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    04-08-2021, 07:21 AM
    I would agree that it probably should not be a deciding factor on a uke purchase. It does make barre chords a bit easier, which of course is why...
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    04-07-2021, 03:45 PM
    That is really a neat looking uke, and I love how compact it is. I think I would fall for that too.
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    04-07-2021, 09:59 AM
    besley replied to a thread Been too long in Uke Talk
    Welcome back. And condolences on the job loss. I was "made redundant" from my first career in 2004, and took 2 1/2 years to find another job - so I...
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    03-18-2021, 07:10 PM
    besley replied to a thread Low bridge in Uke Talk
    Something just looks WRONG with that build. Traditionally a 12 fret uke had the saddle at the widest point of the lower bout, supposedly at the...
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    03-18-2021, 02:00 PM
    besley replied to a thread Replacing frets? in Uke Talk
    Another DYI option would be to scallop the fretboard, which would have much the same effect as using taller frets. Pretty drastic though, and not...
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    03-18-2021, 06:38 AM
    besley replied to a thread Replacing frets? in Uke Talk
    Taller frets can make fretting easier, but it also makes it easy to pull the strings sharp. Refrets aren't inexpensive, but it's a reasonable...
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    03-16-2021, 06:14 PM
    besley replied to a thread Ukulele T-Shirts in Uke Talk
    Well I don't own one (yet....) but I've always fancied the Uke shirt that says "I Play Ukulele - Don't Ask Me To Sing".
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    03-16-2021, 06:11 PM
    besley replied to a thread Uke Logic Strings in Uke Talk
    Well I haven't contacted Joel yet, but I thought I would ask him for a set of 0.019, 0.025, 0.028, and 0.036, with the 28 being from the hard set. ...
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