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    Going back from planetary tuners?

    Unexpectedly, I was able to find the original tuners that I took off the Kamoa in an old box. I weighed them at the post office, and the set is 2.6 oz (~74 g)! So the Gotoh's don't seem to be the problem. Now that I know that this isn't as simple as undoing something I did, I might sit and have...
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    Going back from planetary tuners?

    A long time ago, I replaced the friction pegs on a Kamoa 500P Soprano Pineapple Uke with Gotoh planetary tuners. Fast forward 10 years, and I realize that I don't play the uke very much because the headstock is quite heavy. The uke balances around the 10th fret. I'd like to fix that. Could I...
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    Oh, the soprano...

    What is interesting to me is that when ukuleles first became popular on the mainland, people used them to play incredibly rhythmic and strum heavy stuff, like early jazz and vaudeville/tin pan alley accompaniment. In Europe, I think George Formby popularized ukuleles in the same way. If you...
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    FS: Ohana TK-70-8 String Tenor

    I'm selling an Ohana TK-70-8 8 string tenor for $275 OBO. The price includes a UCB hard foam case and standard shipping to the lower 48 states. I bought this ukulele two years ago from Uke Republic, but only practiced with it a half dozen times (I had a kid :) ) I'm getting back into ukuleles...
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    8 strings: Ohana TK-70-8 or Pono Pro Classic?

    Has anyone had a chance to compare a Pono Pro Classic 8 string ukulele to the Ohana TK-70-8? If you could get either, which would you buy? I am thinking of getting a Pono Pro Classic. The radiused fretboard and built in tension rod look really nice. I want to get an all solid wood 8 string, and...
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    "Big picture" Ukulele learning method?

    Hi all. This is my first post. I've been playing (with) the ukulele for about a year and a half but haven't found a way to practice or learn that has "clicked" yet. I'm a grad student/lecturer and it turns out different people learn in different ways. I think this is the source of my blues...
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