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    Yeah, I find it a bit irritating that the case is...

    Yeah, I find it a bit irritating that the case is such a tight fit that I can't even leave one of my standard D'Addario micro tuners on the headstock.
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    I mentioned that I did this in the Enya Nova...

    I mentioned that I did this in the Enya Nova Tenor news thread. Put Living Waters low G strings on it first thing. Didn't have to widen the nut slot at all, but I did have to enlarge the slot at...
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    Very interesting. I imagine you might have to...

    Very interesting. I imagine you might have to widen the nut slots on many ukes to get that set to fit, but that does look fun.
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    So when you tune a Tenor to DGBE, what strings do...

    So when you tune a Tenor to DGBE, what strings do you use? Baritone strings?
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    If you ever do find yourself needing help with a...

    If you ever do find yourself needing help with a slotted bridge that won't hold a knot, you can find metal beads as small as 2.5 and 3 mm in diameter on eBay. I got a packet of each, and the 2.5 mm...
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    Well the Living Waters low G strings have settled...

    Well the Living Waters low G strings have settled in nicely, and the tone is pretty good. Doesn't sound as full as my Klos, or my Farallon, but darn good for a ~$110 uke. My biggest disappointment...
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    Not sure if this will be the case for everyone,...

    Not sure if this will be the case for everyone, but on my Enya Nova there was a 0.027" shim under the saddle. So if you'd like slightly lower action you might try loosening all the strings, pulling...
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    I hope to find time to lower the saddle, polish...

    I hope to find time to lower the saddle, polish the frets, and install some Living Waters low G strings in the next few days. But in the meantime I thought I would suggest any new owner check the...
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    Just unboxed mine (sorry - no video) and am quite...

    Just unboxed mine (sorry - no video) and am quite pleased, amazed even. The fretwork and overall feel of the uke are very impressive. It just feels like a quality item in your hands, and the...
  10. That is nice looking, and would certainly make a...

    That is nice looking, and would certainly make a good starter Uke for a student.
  11. Well it sounded as if the tone on that little uke...

    Well it sounded as if the tone on that little uke was sorely lacking - but with that poor intonation we'll never know. Truly horrid sounding on the video.
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    Seems pretty simple to just deepen the bridge...

    Seems pretty simple to just deepen the bridge string slots by filing them down so that between half the string diameter and the whole string is held by the slot. The slots on my Banjolele bridge are...
  13. +1 I've not seen exact numbers for ukes, but...

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    I've not seen exact numbers for ukes, but for guitars, Dan Erlewine suggests that a Martin acoustic guitar would have a first fret action of 0.024" low E, and 0.016" high E.
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    The metal frets were a "deal maker" for me, and I...

    The metal frets were a "deal maker" for me, and I too have one on pre-order. That is an amazing price considering the metal frets, and it would sure seem to alter the playing field compared with...
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    The metal frets are the deal "maker" for me with...

    The metal frets are the deal "maker" for me with this instrument. Can't wait to see one.

    And if you go to the Enya site and look at the Concert of Soprano Novas with plastic frets, they now say...
  16. This supports the concept I have read many times...

    This supports the concept I have read many times that once you find an instrument you like, get the measurements! That way you'll be able to tell a technician just how to set up an instrument to...
  17. Well I personally think the use of carbon fibers...

    Well I personally think the use of carbon fibers in place of glass in these ukes is mostly hype. But if you really are backpacking, you might think about the effect of having a dark uke rather than...
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    I would agree that it probably should not be a...

    I would agree that it probably should not be a deciding factor on a uke purchase. It does make barre chords a bit easier, which of course is why electric guitars have them. But if you don't have an...
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    That is really a neat looking uke, and I love how...

    That is really a neat looking uke, and I love how compact it is. I think I would fall for that too.
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    Welcome back. And condolences on the job loss. ...

    Welcome back. And condolences on the job loss. I was "made redundant" from my first career in 2004, and took 2 1/2 years to find another job - so I know your pain.

    What part of Yorkshire? I...
  21. Thread: Low bridge

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    Something just looks WRONG with that build. ...

    Something just looks WRONG with that build. Traditionally a 12 fret uke had the saddle at the widest point of the lower bout, supposedly at the sweet spot. And of necessity a 14 fret design had the...
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    Another DYI option would be to scallop the...

    Another DYI option would be to scallop the fretboard, which would have much the same effect as using taller frets. Pretty drastic though, and not something that you could ever undo.
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    Taller frets can make fretting easier, but it...

    Taller frets can make fretting easier, but it also makes it easy to pull the strings sharp. Refrets aren't inexpensive, but it's a reasonable modification for an instrument you like. Just be aware...
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    Well I don't own one (yet....) but I've always...

    Well I don't own one (yet....) but I've always fancied the Uke shirt that says "I Play Ukulele - Don't Ask Me To Sing".
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    Well I haven't contacted Joel yet, but I thought...

    Well I haven't contacted Joel yet, but I thought I would ask him for a set of 0.019, 0.025, 0.028, and 0.036, with the 28 being from the hard set.

    From what we've seen posted here, the Worth...
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