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  1. OK, I did some research and found that mimmo...

    OK, I did some research and found that mimmo classifies Nylguts as having high singability.
    Therefore high singability is high harmonics rather than high fundamentals.

    I'd suggest that "harmonic...
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    I own a cheap Chinese solid body ukulele with a...

    I own a cheap Chinese solid body ukulele with a headphone output jack, so what you want exists already, yet the sound quality isn't great. To make one that sounds good will require some custom...
  3. Thanks for your input mimmo, its good to hear...

    Thanks for your input mimmo, its good to hear from you.

    In English, the musical concept of "prompt" would be expressed as "attack". That's the simple one.
    I'm still struggling a little with...
  4. Aquila is an Italian company and English is his...

    Aquila is an Italian company and English is his second language (or third?). Translating a word or concept from one language to another is fraught with issues.
    I believe that "prompt" would be what...
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    Absolutely, there are a lot of fake Aquila...

    Absolutely, there are a lot of fake Aquila strings on cheap ukuleles out there. I always took them off and fitted genuine Aquila's and it made quite a difference.
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    Meh, Aquila's all the way. That's all I use and...

    Meh, Aquila's all the way. That's all I use and they are great.

    Having said that. I did try a set of Dunlop Baritone strings on one instrument. Personally I didn't like them as much as the...
  7. Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles...

    Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles are tuned too high at gCEA and have way too much string tension at that tuning.
    I play Tenor ukuleles at either EAC#F# or FA#DG.
  8. Nominally yes, this is correct. I will still...

    Nominally yes, this is correct. I will still slide the string that isn't under tension through the slot a few times just to make sure that it isn't binding in the slot to be sure. A nut slot that's...
  9. Meh, deepening a nut slot is straight forwards...

    Meh, deepening a nut slot is straight forwards enough, if you have the right tools, which is a correctly sized nut file. Without the right tools there is a HIGH chance of botching the job and making...
  10. If string height at the nut was set perfectly by...

    If string height at the nut was set perfectly by a skilled luthier, the low strings would be a fraction high than the high strings but not so much that it would be easily noticeable.
  11. Well technically 0001 is C7 and 0002 is Cmaj7 yet...

    Well technically 0001 is C7 and 0002 is Cmaj7 yet I don't think this is what the OP is really asking about.
  12. Making adjustments as you call them on the run,...

    Making adjustments as you call them on the run, isn't considered "good" technique, yet its the kind of thing that I do all the time.
    Don't sweat it.
    Working on your technique isn't a bad thing to...
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    Well to start with I wouldn't call a $1000...

    Well to start with I wouldn't call a $1000 Hawaiian K brand ukulele a particularly expensive ukulele. I'd call them a mid priced professional instrument.
    Having said that, I take my Wise tenor...
  14. Well, for heavy chords, the narrower string...

    Well, for heavy chords, the narrower string spacing of the Risa would be better actually as you hit the multiple strings with less time delay between strings. The double wide humbucker is also more...
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    Ive been told that Mandolin tuners is what they...

    Ive been told that Mandolin tuners is what they use on 8 string ukuleles. I was showing my Mele 8 string ukulele to the builder of my custom Copley ukulele and he commented that the tuning machines...
  16. What do you want from the Mann that you can't get...

    What do you want from the Mann that you can't get with the Risa?
    I can't say that I have played either instrument although I have researched them when I was thinking of buying one.
    The Mann is a...
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    Yes, you want to be very careful and very...

    Yes, you want to be very careful and very consistent, but then again this is assuming that th saddle is perfectly flat on the bottom to begin with. It probably is but maybe it isn't.
    Check first....
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    When talking about Low vs High tuning we are...

    When talking about Low vs High tuning we are talking about the tuning of the 4th string or the string closest to your face as you hold the instrument, usually d or g. Low tuning is also linear...
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    I have fitted Aquila Nylgut Baritone DGBE strings...

    I have fitted Aquila Nylgut Baritone DGBE strings to a tenor ukulele and it works fine, just like that.
    The string tension is low of course but its not so low that the instrument is unplayable.
  20. Anything is possible, yet historically a ukulele...

    Anything is possible, yet historically a ukulele is a very simple instrument that uses simple construction techniques. Numerous master ukulele builders use a construction technique of a slightly...
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    Yes to the above. To be clear, there are special...

    Yes to the above. To be clear, there are special baritone string sets made for g,C,E,A tuning and you would buy those special sets rather than a tenor string set if you didn't want to go to the...
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    Meh, my experience on the subject is different to...

    Meh, my experience on the subject is different to others, yet. I'm an experienced player at open mic nights and other such events and I always use an acoustic instrument with an external microphone...
  23. Meh, an iron grip on a well intonated instrument...

    Meh, an iron grip on a well intonated instrument will cause intonation problems when none existed with a correct touch. Sure, yet the lightest grip in the World is not going to correct an instrument...
  24. Making chord shapes up the neck sound good is...

    Making chord shapes up the neck sound good is very dependent on excellent intonation, and one thing that ukuleles are NOT renowned for is, excellent intonation.
    So how well intonated are your...
  25. Well this is new, yet they are built to the Risa...

    Well this is new, yet they are built to the Risa Humbucker standard which is a narrow spaced humbucker, not what the Vorson's have which is a wide spaced single coil, and this is the problem. No...
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