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  1. I have messed around with steel strings on one...

    I have messed around with steel strings on one ukulele. You should google a string tension calculator to see where you will end up. I used the lightest phosphor bronze strings, I forget which ones,...
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    I think there are two issues here. 1. Knowing...

    I think there are two issues here.

    1. Knowing how much is needed each year... $25,000, $50,000, $??,???, to upgrade UU and maintain the original intent as a forum.

    2. Knowing if there will be...
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    I play fingerstyle melodies. I have no tab. It...

    I play fingerstyle melodies. I have no tab. It is all in my head. One of these days I’ll put pen to paper, so to speak, since it is getting tougher to remember all of it.

    John
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    Just keep it as it is. If it is going to be...

    Just keep it as it is. If it is going to be separated, then everyone better find the right sub-forum for his or her post.

    That includes technical questions in the Tech sub-forum, Gigs in the Gigs...
  5. Thread: Priorities!

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    Toilet paper will be back pretty quickly, I don’t...

    Toilet paper will be back pretty quickly, I don’t worry about that.

    COVID-19 will get serious in places and not in others places. The only silver lining that might come of it, will be the...
  6. Thread: #$@&* Bb,

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    There might be another way to play Bb, Eb and E. ...

    There might be another way to play Bb, Eb and E. Mute the 4th string with your thumb on those few chords. If you can wrap your thumb to slightly touch the 4th string and cause it the thud, you’ll...
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    I learn from YouTube videos. Sometimes I can...

    I learn from YouTube videos. Sometimes I can figure things out with their them, sometimes I can’t.

    Years ago I was part of a worship team band that played for the youth at our church. The...
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    If someone just wants to learn to play a ukulele,...

    If someone just wants to learn to play a ukulele, I don’t think a teacher is necessarily. Let’s face it. There are 4 strings and most chord shapes are relatively easy. Picking up a ukulele and...
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    I rarely use a capo. I’ve tried the Kyser...

    I rarely use a capo. I’ve tried the Kyser trigger and didn’t care for it. I do like the looks of the G7th and may give that a try. Right now I have a Planet Waves, (excellent capo) and a Shubb...
  10. I'm not sure what you are asking. I may be...

    I'm not sure what you are asking. I may be wrong, but I thought a stacked triad from a root is just 1-3-5.

    With a low G, if you want CEG triad with individual fingered notes it would be x-0-0-3,...
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    I’m not sure the ukulele is as popular as it was...

    I’m not sure the ukulele is as popular as it was 10-12 years ago in the US. I have no numbers, but there was a time when local music stores stocked a lot more ukuleles. When we went on vacation, I...
  12. I only had one uke for 3 years, I probably have...

    I only had one uke for 3 years, I probably have 10-12 now. There are a number that I almost bought and a few I wish I had, but I try to limit any purchases to avoid something that is nearly the same...
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    You will need to quantify the amount of dish......

    You will need to quantify the amount of dish... 1mm, 2mm, etc. A little is not bad. An important aspect of this is that the bridge is still straight. In my opinion if the action has not gotten...
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    HaHa! I’ll say it is. When I would pick up one...

    HaHa! I’ll say it is. When I would pick up one of mine, which I rarely do anymore, I’d tell people it’s like holding a baby grand.

    John
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    A guitar F chord is not a basic shape. It is...

    A guitar F chord is not a basic shape. It is merely a barred E shape on the first fret, not unlike a ukulele Bb chord. The basic guitar chord shapes are C, A, G, E, D. While the actual chords are...
  16. Thread: Old Kanilea

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    I bought a 2007 K-1 Tenor (in 2007) from MGM. I...

    I bought a 2007 K-1 Tenor (in 2007) from MGM. I believe the cost with a hard shell case was about the same new as the eBay ukulele. The early pre-TRU braced ukuleles were hit or miss. They tended...
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    I've been doing fluorocarbon fishing line...

    I've been doing fluorocarbon fishing line (technically "leader") on my ukuleles for almost 10 years. Throughout the number of threads on the subject, it is has been pretty much established that...
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    If it is a drastic temperature change, I would...

    If it is a drastic temperature change, I would probably give it a few hours in a hard shell case.

    Here is the real world response. No musician would ever be able to perform if he or she had to...
  19. The announcement is from March 2019. The eBay...

    The announcement is from March 2019. The eBay link is interesting. Seems that there were 6 for sale and they have sold 2 of them. The price is also a temporary Black Friday Sale. But they are...
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    Duplicate John

    Duplicate

    John
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    That is one great sounding and nice looking...

    That is one great sounding and nice looking ukulele. I think the satin finish improves the tone. In that price range, it would be tough to beat.

    Which does bring me to what I have found over the...
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    Having an early KLOS, I would hope that the “new”...

    Having an early KLOS, I would hope that the “new” neck would be more than just a composite improvement over the original wood neck. For me, the original neck is not what I would consider fast or...
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    I’m not sure I understand. The E5 note is 1st...

    I’m not sure I understand. The E5 note is 1st string 7th fret. If you want to play it off a G chord you just play a G as 0-2-3-5 and stretch to the 7th. I usually barre through 3-2-1 strings on...
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    There is an aspect here that might have some...

    There is an aspect here that might have some merit. At what point does the string tension impact the tone of the instrument? At what point is the body volume too small for the scale?

    Typically a...
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    Actually it was a really good suggestion. With...

    Actually it was a really good suggestion. With mahogany back/sides and the Kanilea sound it might have been a winner. Also it is less expensive than their K-1 models.

    John
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