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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    No, they are obviously from the gym doing a workout. Nothing beats the fun of pushing a piano up and down a hilly road.
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    Here's the complete description on Sweetwater: "The Silver Snark clip-on chromatic tuner is Snark's most advanced instrument tuner yet! Featuring...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    Interesting. I'll do a test tomorrow and check. I've gotten enough samples from my uke to go thru the entire scale pretty accurately. It wasn't...
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    Yesterday, 01:08 AM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    NP. I'm glad to post something to fill in this missing information. Snark is the only tuner that I've owned that has no specs on its accuracy. As...
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    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    It is hard to improve what is already a very good product. You can make it different; but not everybody will agree that it is an improvement. Like...
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    01-20-2021, 06:10 PM
    I don't think you can improve a KTM-00's sound by sanding its top. These top-shelf, Hawaiian-made ukuleles are already very optimal. If there's...
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    01-20-2021, 06:01 PM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    So, I'd say the Snark Super Tight tuner's accuracy is +/- 3 cents. BTW, the uke you hear is a Kamaka HF-2.
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    01-20-2021, 06:00 PM
    clear replied to a thread KoAlana in Uke Talk
    All my ukes have been shipped inside a second outer box.
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    01-20-2021, 11:49 AM
    clear replied to a thread KoAlana in Uke Talk
    Wow, it looks like it was shipped straight in its original box.
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    01-16-2021, 12:19 PM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    Yes, I think this is the reason for Snark's perceived inaccuracy; and I think I need to retract my statement about my Snark being inaccurate. When...
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    01-15-2021, 01:16 PM
    clear replied to a thread Snark tuner improvement in Uke Talk
    I did a little bit of testing. The Snark latches on accurately when faced with a simple tone but gets inaccurate with a signal with many overtones. ...
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    01-14-2021, 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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    01-14-2021, 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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    01-14-2021, 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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    01-14-2021, 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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    01-14-2021, 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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