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  1. I have an OU Tenor and both Enya Nova mini and...

    I have an OU Tenor and both Enya Nova mini and concert. The mini is very light and also slim - much more carry friendly. It's also 14" scale length so half way between a concert and soprano making it...
  2. I thought that in south Texas that humidity...

    I thought that in south Texas that humidity wouldn't be a problem so I keep my ukes on the wall. The winter freeze that we had earlier this year, combined with a loss of power meant that the humidity...
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    So here we go - my cheap Kmise Amazon special...

    So here we go - my cheap Kmise Amazon special that's laminate and junky and was sitting in a corner gathering dust
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51117571294_5c2d723928_c.jpg

    I used a 1.5"...
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    Always love your videos Baz. For me the big...

    Always love your videos Baz. For me the big attraction is the feather inlays on the fingerboard. I know it's optics and has no impact on the sound but I'm waiting for a uke manufacturer to go full...
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    I also don't have uke with a sound port so will...

    I also don't have uke with a sound port so will sacrifice one of my cheapies to test it out. I do find it interesting that Magic Fluke offer an option of a sound port which they just laser cut into...
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    I keep an Enya in the car and and Outdoor by the...

    I keep an Enya in the car and and Outdoor by the pool :)
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    How is this still here?

    How is this still here?
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    There are probably more than just the tuner...

    There are probably more than just the tuner factors at play here.

    For one, I do notice many people playing instruments that I would consider out of tune. If if sounds fine to your ear then I can...
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    Interestingly, the Hipshot are 5g heavier than...

    Interestingly, the Hipshot are 5g heavier than the Schaller it replaces
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51000356745_037d0ea137_w.jpg...
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    Hipshot Tuners - where's the love?

    I remember hearing Alex at SUS mention in one of his videos that he loves Hipshot tuners after trying them on a KoAloha red label and now SUS stocks them.

    I didn't think much of it until my red...
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    I'm very new to the uke scene and ULTP is one of...

    I'm very new to the uke scene and ULTP is one of the first places you find when looking for instruments or lessons. There are a large number of videos on YouTube and I appreciate them being there as...
  12. Thread: Siv's Ukulelog

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    The confluence of a lusted after item becoming...

    The confluence of a lusted after item becoming available and the arrival of some surprise money can lead to rash decisions...

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    If I take a poppy, score the sides to collect the...

    If I take a poppy, score the sides to collect the sap and dry it I get opium. Should poppies be illegal too? A plant should not be illegal - it's just a part of nature. However, if a person wants to...
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    Genesis 1:29; Then God said, "I give you every...

    Genesis 1:29; Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."

    How can a plant be...
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    I love the way the inlays reflect the case...

    I love the way the inlays reflect the case lining! This is a beautiful uke and had I not bought a Ko'aloha tenor on Friday, I'd be doing more than just admiring.
  16. Thread: Siv's Ukulelog

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    I don't talk much about my playing because I'm...

    I don't talk much about my playing because I'm cack-handed and far from competent. However I do play every day, for at least half an hour, if not more. I've been following various people on youtube,...
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    One thing I can't seem to get squared away is...

    One thing I can't seem to get squared away is whether you're tuning the head to G# do you tune it with the strings in tension or do you slacken the strings, remove the bridge and tune the head...
  18. I'm a beginner also so take my thoughts with that...

    I'm a beginner also so take my thoughts with that in mind. I have an Opio KTO-10S and it's a stand-out ukulele - I think the same can be said for pretty much all Ko'alohas. It's loud - noticeably...
  19. Thread: Siv's Ukulelog

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    After watching me progressing on the ukulele and...

    After watching me progressing on the ukulele and getting a little jealous, my daughter asked me if she could get one. To be honest, I didn't even think of recycling one of mine and I just asked her...
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    Compensated saddles and low G

    So I was thinking about the impact of fitting a fluorocarbon low G to my ukes and was wondering about how the compensated saddles impact this.

    My Kamaka came with high g as normal and you can see...
  21. Thread: Siv's Ukulelog

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    I wish there were like buttons on this forum as...

    I wish there were like buttons on this forum as I'd like to like all the responses I've had. Since this is the shameless self promotion section, we should not feel the slightest bit of shame :)
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    I was wondering if these are production...

    I was wondering if these are production instruments or one-offs until I found this Spanish review from a coupe of years ago (gotta love Google translate)...
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    Fountain pens are like ukuleles, there are some...

    Fountain pens are like ukuleles, there are some brands that work out the box and others that need fettling by a professional before they sing. Similarly, when you buy used, you get a bargain but you...
  24. Thread: Tenor fretboards

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    Thank you so much for posting this - I don't...

    Thank you so much for posting this - I don't think I can buy an ebony blank for that money, let alone a fingerboard!
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    I've done the same thing but bought Hosco files...

    I've done the same thing but bought Hosco files instead of StewMac. Have received the nut files but not the fret file and yet to have a go at the actual work.
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