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    Good stuff! That was fun to watch. :)

    Good stuff! That was fun to watch. :)
  2. Yes, it’s Mimmo, not me! :) Okay, now I...

    Yes, it’s Mimmo, not me! :) Okay, now I understand the context of the PM, too.
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    Noodling does get a bit in the way of...

    Noodling does get a bit in the way of improvement, at least for me. I used to think that any kind of ukulele playing helps with improvement, but I’ve found that noodling didn’t really make me better....
  4. The Pono offered by Cadia is a real steal at that...

    The Pono offered by Cadia is a real steal at that price, especially since it was set up and comes with a case. Could easily be a "forever" ukulele. I really like Pono's offerings. My baritone is made...
  5. I'm a little late to this thread, but I'll make...

    I'm a little late to this thread, but I'll make up for it by rambling unnecessarily.



    Of the brands you listed, I'd only consider Pono (Duke for a banjolele).

    I struggled with the same...
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    When I had a GL6, I'd buy the strings for it...

    When I had a GL6, I'd buy the strings for it straight from Kanile'a. They are still available in their shop, here. I imagine they work on the Islander model too (or is it dimensionally different from...
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    The neck is still made of wood and so it (and the...

    The neck is still made of wood and so it (and the fretboard) may shrink if the humidity levels are low for extended periods of time. I humidify both my banjo and my banjolele in the winter. The head...
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    I had the Kanil'ea GL6 guitarlele a few years...

    I had the Kanil'ea GL6 guitarlele a few years ago, and that was a marvelous instrument. Great sound, great playability, excellent craftsmanship, spot on intonation. I eventually sold it because six...
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    I always use a file (currently a sapphire one,...

    I always use a file (currently a sapphire one, which seems to last well). It gives me the fine-control I want, doesn't cause fractures in the nail, and with the fine grained side allows me to file a...
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    Caffeine and I never agree for longer periods, so...

    Caffeine and I never agree for longer periods, so even though I miss the "kick" from real coffee and green/black tea, I drink caffeine-free teas like herbal and roiboos teas and lately ersatz coffees...
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    The ukes I bought from Andreas/Gute Ukulele were...

    The ukes I bought from Andreas/Gute Ukulele were set up perfectly from the factory, but it's possible I was lucky. (Pono baritone, KoAloha pineapple, KoAloha concert, Famous/Kiwaya concert, Farallon)...
  12. Thread: Banjo anyone?

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    Not a problem! There is a very large body of...

    Not a problem! There is a very large body of American old-time music and European-influenced "Classic Banjo" music (guitar-style). It's a chromatic instrument, so you can really play anything on it...
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    As far as I know, none of the ukulele-selling...

    As far as I know, none of the ukulele-selling shops in Germany perform setups. "Gute Ukulele" in Berlin is probably the best store, but Andreas, the owner, doesn't do setup work. It's not needed for...
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    My baritone has a radiused fretboard and it's not...

    My baritone has a radiused fretboard and it's not something I'd pay extra for. I can't really tell the difference when playing. I can see the benefits on a guitar, especially one with wide string...
  15. Thread: I'm Hopeless

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    The 4th one with the Fyberskin-looking head is...

    The 4th one with the Fyberskin-looking head is actually the one that had grabbed my attention! I only have one banjo ukulele, the Deering concert one, and frankly, I don't particularly like it. I...
  16. Thread: I'm Hopeless

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    And to think I felt crowded when I simultaneously...

    And to think I felt crowded when I simultaneously owned 15 or so ukes before I started selling/gifting some! You're a ukulele hoarder, Jerry!

    In the 4th and 5th row of your collection, what are...
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    Definitely makes sense to stick to what you're...

    Definitely makes sense to stick to what you're used to in terms of measurements. Makes it easier. :)

    I agree, the problem with stringing a bass like a baritone would be the nut slots (way bigger...
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    I'm currently on a John Grisham reading spree...

    I'm currently on a John Grisham reading spree where I go through all of his thrillers in order of publishing. Right now I'm reading "The Runaway Jury", his 7th novel. Love his writing, it's always...
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    Pono's 35mm nut is super comfortable for me....

    Pono's 35mm nut is super comfortable for me. String spacing is 28mm. I think 38mm would be a little wide for me and make my technique sloppier. Agonized a lot over this when I commissioned a custom...
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    I wouldn't mind being like you and getting back...

    I wouldn't mind being like you and getting back into fitness! ;)

    I still pick up my ukes every few days, but the banjo is the instrument that gets daily playing time. It's still fairly new to me,...
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    The easiest solution is probably to not take a...

    The easiest solution is probably to not take a Moore Bettah to a festival where it might not be closely watched.
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    There have been some interesting new brands over...

    There have been some interesting new brands over the past few years. Some of them, like Kai and Freshman, seem to try to get market share by putting out quality instruments at comparatively very low...
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    I acquired my ukulele in a similarly unexpected...

    I acquired my ukulele in a similarly unexpected way, some years ago. I had no plans to get or play a baritone, but one day I chatted with Andreas David (of Gute Ukulele in Germany) and he said he had...
  24. Thread: Are Uke Sales Up?

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    They also tend to be very loud and relatively...

    They also tend to be very loud and relatively unpleasant when beginners are starting to learn them. With everyone being home, neighbors included, this probably plays a role, too.

    Guitars and ukes...
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    I never bumped into the issue with ukuleles...

    I never bumped into the issue with ukuleles (everyone seemed to express nut widths in millimeters, or maybe I was just lucky), but when I got into banjos, nearly every resource, luthier, or list of...
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