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    @bazmaz -- I have a rather generic question. It's...

    @bazmaz -- I have a rather generic question. It's an honest question -- not a challenge or an invitation to debate. So, please... no offense intended.

    To wit: you scored the sound of this ukulele...
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    A so-called guitar is actually nothing more than...

    A so-called guitar is actually nothing more than an overgrown baritone ukulele with extra strings. A cello is simply a very large baritone ukulele that's too big to hold under one's arm so some uke...
  3. I actually prefer a laminate back together with...

    I actually prefer a laminate back together with solid top. To me, laminate backs usually reflect the top wood's timbre (no pun intended) just about as good as backs made with a solid hardwood like...
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    I think these ukes: (1) add fuel to the...

    I think these ukes: (1) add fuel to the misconception that ukes are toys and not real musical instruments, and (b) cheapen the value & reputation of the "Kala" logo. It's like Mercedes bought out the...
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    I have bought several used ukuleles from EBAY. I...

    I have bought several used ukuleles from EBAY. I have somewhat learned to read listings for used ukes so as to discern (with fairly high accuracy) those which were used by players who had their...
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    To me, it's a boring looking, over-priced ukulele...

    To me, it's a boring looking, over-priced ukulele with cheap tuners. But then -- each to their own taste & no offense intended.
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    Yes, the Kaka'ako store should have the Fremont...

    Yes, the Kaka'ako store should have the Fremont at $4.00. By the way, the Ko'olau Guitar & Ukulele Co. is also a great tour. You can get contact info at HERE. The Ko'olau ukes are top of the line....
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    Hawaii Music Supply (HMS) sells Fremont LowG's...

    Hawaii Music Supply (HMS) sells Fremont LowG's online HERE.

    I'm sure HMS also sells Fremont LowG's at their 2 Oahu retail stores. They are located at Haleiwa (a town on North Shore) & Honolulu....
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    Bump. I really REALLY need a set-up tech on Oahu....

    Bump. I really REALLY need a set-up tech on Oahu. Any & all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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    I began using Fremont low G's about 5 years ago....

    I began using Fremont low G's about 5 years ago. I saw several highly favorable comments about them here at UU -- that's why I began using them. I still have Fremont LGs on my ukes for years now and...
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    The low G is Fremont STR-FWG Soloist Low G string...

    The low G is Fremont STR-FWG Soloist Low G string which is 40" long & used for soprano, concert, & tenor ukes. It is a polished bronze wound string (squeakless). I couldn't find any disclosure as to...
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    U R correct! I mis-wrote. I actually bought...

    U R correct! I mis-wrote. I actually bought D'Addario EJ99TLG Pro-Arté Carbon Ukulele Strings, Tenor Low G. For GCEA, lbs. of tension for these are:

    9.91, 10.53, 11.11, 12.3

    I also bought...
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    @ merlin -- I checked the D'Addario site. Lowest...

    @ merlin -- I checked the D'Addario site. Lowest tension among their strings turns out to be Pro Arte fluorocarbons EJ65TLG -- the LG is for low G. I am going to buy a set.

    @ Jim -- I messaged Ken...
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    Low tension strings

    My fingers (like the rest of me) are much older & softer than they used to be. My A-tuned tenor is very comfortable to play, but the strings on my C-tuned tenor seem very tense. They become...
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    Seeking a set-up tech on Oahu

    I'm looking for a set-up technician on Oahu, preferably on the Leeward side. I have 3 or 4 ukes that need set-up & my previous set-up guy moved away.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Honest questions: Why would I want to tune it to...

    Honest questions: Why would I want to tune it to CFAD? Have you ever tuned a baritone that low? If so, how did it sound with respect to: (a) quality? (b) volume?

    By the way, my oversized Pono...
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    I did a test with 3 neighbors. I had 1 Fender...

    I did a test with 3 neighbors. I had 1 Fender tenor tuned C & another tuned A. All 3 neighbors listened to the ukes to judge which sounded better. A-tuning won, 3-0.

    The following "conventional"...
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    $50 CAD ==> ~$38.50 USD. At $50 CAD, I doubt...

    $50 CAD ==> ~$38.50 USD.

    At $50 CAD, I doubt that you can easily locate a decent, playable ukulele. If you can go to ~$66 CAD (~$50 USD), I have had good luck with the China-made Kmise brand. They...
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    @Steve -- I enjoyed your detailed & VERY...

    @Steve -- I enjoyed your detailed & VERY interesting analysis. I am surprised that tenor & barry stings are so similar.

    @Jim -- I'm happy to learn that I'm not the only one who likes A-tuning....
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    Strings for A-tuning a tenor

    I have one of my tenor ukes that I keep tuned E-A-C#-F# (A-tuning, low E). I'm using regular tenor strings now. They are not floppy & they sound good. However, tenor strings are made with GCEA tuning...
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    Thanks for the very informative review. It's a...

    Thanks for the very informative review. It's a lovely uke but a bit overpriced IMO. Plus, I like plenty of sustain. You can always damp sustain if it's too much, but only if it's there. If it's not...
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    Ponos sing sweetly. Buy a Pono for $X & in 10...

    Ponos sing sweetly. Buy a Pono for $X & in 10 years it will be worth $X or (probably) more. Not so likely for Kala.
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    Many Lanikai ukes are made in Indonesia.

    Many Lanikai ukes are made in Indonesia.
  24. I have 7 baritones now. All of them went through...

    I have 7 baritones now. All of them went through many brands of strings & all ended up with Aquila Sugar Ukulele Strings 156U For Baritone Ukulele.

    When a fellow baritone lover borrows 1 of my...
  25. Request for generalized "school solution"

    I searched here & could not find specific answers.

    In MM what is the general/average "school solution" for setting height of 4th/low string above 12th fret for:

    A hard strummer?

    A "normal"...
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