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    Thanks for confirming that. I was mostly confused...

    Thanks for confirming that. I was mostly confused about you describing the uke as punchy in your review. I usually associate that with the sharp tone of a soprano but I'm guessing this one has punch...
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    Antica Ukuleleria quickly came up when I was...

    Antica Ukuleleria quickly came up when I was looking for European luthier made ukuleles earlier in the year. Even though I ultimately went with a local luthier and a more traditional style of uke, I...
  3. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    This is what I meant when I said Kala hasn't kept...

    This is what I meant when I said Kala hasn't kept up with their competition. I'm not under the impression that brands like Ohana or Flight are somehow that much better regarding actual build or sound...
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    I have the same story. I think my first three...

    I have the same story. I think my first three ukes were Kalas and the fourth was an Ohana. As a beginner when you first start researching what ukes to buy Kala just pops up constantly since it's such...
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    Next on the test schedule for the Kanile'a...

    Next on the test schedule for the Kanile'a concert was Martin M600s. These seemed to provide a bit more volume than, e.g., the black nylons but not substantially (I actually started to measure the...
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    Uke Like the Pros store also has the Rebel Pluto...

    Uke Like the Pros store also has the Rebel Pluto listed. However, it's more expensive than either of the two tenors discussed here. I've no doubt it's a fantastic instrument as well of course. Still,...
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    I'm always thrilled with a new uke but the...

    I'm always thrilled with a new uke but the sensation does diminish and change with time. Last week I looked at my aNueNue Moon Birds and thought to myself "why do I even have this, maybe I should...
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    I agree, in my opinion the acceptability of...

    I agree, in my opinion the acceptability of intonation that's not spot on (and it never is) is fairly personal.

    Sopranos are indeed often the worst offenders in this regard, simply because of the...
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    I would've thought fluorocarbon strings are the...

    I would've thought fluorocarbon strings are the best strings for playing higher up the fretboard. In my experience thinner strings retain their clarity a bit better than thicker strings when playing...
  10. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    I'm not really moved by this at all. I've never...

    I'm not really moved by this at all. I've never really understood the popularity of Kala anyway. In my opinion, they haven't kept up with the competition regarding their models and upgrading them. At...
  11. Hang on, are those supposed to be in the shape of...

    Hang on, are those supposed to be in the shape of a seal? I actually didn't know that. The things you learn... :D

    I actually like the look of the Ohana Vita Uke for what it is. Now that I'm...
  12. Oh my word, that is fantastic. The flaming on the...

    Oh my word, that is fantastic. The flaming on the back, it's just insane. Very fancy. I'm not a fan of the Vita uke myself, but if I could get my hands on one of those it would be very hard for me to...
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    Carbon Black, not Lava. The Lava strings are...

    Carbon Black, not Lava. The Lava strings are still in production by Aquila and are the same as Super Nylgut but coloured black. The Martin Premium strings are the same as Carbon Blacks which are not...
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    Heads up, the Flight Soundwave models seem to be...

    Heads up, the Flight Soundwave models seem to be now available in concert as well. Just saw the Sophia Soundwave concert in stock at Southern Ukulele Store and immediately bought one. They seem to be...
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    I've always liked the look of Snail ukes. They...

    I've always liked the look of Snail ukes. They seem very similar to Flight however. I'm about to pull the trigger on a Flight uke myself but I would have no problem recommending Snail ukes for a...
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    Personally, I love the quirky looks of Magic...

    Personally, I love the quirky looks of Magic Fluke ukes but I get they're not for everyone. If you want something a bit more traditional I suggest you take a look at Flight travel ukes. They're very...
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    I bit the bullet as well and ordered a few sets...

    I bit the bullet as well and ordered a few sets together with Loska so we can divide the shipping costs. Really lucky that they had a sale going on. Perfect timing to try these... once they arrive in...
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    If it was just the postage that would be fine....

    If it was just the postage that would be fine. But as I mentioned previously, if I want to order more than two sets of strings (or in other words, if the order exceeds 22 euros not including postage)...
  19. According to Kremona's website they originate...

    According to Kremona's website they originate from Bulgaria.
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    So basically the same as from Etsy directly....

    So basically the same as from Etsy directly. Still a no go for me.
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    One reason not to get a KoAloha concert is that...

    One reason not to get a KoAloha concert is that there's a reputable distributor for them in Germany. You can get KoAlohas from Gute Ukulele, so even after brexit, when ordering from stores like SUS...
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    I agree, Snark has decent tuners for the price....

    I agree, Snark has decent tuners for the price. D'addario Micro and soundhole tuners are nice too but the Micro tends to rattle and, in my case, break completely.

    The most accurate tuner I've...
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    Yes, you can order them straight from Etsy but...

    Yes, you can order them straight from Etsy but shipping fees are not cheap. I would've ordered several sets at once but then I would've had to pay import fees and VAT on top. So basically, I could...
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    At that price point I would recommend Pono as...

    At that price point I would recommend Pono as well. There actually aren't that many brands that do mid-range baritones. You could go for a Kala or Ohana as well but they are below your budget and imo...
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    To be completely honest, I have to agree that...

    To be completely honest, I have to agree that Kiwayas aren't the most durable ukes when it comes do dents and bumps and such. In that sense, they might not be the best choice.



    I've no idea...
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