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  1. Just want to add that apart from four or five...

    Just want to add that apart from four or five bought nut and saddle blanks, I've also made two or three out of a bone - you know, the part you through in the trash after eating meat. It's a lot of...
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    On the question how to load what kind of...

    On the question how to load what kind of documents onto an e-reader: it depends on the model. Mine has a usb-connection (and shows up as an external drive on a computer when hooked up - drag and...
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    Onyx, Kobo, Pocketbook and Tolino also offer...

    Onyx, Kobo, Pocketbook and Tolino also offer cheap and good e-readers, and have the benefit of being open to all digital formats - the Onyx ones usually also have an SD-card slot so your memory...
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    In short, resonators - are louder than a wooden...

    In short, resonators
    - are louder than a wooden ukulele, and have more sustain than a banjo ukulele.
    - have a more metally clang - depending on which system, brand, cone,... it's an acquired taste....
  5. Does anyone have more news on this book? I do...

    Does anyone have more news on this book? I do understand the very sad passing of co-author John Weissenrieder caused a serious delay, but even since last summer not much news appeared. It has been...
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    I have taught kids, but it all is a matter of...

    I have taught kids, but it all is a matter of opinion as well.

    You can follow a few methods - the Ukulele in the Classroom is an educational spin-off from the canadian system, and most method...
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    I have an E-reader which is very light (80g) and...

    I have an E-reader which is very light (80g) and cheap (80€), much more than any tablet, and also lasts longer on a single battery charge (if you use it for a few hours every day, it won't need...
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    The Kala naming system suggests it should have...

    The Kala naming system suggests it should have had an onboard pickup, so it is a prototype or cast-off.
    KA-KCGE-C:
    - KA: kala
    - K: Koa
    - C: concert size
    - G: (open) gears (actually open...
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    It IS confusing. While we were talking about...

    It IS confusing.

    While we were talking about half steps, the numbering bit (with digits appearing behind chords) actually refers to the position in a scale (interval), not the amount of half steps...
  10. Thread: Uke ID

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    Flat bottom, rather elongated headstock shape,...

    Flat bottom, rather elongated headstock shape, binding on the inside of the soundhole and the hollow fretboard dots all say Regal ukulele from the 1930s-1940s to me. But the checkered binding and the...
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    I come from an accordeon background (is this the...

    I come from an accordeon background (is this the Accordeonists Anonymous?) and never actually used the circle pattern a lot, but rather a stradella pattern. The 'bass' side of an accordeon, which...
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    Here's an interesting article by Rick Turner (of...

    Here's an interesting article by Rick Turner (of Compass Rose ukuleles) on your question: https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/19720-acoustic-soundboard-the-sonic-effect-of-time-and-vibration.
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  13. True, and there probably won't be one. It's very...

    True, and there probably won't be one. It's very much like trying to tune a viola like a violin... your E would need to be too thin to be heard or to be useable. In fact, why not try a viola tuning...
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    This chordfinder works both ways (from chord...

    This chordfinder works both ways (from chord names to fingers on strings, and vice versa) and is online for a respectable 20 years now: https://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder/

    Given only maximum 4...
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    I'll try to add my two cents here. A flush...

    I'll try to add my two cents here.

    A flush fingerboard doesn't necessarily mean that you need high frets; the bridge (and less so, the nut) raise the strings high enough.

    I think the reason...
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    I do remember it as well, and they made several...

    I do remember it as well, and they made several newspapers in their days - I even emailed one myself to Jason. Jason's still on Facebook, if you're looking for him. The other guy behind the MUD was...
  17. In my opinion, using a hardwood all over was one...

    In my opinion, using a hardwood all over was one of the defining characteristics of the ukulele's 'invention', along with using the small scale of the machete and mixing it with the re-entrant tuning...
  18. Yes I did, and even do. The list is long, but I...

    Yes I did, and even do. The list is long, but I could give a few examples.
    - A Regal tiple wwas sold off. Although it was very nice, rather special and I even used it extensively a few years back,...
  19. I think I have a dozen, but must have owned and...

    I think I have a dozen, but must have owned and sold at least twice or three times that amount.

    What triggers the sell, is the question what other ukulele could be bought with the sale... And on a...
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    More than likely a Mele Ukulele, made by Harmony...

    More than likely a Mele Ukulele, made by Harmony in Chicago. It's made to look like a genuine hawaiian instrument (hence the narrow waist, low soundhole, binding, headstock crown, flush fretboard),...
  21. A basic guide is provided by Kamaka themselves:...

    A basic guide is provided by Kamaka themselves: http://www.kamakahawaii.com/ukedating.html, and a more extensive one by the Unofficial Kamaka Blog:...
  22. Of course! I visited the small but lovely museum...

    Of course! I visited the small but lovely museum of Azincourt (twice! and that's the correct local spelling BTW), as well as the nearby battlefield of Crécy (40 minutes and yet 71 years apart). Paris...
  23. Nice, but the Daily Mail journalist could do...

    Nice, but the Daily Mail journalist could do better. Calling Rennes (pop. 700 000, regional capital) a 'small French town'...
  24. I'm waiting for the first 'sweet sound' remarks...

    I'm waiting for the first 'sweet sound' remarks about these sugar-based strings!
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    Oh, and 'Dust my Broom' also mentions Ethiopia,...

    Oh, and 'Dust my Broom' also mentions Ethiopia, of course, as some exotic place outside the Mississippi Delta...
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