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  1. what are the best concert ukuleles for under US$250?

    Alex from SUS recently posted a video about his favorite ukuleles for beginners. He listed 12 concert ukuleles priced up to 200 UK pounds. Since he works at an ukulele store, the list includes only...
  2. In Hawaiian, the word is spelled "ānuenue". Let's...

    In Hawaiian, the word is spelled "ānuenue". Let's see you try to type that in this forum.
  3. Wood cases are heavy. A good ABS or fiberglass...

    Wood cases are heavy. A good ABS or fiberglass case can be just as protective, but lighter weight. I like the cases from Gator and Crossrock. Kala-brand hard cases are very good, too, and I've seen...
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    If you're looking for more contemporary Hawaiian...

    If you're looking for more contemporary Hawaiian ukulele music, get the album "Guava Jam" by the Sunday Manoa. That album was released in 1969 and has inspired the last 2 or 3 generations of Hawaiian...
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    I learned this song from Ten Thumbs, too. He has...

    I learned this song from Ten Thumbs, too. He has some good fingerstyle ukulele tutorials on YouTube.
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    Worth strings come in light, medium, "tenor", and...

    Worth strings come in light, medium, "tenor", and strong versions. The "tenor" and "strong" versions are noticeably higher tension, but they say you can still use the light tension version on a tenor...
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    Taimine plays a 5-string with double low-G...

    Taimine plays a 5-string with double low-G strings, which is probably not what everyone else here is talking about. Joe Souza is at best an OK player, but he did build ukuleles for the late Willie K,...
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    Last I heard, the festival was sold out because...

    Last I heard, the festival was sold out because they reduced the maximum attendance to allow for social distancing. However, they may add more space as vaccination rates are improving. They do...
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    I've been happy with Martin M600 fluorocarbons on...

    I've been happy with Martin M600 fluorocarbons on my Martin soprano. They are very similar to Worth clear strings.
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    Here are some fingerstyle ukulele tutorial...

    Here are some fingerstyle ukulele tutorial YouTube channels that I've been enjoying:
    Ukulele Time: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-HFJJK1evbBdpz4FB35gw/videos
    Helmut Bickel:...
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    I don't think the Shure microphone uses an app....

    I don't think the Shure microphone uses an app. You use whatever app you want (like your phone's camera app).
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    Shure MV88+ has a USB-C cable connector that...

    Shure MV88+ has a USB-C cable connector that works with modern Android phones.
    https://www.shure.com/en-ASIA/products/microphones/mv88plus
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    I think plastic is one of the main features of...

    I think plastic is one of the main features of this ukulele. Plastic is more durable and weather/humidity resistant than wood so you can feel more comfortable traveling with it or taking it to a...
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    Is this luthier-built in California or...

    Is this luthier-built in California or factory-built in China?
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    Looks like Enya gifted a tenor Enya Nova to Feng...

    Looks like Enya gifted a tenor Enya Nova to Feng E (age 13)

    https://youtu.be/EdgvPB7woAE
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    The main strings that Enya Nova owners are...

    The main strings that Enya Nova owners are complaining about are the Aquilla Reds.
  17. Thread: Ukulele Picks

    by man0a
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    Aaron Keim made a nice YouTube video about...

    Aaron Keim made a nice YouTube video about ukulele picks. When I use a pick, I use the Herco picks that he mentions.


    https://youtu.be/AL5uUUhtdp4
  18. Thread: Sell Me On Low G

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    IMHO - low-G is not tremendously useful unless...

    IMHO - low-G is not tremendously useful unless you are playing fingerstyle. If you do like fingerstyle, here is a good comparison of high-G vs low-G:

    https://youtu.be/Y5EtEFAkIMg
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    Specs on the website say 1.5 inch nut (though...

    Specs on the website say 1.5 inch nut (though they have lied about that in the past), metal frets (instead of the fragile plastic frets), and D'Addario Titanium strings (instead of the cheap Enya...
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    Yes, the "He Mele Aloha" book is only chords and...

    Yes, the "He Mele Aloha" book is only chords and lyrics, plus a short history of each song. These are all pretty popular songs and you can find performances and/or tutorials on YouTube if you want to...
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    A video of the Enya Nova tenor from Enya's...

    A video of the Enya Nova tenor from Enya's YouTube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P8Wgxt7k-Q
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    Enya is teasing a tenor-scale Nova ukulele,...

    Enya is teasing a tenor-scale Nova ukulele, possibly taking pre-orders later this week.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CPGl01kstYC/
  23. Thread: Kiwaya KMT-K

    by man0a
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    Gotoh friction tuners work more smoothly than...

    Gotoh friction tuners work more smoothly than cheaper brands. If you really don't like using them, I would replace them with Gotoh UPT planetary tuners.
  24. One of my teachers once said that a cheap ukulele...

    One of my teachers once said that a cheap ukulele can make you a better player because it forces you to work much harder to sound good. Of course that you are right if you are not really motivated to...
  25. I think there is a huge gap in sound quality and...

    I think there is a huge gap in sound quality and playability between a $50 all-laminate ukulele and a mid-range $300-$600 ukulele. The better instrument will be more responsive and thus easier to...
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