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    What do you expect to learn from a used oasis?...

    What do you expect to learn from a used oasis? Keep in mind that they need maintenance and if crystals are allowed to dry out then the liner will crack and leakage occur. I would not take that risk...
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    For the U.S., any trade tariffs have a negligible...

    For the U.S., any trade tariffs have a negligible effect compared to the artificially high U.S. dollar value. As long as the $ is so high any foreign goods will be very cheap, whereas it will be...
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    I didn't read all posts but the OP and first...

    I didn't read all posts but the OP and first couple of responses mentioned the term "retail price" which is open to interpretation. The price that is charged by retailers and can fluctuate wildly. An...
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    I am not familiar with Fluke brand but "Hilo"...

    I am not familiar with Fluke brand but "Hilo" strings are a feature of Mele Ukulele (Maui) and it seems they are indeed manufactured by d'Addario. Mele still seems to sell them.
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    Sorry to hear, this wood seems to be used more...

    Sorry to hear, this wood seems to be used more and more often and I thought the issue was one of skin sensitivity. But obviously inhaling dust can be much worse.
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    Thanks, this video is definitely a keeper. Though...

    Thanks, this video is definitely a keeper. Though I never cut strings but always keep old ones in the case for a quick emergency replacement (as knot is already there) of single string or the whole...
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    Isn't the Opio a Guilele kind of instrument with...

    Isn't the Opio a Guilele kind of instrument with additional low A and D strings? I assumed the OP referred to a rare Imaikalani that has C and A strings in octaves. May need some clarification.
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    These are sweet ukes. They sold new for a similar...

    These are sweet ukes. They sold new for a similar price as 6 string Kamakas and Kanileas, and I assume that used ones would drop in value at a similar rate. So as there are way more used 6 string...
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    Cool find, congrats to the buyer.

    Cool find, congrats to the buyer.
  10. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Kala is the by far the largest producer of ukes...

    Kala is the by far the largest producer of ukes and every uke store I have visited has a Kala section if not a Kala wall. They have a huge range of models for every budget, so the biggest advantage...
  11. I have Aquila New Nylguts on my white label six...

    I have Aquila New Nylguts on my white label six string and I am very pleased with them.
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    I think the Kiwaya is actually a "Famous" brand...

    I think the Kiwaya is actually a "Famous" brand which has some recognition in Japan but unknown in the rest of the world. I find their mahogany vintage Martin emulations appealing, but for a Koa the...
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    12th street rag
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    Thanks, I started installing the string after...

    Thanks, I started installing the string after reading post #11. With no extra slack I got almost two rounds around the tuner post which I think should hold, though I would have preferred 4. It's an...
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    Thanks. Now at the tuner end how much slack do I...

    Thanks. Now at the tuner end how much slack do I need to get a few windings on?
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    I have removed some old wound strings in the past...

    I have removed some old wound strings in the past and have found that the silver winding often unravels from the string end and becomes hazardous. I want to make sure that this won't happen when I...
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    installing a wound string

    I have successfully changed strings on my ukes that have slotted bridges and all I had to learn was to tie a big knot. But one of my ukes has a tie-bar bridge and I want to install a wound string,...
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    Bytown ukuleles is selling Seaguar based ukulele...

    Bytown ukuleles is selling Seaguar based ukulele sets in many flavours, and has specs posted:

    https://www.bytowninstruments.com/collections/strings/products/gone-fishin-fluorocarbon-ukulele-strings
  19. Lots of fluorocarbon love in the replies so far....

    Lots of fluorocarbon love in the replies so far. Does anyone love Nylguts or good old Nylon strings for a more vintage tone?
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    I am very intrigued by Worth strings and was...

    I am very intrigued by Worth strings and was looking in to them. I found their specs a bit confusing, so I e-mailed them and their response was very quick, but has me even more confused about the...
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    If you plug in to play and have an amp etc then...

    If you plug in to play and have an amp etc then the Godin Multiacs may be of interest:

    https://godinguitars.com/product-category/guitars/multiac/
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    Thanks, I have a tenor with red low G that has...

    Thanks, I have a tenor with red low G that has lasted four years now and is fantastic. I can't stand wound strings as they wear out and unravel within a month of light use, and they sound too bright...
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    I kept one of my 12 strings in double-drop-D for...

    I kept one of my 12 strings in double-drop-D for a while and really enjoyed. You get most out an altered tuning if you learn a few songs that were written for this tuning and then you get a good feel...
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    5th string broke - suggestions?

    I have a Kamaka Lili'u strung with the Aquila LU17 set with red low A string. This was perfect for more than six months but today when I opened the case I found the red string was broken in the...
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    Screw in endpins are a feature of cheap guitars....

    Screw in endpins are a feature of cheap guitars. Quality guitars have optional bone or ebony endpins that only get plugged in if needed for a strap.
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