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    Best Fabric to Store a Ukulele?

    Short Version: What's the best fabric to have a uke laying on?

    Long Version: I bought a book case and have my favorite ukes for daily playing/practicing sitting on it's shelves within arm's...
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    Congratulations on the string change :). I've...

    Congratulations on the string change :). I've learned more from my mistakes with my Kanilea than when all goes well. I've had a flying pin and strings in the past and have learned to do it right...
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    For me it was hearsay. When I mentioned this...

    For me it was hearsay. When I mentioned this (intonation problems mostly) to a friend with more experience with luthiers and setup than I have, he said one has to look at everything. The idea was...
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    I bought my K1-C ten years ago, and like Dohle...

    I bought my K1-C ten years ago, and like Dohle I've never been that happy with sustain and projection on the upper-mids no matter what strings I try. All my uke tuners also seem to agree with me...
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    Why did you buy more than one if you didn't like...

    Why did you buy more than one if you didn't like any of them? Did anything happen to the ukes over time? Did you decide on a different sound? Was it the neck shape?

    I am happy with owning two...
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    My Romero mahogany concert from HMS is one of my...

    My Romero mahogany concert from HMS is one of my favorites and my #1 favorite concert that I keep strung with a low-g. It plays great , has great intonation, and has almost a tenor sound. It's the...
  7. Thread: Leaving your ukes.

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    Is it possible to have a "Uke" executor (sort of...

    Is it possible to have a "Uke" executor (sort of a sub-executor) whose job it would be to sell all the ukes within a year or two and give the money to some charity that the deceased wanted? If I...
  8. Thread: Leaving your ukes.

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    Hey Mike, can you put me down to be contacted at...

    Hey Mike, can you put me down to be contacted at your estate sale? I'll buy a couple of those for $25. Oh, wait a minute . . . I'm older than you.

    "Inside a dog", it's too hard to play a...
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    I wouldn't worry about UAS. At first, if you are...

    I wouldn't worry about UAS. At first, if you are serious about the instrument, you'll need a few to compare one another before you know what you like best. It's not like a piano where you might not...
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    Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you...

    Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you...
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    Looking through "The Ukulele: A History" gets me...

    Looking through "The Ukulele: A History" gets me closer to when the tenor was first created and named, but not why the name was chosen and by whom or what group. Lots of great information though:
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    I've never heard anyone say (or write) that...

    I've never heard anyone say (or write) that playing on a flat fretboard was easier than on a radiused one; It's either the radiused is easier or it doesn't matter. For me, everything else being...
  13. Thread: NUD Kamaka Concert

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    A beautiful Kamaka concert. What year is it?

    A beautiful Kamaka concert. What year is it?
  14. Thread: DC Area Teachers

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    Google Maryland Ukulele Jam for some ideas of...

    Google Maryland Ukulele Jam for some ideas of people to ask about teachers. Also emailing gaithersburgukefest@gmail.com will get you a helpful person. Victor Litz Music in G'Burg also has teachers....
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    Yep, I read your first post and thought that...

    Yep, I read your first post and thought that might be it - until Chris wrote that he read a uke book written in 1910 that was written for C6 and that not until the 20's or so did the D6 start up. ...
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    This is a great forum! Thanks for the info,...

    This is a great forum! Thanks for the info, folks. Please keep it coming. Here are a few more thoughts.

    1. The 1926 standardization wouldn't have happened in a vacuum, so to find why tenors are...
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    Why Is a Tenor Ukulele Called a Tenor?

    OK, I have way too much time on my hands lately which makes for idle thoughts and more questions . . .

    The soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles all have the same "voice range." They're all in the...
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    Yeah, been there - or rather I am there and am...

    Yeah, been there - or rather I am there and am quite happy about it. The only problem I see here is easily solved -> Help your wife buy something she wants that is silly and expensive. That should...
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    Poll: Since most folks have tried many different types...

    Since most folks have tried many different types of straps, the strap seems almost as personal an item as the ukuleles one likes. For me, the important part is having a strap that does not slide, so...
  20. Thread: NUD Enya X2K Tenor

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    I agree that the Enya performance/price is...

    I agree that the Enya performance/price is amazing and I'm surprised that Enya gets so little play here. Perhaps it has something to do with Chinese or not able to buy from the usual local, small...
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    I've been changing the strings on the Kamaka...

    I've been changing the strings on the Kamaka soprano a lot lately looking for a sound I like across all the strings. The set before the current set were Worth CMs which I like a lot on other ukes but...
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    Dohle's new concert is beautiful and the stripe...

    Dohle's new concert is beautiful and the stripe makes it special. I bought my first Hawaiian K ten years ago. It was a Kanile'a concert and I still have it. Although Kanile'a has made a few...
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    Welcome Don. I also live in the DC area. I'm...

    Welcome Don. I also live in the DC area. I'm fascinated by how this instrument can sound and all it can do. I agree with Cadia, or to put it my way, you can get a songbook of the three chords & 50...
  24. I was hoping you'd chime in with all that...

    I was hoping you'd chime in with all that experience. My new Kala arrived and was/is in great shape. Curiously, the carton it was in was tight, the outer box was tight against the carton with only...
  25. Any Ukulele Shipping Problem Stories Out There?

    TL;DR - Simply what's your story - good or bad - with shipping?

    Ten days ago the Kala Spruce/Flame Mahogany (sale + 20% off) uke I ordered started its journey to me from the West to East Coast. ...
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