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    Yesterday, 02:08 AM
    Just curious...why would someone's first post to a ukulele discussion group be about their infected PC? Excuse me if I'm a bit skeptical.
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    09-24-2020, 03:49 PM
    Geez, how do you play that thing with those extra strings? Do you have 6 fingers? :rolleyes:
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    09-24-2020, 01:14 PM
    Sycamore is an unusual wood. It must be precisely cut at a certain angle to display that figuring, otherwise, it's nice firewood. :rolleyes: Jon...
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    09-24-2020, 04:50 AM
    Welcome! Please don't beat on your ukulele too much. It's usually the fault of the player, not the instrument!
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    09-23-2020, 04:02 PM
    Progress continues. That rosette is awesome! "Back braces glued on, rosette done (cardboard fingerboard)"
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    09-23-2020, 11:10 AM
    Thanks, I'm sure that nothing Jon builds is going to look bad! BTW, your signature quote reminds me of this one by physicist Richard Feyman: ...
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    09-21-2020, 02:09 PM
    Jon has been busy today! "Sides bent, end-blocks glued in, top and back thicknessed. The 'wet' spot on the top is shellac to stabilize the...
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    09-21-2020, 07:58 AM
    Well, since I've got two tenors right now strung with Low G, I thought I'd mix it up a bit. And if I don't like it that way, it only takes five...
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    09-21-2020, 02:52 AM
    Is the photo working now? I originally had it on Google Photos but I moved it to Flickr.
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    09-20-2020, 02:59 PM
    I've commissioned a new tenor ukulele with Jonathan Dale of Jupiter Ukulele and I will be posting updates as I receive them from Jon. Here's the...
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    09-18-2020, 03:28 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread String Inventory in Uke Talk
    Definitely, yes. The string is under constant tension and both time and amount of playing will cause the string to lose its original elasticity. They...
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    09-17-2020, 04:44 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread String Inventory in Uke Talk
    I've never broken a string while playing but I have broken a couple while tuning up...and both of them were Aquila Reds! :rolleyes:
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    09-17-2020, 03:11 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread String Inventory in Uke Talk
    I don't have a String Inventory but I do keep a String Log. Basically a spreadsheet with Date, Ukulele Name, String Brand, String Model, and Notes...
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    09-12-2020, 06:03 AM
    Not 100% positive what you're asking but I've never seen the need to use any kind of conditioner or lubricant on ukulele strings. Most are either...
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    09-12-2020, 05:56 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Anyone own a Romero uke ? in Uke Talk
    I have a mahogany Tiny Tenor that I purchased used from a UU member. It needed a setup to adjust the action (thanks, Mim!) but since then it's been a...
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    09-11-2020, 02:17 PM
    I keep a microfiber cloth next to my uke-playing chair and give a quick wipedown when I'm done for the day. All but one of my instruments are high...
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    09-08-2020, 01:55 PM
    StewMac has some nice Waverly wood strap buttons that look great. I have the snakewood ones on a couple of my ukes. They're too damned expensive but...
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    09-07-2020, 11:46 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Lovely Bunch of Cocobolos in Uke Talk
    I only have one, but it's a very special one. It's a concert with Cocobolo back and sides (and fretboard, and bridge, and headplate, etc.) but a...
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    09-07-2020, 11:28 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Saddle Wear? in Uke Talk
    No pickup so no concern there. I'm just going to try taking the small section with the groove down with some 400 grit sandpaper. Just enough so the...
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    09-07-2020, 09:51 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Strings by Mail in Uke Talk
    Next time, try the Uke Logic Etsy store. I think you'll have better luck dealing directly with Joel rather than getting buried in HMS.
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    09-07-2020, 09:10 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Saddle Wear? in Uke Talk
    So now the question is do I try to delicately sand down the top of the saddle to remove the groove (and understanding that it may throw off the...
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    09-07-2020, 07:28 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Saddle Wear? in Uke Talk
    Guilty as charged! That was my thought, also. Bone is usually considered one of the best materials for nuts and saddles because of its hardness...
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    09-07-2020, 05:58 AM
    Snargle started a thread Saddle Wear? in Uke Talk
    Lately, I've been noticing something 'off' on the sound of my aNueNue Moon Bird Tenor uke. There seems to be a tiny bit of a buzz or muddy sound on...
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    09-07-2020, 04:27 AM
    Not Koa, but some beautiful figured Sycamore. Several other details are incorrect. You really should revise your description. Here's the details...
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    09-07-2020, 04:06 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Hot weather and ukuleles in Uke Talk
    My concern would not only be the temperature, but also the extremely low humidity in that environment. I wouldn't risk it. A cheap laminate or a...
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    09-06-2020, 02:25 PM
    I've purchased two ukes from HMS and went with the full setup both times. An extra week or two for the quality of the work they do is not an issue...
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    09-06-2020, 02:07 PM
    Snargle replied to a thread A Trip to Jupiter in Uke Talk
    The use of North American woods was one of the major factors in selecting Jupiter Ukuleles for my build. Going through Jon's collection of unique and...
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    09-06-2020, 03:25 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread Save the Tape in Uke Talk
    I try to be as environmentally responsible as I can, so when I receive something swaddled in bubble wrap, I try to save as much of it as possible for...
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    09-05-2020, 10:02 AM
    Snargle replied to a thread A Trip to Jupiter in Uke Talk
    Jon said he'll probably do the final steps in his Florida workshop, so if you get a chance to see it, let me know if it meets with your approval! :-)...
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