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    I do. I recently found this video, so I'm...

    I do. I recently found this video, so I'm guessing they do work with some... finagling?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea_g6Aa4JUQ
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    Brunner Muriel trebles on a ukulele

    This is very much a shot in the dark but I am curious, has anyone tried using a set of trebles on a uke? Do they fit? Work okay?
  3. wqking, yes this is exactly what I am talking...

    wqking, yes this is exactly what I am talking about. thanks!

    (it isn't the style that is so important to me as the... technique? of playing multiple voices that are differentiated by pitch. I was...
  4. (MikeS) This is super helpful! I hadn't heard...

    (MikeS) This is super helpful! I hadn't heard Kimo Hussey but yeah, that is what I am looking for! And I am familiar with Travis picking but wasn't familiar with Piedmont. I was curious because I...
  5. Hmmm. I don't confine myself to the low G uke,...

    Hmmm. I don't confine myself to the low G uke, my main instrument is a kora which has plenty of capacity for this style of play. Why don't I play the guitar? I do.

    Also wasn't having an argument...
  6. Developing a bass "melody" simultaneously with a treble

    Having the discussion about the interplay between two distinctly voiced melodies played simultaneously. Not counterpoint per se. For instance the beginning of this:...
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    I already know the answer to this!...

    I already know the answer to this! https://www.rosbilt.com/

    His stuff is amazing!
  8. Working out a song with a new tuning, dEae

    I am working up a version of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWufK2qRKrQ

    As best I can figure a relative tuning to this is dEae (baritone), so that is what I have my uke tuned....
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    Changing out a neck

    So one of my many dream instruments is a well made metal body resonator ukulele - in the style/size of a pono nui or a little bit smaller than that. The closest I can find that is purchaseable is the...
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    That is wonderful, thanks so much! That uke has...

    That is wonderful, thanks so much! That uke has an amazing sound to it also. Really nice.
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    Okay, so I discovered Tiny Grimes today, who...

    Okay, so I discovered Tiny Grimes today, who seems to address a lot of my concerns. He played a tenor guitar tuned like a baritone/chicago tuning/DGBE in a group. Obviously these were professional...
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    So, I'm very open to the idea that the issue is...

    So, I'm very open to the idea that the issue is me or my comfort/skill level. At the same time, the mix of nylon strings with all other instruments being steel strung, the volume difference... I...
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    Well, I had my first experience playing with...

    Well, I had my first experience playing with others. It was... dispiriting. For the most part as noted by some of you the sound of the Uke got lost, and worse, when it didn’t the delicate nature of...
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    Thanks all, super helpful ideas! I will follow up...

    Thanks all, super helpful ideas! I will follow up with some specific questions later. Volume is a concern, though I do have a tiple that is loud as crazypants. Honestly initially I’m okay being quiet...
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    Uke in an ensemble/string band

    I am wondering about how to fit a ukulele into a group setting. not an all uke setting but, say a Texas swing band, or a folk/Americana context.

    What skills are important to have and are there...
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    Daniel Ho arrangements of Beatles songs

    The Daniel Ho Beatles arrangements are some of my favorites. Does anyone know if there is tablature available for this? I
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    Unison C and E on a tiple

    I've been playing a tiple with the traditional tuning for a while. I love it for its volume and overall jangliness, but it is a little hard for me to pick out melody along with strumming due to the...
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    It’s a fair question. I’m trying to build this...

    It’s a fair question. I’m trying to build this...
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    Thanks! This is all very helpful!

    Thanks! This is all very helpful!
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    Monofilament length to note ratio?

    This may be an obvious question, but I am trying to understand with a given string diameter what the length will allow for tuning. For instance an akonting uses the same width string at different...
  21. I have used standard Uke tuning, and a bunch of...

    I have used standard Uke tuning, and a bunch of others for clawhammer.
    gCEA
    eAEA
    cCGD
    are my favorites. I have a beater baritone that use for playing with tunings...

    A lot of the really old...
  22. Carbon fiber custom - actually asking for a friend!

    I briefly had a pono nui. A friend tried it and loved the size and feel of it. But he is always on the road and sticks to carbon fiber.

    Does anyone know of a maker who does good work with carbon...
  23. Hmmmm, I wonder if hipshot tuners might work. I...

    Hmmmm, I wonder if hipshot tuners might work. I am going to get an emerald. Hopefully!
  24. I do not have one yet, but I am planning on...

    I do not have one yet, but I am planning on ordering one of the carbon fiber ones in the future. My plan will be linear tuning and I will be asking about installation of harp levers.

    For me, I...
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    Jim, I messaged you about yours. I’m pretty sure...

    Jim, I messaged you about yours. I’m pretty sure we could find somewhere to meet up if it is low G.

    I love the blackbird and it may be an option if I found. Uniquely good deal on a used one but I...
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