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  1. I've seen older Kanile’a with unstained rosewood...

    I've seen older Kanile’a with unstained rosewood fingerboards, resulting in a lighter brown hue. The new Oha series have brown fingerboards as well.
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    Most early guitars—Renaissance and Baroque—were...

    Most early guitars—Renaissance and Baroque—were strung reentrant. And strumming was rasgueado using multiple fingers in both down and up strokes.
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    I can't answer your question directly but, heck,...

    I can't answer your question directly but, heck, you can multi-track on an iPad with GargageBand, so audio recording isn't that demanding of a modern computer just as long you're not mixing more than...
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    I installed the Waverly snakewood button on my...

    I installed the Waverly snakewood button on my doghair and it's really nice, albeit I wish the screw was inset a bit deeper.
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  5. I have a set on my Douglas Ching classical guitar...

    I have a set on my Douglas Ching classical guitar with custom cat ears and engravings. Amazing workmanship but, yeah, you can buy a nice instrument for the price of these heads.

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  6. I'm working remotely at home and able to practice...

    I'm working remotely at home and able to practice 2 or 3 times daily. After 10 months, my repertoire and playing skill have grown considerably in the solo classical guitar realm. Ukulele, not so...
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    If I already had an instrument or two with a...

    If I already had an instrument or two with a pickup, I'd pass. It's extra clutter and might rattle when played acoustically. Of course if you mainly play amped up or are a pedalboard junkie, you'll...
  8. That normally means "make offer."

    That normally means "make offer."
  9. Poll: I already have more than I can play so, unless...

    I already have more than I can play so, unless one jumps out and bites me on the arse, zero new ukuleles and guitars shall be purchased in 2021. Well, I wouldn't mind a Baroque guitar since I sold my...
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    I have the Baritone 6 and have tried all sorts of...

    I have the Baritone 6 and have tried all sorts of strings and tunings on it. The best stock strings I've used are the Pepe Romero UG1:

    1 = .021" | 2 = .026" | 3 = .0315" | 4 = .0275" | 5 = .034" |...
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    Pretty sure "what you see is what you get" here...

    Pretty sure "what you see is what you get" here at UU. One thing I like about UU we are not beholden to social media behavior and get to write actual comments like your parents did on AOL in the...
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    We have Generic Smilies. You can use them when...

    We have Generic Smilies. You can use them when you click reply.

    :shaka::agree:
  13. Makes sense due to the increased overhead due to...

    Makes sense due to the increased overhead due to the COVID thing. With over 30% of the Hawaii's working population unemployed, small businesses are stuck with rapidly increasing employment...
  14. I had a tenor with spruce top and mahogany back...

    I had a tenor with spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Top notch workmanship and almost too beautiful. I had a of love-hate relationship with it and ended up trading it in for a Kala Elite Koa 1...
  15. Thread: College?!

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    UH Manoa on Oahu is the UH system's flagship...

    UH Manoa on Oahu is the UH system's flagship university. Beautiful area in Manoa Valley and only a mile from Waikiki beach and Ala Moana. Normally lots of international students and a huge graduate...
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    I don't have that instrument, but most of my...

    I don't have that instrument, but most of my guitars and ukuleles with pickup and preamp have a micro switch in the output jack. When you jack in, the switch powers up the preamp. Sometimes the...
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    Soundsoap works well (as plug-in or stand alone)...

    Soundsoap works well (as plug-in or stand alone) and can be adjusted to nix all sorts of noise from AC to pops and hiss. It's great for stage recordings where AC hum and PA hiss seem to be normal. My...
  18. I live near the beach in East Honolulu, so pretty...

    I live near the beach in East Honolulu, so pretty dad burn tropical. No problems with any of my instruments after decades of use. I do keep them in the case when not in use but don't use AC or...
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    I think the instrument's tone, sustain and...

    I think the instrument's tone, sustain and dynamic range are mainly controlled by details of the design and materials, not by a single factor like soundboard thickness. With that said, the loudest...
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    hot dang

    I couldn't get my dad burn Vimeo videos to work but YouTube is fine:


    https://youtu.be/ZvnlU9T1nhA
  21. Not depressed or anxious but it is rather boring...

    Not depressed or anxious but it is rather boring not being able to run around town, travel or see friends as I did in pre-pandemic times. On the other hand, the Covid disruption has been a blessing...
  22. Thread: Kala Elite

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    I own three Elites—two doggie 'n one Koa—and the...

    I own three Elites—two doggie 'n one Koa—and the neck profile is consistent. Thicker than the average Pono and more of a D shape contour. I find them comfy but I prefer a beefy board of a neck (used...
  23. All of mine sound best held off the body,...

    All of mine sound best held off the body, allowing the back to vibrate freely. More volume and better tone. It's less obvious with my Kale Elite, Kremona and Kanile'a designs but really obvious with...
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    Yeah, I love that even the "budget" Rubners are...

    Yeah, I love that even the "budget" Rubners are well made (and in Germany at that). And if you prefer plain old brushed brass you can still customize with rollers with bearings and wood knobs. They...
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    There's a USA Rubner dealer and he usually has...

    There's a USA Rubner dealer and he usually has plenty of stock. I've bought a couple sets of heads from Kent—including a custom spacing set—and everything was above ground. Great quality and you can...
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