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  1. Last year I had two instruments destroyed by...

    Last year I had two instruments destroyed by shippers and one lost. A Romero Creations Tiny Tenor 6, sent via USPS from California to Hawaii, was lost for over a month. When it finally arrived, the...
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    Air and hotel prices are at an all time low here...

    Air and hotel prices are at an all time low here in the islands. However, the 14-day quarantine means you'll have to wait two weeks before going shopping...
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    They look like Grover knockoffs. It's likely that...

    They look like Grover knockoffs. It's likely that a set of Grover 9NB or 9NW would be a little smoother and fit nicely.
  4. There's a lot of ways of doing what you want but...

    There's a lot of ways of doing what you want but most of them involve more software and hardware. However, you might consider recording the video while playing one of the parts. Later, open the video...
  5. I play classical guitar (6 and 7 strings),...

    I play classical guitar (6 and 7 strings), electric guitar, bass guitar, guilele, baritone 'ukulele and tenor 'ukulele, often switching between guitar and 'ukulele in the same session and I'm good....
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    Try a satin finished neck and see if it feels...

    Try a satin finished neck and see if it feels better. If so, you can convert glossy to satin with 30 minutes of buffing with micro mesh pads. I've done it a few times, including restoring a satin...
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    Most 'ukuleles have a short sustain compared to a...

    Most 'ukuleles have a short sustain compared to a guitar or piano. The more percussive nature of a short sustain is part of the 'ukulele's unique sound. My Kala doghair Elite and Koa custom Elite...
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    Forums were popular in the 1990s and have largely...

    Forums were popular in the 1990s and have largely been replaced with the various forms of social media and networked games for younger folks. So, yeah, no surprise we OF are more likely to gravitate...
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    I could never get used to the GL1 due to the tiny...

    I could never get used to the GL1 due to the tiny string spacing. If you want to stick with the 17" tenor scale you might want to check into a Romero Creations Tiny Tenor 6 or the Koaloha OPIO...
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    The main advantage of fretless is the differing...

    The main advantage of fretless is the differing tone and sustain from a fretted instrument. It's a very distinct, singing and endearing voice to me. And, of course, being able to retain your normal...
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    I wouldn't play one—prefer tenor and baritone—but...

    I wouldn't play one—prefer tenor and baritone—but concerts are popular. I've been groovin' Bach cello suite movements—officially Baroque but sorta classic to many. And yeah, Bach takes a lot of...
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    I tried the Pono guilele at HMS and it's really...

    I tried the Pono guilele at HMS and it's really well made and sounds nice. For me, string spread was too narrow—tiny spacing between strings at both nut and saddle compared to an 'ukulele and...
  13. Thread: Warm Strings

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    Smooth nylon strings (not rectified or textured)...

    Smooth nylon strings (not rectified or textured) have the warmest timbre. I used D’Addario Extruded Nylon Ukulele Strings on my spruce top Kremona and they were a notch warmer than Worth Browns....
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    Here in Hawaii spam is one of the most beloved...

    Here in Hawaii spam is one of the most beloved foods and is often served as wedding and holiday dishes. Like TP, spam could barely stay on store shelves in March and April. Many stores actually...
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    In pic 1980404 it looks like the bridge is just...

    In pic 1980404 it looks like the bridge is just starting to lift towards the rear. It's likely the bridge was glued directly to the glossy finish rather than on the wood. Once it works off—if it...
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    I taught music in public schools on Oahu for a...

    I taught music in public schools on Oahu for a year and most things are purchased by bid and, of course, the low bid wins, not the best quality. The DOE purchased guitars were mostly unplayable....
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    I've seen many with crooked bridges, bad frets,...

    I've seen many with crooked bridges, bad frets, terrible intonation, messy glue joints, etc. Back in the day, Kamaka had a contract with the DOE and sold hundreds, if not thousands, of rough made...
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    I see ancient Kamaka sopranos in my classes from...

    I see ancient Kamaka sopranos in my classes from time to time—usually borrowed from a grandparent—and those from the 1960s and 70s were not very well made. They made huge QC improvements in the 1990s...
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    Yes, those particular K brands really kick arse...

    Yes, those particular K brands really kick arse tonally and dynamically compared to the Makala. Plus, are like butter under the fingers.
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    I see endless Makala 'ukuleles in my classes at...

    I see endless Makala 'ukuleles in my classes at Leeward Community College. Students walk around campus with them sticking out of their rucksacks. The budget laser cut Luna are popular too. The "rich"...
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    Nobody learns in a vacuum and we all learn from...

    Nobody learns in a vacuum and we all learn from diverse sources. More specifically, many of us came to 'ukulele from related instruments such as guitar, violin, mandolin, etc., and although lacked...
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    I bought a Kala Elite direct from Kala last Fall...

    I bought a Kala Elite direct from Kala last Fall with a 20% discount and free shipping, so ah dunno about them dropping sales when stores reopen.
  23. That's certainly true for many ukuleles and...

    That's certainly true for many ukuleles and guitars as well. I had to do a second adjustment on my Kremona Mari and Coco a year out, but they have small broomstick like necks. Two of my Romero...
  24. I bought three Kala Elites—two direct from Kala...

    I bought three Kala Elites—two direct from Kala and one from HMS—during the past year and all needed action adjustments. The nut was okay but all were set 3.25 to 3.5mm at the 12th fret. I prefer...
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    I think that tuning is commonly called Nashville...

    I think that tuning is commonly called Nashville tuning due to decades of use by session musicians for C&W backing tracking tracks. When I played 5-course Baroque guitar in college, it was tuned...
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