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  1. Hey guys just checking in. While the Misi in...

    Hey guys just checking in.

    While the Misi in the KoAloha is going strong, the Kamaka is no longer playing. I tried charging it for some time but the pickup is still dead. I used the same charger...
  2. Plain Rectified Concert & Tenor Low G Strings?

    I'm having the darnedest time finding plain old rectified low G (unwound) strings for a concert and tenor uke. I really like the mellow sound and feel of rectified strings. It's been some time...
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    Thanks everyone. I got very lucky and found a...

    Thanks everyone. I got very lucky and found a one off used one off ebay from a great seller in Hawaii.

    Yes, Amazon sells them as well as sellers on ebay but most if not all are from Japan. I...
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    rance, thank you for the heads up! I just...

    rance, thank you for the heads up!

    I just talked to them and they do not carry anything related to shamisen, but it is great to know they have a workshop! I may very well attend the next one...
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    Where to Buy A Shamisen?

    I was hanging out in Little Tokyo near downtown Los Angeles over the weekend and was lucky to listen to a duo playing shamisen. Just WOW. I mean, I thought it sounded good in Kubo & The Two Strings...
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    Higher End Tuning Machines?

    I know Waverly makes some nice open geared and friction tuning machines for ukes and Rubner has some really nice open geared ones. Any others?
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    Oh man that was amazing! Thanks for sharing. ...

    Oh man that was amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    I know it's a stretch but I'd be remiss if I didn't ask ... tabs? :)
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    Thank you guys for all the great responses. ...

    Thank you guys for all the great responses. Hands down the best advice was to go see for yourself. So I went to some Best Buys and actually had a line of various Android tablets loaded up with the...
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    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. Yes, I...

    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. Yes, I was asking more about the size rather than the apps. Should I be aware of specific aspect ratios to best display am 8.5x11 size pdf file? I'm still...
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    Tablet for Sheet Music?

    Anyone use a table for storing their sheet music? I was thinking of getting an 8" Asus zenpad cos the price is decent and it looks like a decent tablet. But I'm wondering if the backlight and...
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    I'm really liking these strings. But I'm finding...

    I'm really liking these strings. But I'm finding that my taste in strings is evolving as my playing evolves. To King FarUke's point, the C string is pretty big. You can really manhandle it for...
  12. Guys, I gotta tell you, this THR5A amp is awesome...

    Guys, I gotta tell you, this THR5A amp is awesome with the presets you can download from Yamaha's site. Being so new to this, I'd always stuck to the nylon setting and rarely ventured to the other...
  13. Guys sorry for the late update. I've had my uke...

    Guys sorry for the late update. I've had my uke back for a while now just been busy playing it lol. They have no idea what the problem was. They tried another Misi set and still there was no...
  14. Thread: Cejillas

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    They're traditional capos for Spanish guitars. ...

    They're traditional capos for Spanish guitars. You'll find them typically at flamenco stores. Definitely weighs less than your standard Kaiser capo but some might find it gets in the way especially...
  15. Thread: Cejillas

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    Cejillas

    I use these capos on my classicals and flamenco guitars but they work just as well on an ukulele. I also like how they can be very ornate. Post pics of your cejilla if you use them ...
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    I'd mention I don't think its cheaper than just...

    I'd mention I don't think its cheaper than just buying one but I still think its worth it. Just the sewing part is kind of a pain lol. Definitely watch the video on the etsy page for the "strap...
  17. Thread: Makala MK-SN

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    Hmmm could the "N" be for nato wood vs the...

    Hmmm could the "N" be for nato wood vs the agathis that looks to be normally used for this model?

    [edit] Actually it may be "n"atural finish vs satin finish. Both seem to be made using agathis.
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    LOL I'm lovin that minion right now!!!!!!!!! :D

    LOL I'm lovin that minion right now!!!!!!!!! :D
  19. By the way kekani and mvsinsel, thanks a lot for...

    By the way kekani and mvsinsel, thanks a lot for your advice and feedback during this. Really what a good forum is for.
  20. mvinsel, actually the Honeytone and Pignose were...

    mvinsel, actually the Honeytone and Pignose were a couple of the super compact amps I'd looked at along with the Kala dedicated uke amps as well as the Roland Mobile Cube. I ended up with the...
  21. Open C on the uke is your middle C on the piano -...

    Open C on the uke is your middle C on the piano - so basically that open C + 2 octaves assuming youre tuning is reentrant ... that's about all I know man lol. :D
  22. I am discovering this!! lol ... aside from those...

    I am discovering this!! lol ... aside from those settings, I actually think I'm getting better sound with the other mic models (the THR5A has mic models as opposed to amp models). Thing is, what I...
  23. Thanks for the tip - I have not. Although I...

    Thanks for the tip - I have not. Although I normally try and do stuff myself I deliberately left this one up to the professionals and I'm glad I did. I'll bring it up with the tech but I'm hoping...
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    You mean with all the patches? Oh no man thats...

    You mean with all the patches? Oh no man thats 99% of the fun is finding the patches and sewing them on yourself. Thats one of the reasons I went for this hemp gigbag I knew it would much easier to...
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    Thank you! But like CraftedCow was saying, these...

    Thank you! But like CraftedCow was saying, these offer ZERO impact protection. I'm ok with that though I just wanted what basically amounts to a sock or sleeve or cover. I had a surf patch laying...
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