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    Try Aquila Reds. They sounds amazing -- very...

    Try Aquila Reds. They sounds amazing -- very bright...
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    Romero Creations ST Concert. Comes in a handy...

    Romero Creations ST Concert. Comes in a handy (if somewhat bulky) foam flight case... Sounds like a tenor, plays like a concert
  3. Thread: Hammer ons

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    I play clawhammer style (which involves lots of...

    I play clawhammer style (which involves lots of HOs, POs, etc.). I was frustrated as well with the low audibility of these embellishments on most ukes -- turns out the small body size and relative...
  4. Congrats on the purchase! I know what you mean...

    Congrats on the purchase! I know what you mean about the tuners -- I'm always bumping up against them, but I just work around the minor inconvenience. The benefits of the light headstock and...
  5. A close friend of Pepe's -- and someone who is in...

    A close friend of Pepe's -- and someone who is in their direct supply line -- told me this. He could be wrong, of course, but from the very beginning I've heard from Pepe (in interviews) that these...
  6. That's what I'm planning to do. The TT sounds...

    That's what I'm planning to do. The TT sounds *superb* strung low-g...
  7. I heard a rumour, still to be substantiated, that...

    I heard a rumour, still to be substantiated, that they are actually launching an *all laminate" Daniel Ho budget line to be sold as a package (uke, strap, tuner, booklet, case, etc.) for new uke...
  8. Pretty sure all Romero’s production ukes are made...

    Pretty sure all Romero’s production ukes are made in Vietnam...
  9. A cedar topped TT or STC would be Dubliner!

    A cedar topped TT or STC would be Dubliner!
  10. I was ready to fork out for a beautifully spalted...

    I was ready to fork out for a beautifully spalted solid mango TT, but after playing it for a while, I found I liked the sound on the laminate more. Mango was beautiful, but too soft for the...
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    I played a bunch of concert and Tenor Mainland...

    I played a bunch of concert and Tenor Mainland (all cedar tops), and 4 of 5 had a buzz at the saddle when playing the C string hard. Other than that, they sounded great. But I feared that buzz...
  12. Romero Creations ST Concert laminate (Solid Spruce top /Mahogany laminate body)

    Finally got ahold of a Romero Creations ST Concert ukulele, aka the STC. This is the “budget” model with sitka spruce top, and mahogany laminate sides and back). As someone who loves the Tiny...
  13. Clawhammer Uke Recommendation - Tiny Tenor

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to give all you clawhammer players out there a recommendation for a superb uke for frailing: Romero Creations Tiny Tenor.

    I've played clawhammer on a number of ukes, and all...
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    I've got a 2017 Tobacco Sunburst Farallon, which...

    I've got a 2017 Tobacco Sunburst Farallon, which I adore. They seem to have used dark glue in mine, which was appreciated. Never understood the gloppy white glue lines in most of these...

    You'll...
  15. Thread: Clawhammer Uke

    by neo1022
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    Clawhammer Uke

    Interesting experience to report. After a year or so noodling around with the ukulele and learning the basics (and not making a lot of progress), I shifted my attention to Old Time banjo, mostly...
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    Since there's been a spate of Blackbird critiques...

    Since there's been a spate of Blackbird critiques on the site lately, I thought I'd chime in and express my love for the Farallon. It's got a sound all its own, is super responsive, and just feels...
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    I've run through lots of string sets in search of...

    I've run through lots of string sets in search of a nice balanced clear sound on the Farallon (which, as you all know, is both very responsive to string changes, and thus somewhat picky). Aquila...
  18. Just got a set of Sugars through Elderly, and...

    Just got a set of Sugars through Elderly, and slapped them on my Farallon (which is both very responsive to string changes, and quite picky). After playing them a lot over the past three days, I...
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    Just got a set of Sugars through Elderly, and...

    Just got a set of Sugars through Elderly, and slapped them on my Farallon (which is both very responsive to string changes, and quite picky). After playing them a lot over the past three days, I...
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    WTB: Deering Goodtime Concert Banjo

    Hi, I'm looking to buy a used Deering Goodtime (Concert scale) in good condition. Anyone out there looking to sell? If so, please pm me.

    Shipping would be domestic US (Los Angeles)...
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    I'm pretty sure Blackbird uses carbon fibre for...

    I'm pretty sure Blackbird uses carbon fibre for the internal braces and bridge patch. Body is ekoa.
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    Same here. Bought a brand new set of 600s at Sam...

    Same here. Bought a brand new set of 600s at Sam Ash, and found the C and E strings were mispackaged (C string was in the E bag, and the E strings was in the C bag). I thought I was losing my mind,...
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    You say you are using Hannabach 815 Silver...

    You say you are using Hannabach 815 Silver Special Medium tensions for the E and A strings. Which strings do those correspond to in the Stringsbymail catalog? I'm assuming it's not the E and A...
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    "we have a rule that says that it is prohibited...

    "we have a rule that says that it is prohibited to sell any item the trading/selling of which is subject to legal regulation or control, including items such as tortoiseshell, wood, and other things...
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    Hear hear! This thread seems to have brought out...

    Hear hear! This thread seems to have brought out some rather unappealing authoritarianist tendencies. Whether it's hypocritical or not, who can say... ;). It's also revealed many of the...
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