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    @ Nickie -- Mim doesn't carry it. Also, they want...

    @ Nickie -- Mim doesn't carry it. Also, they want $60 for shipping. Neither Uke Republic nor Elderly have this uke.
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    @ Jim -- thanks for the advice on the numbers. I will...
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    Free set-up or 10% price cut?

    I have a tricky decision to make & I only have 30 hours to do it. I need your advice! Details follow.

    Via EBAY, I plan to buy THIS acoustic-electric Kala baritone.

    I have 2 sellers to choose...
  3. BUT the 6-string tenor does not erase the fact...

    BUT the 6-string tenor does not erase the fact that I am seeking a 6-string, non-guitarlele, baritone uke.

    By the way, I'm considering a brief trip to Maui to play the Mele 6-string barry. If its...
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    I'm going to re-string it with the D'Addarios...

    I'm going to re-string it with the D'Addarios mentioned in my 1st post. Then I plan to tune it gCcEAa, per Kekani's switch-the-low-strings suggestion. If that still sounds weird, I'll then try a...
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    6-string tenor problem

    I just received a 6-string tenor that I bought online. It's an acoustic/electric, mid-line Lanikai with solid spruce top, laminated hog back & sides, fitted with Aquila Lava Nylguts. A beautiful...
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    Hoo-boy! You saved me from wasting $$ on an...

    Hoo-boy! You saved me from wasting $$ on an 8-string set. Ergo, I shall go to Living Water & ask them to put together a GCcEAa set for me.
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    So, to have low G, I want GCcEAa, right?...

    So, to have low G, I want GCcEAa, right?
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    Still seeking an answer to the following question:

    Which of the Aquilas are prone to early breaks -- Aquila Red Series, or Aquila...
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    Someone please explain gCcEAa to me

    I need to buy strings for an on-the-way new 6 string tenor that is doubled on #1 & #3, which are set to octaves.

    So ... if I want a low G on that 6 string tenor, should I shop for gCcEAa or should...
  9. 10Q in the extreme, Jim-san sensei. U R correct....

    10Q in the extreme, Jim-san sensei. U R correct. It's a guilele so I am still on the hunt.
  10. I searched Reverb for your suggestion. The only...

    I searched Reverb for your suggestion. The only hits I got were for a solid body electrc (but I want acoustic-electric) and for 6 string tenors (I seek a baritone). If you're a better searcher than I...
  11. I have a buddy with a Wei-made all-mahog tenor....

    I have a buddy with a Wei-made all-mahog tenor. It's way overbuilt. Dead sound, no matter which strings. Maybe he got unlucky but there are several excellent luthiers right here on Oahu. Why go on a...
  12. Niche? Not long ago, 8-string ukes were "niche"...

    Niche? Not long ago, 8-string ukes were "niche" -- now they are rather easy to locate, and at very friendly prices. When I bought my 8-string Kala barry, nobody in my group had one, or had even heard...
  13. 10Q to the nth, Jim! Howsome-ever, I already have...

    10Q to the nth, Jim! Howsome-ever, I already have an 8-string barry. I had the electronics added. I love & kiss it with great aplomb! :rolleyes:

    The ONLY 6 string barry I have found anywhere is...
  14. HARD to find it -- 6 string a/e baritone (NOT guitarlele)

    Help me find it: I'm want to buy a 6-string barry (unison pair at #1, octave pair at #3) but they are hard to find. One reason for the difficulty is that searching for "6-string baritone uke" gets me...
  15. WTB 6-string Baritone banger, NOT a guitarlele

    I seek a baritone that has 2 first strings & 2 third string -- NOT a guitarlele. This will be a beach banger so I plan to pay $250 or less, FOB Hawaii. Any help or clues or leads will be muchly...
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    My favorite Pono tenor is solid mahogany -- side...

    My favorite Pono tenor is solid mahogany -- side & back & soundboard are definitely in love with each other. It's 1 of those once-in-a-blue-moon lucky combos on a factory-made instrument. Just as...
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    Behringer XENYX 1002B 10 channel mixer can be...

    Behringer XENYX 1002B 10 channel mixer can be operated by 9V batteries as well as plugged in. It's under $100, & most sellers offer free shipping.
  18. Mixer, preamp, transducer questions by a newbie to such things... HELP!

    I am going to use a Dean Markey transducer pickup on the soundboard of my Recording King's soundboard. The transducer is passive so I need a preamp, right?

    QUESTION 1-- Can anyone recommend a...
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    Got it. Thanks! I will seek a good transducer......

    Got it. Thanks! I will seek a good transducer... Dean Markley, perhaps.
  20. Uhh... maybe you mean the saddle... the bridge is...

    Uhh... maybe you mean the saddle... the bridge is the wooden part that is glued to the soundboard. The saddle sits in a slot in the bridge. All my ukes have bone saddles.

    My tech guy told me that...
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    Which TYPE preamp?

    The add-on preamp that I want to use on my baritone goes in the soundhole and comes in TWO types: humbucker & coil.

    Which type should I get, & why?

    By the way, the preamp I am asking about...
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    When I first saw a uke with a side hole, I...

    When I first saw a uke with a side hole, I thought it was an ashtray. 😨
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    Slots & holes & trusses -- oh MY!

    I think slot heads make it much harder to change strings. Useless eye candy IMO. If I am wrong, set me straight.

    How about those ukes that have 2 sound holes-- 1 in the soundboard & a 2nd one on...
  24. Thanks! I found it. They have a great, sliding...

    Thanks! I found it. They have a great, sliding chart that is coded to each of the uke strings they produce. Plus, there is a picture of each string type. Click on any one of the pictures & you go to...
  25. which type of D'Addario uke string is best?

    D'Addario makes 4 types of ukulele strings: titanium, black nylon, nyltec, & (fluoro)carbon.

    My baritone uke is much too bright. Which of these types of strings would best darken it up?
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