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    I was just giving the OP options. If you think...

    I was just giving the OP options. If you think you are right........then go ahead and think you are right. It is easy enough for the OP to price things out online.
  2. Thread: new here

    by DownUpDave
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    Welcome to both Jolo64 and UkaMike. The ukulele...

    Welcome to both Jolo64 and UkaMike. The ukulele is a fun to play joyful sounding instrument that will keep you engaged for a long time. Enjoy
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    I owned a Risa LP just like the OP has got. My...

    I owned a Risa LP just like the OP has got. My suggestion was to find out the gauges, which you have supplied. The OP said ordering from Risa is too expensive so I gave a cheaper alternative as you...
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    If you have a set of calipers measure the...

    If you have a set of calipers measure the diameter, if not find this out from the supplier or manufacturer. You can buy individual D’Addario guitar strings from Strings by Mail. Or a full set with...
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    Great to hear you are excited, that’s the most...

    Great to hear you are excited, that’s the most important part. Learning CAGED (those are the most popular chords) will open up zillions of songs for you:p
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    You will do well Rolli. There are so many chords...

    You will do well Rolli. There are so many chords that share the same shape but just a different name. On guitar D is shaped like a uke G, A is shaped like D, Am is Dm, Dm is Gm, etc.

    It is a fun...
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    Welcome Michael, I visit your area on a semi...

    Welcome Michael, I visit your area on a semi regular basis, a friend has a cottage outside of Tory Hill. I did a bike packing trip from Lindsay to Halliburton on the Victoria rail trail twice last...
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    That is what your loved ones give you at...

    That is what your loved ones give you at Christmas or your Birthday Day:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

    To me presence means up front and attention grabbing sound. Maybe the high notes are a bit...
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    Congratulations on the new classical guitar. I...

    Congratulations on the new classical guitar. I have a Cordoba Cadete which is a 3/4 size like your Valencia. I really like this size as a transition from ukulele to guitar. Small enough to have ease...
  10. How many maple ukuleles have you played? I bought...

    How many maple ukuleles have you played? I bought into that stereotype as well, until playing Solorules all maple Kala Elite, the darn thing is warm and mellow sounding. Go to HMS listen to the Steve...
  11. First off low G tuning on ukulele has been around...

    First off low G tuning on ukulele has been around since the early to mid 1900s so it is not a new fade.

    I started playing reentrant only but loved the sound of low G when listening to someone...
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    Like Rolli my performance ukes must sound good...

    Like Rolli my performance ukes must sound good with my voice when I am singing overtop of them and be easy playing. But I also fingerpick and play chord melody and need good note separation, clarity...
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    “Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my...

    “Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my friends they drive Porsche’s I must make a menz”...........love it Nickie, great choice and good going.
  14. A big WELL DONE Mike. The more you do something...

    A big WELL DONE Mike. The more you do something the more comfortable you become, even if it is just a little bit.

    I like Kens idea of you and your wife working towards a duet. Might not want to...
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    Baz and VintageGibson thanks for the input. I...

    Baz and VintageGibson thanks for the input. I agree that fret wear should not be happening this quickly. The friend with the OU ukuleles has had them for a few years and he plays a lot.
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    A friend and playing partner has three Outdoor...

    A friend and playing partner has three Outdoor Ukuleles. When I voiced my concern about the wound low G string possibly causing fret wear he said all three of his Outdoor Ukes showed signs of fret...
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    Yup.....mine is in my suitcase and will be flying...

    Yup.....mine is in my suitcase and will be flying to Mexico in the cargo hold for a two week vacation. Can’t do that with an all solid wood ukulele.

    Congratulations Jerry, I hope you have luck...
  18. Hey Anthonyg, check facts first before making...

    Hey Anthonyg, check facts first before making incorrect assumptions.

    Pono did indeed develop this as a dedicated steel string instrument from the ground up.......and they know what they are doing....
  19. Thread: Hello 👋

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    Welcome to UU, yes it is a wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome to UU, yes it is a wealth of knowledge and a nice place to hang out, great people here. I see you have already acquired some very fine instruments, smart move.
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    I answered your question in the thread you...

    I answered your question in the thread you started before I saw this. I can honestly say that with Savarez or D’Addario high tension florocarbon strings it is a different instrument. It is loud and...
  21. I own a Cordoba Cadet which is 3/4 size. I bought...

    I own a Cordoba Cadet which is 3/4 size. I bought it used and the strings seems old and a bit dead or dull sounding. I restrung it with high tension Savarez fluorocarbon strings to increase tension,...
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    Thanks Nickie. A friend and playing partner has...

    Thanks Nickie. A friend and playing partner has two Outdoor Ukuleles, they have the same all black fretboard. He ordered a set of decals for each, different patterns then mine and they look great as...
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    Oh man this is the first I have of this. My heart...

    Oh man this is the first I have of this. My heart is broken, being Canadian we were all so proud of Neil as he was considered one of the greatest drummers. The band Rush is iconic for...
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    Very cool.........you have basically made a Tenor...

    Very cool.........you have basically made a Tenor Guitar. I have a Blueridge and a Regal resonator tenor guitars, they are acoustic. Google Eastwood instruments for massive eye candy on the electric...
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    I thought about that too Ken, the nut might be...

    I thought about that too Ken, the nut might be hollow with modeled nut slots. I might drill a small hole and see if it is solid or not. I am getting use to playing it so might not need to make any...
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