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    They may also be D'Addario Nyltech (which are...

    They may also be D'Addario Nyltech (which are made with Aquila) which are also very nice strings
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    I would say that fluorocarbon strings would give...

    I would say that fluorocarbon strings would give you the most bell like ring. Martins are very widely available, but there are tons of choices out there. D'Addario would be another that should be...
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    SOLD! My, that was easy :)

    SOLD!

    My, that was easy :)
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    Mahogany. It is a really lovely instrument and...

    Mahogany. It is a really lovely instrument and fantastic shape
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    FS: Vintage Martin Ukulele

    I believe this instrument is likely from somewhere in the 50s. It is in beautiful shape- no cracks or repairs that I can see. It sounds amazing with plenty of that classic Martin soprano zing and...
  6. Lyle Ritz played using DGBE tuning on his Gibson...

    Lyle Ritz played using DGBE tuning on his Gibson and later Ko'olau tenor uke on his legendary recordings
  7. I'd love to hear a clip.

    I'd love to hear a clip.
  8. Or you could change a baritone to a large tenor ...

    Or you could change a baritone to a large tenor


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X1Jnl77Tk4
  9. Thread: Ditson deal

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    Yeah, great bargain. Some issues, but much better...

    Yeah, great bargain. Some issues, but much better than many out there. I was tempted as well
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    Glad to hear. That is a lovely instrument

    Glad to hear. That is a lovely instrument
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    I suppose that each person has to weigh out what...

    I suppose that each person has to weigh out what they value and where their priorities lie. We all have our own comfort zone and finances to consider. To have instruction or interaction with world...
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    I have wondered about this as well. I have not...

    I have wondered about this as well. I have not been able to find anything out there besides a lot of anecdotal evidence. I have no strong opinions one way or another.

    It can be hard to sort...
  13. Thread: Squeaky strings?

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    How long have you had then on? Usually this goes...

    How long have you had then on? Usually this goes away with a little time. Which Aquilas are these? Some seem to have his tendency more than others.

    As some mention, changing strings is an option,...
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    Looking forward to hearing the reviews from all...

    Looking forward to hearing the reviews from all the curious souls out there!
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    I don't think the new ones affect the price of...

    I don't think the new ones affect the price of the vintage much if at all. They are different instruments and aimed at different markets. It is like the new car vs vintage car market. The S1 is not a...
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    I would doubt it. I wonder if it has the Martin...

    I would doubt it. I wonder if it has the Martin stamp inside
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    I know that many uke players may be sensitive...

    I know that many uke players may be sensitive that there is an attitude that it is not a real instrument or that it is a toy so I always try to be aware if it is paranoia or reality. But- I agree...
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    Yes, it is a slippery slope. When you start...

    Yes, it is a slippery slope. When you start adding strings and different tunings there is no stopping


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp1wHZfZz9s
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    There should be some kind of support group....

    There should be some kind of support group. Remember, just say NO
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    A number of people have swapped out the tuners...

    A number of people have swapped out the tuners for geared or UPT.

    Personally, I am fine with friction pegs, but that is an option as well as the Pegheds
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    I'll have to check, but to my ear I thought in...

    I'll have to check, but to my ear I thought in that video he was in C tuning
  22. Thread: Pohaku Concert 10

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    Amazing deal. Peter Hurney has a great reputation...

    Amazing deal. Peter Hurney has a great reputation and his instruments are always works of art. I am surprised nobody has jumped for this one yet.

    (Luckily I stick with sopranos so I can resist...
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    Poll: This koa flea sounds fantastic. While I...

    This koa flea sounds fantastic. While I understand what you say about stiffer competition, but certainly sound, balance and intonation are top notch


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29CrmWJQPXM
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    :) There are many here who greatly appreciate...

    :)

    There are many here who greatly appreciate all the efforts of those folks behind the scenes!
  25. Thread: Found a SWEET DEAL

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    You beat me to it. I can't wait for you to post a...

    You beat me to it. I can't wait for you to post a NUD review with a sound clip!

    I can't believe that I have seen these listed on Amazon for around $49 dollars. You know that they have to be cheap...
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