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  1. Thread: A Good Day

    by Kenn2018
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    A great day! So impressed you write songs and...

    A great day! So impressed you write songs and share them with others! Brava!

    Well done to you and to your whole group for brightening the day for the people in the assisted living facility. I'm...
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    These are wonderful instruments. I also have a...

    These are wonderful instruments. I also have a 2017 tenor. I feel that Kamakas set the standard for how an Hawaii solid Koa instrument should sound. It is balanced, resonant and musical. Producing a...
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    That's great! Wonderful way to bond with her....

    That's great! Wonderful way to bond with her. Have fun!
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    What size uke? What kind of saddle/bridge does...

    What size uke? What kind of saddle/bridge does your uke have? What kind of strings did it originally have? What did you replace them with? (Brand; Nylon or Fluorocarbon; Wound or plain) How high are...
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    Ohana SK-70WG

    I have an Ohana SK-70WG Solid Spruce Top / Willow Laminate Sides and Back Soprano I'd be willing to sell.

    It's bright with very good projection. A pretty accurate sound example here at Uke...
  6. Thanks Joseph. Well played. (The Kanile'a—not the...

    Thanks Joseph. Well played. (The Kanile'a—not the Reindeer Games.)
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    I purchased a tenor uke in December from HMS and...

    I purchased a tenor uke in December from HMS and asked for a full setup. It took 2-1/2 weeks because of high demand. (That's why they started to offer partial setups for people who want their ukes...
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    I know two other people who play as you do. One...

    I know two other people who play as you do. One plays guitar, the other plays the ukulele. Both taught themselves how to play and it is second nature to both of them to play this way.

    Thanks for...
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    I do not have experience with ziricote. I was...

    I do not have experience with ziricote. I was told by two luthiers and have read that it is a touchy wood to work with. That it's hard to bend and form and has a tendency to to crack and break even...
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    As you get into the premium instruments, the...

    As you get into the premium instruments, the differences become smaller as far as sound goes (woods used and category sizes the same). Playability is different between makers. Some are markedly...
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    I wonder if it has to do with your location...

    I wonder if it has to do with your location (region)? Try using a VPN and then selecting a US server. Se if that helps. It's just a WAG on my part. So it may not work.

    Some browsers, such as Opera...
  12. BBQuker beat me to it. Ukester Brown collects...

    BBQuker beat me to it. Ukester Brown collects exactly the songs you are looking for. He has a huge archive of them on his website. Most are the lyrics with chords indicated, not the original sheet...
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    Good looking Kamaka HF-3. Very nice Koa on it. ...

    Good looking Kamaka HF-3. Very nice Koa on it.

    I see the Kamaka logo on the case is the multi-colored one. They were just the white color on my 2017 case.

    These are terrific tenors. Wonderful...
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    I remembered a couple of posts about having the...

    I remembered a couple of posts about having the necks of their Risa Sticks reshaped.

    08-01-2017
    Rappsy posted about changing the profile of his Risa Stick. With this photo series depicting the...
  15. Thread: Comin back!

    by Kenn2018
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    Congratulations Dane. It does get better. I'm...

    Congratulations Dane. It does get better.

    I'm glad that you are seeing the future ahead of you. Music certainly helps and it adds some joy and fun to our lives.

    Commuting over a 125 miles a...
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    You can buy a Moore Bettah tenor ukulele for...

    You can buy a Moore Bettah tenor ukulele for considerably less than $12K—if you check his site at the right time when he is offering some spec instruments. They are much simpler in build and bling....
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    Matt, that is gorgeous! I'm with you, I prefer...

    Matt, that is gorgeous! I'm with you, I prefer something less ornate. This is a fantastic compromise. It sounds equally fantastic with no compromise on the sound.

    Love that walnut in the body....
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    I have an Oya tenor made of quilted maple with a...

    I have an Oya tenor made of quilted maple with a Sitka spruce top. It has a maple neck with a Cocobolo fretboard. The neck is a flattened "D" shape and is fast and easy to play. Even with a gloss...
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    That it does. It gets better. I found that...

    That it does. It gets better.

    I found that for me exercise and music help a lot to get over episodes of severe depression. Both have prevented the return of really bad bouts from reoccurring. But...
  20. Sent a PM about this instrument.

    Sent a PM about this instrument.
  21. Lovely rendition. Merry Happy!

    Lovely rendition. Merry Happy!
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    Well done. I had the privilege of meeting and...

    Well done.

    I had the privilege of meeting and talking to several Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field survivors over the years. Many toured the MAPS Air Museum where I was a docent. (Fancy name for a...
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    Fantastic! You'll do great!

    Fantastic! You'll do great!
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    They may or may not remember you. But, yeah if...

    They may or may not remember you. But, yeah if they have something that you want and can use, buy it there along with the setup.

    If they remember you, and ask about it, just tell them you found...
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    If I'm not mistaken, a new Pono ATD goes for...

    If I'm not mistaken, a new Pono ATD goes for almost $500 at HMS. Fees and shipping included is a terrific bargain.

    The acacia body has a nice, full sound that is great in both re-entrant and Low-G...
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