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  1. Thanks GG those links had some good info.

    Thanks GG those links had some good info.
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    Well, after the WB M A string which tension was...

    Well, after the WB M A string which tension was too high in relation to the other strings. I tried an A’Quila clear nylon on the A string. And again the tension was higher than the titanium strings....
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    Well, after the WB M A string I tried an A’Quila...

    Well, after the WB M A string I tried an A’Quila clear nylon on the A string. And again the tension was higher than the titanium strings. I ended putting the titanium A string back as it is a little...
  4. Thread: Koa flea

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    Thanks guys for the input...anyone else want to...

    Thanks guys for the input...anyone else want to chime in.
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    This flea will be for 6 year old grandson. I...

    This flea will be for 6 year old grandson. I changed the A string from the titanium to Worth brown as that one string was a little dull. The WB M sounds better but is of a higher tension. Wondering...
  6. What are your favorite Ohana concert pineapple strings?

    Mahogany pineapple, as the title says, and why.
  7. Thread: Koa flea

    by Oldtimer
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    Koa flea

    Who has experience with a laminate topped flea and a real Koa topped Flea ukulele? How does the sound differ, which do/did you prefer and why?
    Any and all thoughts about the Koa ukes please.
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    Thanks berean_350....I’m just starting my Uke...

    Thanks berean_350....I’m just starting my Uke journey at age 71. Twinkle Little Star was one of my go to songs when the grand kids needed to take a nap. That and Away in a Manger and Jesus Loves me....
  9. Thank you...learning a lot...still a novice...

    Thank you...learning a lot...still a novice though, but working at it.
  10. Not completely useless...I learned the “Eeeassyy...

    Not completely useless...I learned the “Eeeassyy Bluuuues.”
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  11. Good info here. Has anyone tried Bernadette Uke...

    Good info here. Has anyone tried Bernadette Uke lessons?
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    Will do Dada. The flea has arrived with titanium...

    Will do Dada. The flea has arrived with titanium string, I’m guessing as they have purple hue. Sounds sweet and mellow only the A string seems a little too muted, mellow. So I have some Worth BMs...
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    Has anyone tried the D’Addario titanium’s on...

    Has anyone tried the D’Addario titanium’s on their flea? Your thoughts, insight, impression of them.
    So far sounds like the Worth BM are the choice of most of y’all.
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    Very nice sound track...just bought a flea...

    Very nice sound track...just bought a flea soprano and was worried it might sound plastics. Not any more.
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    Favorite Flea strings

    What are your favorite Flea strings and why? How would you describe the sound?
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    Hi, sent you a PM.

    Hi, sent you a PM.
  17. Well my Gold Label finally arrived, it was a nail...

    Well my Gold Label finally arrived, it was a nail biter. It took 2 1/2 weeks on USPS Priority mail. Tracking just said “delivery delayed, in transit” for over a week till I went down to the local...
  18. Blithering random foolishness

    Blithering random foolishness
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    Ouch...d;)

    Ouch...d;)
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    There must be some difference in sound...Kamakas...

    There must be some difference in sound...Kamakas come with black nylon, if there was no difference why don’t they come with clear nylon. There was one guy, not sure where I read it, he sent a Kamaka...
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    I’m wondering how much difference between clear...

    I’m wondering how much difference between clear nylon and the black nylon, sound wise. Any thoughts welcome.
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    Thanks ghostrdr...I think you are right the nylon...

    Thanks ghostrdr...I think you are right the nylon strings seem to be settling down and not changing as much from day to day. And you were right I had the friction tuners overtightened. I backed all...
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    Gotoh tuner rebuildable?

    Are Gotoh deluxe tuning pegs rebuildable? Mine are having a hard time holding tune on my soprano Uke...or is it that the nylon strings are stretching?
    I have them tightened to the point where they...
  24. Thread: Koa

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    I think it was Flight ukes that brought luthiers...

    I think it was Flight ukes that brought luthiers from Japan to Hawaii to make some “made in Hawaii” ukuleles at a better price. Well they made some with Koa and some with mahogany. Then covid hit and...
  25. Thread: Kiwaya KTS-4

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    Sent a reply.

    Sent a reply.
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