Ice Cream, Cracked Ukulele, and String Tension

What flavor Ice String do you prefer? Is it Mint, Chocolate, Mango, D'Addario's, Aquila's or Ghs? In this week's podcast, the team discusses Ice Cream Preferences and String Preferences. At the top of the podcast, a member asks the guys for advice regarding a crack in his ukulele. Should he ignore it, fix it himself, or hire a luthier? Other members ask if it's ok to use smaller strings in larger grooves? This week's packed with technical questions; someone else asks if he should be worried about his string's high tension? This leads the guys to talk about professional player's signature string sets. Aldrine gives fingerpicking feedback on a Student's Review. The question of what humidifiers do you use, and what humidity is too low for the ukulele are tackled next. The podcast ends with announcements on the next UU Open Mic, an upcoming guest for the podcast, podcast intros, and the newest UU+ Solos.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 Pod it Up

1:20 What is our favorite Ice Cream?

2:40 If you have a crack in your ukulele, what should you do?

16:00 Is it ok to use Narrow Strings with a Wide Groove Nut?

21:15 What is Kahai's Second Favorite Ice Cream?

23:15 Can strings be too high tension? Is it something to be worried about?

27:45 Different players' string preferences

34:20 Rumor: Different String Brands come from the same factory

37:45 Kathy's Student Review: Watch your Fingerpicking Angle

45:40 Aldrine's new video and his upcoming video project

50:20 What Humidifiers do you use?

56:30 What is low humidity for an ukulele?

58:35 Announcements: Next Open Mic, Andrew Molina, Podcast Intros, Pua Hone Solo

References/Resources for this video:
Uke Lesson - Ice Cream (Watch Aldrine get his Favorite Ice Cream)
Uke Minutes - How to Re-String Your Ukulele
Website - ghs Ukulele Strings
Website - Kanile`a Ukulele

Website - Ito En
Aloha Friday - December 11, 2020 Jam Replay (Begging for an Ito En Sponsor)
TUUP #3 - Revenge of the Hot Sauce (Last Week's Matcha Drink and Ito En Sponsor)

Uke Lesson - Tonight You Belong to Me (Aldrine playing soprano)
Youtube - Simpsons X Bob's Burgers Couch Gag
TLL Podcast #45 – Sweet and Sour Songs (The Simpson's Song Explained)
Website - Roselani Ice Cream
Website - Magnolia Ice Cream

Website - Uke Logic Strings (The Ukulele Site)
Uke Minutes - How to Bend a Note
Uke Minutes - Note Bending Exercise
Ukulele 102 – Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Merch Store - AGXAQ Strings (Aldrine's Strings)

Youtube - Andrew Molina
Website - Andrew Molina
Website - Andrew's Signature Strings
TLL Podcast #51 – Real Talk: Uke Maintenance (String Talk)
Youtube - B.B. King

Website - Aquila Strings
Website - Craig and Sarah's Signature Strings
Website - Aquila Nylgut Strings
Website - Aquila Sugar Strings
Website - Jake Shimabukuro D'Addaro Products

Website - Martin Guitar Strings
Website - Ernie Ball Strings
Website - Elixir Guitar Strings
Website - Kamaka Ukulele Strings

UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
UU Course - Fingerpicking Basics
Ukulele 101 – Week 4: Right Hand Techniques (Fingerpicking)
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking

Article - Ukulele Effects Pedals
Master Class - Effects Pedals for the Ukulele
TLL Podcast #121 – Frustration Practice (Aldrine Opinion on Effects)

Youtube - Out Loud (Aldrine's Cover)
Youtube - Out Loud (Dispatch)
Youtube - MEGA MAN 2 (Aldrine's Cover)
Uke Lesson - Arthur Theme Song (with Joey Charles)
Youtube - The General

Youtube - Voltes V Opening
Aloha Friday - July 17, 2020 Jam Replay (Aldrine Wearing his Voltes V Shirt)
Youtube - Voltes V Legacy
Youtube - Sailor Moon Transformation

Song Library - UU+ Solos
UU+ Solos – Bandito Tyler
UU+ Solos – Chocolate Fontaines
UU+ Solos – Bodysurfing
UU+ Solos – Senor Viktor
UU+ Solos – Tiny Bubbles

Website - Oasis Ukulele Humidifier
Amazon - Oasis Ukulele Humidifier
Amazon - Herco Humidifier
Amazon - Hygrometer
Uke Minutes - DIY Humidifiers
Website - Elephant Comic
Wikipedia - Darth Sidious
Wikipedia - Big Show

Open Mic - Zoom Room Link
Instagram - ukeunderground
Facebook - Ukulele Underground
UU+ Forum - Songwriting Challenge Megathread

Youtube - Andrew Molina
Spotify - Andrew Molina
Website - Andrew Molina
TLL Podcast #132 – Electric Uke Divination (Solid Body Uke Talk)
TLL Podcast #138 – The Final Live Lesson (Our Podcast Theme Songs)
UU+ Solos – Pua Hone
Song Library - Monthly Song Lessons

Podcast Archive
Old Live Lesson Archive (August 7th, 2014 - March 1st, 2018)
Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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