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    My KoAloha is a 2007 and has the white tuners. I...

    My KoAloha is a 2007 and has the white tuners. I agree they aren't the best but I also can't bring myself to change them. They seem to have multiple friction layers... an outer, chunkier layer and...
  2. Thread: Is this common?

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    Whatever you choose, save your favorite name for...

    Whatever you choose, save your favorite name for another ukulele. Nothing against the Dolphin, but if you get into this hobby, you might find you grow out of the Dolphin before you know it.

    I...
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    One year, six ukuleles. Not too bad, but for a...

    One year, six ukuleles. Not too bad, but for a while there I was buying a new one every month. One more custom build on the way and then I'm going to spend a few months (years?) deciding how to...
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    Nice one! Thanks for sharing!

    Nice one! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Nobody understands it... but that's ok. They...

    Nobody understands it... but that's ok. They don't have to. Playing music (and ukuleles in particular) brings me great joy. Anyone who doesn't like that can stuff it.
  6. My 2: $30 Amazon ukulele is likely to...

    My 2:

    $30 Amazon ukulele is likely to disappoint. As a musician, you probably already appreciate that your instrument can have a large impact on how much you enjoy playing. Buying low end crap...
  7. Poll: I can't tell if this statement is a knock, an...

    I can't tell if this statement is a knock, an endorsement, or what. What is "ferocious output" intended to imply?
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    In my experience, ukes costing anywhere near $700...

    In my experience, ukes costing anywhere near $700 are very likely to meet an acceptable minimum intonation standard. In fact I have never played a $300+ ukulele that failed to meet my own minimum...
  9. +1 on the Bernstein recommendation. Bernstein is...

    +1 on the Bernstein recommendation. Bernstein is a remarkable speaker and teacher and his videos are captivating if you are interested in music. I also highly recommend this!

    Additionally, I...
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    Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?

    Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?
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    Thanks BenderBR for offering your professional...

    Thanks BenderBR for offering your professional opinion. They also make "misting" systems which according to some sources on the Internet are supposed to be the best and most controllable. Have you...
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    Thanks for sharing your experiences and providing...

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and providing feedback. It sounds to me like this could work as long as there are not any extended cold periods below ~20 degrees fahrenheit, when supplementary...
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    What is the reasoning behind this?

    What is the reasoning behind this?
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    Whole House Humidification Systems

    After only one dry season of soundhole humidifiers, I really wish I could just leave my ukes out on stands around the house. So I recently began researching home humidifiers. It seems that if you...
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    It seems reasonable to me to think that using a...

    It seems reasonable to me to think that using a different instrument might present new and different challenges, which might prompt a player to discover problems, and solutions to problems, he didn't...
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    :cheers:Cheers, TobyDog! I am playing a bit of...

    :cheers:Cheers, TobyDog! I am playing a bit of Daniel Ho as well! I just had to learn "Hana Mālie" as soon as I got myself strung up linear.
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    Right now I have a KoAloha concert strung up for...

    Right now I have a KoAloha concert strung up for low G and 4 other ukes (two sopranos, a concert, and a tenor) strung up re-entrant.

    I generally use the linear tuning when I want to play a...
  18. Poll: That's an interesting way to think about it,...

    That's an interesting way to think about it, good_uke_boy. Even at $2500 in about 9 months my cost/time comes to less than $10/hour. I can think of worse ways we could be spending our fun money.
  19. Poll: 5 ukuleles, approx $2500 total. I'll definitely...

    5 ukuleles, approx $2500 total. I'll definitely be sending some of them off someday, but I'm not sure which ones yet. I tend to play one or two of them for a few weeks and then switch it up.
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    I like to think mine will last indefinitely as...

    I like to think mine will last indefinitely as long as I care for them. And yes, they may get dings and scratches over their lives. In that way they are like people--we all develop our own...
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    Every couple months I grab some popcorn and sit...

    Every couple months I grab some popcorn and sit down to watch another dozen Got A Ukulele vids. Barry's reviews are great fun to watch, and he does a good job of going over many details of each...
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    May you all find your Trigger, your one true...

    May you all find your Trigger, your one true love, and enjoy its company for the rest of your life. :cheers:

    I'm not sure I've found mine yet, but after about nine months of playing/collecting...
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    I think this is the right answer. Having an...

    I think this is the right answer. Having an instrument that you love to play will inspire you to practice and learn.


    I think it is more a matter of having an adequately nice instrument than...
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    I would not take a wooden instrument of any kind...

    I would not take a wooden instrument of any kind with me on the trail--water exposure is just too present an issue. I don't have one (yet) but if I ever feel the need to bring a uke on a trek I'm...
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    ...and after much experimentation I achieved just...

    ...and after much experimentation I achieved just the right shade of rosewood by adding a few drops of turmeric! Who knew?
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