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    I fit standard Aquila Nylgut DGBE baritone...

    I fit standard Aquila Nylgut DGBE baritone strings to my 19" scale baritone ukuleles. Works a treat. Try any baritone strings you like.
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    I'm calling this a Photoshop job. It's FAR too...

    I'm calling this a Photoshop job. It's FAR too symmetrical and why would you reverse the saddle compensation for no reason at all.
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    A more technically correct answer is that any...

    A more technically correct answer is that any instrument is best stored and played at the humidity at which it was built.
    As you live in the tropics then instruments built in the tropics are just...
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    At my local Music store the guitar guy's rave...

    At my local Music store the guitar guy's rave about the Maestro guitars and ukuleles. Definitely worth looking at if you can give one a play. I can't say that I have played them myself because at...
  5. If your being fussy, and I know how you feel,...

    If your being fussy, and I know how you feel, then your going to have to be very precise, and personally I would try a new set of strings first.
    If you really want to know what's going on with your...
  6. Is this a new instrument that has always been...

    Is this a new instrument that has always been like this or is it a new problem that has occurred after changing strings?

    If your going as far as using the Stewmac fret position calculator (which I...
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    Acoustic ukuleles and guitars were never intended...

    Acoustic ukuleles and guitars were never intended to have super low actions as you may find on some electric guitars built for "shredding" (playing very fast). If you want to shred then yes you...
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    Old wound strings break down and start buzzing. ...

    Old wound strings break down and start buzzing. Normal.
    Other thing could be possibly at fault but yes, the first thing you should try is changing the strings.
    Give classic guitar strings a go.
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    A very small amount of forwards bow, is a GOOD...

    A very small amount of forwards bow, is a GOOD thing. Just a small amount, so it comes down to how much forwards bow you have, but don't automatically freak out about it.
    Absolutely flat necks are...
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    Tenor ukuleles in general are over tensioned at...

    Tenor ukuleles in general are over tensioned at G,C,E, A but that's just the fashion at the moment. I tune my Tenors either E,A,C#,F# or F,A#,D,G. 3 or 2 semitones lower.
    Historically, only Concert...
  11. If percussive is what you want then any old cheap...

    If percussive is what you want then any old cheap piezo pickup will do the job. Percussive in spades. What you spend your money on with more expensive systems is to NOT have the percussive sound. ...
  12. OK, I have a better understanding of your issue...

    OK, I have a better understanding of your issue now. What you should practice is changing your picking pattern on the fly and I know this isn't easy to do at first. I found myself stuck to a...
  13. I'm not 100% sure exactly which part your having...

    I'm not 100% sure exactly which part your having trouble with yet I'll give you a couple of general tips.

    Firstly, your fretting hand needs to start moving before the beat so that your ready for...
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    The tuning I'm playing has the same relationships...

    The tuning I'm playing has the same relationships string to string as standard tuning, its just that all strings are tuned 3 semitones below standard (G,C,E,A) ukulele tuning. I'm fingerpicking but...
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    Key of C? DOHHHHH! Just play the key of G...

    Key of C?

    DOHHHHH!

    Just play the key of G guitar shapes on a standard G,C,E,A, tuned ukulele. There you have key of C.
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    Gordon plays the song in the key of A but using...

    Gordon plays the song in the key of A but using key of G chords/shapes with a capo on the second fret.

    http://www.lightfoot.ca/ifyoucld.htm

    Key of C your probably going to have to work out...
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    Brucewei's business practices have changed over...

    Brucewei's business practices have changed over time and I can't say for certain exactly what he's doing right now.
    It used to be that bucewei was the middleman/seller for a couple of small builders...
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    OK, if the neck IS angled to be higher from the...

    OK, if the neck IS angled to be higher from the sound board at the tuner end and then dropping down to the soundboard at the 12th fret then that IS an error.
    What you should appreciate is that...
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    BoxCarJoe. What on earth do you mean by "the...

    BoxCarJoe.

    What on earth do you mean by "the neck angle is incorrect".
    I've been trying to point out to you that ukuleles DON'T traditionally have a neck angle. They are traditionally FLAT. ...
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    What did you mean by needing a neck reset? ...

    What did you mean by needing a neck reset?

    Sight down the neck and see if its parallel with the top (flat set neck) or if its at an angle (very slight angle) to the top.
    Guitars are usually built...
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    Flat set necks are just the "ukulele way". You...

    Flat set necks are just the "ukulele way". You could buy a very expensive Hawaiian custom ukulele and it will likely come with a flat set neck.
    A neck reset, isn't a reasonable request.

    As to...
  22. It's just the ukulele way. Details like this...

    It's just the ukulele way. Details like this drive experienced guitar luthiers/techs BONKERS, but its just the ukulele way to not get uptight about such technicalities.

    Call it the Aloha...
  23. Not with a standard set of soprano stings as they...

    Not with a standard set of soprano stings as they won't come close to being long enough. Baritone gCEA string sets are available from Aquila and other companies as well.

    Soprano string sets are...
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    Lots of people are complaining about this already...

    Lots of people are complaining about this already in the Uke Talk forum. I don't know what the answer is but your not alone.
  25. The regular "steel string guitar" way of using...

    The regular "steel string guitar" way of using bridge pin bridges is that the string has a ball end on it which gets trapped/captured under the bridge and then the slot in the PIN, allows the string...
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