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    Kala striped ebony soprano.

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    **Ignore**

    *Ignore* *Delete* *Keeping for now at least*
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    You might need to try a strap, as noted above....

    You might need to try a strap, as noted above.
    First though, maybe try some different playing positions. Watch some videos on youtube of how various people hold them and see if you can find a way...
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    They actually had a whole line of those, but...

    They actually had a whole line of those, but they've all been discontinued for a while. There is still some "new old stock" available at places (Musician's Friend, for instance...but they don't...
  5. Thread: bridge fatigue

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    I would get in touch with Koaloha and also send...

    I would get in touch with Koaloha and also send them those pics. See what they have to say. Their customer service is usually top notch and they stand behind their products.
  6. Thread: NUD: Kala EBY-S

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    Nice. I've spent some time with one of these and...

    Nice. I've spent some time with one of these and really liked it a lot. I thought it looked amazing and I liked the sound too.
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    If you find one in person you really like, I'd...

    If you find one in person you really like, I'd say get that one rather than buying online. Just like most any instrument, especially the lower priced ones, they can vary a lot from instrument to...
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    Ah yeah..Good point. I can see why having more...

    Ah yeah..Good point. I can see why having more than one source would be ideal.
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    Gadd9 is probably what I will name it then. ...

    Gadd9 is probably what I will name it then. Y'all have convinced me.
    That UkeBuddy chord finder is awesome. That is my favorite one out of all the ones linked above. Thanks!
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    Welcome, Jerry. :) I think you'll have to try...

    Welcome, Jerry. :)

    I think you'll have to try every size as well as quite a few models if you really want to zero in on what you like. It'll be the same process you went through with guitars to...
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    besley: Thanks for that link. That is easy to...

    besley: Thanks for that link. That is easy to use for sure.

    Jim: Your theory makes sense to me!
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    Chord finder and Uke vs. Guitar.

    I was playing today and stumbled upon a chord I don't remember playing before, and wasn't sure what to call it. I was going to make a thread here asking, but thought I'd check online first. I found...
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    Thank you all. Replacing a bridge...

    Thank you all.

    Replacing a bridge completely is something I've never done before, so that is out of the question for me right now. I can make nuts and saddles from scratch and do tuner...
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    Converting slot bridge to string through?

    Hi everyone. I think this is my first post in this forum. I know some about setup work, but not so much other aspects that are more related to building or modifying. I'm thinking I will get the...
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    The standard tuners have a 14:1 ratio. I'm very...

    The standard tuners have a 14:1 ratio. I'm very familiar with those, as I've used them on multiple instruments. They are good.
    I enlarged the pic and see the precision ones have a 16:1 gear ratio....
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    Cool deal. I hope you keep enjoying it. :)

    Cool deal. I hope you keep enjoying it. :)
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    First off, welcome! I remember that site! I...

    First off, welcome!

    I remember that site! I think it was my first exposure to videos of other people playing ukulele. I remember lengthy waits for those videos to load, but they were well...
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    bsfloyd: I know you already have some of my...

    bsfloyd:
    I know you already have some of my thoughts on these...but...

    As for the OU compared to laminates part of your post goes:
    It depends. Just in general terms, in my own personal...
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    I can definitely see how that would be a huge...

    I can definitely see how that would be a huge help for someone like you who has to tune so many ukes on a regular basis. If I had to tune that many I'd most definitely want this gadget. Tuning that...
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    Exactly. It's an important point to be made. It...

    Exactly. It's an important point to be made.
    It saves a lot of work though if you can find something that already has the right specs to rough fit your instrument before fine tuning height and such.
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    I thought the guy who owned HMS was involved with...

    I thought the guy who owned HMS was involved with Pono, or his family was at least. Hm. It seems they would've at least given you a lead. Maybe try a different person at HMS?

    If you do your own...
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    So only fluorocarbon strings so far. I would...

    So only fluorocarbon strings so far. I would suggest you try some standard nylon strings. D'Addario has one soprano set that claims to be for a higher tuning, but I have been thinking of trying...
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    Welcome to the forum! My opinions: I actually...

    Welcome to the forum!

    My opinions:
    I actually think the S1 is a very good instrument in every way, including sound. Maybe you should try a variety of strings on it before writing it off...
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    Yes. For starters making a one piece hollowed out...

    Yes. For starters making a one piece hollowed out wood bridge/saddle combo would not be practical at all from a manufacturing standpoint. Furthermore, you couldn't adjust or replace and repair as...
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    You make some good points I hadn't thought of, bsfloyd....like first fret distance on various scales effect on tension there. Something to ponder there. Thanks.
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