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    People tell themselves they can't memorise chords...

    People tell themselves they can't memorise chords and lyrics, so they don't try. I was like that until an embarrassing happening made me decide to commit one song to memory. Once I'd done that (it...
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    That sounds like a cuss - you strapless...

    That sounds like a cuss - you strapless fingerpicker!

    John Colter
  3. There was a young lady from Rimini, Whose...

    There was a young lady from Rimini,
    Whose tresses were flowing and shimmery,
    But it has to be said,
    When she got out of bed,
    It looked like she fell down the chimney.

    John Colter
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    If the binding material responds to knocks by...

    If the binding material responds to knocks by chips flaking off, then I wouldn't buy one of those ukes at all. Such brittle stuff is not suitable for binding.

    John Colter
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    Plus 5 or 8 is probably within the acceptable...

    Plus 5 or 8 is probably within the acceptable range but if your soprano is going 35 notches sharp at the twelfth, I'd say it needs the string heights setting up properly. That may be all it needs to...
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    Those photos make me wonder how that binding was...

    Those photos make me wonder how that binding was formed. The reason for binding is to reinforce the corners with a stronger, more resilient substance. This is often a hard wood, or hard but slightly...
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    Have you tried a rectangular case? I've got...

    Have you tried a rectangular case? I've got several of them. They hold my cigar box ukes and a couple of other odd shaped designs.

    John Colter
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    I'm a big fan of Neil Sedaka's music. That...

    I'm a big fan of Neil Sedaka's music. That captured the mood of the song perfectly. Most enjoyable.

    John Colter
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    Books - ah yes, I remember them well. John...

    Books - ah yes, I remember them well.

    John Colter
  10. As Bellgamin says, above, controlling the length...

    As Bellgamin says, above, controlling the length of the sustain is a very useful playing technique. It took me a while before the penny dropped, but when it did, it brought an added dimension to my...
  11. I placed my Tokai 'Cats Eyes' solid mahogany...

    I placed my Tokai 'Cats Eyes' solid mahogany soprano in the rear foot well of the car. It was in a softish, padded bag. Later, I folded the rear seats forward, not realising that they also drop into...
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    They might as well send you a photo of a small...

    They might as well send you a photo of a small sapling and ask you to be patient.

    John Colter
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    Wastella, wouldn't it be easier to accept the...

    Wastella, wouldn't it be easier to accept the position of the bridge and the length of the neck and change just the fret board?

    John Colter
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    That's well thought out. I respect a man who uses...

    That's well thought out. I respect a man who uses his loaf.

    John Colter
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    Nice save! Well done, that man. John Colter

    Nice save! Well done, that man.

    John Colter
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    "Today was the first time I noticed it" ...

    "Today was the first time I noticed it"

    Perhaps it was always like that.

    John Colter
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    It's enough to make you weep!:rolleyes: John...

    It's enough to make you weep!:rolleyes:

    John Colter
  18. Thread: New Martin Hat

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    1833 is G#Maj7 but I have small hands and find it...

    1833 is G#Maj7 but I have small hands and find it an impossible reach. I will not be having a hat made with 0:8:8:11 emblazoned upon it, but it is a pleasant sounding inversion.

    John Colter
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    Poll: Use whichever you think will sound best. John...

    Use whichever you think will sound best.

    John Colter
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    Hi Penny, Don't get discouraged. I've been...

    Hi Penny,

    Don't get discouraged. I've been playing for more than twenty-five years and I wouldn't even attempt to play 0259! (top to bottom). I've got small hands. It is a physical impossibility....
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    "wood that's been in contact with so many...

    "wood that's been in contact with so many people's butts"

    It could be idea for the back side.

    John Colter

    ps It looks great - I'd use it.
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    Yup! Dogs have owners - cats have staff. John...

    Yup! Dogs have owners - cats have staff.

    John C.
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    OWN a cat? I'm struggling to understand that...

    OWN a cat? I'm struggling to understand that concept. A stray cat moved in with me a couple of weeks ago. It was his decision. I tried to resist but his determination was stronger than mine. He has...
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    I can't make sense of those instructions either....

    I can't make sense of those instructions either. How complicated can it be? I would simple take the whole thing apart, identify what is causing the problem, fix it, and Bob's your father's brother.
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    If I lost all my ukuleles I would make myself...

    If I lost all my ukuleles I would make myself another cigar box uke and buy one HPL cheapie to keep the car. It's great to have a herd of two dozen assorted sopranos, but I could live without them.
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