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    Which one did you get? I don't use capo for Uke...

    Which one did you get? I don't use capo for Uke as all chords are easy to play and I prefer to learn movable shapes and can transpose on the fly. For guitar I also use a d'addario and it works great...
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    In similar threads some people suggested that if...

    In similar threads some people suggested that if a single string has poor intonation after string change it should be installed the other way round i.e. the bridge end goes to the headstock. I...
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    So are those that provide the "free" setup with...

    So are those that provide the "free" setup with purchase also increasing the action if the buyer wants that?
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    There are very few string manufacturers....

    There are very few string manufacturers. D'Addario and Aquila, maybe GHS. Some don't have a consumer marketing end but are only wholesale to various brands. I am not sure if any fluorocarbon is made...
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    Congrats and I am looking forward to a review. I...

    Congrats and I am looking forward to a review. I hope you can make it sound as good as the examples you heard on videos.
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    I also find a fresh setup for new ukes overrated...

    I also find a fresh setup for new ukes overrated maybe even unnecessary. I own five ukes and only one of those needed a setup. That one is a 20 year old KoAloha that had terrible intonation. Though...
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    I have a concert uke in my hand as I am reading...

    I have a concert uke in my hand as I am reading this so think I understand what you are talking about. I tend to hold the uke fairly high close to the chin so I can keep my left hand as straight as...
  9. At the Chee Maisel website you can download the...

    At the Chee Maisel website you can download the package and donate more or less for it. Also for each performer separate links may be provided.
  10. So far this is the best of their workshops. Just...

    So far this is the best of their workshops. Just right to get my playing a level higher with some of my favourite uke artists.
  11. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    When I started out and wanted to get a "good" uke...

    When I started out and wanted to get a "good" uke I was all impressed by marketing specs and glossy online pictures and what I wanted was the Kala Acacia with slothead. Well when I finally got to...
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    I think it's decent if your can't hear it when...

    I think it's decent if your can't hear it when you play or if you can hear it it's so slight that it does not bother you.
  13. I found the uke pictures at the hall of fame and...

    I found the uke pictures at the hall of fame and indeed many of the 20s ukes have metal tuners and not the wooden pegs I thought they had. Pictures can be found at :...
  14. If it is that old then someone must have upgraded...

    If it is that old then someone must have upgraded it with new tuners, a new case, and fresh strings. They don't look period correct at all. The way the fretboard is attached to the body looks like...
  15. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    I have visited many uke stores and Kala is...

    I have visited many uke stores and Kala is definitely the brand that uses up most display space. It is odd that they would not fight to maintain their retail presence but it seems they figured they...
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    I don't think these two ukes are in the same...

    I don't think these two ukes are in the same class. Koaloha is an established family brand and their Koa ukes are noted for consistent great sound. A huge bonus is their warranty which basically...
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    Thank you. This is quite interesting, several...

    Thank you. This is quite interesting, several sets have tenor and other sizes with same gauges. So are they interchangeable and only difference is in length? It is also notable that there seem to be...
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    Gretsch is best sleeper value!

    Gretsch is best sleeper value!
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    Give them a few days to settle in and tune them a...

    Give them a few days to settle in and tune them a few times per day. Some uke strings are also very soft and easy to play sharp and at least for me it is not possible to play some things without...
  20. Thanks that was fun and unique. I play a lot with...

    Thanks that was fun and unique. I play a lot with fiddlers in acoustic jams so the uke claw hammer is a nice alternative.
  21. Tension on multi string instruments is generally...

    Tension on multi string instruments is generally much higher. For example when you compare "light" gauge guitar string sets then the 12 string set will be much thinner than the 6 string set, and may...
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    I play both guitar and ukulele and sure enjoy...

    I play both guitar and ukulele and sure enjoy their differences and unique contributions they can bring to different styles of music. But I have a hard time understanding the purpose of baritone ukes...
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    These polygut strings look interesting so I just...

    These polygut strings look interesting so I just ordered a set of the 610s as well for one of my concerts.
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    Also keep in mind that ukes often have friction...

    Also keep in mind that ukes often have friction tuners or cheap geared tuners and that synthetic strings contract and expand as they are tuned. So this means that an overly accurate tuner will drive...
  25. I have a six string where a low red A sits in the...

    I have a six string where a low red A sits in the middle of a high new Nylgut A and an E and it sounds great. As for tubby C my concert uke with fluorocarbon string has that issue. I haven't decided...
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