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    Bugsgear Soprano Aqualele

    I've been looking for a go-anywhere soprano for a while, and finally bit on a Bugsgear marked down to $30 a few weeks ago. It's the first soprano I've owned, and while I'm still getting used to it, I...
  2. $149 is the price I've seen, as on Uke Republic:...

    $149 is the price I've seen, as on Uke Republic:

    http://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-goldtone-little-gem-concert-banjo-ukulele

    MSRP might be $249, but those are always inflated.
  3. Fair enough. I thought there was an implication...

    Fair enough. I thought there was an implication that the Kmises were undercutting the other brands by offering cheaper ukes of the same design, since that's pretty much what they do. I don't know if...
  4. It's funny what bazmaz says about Kmise...

    It's funny what bazmaz says about Kmise undercutting Gold Tone, Luna, etc. I have been off-and-on looking at getting a banjo uke, but wouldn't necessarily want to spend a ton on what would probably...
  5. Interesting that it's "only" about a 33%...

    Interesting that it's "only" about a 33% discount, and with no case. I think I'd probably pay the extra $50 to get the Gold Tone version that comes with a case, since you'd spend a good $20 on a...
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    I think the Got A Ukulele reviews can be very...

    I think the Got A Ukulele reviews can be very helpful, and they are a great service. However, they are a snapshot of a certain instrument at a certain point in time. Especially with the...
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    I play clawhammer banjo, and use my nail on the...

    I play clawhammer banjo, and use my nail on the downstroke for the "bum" of the "bum ditty." For me, it's actually more convenient, because I'm just repeating the same motion twice, and adding the...
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    Get this instead:...

    Get this instead: https://www.amazon.com/Schatten-LP-15-Outsider-Soundboard-External/dp/B01FCDHTLC

    There are actually a lot of them, you can go much cheaper if you're willing to forgo the brand...
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    Thanks for that suggestion, Choirguy, looks like...

    Thanks for that suggestion, Choirguy, looks like exactly what I'm looking for. I like that it explicitly says that there's no padding; most bags try to talk up the features and end up exaggerating...
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    I live in Massachusetts, USA, but if something...

    I live in Massachusetts, USA, but if something can be bought in Europe I am over there somewhat frequently.

    I've actually been thinking of getting that cheap bass uke posted here earlier, now I'm...
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    Cheap, CRappy, Thin Baritone Gig Bag?

    I have a somewhat strange request: what's the cheapest, thinnest baritone gig bag out there?

    I have an Enya X1 Baritone as a travel instrument, and I detach the neck to fit it into my backpack....
  12. Has anyone experimented with strings/tuning on Bugsgear soprano?

    I'm a soon-to-be owner of a plastic Bugsgear soprano, and I'm hoping to do some experimentation with tunings (D tuning, Low G/A, GDAE). Has anyone done this with this uke, and what combos worked or...
  13. Actually, in the sets I'm looking at, the high B...

    Actually, in the sets I'm looking at, the high B string of the soprano set is the same as the high G of the tenor. I hope it's the right length, but it should work if I like the low A on the soprano.
  14. Fooling around with D'addario's string tension...

    Fooling around with D'addario's string tension calculator among other things, I've devised a (somewhat) elegant solution. I have a tenor, and the tenor low G strings seem to be the best fit...
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    Enya Pineapple Volume and Sound?

    The Enya X1 pineapple is at a very good price currently and I'm thinking of springing for it, but I'm wondering if anyone who has one can compare the volume and overall sound to something like a...
  16. Best strings for Soprano Linear D/Low A Tuning?

    I like the idea of D tuning and have found it punchier on a soprano, but I haven't seen any sets for D tuning with a low A, which I think might suit my needs. I'm thinking of buying a low G set made...
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    Try fiddling around with tunings. A lot of jazz...

    Try fiddling around with tunings. A lot of jazz bands used to feature tenor banjos or guitars tuned CGDA, and that tuning also fits well on a tenor or baritone ukulele. You may find that the wider...
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    If they're inexpensive enough that you don't mind...

    If they're inexpensive enough that you don't mind if they end up ruined, then the only other question I'd have is how hot are we talking? If it's well over 100 degrees constantly, and there's no way...
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    Enya is Chinese, but I'm not sure how off-brand...

    Enya is Chinese, but I'm not sure how off-brand it is. I have an HPL tenor and baritone from them, both of which are very high quality. They're each over $100, but I think they're definitely worth...
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    I'm tuning GDAE, not the standard DGBE, so I'm...

    I'm tuning GDAE, not the standard DGBE, so I'm currently using the E, A, D, and B strings of a classical guitar. These are not ideal, and as I've stated have a tension of around 60lbs, so I am...
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    Am I correct, though, that normal string tension...

    Am I correct, though, that normal string tension on a bari adds up to somewhere in the mid-50s? I've seen that a few times on the web, although I've also seen some string sets that come out lower...
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    Total String Tension for a Baritone?

    I've strung my bari GDAE using classical guitar strings, but I think the total tension (around 60lbs) might be too high. I've read a few figures in the mid-50s for total tension that a baritone...
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    Yeah, I wonder what the QC is like on these,...

    Yeah, I wonder what the QC is like on these, because my experience does not match up with a lot of the things Booli said. He also mentions a zero fret, which mine doesn't have, making me wonder if...
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    I was actually again somewhat impressed by the...

    I was actually again somewhat impressed by the sound, because I did not like the other plastic ukuleles I had played. But even a cheap laminate concert will have a more ringing, natural sound to it....
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    Vorson Plastic Concert Ukulele Thoughts

    Just got one recently, took a flyer on a "scratch and dent" for $20 shipped free from Amazon.

    I wasn't expecting too much based off some previous threads that complained about the neck and...
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