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  1. Roselynne

    Loopy String Question

    Do any of you leave string ends uncut when re-stringing? If so, how do you make those loopy hoops at the tuners look so neat? I ask because I've always trimmed my strings at the tuners. Now, however, I have one very old ukulele with violin pegs (just wooden pegs with slots in the top), and...
  2. Roselynne

    Bad Uke Day -> New2Me Mystery Uke Day

    Hmmmm ... huhhh? Used to live in Honolulu myself, manymany moons ago. Don't know how to get a good pic of that heel block, but "MADE IN USA" is there, all right. Here are some pics (trying to save bandwidth, but I can try for bigger copies, if needed):
  3. Roselynne

    Bad Uke Day -> New2Me Mystery Uke Day

    PICS: Bad Uke Day -> New2Me Mystery Uke Day A few nights ago, I felt a rough patch on the edge of my Kamaka's lower bout. On examination -- yup -- top separating from side. :( Not wanting to send it home across the pond, 'cause who knows where UPS would send it when it returned, I found a...
  4. Roselynne

    Hi from SF Bay Area!

    Wow ... a whole lotta uke-in' happening in Contra Costa. Cooool! Are there any clubs meeting nearby? The uke has its share of dings and scrapes -- but zero cracks or holes or separations. The only gouges are in the back of the headstock, and they're pretty shallow. Tuners look brand-new...
  5. Roselynne

    Hi from SF Bay Area!

    Hello, All! Total uke newbie here. Relative guitar newbie, too. I've been mostly lurking. Great group! I grew up on Oahu, and my Kamaka Gold Label "Nostalgia Special" soprano just arrived today. It's in great condition, and beautiful in its simplicity. Sounds great, too. I hope to sound...