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  1. Likewise I got rid of my U-Bass and got a Hofner...

    Likewise I got rid of my U-Bass and got a Hofner shortscale violin bass with flatwounds and haven't looked back :rolleyes:
  2. Are the Thunder reds similar surface to the white...

    Are the Thunder reds similar surface to the white thunderguts?

    In my Aquila 5 string set, only the lowest B string was red. It had a satin, slippery feel, identical to Aquila red strings for...
  3. Depends on what steel wound round strings you are...

    Depends on what steel wound round strings you are referring to.
    Standard bass guitar steel strings are tuned in the same octave as the standard polyurethane strings for UBASS instruments.

    That...
  4. I've tried a few different UBASS strings and bass...

    I've tried a few different UBASS strings and bass guitars of all sizes in general.

    My favourite to use on any UBASS style instrument are the original Pahoehoe black polyurethane strings.
    Their...
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    There are Guitalele/Guileles with wider string...

    There are Guitalele/Guileles with wider string spacing than the Yamaha.
    The Cordoba comes to mine, as mentioned in the above post.

    The Yamaha, although a inexpensive laminate instrument, does...
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    I never said I knew better. I just had a...

    I never said I knew better. I just had a different opinion in response.

    When I asked about my train of thought, it was more towards my theoretical choice of strings for making GCEA tuning possible...
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    Have you read the opening post? And did we...

    Have you read the opening post?



    And did we not have a good discussion?
    I'm not seeing the problem here.
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    Thanks :) All I mean is, the availability of...

    Thanks :)
    All I mean is, the availability of various learning materials for the violin is not relevant to me, as I primarily self-teach based on my own experience with music fundamentals.


    Some...
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    Fremont offer strings in different tensions. I...

    Fremont offer strings in different tensions.

    I have also found that Aquila Concert and Tenor to give higher tension on a Soprano.

    Just be wary if your instrument can handle the extra tension....
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    More broadly speaking, guitar is played like an...

    More broadly speaking, guitar is played like an ukulele with 2 additional bass strings
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    Thanks bigsciota, While I am not a...

    Thanks bigsciota,

    While I am not a professional musician, I am accomplished enough on several instruments to no longer require training materials per se, but just practice time.

    Every...
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    Anyone tried tuning a violin GCEA?

    Hi folks,

    I have dabbled with violin on and off throughout the years and own a Cricket Violin by Magic Fluke.

    While I am capable of playing the violin at a beginner level with the original...
  13. Hello fellow Melbournian, I was at a Melbourne...

    Hello fellow Melbournian, I was at a Melbourne music store the other day and noticed an inexpensive (and decent for beginners) ukulele fitting your description:
    ...
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    It might be worth noting that many of the high...

    It might be worth noting that many of the high end Hawaiian makers don't have truss rods either, like Kamaka, Kanilea and Koaloha.

    Truss rod is not necessarily a sign of quality.
    It's definitely...
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    As said by others, it has generally been more...

    As said by others, it has generally been more 'unusual' to actually see a truss rod on an ukulele.

    Companies like Kala and Pono have started doing it, and some others have followed suit. But not...
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    You can replace them with any string for baritone...

    You can replace them with any string for baritone ukes.

    Little bit unusual it came gcea instead of dgbe.
    However, have you checked the listing? I recall seeing some listings mention gcea tuning.
  17. I'm no expert on patents either, but the patent...

    I'm no expert on patents either, but the patent appears to be for a specific kind of Electric ukulele design.
    However, the wording is a bit 'sneaky' in that it seems to imply that the "electric...
  18. Apparently "Electric Ukulele" is patented by some guy in the USA

    According to Wikipedia, some guy in the USA patented the "Electric ukulele" in 2012, and the patent is valid for 14 years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_ukulele

    Here is the patent:
    ...
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    Well it's a fairly ordinary bass amp made by a...

    Well it's a fairly ordinary bass amp made by a reputable company.
    They all behave more-or-less the same. You'll get some bass sound.
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    Basically any acoustic-electric instrument is...

    Basically any acoustic-electric instrument is also an electric instrument.

    You don't have to go looking for some kind of "acoustic electric" effects pedal.
    Just get an effects pedal that is well...
  21. Seems like nylon strings, used without a pick.

    Seems like nylon strings, used without a pick.
  22. The Risa is high quality.. its just quirky. For...

    The Risa is high quality.. its just quirky. For the price of its minimalist and unique design, you get a number of tradeoffs.

    The reason that I prefer it is that it's one of the very few passive...
  23. I have had a really long love-hate relationship...

    I have had a really long love-hate relationship with the Risa ukulele stick.
    In the last 10 years or so, it has entered and left my collection so many times I actually lost count how many in total...
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    As a skeptic, I would say it is predominantly due...

    As a skeptic, I would say it is predominantly due to their very low population density.
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    Many people play steel strings without a pick....

    Many people play steel strings without a pick.
    There's no rule - all preference.
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