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  1. So g4 implies that taropatch is re-entrant or...

    So g4 implies that taropatch is re-entrant or not?

    For an 8 string the low G should be the lowest string and a high c be added as octave. Usually for the g and c strings the high string comes...
  2. Thread: KoAlana

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    Do you mean where will the packaging go? It was...

    Do you mean where will the packaging go? It was also wrapped with many layers of tape and was as hard as a cocoon. So I just sliced it open to pull the guitar case out. I thought it can be reused to...
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    Titanium string D tuning?

    I received my first soprano uke and I find the sound a bit too mellow with the installed titanium strings. I wonder if I would like it better with higher tension tuned up to adf# . Has anyone tuned...
  4. Thanks I agree that it sounds nice am pleasantly...

    Thanks I agree that it sounds nice am pleasantly surprised that it seems to be well intonated, which is not what I would expect at this price.
  5. Thread: KoAlana

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    I guess I was lucky that it arrived unharmed. So...

    I guess I was lucky that it arrived unharmed. So far I have bought four very high end guitars and four ukuleles online and none of them was double boxed. One of the ukes was sent from Japan just in...
  6. I use one for my 6 and 12 string guitars and it...

    I use one for my 6 and 12 string guitars and it works well with a range of different neck shapes and sizes. I am looking forward to hearing the opinions about the uke size model.
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    I disagree. Vocal range should be matched by key...

    I disagree. Vocal range should be matched by key and is independent of instrument. For example, many songs in C are easy for women but strain the voice of men, who are often more comfortable to sing...
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    I watched a bit of this video and the audio has...

    I watched a bit of this video and the audio has substantial enhancement as the uke is cheap and poorly intonated. He only seems to use three strings for power chord approximation and basically...
  9. Thanks I didn't clue into that. I am a big...

    Thanks I didn't clue into that. I am a big KoAloha fan so not sure what improvement may be possible. However, sometimes they sound quite harsh and metallic in videos but you never know if it's...
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    Well one of the things I love about ukes is their...

    Well one of the things I love about ukes is their portability. But baritone uke is way too huge for me to haul around, may as well take the guitar.
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    Not sure what you mean with skill, but the main...

    Not sure what you mean with skill, but the main skill you need is transposing in your head and when you can easily move chord shapes from one key to another without having to look them up then it...
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    No. There are different types of nylon with...

    No. There are different types of nylon with different physical properties. The kind of nylon used for fishing is a different type than is used for strings. There is extensive discussion about this on...
  13. What is the KTM brand?

    What is the KTM brand?
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    It depends on the thickness. Fluorocarbon strings...

    It depends on the thickness. Fluorocarbon strings can be very thin to get desired tension as they are high density. Nylon strings are usually thicker. If they feel soft then it can also mean that...
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    If the song is in the same key then the notes for...

    If the song is in the same key then the notes for melody are the same and this is independent of the instrument. I assume that the melody is provided for singing, if this was supposed to be played on...
  16. What people consider sounding good is totally...

    What people consider sounding good is totally subjective. The chiming that one person enjoys can be grinding harshness to another. It also depends on perspective, for example what the player and an...
  17. Thread: KoAlana

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    Is that not the way it's supposed to be shipped?...

    Is that not the way it's supposed to be shipped?
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  18. Thread: KoAlana

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    The shipping and customs are very very slow. My...

    The shipping and customs are very very slow. My Koalana was shipped from Honolulu on Dec 16 and arrived today January 20.

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    My Snark is now about six years old and on the...

    My Snark is now about six years old and on the third or fourth set of batteries with use several times a week. I find that it sometimes does not pick up the vibrations any more which may be a symptom...
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    Is that to be at the same level as a tenor uke,...

    Is that to be at the same level as a tenor uke, or one octave lower? Maybe be possible to use a guitar g string.
  21. Yes fifths tuning puts the range of linear four...

    Yes fifths tuning puts the range of linear four ukulele tuned strings into three strings, and then adds one that is still five half steps lower. It is not pleasing to the ear.
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    Pretty much any uke at the top of your budget...

    Pretty much any uke at the top of your budget will be at least "decent". There won't be much difference in terms of quality and choice will depend entirely on your personal preference for specific...
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    The relations of various brands are sometimes...

    The relations of various brands are sometimes difficult to unravel. In recent videos posted on Facebook and Instagram staff from KoAloha have promoted the Leolani brand, which makes me wonder if they...
  24. Keep in mind that "concert" refers primarily to...

    Keep in mind that "concert" refers primarily to scale length but the attached body can vary substantially in shape and volume. For example my luthier built concert is designed like a vintage Martin...
  25. If this information is not available at the...

    If this information is not available at the Gretsch Roots website maybe contact them and ask about the specific measurements.
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