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  1. I live near the beach in East Honolulu, so pretty...

    I live near the beach in East Honolulu, so pretty dad burn tropical. No problems with any of my instruments after decades of use. I do keep them in the case when not in use but don't use AC or...
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    I think the instrument's tone, sustain and...

    I think the instrument's tone, sustain and dynamic range are mainly controlled by details of the design and materials, not by a single factor like soundboard thickness. With that said, the loudest...
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    hot dang

    I couldn't get my dad burn Vimeo videos to work but YouTube is fine:


    https://youtu.be/ZvnlU9T1nhA
  4. Not depressed or anxious but it is rather boring...

    Not depressed or anxious but it is rather boring not being able to run around town, travel or see friends as I did in pre-pandemic times. On the other hand, the Covid disruption has been a blessing...
  5. Thread: Kala Elite

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    I own three Elites—two doggie 'n one Koa—and the...

    I own three Elites—two doggie 'n one Koa—and the neck profile is consistent. Thicker than the average Pono and more of a D shape contour. I find them comfy but I prefer a beefy board of a neck (used...
  6. All of mine sound best held off the body,...

    All of mine sound best held off the body, allowing the back to vibrate freely. More volume and better tone. It's less obvious with my Kale Elite, Kremona and Kanile'a designs but really obvious with...
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    Yeah, I love that even the "budget" Rubners are...

    Yeah, I love that even the "budget" Rubners are well made (and in Germany at that). And if you prefer plain old brushed brass you can still customize with rollers with bearings and wood knobs. They...
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    There's a USA Rubner dealer and he usually has...

    There's a USA Rubner dealer and he usually has plenty of stock. I've bought a couple sets of heads from Kent—including a custom spacing set—and everything was above ground. Great quality and you can...
  9. Funky overtones can make an in tune fundamental...

    Funky overtones can make an in tune fundamental sound out of tune, especially if it's the 3rd, 5th or octave partials.
  10. Thread: Why Mango?

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    I like eating mango. Almost everybody here has a...

    I like eating mango. Almost everybody here has a tree in the backyard. But yeah, the spalted woods are butt ugly on a musical instrument. Kinda like a wearing a cheetah print in church...
  11. Thread: Greensleeves

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    The way I figure, if you love both dogs and...

    The way I figure, if you love both dogs and ukuleles, you gain a wee bit in annual adoration points by playing a dog hair ukulele!
  12. Thread: Greensleeves

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    Mahalo Rainbow!

    Mahalo Rainbow!
  13. Thread: Greensleeves

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    Greensleeves

    try again and again...

    https://www.reverbnation.com/peterkunfrary/song/30286023-greensleeves-ukulele-mix
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    When I bought a Kala Koa Elite at HMS last year,...

    When I bought a Kala Koa Elite at HMS last year, I played it side by side with other K brands, and listened to Cory play it as well, and nothing in the thousand dollar range sounded even close to the...
  15. It's certainly a personal preference but I've...

    It's certainly a personal preference but I've never found an unwound low G that sounded even remotely as good as a wound low G. The unwound low Gs were dull and horrid. With that said, you can learn...
  16. I did all the arrangements for the course since I...

    I did all the arrangements for the course since I had to fit the parts to student abilities.
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    I feel cheated—YouTube didn't send me an email...

    I feel cheated—YouTube didn't send me an email when I hit 500! I'm at 620 but it is a long crawl to 1000...
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    Renaissance and Baroque guitars were also tuned...

    Renaissance and Baroque guitars were also tuned re-entrant (and linear too), so this tuning style has been around for a really long time.
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    I put UPTs on my Koa 1 Elite—three of the Ratios...

    I put UPTs on my Koa 1 Elite—three of the Ratios failed—and filled the holes with cherry colored wood filler. Looks okay albeit I rarely stare at the back of the head stock.
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    Yes, those pegs are tall! I just peeked at my...

    Yes, those pegs are tall! I just peeked at my 2019 Elite Doghair and my pegs are a lot shorter and have a decent break angle. Kenn, may be on to something. I seem to recall a discussion of a batch of...
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    I've had NS Micro Tuners on my Kremona Coco and...

    I've had NS Micro Tuners on my Kremona Coco and Mari ukuleles for about two years and no marks or signs of use. I've only removed them to change the battery.
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    You might want to check the string balance on the...

    You might want to check the string balance on the pickup first. It's likely an under saddle piezo design, and if the saddle doesn't sit right on the piezo strip the balance will be off, mostly...
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    I must say all my instruments with matte finishes...

    I must say all my instruments with matte finishes now have glossy areas: entire neck, bass side of the lower bout and where the upper bout near the treble side of the 14th fret. Not difficult to...
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    Kanile’a just opened a new store in Windward Mall...

    Kanile’a just opened a new store in Windward Mall on Oahu. Surprisingly large for a one-name 'ukulele shop and they had Oha models on the wall you can try.
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    I don't own a Kanile’a Oha but have played...

    I don't own a Kanile’a Oha but have played several at HMS at they're okay but not my cup 'o tea. The tenors I tried were rather bright and thin sounding and I preferred the sound of the Kala Elite...
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