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  1. Siv

    Siv's Ukulelog

    It's been a while and I'm happy to report that in all that time I've only bought a single extra ukulele! Here's most of the current collection: I've restrung the Kamaka with Fremont Black fluro strings and I like them much better than stock. I've also replaced the tuners with Hipshot which...
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    Rosen "carbon fiber" concert

    I guess these are just copies of the Enya version - with slight modifications to the mold to make them look different. Here's what looks like a copy of the Enya soprano: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QZJPKD8/?th=1 I have both the Enya soprano and concert sizes and am pretty happy with them as...
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    Hipshot Tuners - where's the love?

    I remember hearing Alex at SUS mention in one of his videos that he loves Hipshot tuners after trying them on a KoAloha red label and now SUS stocks them. I didn't think much of it until my red label arrived. Wow - these are the best tuners I have ever felt - they're silky smooth and with an...
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    Compensated saddles and low G

    So I was thinking about the impact of fitting a fluorocarbon low G to my ukes and was wondering about how the compensated saddles impact this. My Kamaka came with high g as normal and you can see that the G and A strings have similar compensation making them the shortest strings and the...
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    Siv's Ukulelog

    I'm starting to log mainly so that I have a record of this new hobby and to see how it develops. Some background first. My 12yo daughter has been watching someone called "Soot" on YouTube and asked me if she can get an acoustic guitar. Having dabbled in my youth I decided to get her a 3/4 Oscar...
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    Cutting the back off & thinning the sides to make a thinline uke

    Hello everyone. I'm lusting after a thin baritone uke and it seems that the only mass market one was made by Kala and is sold out everywhere. Having absolutely no instrument making experience but being an amateur woodworker, I was thinking about buying a cheap baritone, cutting the back off...
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    Howdy from Texas

    Hello everyone. I just ordered my first ukulele from Uke Republic and hope to have it here soon. I dabbled with the guitar a tiny bit in my youth but as my daughter has shown an interest in making music, I thought I would try starting again with the ukulele. I'm looking forward to having...
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