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    Until recently I’ve always disliked friction...

    Until recently I’ve always disliked friction tuners. IIRC the friction tuners on the Bruko are a simple design that uses a flat faced cup and cone as friction surfaces. Recently I purchased a beater...
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    ‘You get what you pay for?’ My experience is...

    ‘You get what you pay for?’

    My experience is that not infrequently you get less than you paid for and occasionally you get more than you paid for.

    A friend let me use a Uke made by a well...
  3. My suspicion is that that is the way forward, or...

    My suspicion is that that is the way forward, or at least one of the better ones. I was playing at a strum along session a few days back and thought about how these days I don’t normally need to look...
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    I believe that the OP was speaking of Soprano...

    I believe that the OP was speaking of Soprano instruments.

    Ohana do some Concert scale Pineapple Ukes too (see Mim’s site) and Oscar Schmidt does a basic laminate Concert as well.
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    I don’t think that you’ll go ‘wrong’ with either...

    I don’t think that you’ll go ‘wrong’ with either however for (almost literally) just a few dollars more you could get something that will serve you well for years instead. I have a Kala KA-P which...
  6. Many thanks to all who have replied so far, your...

    Many thanks to all who have replied so far, your contributions and efforts in responding are appreciated.

    The ‘Teleportation’ term used by yahalele is at the core of my difficulties and I have...
  7. My suggestion is that you copy or print out the...

    My suggestion is that you copy or print out the drawing in yahalele’s post, carefully measure the tuners that you have and record the dimensions. As I said earlier the tuner's maker might be marked...
  8. Finger Picking, Left Hand Positioning and Re-positioning

    I like fingerpicking and manage to push my way through fairly simple tunes with enough success to keep me interested. Reading standard notation and tab isn’t an issue but getting my left hand fingers...
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    I’m not certain what the conclusion of this...

    I’m not certain what the conclusion of this thread thread is in terms of meeting the needs of the OP. Nylon strings have a mixed reputation and I’m inclined to believe that they don’t sound as good...
  10. Oh dear, sorry to hear of your difficulties. ...

    Oh dear, sorry to hear of your difficulties.

    Replacing tuners should be straight forward but the last time I did it it proved complex as the screw centres, shaft lengths and hole heights vary...
  11. Sorry, in advance, if this is a silly answer or...

    Sorry, in advance, if this is a silly answer or suggestions.

    Do you mean the shaft around which a string wraps has become loose? If so just tighten the screw on the end.

    Before buying...
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    That’s a very plausible concept, it’s certainly...

    That’s a very plausible concept, it’s certainly been a successful product and is well liked by many. If is were possible to know more about the earlier Brükos and their manufacture then I think it...
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    Here we might be approaching the key to what a...

    Here we might be approaching the key to what a Brüko is all about. What was the design’s original purpose and how can we use what it was designed for and what it is best for now? Only once you...
  14. Wishing you well Dave. I feel sure that there are...

    Wishing you well Dave. I feel sure that there are many others who feel the same way, both here on UU and locally to you too.

    Edit. When I first viewed your thread I didn’t watch your video but the...
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    Thanks, that’s pretty much as anticipated but...

    Thanks, that’s pretty much as anticipated but it’s nice to have the confirmation. Though the type of nylon material might be very slightly different I believe that the EB’s are broadly similar in...
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    “ ..... To my ears, at least, a Brüko always has...

    “ ..... To my ears, at least, a Brüko always has a very distinctive sound. Some call it vintage, others percussive, some call it the „Brüko plong“. While I‘m not claiming that they all sound the...
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    I had wanted a number 5 or 6 for some time and...

    I had wanted a number 5 or 6 for some time and eventually managed to get one, but they are like Marmite in that you like ‘em or hate ‘em. They are beautifully made instruments but mine was a bit too...
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    Sorry, my comment wasn’t meant to indicate that...

    Sorry, my comment wasn’t meant to indicate that low priced strings weren’t available in the USA - clumsy writing in my part. It was strictly as written in that strings are, I find, relatively...
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    I think that you are correct. This thread...

    I think that you are correct. This thread explains what he changed to a short while back: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?131785-Fishing-line/page3&highlight=Fishing+line

    As...
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    As I recall your beater is a Makala Concert. IIRC...

    As I recall your beater is a Makala Concert. IIRC the plastic covers you refer to are nothing more than a cosmetic washer. When I had a Makala I temporarily lost one of the ‘washers’ whilst...
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    Plus one for the above, and though the actions of...

    Plus one for the above, and though the actions of some are more concerning than others it applies to other countries too.

    Whilst I have liked those Chinese people that I have met I am also very...
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    Due to their mixed reputation and minimal...

    Due to their mixed reputation and minimal difference in packaged cost (to fluorocarbon) I don’t use nylon strings. However I can see the economics of this (bulk) way of doing things but what puzzles...
  23. You are very welcome to whatever aid that I’ve...

    You are very welcome to whatever aid that I’ve managed to give you. The topic interests me too in that I have the same question in mind.

    This is a wonderful forum but sometimes it’s a case of :...
  24. Thread: Why?

    by Graham Greenbag
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    I suspect that to a greater or lesser degree we...

    I suspect that to a greater or lesser degree we are all guilty of playing with or on our Ukes at times that might not be appropriate. Between songs I tend to practice, quietly I believe, chords ready...
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    Welcome to UU and the world of Ukulele playing. ...

    Welcome to UU and the world of Ukulele playing.

    Two points:
    # find and join a Ukulele club. Ask on here if you’re struggling to locate a group, there are quite a few members who are U.K. based....
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