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    Just to clarify to the OP.... This is just my...

    Just to clarify to the OP....

    This is just my humble observation based upon discussions here on UU in the past 4 yrs:

    Most folks here on UU consider the ~$100 starting price for a starter uke,...
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    Just a friendly suggestion that you will likely...

    Just a friendly suggestion that you will likely get more interest in your sale if you add/modify your listing as per:
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    This seems like a great cause! If I can set...

    This seems like a great cause!

    If I can set aside some extra cash in the next day or two, I will buy at least one shirt.

    Thanks for sharing this :)
  4. Thread: Brrrrrrrrr

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    If a bachelor, and as usual just eating over the...

    If a bachelor, and as usual just eating over the kitchen sink, what good is the kitchen table for, other than a work bench for your projects?

    If married - I am sorry that this privilege has been...
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    Oasis seems to think so. Add tenor to that list...

    Oasis seems to think so. Add tenor to that list too. :)

    I've not had any problems using the Oasis strings on soprano, concert, tenor (and even baritone, in re-entrant DGBE tuning), which are NOT...
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    typo

    I've posted this elsewhere on UU, the D'Addario EJ99TLG has the best unwound fluoro low-G I've played, which IIRC is 0.041" in diameter. Most unwound low-G strings in other sets are 0.0358" which I...
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    It's all good brother. :) Everyone wants...

    It's all good brother. :)

    Everyone wants something a little varied according to their individual preferences, and in the end we all get to make some music and bring some magic into the world.
    ...
  8. Thread: Gotoh UPT Tuner

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    I love the Gotoh UPT-L tuners. I've installed a...

    I love the Gotoh UPT-L tuners. I've installed a few myself.

    Nice replacement for nearly any other tuners.
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    Yes, winter's upon us fer sure. Here in NJ,...

    Yes, winter's upon us fer sure.

    Here in NJ, USA, today's high was 40 F, and by 1am most nights this past week it's down to 20 F.

    I like this page for weather info:...
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    Folks that only ever strum & sing and use 1st...

    Folks that only ever strum & sing and use 1st position chords will usually either not care about, or be afraid of more than 12 frets.

    For campanella style playing, I am often above the 12th fret...
  11. I got a Makala MK-B from Austin Bazaar for $83...

    I got a Makala MK-B from Austin Bazaar for $83 shipped.

    Fret edges were smooth, intonation is nearly perfect and not a finish flaw to be found.

    It even includes a truss rod!

    The sound is...
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    +1 to what Dave said. My 2 cents is that for...

    +1 to what Dave said.

    My 2 cents is that for most folks, it is just splitting hairs. YMMV.

    Warning: slippery slope ahead! :)
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    Your best bet, and the ONLY authoritative info is...

    Your best bet, and the ONLY authoritative info is going to come from The Magic Fluke Company itself.

    FYI & contrary to popular opinion: Flea Market Music (FMM) is NOT the same as The Magic Fluke...
  14. Thread: Advice, please!

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    Hi Geoff - Thanks for the helpful info. It...

    Hi Geoff -

    Thanks for the helpful info. It seems like a good offering to consumers, while also keeping vendors honest and giving them an incentive NOT to sell dodgy or rubbish goods (like Walmart,...
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    The simplest would be to get a decent looper...

    The simplest would be to get a decent looper pedal (starting ~$100+), and a simple headphone amp like the ones made by Vox ($40), but there are MANY other brands that are clones that sell for ~$15...
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    Sorry to hear about that 'thumbs down' Robin. I guess some folks have nothing better to do other than spread negativity. I feel sorry for them. Their lives must be so miserable and empty.

    On the...
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    That is wonderful to look at Mike! You sure...

    That is wonderful to look at Mike!

    You sure have an eye for good taste with these basses :)

    I am continually impressed with the creativity in your customization of these more pedestrian Rondo...
  18. Sticky: Welcome to your new UU name! Is it a rebirth...

    Welcome to your new UU name!

    Is it a rebirth maybe? like a renaissance (in the poetic sense)?

    In any case, I'm glad you are here on UU :)
  19. Thread: Advice, please!

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    Maybe another factor is what I've heard about...

    Maybe another factor is what I've heard about merchant rules in Europe regarding returns, in that vendors are mandated to allow returns, so if you get a lemon or a dud you can send it back without...
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    FYI: New from Mainland = $239 +~$15 shipping ...

    FYI:

    New from Mainland = $239 +~$15 shipping

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    Hard-foam case = ~$35 +~$10 shipping

    THUS
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    Brenda has left the building. San Diego...

    Brenda has left the building.

    San Diego knows.

    Carmen San Diego that is! :)
  22. Thread: Starter U Bass?

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    Rondo Music's Hadean Omega Uke Basses are going...

    Rondo Music's Hadean Omega Uke Basses are going to be your least expensive starting point.

    Go to http://www.rondomusic.com

    and at the top of the page put

    uke bass

    into the search box
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    Kudos to you Dave for sharing this info. :) As...

    Kudos to you Dave for sharing this info. :)

    As you know, I like to keep up with different options for strings.

    I'm going to try the Oasis low-G's and add them to my next order. :music:
  24. Thread: Advice, please!

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    Val, that is such a generous offer! :) I will...

    Val, that is such a generous offer! :)

    I will let you know if/when the time comes and we can figure out the least painful way.
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    I was looking at that exact one yesterday too....

    I was looking at that exact one yesterday too. All gone now.

    At that price, it's easily a car/beater uke without worries.

    Kudos to you for keeping an eye out and sharing it here. :)
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