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    A Cordoba 15CB was my first uke. It was fine...

    A Cordoba 15CB was my first uke. It was fine except that it wasn't set up properly. I'd suggest going to Guitar Center and trying some out (but don't buy from there). They usually have Cordoba,...
  2. Great job! I'm working my way through learning...

    Great job! I'm working my way through learning chord melody style (James Hill course). It's hard to find chord melody online, so I'm trying to figure out some of my own arrangements, as well.
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    Awesome, I'll check them out! Thanks for the...

    Awesome, I'll check them out! Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Ukulele shopping in or near Boston

    I have an upcoming trip to Boston. Any stores I should visit in or around the area? :)
  5. Koaloha Opio KCO-10 (Acacia) vs Martin C1-k

    Koaloha Opio KCO-10 (* the Acacia model) vs Martin C1-k


    If you've played both, how would you describe the differences? Specifically, which would you say is louder?...which deeper/darker...
  6. I do not seek out ukulele music, unless it's a...

    I do not seek out ukulele music, unless it's a tutorial for me trying to learn something. In fact, I don't consider myself a huge music person at all. I listen to music on the radio when I'm in the...
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    Pretty Songs for Strumming

    Most popular beginner songs on youtube are the same 3 or 4 chords using the same d-du-udu pattern. Anyone have any suggestions or links to tutorials that are for beginners, but don't sound like the...
  8. Tab for finger style (book or website recommendations?)

    I really enjoy the synchronous style melodies that James Hill teaches in his course. Does anyone have any book or website recommendations for that type of music in tab notation? Thanks!
  9. How important is learning standard notation (for solo/finger style)?

    I am taking James Hill's course and trying my best to learn standard notation, but I've hit a point where it's starting to go above my head. I'm sure it's ideal to learn standard notation - but my...
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    Thanks everyone! I just ordered a Flight! :)

    Thanks everyone! I just ordered a Flight! :)
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    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll go check those...

    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll go check those out now.
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    WTB: Beater Soprano for the car

    With my job, I sometimes end up spending time waiting in my car, so I'm looking for a cheap but decent soprano (laminate/plastic) that I can keep in the car to practice...I need all the practice I...
  13. Favorite Tonewood & Strings Combo for Finger Style

    I'm interested in hearing your favorite tonewood and string combos for finger style playing, and what about that particular combo do you like?

    This question has come about for me because I've...
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    I just tried with my index finger and it's less...

    I just tried with my index finger and it's less noticeable buzzing, but still bothers me.
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    Is it me or the strings?

    I asked for strings suggestions in another thread (higher tension or wound C), but then I started thinking that maybe the issue is just me / technique.

    Here's the problem: When I pluck the 3rd...
  16. Awesome, thanks! I'll try your suggestions.

    Awesome, thanks! I'll try your suggestions.
  17. I will give those a try! Thanks for the...

    I will give those a try! Thanks for the suggestion!
  18. I have Aquilas on a Cordoba 15CB and Worth Browns...

    I have Aquilas on a Cordoba 15CB and Worth Browns on an Ohana PKC-50G. The C string on both feels too loose to me. The Cordoba was my starter uke, so I'm not concerned with that right now. But I'd...
  19. They've been on my list to try. :)

    They've been on my list to try. :)
  20. For concert scale. Any suggestions for that? ...

    For concert scale. Any suggestions for that?

    I'll keep those strings in mind for when I get my tenor though. Thanks!
  21. Higher Tension, Wound C, what should I do?

    I've only been playing for about a year, so I'm still trying to figure out what I like and how things work. On both of my ukes (both concerts), the C string bothers me. I feel like it is too loose...
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    Iluak Strap Buttons

    Anyone used the Iluak strap buttons? If so, thoughts?
    I'm thinking of getting a pair of the ivoroid ones with the abalone dots. I'm hoping that they look okay on a concert uke, size-wise. I'm also...
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    No drill strap for pineapple shape?

    I just got a pineapple ukulele, and want to try a no drill strap...but I'm wondering if anyone has tried a brand that works well on a pineapple shape.
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    Slower Songs that you enjoy playing

    I like to play slow songs (doesn't matter if finger style or strumming, doesn't matter the genre). Wondering if you all can recommend some of your favorite slow songs...maybe less popular ones that...
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    Care for a solid top / laminate body

    If a uke has a solid top only and laminate body - do you still need to keep a check on humidity / use a humidifier / keep it in a case?
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