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Thread: NUD: Ken Timms Cuban Mahogany Soprano

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    Very lovely! Enjoy!
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    Yes, I plan to do a blind test for all.. need to find the time.
    also, these Cubans have slightly better sustain

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    Got mine this week too (after a long delay in customs)! It's absolutely fantastic! Still thinking through what strings to put on it. Since I'm still a new player, I don't have much experience or know the best "middle of the road" (but still better) next strings to put on it. Any recommendations are welcomed!

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    I have the Martin m600. Sounds good. Plan to try worth browns soon

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    I recently tried Savarez, Worth clear/brown and Living Water ... but without hesitation I went back to martin.
    Enjoy.

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    the Timms I owned was one of the sweetest and loudest sopranos I have ever played
    - one I've always regretted selling -
    and I've sure owned me some.
    congratulations brother. hope you enjoy this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrealdark View Post
    I recently tried Savarez, Worth clear/brown and Living Water ... but without hesitation I went back to martin.
    Enjoy.
    Try living water as well, on my Vintage 3k I prefer them over m600

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerneltime View Post
    Try living water as well, on my Vintage 3k I prefer them over m600
    I tried them and the sound is rounder and warmer than with m600 but due to the characteristics of my Ken Timms, I prefer matins.

    At this moment my preferences are desigual:

    Ken Timms (mahogany soprano) = Martin M600
    Loprinzi Nova (mahogany soprano) = living water. Very warm and sweet for picking
    Kanilea K1 (Koa Tenor) = Savarez
    Loprinzi Model D (koa Tenor) = Living Water
    Banjolele (soprano) = Aquilas.


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    I have 2 Timms and I am putting this one up for sale at cost $890 + shipping.

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    OH, my, don't tempt me like that!
    I just played a Wm King soprano for the 2nd time.
    It sounds like a much larger uke.
    The only drawback, to me, is the pin style bridge.
    Other than that it's perfection.
    I think a Timms would be the same.
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