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    There are so many variables here that alter the...

    There are so many variables here that alter the initial balance of is it worth it or not, and then there’s the dynamic part of the balance too. How affordable might lessons be to you, what are your...
  2. I’ve made several nuts from bone blanks and I’ve...

    I’ve made several nuts from bone blanks and I’ve even made one from a small piece of hard wood. It isn’t hard to do but it’s not easy and it takes (me) a long time. None of my Ukes are that good, all...
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    Good enough friction tuners are very simply made...

    Good enough friction tuners are very simply made plain turned items whereas even plain geared (worm and wheel) tuners are more complex to make. Either way these things are mass produced and made for...
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    Import into the U.K. will almost certainly be...

    Import into the U.K. will almost certainly be expensive, don’t forget that there will be ‘value added tax’ on imports, etc. With that in mind and the current CV disruption restricting yourself to UK...
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    Lovely Nickie, just lovely. I do hope that it...

    Lovely Nickie, just lovely. I do hope that it brings a little humorous happiness to all in these extraordinarily dark times.

    The PM message system here now seems to have issues, but this place is...
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    I’ve fancied a Koaloha for a while and am envious...

    I’ve fancied a Koaloha for a while and am envious of a friend’s concert model. One of the attractions to me, and there are many attractions, is the friction tuners. I’ve used friction tuners in the...
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    I think it a wise choice to accept leaving this...

    I think it a wise choice to accept leaving this Flight as re-entrant instrument. However I would question comments about the nut as IIRC this instrument has a zero fret and string guides. As for a...
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    I think that the 22nd usually is the shortest day...

    I think that the 22nd usually is the shortest day but this year, according The Sun (Newspaper) it’s today, the 21st. So the news is even better than you thought. Gosh, I am so looking forward to...
  9. Thank you for the link, it’s much appreciated. ...

    Thank you for the link, it’s much appreciated.

    Having spent a ‘little time’ I’m now up to date (20th) with the Calendar. For those that might also be interested it’s not all in German, there’s a...
  10. Very nice it was too. What a lovely idea to have...

    Very nice it was too. What a lovely idea to have such a group of seasonal videos.

    I realise that many of us, me included, will likely find a German speaking web site difficult to manage (because...
  11. As ever top rate playing and thank you for...

    As ever top rate playing and thank you for sharing. A trip to your you tube channel gave me some other new pieces to listen to too.

    There is a problem with posting text. I copy (to the clip...
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    Another Fremont Blackline supporter here. I’ve...

    Another Fremont Blackline supporter here. I’ve used the medium tension BL’s on a Dolphin and on a Kala KA-P and found them fine, certainly better than the Aquilas that they replaced - Aquila’s are a...
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    That’s interesting. Do they have the narrow nut...

    That’s interesting. Do they have the narrow nut (34mm) that I believe is standard on all Ohana Sopranos?

    I think that only a few Ohana Sopranos have a fuller body like the SK 50’s and that its...
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    I’m just wondering. What did you replace them...

    I’m just wondering. What did you replace them with and did you have to do much to get them to fit?

    Perhaps I’m mistaken but IIRC the original type tuners (I hear) don’t work that well as standard....
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    Reading the above made me recall that I now aim...

    Reading the above made me recall that I now aim to set the strings just a little higher, my target is 0.6 mm (0.024”), and if I overshoot to 0.5 mm it doesn’t matter. I too use feeler gauges under...
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    Your English seems fine to me. If you speak...

    Your English seems fine to me. If you speak French or German better then there are also Uke forums in those languages too.

    If I remember correctly friction tuners used to be used on Baritones so...
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    Yes, it can be massively frustrating. I’ve taken...

    Yes, it can be massively frustrating. I’ve taken to copying things before I post, it’s not a perfect solution but it helps.

    Nice looking instrument too, I hope that it plays as well as it looks....
  18. Poll: If you have a local Craig’s list then consider...

    If you have a local Craig’s list then consider that otherwise it’s ebay. Barring getting a poor example I suspect that the Ohana’s are the best of the bunch and Mim’s Ukes would sell you a good one...
  19. At the end of the day whilst looks attract we...

    At the end of the day whilst looks attract we play for the sound. Having said that I like what I play to be presentable too, plain and workmanlike is fine and my preference over bling. So for me my...
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    IMHO your intended course of action (delay) is...

    IMHO your intended course of action (delay) is logical. Given a good set-up and decent strings that KA-15S may well serve you well for some time. Of course there are better instruments out there and...
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    My thanks to all that have responded to my...

    My thanks to all that have responded to my original post.



    That seems like a logical explanation to me. Dots were needed and the pentatonic scale was an existing functional template that...
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    Agreed. We used to have a dog but he died of...

    Agreed.

    We used to have a dog but he died of old age, we miss him and I guess that we always will. Yep, Dogs do cost money, they do take your time and they do restrict what you can do but my own...
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    Yep, tis true that the more you practice and the...

    Yep, tis true that the more you practice and the harder you work the luckier you get (or rather the luckier than you would otherwise have been). Now remember that for every Arnold Palmer there are...
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    Dot positions, why 3, 5, 7 and 10?

    I’ve been playing a while and reading this forum for a few years but I haven’t seem this question asked before. Dots on the fretboard are handy and I’m glad of them but why are they positioned at the...
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    Yes you could get a nice solid wood Uke and yes...

    Yes you could get a nice solid wood Uke and yes you would, in time, hear a fuller and more complex sound out of the solid wood instrument. However there’s a lot of music in your Kala, particularly...
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