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    One of the thrills of live, unamplified...

    One of the thrills of live, unamplified performance is listening to a room and using what you hear to inform your performance. Some spaces are more conducive than others to certain musics.
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    Seriously, someone is going to LOVE this...

    Seriously, someone is going to LOVE this instrument. I'm surprised it is still available; Josh's ukes are consistently cannons with warmth and clarity, and this one is exceptionally beautiful. In...
  3. The KA-ATP-CTG-CE is a very good uke, especially...

    The KA-ATP-CTG-CE is a very good uke, especially for its price. There aren't many models its equal in the sub-$500 range.

    I advise that you look for a used, simply appointed, high-quality ukulele...
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    2 sessions/day, 6 days/week with an average...

    2 sessions/day, 6 days/week with an average session length of 50 minutes. This does not include tooling around/noodling.

    I do play one instrument in particular 6 days/week, but for the most part,...
  5. My 'ukulele journey started on my cousin's couch....

    My 'ukulele journey started on my cousin's couch. She had a uke hanging on the wall, so I grabbed it, learned a few chords, and something just clicked. 3-4 hours later, I was hooked (my other...
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    UUer Brad Bordessa has published a nice tab for...

    UUer Brad Bordessa has published a nice tab for "Body Surfing" on his Live 'Ukulele website.
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    A few different avenues to go...

    A few different avenues to go down....niche/function/purpose, body size/scale length, materials/bracing, etc.

    A great all-'hog soprano is a capably versatile instrument. Assuming you're looking...
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    Thank you, BiliBug, for sharing such a personal...

    Thank you, BiliBug, for sharing such a personal account.

    God Bless Tiny Tim was one of the first albums that inspired in me a mimetic impulse, and I will be forever grateful to Herb Khaury for...
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    When the college music club I advise set out to...

    When the college music club I advise set out to start a 'ukulele consort 2-3 years ago (I like to think I had something to do with that, but I cannot take any credit :music:), they selected a handful...
  10. Alan Carruth and Tim McKnight have both...

    Alan Carruth and Tim McKnight have both researched this topic to varying degrees. You can find their respective results at Side Ports and Sound Ports.
  11. Wow. Just wow. You have my sincere...

    Wow. Just wow.

    You have my sincere condolences.

    Bettah ukes generally sell quickly for such high-value instruments, and yours is exceptional. Best of luck with the sale.
  12. Mahalo, Brad, for the excellent write-up. A...

    Mahalo, Brad, for the excellent write-up. A quality UST with a 9V neutral preamp is going to be very appealing to a lot of plugged-in ukers.
  13. I'll add a few recommendations to the list: ...

    I'll add a few recommendations to the list:

    D'addario Titanium
    Savarez Alliance
    Guadalupe Custom Strings
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    Thank you for sharing that link, Merlin. What a...

    Thank you for sharing that link, Merlin. What a great kick-off to what is sure to be a wonderful concert series.

    The Ko'olau 'ukulele featured in the video truly are special. I think the UAS bug...
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    Ko'olau 'Ulu koa tenor: warm, bright and rich,...

    Ko'olau 'Ulu koa tenor: warm, bright and rich, with a hint of compression and focus of koa, a complex overtone series, and an incredibly defined attack. The most gratifying instrument I've ever...
  16. Take this with a grain of salt, but I’ll rank my...

    Take this with a grain of salt, but I’ll rank my impressions based on ukes I’ve spent some time with from warmest to brightest...

    1. Mango (Pono pineapple tenor)
    2. Mahogany (vintage Martin and...
  17. Tom, UU keeps truncating my private messages. ...

    Tom,

    UU keeps truncating my private messages. I am the fortunate buyer of this Takumi. I have been in your shoes before (tied up with music at an inopportune moment); thank you for the gracious...
  18. Very possibly interested. PM sent.

    Very possibly interested. PM sent.
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    Fantastic uke at a great price. If anyone is...

    Fantastic uke at a great price. If anyone is looking for a uke that is a cut (or two) above a Moonbird, this could be the one.
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    I use the side dots at frets 7 and 12. I don’t...

    I use the side dots at frets 7 and 12. I don’t see much point in additional dots.



    My J. Rieck Lutherie tenor uke has side dots only with a decorative inlay at the 12th feet. It’s an elegant...
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    I'll just a list a few lesser-known favorites: ...

    I'll just a list a few lesser-known favorites:

    How Could You believe Me?
    My Very Good Friend the Milkman
    Shanghai Li'l
    We Three (My Echo My Shadow and Me)
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    The guitarist probably thinks they're helping,...

    The guitarist probably thinks they're helping, but I agree with Keith and Rllink. Not every musician plays well with every band, and criticisms which undermine confidence are seldom welcome. Tell...
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    FWIW, I think bright instruments require a...

    FWIW, I think bright instruments require a different approach. Listen to some Baroque period performance recordings for inspiration, file down those fingernails, and see what you can make out of the...
  24. As much as I love my J. Rieck and Kanile’a...

    As much as I love my J. Rieck and Kanile’a ‘ukulele, I would scour the market and snap up the next Ko'olau ‘Ulu that came along.
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    More music; less shopping. Music hobbyists are...

    More music; less shopping.

    Music hobbyists are often both creators and consumers. Try not to consume gear that does not fulfill a creative need.
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