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    I use this bass amp. Works great as a house amp....

    I use this bass amp. Works great as a house amp.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rum15--fender-rumble-15-1x8-inch-15-watt-bass-combo
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    I use this bass amp. Works great as a house amp....

    I use this bass amp. Works great as a house amp.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Rum15--fender-rumble-15-1x8-inch-15-watt-bass-combo
  3. Thread: Ohana SK-35S

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    If I was in the market for a good laminate...

    If I was in the market for a good laminate soprano I would buy one of these.

    https://mimsukes.com/collections/soprano/products/ohana-soprano-sk-15wg-laminate-willow-gloss-ukulele-i642
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    I own an Hadean with the traditional hollow body...

    I own an Hadean with the traditional hollow body and round sound hole. It sounds/plays great. I think the F-hole bass probably is a bit louder unplugged than the solid though it will still need an...
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    Better picture.

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  6. Why do you have the third string wound toward the...

    Why do you have the third string wound toward the outside instead of toward the center of the headstock? I've seen this on first and fourth strings but never on second and third strings. All my ukes...
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    I've got a 17 key Kalimba arriving today. Because...

    I've got a 17 key Kalimba arriving today. Because uke, guitar and bass are not enough. :p
  8. It's the intervals in the scale. C=1=I F=4=IV...

    It's the intervals in the scale. C=1=I F=4=IV G=5=V for a C major scale. For a G major scale it would be G,C,D.

    I IV V is a common chord progression.

    Lots of chord/scale info here: ...
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    Looks like you may be right. I see MIM has one 2K...

    Looks like you may be right. I see MIM has one 2K tenor in stock.

    Scratch the itch while you can.
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    I was about to post this but apparently great...

    I was about to post this but apparently great minds (or Mikes) think alike. :cool:
  11. 1-11/32 nut width on Tenors per Martin's website.

    1-11/32 nut width on Tenors per Martin's website.
  12. Honestly, the 34mm nut is not "ruining the...

    Honestly, the 34mm nut is not "ruining the company".

    I have a Martin IZ and a KALA archtop with 36.5mm width at the nut. I switch seamlessly between them an wouldn't have known there was this...
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    Piezo is very vibration sensitive. Think about...

    Piezo is very vibration sensitive. Think about those tuners that clamp on the headstock and how well they work. The whole instrument vibrates when you strike a note.

    In any event, the one I...
  14. Thread: Martin 1T IZ

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    IZ is my "go to" uke when I just want to play. I...

    IZ is my "go to" uke when I just want to play. I just got a 50s era Martin Soprano so that's getting attention at the moment.

    I put a Fremont Blackline low G on IZ as I prefer linear tuning on my...
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    The one I bought for my bari mounts in a 1/2"...

    The one I bought for my bari mounts in a 1/2" hole at the end pin location (see my thread in the luthier forum) and is secured with 3 screws needing 1/16" holes. $21 on Amazon, no need to glue...
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    Search Amazon for "muslady".

    Search Amazon for "muslady".
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    It's here! Got a few dings and one previous owner...

    It's here! Got a few dings and one previous owner put his name on the inside back (look in the soundhole).

    It is in great shape as advertised. I brought it up to pitch and just played it for a few...
  18. Thread: Martin 1T IZ

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    Martin 1T IZ

    This is my first Martin uke (I own 2 Martin guitars).

    The fit and finish are superb, which I expected. The uke is easy to play and the tone is inspiring.

    It came strung with Martin Polygut M625...
  19. Ohana makes a wide range of ukes. I'd contact MIM...

    Ohana makes a wide range of ukes. I'd contact MIM (largest Ohana dealer) and ask for her recommendation. She will do a great setup before it ships out. If you up the top end to $300 you can get some...
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    https://www.stewmac.com/SiteSearch/?search=radius%...

    https://www.stewmac.com/SiteSearch/?search=radius%20gauge&facet=%7cbrand%3astewmac
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    Install complete. This is a KALA KA-B baritone...

    Install complete. This is a KALA KA-B baritone uke. I'm running it into a ZOOM A1 four then into a Fender Rumble 15 bass amp. So far I'm very happy with this piezo.

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    Jerry, it's a Muslady passive piezo pickup, $21...

    Jerry, it's a Muslady passive piezo pickup, $21 on Amazon. It mounts where the end pin is located so I already have a pilot hole. It requires a 12mm (1/2") hole. I should have it installed sometime...
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    Thank you sir!

    Thank you sir!
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    Instrument cable jack and side binding.

    I'm going to add a piezo pickup to my KALA KA-B baritone uke. The cable jack is supposed to go where the end pin strap jack is located. I have to drill a 1/2" hole which is wider than the binding...
  25. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    I think we have to keep in mind that at Martin,...

    I think we have to keep in mind that at Martin, guitars are their bread and butter. I too would like to see more from them in their uke line. I'm sure they could produce a killer Guitarlele if they...
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