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    Congrats on your baby moon bird, from another...

    Congrats on your baby moon bird, from another fellow soprano moon bird owner. The only problem with it is that it’s so good that I’m regretting buying/owning my other nice ukes. I’m using the stock...
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    Ah, if you have never play an S1 with the M600,...

    Ah, if you have never play an S1 with the M600, I’d suggest you keep it on. The S1 and M600 is a very good match and can be set as a reference point if you wish to change the strings for a different...
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    Mine is currently with the Martin Premium...

    Mine is currently with the Martin Premium Graphite Gray Polygut M605.

    I always had the M600 on S1. Tried many other strings, and always ended taking them off within a day and went back to M600.
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    Iím sorry if itís mentioned earlier, but i got to...

    Iím sorry if itís mentioned earlier, but i got to ask, is the wall of ukes part of your families?
  5. Got a new lami uke some time ago. It sounded loud...

    Got a new lami uke some time ago. It sounded loud and had a typical lami boxy voice to it. Played 1-2 hours on it everyday for 3-4 months before I sold it as I need an uke with more than 12 frets. In...
  6. Your comment makes me want to get a uke with a...

    Your comment makes me want to get a uke with a side sound hole. I can only hear my mistakes when plugged in to an amp. UAS building up..
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    Another 3 K, with Kanileía instead. ...

    Another 3 K, with Kanileía instead.

    https://youtu.be/01YJi1noKKQ

    And 1 more by Aaron. 4 Ks comparison.

    https://youtu.be/MUHB9jnsuUg
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    Well.. I donít think thereís a general consensus...

    Well.. I donít think thereís a general consensus about who makes a better size uke. However, HMS did some amazing videos on the sound samples of various models and sizes by the K brands. And they are...
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    Not exactly ukulele as a center focused, but the...

    Not exactly ukulele as a center focused, but the ukulele is there.

    https://i.imgur.com/bqvRMHrl.jpg
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    Love your enthusiasm on the moon bird! It’s my...

    Love your enthusiasm on the moon bird! It’s my best ukulele too. :)
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    If all else are done and still donít work out....

    If all else are done and still donít work out. Perhaps OP is really a light strummer. One option is to install a free sound level meter app in the phone. Measure the decibels when strumming...
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    I’m glad to see another soprano moonbird player....

    I’m glad to see another soprano moonbird player. I’m able to form chord quicker on the moonbird when compared to my other sopranos. I guess that very minimal radiused fretboard helps.

    I tend to...
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    A fellow HF1 uker! I had the stock black strings...

    A fellow HF1 uker! I had the stock black strings on my HF1 for some time as I enjoyed that warm mellow lazy afternoon kind of sound. After a while, it gets a little boring and I switched to pHD...
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    These days I’m like 100% finger style and soprano...

    These days I’m like 100% finger style and soprano is my weapon size of choice. My better ukes are all soprano and strung with low G. It does make a difference in nut width and string spacing for...
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    Same here. Barry’s reviews played a huge part in...

    Same here. Barry’s reviews played a huge part in my purchase making decisions for most of the ukes in my sig. although I had the opportunity to play in store before buying, it’s certainly helpful for...
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    The maker could be doing the bridge in a Native...

    The maker could be doing the bridge in a Native American thunderbird symbol style. Looks a lot awful like that, to my eyes at least.

    Congrats Jerry! Your club is lucky to have you bringing new...
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    Thanks for posting! It’s as if I’m there!

    Thanks for posting! It’s as if I’m there!
  18. The abalone binding looks so elegant. Looking...

    The abalone binding looks so elegant. Looking forward to your sound sample. Thanks for sharing!
  19. Although the UPT installation instructions is...

    Although the UPT installation instructions is fairly straightforward, I got my local luthier to do. I just donít trust myself for reaming straight holes in the S1.

    As for the mahogany type, it is...
  20. Welcome to the S1 club, Adam! I don’t suppose...

    Welcome to the S1 club, Adam! I don’t suppose your S1 uke comes with the original Martin Feeding and Caring booklet which provides the print year of the booklet. It’s not a direct indication but does...
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    Thank you for the explanation. Now I know. I...

    Thank you for the explanation. Now I know. I still think it’s weird name though. Haha :p
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    Pardon my ignorance, what exactly is a dog hair...

    Pardon my ignorance, what exactly is a dog hair uke? Dog hair covered uke is going to sound very muted. I know satin finish btw.
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    And happy life. When Wife said my uke playing...

    And happy life.

    When Wife said my uke playing is too loud while she is watching her drama, I lightly brush the strings.
  24. You are welcome, Brenda. :) The yamano music is...

    You are welcome, Brenda. :)
    The yamano music is a flag ship shop as it is building by itself. Currently some floors (likely the ukes and guitars floors) are under renovation cos I didn’t see any...
  25. I was there last month in Tokyo. Didn’t have the...

    I was there last month in Tokyo. Didn’t have the chance to go to the music street (Ochanomizu). Instead I went to a chain music shop, Yamano at Ginza. They do have about 4 shelves of uke books at the...
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