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    Today, 02:09 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    OH NO! Hahaha... nooooooooooo... you actually made my point so I wanted to piggy back off of it! Because I am like... THAT is the point I need to...
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    Today, 12:54 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    The order cap has been astonishing with Covid, One week it was like 6 hours. But then it finally went back to normal the week before stay-cation. ...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Yeah, this makes me think I may need to make something super clear! I seriously still don't have a problem with Kala as a whole and my salesman...
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  • ksiegel's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    I used a A440 tuning forks for years with guitars, and kinda lost them when I went to ukes. I've always used relative tuning - that is, get one...
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  • ksiegel's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    ksiegel replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Huh? I always feel like I'm talking to a super-long-time friend when we talk. I really want to meet you in person, one of these years. (When we...
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  • Moore Bettah Ukuleles's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    Pete, even though I have indeed built some lap steels I am alway conscious of crossing into that dark territory. For a dozen years I’ve had plans...
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  • saltytri's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    There are a couple of things you can do yourself to get a reasonable idea of how good your setup is: 1. Depress each string in the third position,...
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  • SoloRule's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    We can’t really place a price tag on a well built hand crafted instrument ! These are one of a kind. It is meant to be loved for life. I own two...
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  • Uncle Rod Higuchi's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    I think the first step to playing 'off the book' will be to pay attention to what you're doing. Be there in the moment, and aware of what you are...
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  • bunnyf's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    For basic 3 and 4 chord songs, you do develop an ear after awhile and just can sense the chord change from where the the melody is going (see Jim...
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  • Rakelele's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Prices have gone up significantly over the past couple of years on all of the ukes that are hyped here, not just custom builders. We all contributed...
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  • Rakelele's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    This would usually indicate that the nut slots need lowering. Most companies will set their ukes with high action, as it is much easier to lower the...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    It is a bit like a muscle, the more you do it the easier it is! I never thought I could play off book until my friend Seeso encouraged me to do it...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    I agree with many of your points. But as a retailer there is also something to be said for quality control and customer service of the parent...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    The problem is it puts work at a stand-still. I wish I could just chat, but then work get so backed up!
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    I love it! Can I call you even if I can't buy anything?
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Well, that was waaaay over my head, but hey, at least I learned a new chord!
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    I am awkward on the phone and I get super chatty. It is a problem.
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    If it is soprano of concert try the Martin Fluorocarbons. If it is a tenor, worth clear lights.
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Thanks for the link. I always enjoy learning about trees. I'm a retired arborist, but have never seen a mahogany tree, as they don't grow here (in...
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    It never occurred to me to put the tuner in my mouth. I place it on the bridge near the A string. Then I try to tune the other strings to it. I do...
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  • ksiegel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    ksiegel replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    I have two Ohana ukes I got from Mim, and one I bought from another member, who got it from Mim. Great value for the price, and some of the best...
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Thanks so much for your chimes in, Mim. This explains pretty much everything. My first serious uke (with pickup) was a Kala from Mim. I didn't know...
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  • Nickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    My Cocobolo uke, a concert scale, was built with the frets up the neck in the wrong places. My wife's Cocobolo uke was too. We don't know how many...
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  • Rakelele's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    Sounds like the saddle would need some lowering on that soprano. Single digit deviation is inevitable, even on the most expensive stringed...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Oh myyyyyyyy..... I need to hear this episode of which you speak. I love Andrew. Good guy. You can mess with me, but don't mess with my friends.
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Honestly, I should do a little of that, but I am a one-person operation without a desire to get bigger and I am busy as it is with word of mouth. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:59 AM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    Cheesecake is spruce mahogany, Creme Brulee is Mango All solid of course. Then "Double" is standard size, and regular is a thin body. But I...
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  • Mim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Mim replied to a thread Mims Ukes in Uke Talk
    They aren't on the surface. But I suppose while I am in it... I might as well lay it out. This is the rub... 1- The Clearance they do is BRUTAL....
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    Then there's custom capos that are yoke style that rarely need to retune after putting on and very thin and barely noticeable when using. Compared...
    18 replies | 269 view(s)
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