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    Bruko is a good choice - enjoy it. I have a maple...

    Bruko is a good choice - enjoy it. I have a maple soprano of theirs with Living Waters strings and really like it.
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    Bonanza ukuleles.

    Bonanza ukuleles.
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    Usually two, and those would be two different...

    Usually two, and those would be two different ones such as a baritone and a soprano, or tenor and sopranino. Sometimes one just doesn't sound right for the songs I am playing, so I switch around. The...
  4. I like your blog, and agree with your...

    I like your blog, and agree with your observations on the soprano. I can get a better soprano uke at a similar price point when compared to other sizes.

    I like friction tuners, and your comments...
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    I like Living Waters on my KoAloha Opio soprano....

    I like Living Waters on my KoAloha Opio soprano. Just the right amount of tension for me.
  6. Thread: Niche?

    by actadh
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    How about tonewood niche? I still need mango,...

    How about tonewood niche? I still need mango, acacia, and koa ukes to go along with my spruce/mahogany/sapele/birch/maple/walnut/cherry/etc. ukes
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    I have an OXK, and like the traditional shape. I...

    I have an OXK, and like the traditional shape. I had strap buttons put on it, which makes it very easy to hold and play - one nitpick about the OXK for some is that it can be perceived as top heavy....
  8. Thread: Bonjour !

    by actadh
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    Welcome to the forums.

    Welcome to the forums.
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    Might look at vintage. I picked up two recently...

    Might look at vintage. I picked up two recently on eBay. A 1950's solid mahogany Vega for $50 and shipping. A 1960's Tempo laminate for $30 & shipping.
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    At work it is a 60's Tempo baritone by my office...

    At work it is a 60's Tempo baritone by my office chair. In the car it is the brown Outdoor Ukulele tenor that I keep in the backseat accessible to the driver's seat. By the bed it is a 30's Globe...
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    Poll: For me, collecting is about saving something that...

    For me, collecting is about saving something that won't ever be available again.

    My two baritones are vintage - a Vega and a Tempo.

    The Vega is wonderful and is a joy to play. All mahogany...
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    I have shoulder issues. I love my baritone, but...

    I have shoulder issues. I love my baritone, but can play my soprano with less pain.
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    I have the composite polycarbonate model brown...

    I have the composite polycarbonate model brown tenor. No issues and it has been in extremes of temperature in my car for three years. Perhaps it is a carbon versus composite issue, but I would not...
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    I took my Martin S-O and Bruko #2 in to my local...

    I took my Martin S-O and Bruko #2 in to my local music shop for restringing when I had an arthritis flare-up in my right hand. The tech strung both the Martin way. The Bruko sounded just fine. But,...
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    I use the Fusion gig bag with mine117849

    I use the Fusion gig bag with mine117849
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    Good for you! Have a lot of fun with it. ...

    Good for you! Have a lot of fun with it.

    Taking mine camping this weekend to the mountains of West Virginia.
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    I am "no nails" soprano player. Can't stand long...

    I am "no nails" soprano player. Can't stand long nails and can control the sound of the ukulele much better without nails. You will find that the skin on your strumming/picking hand builds up a bit...
  18. Thread: Club Logos

    by actadh
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    117583 This is our logo. The state of Ohio...

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    This is our logo. The state of Ohio as a ukulele body.
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    If I am by myself, my Android phone app is...

    If I am by myself, my Android phone app is preferred. If tuning in a group, a Reverb tuner is fine by me. Just have to make sure the battery is fresh if playing outside in the sun.
  20. Thread: Capo use

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    I love playing my baritone. The rich sound adds...

    I love playing my baritone. The rich sound adds another dimension. Most of the songs I play on it are fingerstyle.

    A capo in my baritone case is handy for playing music with others. (I still...
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    My sapele Opio soprano is my most expensive uke,...

    My sapele Opio soprano is my most expensive uke, too. I haven't found anything above it in price that I want.
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    Welcome - recommend looking up Rob MacKillop, Sam...

    Welcome - recommend looking up Rob MacKillop, Sam Muir, & Valery Sauvage for some wonderful instrumentals.
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    Welcome and Howdy back at ya!

    Welcome and Howdy back at ya!
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    Most fun is my 1930's sopranino. 116918 ...

    Most fun is my 1930's sopranino.

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    Wow, it is gorgeous! I have Living Waters on...

    Wow, it is gorgeous!

    I have Living Waters on my sapele Opio soprano , and love the sound.
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