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  1. If you are training to be a concert level...

    If you are training to be a concert level virtuoso like Jake then maybe it would hamper you a bit. For the rest of us mere mortals we should be ok. You said something important........you love to...
  2. For those that don’t know me I am friends with...

    For those that don’t know me I am friends with Luis, the luthier who built this ukulele. I am very fortunate to live about 10 minutes away from him. He invites me up every time he finishes his builds...
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    Yes as a general rule of thumb a solid wood top...

    Yes as a general rule of thumb a solid wood top will have more sustain then a laminate top. Spruce is also noted for long sustain among the softwood tops.
  4. My mind set evolved from “if I have them I got to...

    My mind set evolved from “if I have them I got to play them all the time” to I play which one I feel like playing. I have all the sizes so if I feel like a certain song sounds better on soprano or...
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    Wow Kyle you have made fast progress on...

    Wow Kyle you have made fast progress on developing a soprano and a baritone, well done. When I had the tenor and passed it around to a number of players they all said the same thing, the sound was...
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    Congratulations Pono are a high quality, well...

    Congratulations Pono are a high quality, well made excellent sounding instrument. Please let us know what you think of the sound compared to the Cordoba Mini.
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    Nice job, using your fingers and not just your...

    Nice job, using your fingers and not just your thumb this time, so versatile. The LfdM ukulele sounds fabulous.........must be the strings.....or the person that installed them ;)
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    Yes you are correct. Tenor strings are thickest...

    Yes you are correct. Tenor strings are thickest in diameter, then concert, then soprano. The thicker or larger in diameter a string is the higher the tension on a given scale length.
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    The usual answer is tenor because of the 17”...

    The usual answer is tenor because of the 17” tenor scale length. But you can use concert gauge strings if you want lower tension, brighter sound, more sustain. I owned a Kamaka super concert and a...
  10. I have a number of ukuleles with sound ports and...

    I have a number of ukuleles with sound ports and I am a big fan. It makes a difference to the player, it sounds louder with more clarity. Now this is with the side sound port in the normal upper bout...
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    Congratulations they are both beautiful. It is...

    Congratulations they are both beautiful. It is very interesting that the newer one has a tie bridge as opposed to the older one with a string through. The saddle seems shorter on the tie bridge and...
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    Here are a couple thoughts. You state it starts...

    Here are a couple thoughts. You state it starts to smell after you have been playing a while. Energy creates heat which will release scent/aroma. I had a conversion with Luis about the smell of...
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    Congratulations that is absolutely beautiful. I...

    Congratulations that is absolutely beautiful. I love how “into it” Aaron is with the wood choices design and execution. I have a Mya Moe baritone that I really enjoy. I am sure you will really enjoy...
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    Congratulations Rolli, you know I really like the...

    Congratulations Rolli, you know I really like the GS mini, small size with a big sound. Going from your dreadnought must feel like stepping off a battle ship and into a Porsche, ease of handling...
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    I am a Canadian who has purchased many ukes over...

    I am a Canadian who has purchased many ukes over the course of years. There are a number of factors that determine how to proceed. One being your budget, two being what exact ukulele you want to...
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    If you weren’t struggling with chord changes...

    If you weren’t struggling with chord changes having only three days playing under your belt I might be jealous and never talk to you again;)

    It takes much experimentation and repetition but...
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    Good to hear you are making steady progress. If...

    Good to hear you are making steady progress. If this is something you are going to stick with you might consider a smaller guitar in the future. Either a 00 or 000 really is more comfortable and...
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    If money is the issue ...........and Ryan keeping...

    If money is the issue ...........and Ryan keeping repeating that it is then charge EVERYBODY a user fee. Simple, easy peasy like most everything else in life if you want to have it and use it then...
  19. That is a good looking baritone Hodge.......its...

    That is a good looking baritone Hodge.......its has an organic feel and appearance . I like it and I agree with you about it encompassing a “Folk Instrument” vibe. A nice full sound with good note...
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    I will continue to support artists that have...

    I will continue to support artists that have content on the internet through Patreon and PayPal. It is a way of giving back for their continued generosity on YouTube and other channels.

    I think...
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    Congratulations, it’s nice that you have both old...

    Congratulations, it’s nice that you have both old and new models so you can do the sound comparison.

    It’s too bad they only sent you half a ukulele.............no picture of the back and it does...
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    This is a very good point, starting out we can...

    This is a very good point, starting out we can change our minds and we progress and are exposed to different instruments. It’s all part of the musical journey.
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    This is actually a very good question that...

    This is actually a very good question that requires thought on both fronts.

    I play steel string and nylon string, although I enjoy the sound of steel string more. But I love to strum and sing and...
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    Covid, shmovid Ive got enough ukuleles and...

    Covid, shmovid Ive got enough ukuleles and string sets for the zombie apocalypse. One can never be too well prepared.
  25. Chuck Moore who makes Moore Bettah ukulele (all...

    Chuck Moore who makes Moore Bettah ukulele (all solid woods) believes that instruments improve in sound over the first month. His theory is the wood begins to relax and stabilize. The glues and...
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