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  1. Thread: Wide Nut slot

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    I had/have no intent to malign the choices other...

    I had/have no intent to malign the choices other folks make.

    Maybe they are a lot less picky than I am.

    I am VERY picky about strings. I have tried/tested over 100 different sets of strings...
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    What Scooter said ^. Giving credit where it is...

    What Scooter said ^. Giving credit where it is due, Scooter was the kind soul that educated me about the rice. Frank Ford is no joke, so heeding the procedure on that link is likely to work out well....
  3. That was pretty funny. Thanks for sharing!

    That was pretty funny.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Welcome to UU! I am also in NJ, but near...

    Welcome to UU!

    I am also in NJ, but near Morristown area, where are you located?
  5. What Mike Said ^^^ Anyway, like Mike said, the...

    What Mike Said ^^^

    Anyway, like Mike said, the inventory at Rondo changes often and if there is no WINE RED version on their Uke page here http://www.rondomusic.com/bluegrassfolk.html then it is...
  6. Thread: Wide Nut slot

    by Booli
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    I would not 'fill' the nut slots on a Fluke or...

    I would not 'fill' the nut slots on a Fluke or Flea with anything at all. See my post above about how you wind the strings on the post. Try that and see if it solves your issue.

    I have Martin...
  7. Thread: Wide Nut slot

    by Booli
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    Which strings 'work' is highly subjective to the...

    Which strings 'work' is highly subjective to the player, their technique as well as the style of music they play.

    Debating best strings is folly. I can only share what has worked for me.

    On 6...
  8. If you study how string tension works, you will...

    If you study how string tension works, you will see that getting an E5 pitched string, in other than steel strings (which is the whole point here) is near impossible unless you are looking at 0.15"...
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    Yes, I agree, since the loose rice will act as a...

    Yes, I agree, since the loose rice will act as a mild abrasive and help to get rid of any dirt/detritus without causing damage to the insides.

    I am not so fancy as to actually wear the pantyhose...
  10. Are you talking about this one? ...

    Are you talking about this one?

    http://www.rondomusic.com/Agile_AL_Uke_HSB.html

    Measurements:
    Overall length: 26"
    Scale length: 15"
    Length of body: 12""
    Thickness of body: 1 1/2"
    ...
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    Sounds GREAT! Nobody brings a tune like you do...

    Sounds GREAT!

    Nobody brings a tune like you do brother :)

    Inspirational seeds planted once again here :music:

    Thanks for sharing!
  12. Thread: Jake

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    CONGRATS! It is not possible to upload a video...

    CONGRATS!

    It is not possible to upload a video directly onto UU.

    You have to first put your video on YouTube or Vimeo, and then you can put the link here, or embed it into your post via the...
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    1. get some pantyhose and cut off about 1ft/30cm...

    1. get some pantyhose and cut off about 1ft/30cm from the toes-end (keeping the toes), fill loosely (such that you can insert into sound hole) with your choice of:

    kitty litter, coffee beans, rice...
  14. I've detailed my own experiences and string...

    I've detailed my own experiences and string selections for 5ths tunings previously here on UU.

    You can get to those threads by clicking on the FAQ link in my signature below.
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    I recently posted on similar topic here, where...

    I recently posted on similar topic here, where the OP was looking for a preamp for a K&K pickup, but my reply holds true for ALL piezo pickups: ...
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    Thanks for the reply Ric. I myself try to find...

    Thanks for the reply Ric.

    I myself try to find equipment that is powered by DC, converted from AC at the mains.

    This makes battery-powered use easier. Yes a 50 lb car battery is a PITA to haul...
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    Me too. The photo that Henning has included is...

    Me too. The photo that Henning has included is tiny upon clicking it and with poor lighting and does not show much detail and is more just a side profile of the fretboard.

    Lack of playtime as per...
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    Jim, It's not good to leave it like that as per...

    Jim, It's not good to leave it like that as per your photos above...

    The photos I included in my previous posts, were not to show for trapping the leads in the next string, and if you leave it...
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    Congrats! That headstock logo kind of looks...

    Congrats!

    That headstock logo kind of looks like the one for Epiphone.
    http://images.equipboard.com/uploads/user/image/110482/big_epiphone.jpeg
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    Hi Ric, Thanks for the update. I wonder if...

    Hi Ric,

    Thanks for the update.

    I wonder if you can power that mixer using a car or motorcycle battery (which would have longer runtime in Watt-Hours) than a set of 9v batts, and using a...
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    A passive piezo pickup requires the use of a...

    A passive piezo pickup requires the use of a preamp for optimal sound.

    This is an electrical problem due to impedance mismatch, and correcting the mismatch will significantly improve the sound....
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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of 'nail art' either as 99%...

    Yeah, I'm not a fan of 'nail art' either as 99% of what I've seen is too garish...or seems just so wrong to me...

    sorry to derail your thread into oblivion...:(
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    (no these are not mine, but instead the result of...

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    (no these are not mine, but instead the result of some google-fu)

    Why not COMBINE them? here you go:

    https://letsplayanailgame.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/catching-fire-lpang.jpg
    ...
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    Yes, The Epiphone Les Paul concert uke has a...

    Yes, The Epiphone Les Paul concert uke has a slotted bridge and Barry's vid is one of the best for a tutorial on this. Kudos on that one Jim.

    Here is a photo of the Epi LP bridge area:
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    Maybe the OP is talking about a 'scalloped...

    Maybe the OP is talking about a 'scalloped fretboard' but does not know what that is?

    Does it look like these (where there is a rounded valley carved out between the frets)?
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