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    You are correct, gochugogi. I brought it back...

    You are correct, gochugogi. I brought it back out after setting for a little over 2 months, tuned it up, and the string balance is much improved. The "roundness" of tone is still there, but now it...
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    I don't know where to get this type of case, but...

    I don't know where to get this type of case, but it came with a Caramel Tenor I bought on Amazon...

    It stores flat, and the handle screws will not pull out of the foam case because there are no...
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    This is what I have on all my ukes. If I cheat,...

    This is what I have on all my ukes. If I cheat, and just pick up and play without the strap, I immediately feel the pain. The strap holds it for you, so you don't have to squeeze your fretting hand...
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    I had seen the term "wolf tone," so thanks for...

    I had seen the term "wolf tone," so thanks for the explanation.

    I have experienced that, but mostly with unwound strings sounding dull. After few days, they are usually fine.

    Yes, the...
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    Tenor with Excessive Body Resonance at G

    I have a new Kala KA-SSEM-T. It has a solid Spruce top. I have it strung low G.

    There is a pronounced body resonance at low G that is quite out of balance with the rest of the strings.

    If I...
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    Measure your scale length from the nut to the...

    Measure your scale length from the nut to the saddle. A Baritone is about 20-1/4 inches (51.5 cm).

    These are durable, good sounding, readily available, and inexpensive:

    D'Addario EJ88B
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    The drone can then be part of the major key, or,...

    The drone can then be part of the major key, or, it can be be a 7, sus4 or add9.

    Here's some examples:

    A
    A/D/E9
    F/G9/A

    G
    G/C/Ds
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    D-U-D: gCGBE is exactly how I tune my Gold Tone...

    D-U-D: gCGBE is exactly how I tune my Gold Tone Banjola. The CGBE are the same pitch as my Baritone. I just kinda figured it out on my own... how would I know somebody else figured it out long...
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    You are quite correct about the GM7; it is in...

    You are quite correct about the GM7; it is in fact shown as: F Fdim Gm7 C7 F.

    This is from the Daily Ukulele To Go, pg 41.

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    What I learned about the "Chameleon...
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    Ah-hah... My example (Bye Bye Blues)...

    Ah-hah...

    My example (Bye Bye Blues) progression is: F Fdim GM7 C7 F (that should be Gm7)

    As you suggested, I tried substituting G7, C#7, E7 and Bb7 for the Fdim as they all "worked,"...
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    Baffled by Diminished Chords

    I am at my memory's limit for learning new chord shapes.

    Because one key's diminished sounds very similar to another's dominant 7, I would likely try to use a 7 as a substitute wherever it...
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    I did this a few years back and I still love the...

    I did this a few years back and I still love the sound of it.

    For a standard DGBE Baritone, de-tune the D down to a C to try this out.

    Play the C chord and you get a feel for why I went this...
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    "I complained that they all used capos - it just...

    "I complained that they all used capos - it just wasn't natural. Of course, that fell flat, and they got sharp with me for being out of step..."

    I missed it accidental-ly.

    -Wigs
  14. Now, that made me smile. Great pickin'! ...

    Now, that made me smile. Great pickin'!

    Please get your right hand in the view next time, so we see how you get the groove on so well.

    -Wiggy
  15. Thread: Loud ukulele

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    This same seller and I exchanged e-mails. He...

    This same seller and I exchanged e-mails. He seemed very legit. I also ordered the KA-SSEM-T, and should receive it this Saturday.

    I will be stringing it for the same pitch as Baritone, but r/e...
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    Firstly, play it as-as for awhile to determine...

    Firstly, play it as-as for awhile to determine if: a) it is too hard to press strings at the 1st fret, or b) is it really too high "up the neck."

    Do buy a 6" machinist scale (a 6" metal ruler)...
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    Be patient, Grasshopper. Please don't "diss" the...

    Be patient, Grasshopper. Please don't "diss" the uke until you understand what it is that you don't like about it.

    Q1: Is is bad intonation; i.e. lots of sour notes? Is it tinny or muffled...
  18. Thread: Ukulele buzzing

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    It is an electronic buzz, or fret buzz? To...

    It is an electronic buzz, or fret buzz?

    To check for fret buzz, play every note on every string, one string at a time. Listen for an "odd" sounding note at certain fret positions for each string....
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    Very nice! What a charming instrument. Thanks...

    Very nice! What a charming instrument.

    Thanks for letting us know what a g'lele sounds like.

    -Dennis
  20. It is a Caramel CC204 - solid acacia. It is a bit...

    It is a Caramel CC204 - solid acacia. It is a bit heavy, but has a nice warm tone. The strings blend well to create a "sum is greater than the parts" harmonious ring. It has quite a long sustain.
    ...
  21. I'm with DUD on this. A low D will not/cannot...

    I'm with DUD on this. A low D will not/cannot play on a Tenor. I have tried.

    However, reentry (high) D would probably work well on a Tenor scale.

    -Wiggy

    <edit> I use CGBE tuning, and am...
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    Twiggy- Make sure that the uke is immediately...

    Twiggy-

    Make sure that the uke is immediately within reach (on a stand or hanger) from where you usually sit. When it's always available, you'll unconciously grab it often and 'practice.' I...
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    DonnaLele, I just want you to know that we are...

    DonnaLele,

    I just want you to know that we are enjoying your voice and your enthusiasm! You are actually spurring my practice schedule, and that is good.

    Keep them coming... I have to go watch...
  24. Thread: Ukulele Picks

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    I have always struggled with picking melody leads...

    I have always struggled with picking melody leads and have, for the last few iterations, been just finger strumming chords using modified "banjo roll" type arpeggios with a few added melody-ish...
  25. Thread: Sticky Fingers

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    I appreciate the ideas. Wifey, who quilts, gave...

    I appreciate the ideas. Wifey, who quilts, gave me some Shea Butter. It only takes a tiny bit; you rub it quickly to warm it up, and it soaks right in. It is not at all greasy and will not leave a...
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