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  1. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    Since it's an HPL, shouldn't the description not...

    Since it's an HPL, shouldn't the description not read "We hand-selected the finest Hawaiian koa ..." but rather "... the finest Hawaiian koa looking paper..." ?

    I have two HPL ukes which I like...
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    Well, I might try the "polish and shine" part of...

    Well, I might try the "polish and shine" part of one of these nail files first. I can't imagine it hurting anything if it didn't work. ...
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    Thanks for everyone's ideas. I'll only throw the...

    Thanks for everyone's ideas. I'll only throw the carbon fiber ones in the washing machine. I'm surprised no one mentioned course sandpaper as a way to remove any smudges:p .

    The small amount of...
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    Your Favorite Ukulele Cleaning Method

    I'm about to gift a couple of ukes and would like to clean them up. One has a gloss finish and the other satin. They're both in good shape, but I would like to remove the very light marks on the...
  5. Thread: NUD: Cripple Creek

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    Well, it takes quirky to know quirky:p ...

    Well, it takes quirky to know quirky:p

    Beautiful uke!
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    Nice thread! I'm planning on getting my baker's...

    Nice thread! I'm planning on getting my baker's dozen or so ukes down to six by the end of 2021. I guess that's reverse UAS.

    For me the reason to have so many (not "Jerry so many" :) but still...
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    My main ukulele goal for 2021 is the same goal I...

    My main ukulele goal for 2021 is the same goal I have for everything else: Keep Learning!
    My only specific ukulele goal is to sell 6 and buy 3. I've had this same goal for a while now and I'm...
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    Beautiful! I love the clean uke with gorgeous...

    Beautiful! I love the clean uke with gorgeous wood look. I've never heard an all alder uke before so I looked it up. Alder falls between koa/mahogany and spruce/cedar in terms of "sound energy",...
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    Thanks for the ideas. When I get one, it will be...

    Thanks for the ideas. When I get one, it will be a small, evaporative, one that turns off when it reaches a certain humidity and turns on when it falls below it. That limits the purchase to just a...
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    What's a good room humidfier?

    My whole house humidifier isn't keeping the house above 45% this year. As it is heading towards 40% some days, I'm thinking of buying a room humidifier, since I keep all my best ukes in one room and...
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    This was also my first fretted instrument (came...

    This was also my first fretted instrument (came from piano) and had the same question. I found different folks handle it differently. Sam Muir will put a position number (in Roman numeral) when...
  12. Thread: Oulcraft

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    Ahem . . . and back to the OP. Gotaukulele gave...

    Ahem . . . and back to the OP. Gotaukulele gave an Oulcraft concert a great review in April (9.3 with 9.5 for sound). However, the four listed in the second post are not the one reviewed and...
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    OK, I'll give it a shot before looking. B and C...

    OK, I'll give it a shot before looking. B and C were both warmer than A, So I'll guess B or C was a Kamaka. C seemed a little "clearer" to me and the B seemed "fuller", so I'll say the B is Kamaka. ...
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    Hey LaurenFL, I'm enjoying this. Please keep...

    Hey LaurenFL, I'm enjoying this. Please keep geeking out. My Romero concert has a low g and sounds great. I'm guessing it's because of the greater volume (deeper bout than most concerts) makes it...
  15. Thread: Radiused fretboard

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    A have had some great setups from HMS and Mim and...

    A have had some great setups from HMS and Mim and a local setup person, but after buying a Pono with a radiused fretboard and HMS setup, I'm planning to never buy another flat fretboard again. It's...
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    I've done both UkuleleWay and RockClass101. ...

    I've done both UkuleleWay and RockClass101. They're both good - but very different. If you like to learn by graded steps, then UkuleleWay could be for you. If you like to jump into the mix by...
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    Poll: I'm in tier three and plan to move into the...

    I'm in tier three and plan to move into the first. I've decided to sell about a dozen this Spring that need to be played more than I play them. The problem is I still spend too much time browsing...
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    Yeah, I recocmmended Brad's book in another...

    Yeah, I recocmmended Brad's book in another thread. It's a great reference, but thought in this case the UFR might be a better lesson book. Either one is a great book to own.
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    A lot of help here with great information. I'll...

    A lot of help here with great information. I'll throw in my $.02.

    TLDR; As you said, it is "just a matter of being able to pick out at a glance the relationship of the notes in question."

    I...
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    Thanks to everyone for putting all this (that is...

    Thanks to everyone for putting all this (that is difficult to search for here) into this one thread for us non-builders. The next step might be the best/easiest way to check and correct frets that...
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    This is Perfect!

    This is Perfect!
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    For the amount you want to spend, I don't think...

    For the amount you want to spend, I don't think you can go wrong following Choirguy's advice. His website (ukestuff.info) is loaded with great info and reviews on ukes in your price range. If...
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    "Buyer Beware" can save you some problems if you...

    "Buyer Beware" can save you some problems if you want a completely all solid wood ukulele. An example is a trend for an ad to say something like "All solid wood spruce top and mahogany sides and...
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    Thanks. I just ordered it. I'm looking forward...

    Thanks. I just ordered it. I'm looking forward to hearing what "sweetened tunings" sounds like.
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    I like them both. I have a tenor, concert, and...

    I like them both. I have a tenor, concert, and soprano all strung low G. The concert and soprano are both Romero Creations which were created with low G in mind. The rest of my dozen or so ukes are...
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