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Thread: NUD: Kala 8-String Cedar/Acacia Slothead Tenor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    How are ya gonna play it, Jerry? I strum my Kala for singing, but I haven’t played it much lately. Nowdays, singing makes me cough (Asthma), if I get carried away with it. I was playing with the idea of tuning it like a mandolin, but I don’t know if that can be done.

    Anyhow, have a good time. I hope you enjoy it.
    I pluck two strings at a time, pick individual strings and strum. It's an enjoyable challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    How are ya gonna play it, Jerry? I strum my Kala for singing, but I haven’t played it much lately. Nowdays, singing makes me cough (Asthma), if I get carried away with it. I was playing with the idea of tuning it like a mandolin, but I don’t know if that can be done.

    Anyhow, have a good time. I hope you enjoy it.
    I play it the same as I play any other uke. I'm not much into finger picking, but this sounds beautiful when strummed. If you've never strummed a 6 or 8-string, find one and try it.
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    Yeah, Jerry, I tried pickin’ mine but didn’t care for it. It really does sound nice strummed though, if I don’t sing anyway.
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    Nice. Are the strings doubled up or octaved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryS View Post
    Nice. Are the strings doubled up or octaved?
    G and C are an octave apart. E and A are doubled, if I remember correctly. It's perfect for someone who can't decide between getting a uke with low-G or one with high-G.
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    Congrats! They are a lot of fun to strum. I still can't pick it—but then again, I can't pick a four string very well either.

    I have a set of Living Waters 8-strings on my MP. They sound lovely and the plain Low G and C stings don't stand out like the wound strings that were on it when I got it.
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