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    What a Crying Shame, by the Mavericks. Originally...

    What a Crying Shame, by the Mavericks. Originally a country tune, gone who knows what.


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    Yes, I meant that Kiwaya KS-5 = Famous FS-5, and...

    Yes, I meant that Kiwaya KS-5 = Famous FS-5, and Kiwaya KS-1 = Famous FS-1. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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    AFAIK, the 6B and 6W (black or white buttons) are...

    AFAIK, the 6B and 6W (black or white buttons) are the top of the Grover friction tuner line, with silicone washers on both top and back of the headstock, for smoother operation. The lower line 4B...
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    Yes, the less expensive models (S1 soprano, C1K...

    Yes, the less expensive models (S1 soprano, C1K concert and T1K tenor) are all Made in Mexico. IMO, many of the negative comments I've seen are more about the look, not the sound or construction...
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    Grover 6B friction tuners installed. New Martin...

    Grover 6B friction tuners installed. New Martin M600 strings going on tomorrow. The stock Aquilas sounded just meh on this one, need more sparkle, and less mids IMO. YMMV.

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    It's likely that Kala, Aklot and Kmise all buy...

    It's likely that Kala, Aklot and Kmise all buy from the same Chinese factory, with same specs for that bamboo model uke.

    Who's in charge, the manufacturer, or the brand? Probably doesn't matter,...
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    Teri, mine easily fits into my cheap eBay tweed...

    Teri, mine easily fits into my cheap eBay tweed sop case, better than many non-longneck sops. That case is longer than most.
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    Beautiful uke Ed, and although I've never played...

    Beautiful uke Ed, and although I've never played a Koaloha, I can feel your love for their wonderful instruments. Hey, you forgot to mention the Wow, Bangers, and other newer ukes that Pops is...
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    What's the verdict on the volume and tone of...

    What's the verdict on the volume and tone of these, compared to similar priced import tenors, or even tenor Flukes?
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    Thanks so much young Dave! :)

    Thanks so much young Dave! :)
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    Hey, lookee what recently showed up on my...

    Hey, lookee what recently showed up on my doorstep from Amazon....TUSL-35 Blackie!

    Since I like frictions on sops, I took off one tuner to try one. I noticed that the hole was pretty small, and...
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    Never heard of it, but it looks cool. Extremely...

    Never heard of it, but it looks cool. Extremely dense at 3800 on Janka scale. By contrast, mahogany is 900. Easy to see where it got its name. Wood-database.com says: "As a rare and small tree,...
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    Yes, there's a Doghair Elite tenor on Reverb for...

    Yes, there's a Doghair Elite tenor on Reverb for $570.00 shipped, also taking offers.
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    Welcome. What part of MA? I'm in central MA.

    Welcome. What part of MA? I'm in central MA.
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    Yes, as seen in Mike's video, you can have big...

    Yes, as seen in Mike's video, you can have big fun jamming along with yourself using a looper. Build layers, add a bass line, some tapping for percussion, etc. Like anything, just takes some...
  17. Looking around on the internet, most ukes with...

    Looking around on the internet, most ukes with linden (basswood) are inexpensive imports from China. About the only company I could find that promotes linden/basswood ukes is Eddie Finn, who has a...
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    Yeah, really not much you can do, stuff happens,...

    Yeah, really not much you can do, stuff happens, things get lost in the mail. Ken is a straight shooter. The best outcome would be for them to eventually show up in your mailbox, which could still...
  19. Yes, the Flight travel ukes supposedly have a...

    Yes, the Flight travel ukes supposedly have a solid Linden (basswood) top, but I thought the Fleas and Flukes used Hoop Pine? Plus, I always thought the standard Fleas and Flukes had laminated hoop...
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    They really are beautiful, well constructed ukes....

    They really are beautiful, well constructed ukes. I've had a couple of the No. 6 model, one newer, and an older one from the 50's. Both were very nice. IMO, they work better for fingerstyle, and...
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    Remember - Randy Newman cover

    This one was written by Harry Nillson, and later covered by Randy Newman on piano, which is the version I followed, after I first heard it this morning. After a serious battle trying to transpose it...
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    "Remember", written by Harry Nillson, and later...

    "Remember", written by Harry Nillson, and later covered by Randy Newman on piano, whose version I followed. All the chord charts I found were in E, with rocket-science chords I couldn't handle...
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    New one from the folks at HMS

    Some primo sounding ukes here! Corey on the opener is killing it. After which he says "...something like that". Ha


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10wx2ssEtjQ
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    +1, excellent bags. My Kaces soprano gig bag is...

    +1, excellent bags. My Kaces soprano gig bag is my go-to when traveling (works well in a suitcase too, for air travel). In addition to sops, my concert Flea fits perfectly in it, but that uke is...
  25. Wow, wonderful playing, and great tone! Bravo!

    Wow, wonderful playing, and great tone! Bravo!
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