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    Thank you. This is quite interesting, several...

    Thank you. This is quite interesting, several sets have tenor and other sizes with same gauges. So are they interchangeable and only difference is in length? It is also notable that there seem to be...
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    Gretsch is best sleeper value!

    Gretsch is best sleeper value!
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    Give them a few days to settle in and tune them a...

    Give them a few days to settle in and tune them a few times per day. Some uke strings are also very soft and easy to play sharp and at least for me it is not possible to play some things without...
  4. Thanks that was fun and unique. I play a lot with...

    Thanks that was fun and unique. I play a lot with fiddlers in acoustic jams so the uke claw hammer is a nice alternative.
  5. Tension on multi string instruments is generally...

    Tension on multi string instruments is generally much higher. For example when you compare "light" gauge guitar string sets then the 12 string set will be much thinner than the 6 string set, and may...
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    I play both guitar and ukulele and sure enjoy...

    I play both guitar and ukulele and sure enjoy their differences and unique contributions they can bring to different styles of music. But I have a hard time understanding the purpose of baritone ukes...
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    These polygut strings look interesting so I just...

    These polygut strings look interesting so I just ordered a set of the 610s as well for one of my concerts.
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    Also keep in mind that ukes often have friction...

    Also keep in mind that ukes often have friction tuners or cheap geared tuners and that synthetic strings contract and expand as they are tuned. So this means that an overly accurate tuner will drive...
  9. I have a six string where a low red A sits in the...

    I have a six string where a low red A sits in the middle of a high new Nylgut A and an E and it sounds great. As for tubby C my concert uke with fluorocarbon string has that issue. I haven't decided...
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    Any undyed natural fabrics such as cotton or silk...

    Any undyed natural fabrics such as cotton or silk should be fine. Synthetic fibres as well as dyes can react with the uke finish and cause undesirable effects. High end ukes with thin nitro cellulose...
  11. Actually for re-entrant fifths tuning you could...

    Actually for re-entrant fifths tuning you could also just use any regular low G set and simply swap the C and G strings and then tune the E two steps down to D.
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    Don't rely on electronic crutches but use your...

    Don't rely on electronic crutches but use your ear for tuning. Open strings of ukulele are the same as four high strings on guitar on the fifth fret so just compare to guitar if it is the same note.
  13. Fifths tuning covers a much larger tonal range...

    Fifths tuning covers a much larger tonal range than uke tuning and therefore needs a very thick string for the low C. The three high strings cover the same range as the usual four uke strings in...
  14. First of all, please don't try to unwind strings,...

    First of all, please don't try to unwind strings, there are plenty of plain strings available. As for the C, is this not just an octave lower than any regular C string? In that case a regular Super...
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    I tuned by ear only for decades but as I play in...

    I tuned by ear only for decades but as I play in noisy environments or with other people I also appreciate the advantage of electronic tuner. I have used a Snark now for maybe 5 or 6 years and it...
  16. Coming from guitar I don't get the concept of...

    Coming from guitar I don't get the concept of baritone uke at all. To me it's just a partial guitar. Though when I play one and my GF hears it she always says I should buy one.
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    Did you make sure that you got strings for the...

    Did you make sure that you got strings for the correct size uke? Also check nut for sharp corners. Maybe take it slow getting to tune, uke strings can take weeks to settle into tension. Also compare...
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    I use the SmartChord app that shows all possible...

    I use the SmartChord app that shows all possible variations for all types of chords. Also has a bunch of other useful tools. Even the free version is pretty loaded up with features
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    If someone is undecided between concert and...

    If someone is undecided between concert and soprano there is the long neck soprano that has the best of both. With the small soprano body you get that nice soprano sound and the concert neck gives...
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    A six string uke is a uke with 2 strings doubled,...

    A six string uke is a uke with 2 strings doubled, and guitalele is a tiny guitar in uke size. Completely different things. There are many threads on both. Plenty of guitaleles to choose from as well.
  21. Mango trees are cultivated a lot throughout Asia...

    Mango trees are cultivated a lot throughout Asia so there is a huge wood supply as well and it makes sense that Asian uke factories use this as a cheap material. It's also cultivated on the Hawaiian...
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    I assume that the Kanile'a low G is intended for...

    I assume that the Kanile'a low G is intended for Tenor though the description and picture don't make that clear. Probably best to call Kanile'a and ask them if it's suitable for concert. It should...
  23. Which store has these on sale? I visited the...

    Which store has these on sale? I visited the KoAloha factory just days before they closed in March and didn't notice any Mango models so am wondering if there is much stock available or if they even...
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    I tried a few in KoAloha showroom and they are...

    I tried a few in KoAloha showroom and they are not comparable to KoAloha or even Opio. Obviously this was not the place to compare to other laminates in the same price category but I don't think they...
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    The low G that come stock on Kanile'a sound...

    The low G that come stock on Kanile'a sound fantastic and I can't imagine any improvement over that. I think they are made by GHS but in a special formula for Kanile'a. HMS may even have them as...
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