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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Dumping Weight in General Discussion
    Losing/managing weight is simple math. It's not always easy to ACHIEVE, but it's simple math. Calories in, calories out. So, you're on the right...
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    02-26-2021, 06:42 PM
    Well, you guys inspired me to spend an hour or so playing with this thing again. I made another saddle piece. This time from a proper saddle blank....
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    02-26-2021, 02:51 PM
    I was kind of thinking that some kind of support like that could have been the original production solution to the problem. I could try playing what...
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    02-26-2021, 02:49 PM
    Yes, they're cheap. And Kala knows how to make a GOOD cheap uke. My first uke was a $40 Makala tenor. Yes, they're designed to be tossed around...
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    02-26-2021, 08:20 AM
    You might be onto something! What it probably comes down to is that they hired engineers with no musical/luthier experience to effectively make a...
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    02-25-2021, 04:33 PM
    I tend to agree. They put a lot of engineering into this thing. It's got molded fan bracing, a necked sound hole that is probably some kind of...
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    02-23-2021, 09:00 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waiting.. in Uke Talk
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    02-22-2021, 06:31 AM
    Yeah, that's how I view it. A cheap and easy way to learn and gather experience.
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    02-21-2021, 04:51 PM
    Haven't changed the strings yet.
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    02-20-2021, 04:39 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    Looking at your collection, I'm more likely to be on the Kala end. But, now that I've experienced a truly bad sounding uke, my well-set-up $60 uke...
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    02-20-2021, 02:10 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread My Dog Has Fleas in Song Help
    You know, this was a really interesting thread before the two of you started at it. Apparently, this forum lacks moderators. So, let me say what...
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    02-20-2021, 10:33 AM
    Everything is better with pictures. Here's a top view of my "saddle", which is really more of a shim. And a side view of same. You can sort...
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    02-20-2021, 10:27 AM
    Toothpick was way too tall, but was a good quick experiment. Today, I shaved a thin piece of scrap pine about .75mm thick, a couple mm wide and...
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    02-20-2021, 10:17 AM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    Just to give this thread some closure: My "Setup" thread is here. With a little creativity, the intonation and action can definitely be...
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    02-19-2021, 07:10 PM
    Slipping a toothpick behind what's left of the saddle definitely fixed the buzz. But, it raised the action too much, and made the intonation worse. ...
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    02-19-2021, 05:10 PM
    Ugh. Good news and bad news. Action at 12 = 3.2mm (.125") Action at 1 = 0.7mm (.028") Intonation is somewhat improved, but still bad. ...
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    02-19-2021, 04:05 PM
    Action is too high. Intonation is sharp. Step 1: Lower the saddle. Now, years of working with sport car suspension modifications has taught me...
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    02-19-2021, 03:09 PM
    It's a Soprano scale uke, and I'm going to assume that the basic specs are typical. Not going to measure the scale and all that. Critical...
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    02-19-2021, 02:34 PM
    Bought a Waterman soprano. Pretty sure it was a store display model. It's got Aquila strings and they seem to be pre-stretched. (it stays pretty much...
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    02-19-2021, 01:54 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    I'm stupid. In my defense, when I typed the above, I'd only looked at the uke for a few minutes, and I was more thinking about finishing...
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    02-19-2021, 01:22 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    First, I'll probably try to bring the saddle down a little bit. There's precious little material there to work with, but I can probably take a half...
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    02-19-2021, 12:21 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    My Waterman arrived! Now, I watched several reviews of these things before I ordered one, and like most ukuleles... a good player can make one...
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    02-18-2021, 05:21 PM
    LorenFL replied to a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    I'm all about cheap ukes. So far, the only uke I paid more than $60 for, I hated! But, this is a $30 uke, and it's plastic, and my expectations...
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    02-16-2021, 06:18 AM
    LorenFL started a thread Waterman on the way! in Uke Talk
    I know UAS is a thing, I'm trying to not succumb to it. I know I likely won't play more than one or two, and don't want to clutter the house with...
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    02-07-2021, 09:33 AM
    Call me a rebel, or just plain not a good player, but I don't try to memorize strum patterns. I strum what feels right for what I'm playing based on...
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