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  1. I played one of these last year at HMS, very cool...

    I played one of these last year at HMS, very cool looking but could not remember the brand. Apparently this is the company that makes the Kanilea Islanders, and that's why they are allowed to use...
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    I didn't read all posts but it seems that some of...

    I didn't read all posts but it seems that some of the posts mention funding issues. Many forums rely on advertising and sponsors for their revenue. I see many referrals in posts to stores like HMS...
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    I went in there a few times and did not see...

    I went in there a few times and did not see anything that would encourage me to come back. Will probably uninstall the app soon.
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    The LTG Guild forum has a new tech wiz owner and...

    The LTG Guild forum has a new tech wiz owner and he just moved that forum to a new server called XenForo. But the LTG is much smaller than UU.
  5. A more expensive uke is not necessarily "better"...

    A more expensive uke is not necessarily "better" and you did not state how much more you are willing to spend. You already have identified the problems as being setup related and fret sprout and...
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    I am also a member of several guitar related...

    I am also a member of several guitar related forums and not all are on vbulletin. Almost each guitar brand has their own forum and the acoustic guitar forum is huge. Some forums have corporate...
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    I signed up and can't figure out how to see...

    I signed up and can't figure out how to see various topics that might be of interest for discussion. I am not interested in chat function. How can a new topic for discussion be started there?
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    I would not consider a 000 a "small" guitar at...

    I would not consider a 000 a "small" guitar at all.
  9. The perceived difference in sound can also come...

    The perceived difference in sound can also come from the different thicknesses of these materials and the same person tends to play different with thick or thin strings. If you have a firm grip and...
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    I agree, and hope that Aquila will keep the reds...

    I agree, and hope that Aquila will keep the reds in their multi string packs. I have the six-string version of this with a low A on my Kamaka and it sounds and plays fantastic. I had a wound on it...
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    The Ottawa ukulele group did the same thing last...

    The Ottawa ukulele group did the same thing last week and I attended as a guest. There were also more than 50 participants and with everyone muted except leader(s) it worked quite well. The host made...
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    HanoHano long neck soprano picked up for $85 in...

    HanoHano long neck soprano picked up for $85 in Honolulu. It has a very wide nut so is easy to play for beginners. Sounds almost as nice as my expensive solid ukes. Perfect for Kanikapila at the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I installed JamKazam...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I installed JamKazam but was not able to get an acceptable configuration to work with the built-in laptop microphone and external speakers. I will have to view some of the...
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    A week ago I was sitting on Kuhio beach now I am...

    A week ago I was sitting on Kuhio beach now I am in quarantine in Canada. Occupancy of hotels are now at 10% and yes tourists must and will stay away but this will affect the livelihoods of many...
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    I asked the same question in another post. I was...

    I asked the same question in another post. I was in two jams with Zoom and it worked well with the large one where only the leader group was heard. The small one with six participants was...
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    app or service for online jamming

    Many jams and uke circles are being cancelled around the world and the only option to play with others for people like me who are in self isolation is using screen devices. Today I met up with some...
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    Kamaka strings are for sale in even the smallest...

    Kamaka strings are for sale in even the smallest uke store on Hawaii and they are very popular there. One of Jake Shimabukuro's mentees (Kapono Wong) who is a virtuoso himself and whose uke sounds...
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    Yes they announced closing last November a year...

    Yes they announced closing last November a year after opening. The Haleiwa store works well for locals and visitors with cars. For people who walk or use the bus it takes considerable effort to get...
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    Yes I went there again today and Corey was there...

    Yes I went there again today and Corey was there packing up. Tomorrow Friday will be last day. Whatever is left in the store is getting sold at around 40% off so he does not have to move it to...
  20. I have several guitars and ukes ranging from...

    I have several guitars and ukes ranging from super cheap to very high end. I only noticed changes in one of them that I owned for 40 years and I find it sounds much worse than when it was new. But...
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    On my visits to various Honolulu and Waikiki uke...

    On my visits to various Honolulu and Waikiki uke stores I made it a point to seek out the Silver models and had opportunity to try one of each size and compare to the regular models. They sure look...
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    We are back on Oahu again. I gave the Uke Lab...

    We are back on Oahu again. I gave the Uke Lab another try and finally met Isaac. He is quite knowledgeable and has good connection with KoAloha. He has his own stash of tone woods and KoAloha builds...
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    Thanks for all the replies. This is not a case of...

    Thanks for all the replies. This is not a case of humidity issue but a poorly finished cheap new uke. I am back on Oahu where I bought it and called the store. They smoothed it out quickly right...
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    The new Koalanas look quite different from...

    The new Koalanas look quite different from KoAloha and there is little chance of confusion. The new Opios are another matter. They look more like classic KoAloha and you have to read small print on...
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    I checked one out at Good Guys in Waikiki. It was...

    I checked one out at Good Guys in Waikiki. It was a tenor and looked very nice and seemed well made. They are strung with d'Addario Titaniums by default which had a surprisingly solid feel. The setup...
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