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  1. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    For me, the advantage of Kala was that I could go...

    For me, the advantage of Kala was that I could go to my local music shop and try them before I buy. My first uke was a laminate Kala long neck soprano and it was great. But I didn't see the appeal of...
  2. Wow! Very nice!

    Wow! Very nice!
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    Guilele is tenor scale, guitalele is baritone...

    Guilele is tenor scale, guitalele is baritone scale and guitarlele is just a generic term. JUST KIDDING! I totally made that up.

    Yeah, I don't know why they can't standardize the terminology with...
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    The redesigned the Micros. They don't rattle...

    The redesigned the Micros. They don't rattle anymore, but the power button is stiff now. I kind of have to pinch it from both sides to turn on and off. I guess that's better than the resonant...
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    I can't speak to the appeal of guileles, but...

    I can't speak to the appeal of guileles, but modern baritones have nice wide string spacing compared to a guitar, and I find I can't be bothered with the extra two strings anymore, so it's sort of my...
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    Oh that’s right, disregard what I said about...

    Oh that’s right, disregard what I said about tenor strings. Other than octave or sharp edges (if it broke in the middle, it’s not sharp edges), if it only happened once maybe you just got a bad...
  7. I'm inclined to think they don't seem like a...

    I'm inclined to think they don't seem like a ukulele. I still like my baritone anyway, but I see it more as a truncated guitar than a ukulele. But if I ever get around to putting a re-entrant D on...
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    The grand concert has a 16" scale, I think....

    The grand concert has a 16" scale, I think. Getting close to Tenor territory. If you keep having issues, maybe Tenor strings would help, but first I'd check for sharp edges as merlin suggested.
  9. Bad boy! Stop sounding like a guitar! Yeah, I...

    Bad boy! Stop sounding like a guitar!

    Yeah, I guess it is. :p
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    Just a thought, but you could consider the Yamaha...

    Just a thought, but you could consider the Yamaha a "rental" for that amount of money. If you buy something for $900 and decide you don't like the concept, you'll lose more than that reselling it.
  11. Thread: U Bass ???

    by glennerd
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    I played mine acoustic for the longest time...

    I played mine acoustic for the longest time before I got an amp. Started with a VOX headphone amp and then got a Fly3 Bass. Still, I mostly play unplugged.
  12. Thread: U Bass ???

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    I'm not sure it will be a huge difference from...

    I'm not sure it will be a huge difference from the Lanikai though. I bought a cheap uke bass off Amazon a few years back, and while the details aren't as nice as a Kala, the Kala doesn't play four...
  13. Thread: U Bass ???

    by glennerd
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    You're thinking of Luna. Lanikai is standard bass...

    You're thinking of Luna. Lanikai is standard bass tuning.
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    Poll: Black doesn't really suit the "vintage" style of...

    Black doesn't really suit the "vintage" style of this instrument. I'm debating if silver is the perfect solution, but that was the other choice. The brass mentioned above would be better as an...
  15. There’s a gold star in the top right corner of...

    There’s a gold star in the top right corner of the package that says “squeakless” on the new ones. Probably hard to find retail for the next few months. All of us got them directly from Aquila.
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    My KoAloha Opio soprano. The rest of my ukes...

    My KoAloha Opio soprano. The rest of my ukes would likely not get replaced.

    Although other comments had me thinking I'd just go back to my first uke, a Kala long neck soprano, and call it a day.
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    If that bothers you, don’t even think of using...

    If that bothers you, don’t even think of using AliExpress. They’re my Covid dollar store. Who knows what kind of convoluted shipping method they’ll use to ship a $2 item with free shipping. Recently...
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    Thatís a shame. I never used it for anything...

    Thatís a shame. I never used it for anything ukulele related, but it had some good flash cards for languages and other random things. Most seemed to be user created so quality was hit and miss, but...
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    Just stick with what you've got for 6 months (or...

    Just stick with what you've got for 6 months (or longer), get a real appreciation for what your instrument sounds like, and then when you get new strings, you'll really feel like you upgraded. Unless...
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    Classic. :D

    Classic. :D
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    :biglaugh: I believe that the dreadnought...

    :biglaugh:

    I believe that the dreadnought designation was chosen when one of the testers said ďDang! It feel like Iíve got a battleship under my arm!Ē :biglaugh:
  22. Another update: The original sugars had a texture...

    Another update: The original sugars had a texture similar to fluorocarbon, which I really liked. The new ones are more similar to nylgut. For people who like the feel of nylguts, they’re great and...
  23. Looks interesting. I need some motivation to dust...

    Looks interesting. I need some motivation to dust off the Uke bass.
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    I've seen the concert size referred to as alto...

    I've seen the concert size referred to as alto before. It seems rare, but is an alternate name and fits the soprano/alto/tenor/baritone nomenclature.

    Me, I play standard.
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    Keep in mind to do what's right for you and don't...

    Keep in mind to do what's right for you and don't get too caught up on what others are doing. If you really want that high end ukulele, go for it. But if it's not in the budget or you're not...
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