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    low g was my excuse to buy a second uke. ...

    low g was my excuse to buy a second uke.

    Now.. all my ukes are low g, but as down up mentioned, i play exclusively finger style.

    if your low g booms in chords, it's likely your choice of...
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    Looks like the ebay one started life as a regular...

    Looks like the ebay one started life as a regular flea and then they spray painted it. You can see the over spray on the inner label.
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    what are the fret's made of?

    what are the fret's made of?
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    So... there are many many products made from...

    So... there are many many products made from laminated bamboo.

    The thing is... they are not all laminated the same. Bamboo isn't all straight grained. But the machines that laminate them compress...
  5. Others do it too. ...

    Others do it too.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1on2FGZV8I

    It seems to be going into more and more stuff.
  6. In case you havent seen what im talking about: ...

    In case you havent seen what im talking about:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHJ3et_A208
  7. milled/cnc + effects = future, or novelty?

    We are seeing more ukes now being milled from a solid piece rather than bent/glued from Tyde, and Enya, and probably others. They don't seem to be on par with hand built yet, but they are already...
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    I think there's two parts to this. First being...

    I think there's two parts to this.
    First being the delays in manufacturing because of shutdowns. I think they extended the chinese newyear celebrations for an extra week or so, so from an output...
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    Once strings go on, the diameters change because...

    Once strings go on, the diameters change because it streatches.
  10. know what you like and like what you know are two...

    know what you like and like what you know are two very different things.
    Play what you like.

    I started re-entrant, because thats how entry ukes come. Theres some stuff you can do with it...
  11. You'd need a different pickup system as well. ...

    You'd need a different pickup system as well.
    At that point... you might as well get a neck from mainland, and strap it to a block of wood.
    (I seriously keep wanting to do this)
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    Just use your finger/nail. If you can't grow...

    Just use your finger/nail. If you can't grow nails, learn to play with flesh. Plenty of players do fine without nails. Picks are cheap so if you want to try, it's low cost. But the vast majority of...
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    I'm hoping Beau Hannam will be able to complete...

    I'm hoping Beau Hannam will be able to complete my custom by the holidays, but i'd rather he's careful than fast.
  14. Thread: Cables

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    I dont think there's such a thing as a uke...

    I dont think there's such a thing as a uke electric cable.

    Just pick one that is a good length, and seems decent quality.
    Depending on where your jack is, you may want a cable that has a 90...
  15. Thread: Neck shapes

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    TBH, unless your hand is very small, probably...

    TBH, unless your hand is very small, probably becomes more an issue of like what I know, vs know what I like.

    On a guitar, where the neck is all around larger, and it can affect if you can wrap...
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    This is how I do it. doesn't slip, and to take it...

    This is how I do it. doesn't slip, and to take it out, you don't have to untie anything, just push the string

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  17. A car is meant to be driven, but it still has...

    A car is meant to be driven, but it still has bumpers and airbags.

    A screen protector is a very simple and inexpensive solution. The OP was concerned about scratches, and there's a great...
  18. I agree. If the concern is scratching from...

    I agree. If the concern is scratching from fingers, a guard is the right solution. And the plastic static screen protectors work very well on gloss surfaces, and I can't hear any difference using...
  19. Thread: Turtulele

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    another small clip ...

    another small clip


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfe4IgVsLjU
  20. Thread: Turtulele

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    doesnt really sound so good to me..... ...

    doesnt really sound so good to me.....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRVokwsan_E
  21. Thread: Turtulele

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    Its interesting that it's fiberglass. Maybe it...

    Its interesting that it's fiberglass.
    Maybe it will take the heat of a car better than abs and polycarb. Abs gets soft and warps, and polycarb/acrylic can craze in high heat.
  22. volume = force. force = mass x acceleration. ...

    volume = force.
    force = mass x acceleration.
    volume = mass x acceleration.

    longer string = more mass
    denser string = more mass
    thicker string = more mass

    higher tension = higher...
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    Rebel is from the team that builds the opio yes....

    Rebel is from the team that builds the opio yes. But I think they were building before they got the opio gig. It's not like... koaloha is going to give the job to newbies.

    They make their own...
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    I think that rebel with the red rosette is fairly...

    I think that rebel with the red rosette is fairly high end. It appears to be an updated livingston, which hms was selling at $2.7k.

    TBH, I don't like the sliding port hole. Seems like something...
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    That thin slotted headstock is sexy.......

    That thin slotted headstock is sexy.......
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