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    My KoAloha anniversary has become my favorite...

    My KoAloha anniversary has become my favorite ukulele.
    The voice is incredible. If the scratches are cosmetic I wouldn’t worry about it.
    If you play it everyday you will eventually scuff it up a...
  2. Thread: MP Baritone

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    Sold and packed up.

    Sold and packed up.
  3. Thread: Aquila Red

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    I had several break during the night while the...

    I had several break during the night while the Uke was just sitting idle.
    Tenor scale seemed to be the problem, the longer scale has more tension.
  4. What I meant was I have never sat and...

    What I meant was I have never sat and intentionally memorized a song. I remember memorizing poems in school.
    For me learning a song is not the same as trying to memorize it. I seem to learn them by...
  5. I have never memorized a song. For me the key is...

    I have never memorized a song. For me the key is listening to the song and hearing the chord progression.
    After playing it many times over my fingers learn where to go without me thinking about it....
  6. Thread: MP Baritone

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    I really would like to sell this ukulele. It is a...

    I really would like to sell this ukulele. It is a beautiful instrument, but I am just not playing it.
    Open to all reasonable offers.
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    There are two pieces of theory I believe all...

    There are two pieces of theory I believe all players should know.
    Building the major scale and the major chord scale. I major, II & III minor, IV & V major, VI minor(relative), VII diminished.
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    It may be the bridge, or the head tension. If...

    It may be the bridge, or the head tension.
    If the bridge is sunken in, then the head is too loose.
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    Before I switched to unwound low g’s I had good...

    Before I switched to unwound low g’s I had good luck with flat wound polished classical “d” strings.
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    You guess! 134096

    You guess!
    134096
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    I have several “expensive “ ukuleles. My go to is...

    I have several “expensive “ ukuleles. My go to is my new KoAloha anniversary tenor.
    For a gig plugged in it is either my KoAloha super concert or Vento tenor. Outdoors and camping the Blackbird...
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    My experience is 8 year olds have hand eye...

    My experience is 8 year olds have hand eye coordination and the finger strength to play.
    Some younger ones are capable, but iffy. Rhythm is a different story get her some kind of percussion...
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    Ken worked really hard on his strings to get both...

    Ken worked really hard on his strings to get both playability and tone. He has a large collection of ukuleles so he was able to test on many wood combinations. He was also working for Ohana for many...
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    PLAY MORE UKE. We met playing uke 11 1/2 years...

    PLAY MORE UKE. We met playing uke 11 1/2 years ago, we are both 71.
    Great partner for life’s adventure.
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    MuseScore and Guitar Pro both work.

    MuseScore and Guitar Pro both work.
  16. I had a rosewood with cedar top, it was a great...

    I had a rosewood with cedar top, it was a great sounding uke . Unfortunately the top cracked and the builder replaced the uke
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    After this amount of time together you may share...

    After this amount of time together you may share memories that will be lost if you sell. I have a 1967 Gibson, I seldom play, but after 50+ years there is no way I will sell it.
  18. I remember you. Your posts were always kind and...

    I remember you. Your posts were always kind and informative.
    You had some health issues, hope they have passed.
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    In my opinion, D tuning will give you a brighter...

    In my opinion, D tuning will give you a brighter sound.
    C tuning should be a bit mellower. My preference would be C tuning, but it all is subjective.
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    I played my Blackbird Clara with a low G, until I...

    I played my Blackbird Clara with a low G, until I got a Farallon.
    The Clara sounded great as a low g uke.
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    I too am a worth brown fan. I have the ul’s on...

    I too am a worth brown fan. I have the ul’s on KoAloha tenor. I was concerned about the thin “A” string, but it rings nicely.
    Strings have a nice feel and playability too.
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    Yep, the logo says newer.

    Yep, the logo says newer.
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    The only way you are going to know is to try it....

    The only way you are going to know is to try it.
    Finding a string set might be a challenge.
    If it works and you are happy with the sound than all is good.
    I, like so many others here don’t think...
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    I am selling a baritone by Mike Pereira. I don’t...

    I am selling a baritone by Mike Pereira. I don’t play it often enough and I am trying to thin the collection.

    I have it listed on the forum.
    ...
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    Well I just shipped off another ukulele and was...

    Well I just shipped off another ukulele and was shocked at the cost.
    This uke is not worth shipping, so I will donate it to a school program or the local library ukuleles for loan.
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