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  1. Thanks for the NUD and congrats. The top does not...

    Thanks for the NUD and congrats. The top does not look like mahogany at all, it must be a special cut. Is this strung re-entrant and what strings were used?
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    I posted the same question several years ago when...

    I posted the same question several years ago when I had a leftover pack of Martin tenor strings and I considered putting them on a concert that needed new strings. I vaguely remember that fairly...
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    In another thread it was posted that restrictions...

    In another thread it was posted that restrictions were already lifted in 2019 for musical instruments. I hope that we will get Rosewood fretboards again soon instead of various substitute materials....
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    Some Snarks have a built in microphone and switch...

    Some Snarks have a built in microphone and switch where you can select mic or vibrate mode. If you have one of those make sure it is set to vibrate. But if you have a resonant uke it can also pick up...
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    Very nice, we don't see one of these very often....

    Very nice, we don't see one of these very often. I had opportunity to play a few in Kauai uke stores and loved them. The stock strings were great, with low G that were among the best sounding I have...
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    The wearing out of wound strings was discussed in...

    The wearing out of wound strings was discussed in other threads where it was pointed out that Aquila wound seem to be particularly vulnerable. Using a wound guitar string may help. As for sounding...
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    I don't know what Mim uses for set up, but both...

    I don't know what Mim uses for set up, but both Oasis and Worth are fluorocarbon so should be quite similar and thinner than the Nylgut. So it would be a good contrast to those, but if Mim already...
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    I like the Snark Super Tight as it can be used...

    I like the Snark Super Tight as it can be used for different kinds of instrument and has a bright and large display that I can read without glasses. The first one lasted about six years and then did...
  9. I mix it all up and for each song use different...

    I mix it all up and for each song use different proportions of the various methods. I try to avoid being too repetitive as I think it bores the audience.
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    I have used some mineral oil on the ebony...

    I have used some mineral oil on the ebony fretboard of guitars but that was years ago. My luthier is opposed to oiling fretboards and he says that it clogs the pores of the wood which degrades...
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    That is perfect activity for a rainy morning or...

    That is perfect activity for a rainy morning or afternoon. Kamaka and KoAloha are located close to one another and can be done on same day with lunch at Ala Moana in between. Kanile'a is further away...
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    I would return and ask for a new one that was not...

    I would return and ask for a new one that was not mucked up by dealer staff, ideally in unopened KoAloha box. Setup of a KoAloha is only needed if you have very specific needs that are very different...
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    I would also suggest fluorocarbon, and for brand...

    I would also suggest fluorocarbon, and for brand just get the cheapest you can find either in your local store or if you have to buy online make sure to consider shipping costs. Of course it may be...
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    Thanks for clarification. I pick with flesh of...

    Thanks for clarification. I pick with flesh of fingertips on New Nylgut and Super Nylgut and haven't noticed anything, but I am not virtuoso player for sure.
  16. Thanks I don't get the edit button, maybe because...

    Thanks I don't get the edit button, maybe because I am looking at this with a cell phone browser, or do you need an account and sign in?
  17. After looking at some more songs that I am...

    After looking at some more songs that I am familiar with I must conclude that these are Jim's interpretations and simplifications, even lyrics of some songs are different from versions that are...
  18. Thank you. That is a nice site I was not aware of...

    Thank you. That is a nice site I was not aware of it and bookmarked it. When I checked out some random songs it looked like the chords for regular uke and baritone were the same and just the...
  19. The wood is quite secondary to the overall design...

    The wood is quite secondary to the overall design in affecting sound. As you are used to a Hawaiian built uke you will perceive a mass produced Kala or Ohana as a major step back, though it might be...
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    Probably the best way to reduce cost is to go...

    Probably the best way to reduce cost is to go with the luthiers stock model and woods he has readily available. That's what they do best and anything "Special" will not only add cost but may also...
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    It will also depend on the wood. Ebony is quite...

    It will also depend on the wood. Ebony is quite dense so an ebony fingerboard will be heavier at same thickness than those before made of most other materials. I found this very noticeable when I...
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    If protection like hardwood bindings etc is...

    If protection like hardwood bindings etc is needed also depends on wood choices. These bindings are usually there to protect softwood tops, and traditional ukes with hardwood tops rarely have binding.
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    With guitars it's usually poor technique where...

    With guitars it's usually poor technique where people don't lift their left hand fingers off properly, or coated strings, and of course most audible for combinations of this. I think I had some...
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    I would talk to the luthiers first to see what...

    I would talk to the luthiers first to see what they have on the menu. If it is a small shop the number of options may be quite limited. With slotted headstock I would be careful, as some like the...
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    Are the concert strings thicker or thinner than...

    Are the concert strings thicker or thinner than the tenor strings? This info is more important than the label. If they are thicker then tension will be higher, if they are thinner then tension be...
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