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    That is a fantastic retirement gift and should...

    That is a fantastic retirement gift and should keep you well occupied. There are basically three type of string materials, Aquila, nylon and fluorocarbon. I have heard some Kanilea tenors strung with...
  2. Thread: WHy Oh WHy?

    by DownUpDave
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    Try a wound 3rd string, specifically Thomastik CF...

    Try a wound 3rd string, specifically Thomastik CF 27. I find the Thomastik to be flatter sounding then other wounds. It might seem counterintuitive but a different material with a smaller diameter...
  3. Thread: Not Happy

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    I like this idea. Throw darts at it every now...

    I like this idea.

    Throw darts at it every now and then to exorcise to demons
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    Most of the luthier built custom ukes I have...

    Most of the luthier built custom ukes I have owned we’re purchased used. Usually at 70% or less of the new price. If I didn’t like the sound or feel I sold them for what I paid or a little less. This...
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    No you can’t use TENOR low G, he said SOPRANO Low...

    No you can’t use TENOR low G, he said SOPRANO Low G. Because soprano are much smaller in diameter they have less tension so you can tune them to GCEA on a +20” scale baritone and not worry about the...
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    An old saying in the golf industry.......don’t go...

    An old saying in the golf industry.......don’t go trying out $1500 clubs when you only want to spend $300.

    I agree with you. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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    I don’t know what luthier you are talking about...

    I don’t know what luthier you are talking about and I don’t want to know. A custom made anything, chair, table, pottery, jewellery, instrument will always be many times more expensive then mass...
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    Hey Davoravo you have discovered a couple...

    Hey Davoravo you have discovered a couple important principles. Usually an all solid wood instrument will have more resonance, sustain and projection. Secondly, playing instruments side by side gives...
  9. Great job Hodge, must have been very rewarding to...

    Great job Hodge, must have been very rewarding to rejuvenate the old girl to her former glory. Thanks for the info on Howard’s Feed and Wax, I had heard good things about it.

    I have an old...
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    I own a Taylor GS Mini with a spruce top and can...

    I own a Taylor GS Mini with a spruce top and can strum aggressively with no issues. Physics dictates that the shorter scale length puts less tension on the strings. If concerned you can always string...
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    I guess a simple “congratulations” is easier to...

    I guess a simple “congratulations” is easier to deal with...........but that’s no fun;)
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    Jim you are the “Grand Boobha” of unique and...

    Jim you are the “Grand Boobha” of unique and unusual, this fits right in. It is a very well executed design, I love the side shot, really smart. The strings going through the arm rest is...
  13. I stand corrected I meant one of us normal...

    I stand corrected

    I meant one of us normal blokes, not a high profile guy like yourself:p
  14. Thread: LfdM teaser

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    LfdM teaser

    Luis is building 4 tenor ukuleles at the moment. Three are customer orders and one will eventually be sent to HMS for your consideration. That one will be bearclaw sitka spruce and Amazon rosewood....
  15. Peter Kun Frary above makes some good points. A...

    Peter Kun Frary above makes some good points. A friend has a Pono with a Pono passive pick up and it is good straight in. It boils down to how much you want to spend. Active systems don’t causes...
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    It sure is Hodge. I had the pleasure of...

    It sure is Hodge.

    I had the pleasure of playing this ukulele before Luis sent it out. It is unique and I will shed some light on this.

    It is made with the large baritone LfdM body. Much larger...
  17. Your application will greatly determine which way...

    Your application will greatly determine which way to go. Are you looking to do live performances on stage, if so a pick up is much more hassle free. If you are looking at recording your playing a mic...
  18. Hey TobyDog congratulations on being first kid on...

    Hey TobyDog congratulations on being first kid on the UU block to order one. Please do a NUD when you have put it through its paces and let us know how you like it.
  19. Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try. It is a...

    Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try. It is a hard spill to swallow.....$59.00 shipping on a $69.00 uke. Especially when I bought my other two Enyas through Amazon Prime with free shipping.
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    I have looked at these before and think they are...

    I have looked at these before and think they are brilliant. But all my pick ups are active and when you plug a cable end in they turn on. I am assuming this would happen with these and seeing as I...
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    Sticky: I am a tenor BUT this picture really illustrates...

    I am a tenor BUT this picture really illustrates what ukuleles should look like. Congratulations on 5 beautiful instruments and thanks for sharing.
  22. Great review Baz, it is much appreciated. I am...

    Great review Baz, it is much appreciated.

    I am a fan of radius fretboards and was glad to hear this has one. I own two Enya X1 ukes, a pineapple and a concert, well made, good playing, fun ukes. I...
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    As per your own statement the OP was asking for...

    As per your own statement the OP was asking for opinions. I just gave mine, if you don’t agree with me that is fine
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    Pure class and that is why I deal with Andrew and...

    Pure class and that is why I deal with Andrew and HMS exclusively. This thread got a little out of hand and I am glad I kept my mouth shut. A follow up to HMS instead of starting this thread would...
  25. I am glad you got a chance to do a NUD, this...

    I am glad you got a chance to do a NUD, this instrument deserves it. It looks and sounds wonderful as it did in person. I was lucky enough to be with Joseph and Luis as they went through the process...
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