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    Dusty Strings.

    Dusty Strings.
  2. I've had a KoAloha concert for 5 years. I...

    I've had a KoAloha concert for 5 years. I recently put Worth browns on it as a experiment. It sounded terrible, dull and lifeless. Worth clears or PhDs sound far better.
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    Google "tablature notation" and you'll find lots...

    Google "tablature notation" and you'll find lots of help. Unfortunately, not everyone uses the same symbols.
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    It's helpful to break the task of learning a song...

    It's helpful to break the task of learning a song into small, manageable parts. So for finger picking in Travis style, learn the alternating thumb picking until it becomes automatic, and you can do...
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    I believe Craig's recommendation is to rest the...

    I believe Craig's recommendation is to rest the edge of the neck at the headstock on the base of the index finger, not to put the back of the neck against the web at the base of the thumb.
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    I recently bought a Romero Creations ST Concert...

    I recently bought a Romero Creations ST Concert from the Ukulele Station on Reverb. Like the OP, I'm very happy with the purchase. Although a floor model that had been in the store a few months, the...
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    It would be helpful to know if you are interested...

    It would be helpful to know if you are interested in a particular size and what your budget is. Different people have different ideas about what "expensive" means.

    I often recommend Kala and...
  8. Cynthia Lin is doing some livestream play-alongs...

    Cynthia Lin is doing some livestream play-alongs on You Tube, which are archived to allow later viewing. Here's a link to a recent one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMXLSo3wPYc&t=3717s
    She has...
  9. Thread: Live YouTube

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    I was not able to make YouTube work due to the...

    I was not able to make YouTube work due to the age of my computer--the camera and mic won't work with a web browser. We had our jam today via Zoom (a video conferencing platform), with a dozen or so...
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    I may try this for our uke group. I logged into...

    I may try this for our uke group. I logged into my Google account and went through the initial steps to enable live streaming. It may take up to 24 hours before it's enabled and I can try to...
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    I don't know about the Brunswick, but the Kala is...

    I don't know about the Brunswick, but the Kala is much better than the Makala.
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    The XS soprano (including the koa model) is still...

    The XS soprano (including the koa model) is still on the Romero Creations website, and Uke Republic has a mahogany one in stock.
  13. Thread: WTB: Kala Tenor

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    Check Reverb. You can often find good deals on...

    Check Reverb. You can often find good deals on display models from reputable shops.
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    It would be helpful to know what type of music...

    It would be helpful to know what type of music you are interested in playing. There are so many options for beginner-level books.

    I started with "Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Tips 'n' Tunes" by Jim...
  15. Thread: Bm major issue

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    Much good advice has been given, and no one...

    Much good advice has been given, and no one learns to play barre chords without a lot of practice.

    Pressing harder is not the answer; press smarter by positioning your hand to gain some mechanical...
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    I have a concert Flea that developed a dip like...

    I have a concert Flea that developed a dip like that a year or so after I bought it. I sent it back to Magic Fluke and they added a brace that straightened the top.
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    Aaron Keim has a low G tab for Living in the...

    Aaron Keim has a low G tab for Living in the Country here:
    http://quietamericanmusic.com/ukuleletabsandvideos
  18. I've played the all-laminate and the solid koa...

    I've played the all-laminate and the solid koa (and just ordered the koa model). Wonderful instruments. Excellent fit & finish.

    The laminate version sounds like a much more expensive instrument....
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    I made it all the way to the afternoon of day 2,...

    I made it all the way to the afternoon of day 2, 2020 before ordering a new uke, a Romero Creations ST concert in koa.
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    The Kala SMHB also has an adjustable truss rod.

    The Kala SMHB also has an adjustable truss rod.
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    I've had the Kala KA-SMHB for a year and a half...

    I've had the Kala KA-SMHB for a year and a half and am very happy with it. It's an excellent instrument for the price. One difference between Kala and Pono is the neck profile; Pono necks are...
  22. I've had no problem with taking a string off and...

    I've had no problem with taking a string off and resetting it if I allowed too much slack, but I've done it only when the string has been on for a short time (not more than a day or 2). After...
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    Capo on the fifth fret changes G tuning to C. ...

    Capo on the fifth fret changes G tuning to C. But the fretboard becomes pretty short if you want to play anything other than first position chords.
  24. I have the Kala solid mahogany baritone. It's an...

    I have the Kala solid mahogany baritone. It's an excellent value & I highly recommend it.
  25. I like the PhD low G set (fluorocarbon) on my...

    I like the PhD low G set (fluorocarbon) on my KoAloha concert. They're available from Daniel Ho Creations (and elsewhere):
    https://www.danielho.com/physical-shop?category=%27Ukulele
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