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  • Dohle's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread Woodpecker Instruments? in Uke Talk
    I absolutely refuse to believe you could get a solid koa uke around 200€. You'd be lucky to find a laminate koa soprano for that price. I'm guessing...
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    Today, 04:33 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread String Snap PTSD in Uke Talk
    Always always always do a double knot on the A string, especially if it's fluorocarbon. I've learned this the hard way as well but luckily with no...
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    Today, 04:24 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread aNueNue USA Summer Sale!!!! in Uke Talk
    There were a couple, yes. These were exclusive orders from aNueNue by World of Ukes so there were very few of these made. For example:...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 AM
    They claim it's made from Hawaiian koa which I'm guessing is true but it's clearly made out of laminate judging by the price and the fact that they...
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    08-03-2020, 12:05 PM
    The new squeakless strings look more like Aquila Nylgut strings, opaque and slightly white but not quite as white as New Nylgut or Super Nylgut. I...
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    08-03-2020, 06:54 AM
    KoAloha use their own fluorocarbon strings as standard on their ukes. They're very similar to Worth CLs. I replaced mine quickly because I don't like...
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    07-31-2020, 03:09 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread Uke setup question in Uke Talk
    Yes, tenor strings are generally somewhat higher tension but I haven't found it noticeable myself. A high action is definitely a more major factor in...
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    07-29-2020, 02:39 PM
    Dohle replied to a thread Surprised by Laminate in Uke Talk
    I believe all WUS-4 ukes are sold but WUS-3 are still available at a few shops:...
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    07-29-2020, 02:30 PM
    I'm the complete opposite. I much prefer a gloss finish for the looks but satin for the ease of cleaning. During this summer, my gloss finished ukes...
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    07-29-2020, 02:21 PM
    Dohle replied to a thread Noah vs Mainland tenor in Buying Tips
    If you're impatient, both of those are available with a pick up. It'll cost you a bit more but it makes no difference to the acoustic sound and...
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    07-29-2020, 08:08 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread Noah vs Mainland tenor in Buying Tips
    I've heard good things about both brands and I consider them quite similar. However, Mainland ukes are manufactured in a Chinese factory whereas Noah...
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    07-29-2020, 05:09 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread Surprised by Laminate in Uke Talk
    I'm in the same boat. I had an all laminate koa Kiwaya KS-5 which sounded fantastic and was eclipsed only by my KTS-7. I sold it only because it...
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    07-28-2020, 03:36 AM
    You should note that the UPTs require a hole in the headstock of around 10mm. So if you take one of the stock tuners off and measure the hole...
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    07-27-2020, 06:25 AM
    No worries. Incidentally, the Fremont Soloist arrived today and I tested it out immediately on my Kanile'a concert. First impressions are very...
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    07-27-2020, 03:02 AM
    Well I mentioned it on my opening post. I have those on order but I'm looking for other options as well, hence the point of this thread.
    23 replies | 427 view(s)
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    07-26-2020, 03:14 AM
    Dohle replied to a thread First Ukulele? in Ukulele Beginners
    I completely disagree. Particularly if you haven't played a stringed instrument before and are just starting out with an ukulele it hardly matters...
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    07-26-2020, 03:07 AM
    Tell you what, I actually wouldn't mind that body shape but the colour and ridiculous pickguard make it seem like a toy. Awful. And even then I would...
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    07-26-2020, 01:47 AM
    I had a second thought about this and worked it out in a similar manner. So if the gauge of the string is constant, shortening the scale will lower...
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    07-26-2020, 01:44 AM
    Ah, I should've guessed. I think fluorocarbon strings are often sourced from only a select number of factories around the world (probably mostly...
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    07-26-2020, 12:07 AM
    I don't really go for the cheaper ukes anymore unless they are somehow quirky and this one certainly is. I really like the idea of a sustainable...
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    07-25-2020, 11:04 AM
    Thanks for the info! I'll probably include that string on my next string order and have a try. As I mentioned earlier, I have Uke Logic low G...
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    07-25-2020, 10:12 AM
    That's the reason I'm looking for a wound low G, no need to adjust the nut slot, and I also prefer the sound and tension of a wound low G to unwound....
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    07-25-2020, 10:03 AM
    I actually forgot I had these on order as well. Ordering these is a pain though since delivery is extremely slow to Europe. If a classical...
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    07-25-2020, 06:40 AM
    There's a lot of discussion, new and old, about low G strings but I'm trying to find info on low G strings for concert scale, specifically and...
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    07-23-2020, 12:49 PM
    I like spruce as well, even for fingerpicking. It's just that the Opio sounded really bright for me, definitely a strummers instrument at least...
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    07-23-2020, 12:18 PM
    I don't blame you at all, and as I said, I think the Rebel sounds wonderful and probably best fingerpicked out of the bunch. To be completely honest...
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    07-23-2020, 10:31 AM
    Excellent sound comparison, thank you for that! All four ukes sound really good which is hardly a surprise. I'm not going to rank them as they all...
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    07-23-2020, 10:12 AM
    Yup, that's the D'Addario set I meant. The wound strings on both the D'Addario and Martin sets actually have a nylon core instead of fluorocarbon,...
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    07-23-2020, 08:23 AM
    The only single strings on sale for baritones I've seen are Aquila Red or Nylgut and I wouldn't recommend those. If you don't mind buying a whole new...
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    07-22-2020, 02:57 AM
    It sounds like Pono might be a good fit for you judging by the specs you mentioned. I wouldn't worry about the volume. They don't project quite as...
    9 replies | 467 view(s)
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