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    @Kenn218 If you call Kamaka, please post what you...

    @Kenn218 If you call Kamaka, please post what you find out.

    Here's a photo of the underside of a new Kamaka saddle.
    It appears to be synthetic; and does not appear to be TUSQ as there are no...
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    My wall hangers were originally purchased for...

    My wall hangers were originally purchased for guitars, and they work ukes by hanging the ukes up side down. It might look a bit strange, but I find it very convenient.

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    I later tried...
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    Sorry, no. The group never formed as there wasn't...

    Sorry, no. The group never formed as there wasn't any interest.

    Now I'm back into guitars so I don't play the ukulele as much.

    I really wish that this group had started because the best part...
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    I recommend you wait a week or so before any...

    I recommend you wait a week or so before any changes. That'll give your uke and strings time to settle in.
  5. Thread: Uke Selling

    by clear
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    I always ask "why are you selling it?" unless the...

    I always ask "why are you selling it?" unless the seller has stated it already; but I don't ask "is there anything wrong with it?" I expect the seller to disclose any issues or that I must find them,...
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    @Arcy, thanks for the info. I've never thought...

    @Arcy, thanks for the info. I've never thought that there's a price cutoff. Interesting. There are sellers that claim to never require import duties; I think now I know how they might get away from...
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    If you buy enough, you'll see this once a while. ...

    If you buy enough, you'll see this once a while. The first time hurts a lot; it is useless to fight it.
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    It's weird. Sometimes we have to pay import...

    It's weird. Sometimes we have to pay import duties and sometimes we don't. I used to buy a lot from Europe and Asia; whenever there's a delay, I worry about import duty. I think it has more to do...
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    I guess you have one more question in the...

    I guess you have one more question in the thread's subject line.
    Yes, it can affect the acoustic sound, but usually not. However, if it does, it is usually bad.
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    Down side? Yes, extra cost, extra weight, extra...

    Down side? Yes, extra cost, extra weight, extra parts to break and rattle.
    Stay away? Yes, since you aren't planning to ever use it.
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    I think AC reduces humidity because when I turn...

    I think AC reduces humidity because when I turn it on, I feel less sticky.
    Cold air holds less water than warm air. So, if AC increases humidity, then I should feel stickier.
    Now, I'm curious... I...
  12. Thread: Nut width

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    Which model do you have?

    Which model do you have?
  13. Thread: Nut width

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    Perhaps you tried a classical guitar? They have...

    Perhaps you tried a classical guitar? They have flat fretboards and abnormally high actions. Plus, you need scary fingernails to really play them.
    Give acoustic and electric guitars a try instead....
  14. Thread: Nut width

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    Besides nut width and space there, there's also...

    Besides nut width and space there, there's also differences in string spacing at the bridge.
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    I remember reading that optimal humidity is 50%...

    I remember reading that optimal humidity is 50% and factories are kept at around that level. Their recommended storage is 40-60%.
    Solid ukes from less diligent makers may look good now but might not...
  16. Thread: Uke Selling

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    I think having a reason for selling is a good...

    I think having a reason for selling is a good thing because that's the #1 question on the buyer's mind. "Why are you selling it?" The best answer is "I don't play it as often as I like".
    I can't...
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    Ah! A blast from the past! I've now changed my...

    Ah! A blast from the past!

    I've now changed my choice. I will buy the Kamaka HF-1 again.
    Currently, I have a strong preference for the standard soprano size over the others.
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    I like the sound and touch of my Kamaka a lot, so...

    I like the sound and touch of my Kamaka a lot, so I don't have any reason to switch from factory strings.

    The strings feel slinky, which I like. They sound mellow but not muddy; there's some...
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    An instrument that's in a too humid environment...

    An instrument that's in a too humid environment can have mold and wood swelling, which can be just as bad as effects of too dry environment.
    I can't find the Taylor Guitar's web reference that...
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    I probably should mention that Taylor company is...

    I probably should mention that Taylor company is know for good marketing and their guitars are known for having cutaways... so the info may be slightly biased. But, I don't think they'd give you very...
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    The one with the least top removed. From...

    The one with the least top removed.

    From Taylor Guitars:

    One common question is whether a cutaway diminishes the tonal output of an acoustic guitar in a significant way. The truth is not by...
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    I see that they still have the KA-SSTU-S at $125...

    I see that they still have the KA-SSTU-S at $125

    https://kalabrand.com/collections/clearance/products/ka-sstu-s

    This is a nice little soprano that should travel well: small, not too expensive,...
  23. Hmmm, this thread isn't about owning just 1...

    Hmmm, this thread isn't about owning just 1 ukulele; it is about playing one particular uke often.

    I can be totally happy and satisfied with owning just the 1 uke that's on my wall (since, really,...
  24. I playing pretty much only sopranos. The tone...

    I playing pretty much only sopranos.
    The tone has the same brilliance up the fretboard; but sustain is, of course, decreased due to shorter string.

    I'll give you a sound sample.
    The tonal...
  25. Thread: Hurting fingers

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    Finger tips hurting is OK; finger everywhere else...

    Finger tips hurting is OK; finger everywhere else hurting is not OK.
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