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    Try Worth clear strings. They have higher tension...

    Try Worth clear strings. They have higher tension options than the browns. You're probably looking for the CD set.
  2. Pure Heart is/was a monster supergroup in...

    Pure Heart is/was a monster supergroup in Hawaiʻi. Did Nashville Sessions not count? I'm a little confused. Guess we're wishing for a specifically ROCK group?

    Think about it: did we have rock...
  3. Impulse responses (IRs) to improve plugged in tone

    Any of the pedal nerds out there playing with this?

    I've been using my Line 6 HX Stomp to great success for the past few months, but haven't had the headspace to dive into making IRs for my uke....
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    I've got MusicPro insurance for my gear. They're...

    I've got MusicPro insurance for my gear. They're covering $13k worth of stuff for $190/year-ish. I thought that was pretty cheap for the peace of mind it gives you at gigs. No appraisals. You just...
  5. I think a more productive approach might be...

    I think a more productive approach might be "songs that capture the essence of the 'ukulele and you should be familiar with." So far Aloha 'Oe is the only song I see here that I'm slightly inclined...
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    They are two VERY different sounds and...

    They are two VERY different sounds and instruments. Making a choice between one or the other will improve the quality and relevancy of any answers you get here. Because it's two different styles of...
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    The point with timing confidence, more than going...

    The point with timing confidence, more than going slow, is to be able to know exactly what is happening and where you are in the framework of a bar. Going slow is about being able to physically play...
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    Metronome. People get overwhelmed because...

    Metronome.

    People get overwhelmed because they jump in too fast. I just get my students to use the metronome to drill silly things like "strum only on the 1" or "pluck on the 2 & 3". By working...
  9. Worth clears for over a decade.

    Worth clears for over a decade.
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    A great teacher and a great player are sometimes...

    A great teacher and a great player are sometimes very different things. I know some amazing players who are terrible teachers. And vice versa.

    James Hill is the best of both, IMO.
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    Not usually a big deal, but it sounds like you...

    Not usually a big deal, but it sounds like you might look for a happy-medium for that chord to avoid torquing your finger so much when your hand is pivoted towards the tuners. As you play more you'll...
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    I just got a couple CC01K hangers from String...

    I just got a couple CC01K hangers from String Swing. Wanted the flexibility to hang any of my instruments and haven't noticed a problem with my Kamaka that's currently on it not fitting due to it...
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    I've been impressed by the content on the...

    I've been impressed by the content on the "Improvise For Real" Youtube channel. Really some interesting ways to think about improvisation. Might be worth a look.
  14. Do you have the opportunity to play these models?...

    Do you have the opportunity to play these models? The variations between instruments, though less with mass production models, can still be surprising and completely destroy any "consensus" you might...
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    With stock strings there are usually at least a...

    With stock strings there are usually at least a handful of months on them just from sitting around a warehouse - if not years. "How long" until you change them might not make much of a difference on...
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    I've been watching this thread for a few days and...

    I've been watching this thread for a few days and kind of feel like I should point this out:

    IMO, this has less to do with a certain brand and more to do with an 'ukulele itself being "good."...
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    Do you THINK of it as an 'ukulele? That's good...

    Do you THINK of it as an 'ukulele? That's good enough for me.
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    I've had mine for 10+ years. Good stuff.

    I've had mine for 10+ years. Good stuff.
  19. Can you explain the difference in your setup...

    Can you explain the difference in your setup between having a sound guy or not in a little more detail? I'm not understanding why it would have to be different if you're running into the board either...
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    You can find a million more lyric sheets of...

    You can find a million more lyric sheets of better quality on: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ (just look for the highest rated version). Copy/paste makes it really easy to create material on the...
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    You could also drop the tuning. No string...

    You could also drop the tuning. No string changing required. You can reach all tension feel stops with a set you know you like. Half-step not loose enough? Go down a whole step. Worth a try until you...
  22. Thread: Capo use

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    Should, but you're better off with a smaller...

    Should, but you're better off with a smaller uke-specific or banjo capo. All that extra mass tends to get in the way when playing.
  23. My Pono solidbody has a passive setup with a...

    My Pono solidbody has a passive setup with a volume knob. I'll try to remember to dig out that assembly and look at the pot sometime today (I replaced it with an active setup). Should be just like an...
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    Do the dealers have more than one of each model?...

    Do the dealers have more than one of each model? If so, play them all. They are all slightly different, even the same model. Maybe a different instrument will speak to you. An A/B comparison of a...
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    I think you're looking at it kind of wrong. An...

    I think you're looking at it kind of wrong. An instrument CAN sound better in that tuning. As CAN your voice if you pitch down a half-step from "normal." Or not! Some ukes sound better a half-step...
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