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  • kissing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    kissing replied to a thread String height. in Uke Talk
    My preference is 2mm or slightly lower on the 1st string. Since I use low-G most times, slightly higher at the 4th string (like a hair above 2mm). ...
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    07-12-2019, 01:47 AM
    kissing replied to a thread Shima uke in Uke Talk
    On that note, there are also occasionally soprano ukes with a soprano neck but with 18 frets and a cutaway. So indeed, semantics
    28 replies | 687 view(s)
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    07-09-2019, 02:41 PM
    kissing replied to a thread Shima uke in Uke Talk
    They're pretty good. Here is my own video on it I made shortly after getting it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXoCvUWtwzc All laminate...
    28 replies | 687 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 04:19 AM
    There are also short scaled 6-string guitars, like Parlor and Travel sized guitars.
    28 replies | 644 view(s)
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    07-06-2019, 07:50 PM
    Be careful about dabbling with tenor guitar and baritone ukulele though. It may lead you to the dark side, and just take up 6-string guitar. It's...
    28 replies | 644 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    07-06-2019, 03:04 AM
    Not an "advantage" per se, but it makes it a different instrument. There are nylon strings and steel strings. Best way to know is go, maybe to a...
    28 replies | 644 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    07-01-2019, 05:26 AM
    There are pros and cons to each. For instance, a disadvantage of higher ratio tuners is that they're a pain to wind up new strings, and also when...
    7 replies | 144 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    07-01-2019, 04:54 AM
    Pegheds are simply better than Friction tuners in pretty much every single way in my opinion. Jee what would you prefer? Tuners that are...
    7 replies | 144 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    07-01-2019, 04:22 AM
    The difference a radius or flat fretboard makes on an ukulele is subtle at best, and mostly hype. An ukulele's fretboard is narrow, with less...
    6 replies | 204 view(s)
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    06-29-2019, 03:09 AM
    In anticipation of the re-release of The Lion King, I made a music video of the opening song, Circle of Life ...
    2 replies | 48 view(s)
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    06-27-2019, 02:59 AM
    Is it just me, but do most production ukuleles, guitars and bass-ukes come with some kind of piezo balancing problem? I've had the same issues too...
    5 replies | 2018 view(s)
  • arpie's Avatar
    06-26-2019, 12:08 PM
    A buddy has just bought a lovely top of the range U-Bass and her E string is also very quiet. She contacted Kala, but because she bought it 2nd...
    5 replies | 2018 view(s)
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    06-25-2019, 01:59 AM
    arpie replied to a thread Which Bass Uke in Bass
    Kmise have now got a bass uke out as well .... could be worth considering, specially if on a budget...
    7 replies | 223 view(s)
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    06-21-2019, 03:16 AM
    mm stan replied to a thread NUD: KoAloha Opio tenor in Uke Talk
    Aloha Kat, I see you're still buying ukes, congratulations happy strummings ☺ ☺ ☺
    8 replies | 257 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 04:44 AM
    It's not that unusual for there to be a somewhat generic branded ukulele (Made in China, Indonesia, etc) to offer a price like that on a solid wood...
    12 replies | 308 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 03:39 AM
    I certainly used ADGB strings as DGBE on Soprano and Tenor scale electric ukuleles. On a baritone, I wonder whether the scale would be long enough as...
    28 replies | 624 view(s)
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    06-19-2019, 05:52 AM
    kissing replied to a thread Strap pins in Uke Talk
    I don't find playing without a strap, standing up, makes those tasks "impossible" per se, but I do admit it adds stability and therefore enhancement....
    20 replies | 774 view(s)
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    06-19-2019, 05:48 AM
    kissing replied to a thread ZZ Top in Uke Talk
    Oh gosh, I opened this thread not knowing you had made that ZZ-top inspired uke. What a pleasant surprise
    16 replies | 514 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 05:44 AM
    What didn't you like about the Vorson pickups? I didn't find them lacking in any way, even compared to Risa, Jupiter Creek and a range of electric...
    28 replies | 624 view(s)
  • kissing's Avatar
    06-19-2019, 05:40 AM
    I really don't see why flatwounds designed for electric guitar wouldn't work on any steel string electric ukulele. In your case, you could use any...
    28 replies | 624 view(s)
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    06-19-2019, 05:32 AM
    kissing replied to a thread Vorson FSUK-1 Tenor in Uke Talk
    I had a black LP one too. Definitely needed significant setting up out of box to get it playing decently. But with that out of the way, it played...
    17 replies | 448 view(s)
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    06-17-2019, 04:29 PM
    Brenda Brenda Brenda, I would want many more MBUs but I moved to a smaller place, I gave away and sold many ukes. 😁😁😁 I can always make room for a...
    25 replies | 401 view(s)
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