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    I am self taught in uke harmonica and mountain...

    I am self taught in uke harmonica and mountain dulcimer. Never a lesson. But thank goodness for the internet and the many videos, and beginner books to buy. So, maybe I’m not self taught. I found...
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    I can tell you this: Today, I changed the...

    I can tell you this: Today, I changed the strings on my Kala spruce top tenor, to Low G Worth Brown. Like having a brand new ukuleles. Very warm, without any loss of volume. Absolutely love my...
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    Thanks for the info, Barry.

    Thanks for the info, Barry.
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    Barry, when you received your Kai KTI tenor to...

    Barry, when you received your Kai KTI tenor to review, did it require a setup, or just fine out of the box?

    2nd question: Is Thomann over in the UK considered a big box store, like Amazon...
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    Last night I spent some quality time with my Lava...

    Last night I spent some quality time with my Lava tenor. Probably an hour, tinkering with the effects controls, etc.

    My conclusion is that the effects are overall pretty quiet. Almost non...
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    Barry, what about “solid acacia?” Warm, like...

    Barry, what about “solid acacia?” Warm, like walnut and Mahogany?
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    I’ve finally read thru all of the comments, and...

    I’ve finally read thru all of the comments, and it all makes me chuckle, mostly at myself. For a musician who plays out at least twice a week, for the last 5 years, I’ve finally come to terms with...
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    Keith, I would like to add to your list: Seydel...

    Keith, I would like to add to your list: Seydel Steel Fanfare tremolo harmonicas. Fanfares are solo tuned like chromatics, and with 12 holes, have 3 full octaves. After purchasing a stable of...
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    Barry, I see no reason for you to change your...

    Barry, I see no reason for you to change your ways in any way. Yeah, of course we can all do better, and I can bet for sure you are unfairly judge mental of yourself. You are human in every way. ...
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    Barry, from your review, it’s very obvious that...

    Barry, from your review, it’s very obvious that you were smitten by the 700. You don’t get that way over to many in it’s price range.

    Rob, at SU, and I have been texting back and forth. He also...
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    Just wondering. Could the Kai 700 tenor, quite...

    Just wondering. Could the Kai 700 tenor, quite possibly be the best tenor ukulele out there for under $225.00? This beautiful ukulele is on my wish list, and I mean ocd. Gotta rebuild my war...
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    I too suffer from arthritis, in both hands. At...

    I too suffer from arthritis, in both hands. At 74, I keep wondering how much longer I have to make music. I’m hoping 100, that’s a good number. I found the flute hurt me the most. Eventually sold...
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    I like certain instruments because they fit the...

    I like certain instruments because they fit the song and sound good to me. But most of all it’s all about what sounds good to the listeners. How do they respond and react. I’ve found that they...
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    You said, “You make it your own.” If you play...

    You said, “You make it your own.” If you play and sing solo, that’s the whole truth, nothing but the truth.” I love love my Kala baritone, been playing it now for nigh on 5-6 years. Play it often....
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    Are you planning to sing with your ukulele? ...

    Are you planning to sing with your ukulele? Meaning solo performances? I find I need both. Different ukes for different songs. But I find a regular uke tuned gcea works with most all songs. ...
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    Nice review there Fourth String. Concerning your...

    Nice review there Fourth String. Concerning your wife, my wife said basically the same thing, echoed by my guitar playing son. They have commented about the sound more than once.

    I have to say,...
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    I agree with the poster above. However, while I...

    I agree with the poster above. However, while I do strum with fingers, I use a felt pick 60% of the time. When performing out, I mostly strum with my fingers. Nothing more embarrassing than...
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    Serious as can be. I’m hugely OCD. Got caught...

    Serious as can be. I’m hugely OCD. Got caught up in the moment.
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    Barry, I ordered a strap at the same time I...

    Barry, I ordered a strap at the same time I ordered the uke. $35.00.
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    Ha ha. I’m 73 and I sure fell for it. ...

    Ha ha. I’m 73 and I sure fell for it. Truthfully, I am not convinced I am happy, price being the jigaboo. However, I do like the uke, great tone and I love the fretboard. Except for my dislike of...
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    There are several reviews of the Lava on you...

    There are several reviews of the Lava on you tube. Without a doubt, Barry, your review is totally the most accurate. Very unbiased, certainly honest, and I like that. I don’t even disagree about...
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    Barry, I donít know what is normal, but I am very...

    Barry, I donít know what is normal, but I am very careful with all my ukulele cases, especially with the uke enclosed. Granted, this case will need extra attention, but I believe doable. Long term?...
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    Perhaps I should have wrote “smudge “ marks. ...

    Perhaps I should have wrote “smudge “ marks. Look like scratches, but maybe not. I’ve wiped it down, and no reappearance of the 2 marks. Toothpaste with baking soda and whitening is a great smudge...
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    I agree, Barry. It’s not a particularly loud...

    I agree, Barry. It’s not a particularly loud uke. But not quiet either. For playing for a small crowd, 10-15, smallish area, gathered close around in a horseshoe, plenty of volume. Any larger,...
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    Barry, you are absolutely correct. This was not...

    Barry, you are absolutely correct. This was not what I was expecting, but I’ve come to this same conclusion.
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