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    I donít find problems with intonation when tuning...

    I donít find problems with intonation when tuning down once the strings have settled at the new tuning. Initially, i have to tune the strings more often, but then they seem to settle okay.
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    It is about the sound of each tuning, but the...

    It is about the sound of each tuning, but the tension in Bb does for me have better playability. Easier to fret and easier to manipulate the strings. Though a lighter tension would probably do the...
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    Comparison of Bb vs C tuning

    https://youtu.be/upU3FABl5v4

    I would be interested to know which sound you prefer on this Tenor Ukulele.
  4. Beautiful playing on both of your videos. Thanks...

    Beautiful playing on both of your videos. Thanks for posting.
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    I’ll have a look at the Woodie pickup. That could...

    I’ll have a look at the Woodie pickup. That could be an option. Thanks for that.
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    Thanks for all replies. I think the problem is...

    Thanks for all replies.

    I think the problem is internally at the Jack socket area. Some of the Blackbirds have been uneven on the inside and it can take hours to glue shims and supports to get the...
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    DIY Pick up install Blackbird

    Hi,

    I would be grateful to know if anyone has installed a pickup themselves to a Blackbird Ukulele.

    The shop I contacted said they no longer fit pick ups to the Blackbirds anymore.
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    Also with this new approach for me, i feel that i...

    Also with this new approach for me, i feel that i am feeling the bigger muscles of the arm more. You don’t get the tension of just using the small muscles in your thumb and fingers while fretting,...
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    I agree about going for the sound you like. I...

    I agree about going for the sound you like. I think all of the sizes have a different sound to each other. A lot of big guys with big hands play soprano because they like the tone. You can get...
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    Just to add another point. I don’t go out and...

    Just to add another point. I don’t go out and perform, but I may well do one day. If I wasn’t totally confident with my technique to support the Uke comfortably and if I was performing regularly...
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    I agree totally Jarmo. If you can learn to play...

    I agree totally Jarmo. If you can learn to play with freedom from the start without a strap, then the transition to using a strap should be a lot easier than trying to do it the other way around imo.
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    https://youtu.be/wPQK5XOZVdI This makes a lot...

    https://youtu.be/wPQK5XOZVdI

    This makes a lot of sense to me. A kind of hybrid not totally one way version. He does use the word cradle though which I suppose you would have to do for some stretch...
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    It’s great to watch you play and sing Dave. Your...

    It’s great to watch you play and sing Dave. Your a natural.
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    That was lovely. Very nice arrangement and nice...

    That was lovely. Very nice arrangement and nice consistent tone using the thumb.
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    I can manage to play without a strap, but not...

    I can manage to play without a strap, but not always comfortably as my technique has been more along the lines of classical guitar style and you have to be careful, as it’s hard not to pinch to hard...
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    I appreciate all of your responses here. I can...

    I appreciate all of your responses here. I can play with a strap and I think for standing up, they are great if you are performing. I’m fairly new to straps though and I’m not totally comfortable...
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    Sixty Ukes. Wow, must be some sort of record....

    Sixty Ukes. Wow, must be some sort of record. Good on you.
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    Sorry, I seem to have drawn you into my confusion...

    Sorry, I seem to have drawn you into my confusion and insecurity :D
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    Thanks for your comment Jarmo. I think learning...

    Thanks for your comment Jarmo. I think learning to play anything well without a strap is worth it for me personally. Just need to tinker with the technique a little by having the neck supported ...
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    Thanks for your comment I totally agree that...

    Thanks for your comment

    I totally agree that a strap takes away having to support the neck with the fretting hand. To me, it takes away tension and allows easier more efficient chord transitions,...
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    I mainly have the thumb pad pretty much directly...

    I mainly have the thumb pad pretty much directly behind the fingers I'm using to fret, but I am going to see if I can get down what I am now being taught.

    I don't think it's possible to use just...
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    Thanks for posting the Ohta-San example. It...

    Thanks for posting the Ohta-San example. It clearly states that one is wrong and the other is correct. I always thought it to be the other way around.

    The wrong example is what I have used from...
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    Correct fretting hand techique

    Is it:
    1. classical fingers fairly perpendicular when fretting with thumb directly behind using a sort of pinch grip.

    2. neck resting between index finger and palm at the knuckle taking weight...
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    That was very enjoyable. Brilliantly put together.

    That was very enjoyable. Brilliantly put together.
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    Great performance. Always nice to hear someone...

    Great performance. Always nice to hear someone playing with feeling and expression.
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