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  1. Sounds great, thanks! 130862

    Sounds great, thanks!

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    It's the Russians :D

    It's the Russians :D
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    In your situation, short of earplugs for your...

    In your situation, short of earplugs for your spouse, if it's that much of a problem, I'd get a solid body electric uke and plug it into either your computer, with headphones, or plugged into some...
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    Rich, looks like you're a soprano guy, so you...

    Rich, looks like you're a soprano guy, so you should be thrilled! Ken's ukes are truly world class. Congrats, and can't wait to hear your thoughts comparing the Timms to those other beauties you've...
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    Nyet!............

    Nyet!............
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    Not sure yet, but the string break angles are...

    Not sure yet, but the string break angles are radically different (much lower, matching the headstock angle). Some think that anything behind the nut makes no difference, I'm not sure.

    EDIT: I...
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    Poll: Both sound good, the first one sounded...

    Both sound good, the first one sounded fuller/rounder to my ears. Hope you kept that one!
  8. Thread: Neck Shapes

    by Ukecaster
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    Yeah, if she doesn't decide soon, her own neck...

    Yeah, if she doesn't decide soon, her own neck shape may be changing, ha ha.
  9. Thread: Neck Shapes

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    Boy, she's really prolonging the agony, and yours...

    Boy, she's really prolonging the agony, and yours too!:D
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    Tom, nice pic, but I don't see a Hamer T-51 tele...

    Tom, nice pic, but I don't see a Hamer T-51 tele in there. Still gots?
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    Yeah, the big fat color catalogs they always send...

    Yeah, the big fat color catalogs they always send to me must cost $4-5 a pop.
  12. Thread: Hog Heaven

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    It is standard 35mm nut, but for some reason, I...

    It is standard 35mm nut, but for some reason, I can play it easily and accurately, unlike many 35mm ukes. Not sure why, but I'll be checking out my various ukes with a cheapo contour gauge I just...
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    Don't think I've tried Worth CT on a tenor, but...

    Don't think I've tried Worth CT on a tenor, but have had the Blacklines on 2 tenors. On a solid cedar top tenor, they sounded really good: very sweet balanced tone, good volume and tension seemed...
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    All done, happy ending. 130816

    All done, happy ending.

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    I wouldn't worry, they'll still be in business. ...

    I wouldn't worry, they'll still be in business. I've found some super deals on their website for used instruments, and the no questions asked 30-day return policy is good.
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    Got my free replacement tuners in from Kala, to...

    Got my free replacement tuners in from Kala, to replace the originals with the excessively tall tuner posts. See pic below, with only the G tuner replaced, so far. These are just the right height,...
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    Kinnard bari $1k

    I'm not a bari player, and no affiliation, but I saw a beautiful Kinnard mahogany baritone over on Flea Market Music Marketplace for $1k. That seems like a sweet deal, if anyone here is looking for...
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    Yes, that's a cool sound. According to...

    Yes, that's a cool sound. According to Wikipedia, it was also used on the Stones' Wild Horses.

    "It features session player Jim Dickinson on piano, Richards on electric guitar and 12-string...
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    Didn't know what you meant by 'hidden', but think...

    Didn't know what you meant by 'hidden', but think this is it? Very different design, never saw this before, tuner posts on the back of the headstock. Talk about precision drilling! Pic from Little...
  20. Thread: Thai Pi uke

    by Ukecaster
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    Thai Pi uke

    Saw this one from Pops at UkeSA, a cool Pineapple Sunday, made in Thailand of acacia, called the Thai Pi. I believe it is also concert size body, with a tenor neck.
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    Congrats, it's great when a string change really...

    Congrats, it's great when a string change really makes a uke come to life!
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    Something that brings you joy and/or peace...we...

    Something that brings you joy and/or peace...we sure need more of that right now, great idea!
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    A Plymouth greeting 130778

    A Plymouth greeting

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  24. Thread: So, what

    by Ukecaster
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    Yes, the archtop cases are nice, and stronger...

    Yes, the archtop cases are nice, and stronger than flat top cases. The arch is not a storage issue for me, as I usually don't stack them, but place them on their sides.

    When I saw the thread...
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    High G (called reentrant): traditional uke sound...

    High G (called reentrant): traditional uke sound - happy, jangly, airy.

    Low G (called linear): more guitar-like sound, extended range on low end (more important on fingerstyle or chord melody...
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