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    You don't have to make another uke, just to find...

    You don't have to make another uke, just to find out. Try covering the side hole with duct tape and see if it makes much difference.:D

    John Colter
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    atstockland said, "If the key is lower than the...

    atstockland said, "If the key is lower than the open strings I must tune down."

    Think about that statement. It indicates where your thinking is confused. How can a key be lower than the open...
  3. Thread: Costumes

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    I'm glad you decided to wear costumes. I wouldn't...

    I'm glad you decided to wear costumes. I wouldn't want to see that crew in the nude!

    John Colter
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    Don't worry about it, Seeso. Buddhuu has proved...

    Don't worry about it, Seeso. Buddhuu has proved many times that he does not lack feck.
  5. Without seeing the damage, and the extent of the...

    Without seeing the damage, and the extent of the necessary repairs, it is hard to make a definite prediction - but - from the description, I see no reason why the uke should not sound just as good as...
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    I don't know if this is true, but I have read...

    I don't know if this is true, but I have read that the great George Formby played a limited number of chord shapes. During his act, he would play in different keys by using a number of different...
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    I think the OP may have been mislead by some old...

    I think the OP may have been mislead by some old sheet music. Back in the 1920s (I think) it was common practice to print music with chord windows for ukulele. At the time, sopranos, concerts, tenors...
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    I think you may have a mistaken idea of how these...

    I think you may have a mistaken idea of how these things work. You don't have to re-tune your uke to play in different keys. Assuming you are using re entrant gCEA tuning (as very many do) then you...
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    "Just buy something and play it" Best advice...

    "Just buy something and play it"

    Best advice I've ever seen on a ukulele forum.:agree:

    FWIW I'm a soprano kinda guy.

    John Colter
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    "Feckless - lacking initiative or strength of...

    "Feckless - lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible."

    Is that what you get called after years of selfless, unstinting service?

    All the best to you, Buddhuu. I hope you will...
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    "Are the frets closer together on a soprano than...

    "Are the frets closer together on a soprano than on a concert, and closer on a concert than a tenor?"

    Yes. Ukuleles are classified according to the scale length. With a longer scale, you will have...
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    That is a work of art. Very beautiful and...

    That is a work of art. Very beautiful and gracefully realised. I'm a sucker for some intentional asymmetry! The shape of the body is very similar to the traditional Persian (Iranian) design, Boteh...
  13. Thread: Alice Strings

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    Isn't that a remote town in Australia? John...

    Isn't that a remote town in Australia?

    John Colter
  14. Thread: Ymmv

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    There is, of course, the famous acronym WAYFS -...

    There is, of course, the famous acronym WAYFS - What Are Your Favourite Strings?

    John Colter
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    To be a true acronym, it has to be capable of...

    To be a true acronym, it has to be capable of being pronounced - like: radar, NASA, scuba. YMMV is not an acronym, nor is FWIW.

    To which you might respond, "DILLIGAF?"

    John Colter
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    I sympathise with you, FWIW John Colter

    I sympathise with you, FWIW

    John Colter
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    A big, warm welcome to you, Carol Anne. I know...

    A big, warm welcome to you, Carol Anne. I know just what you mean about being hooked from the first strum. I dabbled with various instruments, without really getting anywhere, then one day I found...
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    I wonder if the OP is still following this...

    I wonder if the OP is still following this thread. By now he should be singing "Lucky Old Sun" in his chosen key.

    John Colter
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    I wouldn't think the presence of those electronic...

    I wouldn't think the presence of those electronic devices would affect the natural sound of the uke too much. If a previous owner thought it necessary to fit them, it suggests that this individual...
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    Stunning! A work of art, indeed! John Colter

    Stunning! A work of art, indeed!

    John Colter
  21. Thread: Oil Stain

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    I wouldn't try anything stronger than household...

    I wouldn't try anything stronger than household washing up liquid. Failing that, try a very fine abrasive, like metal polish (not silver polish) or fine automotive rubbing compound - but take it...
  22. "The sound? Hawaiian ukulele players kick butt,...

    "The sound? Hawaiian ukulele players kick butt, better than the rest, I think.
    That should cover it. I think the rest is fluff, IMHO."

    I totally agree,

    yours sincerely,

    Fluff
  23. That's an interesting video, for sure, but too...

    That's an interesting video, for sure, but too much yacketty-yacking for my pathetic attention span. I managed to listen to the first six instruments. They all sound wonderful, in their own ways. I...
  24. Wukulele, thanks for the examples you provided in...

    Wukulele, thanks for the examples you provided in response to my query. I have read the five year old UU thread and the general consensus seems to be that a re-entrant Koa soprano best provides "that...
  25. Wukulele, I'd be interested to know where you...

    Wukulele, I'd be interested to know where you have heard, or seen, the phrase "Hawaiian sounding ukes". Someone who said that might be referring to a difference in sound, which they perceive, between...
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