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  1. I usually play tenor. Sometimes when learning a...

    I usually play tenor. Sometimes when learning a song with some extreme finger stretches, I pick up a concert to make the stretch a little easier. I do notice the spacing between soprano and tenor...
  2. How confusing is it to switch between different sizes?

    So, Iím blessed with tenors, concerts, and sopranos.

    The one at work is a concert and my best instruments tend to be tenors. Am I making it harder on myself and my muscle memory to switch between...
  3. Thread: NUD X Two

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    On my Clara, the strap button is in the same...

    On my Clara, the strap button is in the same place as raftergirl’s, though it also came from HMS. On my Farallon, the strap button is also located in the same spot and I think that came from...
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    get a microfiber towel and roll it up and stick...

    get a microfiber towel and roll it up and stick it in the bottom. You should be good to go and now you have something to wipe off those extra fingerprints...

    I agree, much better problem to have...
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    Every person’s risk tolerances are different....

    Every person’s risk tolerances are different. Laminates are much more durable when it comes to humidity related issues so people tend to not worry about humidification as much.

    Enjoy your new...
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    I have on occasion allowed other people to play...

    I have on occasion allowed other people to play my instruments. Sometimes, they are extremely advanced and excellent players. Also, sometimes, I hear their fingernails scratching against or...
  7. Without measuring, having played all three and...

    Without measuring, having played all three and owned Kamaka and KoAloha, I feel like the KoAloha and Kamaka spacing feel the same while the Kanile'a tenor neck feels wider.

    I'm always surprised...
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    Ok, youíre wrong. Your playing is brilliant. I...

    Ok, youíre wrong. Your playing is brilliant. I want to learn how to do that snowdrop clawhammer thing.

    Second, I emailed Martin today and received a response. To date, they have only made 51 of...
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    that's really neat. An interesting piece of...

    that's really neat. An interesting piece of history and it looks to be in fantastic taste. Mighty tempting...
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    Cool uke. Do you mean HFD-1? Their naming...

    Cool uke. Do you mean HFD-1? Their naming convention now would suggest HF-1D, but those have rope binding

    How do you know it was made in Japan?
  11. Wow. That’s pretty neat. Thanks for sharing

    Wow. That’s pretty neat. Thanks for sharing
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    If we assume that (1) it could be repaired, and...

    If we assume that (1) it could be repaired, and (2) Kamaka would repair it, I would think the cost of repair and refinishing would be really high, maybe even almost as much as the almost $900...
  13. Sounds like someone with a physics background...

    Sounds like someone with a physics background could be more precise, but my best guess is...

    It seems to me, when you hold the instrument against your body, you are increasing the rigidity of the...
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    Not to hijack the thread but that’s a fun little...

    Not to hijack the thread but that’s a fun little riff...
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    Thanks Everyone! I’m not much of a soprano guy,...

    Thanks Everyone! I’m not much of a soprano guy, but the instrument is easy to grab and the satin finish and rounded edges all around make it comfortable to pick up and play. And it is loud. Funny,...
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    NUD: I won a TyDe Learner Soprano!

    I went to the L.A. Intl. Ukulele festival and entered the raffle. I really was hoping for the KoAloha Soprano or one of the Kanile'a tenors, but to my surprise, I found out the day after, that I won...
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    do you folks leave the uke in the trunk or the...

    do you folks leave the uke in the trunk or the passenger area of the car? Is this primarily when you find yourself waiting in a parking lot and need to pass the time for a few minutes, or is it you...
  18. Had a great time! loved the workshops. Herb and...

    Had a great time! loved the workshops. Herb and Bryan are really funny. I didn't expect that. the vendor area was cool - picked up a few things such as a t-shirt and some stickers. Got to play a...
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    I would want to restore it. I think it would be...

    I would want to restore it. I think it would be difficult to repair that huge crack in the soundboard. I thin it would be tough to not re-finish it, but to re-finish it might mean sanding it down...
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    Wow. When I posted it, it was bidding at about...

    Wow. When I posted it, it was bidding at about $50-70. Now it’s like $500+!

    When you factor in the time and money spent to restore it, I think it’s probably a bit too much effort and trouble...
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    do you notice a huge difference with the tension...

    do you notice a huge difference with the tension between tenor and concert size?
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    Is this Kamaka beyond hope?

    I saw this on eBay and the price seems right, but man that crack in the soundboard is gnarly.

    Also, the rope and abalone (?) rosette and bindings are in pretty bad shape.

    The pineapple decal is...
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    I had a moment of clarity this morning. So, I am...

    I had a moment of clarity this morning. So, I am fortunate enough to own a Blackbird Farallon with sunburst gloss and a Blackbird Clara with the natural finish. I too sometimes find the Blackbird...
  24. it's like a tribute to those old-school Kamaka...

    it's like a tribute to those old-school Kamaka pineapples!
  25. Sorry about your 7 year old. How exactly did it...

    Sorry about your 7 year old. How exactly did it get lost? Was it in checked luggage? Was it in a case? I hope it gets back to you safely.
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