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  1. Boss Katana 50 or the 100 if you need more power....

    Boss Katana 50 or the 100 if you need more power. I bought my son the Katana 50 for his Stratocaster and it has an acoustic setting. This amp works exceptionally well with both electric guitar and...
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    I had teased about knowing Luis’s pick of this...

    I had teased about knowing Luis’s pick of this batch based on his tone preference. It was the Sinker Redwood and curly Myrtle. I liked that one as well because it is mellow but still with good note...
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    Six new LfdM tenors at HMS

    HMS has received the new patch of six tenors that Luis just sent them. The recording on their Vimeo channel was late Saturday June 4th and only five were posted for sale on their site. I guess one...
  4. I completely agree with Swiftsailor98 above. ...

    I completely agree with Swiftsailor98 above.

    You know what is really expensive is spending any amount of money on something you don’t like the sound, feel and playability of because you won’t use...
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    Kinda off topic but what the heck. When I got...

    Kinda off topic but what the heck. When I got interested in tenor guitar, 4 steel strings, I took my old acoustic guitar and removed the E and A string. It played easy enough and gave me a good idea...
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    A few years back Chuck Moore agreed to make me a...

    A few years back Chuck Moore agreed to make me a ukulele. That was a dream come true, curly koa and a headstock inlay of my own design. He even agreed to do a radius fretboard for me, that was the...
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    This really is an accurate answer. I own a 20”...

    This really is an accurate answer. I own a 20” scale Pepe Romero and have played several Cordoba Minis, also 20” scale . None sound great tuned E-E, tuned G-G they do sound wonderful.

    I own a...
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    No one in my family plays any musical instruments...

    No one in my family plays any musical instruments so they have zero interest in my ukuleles. I have 4 good ukulele playing friends and I have let them pick what they want from my collection. As long...
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    This is a good answer and the one you need to...

    This is a good answer and the one you need to hear. That Enya comes with excellent strings. If you are only on day two of your ukulele journey concentrate on playing. In 6-10 months you can revisit...
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    When I was playing a lot, many 3 months before...

    When I was playing a lot, many 3 months before they started to sound a bit dull. The Thomastik last a very long time, 8-12 months or more.

    As a disclaimer none of my ukes get hours of play a day....
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    I have done a lot of experimenting over the years...

    I have done a lot of experimenting over the years and here are three strings that work very well as a wound C string. Thomastik Infeld CF27, D’Addario NYL026W and my favorite Savarez N 527 R. All...
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    The big issue with adding a wound low G to the...

    The big issue with adding a wound low G to the three remaining florocarbon strings is the difference in tone bewtween the two materials. As you have already found out. Florocarbon low G is hard to...
  13. A couple things of note. You said you tuned to...

    A couple things of note. You said you tuned to G3, that is the correct octave. Assuming your tuner or app does identify the octave. You said it doesnít sound right when you strum chords. Also it...
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    Take one of your tenors and tune it down to B or...

    Take one of your tenors and tune it down to B or Bb. The lower string tension will give you more sustain and a warmer sound. Itís an easy experiment and might just be the ticket. I have two tenors...
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    I also had DuPuytren and had my left hand...

    I also had DuPuytren and had my left hand operated on at the end of April 2019. Mine was an advanced case and required over 60 stitches. My left hand was in a split for a month as they gradually...
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    Poll: Initially I experimented with a sound hole strap,...

    Initially I experimented with a sound hole strap, too unstable when standing for myself. Early on I decided to adopt and stick with the two button set up, heel and bottom. I figured all those...
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    Koaloha Opio.......end of discussion, you will...

    Koaloha Opio.......end of discussion, you will thank me later. I owned a Koaloha Opio along side the top of the line Koaloha KCM-00, both concert size at the same time. Build quality was very much...
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    Look into Uncle Rods Bootcamp, it is a free...

    Look into Uncle Rods Bootcamp, it is a free download and he is a member here. I used it and it’s super helpful in learning the chords and changing them in time. As a guitar player you know that as...
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    That is a very good question.......which I have...

    That is a very good question.......which I have no answer for as I haven’t used those strings before. The larger diameter equals higher tension is a general rule of thumb for most strings with in the...
  20. You have learned an important first lesson, there...

    You have learned an important first lesson, there are hard songs and easy songs. First we crawl, then walk, then run. Learn to switch from C, F, G......then Google easy beginner ukulele songs. Pick...
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    Really well done Joseph, you do LfdM and Luis...

    Really well done Joseph, you do LfdM and Luis proud.
  22. If you are training to be a concert level...

    If you are training to be a concert level virtuoso like Jake then maybe it would hamper you a bit. For the rest of us mere mortals we should be ok. You said something important........you love to...
  23. For those that don’t know me I am friends with...

    For those that don’t know me I am friends with Luis, the luthier who built this ukulele. I am very fortunate to live about 10 minutes away from him. He invites me up every time he finishes his builds...
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    Yes as a general rule of thumb a solid wood top...

    Yes as a general rule of thumb a solid wood top will have more sustain then a laminate top. Spruce is also noted for long sustain among the softwood tops.
  25. My mind set evolved from “if I have them I got to...

    My mind set evolved from “if I have them I got to play them all the time” to I play which one I feel like playing. I have all the sizes so if I feel like a certain song sounds better on soprano or...
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