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Old 11-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone here play ukulele of banjo?
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a baritone ukulele that I play. You can string it either like a concert uke or like the top four strings of guitar, which is like I currently have it. It's a delightful little instrument, and has real ivory tuners. I bought it at an auction for 40 bucks, and this chimney sweep collects gianni (it's maker) instruments and said he'd give at least 75 for it up front. Worth something I suppose.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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anyone here play ukulele of banjo?
I don't myself but I once strung a frying pan with elastic bands and got a great twang with it.
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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a guy called "traveller" on these forums has one...
i know him in r/l
add him or something
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Old 11-19-2005, 03:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i like bringing my ukulele on camping trips n stuff cuz it's portable.
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a uke, i tune it to sound like that one japanise insturment though, it sounds pretty tight though.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I got my new uke-uke in the mail today and it sounds simply delightful but, it goes out of tune after 10 minutes or so. Is that because nylon strings take awhile to break in or is it that the the tuners are low quality? By the by it's a Lu-21 Lanikai standard.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i seem to remember hearing something about needing to actually make knots in the nylon strings in order to keep them from slipping. it's not quite a knot around the tuning peg but there is a trick, check page 2 in particular.

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Old 05-02-2009, 07:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks dave, my strings are holding their tune better but, I'll give it another day or two before I restring it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sounds good. had you done that looping thing around the tuning peg to increase tension in the string? if you have enough excess string simply wound around the peg it 'should' tighten itself naturally over time but it's not exactly the best solution.

the other thing with nylon strings (this more of a personal preference thing), is that they tend to 'die' quickly. my father used to play a classical guitar and he would replace his strings every other week or so. they never lasted a full month, but he was also of the opinion that he couldn't properly practice and develop his abilities as a musician if his instruments weren't in tip top shape all the time.
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