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    That’s what we did too except it was the family...

    That’s what we did too except it was the family room. It was nice enough to be outside but we figured the Neighbors, new on both sides, wouldn’t appreciate it. We were going to open the garage door...
  2. Yes, I bought it several years ago and I found...

    Yes, I bought it several years ago and I found his methods easy and quick to advance. It’s how I learnt to play Baritone - I’m not great but ok. Once I started I discovered I’d rather learn guitar...
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    I put the Uke Logic strings on my baritone last...

    I put the Uke Logic strings on my baritone last week and I’m loving them. I got the pink soft tension with alloy low D.
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    I love strumming it!

    I stopped by KoAloha when we were in Honolulu last month and brought by my 6 string pineapple for a “check up”. They asked if I minded if they restrung it - of course not. They did change out my...
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    The late Mike Lynch told me to look at the music...

    The late Mike Lynch told me to look at the music and if an important note is open G string, play it on the E string for the same sound. Of course having a 2nd uke in a high G seems like a really good...
  6. Hi, I’m the final owner of that 1st Savoy. My...

    Hi,
    I’m the final owner of that 1st Savoy. My go to uke is a Blackbird carbon fiber tenor. I was starting to take guitar lessons when I bought the Savoy and it was easy to go from the uke. Size...
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    It’s funny but before I started playing the uke,...

    It’s funny but before I started playing the uke, I never really noticed what the words said. I just blindly sang along. Now I look at lyrics and say “this is wrong, that’s not what the song says”. Of...
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    Does Brazilian Rosewood look that different than...

    Does Brazilian Rosewood look that different than other Rosewoods? How could they tell just looking at a small instrument like a uke?

    Just curious since I find it difficult to tell whst I’m...
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    In lots of song circles folks might play along...

    In lots of song circles folks might play along and sing but they’re really thinking about what they’ll play when it’s their turn so don’t notice that much what’s already been played. I do what Uncle...
  10. This has been great reading. A couple of weeks...

    This has been great reading. A couple of weeks ago we were on a Princess cruise that stopped in Honolulu. Four of us joined the tour at the factory but we got there early and talked story with a...
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    Last year we were on a cruise that stopped in...

    Last year we were on a cruise that stopped in Honolulu. The Uke Site had just opened a 2nd store at the Salt. It was an easy walk and of course we went there. Cory was telling me about this song by...
  12. Where’s that “like” button? Really nice,...

    Where’s that “like” button? Really nice, beautiful playing. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Not first class but the extra room is really...

    Not first class but the extra room is really nice, but I’d take the blue tenor. Getting excited to get on the ship tomorrow. Going back and forth about which uke I should take. If we don’t connect,...
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    Sounds very doable as long as we walk the right...

    Sounds very doable as long as we walk the right direction. The old factory wasn’t easy to find either but took a taxi. Thanks.
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    Sounds good. We’ve been by the shopping center...

    Sounds good. We’ve been by the shopping center but never went inside. It’s huge! If we ate lunch in the food court would it be a short walk to the new KoAloha Factory for their 1 pm tour? Those neat...
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    Uncle Roy, I’d take the outdoor uke just cause...

    Uncle Roy, I’d take the outdoor uke just cause it’s different. You know you can play anything and make it sound good. Years ago you had some music files that went with your songs and I listened and...
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    Okay, I’ve got of of those half dozen. Went back...

    Okay, I’ve got of of those half dozen. Went back and forth using a high G vs low one. I’ve settled with the high G but everything else I have has a low so it sounds super different to me. I had a...
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    If you’re driving to the North shore on your way...

    If you’re driving to the North shore on your way to ukes and shaved ice, there’s a landmark sign. Park and walk back (left side of the road) and see the ancient royal birthing stones. Bit muddy walk...
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    Hope it’s not closed. It’s an easy quick walk...

    Hope it’s not closed. It’s an easy quick walk from the cruise terminal and very relaxed hang out. Yes, I bought a uke there and more.
  20. Had a great time as usual. Bit cooler and damper...

    Had a great time as usual. Bit cooler and damper than before which was nice. Better set up with the additional chairs in the outdoor stage area. My highlight was taking the Conversation with Bass...
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    Have the Alvarez Tatoo GD uke and it plays much...

    Have the Alvarez Tatoo GD uke and it plays much better than I expected. I only knew “Ripple” so worked out “Casey Jones” for a 2nd song. Folks don’t expect to see something that different in our area...
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    That was nice! I’d take any of those ukes....

    That was nice! I’d take any of those ukes. Listening to the guys talk about the builders, etc. made me like the ukes even more. Thanks for sharing.
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    My husband is tall with huge hands. For his...

    My husband is tall with huge hands. For his comfort he plays a baritone Pono in standard uke tuning with a low G. He discovered a Romero grand tenor which he has in standard uke tuning with a low G...
  24. Are you on the mainland? Had you considered a...

    Are you on the mainland? Had you considered a pickup? Sure looks nice.
    Shirley
  25. It takes some time to get the string to a high C....

    It takes some time to get the string to a high C. I have a 6 string Pineapple Sunday which has the A and C strings tuned in octaves. When I’m tuning that high C, I have the uke away from me and...
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