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    My Kala solid acacia. A beautifully appointed...

    My Kala solid acacia. A beautifully appointed instrument, the inlays and binding all exotic wood. I put low tension Worth browns on and it plays very nicely but isn't very loud. The original tuning...
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    Air humidity is well known to affect sound. The...

    Air humidity is well known to affect sound. The Green Woodpecker is commonly called the rain bird in parts of the UK because the higher humidity before rain causes it's call to carry further and...
  3. Sawat dee khrap!

    Sawat dee khrap!
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    I got the Kala acacia tenor. I fingerpick so I've...

    I got the Kala acacia tenor. I fingerpick so I've got it strung with very light strings, high G, all unison. It's a beautifully made instrument and sounds great, very full and mellow.
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    My CTS was caused by doing heavy manual labour...

    My CTS was caused by doing heavy manual labour one summer, I hadn't had any problems from playing guitar before then. No treatment was effective, including steroid injections, so I had the release...
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    I had 2 of these, both had loose parts that...

    I had 2 of these, both had loose parts that caused LOUD sympathetic buzzing on certain notes. A shame really, other than that the design is neat but I'll stick with my Snarks.
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    If you do get used to it, the Stick is very...

    If you do get used to it, the Stick is very comfortable to play. It took me about 10 minutes to adjust and now it's interchangeable with any of my ukes.
  8. Depends which Snark. I know a very well respected...

    Depends which Snark. I know a very well respected tech who uses the Mk 2 Snark for guitar setups, sometimes for touring bands, leaving his Peterson strobe unused under his bench. That's accurate...
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    Definitely use the strap. It's so small, there...

    Definitely use the strap. It's so small, there isn't much to support it and the support comes from the strap. The idea of the case carrying handle doubling as the uke strap is ingenious! If you've...
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    As far as I know, the THR5A is a dedicated...

    As far as I know, the THR5A is a dedicated acoustic amp whereas the THR10 models are electric modelling amps with a single acoustic setting. I've got the THR10C 'Blues' model which models vintage...
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    I can vouch for that! I play at informal pub...

    I can vouch for that! I play at informal pub sessions snd my fingerstyle uke just gets lost unamplified but the THR5A gives it just the boost it needs so people can hear. A touch of chorus and some...
  12. In what way is it 'overkill'? I use 2" guitar...

    In what way is it 'overkill'? I use 2" guitar straps on my ukes and they seem to work perfectly well!
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    How many ukes are enough? Just one more!

    How many ukes are enough?

    Just one more!
  14. It's called a volute

    It's called a volute
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    That's exactly why I use these cotton straps. I...

    That's exactly why I use these cotton straps. I was wondering whether to edit my post to make that point so you've saved me a job! I use these on my acoustic guitars and ukes and they give me a lot...
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    I usually stick a button on the heel and one on...

    I usually stick a button on the heel and one on the end block and attach a soft cotton strap. Very comfortable and stable.
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    Sticky: I got a Kala 8-string a few days ago but it...

    I got a Kala 8-string a few days ago but it didn't look good
    with white strings. I use it for fingerstyle so it's strung all courses in unison. It did sound superb for strumming with the g & c...
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    All you need to know ...

    All you need to know

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    Worth a look at K&K as well, the Big Island...

    Worth a look at K&K as well, the Big Island single head or Aloha twin are very unobtrusive and easy to install. They have the reputation of producing the most natural amplified sound. And the Risa...
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    Easy! The documentary, or, if you will,...

    Easy! The documentary, or, if you will, rockumentary, This is Spinal Tap.

    More truth in that than most music movies by far!
  21. I have been doing it for years on all kinds of...

    I have been doing it for years on all kinds of instruments and never had a problem. The angle of the string on the bridge and the overall tension actually only increase a small amount when you...
  22. The strings on ukes take a long time to fully...

    The strings on ukes take a long time to fully stretch and bed in. 5 hrs playing isn't that much so it may be that it just needs more time. I give my strings a good pull away from the neck to stretch...
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    Not sure about the intonation....

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    I know a professional guitar tech who uses the...

    I know a professional guitar tech who uses the latest model Snark for setups. Meanwhile, his Peterson is gathering dust.
  25. Sometimes just playing the melody can sound OK....

    Sometimes just playing the melody can sound OK. Other times you can thicken up the sound by playing chords as well, such as rolls or arpegios. It all adds variety to a tune. The uke is a polyphonic...
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