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    I’m pleased that my comments have been of some...

    I’m pleased that my comments have been of some use to you.

    Getting more information on Bruko’s has proved very difficult so far. I discovered that the basic Soprano design was the same from the...
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    What puzzles me is why eight strings? Surely...

    What puzzles me is why eight strings? Surely using eight rather than four is going to put additional load on hands that are already suffering and won’t instruments designed for eight strings be a...
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    Thanks Jim, some helpful information there and...

    Thanks Jim, some helpful information there and additional context.

    As I understand it Bruko have been making Ukes since the 193O’s and my guess is that their basic Soprano models haven’t change...
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    Past Bruko Strings

    I’ve long wanted a Bruko Soprano but when one recently became available on eBay U.K. I decided not to bid, or not to bid this time. To my ear, which picks out different sounds now than it used to,...
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    Thanks for that lead, I found it very helpful. As...

    Thanks for that lead, I found it very helpful. As I recall he does another Video of other string types too.

    I’ve mixed experience of the Nyglut Aquila’s but do still use them. Looking back on the...
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    Without taking sides I believe that criticism of...

    Without taking sides I believe that criticism of others (constructive criticism excepted) is generally unhelpful and if not moderated does lead to folk not talking to each other. The moderators here...
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    Well, come to think of it, I can understand your...

    Well, come to think of it, I can understand your suspicions and to some extent share them. I’m normally inclined to give folk the benefit of the doubt; and if the question and the thread are...
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    Trying to look at and answer your several points...

    Trying to look at and answer your several points in turn:

    It’s true, the default setting for new Ukes is high g. Additionally the vast bulk of club players that I know of retain that default...
  9. Bill’s post above leads you in the right...

    Bill’s post above leads you in the right direction but be quick to note it’s contents as he typically removes his posts after a few days - I wish he didn’t ‘cause what he says is worth keeping...
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    I’ve found both this and the parallel thread...

    I’ve found both this and the parallel thread interesting. As far as I know we settled on a Kala Soprano Travel Uke with solid spruce top and arched back, and yes they did used to come with inbuilt...
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    That’s pretty much my take on things too, rather...

    That’s pretty much my take on things too, rather depressing but seemingly inevitable. I’ve no idea how the resolution will come but we’ve got pretty good at managing disease so I’m expecting the...
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    I’ve will alter my post to correct my inadvertent...

    I’ve will alter my post to correct my inadvertent and incorrect interchangeable use of the terms steel and metal. Some stainless steels are not magnetic either, but basically if it’s made from iron...
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    As to why; well, to my mind at least, adding a...

    As to why; well, to my mind at least, adding a compass to a travel Uke kind of underlines the purpose of that Uke and differentiates it from other or ordinary Ukes. I have a well worn Uke that’s for...
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    As the answer seems easy enough to locate with...

    As the answer seems easy enough to locate with Google I’m genuinely a bit puzzled as to why you asked this question, could it be that you are looking for some subtle detail?

    As Ukes come in...
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    Thanks. Valid, I believe, as I have found...

    Thanks. Valid, I believe, as I have found similar. I rephrase and add an own observation or two below.

    Feature: Rapid note decay compared to larger Ukes.
    Strength/Weakness: Could be either...
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    Ah, I think that you might have misunderstood the...

    Ah, I think that you might have misunderstood the nature of my recent post. My idea wasn’t to post everything on my own list of strengths and weaknesses (that could bore readers and miss useful...
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    I don’t quite understand why you linked part of...

    I don’t quite understand why you linked part of my post to your comment above in #7. Anyway here’s a couple of not particularly expensive laminate Ukes that have fretboards extending beyond the 12th...
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    As it happens I know a couple of people who have...

    As it happens I know a couple of people who have used World of Ukes, they were visiting the Lake District and dropped into the (sort of nearby) shop. Iíd always associate W o U with high end...
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    Sopranos, Strengths and Weaknesses

    Sopranos, Strengths and Weaknesses

    I have three inexpensive Sopranos and, after properly setting them up, they have given me a lot of pleasure. However, when I recently had the opportunity to buy...
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    Yep, that works for me too though I discovered...

    Yep, that works for me too though I discovered the other (triangle) method first. With the transferred G7 form your fingers need to be pretty much perpendicular to the fret board, I find. With your...
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    Kids have Teachers and Tutors put in place for them and beyond trying we expect little of children. Adults often donít have easy access to help and feel under pressure to achieve. These days I tell...
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    Ah, the dreaded D chord. Actually it’s no big...

    Ah, the dreaded D chord. Actually it’s no big deal really once you learn a trick or two.

    I have short fat fingers and play both Soprano and Concert sizes, sometimes the Soprano is easier. For the...
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    To me your stance is rather puzzling and, without...

    To me your stance is rather puzzling and, without wishing to be rude, I believe that it’s unhelpful to you.

    A normal acoustic ukulele should be plenty load enough for you to hear all your errors,...
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    Maybe. The Makala Ukes are simply trimmed back...

    Maybe. The Makala Ukes are simply trimmed back versions of the basic Kala Ukes. The tuners arenít as fancy, they arenít trimmed, the laminate material isnít quite as showy and the frets are Brass....
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    I’m glad that my thoughts gave you some hope of a...

    I’m glad that my thoughts gave you some hope of a solution and hope that that is what you find. It would be interesting to know how you get on.

    All the best, Graham.
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