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    I agree, especially with mahogany. To my ear,...

    I agree, especially with mahogany. To my ear, cedar has more warmth than spruce but it’s a dry warmth, even a bit scratchy. Mahogany, otoh, seems to have a nice comfortable warmth to my ear, like a...
  2. The perceived value or beauty of any ukulele is a...

    The perceived value or beauty of any ukulele is a personal thing.

    If the buyer sees fault with an instrument, it’s up to them whether they will cease to recommend instruments by that maker to...
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    Your photo has been rotated for the benefit of...

    Your photo has been rotated for the benefit of our antipodean forumites.
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    To Americans, toques are the white mushroom-like...

    To Americans, toques are the white mushroom-like hats that chefs wear. To us, calling a watch cap a toque would be one toque over the line. ;)
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    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from...

    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from getting stuffed into the front hatches of kayaks too often and left there “overnight” for a few days. Great hats for paddle sports, them Tilleys are, even...
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    Yeah, it’s tough finding hats that fit when...

    Yeah, it’s tough finding hats that fit when you’ve got a big head. Not only FIT, but also look right. The baseball style hats that are one-size-fits-all might fit with the band extended to its last...
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    Iíve always felt that the concert size was right...

    Iíve always felt that the concert size was right at the sweet spot when it came to ukuleles. I do love my sopranos, and sometimes it seems nothing will suit my mood better than a tenor. But the...
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    Plenty of full scale 5 string open back banjos...

    Plenty of full scale 5 string open back banjos are very well suited to being strung with nylon strings. They often sound really good, too. Remember, the 5 string banjo predates steel strings by a...
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    I donít really see a cannibal there... but itís...

    I donít really see a cannibal there... but itís an Alulu ukulele. If it had been a Donner ukulele, then yeah, I instantly think ďcannibalĒ ;)
  10. I actually like the Aquila reds precisely for...

    I actually like the Aquila reds precisely for that dry, papery tone. The only thing I like about low G tuning is that I can play songs in a country acoustic fingerpicking blues vibe, and that...
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    Howsabout $45?

    Howsabout $45?
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    ...and not a wall mounted holder? From a design...

    ...and not a wall mounted holder? From a design perspective, I’m thinking any such a holder would have to either have a big footprint or it must be very bottom heavy, or anchored or bolted to the...
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    Damp-it/Grover Ukulele Humidifiers

    I bought these last year and ended up using a different system to humidify my uke horde.

    One of these has been used, briefly, but the remaining 6 are new in their packages.

    $55 paypal, shipped...
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    Mahogany all around. I like it even better than...

    Mahogany all around. I like it even better than koa.
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    I notice that your uke, like the Pono tenor I...

    I notice that your uke, like the Pono tenor I owned, has tall, fat frets. Though they’re great on some ukes, I think that when those taller fret ends are dressed, in some cases, the set up person...
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    I donít get up the neck too often past the 7 th...

    I donít get up the neck too often past the 7 th fret, but I never heard anything ďoffĒ in my few forays up there. Iím pretty sure, however, that a digital tuner would probably show variations that my...
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    There are several joking responses to this that...

    There are several joking responses to this that spring to my mind.... but I’ll resist the temptation. :rolleyes:
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    It could also be a problem with the particular...

    It could also be a problem with the particular uke you’re playing. Pono tenors, for example, have a truss rod in the neck that, IMO, throws their balance way off and makes them uncomfortably...
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    Now if only you would heed your own advice...

    Now if only you would heed your own advice...
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    I think the use of such terms as “stupidly” in...

    I think the use of such terms as “stupidly” in the description of another person’s technique falls well outside the latitude a reasonable person should be willing to give without responding with a...
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    ZOMG! I’ve unwittingly imperiled myself by muting...

    ZOMG! I’ve unwittingly imperiled myself by muting with my fretting fingers?!
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    Ooh that works nicely! Brilliant tip. Thanks! I...

    Ooh that works nicely! Brilliant tip. Thanks!
    I generally play 4442 but the fudged E7 will work nicely in some songs. I also agree that it’s better muting with the ring finger.
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    And it’s sold. Thanks UU!

    And it’s sold. Thanks UU!
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    Out of curiousity, is it a Pono?

    Out of curiousity, is it a Pono?
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    ... sold pending payment

    ... sold pending payment
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