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    ......after about 3 years of trying, I can now...

    ......after about 3 years of trying, I can now just about read & play music from the page with my harmonicas.....


    .......things do take time, but usually it is worth the effort. :)
  2. Living Water - but any fluorocarbons should be...

    Living Water - but any fluorocarbons should be easy on your fingers, & if it's a tenor, try using concert strings, they are what I use on all my tenor scales.
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    I thumb strum too, but I use the nail coming back...

    I thumb strum too, but I use the nail coming back up, maybe your hand is too flat, mine is shaped like a loose claw.
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    When I started, I used a Lumix hybrid camera - it...

    When I started, I used a Lumix hybrid camera - it picked up all of my bad playing. :D
  5. Never sold a uke, bought plenty, gave 6 away, &...

    Never sold a uke, bought plenty, gave 6 away, & still have more than I need, (but then, who here doesn't). ;)
  6. A fair few of the tunes that I like start below...

    A fair few of the tunes that I like start below middle C, so having the low G allows me to play them in the right octave.

    It will sound quite different when strumming, you will like it........or...
  7. As a strumming instrument, re entrant is OK, but...

    As a strumming instrument, re entrant is OK, but why waste a string, low G gives you more notes to finger pick. :D
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    Playing melodies, my criteria is 'feel', it has...

    Playing melodies, my criteria is 'feel', it has to sound good & feel right in the hands, reasonably loud, with good sustain.
    I prefer plain looking instruments, really hate a fancy/blingy uke, it...
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    I have a Kala & an Ohana long neck sopranos, they...

    I have a Kala & an Ohana long neck sopranos, they play like a concert because of the scale, but keep the soprano sound & size, with slightly more sustain.

    I have 2 Baton Rouge concert ukes, nice...
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    If I were to lay them on shelves, I wouldn't...

    If I were to lay them on shelves, I wouldn't bother with any cloth, which could absorb moisture from the air, & transfer it to your uke.

    (I would more likely take out a couple of shelves & hang...
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    Beats me why you do it then......

    Beats me why you do it then......
  12. Long neck concerts have a tenor scale, long neck...

    Long neck concerts have a tenor scale, long neck soprano have a concert scale, a giraffe neck soprano has a tenor scale.

    I have all three types in my collection, the main consideration is the...
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    Three Ohana solid mahogany, long neck soprano,...

    Three Ohana solid mahogany, long neck soprano, giraffe neck soprano, & long neck concert, great ukes with fluorocarbon low G stings (Living Water in my case).

    These, & my KoAloha Opio solid...
  14. Likely it's just a case of 'empty bank balance'...

    Likely it's just a case of 'empty bank balance' just now - someone should be along when their first pay cheque of the year hits their bank in February. ;)
  15. The uke was the first musical instrument that I...

    The uke was the first musical instrument that I finally managed to play, after having retired.

    I started out with a Makala tenor, then a Makala pineapple soprano, then a Makala concert - found I...
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    I use low G fluorocarbon strings on my solid...

    I use low G fluorocarbon strings on my solid mahogany Ohana ukes, (Living Water), gives them a much better tone than 'nylon' strings. :)
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    Different ukes for different sounds - whilst I...

    Different ukes for different sounds - whilst I don't play as often as I once did, I still like to vary it when I play, so having multiple ukes is good to have. :)
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    Kala, Ohana, Baton Rouge would be my suggestions,...

    Kala, Ohana, Baton Rouge would be my suggestions, most of mine came from the Southern Ukulele Store, via online.

    I started when I retired, with concert scale, then got some tenor scaled, including...
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    I'd suggest you get yourself an electronic tuner...

    I'd suggest you get yourself an electronic tuner to go with your new uke too.

    There's lots of tutorials online to get you up & playing as well.

    Anything else just ask. :)
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    Low G all the way, only use high G for 'sing &...

    Low G all the way, only use high G for 'sing & strums' - all but two of my ukes are low G. :):music:
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    You're not going with John Denver are you....

    You're not going with John Denver are you....
  22. Sticky: Was it this one -...

    Was it this one - https://electricukulele.net/2018/11/17/best-8-string-ukuleles/
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    So, a spruce topped soprano - if this size suits...

    So, a spruce topped soprano - if this size suits you, stick with it, (but maybe consider a concert).

    If you'd like a mellower sound, a solid/solid top mahogany uke. Acacia would be a bit brighter...
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    TCK/Dave turned up on the Seasons again after...

    TCK/Dave turned up on the Seasons again after being away for a bit, & I think I remember MMStan posting about a month a or so ago - I tend to just drift by more than post these days.
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    Problem solving.

    Problem solving.
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