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  1. Thanks for sharing this info. That looks very...

    Thanks for sharing this info. That looks very cool!

    What is the scale length? Looks to be ~19" or so...

    I've often thought of converting one of my ukes to a fretless by defretting it (I have a...
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    YES!!! And then you can serenade us with your...

    YES!!!

    And then you can serenade us with your rendition of "Mr. Jones and Me"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FETQhX5VXEs

    - you can DO this :) :music:
  3. this is a GREAT find! :) so in my...

    this is a GREAT find! :)

    so in my pre-morning-coffee thinking -

    2 dimes would give a 2.70mm height, which is a good starting point for me to measure action @ the 12th fret...does this seem...
  4. Thread: Newbie

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    Aloha Karin! Welcome to paradise :) :music:

    Aloha Karin!

    Welcome to paradise :) :music:
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    IIRC, I too thought that Andrew Kitakis, owner of...

    IIRC, I too thought that Andrew Kitakis, owner of HMS had his father and brother Noah as close-at-hand with Koolau/Pono.

    @ strat4me - Methinks if you called them and ASKED for Andrew Kitakis, and...
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    Kudos to you brother - for I am now oddly...

    Kudos to you brother - for I am now oddly inspired to look for some artwork of a crow or raven, or maybe even a vulture to put on one of my ukes...
  7. Thread: calculate action

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    +1 to this ^^^ :)

    +1 to this ^^^ :)
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    Similar if not identical also are Stagg and Oscar...

    Similar if not identical also are Stagg and Oscar Schmidt, likely due to both having distribution via Saga Music Inc.

    Maybe it's just 'One Asian factory to rule them all'?
  9. Kudos to you brother Stan for looking out here......

    Kudos to you brother Stan for looking out here...

    I dont use facebook at all myself on principle for privacy concerns.

    Maybe this change will allow folks to explore alternatives that are not...
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    Aye brother - we got gypped here in the USA...

    Aye brother - we got gypped here in the USA (maybe Canada too?) by holding on to the imperial measurements too long, while the rest of the world was already standardized on metric.

    I've seen that...
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    Good catch Dave! link: ...

    Good catch Dave!

    link:

    http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=693&productname=EJ53S_Pro_Art__Rectified_Ukulele__Soprano

    Details:


    Optimized for Soprano...
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    For me it was repetition and PRACTICE, lots of...

    For me it was repetition and PRACTICE, lots of it, but my inception of these habits were over 30 yrs ago.

    I've had music lessons since I was about 8 yrs old so lots of this stuff has been...
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    Likely you are going to find only 2 different...

    Likely you are going to find only 2 different strings sets at this time:

    GHS Black Nylon 'Hawaiian' traditional (tynex), which are close to the gauges you are looking for...
    ...
  14. Sticky: Val and Keith, Your kindness is much...

    Val and Keith,

    Your kindness is much appreciated and helps motivate me to feel better.

    Thanks truly, and ever so much. :)
  15. YES! Sometimes we were all alone in the place...

    YES!

    Sometimes we were all alone in the place until dawn, and other times, there were 4-5 groups of like 10 ppl each and by the time daylight came, we were all actually like one big group from...
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    If all goes well, you should see a self-hosted...

    If all goes well, you should see a self-hosted video from my own web site below. If not, then self-hosting is not enabled in the VBulletin config that UU is using:

    ...
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    In my experience the shortest scale you will find...

    In my experience the shortest scale you will find whereby you can reasonably tune EADGBE and have proper tension and string mass for useful intonation is a 23" scale or sometimes referred to as "7/8...
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    The UU forum does not have any storage for videos...

    The UU forum does not have any storage for videos within itself, your video needs to be first uploaded on some other site, whether it be YouTube. Vimeo, FaceBook, or your own web site (a domain that...
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    No worries brother. I am glad to help. Yes,...

    No worries brother. I am glad to help.

    Yes, please do report back with the result and/or any issues with which you might need further assistance and I will do my best to help you towards a...
  20. Dayne - this looks sweet! Now, after Christmas...

    Dayne - this looks sweet!

    Now, after Christmas I'm broke again, otherwise you'd have my paypal money already.

    Fortune has not smiled on me for timing of the sales of your MIDI ukes...

    but...
  21. Sticky: Aloha friends... You've not heard from me for...

    Aloha friends...

    You've not heard from me for a while cuz I been down with a bad case of the flu near about a week now...so

    ...little energy for computing things, and only able for lots of rest...
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    Yes, I've used these strings 31U on tenor in...

    Yes, I've used these strings 31U on tenor in CGDA, and also they are long enough to use on baritone but in GDAE octave-mandolin tuning and both intonate and work well as such.

    Have no fear, these...
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    Some steps involved to answer your question: ...

    Some steps involved to answer your question:

    1. You need either the 'official' Apple Lightning-to-USB camera adapter cable ($29) from Apple (click here) OR if a 3rd-party dongle, it needs to read...
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    The originally installed washers like this that...

    The originally installed washers like this that I've seen are either a sort of compressed fiber like phenolic as per what Campbell said, cardboard, or something like cork, felt or leather.

    In my...
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    Aloha Ginger!

    Aloha Ginger!
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