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  1. It's certainly a personal preference but I've...

    It's certainly a personal preference but I've never found an unwound low G that sounded even remotely as good as a wound low G. The unwound low Gs were dull and horrid. With that said, you can learn...
  2. I did all the arrangements for the course since I...

    I did all the arrangements for the course since I had to fit the parts to student abilities.
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    I feel cheated—YouTube didn't send me an email...

    I feel cheated—YouTube didn't send me an email when I hit 500! I'm at 620 but it is a long crawl to 1000...
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    Renaissance and Baroque guitars were also tuned...

    Renaissance and Baroque guitars were also tuned re-entrant (and linear too), so this tuning style has been around for a really long time.
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    I put UPTs on my Koa 1 Elite—three of the Ratios...

    I put UPTs on my Koa 1 Elite—three of the Ratios failed—and filled the holes with cherry colored wood filler. Looks okay albeit I rarely stare at the back of the head stock.
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    Yes, those pegs are tall! I just peeked at my...

    Yes, those pegs are tall! I just peeked at my 2019 Elite Doghair and my pegs are a lot shorter and have a decent break angle. Kenn, may be on to something. I seem to recall a discussion of a batch of...
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    I've had NS Micro Tuners on my Kremona Coco and...

    I've had NS Micro Tuners on my Kremona Coco and Mari ukuleles for about two years and no marks or signs of use. I've only removed them to change the battery.
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    You might want to check the string balance on the...

    You might want to check the string balance on the pickup first. It's likely an under saddle piezo design, and if the saddle doesn't sit right on the piezo strip the balance will be off, mostly...
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    I must say all my instruments with matte finishes...

    I must say all my instruments with matte finishes now have glossy areas: entire neck, bass side of the lower bout and where the upper bout near the treble side of the 14th fret. Not difficult to...
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    Kanile’a just opened a new store in Windward Mall...

    Kanile’a just opened a new store in Windward Mall on Oahu. Surprisingly large for a one-name 'ukulele shop and they had Oha models on the wall you can try.
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    I don't own a Kanile’a Oha but have played...

    I don't own a Kanile’a Oha but have played several at HMS at they're okay but not my cup 'o tea. The tenors I tried were rather bright and thin sounding and I preferred the sound of the Kala Elite...
  12. Pretty common to have untrue strings. They can be...

    Pretty common to have untrue strings. They can be defective to begin with (inconsistent diameter) or wear that way from playing. I'd go through a few C strings before messing with the saddle. With...
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    Band in a Box works really well.

    Band in a Box works really well.
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    You can't delete. We're all stuck here forever...

    You can't delete. We're all stuck here forever now...
  15. I agree, that's just a piece of paper confirming...

    I agree, that's just a piece of paper confirming what they always did anyway—a basic in the ball park setup. A real setup would be different for each individual since we all have different tastes,...
  16. The Renaissance guitar had four courses—G D E...

    The Renaissance guitar had four courses—G D E A—and was tuned both linear and reentrant. The first published music for the Renaissance guitar dates from the early 1500s and was in TAB. Basically the...
  17. The Renaissance guitar had four courses

    The Renaissance guitar had four courses
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    Nuttin' to undercut right now in Honolulu. And...

    Nuttin' to undercut right now in Honolulu. And the malls and music stores are closed for the lockdown. Mail order is the only choice if you want to buy. Plus, the internet killed off most of our...
  19. All nonessential businesses are in lockdown here...

    All nonessential businesses are in lockdown here on Oahu. Nobody in the office to answer email.
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    I agree, the Rubner heads are very nice. They...

    I agree, the Rubner heads are very nice. They even do custom orders and you can pick knobs, plate style, roller color, bearings, etc. I got a set last year and am pleased. But if you're really a...
  21. He probably means the local Hawaii dealers are...

    He probably means the local Hawaii dealers are slow. Tourists are gone and music stores have been on lockdown for a long time so, if they ain't doing online sales, they have no need for stock.
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    I own the Romero Baritone 6 and Tiny Tenor 6 and...

    I own the Romero Baritone 6 and Tiny Tenor 6 and they're nice instruments. Even wrote reviews:

    https://fraryguitar.com/romero_creations_baritone6_review.htm
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  23. Well yeah, most retail and service businesses are...

    Well yeah, most retail and service businesses are locked down on Oahu (the other islands vary). But you can do what you want behind closed doors. So I'm sure builders build and internet sales are...
  24. Yeah, lockdown for all nonessential businesses....

    Yeah, lockdown for all nonessential businesses. No malls, haircuts, bars or restaurants. You can go surfing...
  25. The 2032 driven pickups can be humbug if the...

    The 2032 driven pickups can be humbug if the installer put the battery cage in a difficult to reach place. I had one installed in a TT6 on the Spanish Foot and it's as easy to change as dropping a...
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