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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmaz View Post
    In which case the problem is as we described - either the frets are too high and misplaced or the neck is bowed or mis set in the ukulele.

    I would almost suggest the action being way too low, but if that was the case you would get buzzing strings all over the place. Either way it needs a repair or a replacement, and for the money a LU21 costs, I would suggest the latter.
    Can I repair it myself?

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    If you have experience then theoretically yes, but it's a big job for a luthier

    If its the frets set badly, they need filing down, but you may not find that does enough.

    If its a bowed neck or Mis set neck you need to be taking the whole thing apart. I'll be honest with you though - on a uke of that price I'd question whether its worth it. Put another way, if you paid a luthier to do it he would likely charge more than the instrument cost, and likely say same thing - is it worth it?
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    I'd take it to the dealer, if you try it yourself you will void whatever warranty or chance of replacement it has, and usually even if it lacks a warranty you dealer should be able to sort something out.

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    I agree here. Leveling frets or resetting is not something to be attempted for the first time. A neck reset would cost more than the uke is worth. Your best bet would be a warranty replacement if possible.
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    [QUOTE=Dimanzee;1142091]Hello, folks!

    I got myself a Lanikai LU-21 and I like it, but there is a slight problem

    The sound on 10, 11 and 12 frets are the same.
    Send it back....it should be under warranty... for and exchange...good luck..

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    Thanks for your advices, folks!

    I love my ukulele so much I can't leave her like that )))

    Seriously, I consider giving it back to dealer for a proper change, but the problem is that I live in Russia and bought the uke here

    I'm not sure about Lanikai warranty availability here

    Well, I'll give it a shot

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    The dealer should replace it for you if it was defective when you bought it. Let them deal with Lanikai.

    Oh, wait. When you said "bought it here" where is "here?" Do you mean it'll involve shipping it overseas? You'll probably have to at least cover the shipping one way.
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    You should be able to sight down the neck and see if it's flat all the way down its length. My guess is you'll find a "hump" where it joins the body (12th fret?)

    If the neck looks flat, you can use something short and straight like the edge of a credit card and check fret leveling three frets at a time. If one fret is high, the card will rock rather than sit flat. If the neck is flat and it's just a high fret, it should be easy to repair unless leveling would mean filing the fret down to near nothingness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimanzee View Post
    I'm not sure about Lanikai warranty availability here
    Shouldn't be a problem, at least not a problem from Lanikai's side - don't know about your russian dealer though.....
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