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    Your statement about going through 16 ukes before...

    Your statement about going through 16 ukes before settling on the $379.00 Kala proves how much variability there is between mass produced instruments. You could play 4 identical specimens of your...
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    I am the opposite. Noodled on guitar for a few...

    I am the opposite. Noodled on guitar for a few years about 15 years ago then stopped. About 6 years ago I picked up the ukulele and started attending uke jams, got seriously addicted. I picked up the...
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    It helps more with wound strings as “gunk” gets...

    It helps more with wound strings as “gunk” gets trapped in the windings and the sound can become dull. With plan nylon or florocarbon it is not necessary, a dry microfibre cloth easily removes any...
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    Congratulations that is fantastic. I have been...

    Congratulations that is fantastic. I have been impressed with every communication and transaction I have had with Enya. They seem very customer satisfaction oriented.

    There is a saying around...
  5. Thinner strings give lower tension, thicker...

    Thinner strings give lower tension, thicker strings give higher tension. This is an absolute fact, check any of the string tension calculator websites, ie : D’Addario.

    I have used concert gauge...
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    This is the best place for that information...

    This is the best place for that information period. This site is the largest of its kind in the world. You have members here that buy ukuleles, play ukuleles, love ukuleles and talk endlessly about...
  7. What is the make of the uke and is it soprano,...

    What is the make of the uke and is it soprano, concert or tenor
  8. I have owned the Yamaha THR5A for a couple of...

    I have owned the Yamaha THR5A for a couple of years now. I also own a Fishman Loudbox mini which is considered a top pick and gold standard for small portable acoustic amps. It have 60 watts so only...
  9. The MiSi pick up is very reliable, not sure where...

    The MiSi pick up is very reliable, not sure where you heard it wasn’t. They did introduce one with an internal mic that had feedback issues, but the standard piezo works great. I had a Pono baritone,...
  10. Congratulations you did good, really good....

    Congratulations you did good, really good. Cordoba are an excellent manufacturer of stringed instrument, I own two of their classical guitars. You obviously did your homework because getting a solid...
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    Don’t be afraid to experiment with strings,...

    Don’t be afraid to experiment with strings, seriously. I have a custom LFDM tenor I have owned for almost 5 years, Worth and South Coast both sounded dull on the E string, Oasis, Koolau and Living...
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    If I want to really warm up the sound of a tenor...

    If I want to really warm up the sound of a tenor I will use nylon strings. If you aren
  13. I will being thinning the herd as they say in the...

    I will being thinning the herd as they say in the very near future. Not sure if you are interested in a super concert but I will be selling my Kimo super concert. Sinker redwood and curly walnut,...
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    I for one want to thank you for bringing this...

    I for one want to thank you for bringing this product to our attention. I have the same Hercules stand made for guitars and it is brilliant, my favourite guitar stand. If I needed another ukulele...
  15. That would be suitable for a wound D string on a...

    That would be suitable for a wound D string on a baritone. Possible a low G on tenor but most are .030” diameter so the .036” would be high tension on a tenor G string location
  16. String tension is dictated by either diameter,...

    String tension is dictated by either diameter, larger is higher tension or the actual compound. If you put a tenor gauge string, like Oasis on a shorter scale concert the tension is less, on a...
  17. You are welcome. If you like the result of a...

    You are welcome. If you like the result of a wound string but find the squeaking sound from finger slide annoying try a Thomastik Infield CF27. This is a smooth wound squeakless string, they are on...
  18. Yes a wound 3rd string will alway cure that...

    Yes a wound 3rd string will alway cure that condition. Try a D’Addario NYL028, which is a silver wound classical guitar string in a diameter of .028”. I have used these on both tenor and concert...
  19. Contact HMS, if you are not happy you can return...

    Contact HMS, if you are not happy you can return it. Just don’t wait too long before making that decision.

    As far a strings go I like a wound 4th and 3rd, Martin M630 with florocarbon 2nd and 1st...
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    His passing was so sad, did you see the tribute...

    His passing was so sad, did you see the tribute that was done on YouTube, it was wonderful. I was smart enough/lucky enough to see him in Buffalo last summer. What a treat, my new motto now...
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    Poll: There is a reason the Fremont soloist is the most...

    There is a reason the Fremont soloist is the most popular and widely mentioned wound low G string......it works great. If you want a less chimey tone, more subdued and fundamental then the Thomastik...
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    Wow you are doing the deep dive into shredding...

    Wow you are doing the deep dive into shredding territory. Good for you, I hear those electric licks and runs and riffs and I say “boy that would be cool to play those”. Fortunately the fantasy...
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    Ah yes the days before the internet. Remember...

    Ah yes the days before the internet. Remember having a bank book, you stood in line with everyone else waiting for your turn with a teller. Then you handed them the cheque your company wrote to you...
  24. The short answer is no a baritone should not be...

    The short answer is no a baritone should not be set up with as low an action as a tenor can be set up, especially in the middle of the neck area through the 12 th fret. It has to do with string...
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    They ARE the manufacture. Like Ford selling...

    They ARE the manufacture.

    Like Ford selling Fords, Chevy selling Chevys the Apple Store selling Apple products
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