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    Well done, very well done. That koa has some...

    Well done, very well done. That koa has some beautiful curl in it, top notch as all Collings ukes are. Enjoy it........as I am sure you will.

    But the comment about “last NUD ever”, you just jinxed...
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    Well done Jim, both you and Maggie killed it. I...

    Well done Jim, both you and Maggie killed it. I started my ukulele playing at Corktown Uke Jam as well. I also did my first open mic performance there. They held a “Newbie Night” occasionally for...
  3. I understand where you are coming from, we all...

    I understand where you are coming from, we all what the holy grail of sound. Neil 0 did give you some constructive ideas. A few others are raise the saddle height, this usually increases volume. Have...
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    Anyone that listens to the sound sample knows how...

    Anyone that listens to the sound sample knows how exceptional the tone is on this instrument. When Corey grabs it and say “Whoa” on the first strum........well he has plays 1000s of ukes.

    My LfdM...
  5. I love Koaloha, as a company, as a builder and...

    I love Koaloha, as a company, as a builder and definitely for their sound. They are open with great sustain, resonance and projection. I have owned a couple concerts and have owned a few Ponos. Pono...
  6. What you want is knowledge..........know what the...

    What you want is knowledge..........know what the humidity level is BEFORE you do anything. Silica gel can be overdone, the most damage cause to an instrument is from drying out. The thin sound board...
  7. This is good advice, air conditioning dries out...

    This is good advice, air conditioning dries out the air. If you are concerned then buy a hygrometer, it measures relative humidity in the house. If you are over 70% inside the house think of keeping...
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    I would be concerned about the tension being too...

    I would be concerned about the tension being too high on the one string if you tuned to reentrant. Maybe someone has done this but you would need a string that is fairly thin.

    If your tuner is not...
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    This being your first post we don’t know anything...

    This being your first post we don’t know anything about you so recommendations are hard. Do you have a music background, do you play other instruments, do you play guitar, how long have you played...
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    I was thinking the same thing. By the way Andrew...

    I was thinking the same thing. By the way Andrew and team doesn’t touch the set up on LfdMs. Andrew has commented before that he can’t believe how low Luis can get the set up with no issues. They...
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    The use of the Fremont is pretty universal for...

    The use of the Fremont is pretty universal for me. It has a chimey tone that I really like. But string choice can be influenced by the instrument. An overly bright instrument can benefit from the...
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    All my tenors are low G with a wound C string. I...

    All my tenors are low G with a wound C string. I have experimented a lot with different wound C strings, none seem high tension to me but we are all different. First off a short primary on diameter,...
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    Ha, that’s funny, we could have wrote each...

    Ha, that’s funny, we could have wrote each other’s post :shaka:
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    Yes it can be done and is called low G, a popular...

    Yes it can be done and is called low G, a popular tuning. There are two types of strings made specifically for this, a florocarbon and a wound string. The florocarbon is usually.038 the wound .030....
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    Saying you are done buying ukulele is the kiss of...

    Saying you are done buying ukulele is the kiss of death and the ultimate jinx :p

    Beautiful Kamaka, congratulations
  16. Install wound G and C strings, if you like low G...

    Install wound G and C strings, if you like low G tuning. I find the course texture from the wound strings really speeds up callouses. At least for your first two fingers ;)
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    I have owned probably 10 or more ukuleles with a...

    I have owned probably 10 or more ukuleles with a side sound port in the traditional upper left bout area. I play with a strap and seated or standing my uke is at about a 45* angle. The sound hits me...
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    A soft wood top with a hardwood back and sides....

    A soft wood top with a hardwood back and sides. All things being equal spruce top will give the most sustain. Cedar is popular on classical guitars for the quick note decay compared to spruce. This...
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    If you do a Google search on the Zoom A1 it...

    If you do a Google search on the Zoom A1 it should lead you to Acoustic Guitar Forum. There is a huge thread in their Amplification sub forum on it, lots on love and positive comments. The A1 is...
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    Long neck offers more fret spacing for the body...

    Long neck offers more fret spacing for the body size. It also changes the tone because you have more string length and tension. HMS has done videos doing side by side comparisons and although subtle...
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    Yes I owned a Compass Rose 5 string tenor and it...

    Yes I owned a Compass Rose 5 string tenor and it was very nice. I had it set up with Low G on the 5th position and high G on the 4th. It had a wonderful chimey, shimmering sound to it.
  22. I love Koaloha and this one is over the top. The...

    I love Koaloha and this one is over the top. The wood is fantastic looking but the sound......the sound is even better if that is possible. Wow, Mango top and Maple back and side, who would figure it...
  23. This was my first custom, a LfdM tenor. It has...

    This was my first custom, a LfdM tenor. It has Sitka spruce top with Amazon rosewood back and side. Includes a radius fretboard, side sound port, cutaway and Laskin armrest. It is made in the...
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    I can be the same way and with the internet is it...

    I can be the same way and with the internet is it a very deep hole of looking and wondering. About 6 years ago I found a video from HMS called Top 10 tenors for under $200, or something like that. I...
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    Really and truly this is great advice. Mim can...

    Really and truly this is great advice. Mim can personally walk you through the buying process. Just get a decent uke, with a good set up and one you like the looks of, this is more important then you...
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