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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    bellgamin replied to a thread Thumping problem in Uke Talk
    Yes, I think the action is too low on those 2 ukes. Thanks for the help, you folks!
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    01-21-2019, 09:00 PM
    SoundSmith's resonator ukes are good & loud. Plus the unusual appearance of a resonator could draw the curious as well as those who like your playing.
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    01-21-2019, 08:50 PM
    bellgamin replied to a thread Bondi brand? in Buying Tips
    They are reportedly donating to Cambodia. Probably so, but how to know? Also, what grade of ukes are they donating, I wonder. Despite my skeptical...
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    01-21-2019, 08:29 PM
    bellgamin started a thread Thumping problem in Uke Talk
    I have 5 baritones ukuleles that I play regularly. On 2 of them, when I strum I have a tendency to thump the soundboard. It's only a problem on those...
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    01-19-2019, 10:06 AM
    bellgamin replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    @ DownUpDave -- I plan to try the iSolo clip on mic in a few weeks -- I have overspent my uke budget for this month. I have an oversized Pono barry...
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    01-18-2019, 11:54 PM
    bellgamin replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    Hola compadre ----- All I know is what I have been taught by guitar players -- all of whom do gigs for a living. I also have learned a lot from...
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    01-18-2019, 12:31 PM
    Did a search. Couldn't find it. Do you have a link?
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    01-18-2019, 12:10 PM
    bellgamin replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    You didn't say what kind of pick-ups you have in your ukes. If they are piezos then they mainly pick up the sound of the strings rather than the...
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    01-18-2019, 11:56 AM
    They look to be plastic. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Some plastics can be just about as hard as steel. They shatter more easily than steel...
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    01-18-2019, 11:44 AM
    Topic #1 - Passive? I spotted an acoustic-electric tenor on EBAY, all-solid hog, at a very nice price. I have been looking for an electric that also...
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    01-10-2019, 10:47 PM
    I had an 8-string baritone made by Wei. It is waaay over-built. No tummy massage at all. Terrible intonation beyond 4th fret.
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    01-10-2019, 10:20 PM
    I put Aquila Sugar strings on my Pono Baritone. I find them to be loud, warm, & with great sustain. At Amazon, these are hi-G & these are low-G. YMMV
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    01-08-2019, 05:16 PM
    Generally speaking, ratings of sellers on EBAY primarily apply to the physical condition of products delivered by the seller, rather than to the...
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    12-31-2018, 02:04 PM
    I ordered Worth Tenor strings per suggestion of TH. I haven't received them yet. Tenor strings should be okay because I tune this Baritone to A. ...
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    12-30-2018, 07:13 PM
    Humidity? Well, the humidity did jump to the 80's for a little more than 1 day because we had a sudden drenching downpour that caused severe flooding...
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    12-29-2018, 05:10 PM
    Thanks Jim. I was hoping you would spot this thread. I shall give the nut shim a try. If this works, can I leave it there as a semi-permanent fix? ...
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    12-29-2018, 12:01 PM
    I have a baritone where string #3 has a very teeny buzz, off & on, when played open or fretted at fret #1. This baritone is tuned to A so #3 is my A...
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