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    As for "who," plenty of us know where tropical...

    As for "who," plenty of us know where tropical hardwoods come from. We farm koa here on Hawaii and are extremely sensitive to environmental cost with hordes of Greenpeace and environmental activists...
  2. My Kanile'a is certainly on the thin side—I...

    My Kanile'a is certainly on the thin side—I prefer thicker and more chunky—but my hand was able to adapt quickly (I'm used to Spanish made classical guitars). My Kanile'a, Pono, Kala Elite and...
  3. Thread: Amp Hiss

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    I used to pick a radio station and hum off lights...

    I used to pick a radio station and hum off lights and cellphones when I jacked in my old arch top with P90s. No problem with humbuckers or piezo.
  4. A mandola would be closer to the right body size...

    A mandola would be closer to the right body size and tension design for ukulele tuning than a mandolin.
  5. Thread: Sweetwater

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    They're on the up and up, know their stuff and...

    They're on the up and up, know their stuff and have almost anything I could ever want for my recording studio, including gear tough to find elsewhere. I'd order from them more but their shipping to...
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    I guess you're a shipping lawyer! Sorry, I used...

    I guess you're a shipping lawyer! Sorry, I used whatever the post lady said I had to use. She mumbled the official trade name and I paid. Perhaps the correct legal term is parcel post or maybe...
  7. Kala's California made instruments are called...

    Kala's California made instruments are called Kala Elite. I think they start at about $700 for a plain doghair concert and run up to 12 grand if you need a koa surfboard for your living room display....
  8. Thread: Kanilea pins

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    I used to own a set of heads with actual mother...

    I used to own a set of heads with actual mother pearl tuning buttons. One little bump on a mic stand and a knob split in two and disappeared into the mists. My wood knobs were a lot more durable but...
  9. My Kala Elite doghair is 604g, i.e., 1LB 5.3OZ so...

    My Kala Elite doghair is 604g, i.e., 1LB 5.3OZ so only 5.3 OZ more than the travel flavored model and a long ways from twice as heavy. I suspect sensitivity to increased string tension is more linked...
  10. Kala tends to have a beefy neck and a thrust rod...

    Kala tends to have a beefy neck and a thrust rod (well both of mine do), so thick strings should be okay. My Kremona Mari has a broomstick like neck and heavier strings pull it right up (seems to...
  11. Thread: Kanilea pins

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    Hmm, I wonder if they went back and forth this?...

    Hmm, I wonder if they went back and forth this? My 2019 GL6 came with ebony bridge pins. It's a so-called "premium premium" model so maybe they use different pins on the various trim levels.
  12. Strings are strings, so, like others have said,...

    Strings are strings, so, like others have said, just use electric guitar strings. If like the feel of the old set, measure the old strings with a caliper and shop for a set with similar measurements....
  13. Thread: Kanilea pins

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    I have a Kanilea GL6 with pins and, yeah, not a...

    I have a Kanilea GL6 with pins and, yeah, not a fan of the pins (love that wee instrument tho'). I suppose it's partly because I mainly played classical and electric guitars all my life so...
  14. Thread: Spam?

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    Because this site uses a simple algorithm to...

    Because this site uses a simple algorithm to automatically spot spam, and it ain't as good as using a real human to moderate every post. And a real human would have to be paid and this is a free...
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    I bought a Romero Creations Tiny Tenor 6-string...

    I bought a Romero Creations Tiny Tenor 6-string from him when HMS was out of stock. He sent it via slow boat USPS to Honolulu—took five weeks. I think it sat in a USPS warehouse for weeks. It...
  16. I like the appearance of both if well done but...

    I like the appearance of both if well done but prefer glossy bodies for audio recording with a satin neck. Why? satin bodies make "sheeeeek" sounds when the instrument moves against my shirt while...
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    It cost me $125 to ship a tenor ukulele USPS...

    It cost me $125 to ship a tenor ukulele USPS First Class and case from Honolulu to California. UPS was another $50 more so I went for the cheaper option. If you live on the mainland USA it's a lot...
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    Using Safari, I right click on a product image at...

    Using Safari, I right click on a product image at HMS and the dropdown menu has "Inspect Element" at the bottom. Select and I can see all the goodies, including the image folder for that item. All...
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    The Kremona Coco Tenor is a real screamer. You...

    The Kremona Coco Tenor is a real screamer. You have to hold back when playing with other musicians.
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    They could sweeten the deal with a box 'o waxy...

    They could sweeten the deal with a box 'o waxy Hawaiian Host chocolates.
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    For the past few years the Kremona Mari shipped...

    For the past few years the Kremona Mari shipped with the KNA UK-1 passive pickup. You didn't care for it? I wasn't terribly pleased with UK-1 tone through my Trace Elliot Acoustic Cube. After a...
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    It generally takes about a week for a new...

    It generally takes about a week for a new soundboard to flex into shape under full string tension and acclimate to local conditions. During that week, wolf tones come and go and tone and volume...
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    Popular with folk artists, crafters and custom...

    Popular with folk artists, crafters and custom made at home stuff. I ordered a custom camera bag insert and the Etsy bag insert woman sewed my special order well and delivered it promptly. The nice...
  24. I live in the humid tropics so guitar and ukulele...

    I live in the humid tropics so guitar and ukulele bloat is closer to reality. But when I lived in Washington state some of my guitars suffered cracks in the finish due to wood contraction during the...
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    Smaller instruments tend to make the player...

    Smaller instruments tend to make the player appear larger than they are...
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