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    Beat me to reviewing my OU green soprano.... ...

    Beat me to reviewing my OU green soprano....

    All over I was pleasantly impressed and also quite surprised at how loud it is.

    The reason I held back from writing a review was because the uke I...
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    I also recently purchased the Outdoor soprano. As...

    I also recently purchased the Outdoor soprano. As a concept and as an instrument I am a big fan. Surprisingly pleasant voice and can be played quite loud with the correct strum technique. I was going...
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    I have the Caramel solid acacia top sopranino. A...

    I have the Caramel solid acacia top sopranino. A close relative of the Rubin ukes i understand? Similar issues around action and intonation that I solved with a little work on both the nut and the...
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    That is a super nice deal on this. Someone is...

    That is a super nice deal on this. Someone is going to be a very happy camper.
  5. Hi yes that was indeed the issue. Tuned it by ear...

    Hi yes that was indeed the issue. Tuned it by ear and got close enough in the right octave. Then used a clip on tuner from there. Thank you for your help.
  6. Yep, spot on with the diagnosis good people. Boy...

    Yep, spot on with the diagnosis good people. Boy do I feel silly.
  7. Thank you for your ideas. I think that the wrong...

    Thank you for your ideas. I think that the wrong octave scenario is the most likely. Will trial and then come back to discuss my findings.
  8. String tension after lowering saddle height=nothing?

    Hi all, I have gently lowered the action on a few ukes by sanding the saddle down with no ill effects.

    The other day, I felt like changing the strings on a Kmise laminated mahogany tenor. Its...
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    might come as a surprise for some

    I am probably going to be scoffed at a bit but my favourite uke is still my first real uke, a Makala MK-T laminate tenor.

    I bought it from Music Guy Mike (RIP) and as many people who have stuck...
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    Throw another log on the fire.... You might...

    Throw another log on the fire....
    You might consider Caramel, Kmise or Aiersi (Chinese made all) solid mahogany, or solid spruce top, solid mahogany top, pretty sure they are all under $100 or...
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    Another vote for KPK ukes. I love my solid acacia...

    Another vote for KPK ukes. I love my solid acacia soprano. Amazing value for the money.
  12. Wow that's very encouraging! Thank you for your...

    Wow that's very encouraging! Thank you for your input.
  13. I held off purchasing one because of some of the...

    I held off purchasing one because of some of the negative critiques of the first generation sopranos. The new ones have the same improvements that the new tenors enjoy, rounded neck, lower action,...
  14. Outdoor Ukulele NEW Soprano coming my way.

    Hi all. I have wanted to get an Outdoor uke since the Outdoor ukes first started on the journey. Tenor size looked superior but a little large for packing around in a pack. The new Soprano...
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    I believe the Kmise boss responded to a Kmise...

    I believe the Kmise boss responded to a Kmise review and said they have no affiliation with Caramel at all.
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    Well then, greetings from another Western...

    Well then, greetings from another Western Australian!

    My kmise lam mahogany tenor arrived the other day. Exceeded my expectations in all areas, most importantly setup and intonation is quite good....
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    Hi is that Perth, Australia? Or Perth in...

    Hi is that Perth, Australia? Or Perth in Scotland? I am in the Pilbara Western Australia.
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    I just pulled the ebay trigger on the laminate...

    I just pulled the ebay trigger on the laminate mahogany tenor... on the strength of your review drbekken. Thank you for the video and thoughts on these ukes.

    At $60.99 Australian dollars this is a...
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    Southcoast strings are a little pricey...

    Southcoast strings are a little pricey (especially when you pay in Australian $). Shipping to Australia was a lot too.

    However, the XLU strings i got for my Caramel solid acacia sopranino...
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    Another supporter of the Caramel ukes. I have two...

    Another supporter of the Caramel ukes. I have two and they are the lower end of the range. My go to travel uke is a pink Makala Dolphin.... a $60 blem I bought online for my then 4 year old daughter...
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    So just a quick update on playability. Played it...

    So just a quick update on playability. Played it unplugged for a while. Nice sounding with plenty of volume, those lazer cut butterflies are loud little buggers. It makes good volume with no need to...
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    Hey there! I bought the solid acacia top...

    Hey there!

    I bought the solid acacia top sopranino and it played quite horribly out of the box. I lowered the action at the bridge/saddle and then at the nut... allowed the strings to settle in...
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    Tends to follow the material played. Hawaiian...

    Tends to follow the material played. Hawaiian triplet strums for Da island sound, jazzy jazz turnarounds for jazz and so on. Not overly complicated and very sparing use of techniques like finger...
  24. Hi there, I have a KPK soprano acacia and I...

    Hi there,

    I have a KPK soprano acacia and I rate it pretty highly. Quite well constructed at a good price. I am sure the Mahogany would be similar. I have heard people say that it is a quiet uke...
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    I have the Asian market released kpk soprano, no...

    I have the Asian market released kpk soprano, no trim but nice bone nut and bridge. I think it's a very good score for a solid acacia uke. very nicely constructed, perhaps a little heavy. Not too...
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