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    Some of the more "folkie" sounding, acoustic...

    Some of the more "folkie" sounding, acoustic guitar driven Beatles songs work well as instrumentals.
    I'm thinking of Nowhere Man, Here, There and Everywhere, Fool on the Hill etc.
    Could be simply...
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    In 1968 I bought a uke and after about 12-18...

    In 1968 I bought a uke and after about 12-18 months was "reasonably" competent, but since ukes weren't cool in '68, (had to wait another 40-50 years for that) I hankered after a guitar.
    I came...
  3. A couple of years ago I made 2 guitar pickguards...

    A couple of years ago I made 2 guitar pickguards from a screen protector intended for ipad/andriod tablets.
    With care you could probably have enough for 3 ukes. More cost effective when you don't...
  4. Larry I bought one of these about a year ago...

    Larry
    I bought one of these about a year ago primarily to provide a bit of amplification for my Godin A6 and A12 guitars. These were informal acoustic sessions where my Fishman Loudbox would have...
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    That's interesting, I play a short scale (17...

    That's interesting, I play a short scale (17 fret) tenor banjo tuned to those intervals but dGBE, it gives a reasonable Bluegrass sound when fingerpicked.
    I like the clawhammer style, must look up...
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    Keith, Thanks for the response, will look into...

    Keith,

    Thanks for the response, will look into Openshot. Free is always a good start point:)
    Am already covered for audio editing with Audacity and Reaper.

    Regards
    Vintage
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    Help Needed

    Hello all,

    I hope I can get some advice re. video editing software.

    My plan is to make separate videos performing a song using different instruments, then combining sections from each into one...
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    Mark.T Very impressive, What tuning do you use...

    Mark.T

    Very impressive, What tuning do you use on the uke?

    Vintage
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    Great rendition. 1936 would be more accurate...

    Great rendition.

    1936 would be more accurate for the date of this song, 1973 for the Bryan Ferry version.

    Vintage
  10. Sorry to hear about yer humour bypass! :) ...

    Sorry to hear about yer humour bypass! :)

    Vintage
  11. I came across a YouTube video a few years ago...

    I came across a YouTube video a few years ago where a guy demonstrated applying a pickguard cut from an iPad type tablet screen protector.
    I successfully applied one to a new gloss finished guitar...
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    I'm not convinced that this is a pickguard in the...

    I'm not convinced that this is a pickguard in the conventional sense, more like a decorative veneer inlay. The headstock veneer matches this wood.

    Vintage
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    Captain, Could you clarify, does the buzz occur...

    Captain,
    Could you clarify, does the buzz occur when you play open strings, or when you fret the strings at the first?
    If open strings, it could be that your nut slots are too deep (stop smirking...
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    The GS Mini is a nice piece of kit, a friend has...

    The GS Mini is a nice piece of kit, a friend has one which I have played a couple of times. We are both vertically challenged so the Mini is a good fit :) If I didn't already have a surplus of...
  15. A couple of suggestions that may help; 1. Ukes...

    A couple of suggestions that may help;
    1. Ukes don't normally have a truss rod since the string tension is not a great as with steel strings.
    2. Looking at your pics, you could probably sand a...
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    ukulelekarsi, that's a pretty accurate summary...

    ukulelekarsi,
    that's a pretty accurate summary of the Cosmos.
    I signed up in 2011 and a lot of "characters" have come and gone since then.
    The two forums are completely different, the Cosmos is...
  17. Just had a look at the EUT-MAD on Amazon. The...

    Just had a look at the EUT-MAD on Amazon.
    The fingerboard appears to have the non shiny finish I would prefer.
    Go for it!

    Vintage
  18. Morning all, azairvine is correct in saying...

    Morning all,

    azairvine is correct in saying that Richlite is a paper based composite. It's a variation of a product that has been used for years as kitchen worktop covering, also known as Formica....
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    I'm an Android user, and as such, am unable to...

    I'm an Android user, and as such, am unable to use OnSong but I hear a lot of good things about it.
    I use, and would recommend OpenSongApp for Android, it seems to share a lot of similarities with...
  20. Looks interesting, would appreciate more info....

    Looks interesting, would appreciate more info.
    Have you read the Ukulele Review Guidelines at the top of this board?

    Vintage
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    I think Ms Bean is correct re. arched back. I...

    I think Ms Bean is correct re. arched back.
    I had a look at the instruction booklet on the Stewmac site, and while it doesn't specifically say "arched back", the illustrations showing how the...
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    I have fitted K&K passive PUs to several guitars,...

    I have fitted K&K passive PUs to several guitars, mandolins and banjos and always secure the end piece with a drop of the wife's nail varnish on the threads.

    Vintage
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    ksiegel, As far as I recall Bazmaz states in...

    ksiegel,

    As far as I recall Bazmaz states in his review that it's Polycarbonate with about 30 percent Carbon fibre added.

    Re the Transacoustic version, I had one but in my opinion it didn't...
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    The black strip is the piezo strip that fits into...

    The black strip is the piezo strip that fits into the bridge slot beneath the whit plastic saddle.
    You will also need a small hole drilled through the end of the bridge slot and the uke top.
    This...
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    Reply from Enya Re. Fret Wear

    'Morning all,

    I contacted them yesterday.
    Here's the reply I got this morning from Enya.

    "Thank you very much for contacting us and providing the feedback!

    We have been aware of the wear...
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