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Using the most popular American Apparal style, this shirt has extreme comfort and fits for perfect style! The message is about as good as they come and the design is awesome! Show off your uke love with this USA made Project Aloha T-Shirt!Learn More
A fun and refreshing potion of 31 tropical songs arranged for uke. Chock full of sambas, calypsos, Hawaiian classics and exotic tiki tunes, Ukulele Island is a vacation in a book! Includes:
- Bali Ha'i *
- Beyond the Sea *
- Day-O * Don't Worry, Be Happy *
- The Girl from Ipanema * Jamaica Farewell *
- Limbo Rock * Margaritaville *
- One Note Samba *
Corey Fujimoto is also a talented and unique musician that we are lucky to work along side with daily. He worked with another talented musician and engineer on the island, Kelli Heath Cruz, and came out with this emotional landscape called "Fables".Learn More
Herb Ohta, Jr. and Daniel Ho, inspired by their collaborations as performers and instructors, present their second `ukulele instructional book, Exploring the `Ukulele. In this intermediate-level book, they cover strumming techniques, arpeggios, second position chords, 3rds, 6ths, pentatonic scales, picking, fingering, Hawaiian turnarounds and seven more traditional and original songs in tablature and notation for your further study and enjoyment.
International recording artist, Herb Ohta, Jr., and Grammy award-winning musician, Daniel Ho, have toured extensively in support of their two albums, ‘Ukuleles in Paradise and Step 2: ‘Ukuleles in Paradise 2. Discovering the ‘Ukulele was inspired by their collaborations as performers and instructors. In this informative book, Daniel and Herb present their unique perspectives on the ‘ukulele. Following a brief history and description of the ‘ukulele, they share their ideas on technique, how to play scales and chords, and effective practicing. Also included are 14 traditional, Hawaiian, and original songs written in tablature and notation for your study and enjoyment.
Traditional ukulele tuners are are what they call "friction". This means that their ability to hold tune depends on the friction or tightness of the screw in the tuner. If you tighten the screw too much, it's hard to turn and tune, too loose and it turns easy, but also will slip out of tune. Also with the old style friction key there is no gear ratio, so small turns will make big changes in the pitch of your string. The UPT's are geared tuners,. The pitch will be held by gears, and these gears have a 4 to 1 ratio so fine tuning is much easier to dial in, or adjust. These are built extremely lightweight and with top notch components. We guarantee you will love these on your new ukulele.
UPT Tuner FAQ (from JAPARTS.CA)
Regarding string post length: There is an optional longer string post (UPTL) for headstocks with a thickness of 12mm (0.472") or more. There is no difference in price. Please measure your ukulele carefully before ordering.
Will these fit my ukulele? If you are replacing friction pegs you will almost certainly need to have the peg holes re-bored. We can do that on ukuleles ordered from our webstie The diameter should be 9.7-10mm or just a bit wider than 3/8". With regard to headstock thickness (see above) you'll need to measure your headstock.
Do I need to tighten the screws like friction pegs? Yes and no. Let's start with the no: You probably won't need to make any kind of adjustment. But on the off-chance that you do (you'll know - the post would un-wind from string tension) it's easy to tighten to the right amount of tension. Which brings us to the yes: Technically, the planetary gear is engaged by the screw that holds the button in place. Unlike friction pegs, there is a very wide range of "works well".
Tuning a ukulele with UPT planetary tuners is a pleasant experience. It may take you some time to get used to that.Why are some buttons more expensive than others?There are two main types of plastic buttons: molded ABS and carved acrylic. The molded ABS buttons (UBB, UBN, UB4B, UB4N) are solid colors without any variation. The acrylic buttons (JP1, JP2, UB5B, UB7, UB8) are carved from blocks of patterned material so that they can have a natural look, eg. ivoroid, pearloid, tortoise shell. The appearance, process, and material of the acrylic buttons adds to their cost. (JAPARTS.CA)
Click here for the UPT/UPTL Shcematic DiagramLearn More