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    They are concert sized so will have a less...

    They are concert sized so will have a less presence and punch than the soprano. For ukuleles in this price range you can't really expect systematic differences for ukes of the same size between...
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    The GCFA shouldn't cause any issues, but I would...

    The GCFA shouldn't cause any issues, but I would pick a string set with an E string that has a relatively thin diameter so it can handle being tuned up a half step. For ADGB you could use one of the...
  3. Thread: imua

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    Is this brand still around or did they disappear?

    Is this brand still around or did they disappear?
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    Please post link to good version.

    Please post link to good version.
  5. I doubt cases cheaper than $250 are worth it and...

    I doubt cases cheaper than $250 are worth it and protect your valuable instrument. Better get a decent one like this:

    http://www.carbonfibercases.com/ukelele.html
  6. I can't comment on the plastic fluke but I mixed...

    I can't comment on the plastic fluke but I mixed a titanium tenor set with a red low G years ago when I didn't know better. The result was totally mismatched tension with annoying relative softness...
  7. That is Ian Chadwick's site that the OP already...

    That is Ian Chadwick's site that the OP already referred to.
  8. In the day before records music was published...

    In the day before records music was published through songbooks and there were many publishers. I assume you are looking for book the reflects a "best of" or "greatest hits" and it is likely they...
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    Aside from appearance, different fretboard woods...

    Aside from appearance, different fretboard woods can also feel different to the fingers and some can have tendency to change colour more, or also wear more easily. I have ukes with rosewood and koa...
  10. At the Kanile'a factory tour they tell you how...

    At the Kanile'a factory tour they tell you how wood gets dried and how they work on climate controlled rooms to have environmental humidity like on the mainland. Whatever that may be. So if the ukes...
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    I have a local luthier who is also authorized...

    I have a local luthier who is also authorized dealer for several brands. On his website he states very clearly that repairs and set ups are his main bread and butter. It's the small steady daily jobs...
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    You have to take the sound you hear on videos...

    You have to take the sound you hear on videos with a HUGE grain of salt. The HMS videos have professional players and recording equipment and editing (sometimes I think I hear some reverb) that...
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    nope, tenor

    nope, tenor
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    The type of tuner should not a big criterion for...

    The type of tuner should not a big criterion for uke purchase, as they can be replaced easily. Kanile'a also has a lot of customization options, and the UPTs may be optional anyway if you order...
  15. Yes super glue may cover it up a bit, but it is...

    Yes super glue may cover it up a bit, but it is not actual damage that requires repair but just a sign of use. All my instruments have way more dings and cracks like that, and most of them had cost...
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    The pineapple is lovely, but wait until you see...

    The pineapple is lovely, but wait until you see the 2020 ... I got a preview at the factory tour last week! As for the ultimate ... I played it in their showroom. For me it was an 8-string slothead...
  17. Thread: Luna Koa?

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    They probably mean it's solid as opposed to...

    They probably mean it's solid as opposed to liquid or gaseous.
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    The Asia-made Kalas are quite generic, but the...

    The Asia-made Kalas are quite generic, but the Kala Elites can be nice and close to one of the K brands. But the price for a Koa model can also be up there ...
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    The most notable booth at Aloha Stadium is "Best...

    The most notable booth at Aloha Stadium is "Best Hawaiian Ukulele" owned by Nandy Verano. They are on facebook, or contact by email and ask them: bestukulele@gmail.com
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    I came back from a visit to Oahu last week where...

    I came back from a visit to Oahu last week where I had opportunity to visit several stores and go on factory tours. I played dozens of ukes of various brands including newest KoAloha and Kanile'a...
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    My GF bought me a small Android table (I think...

    My GF bought me a small Android table (I think 8") a few years ago. I have loaded it with a bunch of music apps that also allow sharing through cloud with my phone. My favourite apps are OpenSong...
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    The wood is only a small factor, and also one...

    The wood is only a small factor, and also one that can be controlled the least as it changes from tree to tree and cut to cut. If you go with laminate it will be "warmer" than a solid, and a larger...
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    I was at the Kanilea'a factory tour last week and...

    I was at the Kanilea'a factory tour last week and indeed they sounded great. I played mainly their six and eight strings as they had several in the showroom, and they were so much more powerful than...
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    Oahu visit summary

    We made it back from two weeks Hawaii and it was an excellent trip. This was our sixth visit to Oahu, and our focus was definitely on sun, beach, and ocean, but I also had a chance to sneak in a...
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    Hi Uncle Rod, it was a pleasure to meet you and...

    Hi Uncle Rod, it was a pleasure to meet you and mahalo again for the song books. We are also back in snowy Saskatchestan, and I enjoyed attending the Kanikapilas. How did the luthier meetings at...
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