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    If a string doesn’t change pitch when you tighten...

    If a string doesn’t change pitch when you tighten the peg, it might be that the string is caught at the nut. Try lubricating the groove in the nut with some graphite (pencil lead) or occasionally...
  2. Remember that you can adjust intonation at the...

    Remember that you can adjust intonation at the bridge. I tuned mine at the twelfth fret (an octave higher,of course) when I was adjusting intonation. Once done, you probably won’t need to adjust the...
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    Perhaps the truss rod should be adjusted. Use the...

    Perhaps the truss rod should be adjusted. Use the allen key that came with your guitalele and turn the nut 1/4 turn. Strum again. If it's worse, turn it back, and turn it a 1/4 turn the other way....
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    When my wife and I were first married, we...

    When my wife and I were first married, we received some advice from a friend who said every marriage needs a keeper and a thrower-away-er. I’m definitely the keeper, and that will color my advice to...
  5. Many of us deal with UAS (Ukulele Acquisition...

    Many of us deal with UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) but you are not under any obligation to catch it.
    Do not confuse a temporary warehouse shortage (attributable to either COVID or trade wars)...
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    The one with the f-holes will sound more like an...

    The one with the f-holes will sound more like an upright bass.
    The solid-body will sound more like an electric bass guitar.
    Both of these will need an amplifier, preferably a bass amp.

    An...
  7. I’m glad you figured it out. When I received...

    I’m glad you figured it out.

    When I received my Caramel guitarlele it sent no sound to the amp. I wrote them and got an immediate reply. The email included pictures and explained how to reconnect...
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    The V-style has a 3-position switch for tone...

    The V-style has a 3-position switch for tone control instead of a knob.
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    Spiritoo, have you checked American Music Supply?...

    Spiritoo, have you checked American Music Supply?
    https://www.americanmusical.com/vorson-flpuk-2-lp-style-electric-ukulele-quilt-maple/p/VOR-FLPUK2QM

    I have one, and have fun with it. I replaced...
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    As Arcy said, it’s the same instrument with...

    As Arcy said, it’s the same instrument with different strings. Physically the same.
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    Search Reverb and Guitar Center for a used Godin...

    Search Reverb and Guitar Center for a used Godin Multiuke? I don't remember if that has nylon or steel strings.
    Just ran through about 20 pages on Reverb after searching for electric ukulele. Most...
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    If you want something much more high end,...

    If you want something much more high end, consider commissioning Jonathan Mann. Check out his website and his videos. He makes some great instruments.
    https://youtu.be/poUQd82kR1A
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    Are you in the states or in the UK? You can buy...

    Are you in the states or in the UK?
    You can buy a Vorson (different name in the UK), and have the pickups replaced, and the pots and the jack replaced, all with higher quality items. The other...
  14. Practice fretting notes around the fifth frets of...

    Practice fretting notes around the fifth frets of the neck on down. Fretting near the nut will be more difficult for a while. As you develop calluses you will be able to handle fretting close to the...
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    John Gonzalez del Solar at UkeFan has several...

    John Gonzalez del Solar at UkeFan has several low-priced baritones. His site says they inspect and setup their 'ukuleles before shipping.
    https://www.uke-fan.com/baritone-ukes/
  16. Great. Did your tests lead you to conclude that...

    Great. Did your tests lead you to conclude that the problem is with the amp, or with the 'ukulele, or with the cable?
  17. Did you try unplugging and re-plugging the cable?...

    Did you try unplugging and re-plugging the cable? As dwizum wrote, a cable that is not fully plugged in can cause problems.

    Have you tried a different cable?

    Have you tried a third amp?

    Does...
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    Thank you, Dr. Bekken. I always enjoy your videos.

    Thank you, Dr. Bekken. I always enjoy your videos.
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    Yes, the Caramel I purchased came tuned E to E. I...

    Yes, the Caramel I purchased came tuned E to E. I later switched to the Cordoba set for E to E.
    I ordered a different Caramel which had also been photographed with bridge pins. It came, however,...
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    You are replying to two different...

    You are replying to two different recommendations. You can lower the tuning to reduce tension, and yes, the chord shapes will be the same, but you'll actually be playing different chords. This is...
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    Not just Aquila. Yes, it's a known issue of...

    Not just Aquila. Yes, it's a known issue of tenors. You can try other brands of strings, but some of us have found happiness using concert strings on our tenor 'ukuleles.
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    I didn't see a link in your post, so I went...

    I didn't see a link in your post, so I went searching. Found this, but it seems to be community-contributed lessons provided without charge. Are we looking at two different sites with the same name? ...
  23. Just guessing, but if the owners of Shima...

    Just guessing, but if the owners of Shima specified that it come with D'Addario strings, those are likely their favorites.
    Feel free to try other strings. They're not expensive, and you learn a lot...
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    An older 'ukulele like a Silvertone has probably...

    An older 'ukulele like a Silvertone has probably had many string changes with the passing of time. There are many string varieties available. You could ask a good music store for a guess, and they...
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    If you are not accepted in a uke group because...

    If you are not accepted in a uke group because you brought a baritone--or a u-bass, or a tenor, or an electro-acoustic, or a specific brand, etc.--find a different uke group. That's their problem,...
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