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    So beyond fishing leader, are soprano and concert...

    So beyond fishing leader, are soprano and concert stings interchangeable?
  2. Thread: First Act Uke

    by Rllink
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    He's a three year old. Is he really going to know...

    He's a three year old. Is he really going to know the difference?
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    Like that 9000 ft roll of bailing twine I bought...

    Like that 9000 ft roll of bailing twine I bought twenty years ago at the farm store, thinking I'll have enough twine to tie things up for a long long time. Moving it from one shelf out in the garage...
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    Exactly. I was posting about the real difference...

    Exactly. I was posting about the real difference between a 1-3/8 neck and a 1-1/2 neck and someone brought that up. So I've been carrying around my mini tape measure with me when I'm checking them...
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    I'm a born skeptic, so I often times wonder how...

    I'm a born skeptic, so I often times wonder how obsessed I need to get as far as monitoring the humidity. But my Grandfather's 100 year old fiddle just flat fell apart because the glue dried up and...
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    I loosen them when I travel by air because I...

    I loosen them when I travel by air because I check my uke in my luggage and it gets cold in there. My eighth grade level science tells me that the strings contract when they get cold. I don't know if...
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    I love drama, especially violin drama. I don't...

    I love drama, especially violin drama. I don't know all the math when it comes to ukulele scales. And I don't do a lot of comparison studies, because I don't have a very big selection of ukuleles to...
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    I will do that. I'm going to check everything...

    I will do that. I'm going to check everything out. I'm not looking for anything in particular, except a soprano scale ukulele, so whatever talks to me. At the moment I'm looking at laminate sides and...
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    My friend has a tiki bar in his back yard by his...

    My friend has a tiki bar in his back yard by his pool and he has a Waterman hanging up there that he bought because it was cheap. He can't play it. But because I don't carry a tuner around with me...
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    I spend forty years doing airworthiness...

    I spend forty years doing airworthiness inspections on aircraft. They now have small inspection mirrors with telescoping handles and a little LED lite attached to them. You could get into every nook...
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    So this weekend I went with my wife on a business...

    So this weekend I went with my wife on a business trip and I forgot my little oasis. I'm usually not overly obsessed with humidity, but I am mindful of it, none the less. Anyway, I was spending a lot...
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    I do too. I have one string that is off just a...

    I do too. I have one string that is off just a hair above the fifth fret if I tune it open, but if I tune it on the fifth fret, it still lights up green when it is open, and all the way up the neck...
  13. Thread: Amahi ukuleles?

    by Rllink
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    I've never owned one. I had never even heard of...

    I've never owned one. I had never even heard of them until my local music store started carrying them last year instead of Kala. But Amahi, Penguin, and Snail all come from the same company. That...
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    Yes, that is an interesting combination. But the...

    Yes, that is an interesting combination. But the two don't mingle much. The bluegrass do their own thing. I like bluegrass music, but I also understand why ukuleles don't fit into the scheme of...
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    I'll just have to see what they have there. I...

    I'll just have to see what they have there. I remember last year there was a good selection. I'm not really stuck on any one ukulele, so if something talks to me, I'll take it home. If I don't get...
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    The suspense is killing me.

    April 2014, I bought my first ukulele, a Makala concert. April 2015, I bought an upgrade, a Mainland concert. Next weekend I am going to GMUG in Minneapolis, and I am hoping to find a new soprano...
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    That is good. I think of you as one who is out...

    That is good. I think of you as one who is out wandering in the ukulele forest, enjoying breathing the fresh air on your way to wherever you are going. But sometimes I think less intuitive people are...
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    There are lots of people out there playing all...

    There are lots of people out there playing all sorts of instruments who are looking for an opportunity to play with others. And big group get togethers are pretty appealing to them. And a lot of them...
  19. Good question. Is there any possibility that any...

    Good question. Is there any possibility that any termites are hiding out in your ukuleles? If you take them out during the fumigation, then return them, that might defeat the purpose. But I think...
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    Pretty much anything is a ukulele if you want to...

    Pretty much anything is a ukulele if you want to call it one.
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    Well you got me going on Louis L'Amour, and right...

    Well you got me going on Louis L'Amour, and right now I'm reading a book of his short stories.
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    I like the traditional hourglass figure. It is...

    I like the traditional hourglass figure. It is just me. I don't know if it sounds different, better, or worse. I just like it best. I really avoid the 'search for the best sound" path of ukuleledom,...
  23. Thread: Cleaning Advice

    by Rllink
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    I have a solid wood Mainland concert. It gets...

    I have a solid wood Mainland concert. It gets played a lot. It also goes places and gets stuff spilled, dripped, or slopped on it all the time. My grand daughter also helps me play it and puts her...
  24. I think that a lot of people leave it on the...

    I think that a lot of people leave it on the ukulele so that they don't lose it. My ukulele student doesn't like to leave it on, so most of the time her's is sitting on the table at my house.
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    Me too. Well, I'm retired, but I'm pretending...

    Me too. Well, I'm retired, but I'm pretending that I'm a professional musician, so that takes up some of my time. I'm always getting ready for something, and that keeps me going on the ukulele...
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