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  1. rorym

    awaiting moderator approval

    All my recent comments from the past several days seem to be "awaiting moderator approval". How does that work?
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    All my comments, even on threads I started, are marked as waiting for moderator approval. How’s that work? What is the typical wait time for having a comment approved?
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    Bass Preamp???

    I’ve been learning to play bass on my two UBasses. A Kala Scout (acoustic) and a solid body Kala SUB. It’s time, I think, to up the ante. I’ve been running the SUB directly into a small guitar amp set at a fairly low volume. That’s what I have, and has been sufficient while I learn the basics...
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    Luthier Brian Griffin interview

    A nice interview of Brian Griffin by Stu Fuchs. Brian is a wonderful person and I was with him when he delivered this particular ukulele to Stu (in person)
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    Quiet uke for practicing.

    I’m looking for advice on a very quiet uke that I can connect a set of headphones to. I doubt if I’d ever need it for performances, which are rare. I used to have a Risa solid tenor stick, and I am not interested in that form factor. It sounded nice, and was great for travel, but it just...
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    Kala SUB UBass

    A black Kala SUB UBass has come up for sale on craigslist very near me. I’m wondering if this model stands the test of time. How would it compare to, say, a Hadean solid body?
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    Uke Bass String Type Change

    I’m considering purchasing a solid body bass uke to complement my acoustic Kala Scout. I’d want to put round wounds on it so as to get more of a standard electric bass sound out of it. My question is do I need to make modifications to the uke to do this. And if so, what? The Kala round wounds...
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    Amp Hiss

    I’m looking for a practice amp for my electro-acoustic U-Bass. Most of the time I’m fine playing it without amplification but I’ll eventually need to be amplified when I start playing with others. The problem I have is that some amps have an annoying hiss and therefore will never buy one...
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    Strap: Is this a mistake?

    I’ve always attached my strap just above the nut which has served me just fine. I just realized that with my relatively new Kala I could utilize the slotted headstock to move the mount location 3 cm higher and get the string away from the top of the fret board. The headstock is 2 cm thick and...
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    Can you tell me about this Banjo Uke?

    This was my grandmothers. Other than that I don't know it's story. When I got it, some 30 years ago, both the neck and the resonator(?!) were painted black. And those are not the original tuners.
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    WTB: Cedar top cutaway tenor.

    A Kala KA-ATP-CTG-CE (or similar) is what I’m looking for. Redwood is also nice, but cost is a factor.
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    Bonanza Homestead Line

    Bonanza has just introduced a new line of ukes - Homestead - with an introductory price of $200. They look almost identical to the Oreo thinelines, but with fewer customization options.
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    Finally upgraded

    I’ve been wanting an upgrade from my Kala KA-TE, laminate mahogany tenor for a while now. I’d set a budget of $300, which while limited my choices, really forced me to do my research. I had pretty much settled on a Mainland cutaway mahogany tenor and was just biding my time before making the...
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    Kala Comfort Edge. Where’d they go?

    It appears Kala is no longer making any comfort edge ukuleles. Does anyone know why? I would strongly consider one for my next uke upgrade if they were still available. Are there any reasonable alternatives? My inner right arm would love to know.
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    Podcast Suggestions?

    I listen to a number of podcasts on a variety of subjects, however, it never dawned on me that there might possibly be a podcast or two dedicated to the ukulele. After reading a post on the Ukulele Hunt blog mentioning one, I immediately did a search on my podcast app and I was presented a list...
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    Tuner for a Risa solid stick

    I think my UU forum search skills are poor, as I have not found he answer to this question. Is there a clip-on tuner that works well with a Risa solid tenor? This uke has no headstock and my tiny D’Addario NS Micro Clip-On Tuner barely fits and it is not a long term solution. Thanks