It's been awhile since you've gone, but I wanted to stop in tell you a few things...
UU is at the same time a lesser and greater place without you. Lesser in that your wisdom and wit are no longer to be showered upon us. Greater in that, as a forum, we pulled together, wept together, and showed our love as one when you left us.
Every time I sign into youtube, I remember your reviews you put there, and I can also remember the riff you played on the ukes nearly to the note. These will be a living testament to you always.
Thanks to you for being around for us as long as you were. You've gone to a better place where you will always be well.
Mike, I may have been measuring wrong. I did not measure from the fret itself but from the fretboard. Anyway, I took pics and sent you the link. Please take a look and if you think there is a problem, let me know. Sorry for the confusion.--- thanks
Mike, here are some better measurements on the Islander. at the nut I am getting 3 mm and at the 12th fret I get 4 mm. I find this to be high and fairly painful at first fret when trying to get a clean chord
Hello Mike, the height of the strings on the 12th fret is .25 inches. I am not sure how that stacks up but the biggest problem I have is the height of the strings at the first fret especially. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks Ed
Aloha Mike, I purchased an Islander MT-4 the other day from a UU member who said he got it from HMS. He told me that he shipped it out to me the same day it arrived from HMS in the same box. I believe this is true because it did come to me in a box from HMS and the shipping labels all seem to corroborate this. My problem is that the action is so high that I feel that it kills my fingers just to play it and I can't get the B chords sounding good at all. I am not a noob to ukulele so I pretty much know about how it should feel. I have owned 11 ukes and have purchased two previous from HMS. I have never had this problem with a set-up uke before but this one definitely is high. I know I am not the original purchaser but is there anything that can be done. I have had this uke less than 24 hours. If this helps, the serial number is 1086343 and I purchased it from a UU member named Chris Conerby in Ohio.
Hi Mike, no problem at all! Was just a little worried in case you'd already sent something and It had got lost! Either a concert or tenor would be lovely thankyou.
Do you still have my details? And are the email addresses in your signature good to use or is there a better one?
i bought a makala soprano uke from you last year and i've loved it! i'm looking at getting some sort of acoustic electric tenor in the near future and i would love to give you my business! are you going to have anything on ebay anytime soon?
First let me say that I have been following your troubles on the UU; I hope your recovery comes swiftly. I recently purchased a Makala redburst tenor ukulele, transaction# 250800833898. I just received my package and found you had sent me a dolphin bridge Makala in redburst. If it is all the same I would like to keep the dolphin, I recently donated my old dolphin in redburst (what are the odds!) to my uke-less father who want to learn how to play. I know that you usually charge a bit more for dolphin bridge Makalas than I paid; let me know the price and I will forward you the difference.
Mike, i would like to let you know that i have been patiently waiting for the ukulele i ordered from you April 10. As of now however, i have received no notification of it having been shipped. So, I have filed a complaint with paypal. I understand you are going through some horrible times and i would understand if you need more time. Please, if you are still willing to ship or have already shipped my order CONTACT ME so that i may withdraw the complaint. I still have hopes of receiving my first ukulele. Please if you can still ship it, i would appreciate it if you would do so. Here is the information: