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    I have a 1928 Gibson - but it's ten years older...

    I have a 1928 Gibson - but it's ten years older than me.

    John Colter
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    "My new experimental side sound hole design" ...

    "My new experimental side sound hole design"

    That looks loud!:D

    John Colter
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    One that I used to struggle with was Ab7 - 1323....

    One that I used to struggle with was Ab7 - 1323. It's a useful shape as a moveable 7th chord, so well worth persevering with.

    John Colter
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    "Scottish Nose Flutes" No use to me - my nose...

    "Scottish Nose Flutes"

    No use to me - my nose is English, with Irish ancestry.

    John Colter
  5. Just google "ukulele saddle blanks". John...

    Just google "ukulele saddle blanks".

    John Colter
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    You're doing a lot better than me! I bought a...

    You're doing a lot better than me! I bought a Kalimba a few months ago. Mine is an Aiersi - solid Koa, hollow body, 17 keys. It sounds lovely, but I find it difficult to play a scale using both...
  7. If the uke is still very slightly sharp when the...

    If the uke is still very slightly sharp when the saddle is completely vertical, it would be worth making a new saddle of a different cross section. The original one has a rounded top (which is quite...
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    Some years ago, I was riding my motorcycle on a...

    Some years ago, I was riding my motorcycle on a very narrow country lane, near The Long Mynd in Shropshire, when I rounded a bend and was confronted by four men proceeding down the road pushing an...
  9. " 'Play better' responses miss the point of the...

    " 'Play better' responses miss the point of the question"

    Or perhaps you are missing the point of the answer. Making music not about the instrument, it's about the player. To put it another way,...
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    "Eventually, transmission will stop" If there...

    "Eventually, transmission will stop"

    If there are any alien life forms picking up radio messages from Earth, I'll bet that's what they are thinking.

    John Colter
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    Fortunately, it is not compulsory. I chose to...

    Fortunately, it is not compulsory. I chose to have the vaccination. Others, for various reasons, may choose not to. That is as it should be.

    It is now two weeks since I received the second shot. I...
  12. It looks as though the saddle is leaning because...

    It looks as though the saddle is leaning because it is too narrow (front to back) for the slot in the bridge. Making it vertical (by shimming it so that it gives the maximum possible scale length)...
  13. Thread: Shame

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    We're doing better! Our ancestors thought nothing...

    We're doing better! Our ancestors thought nothing of cutting down more than 2,000 mature Oak trees, just to make one battleship.

    John Colter
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    So sorry to hear of this, Rob. I wish you all the...

    So sorry to hear of this, Rob. I wish you all the best.

    John Colter
  15. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome, Flynn - you've come to the right place!...

    Welcome, Flynn - you've come to the right place!

    John Colter
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    "I'm thinking about taking some singing lessons....

    "I'm thinking about taking some singing lessons. I wonder if I could learn to sing well enough at least so that I could sing along with my uke."

    Yes, you can learn to sing well enough and taking...
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    The original question of this thread has a...

    The original question of this thread has a built-in assumption - that friction tuners are inferior to geared. You may prefer geared tuners, but that doesn't mean that they are better.

    John Colter
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    My only privilege is that I live in England and...

    My only privilege is that I live in England and am more than eighty years old. As usual, the service varies considerably depending upon where in England you live. My elder sister and her husband are...
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    Excessive battery consumption? The batteries in...

    Excessive battery consumption? The batteries in my Snark last a lot longer than six months.

    John Colter
  20. Thread: D6 Workshop

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    If you are used to playing a ukulele tuned gCEA...

    If you are used to playing a ukulele tuned gCEA then a workshop which concentrates on aDF#B would be no help. I'd guess they are just making that distinction.

    John Colter
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    My Snark is exactly ten years old. When it broke,...

    My Snark is exactly ten years old. When it broke, I fixed it with sewing thread and Araldite epoxy glue. Both joints are still solid and move as they should. It is about ready for its third battery -...
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    Today, I had the second dose of the Pfizer...

    Today, I had the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine (three weeks after the initial dose). Everything hunky dory so far. Nothing to report except that the arthritis in my wrists has been noticeably...
  23. Thanks for the chuckle!;) John C.

    Thanks for the chuckle!;)

    John C.
  24. "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord...

    "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord shapes (think CAGED for f.i. am7) in different positions"

    Sitting or standing are the best positions. Canoes can be problematical.

    John Colter
  25. Lose some weight, do more walking, cease buying...

    Lose some weight, do more walking, cease buying ukuleles. Sounds simple, but it ain't!

    John Colter
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