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  • besley's Avatar
    04-06-2020, 05:50 PM
    Wow that does look nice. Pricey to be sure, but not outrageously so. And it's just nice to see something top notch from time to time. I don't...
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    04-06-2020, 04:39 PM
    And... you also might be just be right about the sound. I have always found the Kala 15S to be a whole lotta bang for the buck. Sounded MUCH...
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    04-06-2020, 12:37 PM
    Well.....I would say, except that I'm pretty sure it will reflect poorly on the state of my mental health. Really cool piece of wood though.
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    04-03-2020, 06:33 AM
    besley replied to a thread How do i lower my action? in Uke Talk
    Here's a post I wrote on ukulele setup a couple of years ago that should help a bit. ...
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    04-01-2020, 03:46 PM
    Fake news. https://www.wired.com/story/the-ibuprofen-debate-reveals-the-danger-of-covid-19-rumors/
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    04-01-2020, 03:23 PM
    Well yes.....but if his arthritis is like mine it hurts just as much to hold a pick. The next step would be a thumb pick so you don't have to grip...
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    04-01-2020, 01:44 PM
    It doesn't get in the way, but it (like your skin) does come in contact with the neck or top/strings. I've been using a right hand one when...
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    04-01-2020, 10:28 AM
    Are we talking about thumb base arthritis? I'm "lucky" to have this in both hands, though it is much worse in my right (which is odd considering...
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    04-01-2020, 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,...
    18 replies | 761 view(s)
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