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    Wonderful playing!

    Wonderful playing!
  2. Bug repellent is horrible stuff. Lacking proper...

    Bug repellent is horrible stuff. Lacking proper ant spray in my camper the other day, I sprayed some mosquito repellent along the kitchen counter where it meets the wall to try to keep sugar ants...
  3. At least you can blame it on your impaired state....

    At least you can blame it on your impaired state. I have no mitigating circumstances to offer .... I just messed it up.
    Now I triple check before drilling.
  4. I started drilling the hole for a strap button on...

    I started drilling the hole for a strap button on the bass side of the neck heel of my Cordoba 24T .. :rolleyes:
    Oopsies!
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    Not exclusively, but by preference, yes. ;)

    Not exclusively, but by preference, yes. ;)
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    The muse always seem to call me right after 4:20

    The muse always seem to call me right after 4:20
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    I was just thinking about this very topic. Last...

    I was just thinking about this very topic. Last night I ordered a new switch for my Minn Kota trolling motor on Amazon... itís quite alarming when Iím bass fishing and my boat is drifting into a...
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    Ah, the good ol’ days when we spent half our time...

    Ah, the good ol’ days when we spent half our time tuning and the other half playing out of tune ;)
  9. I still don't understand the attraction. I've...

    I still don't understand the attraction. I've tried a few - just not my cuppa tea I guess. :rolleyes:
  10. If I could only have one, it would be a concert....

    If I could only have one, it would be a concert. Love 'em. They hit the sweet spot, size wise and tonally. I've taken to tuning them to B lately.
    Second in preference is the tenor size and I tune...
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    Yes, I nabbed it as soon as I saw it online. Paid...

    Yes, I nabbed it as soon as I saw it online. Paid over the phone, Made the drive down, Curbside service.
    Nice folks there. I got my Kiwaya KTT-2K there last fall.
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    I cut them at 1.5Ē .. One piece, soft leather. No...

    I cut them at 1.5Ē .. One piece, soft leather. No hardware. Wider than that seems excessive, narrower than that is uncomfortable for me.
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    I found it locally at a shop about an hourís...

    I found it locally at a shop about an hourís drive from my house. Acousticmusic dot org
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    I recently picked up a Chinese-made Kiwaya KCU-1...

    I recently picked up a Chinese-made Kiwaya KCU-1 for my wife. For the $170 I paid for it, it's a great playing and sounding ukulele. She loves it!
    I did notice a difference between the neck profile...
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    That is surprising! I took a set of Martin 620s...

    That is surprising! I took a set of Martin 620s off to replace them with the UL strings. The UL C string seemed significantly fatter - and, like I said, seemed to just fit in the nut slot. Maybe it...
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    My low tension UL strings finally arrived on...

    My low tension UL strings finally arrived on Friday. I put them on my Kiwaya tenor. So far, I like them a lot. Theyíre very comfortable to play and have a warm, rich tone especially when plucked or...
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    I just cut them to length from a big old piece of...

    I just cut them to length from a big old piece of soft leather someone gave me years ago. I give them two strap button holes for adjustment on each end, but since they’re purpose made for the ukes, I...
  18. I agree in most examples, but the end-grain...

    I agree in most examples, but the end-grain ivoroid bindings on my koa Takumi are gorgeous.
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    Iíve been doing the same thing, including the...

    Iíve been doing the same thing, including the tuning, with an old 1920s Lyon &Healy ďOwn MakeĒ 17 fret tenor for years. I ran it with a set of Nylguts cannibalized from a 5 string banjo set....
  20. I think bindings might offer some protection by...

    I think bindings might offer some protection by covering the end grain of the wood used to make the top and back. This might help prevent the top and back from splitting along the grain because of an...
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    Scratch that, I ordered them on 5/28, not 5/29,...

    Scratch that, I ordered them on 5/28, not 5/29, and no joy...
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    I ordered them from Joelís Etsy store on 5/29......

    I ordered them from Joelís Etsy store on 5/29... havenít got them yet. Iím two states to the NE of you in CT.
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    Whatís with the Honolulu USPS?

    I ordered a set of Uke logic strings. The seller got them packed and to the post office quickly enough, but once they made it to the USPS Regional Distribution Center in Honolulu (at 02:43 on 5/31)...
  24. I have a growing number of ukes with shimmed...

    I have a growing number of ukes with shimmed saddles. Just last night, 20 minutes of work with a cheap razor saw and a file and I had a piano key ivory shim fabricated and installed under the saddle...
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    I confess that I do not use my circle of fifths...

    I confess that I do not use my circle of fifths as much as I should.
    But for one of its many uses, transposing, I use my own invention, the Tune Tin, all the time. It allows me to quickly transpose...
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