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    A pickup attached to the soundboard does not...

    A pickup attached to the soundboard does not usually impact the acoustic sound.
    If the pickup works well, I would recommend to keep it. You could potentially do damage by trying to remove it, as...
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    2mm is the absolute maximum height at 12th fret...

    2mm is the absolute maximum height at 12th fret for me.

    The sweetspot for me is around 1.7mm.

    This is lower than what most people prefer, but it's what suits my playing style.
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    GCEA strings designed for tenor should...

    GCEA strings designed for tenor should theoretically give the highest possible tension for a smaller uke
  4. I'm not an advocate of showboating either....

    I'm not an advocate of showboating either. Showboating is embarrassing.

    I am coming from the perspective of being a sufficiently experienced musician with enough skills to be able to teach others....
  5. Thomann is a huge company. Arguably bigger than...

    Thomann is a huge company. Arguably bigger than Kala and Ohana. Perhaps not in ukulele specifically, but for musical instruments as a whole.
    Just looking at the ukulele and specs is enough to know...
  6. I think a few people are giving some "ukulele"...

    I think a few people are giving some "ukulele" brands more credit than is due.
    Lanikai, Kala and Ohana are as generic as they get.

    There won't be any discernible quality difference between them...
  7. They're both pretty generic Made in China...

    They're both pretty generic Made in China ukuleles using solid acacia.
    They will be more or less similar.

    Lanikai is solid top, while Thomann appears to be all-solid.
    Not that it would make a...
  8. I'm a big advocate of this "super group"...

    I'm a big advocate of this "super group" happening


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU
  9. Lol I care very little about tiptoeing about...

    Lol I care very little about tiptoeing about peoples' egos when it comes to this kind of thing.

    There is no objective reason for hurt feelings.
    Skill is skill.

    No need to assume your skills...
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s
  11. Personally I am pretty picky about instrument...

    Personally I am pretty picky about instrument action.

    Any new uke I get, I get a feel for it, do some action height measurement using a guitar action ruler.

    Generally a bit of minor sanding of...
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    The short answer is no. Generally speaking,...

    The short answer is no.
    Generally speaking, "active pickup" does not mean you can plug headphone directly into the instrument.
    The signal needs to be amplified to headphone levels - such as by...
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    Pono uses Artec ukulele piezo pickup (passive)....

    Pono uses Artec ukulele piezo pickup (passive).
    They cost about $15-20 on eBay. Good quality stuff, but it can be obtained and installed for cheap with OEM knowledge ;)


    To address the original...
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    I am going to disagree. There is no scientific...

    I am going to disagree.
    There is no scientific (or even logical) basis of playing an instrument to modify wood (which is hard, dry and rigid) structure in a manner that is objectively and...
  15. Mold would normally grow when it got contaminated...

    Mold would normally grow when it got contaminated by a specific aggressive mold and/or constant moisture exposure (not humidity alone).

    Mold would not grow on an ukulele simply because of ambient...
  16. I don't think you need to dehumidify either as...

    I don't think you need to dehumidify either as your humidity seems to range from mid60s-mid70s, which is actually considered the optimal range.
    Also given that "ideal" condition is considered 70%...
  17. As a fellow Aussie, my advice is, don't worry...

    As a fellow Aussie, my advice is, don't worry about humidifying.
    Just keep your ukes in shade and in conditions that you would feel comfortable in.

    Solid wood ukuleles are not as prone to...
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    I consider myself a bit of a minimalist too....

    I consider myself a bit of a minimalist too.
    However, it is still hard to consolidate down just to 1 ukulele.

    My reasons are mainly to do with tunings.

    Most of the times I play in low-G...
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    Pins generally work, regardless of what...

    Pins generally work, regardless of what instrument they're labelled as for.

    Guitars, ukuleles, mandolins and banjos all use the same kind of basic strap pins.

    There's no chemical, physical or...
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    Concerts are larger and longer sopranos. Tenors...

    Concerts are larger and longer sopranos. Tenors are even larger and longer sopranos.
    Baritones are even larger and even longer sopranos (that are often tuned lower)

    "Super tenor" probably fits...
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    Pretty sure that's mahogany. Obviously with...

    Pretty sure that's mahogany.
    Obviously with woods, there could be some variation in darkness/lightness depending on the particular tree it came from.

    Sometimes it's the type of finish/stain that...
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    I play guitar (classical, acoustic, electric),...

    I play guitar (classical, acoustic, electric), bass and guitalele as well.
    Not in any professional capacity.

    At present, I enjoy ukulele the most out of all these instruments.
    My interest has...
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    As the Risa LP Ukulele is basically an electric...

    As the Risa LP Ukulele is basically an electric guitar, any highly rated setup for electric guitar will do.

    Distortion pedals won't damage that amp, but it won't give you the best results....
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    Radius - generally found on steel string acoustic...

    Radius - generally found on steel string acoustic guitars and electric guitars.
    Makes it easier to play barred chords across 6 strings. Saddle/nut is also radiused to match the fretboard.

    In the...
  25. Thread: Keleli Ukelele

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    If you look carefully at the cross section of the...

    If you look carefully at the cross section of the back-wood, you can see that it is a laminate (there is a thin outer layer, separate from a thicker inner layer).
    If the back is laminate, then...
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