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    Welcome to the forums!!

    Welcome to the forums!!
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    Muscle memory will adapt to both instruments in...

    Muscle memory will adapt to both instruments in time. I play guitar (acoustic, electric, classical, and tenor) as well as ukulele and mandolin. I will switch from day to day. Sometimes play one...
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    I thought I seen one for sale on the Mele...

    I thought I seen one for sale on the Mele site....?

    http://meleukulele.com/product/mele-mahogany-jumbo-soprano/
  4. Thread: Irish Tuning

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    Understood, DUD! It surely isn't for everyone,...

    Understood, DUD! It surely isn't for everyone, but I like it quite well. The 31U set actually sounds nice on my Martin S-O. I have to try them on another instrument, so they might not suit. I...
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    Welcome to the forums!! You have found a good...

    Welcome to the forums!! You have found a good place!
  6. Thread: Irish Tuning

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    Thanks DUD, but not really that difficult at all...

    Thanks DUD, but not really that difficult at all with the right string set! Aquila makes their two fifths tuning sets - the 30U Soprano for GDAE tuning and the 31U Concert for CGDA tuning. The GDAE...
  7. Thread: Irish Tuning

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    I am not aware of an irish specific tuning. ...

    I am not aware of an irish specific tuning. Irish trad music has several instruments under its umbrella. I know a common trait for this are instruments tuned in fifths, but surely not limited to. ...
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    Thanks for the info, bratsche! Good useable...

    Thanks for the info, bratsche! Good useable tips!!
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    IMHO, it is based on the tone and timbre you are wanting to get. I don't think there is a best position, but rather different tones. I am mostly a picker, but I pick in different areas. If I want...
  10. I like maple fretboards :) But, in the ebony...

    I like maple fretboards :)

    But, in the ebony or rosewood comparison, I too prefer the look and feel of ebony.
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    Welcome to the forums, scara!!

    Welcome to the forums, scara!!
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    Thanks for sharing your experience, merlin! I...

    Thanks for sharing your experience, merlin! I appreciate your input. I hope the one I get, if I get, is not a dud like the one you played. I guess with most any acoustic instrument from mass...
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    Wonderful deal!! If only I had a bit more saved...

    Wonderful deal!! If only I had a bit more saved up.
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    Thanks for the info, SteveZ. I'm not interested...

    Thanks for the info, SteveZ. I'm not interested in reentrant, but your former suggestion is a good one. Surely, the 31U set uses a wound C and G string, but I've wondered how a non wound low G...
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    Thanks for the replies, information, and advice...

    Thanks for the replies, information, and advice everyone!! I have experience in doing my own basic setups having played various fretted instruments for well over 30 years now. I just don't like to...
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    Thanks for the tips!!

    Thanks for the tips!!
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    Thanks for sharing this, bratsche! Helpful...

    Thanks for sharing this, bratsche! Helpful information. I reckon I could just have a luthier (or get brave enough to do it myself) do the fine adjustments you mention. I'm pretty set that the 31U...
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    Eastman ukuleles

    I think there are a few Eastman uke owners here on the forum. I am considering purchasing a EU3C concert scale. Unfortunately, I cannot play before purchasing as it is an online sale. No Eastman's...
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    I think it may just be the soprano, but I'm not...

    I think it may just be the soprano, but I'm not 100% sure.
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    Not to venture too far off the topic, but what...

    Not to venture too far off the topic, but what size and where are you beads users using and purchasing from? Is 4mm about the standard? Do these fit in the soprano Martin style slotted bridges or...
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    Thanks for the replies! In the case of the...

    Thanks for the replies! In the case of the Bruko, the saddle and bridge is one integrated piece. So, if I experiment with the saddle and mess it up, there's no replacement for it. I may just need...
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    I wish I had the cash for this!! Beautiful...

    I wish I had the cash for this!! Beautiful instrument.
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    Fifths tuning - compensated saddle?

    Hello gang!! I love tuning in fifths. Surely stems back to my bowed instruments days as well as love playing the mandolin. I currently have my Martin S-O strung with Aquila 31U's - CGDA tuning (I...
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    Welcome to the forums!! Your instruments love...

    Welcome to the forums!! Your instruments love lovely!!
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    Welcome to the forums!! I'm a big fan of the...

    Welcome to the forums!! I'm a big fan of the sousaphone!
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