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  1. rorym

    Lots of people can't post on the forum- is this being looked into?

    All my comments since the update have been marked as “waiting for moderator”. If this one doesn’t get through I, too, will create a new account.
  2. rorym

    awaiting moderator approval…

    awaiting moderator approval…
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    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?
  5. rorym

    Bass Preamp???

    @tluxtele thanks for the info, it aligns with my research on the topic. I’ll be using the little Fender Rumble as a practice amp for now.
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    Looking at a Kala KA-SMHT-SC - Thoughts?

    I had one of these for a while. I almost wish I had not sold it - it will sound wonderful with Worth Browns.
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    Points (new feature)

    How does the ”like” feature work? I don’t see any buttons to press.
  8. rorym

    Bass Preamp???

    I found a small bass amp for sale on FB. A older fender rumble 15. The seller was a good friends daughter! That will have to do for a while. I still need to eventually find my son a practice drum amp.
  9. rorym

    Which strings for down-tuning a tenor?

    I’ve got a set of Worth high D‘s plus a Freemont Soloist on my Flight Phantom tenor. Its there in my avatar pic. I very happily tune it anywhere from low D to low F.
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    Forget UAS

    The Point. Oh geez. we showed that movie to my now twenty something kids when they were ten-ish. They have never forgiven us for that transgression.
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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...
  12. rorym

    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)
  13. rorym

    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...
  14. rorym

    Kala SUB UBass

    I've adjusted the G string and the volume is a bit better, but it is still not quite as loud as the other 3 strings. I did find a thread on talkbass that discusses a possible solution (comment #14), but I'm not quite ready to try it...
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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...
  19. rorym

    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.
  20. rorym

    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.