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  1. 2000 Soprano KoAloha. Got it new in 2000. I...

    2000 Soprano KoAloha. Got it new in 2000. I still play it every now and then. Even the past few nights. Sounds incredible, awesome tone. 100% koa wood--even the neck and fret board. Makes me...
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    I think the Apogee Gio is supposed to be the...

    I think the Apogee Gio is supposed to be the deluxe option for interfacing your instrument's 1/4 jack to your Mac's USB socket. It also allows for hands-free over-dubbing of recording mistakes. ...
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    So what if a nice "K" uke seems--and I stress the...

    So what if a nice "K" uke seems--and I stress the word seems--above your pay grade? If you can afford it, get one. Like Mr. Moonlight mentioned, it's possible to find a way to scrounge up the...
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    See? Lepo uke. No good!

    See? Lepo uke. No good!
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    Da uke make you lepo. No buy!

    Da uke make you lepo. No buy!
  6. Thread: Modern Tiples

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    I couldn't find the price for that beauty. ...

    I couldn't find the price for that beauty. Anyone know?

    I do have a mahogany Martin Tiple. Connected with someone here to buy it. I scored! I use it as a rhythm instrument and love the wall of...
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    25986 I arrived at the Festival just in time...

    25986

    I arrived at the Festival just in time to catch Victoria Vox's set. After having her sign a copy of [I]Exact Change[I] for me, I ran into her again. We chatted for a while and then walked...
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    Poll: Worth Browns (Medium) turned my KoAloha Soprano...

    Worth Browns (Medium) turned my KoAloha Soprano into a near-religious experience.
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    I was wondering if/when someone was going to say...

    I was wondering if/when someone was going to say that. I agree that, despite the complaints I've heard in the past, the Hawaiian big K brands are actually solid values. When it comes to the price...
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    Don't feel too bad. I have a friend whose...

    Don't feel too bad. I have a friend whose guitars are all gouged out at the sound hole and at the other side of the pick guard. He plays with a flat pick. Very frightening when you consider that...
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    If you can find a used KoAloha soprano, one...

    If you can find a used KoAloha soprano, one that's about 10 years old, you stand a very good chance of walking away with an extremely nice instrument for a very low price. My Y2K uke originally sold...
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    I've been to both The Hawaiian Ukulele Company...

    I've been to both The Hawaiian Ukulele Company and Ukulele PuaPua (Waikiki). You will find a vastly larger selection at PuaPua, but I give my favor to HUC. I've written on this in the past. HUC is...
  13. He has no soul.

    He has no soul.
  14. Lori, You might try a uni-directional mic--one...

    Lori,

    You might try a uni-directional mic--one that only picks up sound coming from right in front and not from the sides. Another approach to uke bleed-over into the vocal mic would be to record...
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    HS!!! What a nice instrument! Amazing sound. ...

    HS!!! What a nice instrument! Amazing sound.

    Rick, you packed that Tiple with nothing less than TLC!!!

    What a beech wood-you-think-it shouldn't-be-so-difficult-hard-to-tune slotted-head...
  16. Thread: Got Tiple?

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    I have an 8-string Kamaka tenor. No overkill, as...

    I have an 8-string Kamaka tenor. No overkill, as the sound is what justifies the instrument.
  17. Thread: Jake on NPR!!!

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    Jake on NPR!!!

    Jake Shimabukuro will be interviewed on tomorrow's NPR program, Weekend All Things Considered. Look up the show time on your local NPR affilliate station's website.
  18. Thread: Got Tiple?

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    I've heard of those very rare Yasuma Tiples. ...

    I've heard of those very rare Yasuma Tiples. Apparently, Martin busted them for making copies and demanded destruction of all not sold. That's why no more Yasumas and so very few can be found.
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    Quite true!

    Quite true!
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    Point well made! You know, I do like the idea of...

    Point well made! You know, I do like the idea of an eggs-only contest. That way you get to see the good eggs showcased. And good eggs make for good examples!

    --Dave E.
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    Too funny! Some forget that the 19th Century...

    Too funny! Some forget that the 19th Century covers the century of the 1800's. Oh well...
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    How to Play Bach on Uke Like a Rockstar

    Though she's new to me, there's probably many of you who know who Taimane is. That outfit she's wearing just screams, " Rockstar!"
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  23. Where can we find more info?

    Where can we find more info?
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    I'm really partial to Lee Oskar (Tombo...

    I'm really partial to Lee Oskar (Tombo manufacturer) and Suzuki. I bought my first Lee Oskar, back in the mid-80's for about $16.00. After maybe 10 years, I replaced the reed plates. That same...
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    I'll chime-in a vote for Yamahas. My first was,...

    I'll chime-in a vote for Yamahas. My first was, I think, an FG335. Maybe a 135, I don't know (all mahogany laminate body). What I do know is that it was perfect out of the box. Great sound! No...
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