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    Default HMS Tenor shootout

    For all your tenor junkies out there, today's HMS podcast is a comparison of 9 of their high end tenors. Check it out and post your faves.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ie...eid=77745b2b6f

    Your can fast forward through all the chit chat if you want, and just listen to each ukulele being played (they list the time stamp for each one). However, they do discuss the build, aesthetics, and wood choices for each uke, so it's interesting to listen to their comments.

    I'm strictly a concert scale player, but these tenors are all outstanding, with subtle & not so subtle differences in sound. My personal faves were the LFDM, Hive, and I'iwi.

    I'm home sick with a head cold, so this was a nice way to spend the morning.....drooling over beautiful ukuleles.
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    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Kanilea KCS-SSP super soprano - circa 2016

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    Thanks for the link. I'm glad that I'm a concert scale player, too, or I'd be figuring out how to raise the $ for some of these amazing ukuleles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    Thanks for the link. I'm glad that I'm a concert scale player, too, or I'd be figuring out how to raise the $ for some of these amazing ukuleles.
    Ain't that the truth. Temptation is all around us. They did have an I'iwi concert last month.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Kanilea KCS-SSP super soprano - circa 2016

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    Which one is your fav?
    For me the Iiwi and Hive..
    Any Steve Grimes owners here?

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    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, RafterGirl. I hope you're better soon. Thanks for the link, I will give that a listen!
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Wow, talk about living vicariously! That first one, the Koolau cutaway was eye & ear candy!
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    That was nice! I’d take any of those ukes. Listening to the guys talk about the builders, etc. made me like the ukes even more. Thanks for sharing.

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    My word, those are some beautiful ukes. Look great, sound great. Thanks again for the link, Rafter. It's great drooling material. Feel better soon.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Yeah that was fun. I listened on headphones and it was quite interesting- Aaron did a good job. The Hive and the Ko’olau were standouts for me
    "Everyone I know who is into the Ukulele is 'crackers' so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves" - George Harrison


    the ukes and year of acquisition:
    Pono RTSH-C-PC Cedar/Rosewood tenor 2016
    Koaloha KSM-02 Koa longneck soprano 2016
    Blackbird Farallon 2017
    2008 Kiwaya KTC-02 Mahogany concert 2018
    aNueNue Moonbird Spruce/Rosewood concert 2018

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    Not a bad one in the group. These aren't exactly in my price range. Still, I'm not in the market for another tenor.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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