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  1. Bill Sheehan

    Gotoh UPT Planetary tuners

    Hi again, Ed, for what it's worth, here's a copy of some thoughts I offered a couple of years ago to fellow Forum member "Fuzzbass"... "Fuzz, what I generally do with the frictions, as a preliminary, is to try to get a feel for an optimal "tightness" of the four adjustment screws. I'll take...
  2. Bill Sheehan

    Gotoh UPT Planetary tuners

    Hi Ed, I see that E.T. answered your first question. I'd like to chime in on your second question, regarding friction tuners, but I'm not sure if I understand exactly what you're asking there. Could you clarify? Thanks!
  3. Bill Sheehan

    Gretsch Longneck Soprano?

    Sorry, Z, just now realized that you had responded! Yes, you're probably right. I should just take the plunge and hope for the best! Well, as Johnny Carson might've said... "Film at eleven..." :)
  4. Bill Sheehan

    "Having" vs. "Wanting"...

    "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." This was said by Mr. Spock in an episode of Star Trek. And it got me to thinking... I must admit that when I'm "hankerin'" for a particular uke, or style...
  5. Bill Sheehan

    Gretsch Longneck Soprano?

    You're right, Kaimuki! And the regular soprano-scale Gretsch that I formerly owned had a similar voice, and intonated accurately. So I was really disappointed when I woke up one morning (about three weeks into my ownership) and discovered that something was different about it-- the bridge...
  6. Bill Sheehan

    Gretsch Longneck Soprano?

    Anyone have any experience with the Gretsch longneck soprano? I had their standard-size soprano several years ago, but unfortunately the bridge began to lift off and eventually popped off while I was sleeping one night. I was bummed because that uke had a really nice jangly voice. I heard of...
  7. Bill Sheehan

    Kiwaya standard vs thinline sopranos

    Sounded really good, in any event!
  8. Bill Sheehan

    Kiwaya standard vs thinline sopranos

    Thank you, John! Very nice demo video! Just out of curiosity, were you tuned down a half-step?
  9. Bill Sheehan

    I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

    You bet, John! Now, I noticed that our friend Dave doesn't feature fire in his videos. Probably because, as we know, he's... matchless. :)
  10. Bill Sheehan

    An Original Composition

    That was a scream!
  11. Bill Sheehan

    I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

    Allow me to "second" Dave's comment!
  12. Bill Sheehan

    Nut Width On The Ohana SK-30M

    Stephanie from Ohana (a very nice person) advises that the nut on the SK-30M (being a concert scale on soprano body) is 1 mm wider than their usual soprano nut. This isn't huge, obviously, but I'll just throw it out there anyhow!
  13. Bill Sheehan

    Nut Width On The Ohana SK-30M

    Thanks, Mikelz! Now, if I could just follow that up a little further... would you say that the nut width you mentioned (34 mm) is somewhat wider than a typical soprano nut?
  14. Bill Sheehan

    Nut Width On The Ohana SK-30M

    Thanks, BH! I'll give that a try!
  15. Bill Sheehan

    Nut Width On The Ohana SK-30M

    I've been looking at the Ohana SK-30M longneck soprano. Does anyone know if (in addition to the extra fretboard length afforded by the concert scale) the nut width on this uke is a little bit more generous than the nut width on a typical Ohana soprano? Thanks!
  16. Bill Sheehan

    Magic Flea sound

    Hi Sporky, I have owned several Flukes and Fleas in the soprano, concert and tenor scales, and I've always felt that the sweetest sounding of them all were the standard-issue concert-scale Fleas (poly fretboard, standard friction tuners). I currently have a soprano Flea, but I must say...
  17. Bill Sheehan

    Did anyone else name their ukulele?

    Hahahaha! Love this!
  18. Bill Sheehan

    Capo for beginners

    Hi Stephen, I would probably leave the capo out of the equation for now. I've been playing the uke for 55 years and have not yet encountered a situation where I felt that a capo would be necessary, or even helpful. Now, on the guitar, it's been a different story. Many songs (James Taylor...
  19. Bill Sheehan

    Oh, the soprano...

    Hey Don, Ohana makes a nice tenor-neck soprano (SK-30L), reasonably priced, too! I had one for awhile, a few years back, and it was very comfortable and fun to play and really had a great "jangle" to it! I eventually passed it on, but only because I was gravitating more and more toward...
  20. Bill Sheehan

    C.F. Martin Logo Has Begun To Lift

    Yes, mine is a foil sticker.