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    Last year the Rebel ukes made a big splash. Did...

    Last year the Rebel ukes made a big splash. Did they show anything noteworthy? When I was at the KoAloha factory a few weeks ago they had the Opio electrified with built-in speaker and all sorts of...
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    Ohana is a large company and it is possible that...

    Ohana is a large company and it is possible that the have their ukes produced by more than one factory. It is also well-known that large instrument factories commonly produce ukes for multiple...
  3. I am also very intrigued by the idea of a...

    I am also very intrigued by the idea of a Canada-made CF instrument, and echo the need for concert and/or long-neck soprano as this is likely the scale that has the broadest appeal. I hope that your...
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    Ah yes I think I wanted to try these but not...

    Ah yes I think I wanted to try these but not available in Canada. Do most stores on Oahu carry them? I will be there in March.
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    I see you got your own low G instead of the one...

    I see you got your own low G instead of the one that comes with the d'Addario set. I prefer Aquila red because they sound more similar to the other strings and don't change sound over time, and they...
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    Congrats on your new uke. A guitar tuner may work...

    Congrats on your new uke. A guitar tuner may work well if it is a chromatic tuner that just detects any note regardless of which instrument plays it. If it is a cheap guitar-specific it may only work...
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    One of my former colleagues just moved to...

    One of my former colleagues just moved to Kawartha Lakes last week; if your posting had been earlier I could have told her about your cool establishment.
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    Not likely. They are thicker for an octave lower...

    Not likely. They are thicker for an octave lower and longer scale and don't have re-entrant D. A designated tenor set may also be cheaper as strings are smaller.
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    I think that mixing different kinds of strings is...

    I think that mixing different kinds of strings is weird but you can try and report your experience. I have the D'Addario carbon set on my concert and it is very easy on the fingers for sure. Also...
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    I think these are Nylon strings.

    I think these are Nylon strings.
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    Welcome. Too bad I don't come to Ontario that...

    Welcome. Too bad I don't come to Ontario that often. Would love to visit your place for a brew and some tunes.
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    D'Addario has a string tension calculator where...

    D'Addario has a string tension calculator where you can calculate the tension for different string materials and diameters. It works best for given D'Addario sets but with a bit of trial and error...
  13. No, far from it. When I was at the factory a...

    No, far from it. When I was at the factory a while ago they had two of them in the showroom, and I was not able to get either of them to sound good no matter how hard I tried. They were very quiet...
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    Wow what a find, congratulations. And yes, stay...

    Wow what a find, congratulations. And yes, stay away from low G for a 6 string, the low A works much, much better.
  15. Indeed that is a good habit, as it also closes it...

    Indeed that is a good habit, as it also closes it into a Dmin shape that is "movable" and you can use it for alternative Fmin, F#min, Gmin etc. at higher positions.
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    I probably had fewer than 20 of really old...

    I probably had fewer than 20 of really old vintage ukes in my hands, but found that many that were on sale for a few 100 $s in stores were not really playing grade anymore, possibly more for...
  17. I have a six string uke, and while it's...

    I have a six string uke, and while it's definitely my preferred uke I would not keep it as my only uke because it's not suitable for everything I like to play. Most people find multiple string...
  18. 1) I think that would be a small yes from me, as...

    1) I think that would be a small yes from me, as it is now well established for many players.
    2) I think that would be a bit bigger yes than 1.
    3) Definitely YES.
    4) You are the best resource. You...
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    I do not try to be analytical with a long list of...

    I do not try to be analytical with a long list of criteria and overthink uke things. I just go with my gut feeling if I like a uke in the store or when I take the gamble of an online purchase.
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    No the mahogany one. Though it seems to be 199...

    No the mahogany one. Though it seems to be 199 pretty much everywhere. Will need a low A though from the looks of it.
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    At 25 you take your youth for granted. But...

    At 25 you take your youth for granted. But getting old is no fun. And if you abuse your body with bad habits then the aging goes much faster. It's your choice if in 20 years you want to deal with...
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    The one at Sweetwater seems to be a very sweet...

    The one at Sweetwater seems to be a very sweet deal. I'm almost tempted to that myself.
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    The Fifths tuning of tenor banjos and guitars was...

    The Fifths tuning of tenor banjos and guitars was initially intended for strumming in jazz bands. It is much richer and fuller than uke tuning because it includes the low C in addition to the linear...
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    They must have some quality control, as indicated...

    They must have some quality control, as indicated by the large number of B stock available at Mim's. I wonder if some of the poor quality reports are actually of B-stock items that were bought at...
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    They are playing live at Kamaka booth right now....

    They are playing live at Kamaka booth right now. Tune in at FB.
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