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  1. jango

    Eastern MA / Southern NH - Ukulele Fusion Group

    Hi folks. The next Ukulele Fusion meetup is December 18. Join us! Sign up info: https://www.meetup.com/ukulele-fusion/events/288092617/
  2. jango

    UAS strikes hard... and what was your most recent irrational purchase?

    To me, an irrational ukulele purchase is one where you had no intention (or need) for another uke in your arsenal but bought it anyway.
  3. jango

    Eastern MA / Southern NH - Ukulele Fusion Group

    Hi all. Just giving this a bump. Our next practice is on Sunday, Nov 20th. If you're somewhat local, come join us! Here's a link to our Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/ukulele-fusion/
  4. jango

    Listing Removed: KoAloha Opio Spruce/Acacia (Prototype) Concert - MINT

    That's right. I've been wanting to buy an Opio for a while now, but I waited until she had them in stock. I want to see what this famous setup is all about!
  5. jango

    Listing Removed: KoAloha Opio Spruce/Acacia (Prototype) Concert - MINT

    Yes! I’m super excited to get mine. It’s coming in from Mim’s Ukes later this week.
  6. jango

    Listing Removed: KoAloha Opio Spruce/Acacia (Prototype) Concert - MINT

    My mistake. I just bought an acacia Opio and they don't have the crown.
  7. jango

    Listing Removed: KoAloha Opio Spruce/Acacia (Prototype) Concert - MINT

    Looks great, though it’s probably not a prototype. The Opio line doesn’t have the crown at the bottom of the fretboard.
  8. jango

    When active learning stops

    Maybe try live lessons with an instructor or something like the video exchanges on ArtistWorks? I find the feedback from Craig and Sarah has helped me improve immensely, as well as try things I might not normally try. Playing with a local group has also provided great motivation to improve.
  9. jango

    Eastern MA / Southern NH - Ukulele Fusion Group

    That was before my time, but yes, it's an atypical uke group. One of our founding members writes all the arrangements himself. There is some chord strumming, but the music is primarily arranged for fingerpicking/flatpicking.
  10. jango

    Eastern MA / Southern NH - Ukulele Fusion Group

    Our group is looking to grow our ranks! We're looking for ukulele players in the region interested in more formal instrumental ukulele music. We play mostly 5-part music including melody, counter-melody, harmonies, and chords. Our music provides parts for re-entrant (soprano, concert, and...
  11. jango

    Aquila Red

    I put a set on my concert last week, for the first time. I like their sound much more than the regular Aquilas, though they are a bit noisy under the fingers. In any case, no breakage. Prior to buying them, I watched a few videos about the reds and their reputation for snapping. I think Alex...
  12. jango

    **SOLD**The Rebel Double Creme concert ukulele**SOLD**

    If I were in the market for a concert, I’d be all over this! This model sounds amazing and this one is particularly beautiful.
  13. jango

    For Sale: Koaloha Royal Pikake Koa Concert - Price Reduced

    The royal pikake KoAlohas are beautiful. I don’t see this lasting very long.
  14. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Ah got it. It’s a metal wound Nyglut string from Aquila.
  15. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Is this a general problem with wound strings, or do you think this uke might be especially prone to issues?
  16. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Bridge removal and reglue was a success. I think the only reason the bridge hadn’t come off completely was because of two tiny nails at the front. I wasn’t able to put the nail back in, but the holes were invaluable in making sure the alignment was correct before gluing. Thanks for everyone’s help.
  17. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Like @bbkobabe said, this is not a very expensive ukulele so this will be a DIY job. I have a heat gun to soften the remaining adhesive, clamps, and various instruments of destruction. I'll need to grab some Titebond, if that's what folks recommend. I'll keep you posted on how it goes...
  18. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Assuming I can take off the strings without breaking it, what adhesive do you recommend I use to repair the damage?
  19. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    Not bad, right? I recently upgraded to the iPhone 14 Pro, which has a macro mode.
  20. jango

    The bridge on my Mainland appears to be coming off

    I noticed the other day that the bridge on my Mainland concert appears to be separating from the body. I'm not sure if it's been like this for a while or if it's a new development. Any thoughts on a repair? I'd like to take care of it before it has the opportunity to come off completely. I'm not...