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    what's 3mm?

    what's 3mm?
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    I am quite happy that it is. I hope you enjoy...

    I am quite happy that it is. I hope you enjoy yours. Please let us know how it plays. The one I played is fantastic, it is also from the '50s. I am a bit jealous of you, but happy for you at the...
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    Congratulations, it better not be the one I have...

    Congratulations, it better not be the one I have my eye on.
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    Here you go. I think you can get the strumming...

    Here you go. I think you can get the strumming pattern down on your own or invent a new one that you like to strum. I tried to copy and paste here, but the chords wouldn't fall over the words...
  5. Thread: Stringed Humor

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    Tiny Tim was fantastic. I don't know why anyone...

    Tiny Tim was fantastic. I don't know why anyone would feel insulted by a reference to him. Falsetto isn't an easy skill to master, and his playing was respectable. His uke sounded great as well. My...
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    That was great, never heard Please Don't Talk Me...

    That was great, never heard Please Don't Talk Me When I'm Gone before. I guess I already know it, but I have to find the lyrics. Excellent job.
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    Is it possible that they don't consider the...

    Is it possible that they don't consider the Baritone uke a transposing instrument? If so, play every note an octave higher than you would for a guitar. That note is normal for soprano or tenor ukes,...
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    If anyone can benefit from this, I think it would...

    If anyone can benefit from this, I think it would be you. If you are anywhere as good working with wood as you are at buying tons of ukes, you will get your money's worth. They still offer uke kits....
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    I don't think they do. In your OP you say - ...

    I don't think they do. In your OP you say -



    I think people have given you great advice. These are all things that will help you improve the sound of any uke and applies to all of them. With...
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    Pay attention to where you are strumming for...

    Pay attention to where you are strumming for optimal tone and volume. In general, if you are strumming over the sound hole, your uke won't sound too good. Find a good place to strum and adjust as...
  11. Thread: Waiting!

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    My tuners came in 24 days from California, but I...

    My tuners came in 24 days from California, but I think it was standard delivery, or rather sub-standard delivery. Pony Express took 10 days but it cost about $26/half ounce in today's dollars ($1 in...
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    I guess we all learn something new every day.

    I guess we all learn something new every day.
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    It's not my use of the term, it's a very common...

    It's not my use of the term, it's a very common usage of this term. If you take the word and separate it you can glean what a peghead is. Peg is another name for "tuner". The word was usurped by one...
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    The post woman delivered my Gotoh planetary...

    The post woman delivered my Gotoh planetary tuners. I was surprised that they didn't fit in peghead right off the bat, but was relieved to find that in the bottom of one of my toolboxes was an Ace...
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    I didn't invent this design, I adapted it for my...

    I didn't invent this design, I adapted it for my uke from John Chappell's article Do It Yourself: Mandolin and Ukulele Tone Frame on the Harmony Central website (first entry in google search for "DIY...
  16. Thread: Cocobolo Change

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    The logo looks o.k. The tuners look goofy. If...

    The logo looks o.k. The tuners look goofy. If every other builder in the world agreed not to use Cocobolo, I guess they could make do without a logo.
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    Yes, I see where I went wrong. I just retuned my uke and left the strings in place just to hear how they each sound, and the A and E sound about the same and the C and G sound a little slack and go...
  18. I think this is an interesting idea to throw your...

    I think this is an interesting idea to throw your high g on top, and move all your other strings down one where your C string becomes your low G string, thus giving you GCEA low G tuning instead of...
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    For the Chorus he is switching from the...

    For the Chorus he is switching from the |:F|C|Bb|F C:| chords. The Verse he is using |:F|Bb F|F|Bb F:| For the interlude he is using |Dm|Am|Bb|F C|Dm|Am|Bb|C|C7| If you type out the lyrics I can...
  20. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    It's solid. I think the cost is so low (for a...

    It's solid. I think the cost is so low (for a Martin) because it is made in Mexico. Their T1K is only $499 for a Koa tenor...also pretty inexpensive for solid Koa, but also made in Mexico. Viva...
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    If I'm sitting down, I don't notice the tone...

    If I'm sitting down, I don't notice the tone issue so much, but when I get up and hold it against my chest or when I play lying down in bed, I get some tone issues that bother me. The thing sounds...
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    Ukulele Exoskeleton

    I can't find the topic where people were discussing getting better tone by moving the uke off of your body, as much as possible and it reminded me of the Tonegard for mandolins, where I found out...
  23. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    It doesn't look like Martin is putting holes,...

    It doesn't look like Martin is putting holes, rips tears dings or any kind of wood trauma into their new Tenor Uke. They are simply applying a thin layer of stain, instead of multiple layers, and it...
  24. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    Yes, I think most of us agree. Unfortunately a...

    Yes, I think most of us agree. Unfortunately a used mahogany Martin tenor is usually $1000 or more, but I am sure the sound is much better. I am looking forward to reviews and previews.

    It looks...
  25. Thread: New Martin ukes

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    according to the site, it's "ultra-thin finish...

    according to the site, it's "ultra-thin finish creates a beautifully weathered appearance". I'm not interested in the finish as much as I am in the mahogany wood. The finish doesn't look bad, but I...
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