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    Have you just read about this supposed issue or...

    Have you just read about this supposed issue or is this something you experience yourself? I think this Ohana uke is an entry level model and not so much an upgrade. So if you are comfortable with...
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    So I have finally installed a d'addario NYL026W...

    So I have finally installed a d'addario NYL026W as low A on my six string. It is definitely thinner than the red and possibly thinner than the Aquila low A, and may have a bit lower tension. It...
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    I guess my first uke was somewhat of a gamble and...

    I guess my first uke was somewhat of a gamble and a learning experience. It was an Alulu made of some figured wood. It had terrible intonation and when I held it up against the light it was shining...
  4. I played an 8 string Kanile'a slothead in their...

    I played an 8 string Kanile'a slothead in their factory showroom, and my GF who heard me play 100s of ukes said that this was the best sounding one she ever heard....

    I don't think that there are...
  5. You didn't receive it if you didn't sign for it....

    You didn't receive it if you didn't sign for it. Just file a claim and share proceeds with the seller.
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    My first two ukes and also a luthier built one...

    My first two ukes and also a luthier built one have slotted bridges and I think that's the best way of doing it. Then I also got a Kamaka and I like the tie bar as it is so quick to attach a new...
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    UK has a fairly oceanic climate modified by gulf...

    UK has a fairly oceanic climate modified by gulf stream. That should be as good for Uke as it gets and even in winter the differential between outdoor and indoor humidity is likely not big enough to...
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    Thanks now you are making my head spin as I was...

    Thanks now you are making my head spin as I was going low to high and didn't even realize that the other way round it was fifths. That is my learning for today.
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    The main purpose of bracing is to support...

    The main purpose of bracing is to support softwood tops from string tension, but the cost is that they reduce top vibration. So the goal is to reduce the impact of bracing as much as possible, and...
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    There are several different ways of guitar top...

    There are several different ways of guitar top bracing and steel strung guitars often use different bracing patterns than nylon strung guitars. For ukulele the bracing is different and more simple as...
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    There are several different ways of guitar top...

    There are several different ways of guitar top bracing and steel strung guitars often use different bracing patterns than nylon strung guitars. For ukulele the bracing is different and more simple as...
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    Eadg is fourth tuning. Fifths would be CGDA.

    Eadg is fourth tuning. Fifths would be CGDA.
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    I think you are right. Traditional ukulele have...

    I think you are right. Traditional ukulele have tropical hardwood tops while European instruments such as guitars have softwood tops such as spruce or cedar. If you put softwood top on ukulele then...
  14. The most recent uke I bought was a HanoHano long...

    The most recent uke I bought was a HanoHano long neck soprano for $80 and I thought it was much better than any other uke under $350 in that store. But I don't think this is a very common brand.
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    No it's not that easy. Opio are nice for sure,...

    No it's not that easy. Opio are nice for sure, but KoAloha are in a different class and it is noticeable both in feel and sound if you play them side by side in their showroom. Then you also want to...
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    I love the artistry of the uke. For the last few...

    I love the artistry of the uke. For the last few auctions that I looked at they were for good causes but I look at this on small phone and did not see the cause it was for that's why I was asking....
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    Wow what a piece of art. Though it is not clear...

    Wow what a piece of art. Though it is not clear if the proceeds will go toward a foundation or organization associated with the valley. Usually they tell what this is for.
  18. If you get it built from a reputable luthier they...

    If you get it built from a reputable luthier they should be able to provide a case with perfect fit that should already be included with the build. If he does not include or offer a case for purchase...
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    Koaloha are great ukes and if you travel to...

    Koaloha are great ukes and if you travel to Hawaii, which I hope will soon be possible again for us Canadians, you can visit the factory and talk to the people who build them. They have lifetime...
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    Thanks as I stated earlier what the player feels...

    Thanks as I stated earlier what the player feels is usually not tension in kg but thickness or elasticity. For example, Titanium strings are very elastic and stretch a lot, so even though they have...
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    I agree. My first red low G that I ever used is...

    I agree. My first red low G that I ever used is still going strong after more than six years and 100s of hours of play. On the other hand two that I used for low A on 6 string broke within two years...
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    Indeed. I wonder where Aquila strings fit with...

    Indeed. I wonder where Aquila strings fit with these various objectives. I know that they make attempts of creating balanced tension sets, and with their red rubino series for guitar even take it a...
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    I am glad to hear that. Certainly hope that the...

    I am glad to hear that. Certainly hope that the D'Addario guitar string will mingle well with the Nylguts.
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    I play mainly guitar and this is the first time I...

    I play mainly guitar and this is the first time I have have heard that people with small guitars use thick strings. Usually the specs of big dreadnaught or jumbo guitars with long scales call for...
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    The way most people have this set up is like most...

    The way most people have this set up is like most of the 8 strings, so that when you do a downstrum you hit the high string first and then the low. If you put the low and thicker first then most...
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