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  1. It's also worth noting that the measurements at...

    It's also worth noting that the measurements at the frets are just indicators.
    Each instrument is completely unique. A 2.25mm action on one uke might feel completely different to 2.25mm on another...
  2. The action that comes on your instruments are not...

    The action that comes on your instruments are not set in stone. Instruments should always be setup to your preference.
    Each time I get a new uke, often the first month of ownership is dedicated to...
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    Otherwise, a tried and tested method is using the...

    Otherwise, a tried and tested method is using the ADGB strings from a classical guitar set (normal tension recommended) and tune up to DGBE.
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    Last time I asked, Ken told me an unwound low-D...

    Last time I asked, Ken told me an unwound low-D is unfeasible. Hence he might offer with high-D.
  5. This one actually has 3 chambers :)

    This one actually has 3 chambers :)
  6. Hello! It is 1 double course (Low G + High G)...

    Hello!
    It is 1 double course (Low G + High G) then C E A
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    I think these are literally rebranded Mahalos. ...

    I think these are literally rebranded Mahalos.

    Everything about it seems identical to a Mahalo U30..... they didn't even bother changing the model number.
    Even the font/style of the headstock...
  8. Kanile'a Koa 5-string tenor - Love songs instrumental

    Hi guys! I just received this beautiful Kanile'a Koa 5-string from The Ukulele Site this week amd recorded myself practising some new songs. Hope you enjoy it!

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    I do believe it is plausible for new instruments...

    I do believe it is plausible for new instruments to open up a bit in the early stages of ownership. However, I highly doubt the mechanism by which this may occur is due to "vibrations" from playing....
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    I agree that the art of playing music is about...

    I agree that the art of playing music is about culture and enjoyment. However, many things about it can be analysed and explained by science. In fact, why do some notes soind good together, whole...
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    Anecdotal evidence is one of the least reliable....

    Anecdotal evidence is one of the least reliable. That's the reason why so many certain false beliefs survived for so long (eg: homeopathy). Given that perception of tone is highly subjective, the...
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    I had read that paper as part of my informal...

    I had read that paper as part of my informal 'research' at some point in the past.

    Also it's not something that can easily be tested given that no 2 instruments are exactly the same due to...
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    From a logical and scientific perspective, I...

    From a logical and scientific perspective, I think it's a load of baloney.

    Dead wood fibers that stringed instruments are made of are very hard and stiff.
    No amount of vibrations or soundwaves...
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    Well if you're going to go through the trouble of...

    Well if you're going to go through the trouble of re-hydrating and re-using them for extended periods of time, I think a purpose built humidifier would be more durable and easier to refill.

    I just...
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    Over the years I've tried the DGBE tuning on...

    Over the years I've tried the DGBE tuning on tenor several times and never been satisfied. The tenor scale length and body size doesn't seem to handle DGBE tuning very well (muddy, thuddy, strings...
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    There's really nothing unexpected to look out...

    There's really nothing unexpected to look out for. It'll just feel like a slightly larger tenor, but with baritone tuning.
    It adds a nice variety of sounds.

    Just be careful, as it can be a...
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    Kiwaya mahogany ukes are also worth a look for a...

    Kiwaya mahogany ukes are also worth a look for a "traditional" soprano sound! Closest to being a vintage Martin, without being a Martin!
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    Congratulations on your purchase, I'm sure it'll...

    Congratulations on your purchase, I'm sure it'll be a fantastic uke.
    However, I don't think it would be very soprano-like.

    The feel and sound of a soprano comes not just from the body size, but...
  19. With a budget of up to $500, if it was my money...

    With a budget of up to $500, if it was my money I'd get the new Shima (Jake Shimabukuro licensed) solid mahogany tenor:
    http://shimaukulele.com/
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    If its soprano bodied ukes with longer necks we...

    If its soprano bodied ukes with longer necks we are talking about, I think the Shima "JS WIDENECK SOPRANO UKULELE" is also a strong contender.

    Soprano body, wide neck is ergonomic and scale length...
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    I think the shorter soprano scale length is part...

    I think the shorter soprano scale length is part of what makes a soprano sound like a soprano.
    The scale length affects how the string vibrates.

    Choice in strings plays a big part too.
  22. Thread: Cordoba Ukes

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    They're OK. They don't excite me. But they are...

    They're OK.
    They don't excite me. But they are decent quality overall.

    I don't expect a good setup for any inexpensive ukulele out of the box. I always do my own setups, so the factory setup...
  23. Hello there. 1. I would advise preventing the...

    Hello there.

    1.
    I would advise preventing the need to increase volume by increasing the 'gain' in Audacity.
    This will contribute to noise and adversely affect overall quality.

    Rather, ensure...
  24. Cover Me In Sunshine (P!nk & Willow Sage Hart - Instrumental cover)

    I hope you enjoy my recording.
    Very positive and happy song! I certainly had fun playing it!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbZl1kewLk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbZl1kewLk
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    Haha my bad - feels like I failed on some kind of...

    Haha my bad - feels like I failed on some kind of exam :D

    Yes, I realise that Pro-Arte now comes in various materials and types.
    I'm referring to the Nylons, either clear or rectified.

    For...
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