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    My Snark is now about six years old and on the...

    My Snark is now about six years old and on the third or fourth set of batteries with use several times a week. I find that it sometimes does not pick up the vibrations any more which may be a symptom...
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    Is that to be at the same level as a tenor uke,...

    Is that to be at the same level as a tenor uke, or one octave lower? Maybe be possible to use a guitar g string.
  3. Yes fifths tuning puts the range of linear four...

    Yes fifths tuning puts the range of linear four ukulele tuned strings into three strings, and then adds one that is still five half steps lower. It is not pleasing to the ear.
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    Pretty much any uke at the top of your budget...

    Pretty much any uke at the top of your budget will be at least "decent". There won't be much difference in terms of quality and choice will depend entirely on your personal preference for specific...
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    The relations of various brands are sometimes...

    The relations of various brands are sometimes difficult to unravel. In recent videos posted on Facebook and Instagram staff from KoAloha have promoted the Leolani brand, which makes me wonder if they...
  6. Keep in mind that "concert" refers primarily to...

    Keep in mind that "concert" refers primarily to scale length but the attached body can vary substantially in shape and volume. For example my luthier built concert is designed like a vintage Martin...
  7. If this information is not available at the...

    If this information is not available at the Gretsch Roots website maybe contact them and ask about the specific measurements.
  8. If you look at other instruments such as guitars...

    If you look at other instruments such as guitars or mandolins it is noticeable that those with arched backs or even bowl shaped bodies have much higher volume and projection than their flat backed...
  9. I have a luthier built concert that I had set up...

    I have a luthier built concert that I had set up in fifths for CDGA tuning. I don't like it all with two wound strings being too floppy and poor sound. Going down half step in re-entrant may not be...
  10. The top thickness and stiffness are just two...

    The top thickness and stiffness are just two factors. Other important factors are type and weight of bracing, volume of the uke (top surface times height of sides), and an arched vs flat back.
  11. They usually are built in and for tropical...

    They usually are built in and for tropical climate. That's where they are the most happy and sound best. We have to consider special care when they have to live in climates with winter and heating.
  12. The vast majority of low G strings are wound and...

    The vast majority of low G strings are wound and plain strings are usually fluorocarbon that come with their respective sets or Aquila Red to pair with Nylguts. Wound nylon guitar strings with your...
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    I have a KoAloha and white label 6-string Kamaka...

    I have a KoAloha and white label 6-string Kamaka with friction tuners. While they are not great they get the job done. The Kamaka ones are slightly corroded as the uke lived on Oahu for decades and...
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    Banjo tuning is a good one. There may be dozens...

    Banjo tuning is a good one. There may be dozens of commonly used tunings for banjo.
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    Thanks for the review that sure is a neat...

    Thanks for the review that sure is a neat instrument. I think that finding strings for CGDA tuning should not be that difficult, might even be possible with the OEM strings.
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    I keep them all in cases or bags and solid wood...

    I keep them all in cases or bags and solid wood ones get humidified in winter. They all have different uses and I don't have a system just use the one that is right for the song or circumstance.
  17. I have plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 and use them on...

    I have plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 and use them on my daily walk for about an hour where do an excellent job. Noise cancelling is also great for airplane travel. After about two years of daily use I...
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    Considering how cheap you said they were I...

    Considering how cheap you said they were I thought they were all reasonable. But independent of price I found the first three very harsh and clanky, while the snail almost sounded pleasant sometimes...
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    Banjo is mysterious but pretty sure that...

    Banjo is mysterious but pretty sure that clawhammer needs 5th string for drone. Re-entrant uke might work too.
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    This thread is about an event that was about a...

    This thread is about an event that was about a year ago, and I have no idea what this question relates to.
  21. Thanks for the review. What is ekoa? What kind of...

    Thanks for the review. What is ekoa? What kind of fretboard material is used on these ukes?
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    Tenor and concert ukes have the same range....

    Tenor and concert ukes have the same range. Neither of them is supposed to be a bassy instrument at all and even with a low G are still in the treble range of a guitar. A linear tuned baritone will...
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    Well the Brits love their splendid isolation....

    Well the Brits love their splendid isolation. Soon the Scots will leave them to join the EU.
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    The veneers contribute much less than the core...

    The veneers contribute much less than the core woods and glue that is used. Poplar and birch core woods can create a much better sounding uke than solid low quality cuts of tropical hardwood.
  25. Concerning body contact I find that my right arm...

    Concerning body contact I find that my right arm contacting the top has a much bigger effect than the back touching my belly. I can find a position where I lean the uke on my leg almost upright that...
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