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    Default NUD from Uncle Rod in Seattle

    I was fortunate to pick up the Martin C1-K that a UUer made available
    earlier this month. Please search "Martin CK-1 and Hard case" for his pictures

    I took it to our weekly STRUM Song Circle last night and it performed
    very well... perhaps too well. By that I mean it was a bit difficult for
    me to tone down the volume as one of our members sang Beyond the Sea in French.

    But it had more than enough volume to help me lead the singing for
    the rest of the songs.

    I may experiment with strings to get a more mellow and possibly a low
    G sound

    I'm very happy with the purchase and would recommend the 'made in Mexico'
    Martin Concerts based on my short experience with this one.

    FWIW I have seen threads bemoaning the appearances of some of
    these ukes, referring to poorer quality Koa where the grain and/or
    color was washed out so unappealing in their eyes. My suggestion
    is to make sure you at least have a picture to go by before you make
    your purchase.

    keep uke'in',
    Last edited by Uncle Rod Higuchi; 10-17-2019 at 06:45 AM.
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
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    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    Congrats bigtime Rod. Hearing you play at our Bellingham group; you could make a broomstick sound like, place name here, uke.

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    Congrats Uncle Rod. Martin is still the boss when it comes to guitars and ukuleles!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Congratulations, well done
    Happy just to be a Newbie +, Penny

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    Congrats! That's a problem I've never experienced...my uke is too loud!
    John

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    Well, Ukecaster when the accompaniment is drowning out the soloist it's not a good thing

    otherwise, loud might be a good thing

    keep uke'in',
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    I put Fremont Black Line fluorocarbons on my Martin 1T IZ because the Martin strings were too loud and in your face. The Fremonts are more bendy. Lower tension and have a warmer sound. They are still quite capable of playing loudly, but I can get a softer, more subtle sound from them. And, bonus, they look great and are easier on my fingertips.

    For some reason, my go to strings: Living Waters Fluorocarbons, did not sound very good on the 1T.
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    Congrats! Welcome to the C1K club.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Rod Higuchi View Post
    I may experiment with strings to get a more mellow and possibly a low
    G sound
    I have the Martin Premiums (M610) on mine and love their sound. They're definitely warmer than the Martin Fluoros.

    Happy strumming.
    Adam

    C.F. Martin (C1K) All Solid Koa Concert - Martin M610 Premium Polygut Soprano/Concert
    Kremona Coco All Solid Cedar / Indian Rosewood - Custom Seaguar Mix (STS Salmon & Premier)
    Kala (KA-SPMT-TRI) All Solid Spruce / Pau Ferro / Mango Tenor - Worth Brown Tenor + Fremont Soloist Low G
    Outdoor Blue Nickel Soprano - Aurora Green Strings Soprano
    Kala (KA-SWG-BL) Glow-in-the-Dark Aqua Matte Waterman Soprano - Martin M600 Clear Fluorocarbon Soprano/Concert

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    Thanks for the string suggestions!

    and the welcome to the Martin C1-K club

    keep uke'in',
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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