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  • 70sSanO's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 02:46 PM
    Best is pretty subjective. When I payed guitar years ago best to me meant best guitarist; as in most proficient at playing something really...
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    10-04-2019, 06:25 PM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Buffing-out Koaloha? in Uke Talk
    I wouldnít use rubbing compound on a nitrocellulose finish. In another thread, Meguiars Polish was suggested to polish a satin finish to a hand...
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    10-02-2019, 11:03 AM
    Iíve polished out the top of a few of my ukes. Brasso is probably too harsh an abrasive. Iíve used a ultra fine metal polish that is good for...
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    09-28-2019, 07:43 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Archtop ukulele.. in Uke Talk
    A few years ago I started to look into an archtop ukulele with a tailpiece. Not the pressed laminate top, but a true carved solid top. From what I...
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    09-27-2019, 09:34 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread New Collings ukuleles in Uke Talk
    If someone can’t sell a used Collings, there’s something’s wrong. John
    53 replies | 2361 view(s)
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    09-26-2019, 10:35 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Trimming a head stock? in Uke Talk
    Iíd probably use some satin polyurethane spray. It will be less maintenance than an oil. You should probably remove the tuners, and mask the nut,...
    45 replies | 1998 view(s)
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    09-26-2019, 10:20 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Laminated back & sides in Uke Talk
    Build is probably the bigger factor than back and sides. Even higher end product solid wood ukes will have differences in how they sound. Anyone...
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    09-26-2019, 10:06 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread High Action or No in Uke Talk
    A quick and dirty method to check if the string height is too high at the nit is to tune the ukulele and then fret the strings at the first fret. If...
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    09-26-2019, 07:01 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread High Action or No in Uke Talk
    There are basically two areas to measure. The string height at the first fret and the string height at the 12th fret. For setting the string...
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    09-25-2019, 05:50 PM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Laminated back & sides in Uke Talk
    Since you are only asking about back and sides... On a ukulele, I don’t the back and side material, or whether solid or laminate, make much if any...
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  • 70sSanO's Avatar
    09-25-2019, 10:25 AM
    There was a short Jimmy Fallon video called Office Ukulele maybe 8-10 years ago that has disappeared from the internet. It had been posted on UU...
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    09-24-2019, 06:58 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Re-entrant baritone? in Uke Talk
    That’s fine. Or you can just hit up the local Guitar Center for a single string. I’ve done that before. John
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    09-23-2019, 02:17 PM
    70sSanO replied to a thread Re-entrant baritone? in Uke Talk
    If the tenor guitar is tuned D,G,B,E here is what I would do... figure out what steel strings you currently have, i.e. 10ís, 11ís, etc. It is a...
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    09-21-2019, 08:40 AM
    70sSanO replied to a thread WHy Oh WHy? in Uke Talk
    There really isnít much fooling around. As DownUpDave suggested, get a Thonastik CF 27. You can even try a Martin M620 E string (.0284) and use it...
    12 replies | 551 view(s)
  • 70sSanO's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 03:10 PM
    Chuck, In no way was I trying to minimize the real life worries and concerns that go with being self employed. I have never had the intestinal...
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  • 70sSanO's Avatar
    09-20-2019, 06:35 AM
    I guess the myth of how hard it is to build a ukulele should be busted... at least not if you are a talented woodworker. I couldnít make one, but I...
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    09-19-2019, 04:55 AM
    ^ This is really what drives the high end market. What I find particularly amusing are luthier websites that are littered with dramatic pictures of...
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    09-18-2019, 06:50 PM
    70sSanO replied to a thread WHy Oh WHy? in Uke Talk
    You can try different string material and/or thicknesses. I’ve tried individual Worth Brown and Aquila Red C strings. I’ve also gone with a...
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  • 70sSanO's Avatar
    09-17-2019, 08:34 PM
    This is pretty simple. It comes down to how many hours a luthier actually spends making the ukulele vs. the additional premium paid based solely on...
    109 replies | 4682 view(s)
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