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    I like lightweight clear nylon strings for...

    I like lightweight clear nylon strings for soprano. Harley Benton (from thomann.de) are nice and light. They take a while to bed in, but are then very stable, also very inexpensive. GHS do a...
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    Yes I bought a set of those pyramid strings once...

    Yes I bought a set of those pyramid strings once and can confirm the envelopes the strings come in are marked A, D, Fis and H (or something like that, basically ADF#B, but the way they label those...
  3. Thread: Space Fluke

    by jimavery
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    I could do with that uke for next month's jam...

    I could do with that uke for next month's jam session which will have a 'space' theme! Nicely done!
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    Yes, I can vouch for that. When I first started...

    Yes, I can vouch for that. When I first started playing ukulele in the late 1980s, my local musical instrument shop in Bristol had just one model of ukulele for sale - a rather nondescript cheap...
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    Intonation is always going to be tricky on such a...

    Intonation is always going to be tricky on such a small scale instrument. I find with my Keiki, I have to pay a lot more attention to how hard (or more to the point gently) I'm fretting each chord -...
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    I don't take either!

    I don't take either!
  7. Monthly ukulele jam in Corsham, Wiltshire, UK

    I run a monthly ukulele jam at the Pound Arts centre in Corsham on the first Friday of every month at 8pm. There are usually just a few of us, but would welcome more!

    Corsham Ukulele Jam

    Our...
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    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th...

    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th century was often marked up for tuning GCEA, ADF#B or BbEbGC. On a soprano, you can use the same set of strings for all those tunings, especially if you...
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    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!

    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!
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    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the...

    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the grade 1 ukulele music exam! In my case I'm going to concentrate on the fingerpicking curriculum, as although I have loads of experience with...
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    I have no plans, but there's an auction house...

    I have no plans, but there's an auction house just up the road from me which runs specialist musical instrument auctions. There's always the possibility that something will catch my eye. A couple...
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    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book...

    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book of Records".
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    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a...

    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a few years ago and they're still good. As Ed said, avoid extreme temperatures and definitely keep them away from sunlight.
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    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow...

    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow Seasonistas! Apologies again I've not been about as much as I would have liked in 2019. Next year my work pattern changes so I hope to join in a little...
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    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried...

    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried other sizes, but nothing else feels 'right'. I prefer ADF#B tuning too, partly because that's what I started learning years ago, but also because it...
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    I joined a band which has members much younger...

    I joined a band which has members much younger than I am. They find the good new songs to play!
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    Valerie because we never seem to know or agree...

    Valerie

    because we never seem to know or agree if we're playing The Zutons' version or that other one.
  18. I don't often stumble across a published book of...

    I don't often stumble across a published book of original songs. My richest sources of old sheet music have been junk shops and charity shops. In particular my local Oxfam shop often have...
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    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print...

    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print each page (or set of pages for each song) to PDF, giving the file a suitable name (the name of the song). After creating all those PDFs I then bulk...
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    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more...

    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more like Randy. :eek:
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    ^ | this! :D

    ^
    | this! :D
  22. Thread: Adf#b

    by jimavery
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    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for...

    Although I'm aware of Aquila's string set for ADF#B tuning, whenever I look for them, I can't seem to find them anywhere, although having just said that I see SUS have some in stock so I'll give them...
  23. I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings...

    I bought a couple of dozen sets of nylon strings I guess three or four years ago, still working my way them no problems yet. They're stored in a drawer because, as Peter said, UV light wouldn't be...
  24. Thread: Adf#b

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    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be...

    If it's a soprano scale instrument it should be fine. I'd use lighter weight strings, for example GHS Hawaiian D tuning (SKU 10).
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    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a...

    Earliest one I remember seeing was Pong on a cross-channel ferry. Earliest I remember playing was Space Invaders at the students union in Lancaster University same year as Charles & Di were married...
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