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    The jump in scale length is bigger than any of...

    The jump in scale length is bigger than any of the other ukes, (3"), & I found it rather awkward, but the extra resonance kept me trying. :D
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    Maybe a Mahalo Surfboard, if you can get one...

    Maybe a Mahalo Surfboard, if you can get one somewhere, it came in both soprano & concert scales, & steel or nylon strung.

    I have a nylon strung concert scale, being a solid piece of wood, very...
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    First uke was a Makala tenor, second a Makala...

    First uke was a Makala tenor, second a Makala pineapple soprano, third was a Makala concert, nothing wrong with any of them, but my forth was a Kala concert necked soprano, & I still have & play it,...
  4. Acacia is all they (the manufacturers) say, but I...

    Acacia is all they (the manufacturers) say, but I believe you, my Kala isn't as nice as my Opio. ;)
  5. ACACIA - as I stated above. :rolleyes:

    ACACIA - as I stated above. :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Yay, Janet's back...... ;) (I've been away a...

    Yay, Janet's back...... ;)

    (I've been away a long time too, but still hoping that the magic will resurface some day, so keep dropping by the forum.)
  7. Love the rounded tone of mahogany, sometimes the...

    Love the rounded tone of mahogany, sometimes the brightness of spruce, & the subtle tones of cedar, but my best uke is solid acacia.

    Tenor necked concert solid acacia KoAloha Opio.

    (I also have...
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    Cookies.....

    Cookies.....
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    Spinning........

    Spinning........
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    Metal......

    Metal......
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    Money........

    Money........
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    Some baritone ukes do/did come with re entrant...

    Some baritone ukes do/did come with re entrant tuning, (I have one, a Lani spruce top), & I keep it that way, as my other bari is a Kala cedar top that has Living Water low D strings on it. :)
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    Lonely.....

    Lonely.....
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    I found the pineapple shape seemed to give a...

    I found the pineapple shape seemed to give a deeper/rounder tone, but I've only had a soprano pineapple - yes, I'd like to have a tenor pineapple, but my UAS is over, & I have moved over to blown...
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    Still my tenor necked concerts, my tenor necked...

    Still my tenor necked concerts, my tenor necked soprano, & my concert necked sopranos..... :D :music:
  17. Sticky: Most of my music is in those spiral bound types...

    Most of my music is in those spiral bound types of music books, but trying to find what I want can be a challenge, even with an index in each! :cool:
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    Yeah, they're cute little instruments, & I keep...

    Yeah, they're cute little instruments, & I keep meaning to get back to my ukes too, but I still poke my nose in here, just to keep up with how things are getting on without me, (very well, & I'm not...
  19. I keep meaning to restart with my ukes too, I've...

    I keep meaning to restart with my ukes too, I've been away about the same amount of time, but my reasons were, & still are, other instruments. :)

    My harmonicas, whistles, flutes, & fifes, just...
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    I have three solid mahogany Ohana ukes, I like...

    I have three solid mahogany Ohana ukes, I like their sound, especially with Living Water fluorocarbon low G strings. :)

    (concert neck soprano / tenor neck soprano / tenor neck concert)
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    Living Waters, I have them on nearly all my ukes.

    Living Waters, I have them on nearly all my ukes.
  22. That is not a hairline crack, that is quite big,...

    That is not a hairline crack, that is quite big, no I wouldn't entertain buying it, unless it were really cheap.
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    Though I don't play it much these days, my cedar...

    Though I don't play it much these days, my cedar topped Kala bari has great tone, fitted with Living Waters strings.

    I like the tone of mahogany, acacia, & spruce on my smaller solid wood ukes,...
  24. Laptop plus a mid quality USB mic into Audacity...

    Laptop plus a mid quality USB mic into Audacity is how I record my instruments, (not just ukes).

    Keep the mic about 12~18" away, & with uke, nearer to the uke than your mouth when singing.
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    I'll be 71 this year(!) - but if you put it...

    I'll be 71 this year(!) - but if you put it another way - 17 - & some days that's what I feel like, just the body doesn't agree. :D

    Have a good week, Berni. :)
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