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  1. Islander at-4 or mt-4?

    Islander at-4 or mt-4?
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    Poll: All of the above; Pre-pandemic I would do 1....

    All of the above;
    Pre-pandemic I would do 1. "Meet in person with a group. Meeting in person before the pandemic counts."
    During the pandemic I did 2. "Meeting only on Zoom, or similar, but not in...
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    All of the above; Pre-pandemic I would do 1....

    All of the above;
    Pre-pandemic I would do 1. "Meet in person with a group. Meeting in person before the pandemic counts."
    During the pandemic I did 2. "Meeting only on Zoom, or similar, but not in...
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    Ultimately the ukulele's short scale length...

    Ultimately the ukulele's short scale length compared to a guitar works against playing up the neck. That said, Kamaka tenors seem to play well up the neck or if you like sopranos try a Koaloha. No...
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    Thank you for reloading and posting Kawailehua...

    Thank you for reloading and posting Kawailehua and "Hawaii".
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    Congratulations! Your renditions of Kawailehua...

    Congratulations!
    Your renditions of Kawailehua and La Isla Bonita (Hawaiian version) are my favorites. Sorry that they're not on YouTube anymore.
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    Whatever ukulele you buy first is your "entry...

    Whatever ukulele you buy first is your "entry level" ukulele. What you paid for it is your "entry level ukulele price point". There's no point in discussing what your last ukulele will be or cost...
  8. Thread: hearing aids

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    At first my hearing aids seemed to over amplify...

    At first my hearing aids seemed to over amplify the high tones making my ukulele sound harsh. It seemed to be better without the hearing aids. Attenuating the highs with the iPhone app helped at...
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    As they say in the vernacular, Yah Mon!

    As they say in the vernacular, Yah Mon!
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    Accidentally chunked a few bars of "Freight...

    Accidentally chunked a few bars of "Freight Train" yesterday. Made an interesting Reggie sound. Begs the question, did Bob Marley ever observe a freight train in Kingston?
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    Giving and taking advice on a forum is an...

    Giving and taking advice on a forum is an endeavor fraught with dangers. At some point it may be better to call it a day.
    At the end of the day, buy some strings (they're cheap) and see what you...
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    I’m guessing that the op was hoping to get some...

    I’m guessing that the op was hoping to get some reinforcement for Worth Brown strings. I like them on my Koa ukuleles. Not so much on mahogany. YMMV
    Nothing wrong with Worth Brown on a S1. If you...
  13. Collecting pedals can be as addicting as UAS. ...

    Collecting pedals can be as addicting as UAS. Here's my nephew's collection for example:

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    IMHO, all the strings mentioned will sound better...

    IMHO, all the strings mentioned will sound better than the Nylguts. Try putting the Martin M600s on for a while to set a baseline as to how the S1 will sound with a set of good strings then go from...
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    Yeah, me too. Our local Uke club is starting in...

    Yeah, me too. Our local Uke club is starting in person sessions again (outdoors, masks and social distancing) so ,today, I'm going through the song book reacquainting myself to the chords and strums.
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    Your Song of the Day?

    What's you "song of the day"? The song you're working on or playing or just noodling around with today.

    I've got my Hawaiian binder open to Koke'e.

    "Never more to say good bye."
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    Poll: I play all except baritone but lately more...

    I play all except baritone but lately more concert.
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    Thanks for the link!

    Thanks for the link!
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    Plus one on this suggestion. Most of the songs I...

    Plus one on this suggestion. Most of the songs I can sing from memory are the ones I listened to over and over when I was a kid in school.
  20. Just got a used Pono MC (mahogany concert). Now I...

    Just got a used Pono MC (mahogany concert). Now I can have both low G and a high g concerts.
    Next, maybe a tenor to do the same with.
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    Great looking instrument. Do you have a link to...

    Great looking instrument. Do you have a link to the FMM site?
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    It's been almost two years since I posted this...

    It's been almost two years since I posted this reply. The OXK has gone to a young family with kids learning to play ukulele and now I've a Flight TUS-35 for traveling.
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    Yup, love the sound. Turns out that I'm one of...

    Yup, love the sound. Turns out that I'm one of the few that are ok with the Alohi strings. Good intonation and sustain too.
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    Thanks Nickie!

    Thanks Nickie!
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    You made it possible, thanks! Hope something...

    You made it possible, thanks!
    Hope something good lands on your doorstep tomorrow.
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