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    You have the technology, you can rebuild it!
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    I do not believe it is possible to give a definitive answer to this question. The only way to be sure that a ukulele will suit your...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Missing Soprano.
    I try very hard to avoid it.
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    What did he say?
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    John Colter replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    My "Horace" was called Arthur. Arthur was very special indeed. Then came Oscar, and now Freddie (Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis). They...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    "I've always said someone should roll out a set of low-cost hearing aids branded "Swashbucklers" and charge only a buck an ear" Someone...
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    John Colter replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    I live alone but have a companion cat. I don't think of him as 'my' cat but as my pal. He was a stray. He turned up at the back of my...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    IIRC it was comparative.
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    I once asked a superb professional player to try one of my sopranos. I had just tuned the open strings with an electronic tuner. The...
  • John Colter
    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    FWIW, I've just tested (all strings, all frets) my Timms style 0 (Aquila strings) using two different electronic tuners and it is...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    All we are doing is making music. We only have to satisfy the ear - not an electronic tuner. I'd bet Ukulele Ike's ukes wouldn't have...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Bar frets.
    It's best if you don't put your finger on the fret itself. You should be holding the string down just behind the relevant fret. I...
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    John Colter replied to the thread Introduction.
    Hello and welcome, from the wilds of Shropshire. I too found the ukulele after picking up a guitar and deciding it was too big and...
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    D'you mean I'm supposed only to do dem tings on one day each year?(n)
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    John Colter replied to the thread Soprano Intonation.
    Bill1, that's very good advice. Sorting out and setting up a cheap uke is a hugely useful learning process. Mass produced ukuleles...