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    I'm going to vote no, they aren't worth it. A...

    I'm going to vote no, they aren't worth it. A baritone is just an inch or so taller than my tenors. My tenor guitar, tuned DGBE, is essentially a much better-built baritone with steel strings. ...
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    I think the problem is you soprano players where...

    I think the problem is you soprano players where your headstock is longer than your fretboard.

    From a tenor's point of view, my uke is hanging from its strap, one hand has a cigar and the other...
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    I received some replacement crystals for my...

    I received some replacement crystals for my humidifer. I need to dry out the humidifer and get the crystals out of there so that I can replace them. I am talking about my Kamaka's humidifier.
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    Since you have eight strings you could just tune...

    Since you have eight strings you could just tune it in fifths like a mandolin.
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    I cannot abide wound strings and I like dark...

    I cannot abide wound strings and I like dark strings so my choices are Worth brown of Fremont Blacklines.
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    Sticky: That's a five-chord/power chord. It is lacking...

    That's a five-chord/power chord. It is lacking the third interval. The third interval is the one which determines if a chord is major or minor. So you have a gender-neutral chord and if it sounds...
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    I always use this tuning and I just use regular...

    I always use this tuning and I just use regular strings. I typically use Worth or Fremont strings. Originally I settled on this tuning because I wanted a certain feel to my A string. So I...
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    This has been a very educational thread. I had...

    This has been a very educational thread. I had to google all the bridge variations because I didn't know which bridges I had. All my ukuleles (custom, Kamaka, and all my lesser former ukes) had...
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    I'm still working on getting acquainted with the...

    I'm still working on getting acquainted with the G and the GAB sequence. I'm still trying to latch on to its liabilities and advantages. I'm also getting able to recognize it visually. I kind of...
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    For that 6 shape, and its corresponding m7 shape,...

    For that 6 shape, and its corresponding m7 shape, I just play it without the G string. In your case that would be (X433). It is so much easier than trying to get that mini-barre on the E and A...
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    I became marginally proficient in claw-hammer but...

    I became marginally proficient in claw-hammer but gave it up because it was a one-trick pony and for my goals I need more versatile tools. However here's what I did

    1. for rhythm I used the...
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    That seems like an advanced variation. It takes...

    That seems like an advanced variation. It takes a while to get the hang of the claw and learning how wide to make the claw to hit whichever string that needs to be hit. Since hammering the claw...
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    There seems to be a bit of a common feeling...

    There seems to be a bit of a common feeling running around the ukulele world. I haven't been very productive lately and the threads around here have been a bit frivolous. There was one about the...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrCvmcY9oA ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrCvmcY9oA

    that's the video I used for this situation. There are no knots involved and it seemed easier than regular headstocks to me.
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    I haven't been doing much of note lately. Just...

    I haven't been doing much of note lately. Just plodding along. Perhaps the one innovation to my playing has been using arpeggios to link my shapes.

    Let me map out one instance.

    I was just...
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    Yeah, I assume the OP is referring to a...

    Yeah, I assume the OP is referring to a glissando. I do it all the time. Why? Because it is cool. Sometimes there is a reason like moving an octave (for example moving from the E on the 7th fret...
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    What about transposing? You're dealing with a...

    What about transposing? You're dealing with a I-IV-V progression in Bb. I personally would move everything a tritone away and do it in E, but you could change it to anything else. I remember from...
  18. Thread: UAS Intrigue!

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    Since you have this golden opportunity, you could...

    Since you have this golden opportunity, you could get something other than Chinese assembly-line ukes. I know, for example, that Rob Collins sells sopranos for about $700. If you don't get fancy...
  19. Thread: Ulu Wood

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    yeah, I checked and it is now gone. What Moore...

    yeah, I checked and it is now gone. What Moore Bettah Ukes was saying above was very reminiscent to what I remember reading on the koolau site. I seem to recall that the Koolau site also mentioned...
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    I've had to do a lot of stuff relating to my work...

    I've had to do a lot of stuff relating to my work and couldn't put in the time necessary to make any musical progress.

    I'm still fiddling around with pentatonic and minor harmonic shapes that...
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    I don't know if it is still up, but a few years...

    I don't know if it is still up, but a few years ago I was contemplating a Koolau custom and I went to their website and they had a page devoted to tonewoods, among which was ulu.
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    When I bought my first ukulele, I also bought the Hal Leonard scale finder and chord finder. With those two books, you have your chords and your individual notes. With that, you can play anything;
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    I watched a really insightful video on the circle...

    I watched a really insightful video on the circle of fifths. Most of the time, people are trying to dumb down or make less intimidating the circle of fifths. But I saw one that actually, as the...
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    From what I have heard, nylon strings couldn't...

    From what I have heard, nylon strings couldn't generate enough vibration to make a decent sound.

    Don't fear the steel strings. I have never used a plectrum in my life and I strum with impunity...
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    I'm trying to do my part. I didn't mean to cast...

    I'm trying to do my part. I didn't mean to cast any aspersions. I just meant that, as a consumer, when I approach google with a question such as "what is a chromatic mediant" or "rules for chord...
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