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    Today, 03:10 AM
    Not sure why Richlite gets such a bad rap from many folks. Gibson even uses it on $4000 guitars. I have it on several instruments, and it is an...
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    03-30-2020, 07:05 AM
    besley replied to a thread Welcome back UU in Uke Talk
    Another vote for keeping THIS forum going. I've been to the Discord site, but frankly can't quite figure it out, and certainly don't see any...
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    03-26-2020, 05:24 PM
    besley replied to a thread Backing Up Your Stuff in Uke Talk
    A few folks have mentioned storing a copy of their files offsite. Best solution I have found for that is keeping the files on the small hard drive...
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    03-23-2020, 08:45 AM
    That's certainly interesting about the more balanced tone. As much as I like my "original" Klos, the tone does suffer when compared to my Farallon. ...
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    03-22-2020, 08:57 AM
    Well I was #11 on the original Kickstarter campaign, and have been loving my original Klos with the carbon fiber rod reinforced wood neck. But when...
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    03-22-2020, 06:22 AM
    besley replied to a thread Our Online Jam in Uke Talk
    We may give Webex a try. So far we've tried Zoom and Discord, and I think Discord was a bit easier to use. But neither allows sound from more than...
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    03-21-2020, 04:22 PM
    Well it's a bit premature, but I couldn't resist the idea of ordering a full carbon Klos recently. So what that one arrives I'll be selling my...
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    03-19-2020, 02:55 PM
    My Uke DVD care package just arrived. Should keep me busy.
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    03-18-2020, 08:30 AM
    besley replied to a thread Lava U vs. Populele in Uke Talk
    Hard to tell from the small photo, but while the shape is similar, it's probably closer to the Enya Nova. The frets look to be plastic, while the...
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    03-18-2020, 05:05 AM
    besley replied to a thread Lava Order Canceled in Uke Talk
    I called and spoke with Joe once about this very point, and he said the Ekoa handles screws very well. Not true of brittle fiberglass,...
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    03-17-2020, 04:04 PM
    Thanks - that provided a well needed laugh. Except for the part about the IRA. That was a bit too close to home.
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    03-17-2020, 03:55 PM
    besley replied to a thread Lava Order Canceled in Uke Talk
    Got to imagine it would indeed void any warranty - if that matters to you. As for drilling, it's essentially an injection molded polycarbonate uke,...
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    03-17-2020, 02:44 AM
    besley replied to a thread Live YouTube in Uke Talk
    Well I'm not a Zoom expert, but during our short experiment we found that you could configure your Zoom window to display the person speaking in a...
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    03-16-2020, 06:48 PM
    besley replied to a thread Live YouTube in Uke Talk
    That's interesting. A group of about 12 of us tried a Zoom jam Sunday evening, but even when everyone but the song leader muted their mike and...
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    03-16-2020, 11:44 AM
    besley replied to a thread RIP Ladybird, My Dog in Uke Talk
    So sorry for your loss. At times like this I love to reflect on the "Rainbow Bridge", but I just wonder if the dozen or so furry people there...
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    03-16-2020, 04:30 AM
    That must be just about the purdiest (and most expensive) "camp" ukulele I have ever seen.
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    03-15-2020, 11:29 AM
    besley replied to a thread Priorities! in Uke Talk
    I was thinking much the same thing. My wife and I are retired, and won't even have to leave the house for over a week (and even then it will just be...
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    03-15-2020, 08:31 AM
    Well that seems only fair play for all the times we're posting about Outdoor Ukuleles or Klos or Bonanzas that are way too expensive to ship to the...
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    03-15-2020, 08:28 AM
    besley replied to a thread Priorities! in Uke Talk
    Yes! Meijers was one of the few things I miss about living in Michigan.
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    03-14-2020, 10:29 AM
    IF you are using just alcohol and water it won't leave a residue. So just make your own from rubbing alcohol (70% is the sweet spot) and that won't...
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    03-14-2020, 10:27 AM
    Guess this is another reason to own a Enya Nova or Outdoor Ukulele. A pure solution of 70% alcohol won't harm a poly finish if wiped down quickly,...
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    03-13-2020, 03:27 PM
    besley replied to a thread Knots & slots -- argh! in Uke Talk
    Get both and try them (they're about $6 for a bag). ...
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    03-11-2020, 03:08 PM
    besley replied to a thread Knots & slots -- argh! in Uke Talk
    Picture?...................
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    03-10-2020, 06:39 PM
    besley replied to a thread Knots & slots -- argh! in Uke Talk
    Well that problem with the nut is true for most acoustic and electric guitars too. It can be a pain, but by properly opening up the string slot and...
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    03-09-2020, 05:13 PM
    Oh the living room is fine. It's the basement that needs cleaning!
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    03-09-2020, 11:48 AM
    Throw away instrument (guitar and uke) boxes? Never!
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    03-09-2020, 08:39 AM
    Impressed that you built such a pretty thing, Mike!
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    03-06-2020, 11:14 AM
    besley replied to a thread Sharp fret ends in Uke Tech Support
    Excellent suggestion - IF you change your ways and start to humidify religiously. Otherwise you'll be back where you started in a few weeks. The...
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    03-04-2020, 04:30 PM
    besley replied to a thread Sharp fret ends in Uke Tech Support
    If you only have a tiny bit of sprout a nail block file is a great way to tackle this job. But if the fret ends are really bad and sticking out a...
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