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    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    You are right regarding finished wood. The lemon oil should only be used on unfinished fretboards and in small amounts.
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    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    As an alternative, from experience, you can use the lemon oil I posted. Let it soak for a minute on any crud (no matter how stubborn), and it will...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    You can lightly buff the frets with 000 (I've tested) or 0000 (I've not tested) steel wool. I've done the 000 steel wool on guitar frets a few years...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    If it is sentiments, then I think it is better to have Kamaka repair it. If it is just for playing, I'm wondering, perhaps a new uke is the better...
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    Well, my Snark (and past Snark) never had any excessive battery usage issues. As for accuracy, I agree with you. I think they are not very accurate;...
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    01-13-2021, 11:33 AM
    If it's never, try a little https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dunlop-fretboard-65-ultimate-lemon-oil on the fretboard. It'll make it look...
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    01-13-2021, 09:13 AM
    Yes, it would matter to the value. The question is what do you plan to do with this uke once repaired?
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    01-12-2021, 01:41 PM
    Many of my music books contain just 1 song that I wanted. So, over the years, I've collected this large collection of books that sits mostly unused...
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    01-08-2021, 01:29 PM
    clear replied to a thread I may have Reverse UAS! in Uke Talk
    Although not for everybody, I'm currently happy with my Kamaka HF-1. I kind of realized it pretty immediately....
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    01-07-2021, 10:35 PM
    clear replied to a thread I may have Reverse UAS! in Uke Talk
    I feel the same. I'm lucky that I've found the uke I like. Now, I have no urge to buy another. I'm thinking about just keeping 1 (maybe 2) of my...
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    01-06-2021, 03:39 PM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    They are cheap and faster than many other clip-on tuners. The Snark I bought costed less than the mic pickup cable for my Korg CA-60 tuner. Oh,...
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    01-06-2021, 03:30 PM
    clear replied to a thread Why friction tuners? in Uke Talk
    BTW, just to comment on the KoAloha's friction tuners. I own a KoAloha KSM-02, their longneck soprano, which has the same scale length as the...
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    01-06-2021, 03:26 PM
    clear replied to a thread Why friction tuners? in Uke Talk
    Let's see, I guess Kanile'a and Kamaka are the main competition. Let's also assume that using Gotoh UPTs add $100 cost to the KoAlohas to allow them...
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    01-05-2021, 05:16 PM
    My only complaint are the clumsy fat friction tuners that look better than they work, and some extremely sharp fret ends. Can someone coach me on...
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    01-05-2021, 05:07 PM
    clear started a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    Just want to mention that the 2020 Snarks have an important improvement over the older ones (see green circles): I've avoided buying Snark...
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    01-05-2021, 03:27 PM
    clear replied to a thread Today's Chuckle in General Discussion
    Here's a math joke: 1 = square_root (1) = square_root (-1 * -1) = square_root(-1) * square_Root(-1) = i * i = i^2 = -1 (Sorry, it's kind of...
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    01-05-2021, 01:45 PM
    I'm seeing a few TCP connection timeouts with uke talk today.
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    01-05-2021, 01:41 PM
    For people who own more than 100 ukes, I think they start to think in terms of physical storage requirements more than anything else.
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    01-05-2021, 01:35 PM
    clear replied to a thread Thin Tops Better? in Uke Talk
    So, the science goes like this: you pluck a string, its energy vibrates the top (soundboard). Thicker the soundboard, less the vibration amplitude...
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    01-05-2021, 01:26 PM
    I have 1 uke that's on the wall hanger that I play. My others are cased and don't get much playing time. So, no rotation for me.
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    01-01-2021, 12:35 PM
    Wow, 42. But, even more amazing, IMHO, is that you keep many of the ukes you buy. I bought a bunch, but only kept a few. In fact, I'm stilling...
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    01-01-2021, 12:31 PM
    Interesting, I never even think that the 4% can give away the number; good catch. Your 25 uke guess is very close; the actual number was 26. But...
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    01-01-2021, 12:24 PM
    Take a music composition class. Put together a little band.
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    12-30-2020, 03:09 PM
    Self-fulfilling prophecy? We shall see.
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    12-30-2020, 03:05 PM
    Yesterday, I decided to count the number of ukes I bought since I started playing this year. When I realized I couldn't track them in my head, I...
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    12-29-2020, 12:22 PM
    clear replied to a thread HMS Reverb presence gone? in Uke Talk
    That brings back some memories. Here's what I remember using to sell stuff, in chronological ordering: Physical bulletin boards (e.g. library,...
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    12-28-2020, 06:55 PM
    Put a fish tank in the room. Not only will you have pretty fish to look at, the tank also regulates the humidity based on the amount of opening you...
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    12-27-2020, 04:27 PM
    I'm wondering, why not just buy OEM KoAloha saddles? Then you don't have to mess with all this trimming. When you properly humidify the fretboard...
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    12-27-2020, 04:21 PM
    Hi, No specific measures; but the harmonic and melodic minor scales have notes that are sharpened. For example, in this thread's C-minor vs...
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    12-26-2020, 03:04 PM
    I mentioned what helped me to translate staff to strings. I had to use only staff because the professor only taught in staff and all the books only...
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