does this to...very much so. Sometimes with big stretches I do endup with the side my finger. What I have found though, is that...
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    10-20-2020, 04:35 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Kiwaya KS-5 in Ukulele Marketplace
    These are increible ukes. Their reputation for holding their own tonally against much more expensive solid wood sopranos is well deserved and the...
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    10-16-2020, 04:56 AM
    Well I'm down to 2. I love them both, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with the Pohaku, if for no other reason than I like the very thin t-frets...
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    10-14-2020, 06:47 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Plastic Ukes... in Uke Talk
    I personlly think the Waterman is fairly worthless. Not because of the tone. It's a plastic uke and it sounds like a plastic uke, but the tone is...
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    10-14-2020, 03:20 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Concert Ukulele in Uke Talk
    Cool! Thanks for sharing that! I thought I had read something like that before.
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    10-13-2020, 04:05 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Concert Ukulele in Uke Talk
    The problem with tenors isn't their name. It's that most people are tuning them too high! :-0 P.S. I please don't jump all over me folks....
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    10-13-2020, 02:54 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Concert Ukulele in Uke Talk
    I think I read somewhere that it was marketed by Martin as being louder and thus better suited for concert halls (I may have imagined this and be...
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    10-10-2020, 04:45 AM
    No. I loved it, but I bought an electric guitar this winter and spent a bit more than intended. I also had just bought the weymann and another...
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    10-10-2020, 02:43 AM
    Great deal on a great soprano uke!
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    10-09-2020, 04:10 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    Thanks for sharing your experience. That makes total sense. I can definitly see that CFAD tuning being too loose...even on a tenor I have found that ...
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    10-09-2020, 01:23 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    Tracie. The magic of drop D tuning is that it gives you a D5 (aka power chord) on the bottom 3 strings of the guitar. Barring those 3 strings gives...
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    10-08-2020, 08:11 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    Interesting you say this. The 1940s Martin Concert I used to own was very bright and soprano-y sounding. I don't recall if I ever tried tuning it up...
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    10-08-2020, 08:06 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    Certainly you can, but it won't necessarily sound good. Even with heavy gauge strings the short scale and small body of soprano wouldn't sound good...
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    10-08-2020, 08:01 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    I probably woudn't play a uke tuned to anything other than C at a jam or uke club unless I was specifically trying to challenge myself. I mostly...
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    10-08-2020, 06:31 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    Yeah. That's usually when I want to tune down. Sometimes things sound best in a specific open set of voicings where it just works better to tune down...
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    10-08-2020, 04:03 AM
    CPG started a thread Tuning Down a Concert in Uke Talk
    In an interview with Ukulelezaza that was shared here a week or so ago, he discussed how he likes keeping his one concert tuned down to reentrant Bb...
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    10-07-2020, 03:06 AM
    I love that video. I like this one too where he talks about how when your selling 16oz of wood to someone for a large sum of money there can be no...
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    10-06-2020, 09:33 AM
    Peter has two more of these up. Another mahogany soprano and a walnut spruce concert 10. He has raised the price some (I think the first two he...
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    09-30-2020, 03:15 AM
    Very nice! Congrats!
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    09-29-2020, 09:39 AM
    YES!!!! You're gonna love it! If I ever get a concert again it may very well be one of those! I used to own your TC-1M (I sold it to Danersen...
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    09-29-2020, 06:26 AM
    Beautiful instruments! The headstock shape and the neck profile on the Libero are both very appealing.
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    09-28-2020, 10:24 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Ukulelezaza article in Uke Talk
    Great to know! I saw that he has an Etsy shop, but didn't see anything listed there. I'll reach out to him at some point. Thank you!
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    09-28-2020, 06:55 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Ukulelezaza article in Uke Talk
    Anyone know the deal with Zaza's books? Are they out of print? Only available in Europe? I saw a set come up in the Marketplace once but never...
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    09-28-2020, 06:02 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Ukulelezaza article in Uke Talk
    Nice. That one is probably what I'll tackle next after I get Music Box down. EDIT: Just tried tuning the Pohaku up to D on my lunch practice...
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    09-28-2020, 05:36 AM
    CPG replied to a thread Ukulelezaza article in Uke Talk
    I was thinking it would be worth trying the D'Addario nylon soprano strings made for D-tuning on mine as opossed to just tuning up my typical...
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Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)

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