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    If you offer people choices they will usually get...

    If you offer people choices they will usually get excited about options and personalization. The down side is potential ease of scratching, most people buy carbon fibre for a worry free "knock about"...
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    I have done the switch over from friction tuners...

    I have done the switch over from friction tuners to Gohto UPT and it is great. I also have ukuleles that came with UPT and I really love them, so easy to use and so precise.
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    Rolli you rock, got major street cred now. You...

    Rolli you rock, got major street cred now. You ain't a real busker until you been sent on your way. Stick to the man, flash the dude a peace sign and rock and roll.....All Night Long :music:
  4. First of all I love this duo and have seen many...

    First of all I love this duo and have seen many of their videos. She has a great voice and it really carries the performance, I'm a huge fan. They are both extremely talented players. Those lead...
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    Production ukes it is Pono then Koaloha. My...

    Production ukes it is Pono then Koaloha. My absolute favorite is LfdM, they are custom builds but for me nothing else comes close.
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    Instead of spending all that money on 25 yds of...

    Instead of spending all that money on 25 yds of line you might not like just buy single strings. Strings by Mail carries both Savarez and Pyramid florocarbon single length classical guitar strings in...
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    I have 4 baritones and each one has a different...

    I have 4 baritones and each one has a different set of strings. For my LfdM jumbo baritone I followed your advice and went much lighter gauge then usual. The wounds are CF30 and CF27 paired with La...
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    Nice song, I really enjoyed that. I have a...

    Nice song, I really enjoyed that.

    I have a Blueridge BR 40 TCE and never thought of putting nylon strings on it. I do like mine with steel strings but I have it tuned DGBE and it is kinda...
  9. With a hard case you can crack open the lid just...

    With a hard case you can crack open the lid just a bit. This will allow the higher humidity level inside the case to slowly equalize with your lower house humidity level
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    Great call on the Thomastiks, CF35 and CF30 for D...

    Great call on the Thomastiks, CF35 and CF30 for D and G strings respectively. Thomastik have a good fundamental tone with a less chiming sustain compared to any other wound strings I have tried....
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    Two different ukes with two different set of...

    Two different ukes with two different set of strings that are doing the same thing, the only variable is the player. It sounds like (pun intended) your thumb is making light contact with the...
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    I have a Webber tenor I might part with. I will...

    I have a Webber tenor I might part with. I will send you a PM with my email address so we can exchange info and I can supply pictures.
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    Would this picture qualify it for a...

    Would this picture qualify it for a NSD.........New Shoe Day
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    Pono uses chunkier fret wires. As a matter of...

    Pono uses chunkier fret wires. As a matter of fact I liked the size of them so much I specified that size when I had a Ono concert custom built. My LfdMs have the same size as does my Kimo super...
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    Congratulations Mark, you take nice pictures, it...

    Congratulations Mark, you take nice pictures, it as beautiful as I remember. Enjoy it, this uke has a lot of good UU DNA ;)
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    Guess you just can't tweak the tuning in the...

    Guess you just can't tweak the tuning in the middle of a song can ya:p
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    I have an I'iwi tenor which is a custom build by...

    I have an I'iwi tenor which is a custom build by Charlie Fukuba, HMS sells them. Mine has a redwood top and it has a clear mylar "pick guard". It is still one of the most resonant, rich, complex...
  18. I will record myself playing the instrumental...

    I will record myself playing the instrumental part on my smart phone. My car has bluetooth so I can play the instrumental part of the song on the car speaker while I sing along with it. Fortunately I...
  19. I do a lot of of singing in my car, really helps...

    I do a lot of of singing in my car, really helps to memorize the lyrics. I also see in my minds eye the chord above the lyrics line, kinda like looking at the printed page I use to learn the song...
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    Because the C string is tuned the lowest it usually feels the lowest in tension. As a general rule if you increase diameter of the same material you increase tension. So assuming your concert gauge C...
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    I have a Blueridge 40TCE tenor guitar, measures...

    I have a Blueridge 40TCE tenor guitar, measures 4" depth at bottom, I've a Martin 000-15M, it measures 4-1/16" and I've a Kamaka baritone, measures 3-3/8". As you can see the Blueridge is the same...
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    I have used classical guitar strings on tenor and...

    I have used classical guitar strings on tenor and baritone ukes. It is not surprising they sounded terrible on your soprano. Guitar strings are thicker with much more tension and will not oscillate...
  23. Thread: V-bracing

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    The OP is refering to the new bracing pattern...

    The OP is refering to the new bracing pattern Taylor just introduced in their steel string acoustic guitars. Different kettle of fish.
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    It looks wonderful and sounds great. I love the...

    It looks wonderful and sounds great. I love the smooth rich sound of a baritone. Congratulations on a wonderful instrument
  25. Thread: K-2 nud

    by DownUpDave
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    Congratulations, I enjoyed reading your NUD and...

    Congratulations, I enjoyed reading your NUD and your uke journey. There is something special and authentic about a Hawaiian built koa ukulele. Yours is a beauty with gorgeous curly koa. If you were...
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