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    I can definitely concur Jarmo's take on the...

    I can definitely concur Jarmo's take on the subject as I live in Finland myself. During the winter (and also in autumn already), humidity can get really low inside. It all depends on where the...
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    Soprano: Kiwaya KTS-7 Only after I played the...

    Soprano: Kiwaya KTS-7
    Only after I played the Kiwaya next to my previous soprano purchase (and current travel uke), a Martin S-1, did I notice how incredibly full and balanced the sound is compared...
  3. Thread: House Ukuleles

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    My rule of thumb is to have one uke and one banjo...

    My rule of thumb is to have one uke and one banjo uke for playing exclusively in my home and another cheaper one of each for travel primarily. This way I can limit the ukes I have in my house at any...
  4. Well, the shop is Finnish and situated in...

    Well, the shop is Finnish and situated in Helsinki, where I live. The shop is called Kitarapaja which I suppose translates to Guitar Shop. Despite the archaic looking website, the shop itself is...
  5. Well, colour me green with jealousy. When I was...

    Well, colour me green with jealousy. When I was looking for my first proper soprano uke, I found a shop that still had Martin Style 1 Centennials (they still do actually) but there was no way to find...
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    Me too but I would put the emphasis on try. I've...

    Me too but I would put the emphasis on try. I've seen several Timms ukes which have had the polish worn off where you'd normally just scratch the uke with your finger. The polish, for some reason,...
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    So I finally received my Firefly soprano and I...

    So I finally received my Firefly soprano and I really need to thank everyone who's commented so far because playing it is a blast. The sound is much more what I want from a banjo uke than the Gold...
  8. Seems like an excellent choice. I've heard good...

    Seems like an excellent choice. I've heard good things about Pono as well. There was a thread about a Pono solid cedar top tenor in the review section where people did say that some Ponos might sound...
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    Funnily enough, when I first received the KTS-7 I...

    Funnily enough, when I first received the KTS-7 I was massively underwhelmed. The matte finish on it made it feel really cheap, almost plasticy, which made me wonder if I was sent some sort of KTS-7...
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    I'm glad to hear this. I'm not a fan of the...

    I'm glad to hear this. I'm not a fan of the Konter simply because of the looks as I don't like the etched signatures on it, but I would gladly pay the same price for a similar quality uke with plain...
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    Thanks for the comments, I've no doubt I'll like...

    Thanks for the comments, I've no doubt I'll like it. Should be on it's way already. :)
    My only concern really is the fact that, if I'm not mistaken, you can't tighten the banjo head on the Firefly...
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    I was actually looking (and drooling) at these...

    I was actually looking (and drooling) at these banjo ukes a couple of months ago. Unfortunately for me, buying pretty much anything from overseas means having to deal with customs which rarely is...
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    Massive thanks to all of you for the advice! I...

    Massive thanks to all of you for the advice! I actually managed to get a more clear and trebly sound from the Gold Tone Little Gem by stuffing a cloth between the rod and the head and also by...
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    I have to say I totally agree with this. I'm not...

    I have to say I totally agree with this. I'm not against etchings or other decoration completely, but if I'm going to touch a uke with that kind of stuff on it it has to be very subtle.
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    Confused about the sound of banjo ukes

    I've been wanting to find a ukulele banjo that sounds similar to those old-timey banjo ukes. You know the like, very tinny, almost a metallic sound. The problem is all the banjo ukes I've tried have...
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    I managed to finally tackle my UAS by getting a...

    I managed to finally tackle my UAS by getting a Kiwaya KTS-7, so for me there aren't that many ukes to aspire for anymore (thankfully). But obviously one has to have at least some goals in life so:
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    For me, having geared tuners on a soprano or...

    For me, having geared tuners on a soprano or smaller uke is a real turn off. This is the reason I will probably never buy a Kanile'a, sadly.
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    Of the strings I've tried, I think the basic...

    Of the strings I've tried, I think the basic Martin M600 fluorocarbons have the highest tension. Aquilas and other nylgut style strings certainly can be a little slack. The Worth strings mentioned...
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    If you prefer a warmer sound rather than the...

    If you prefer a warmer sound rather than the typical soprano jangle then I would suggest steering clear of clear fluorocarbons (pun intended). The Fremont Black Lines definitely sounded warmer. Maybe...
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    I ordered my Kiwaya from Southern Ukulele Store,...

    I ordered my Kiwaya from Southern Ukulele Store, who said in the item description that Kiwaya have switched from the Fremont Black Line strings to clear fluorocarbon strings, but mine definitely...
  21. Whichever you choose (or if you choose something...

    Whichever you choose (or if you choose something completely different), please let us know. I, for one, am really curious about these retail brand instruments, especially since I have my doubts.
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    A bit late to the party but I wanted to chime in....

    A bit late to the party but I wanted to chime in. I just got my Kiwaya KTS-7 yesterday. It came with the stock Fremont Black Line strings which I thought sounded way too warm and mellow for a...
  23. I haven't tried a Thomann branded uke but I have...

    I haven't tried a Thomann branded uke but I have owned a banjo uke from Harley Benton which is another proprietary brand by Thomann. While I liked the looks of the banjo uke, I quickly found that the...
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    I can attest that it sounds really nice as well,...

    I can attest that it sounds really nice as well, like a proper banjo uke. In my opinion, the quality and finish is really good for the $150 or so price point. If you're going for your first entry...
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    I was thinking the exact same basically. The...

    I was thinking the exact same basically. The value for money does indeed inflate the score, but then again I can easily see why it is great value for money. If I were scoring ukes myself I would...
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