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    Methinks the Hawaiian Culture Center swings...

    Methinks the Hawaiian Culture Center swings strongly towards well-heeled Japanese "cultural" tourists. You might try hitting up some of the teachers listed individually as they're all freelancers.
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    Well, the Kamaka showroom/shop is only a block...

    Well, the Kamaka showroom/shop is only a block away from the old HMS/Salt site so I'll have to make due if I ever need another ukulele...
  3. I switch between a long scale classical...

    I switch between a long scale classical guitar—664mm—432mm scale tenor ukulele and 508mm baritone while teaching and performing without problems. You need to practice for a few months so your brain...
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    Sure, it works great if you're not working 9 to...

    Sure, it works great if you're not working 9 to 5. Most of us get spanked good twice daily in the gathering place of many cars...
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    Nylon strings—the trebles—are larger in diameter...

    Nylon strings—the trebles—are larger in diameter than the equivalent steel strings. However, if you prefer a thinner string on a classical guitar, use a light gauge fluorocarbon. They sound great and...
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    Probably varies with the DSLR model but most DSLR...

    Probably varies with the DSLR model but most DSLR audio is poor even with with use of an external mic (static noise and clips easily). I shoot video with Canon DSLRs but use two Neumann KM-184 jacked...
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    According to my measurements (no specs on...

    According to my measurements (no specs on packaging or website), the Romero Creations UG1 set is:

    1 = .021" | 2 = .026" | 3 = .0315" | 4 = .0275" | 5 = .034" | 6 = .042"

    So the trebles are...
  8. They're made in Indonesia now rather than...

    They're made in Indonesia now rather than Southeast Asia (Vietnam)? Breaking in new workers must take a lot of training and time!
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    For us townies, the drive out to Haleiwa after...

    For us townies, the drive out to Haleiwa after work is a two hour ordeal in rush hour traffic. Tourists can leave earlier in the day and enjoy the journey.
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    I always bring my best instruments to a...

    I always bring my best instruments to a performance or session. Otherwise why bother to own something so good? Now for teaching I bust out the second or third string of instruments since students are...
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    Plus, resting the pinkie makes it more difficult...

    Plus, resting the pinkie makes it more difficult to smoothly move the picking position, i.e., play over the sound hole, end of fingerboard or near the bridge in order to produce different tone...
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    Sounds like a good deal. Most ask for 30%...

    Sounds like a good deal. Most ask for 30% consignment. 15% is well worth it to avoid dealing with all the hassle and time involved with selling an instrument.
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    I just drove by this last weekend and the sign...

    I just drove by this last weekend and the sign was still up but it seems to be off their website (as well as some of the workers from that location). If it's gone I'm sad. It's just a 15 minute walk...
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    Congratulations Adam! Coco is a real canon and a...

    Congratulations Adam! Coco is a real canon and a looker.
  15. Mahalo guys for listening!

    Mahalo guys for listening!
  16. Thanks! Yes, it is almost impossible to get other...

    Thanks! Yes, it is almost impossible to get other musicians to play my pieces. But these students choose my piece for the project so I was happy I got to hear someone play besides me!
  17. When seated, I can easily hold the instrument at...

    When seated, I can easily hold the instrument at such an angle so as not to be flush against my belly. Standing is more challenging since I can't support the instrument with my leg and thus tend to...
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    Yes, the long sustain and ringing overtones are...

    Yes, the long sustain and ringing overtones are Romero Creations traits. Not everybody likes the extra resonance—some prefer the percussive fast decay of traditional ukuleles—but as a guitar player I...
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    Mahalo guys for listening!

    Mahalo guys for listening!
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    The locals try to avoid Waikiki most of the time:...

    The locals try to avoid Waikiki most of the time: difficult to park, crowded and special prices (i.e., high prices) for international travelers with fat wallets.
  21. Leeward Coast Redux - original for ukulele

    My wife's students playing my original piece, Leeward Coast Redux. The performers are enrolled in MUS 122Z, 'Ukulele 2, at Leeward Community College.


    https://youtu.be/2SZuu87P3UE
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    I own four RC models, including a tenor Replica...

    I own four RC models, including a tenor Replica in Spruce and mahogany, but no KoAloha. I prefer the thin necks but wider nuts of the Romero instruments over the narrower KoAloha, as well as the...
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    Minuet in G Major by J.S. Bach

    Three of my wife's students tearing up Bach's Minuet in G. They're enrolled in her MUS 122Z, 'Ukulele 2, course at Leeward Community College. The performer on guitar, Deither, was supposed to play...
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    The Mini SM-CE was my gateway drug to the kiku...

    The Mini SM-CE was my gateway drug to the kiku and ukulele world. I gave mine to a student but remember it fondly.
  25. I have the opposite problem: glossy necks are too...

    I have the opposite problem: glossy necks are too grippy for me (and make strange thumb fart sounds while recording). I greatly prefer the quiet and less grippy feel of satin while running up and...
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