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    I own two Uke Crazy cases and they're basically a...

    I own two Uke Crazy cases and they're basically a foam triangle covered in polyester cloth. Build is cheap and mine started falling apart quickly: interior parts coming unglued, zipper pulls breaking...
  2. The classical guitar Rubner tuners have that...

    The classical guitar Rubner tuners have that strange bump/lug as well. Guess it's a feature and not a defect...
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    I have a Kremona UK-1 pickup and it does work....

    I have a Kremona UK-1 pickup and it does work. Doesn't sound very good and my shirt sleeve kept snagging on it. I now use it to stir my coffee.
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    Cool there's another down yonder!

    Cool there's another down yonder!
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    With all other things being equal, a solid body...

    With all other things being equal, a solid body will have longer string sustain since there is less mechanical transmission of vibration to the body.
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    I've had strings break on the pin hole and saddle...

    I've had strings break on the pin hole and saddle a few times. A bit of smoothing with a Swiss file and sandpaper fixed it. In my uku classes I sometimes see broken wound G strings. Usually they were...
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    I used Parcel Select to ship a Tiny Tenor from...

    I used Parcel Select to ship a Tiny Tenor from California to Hawaii and it cost $45. It took a month to arrive and the box was crushed and torn open. The instrument looked surprising good—thought it...
  8. Thread: Koa Question

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    The value of Koa was recognized early on...

    The value of Koa was recognized early on and—instead of cutting all the forests down—much Koa stock is now farmed. However, the old wild tress seem have the nicest figure. So, yeah, not endangered...
  9. A lot of classical guitarists have switched to...

    A lot of classical guitarists have switched to composite or fluorocarbon strings in the past few years, albeit nylons are probably still the most popular, especially with beginners buying whatever...
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    D'Addario has a string recycling program, albeit...

    D'Addario has a string recycling program, albeit I haven't taken them up on it.

    I tend to change strings frequently: often weekly if I'm practicing hard or recording. Even fluorocarbon strings...
  11. I hear lots of uku players grooving on "Purple...

    I hear lots of uku players grooving on "Purple Haze", Malagueña and Tiko Tiko. I guess those pieces are sort of the "Stairway to Heaven" for the uku crowd.
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    Of course a great mic played through a high...

    Of course a great mic played through a high quality desk always sounds best, well the most natural. I used bring a Neumann KM-184 because the house mics were terrible (usually too bright dynamic...
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    On tie block bridges, you don't have to use a...

    On tie block bridges, you don't have to use a traditional twist tie. I often tie a knot or use a bead:

    http://www.fraryguitar.com/string_changes_images/ramirez_bridge.jpg
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    One thing I noticed about new guitars and...

    One thing I noticed about new guitars and ukuleles is they always sound better after being tuned up to pitch for a week or so. While under full tension, the soundboard flexes and conforms into an...
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    I have a RC Baritone 6, GL-6 and a Mini R. The...

    I have a RC Baritone 6, GL-6 and a Mini R. The Mini R is great for only two bills but the Baritone 6 and GL-6 are so much better in terms of tone and feel the Mini never comes out of the case...
  16. Pepe Romero Guilele sets work great on the Mini.

    Pepe Romero Guilele sets work great on the Mini.
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    Mahalo guys!

    Mahalo guys!
  18. I'm a couple blocks from Kamaka and TheUkulele...

    I'm a couple blocks from Kamaka and TheUkulele Site's Honolulu shop, so I have more influence than probably I need! However I enjoy hearing what UU members think about various models, woods, strings,...
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    I think the amount of work that goes into...

    I think the amount of work that goes into building a high end ukulele is about the same as a guitar. And custom luthiers like Petros are used to selling their guitars for such prices. Wouldn't be...
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    Takamine Japan has many amazing models and even...

    Takamine Japan has many amazing models and even does custom orders. Too bad many of these models and custom orders aren't available outside Japan. Now I admit I own more than a few of their higher...
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    I have a set of 1992 David Rodgers tuners on my...

    I have a set of 1992 David Rodgers tuners on my Douglas Ching classical. Loved them but one of the rollers jammed and the button snapped off during a recording session! Well, they lasted 16 years but...
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    Oddly, the reason I was attracted to ukulele and...

    Oddly, the reason I was attracted to ukulele and guitalele is they felt like little classical guitars! Cordoba has a few lefty models classicals but as long as an instrument doesn't have a cutaway...
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    Mahalo guys for listening!

    Mahalo guys for listening!
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    Through The Eyes of Love, Romero Creations TT6

    Hi everybody, here's my performance of "Through the Eyes of Love" on a Tiny Tenor 6. I arranged it to play on my 4 stringer but liked the ringing overtones of the TT6 so much I used it instead...
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    Low D is my favorite tuning and I often just...

    Low D is my favorite tuning and I often just leave a guitar tuned that way for months. The secret is to love playing in keys that need that note—G and D especially—or refingering the 6th string for...
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