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  1. When you have a chance, let us know what you...

    When you have a chance, let us know what you think about the Hadean Rondo, before and after the changes. I hadn't heard of that brand until I got here to the UU bass section.
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    Since it's fun, I'll just add one more great...

    Since it's fun, I'll just add one more great bassist/singer who I hadn't thought of at first, but recently came to mind. Lance Hoppen, the bassist and one of the lead singers for Orleans, was (and...
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    Thanks Jim.

    Thanks Jim.
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    I suppose I could google it, but what is "linear"...

    I suppose I could google it, but what is "linear" tuning?
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    Wow, that's quite an operation they've got. Good...

    Wow, that's quite an operation they've got. Good luck with the fretboard project. And thanks for the tip on how to get links into a post. I'll try that...and here they are.
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    Keenonuke may have other recommendations, but...

    Keenonuke may have other recommendations, but here is a link to the Aquila 31U strings, which are CGDA.
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    Looks very cool. Do resonator ukes use a...

    Looks very cool. Do resonator ukes use a different type of string, or can they use any uke string?
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    Wow, those are way cool. Nice find, Jerry. If I...

    Wow, those are way cool. Nice find, Jerry. If I was building a uke I might go for one of those. I esp. liked the one with the Klimpt painting of the lady (I think they call it Adele) and the one...
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    Yes, the fingering patterns would be different...

    Yes, the fingering patterns would be different for chords, because the strings are tuned differently. In fifths tuning, the strings are tuned farther apart from each other ("more notes apart" from...
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    I didn't know there was a Grateful Dead uke...

    I didn't know there was a Grateful Dead uke until this thread was posted. That Alvarez Grateful Dead uke looks just like their neckties. I was never a Dead head either, but my wife used to like...
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    Congrats Jim, that is a nice uke indeed. Sounds...

    Congrats Jim, that is a nice uke indeed. Sounds like it'll be put to good use.
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    Glad to hear it went well, Jared. Sounds like...

    Glad to hear it went well, Jared. Sounds like you're benefitting already!
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    Yamaha does this when they make their bass...

    Yamaha does this when they make their bass guitars. Whether it makes a diff or not, who knows?
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    Barry, there have been a couple of pretty long...

    Barry, there have been a couple of pretty long discussion threads on this one. I believe one was last year, but I don't recall if it was for tenors or not. I was involved in one of those threads,...
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    My word, those are some beautiful ukes. Look...

    My word, those are some beautiful ukes. Look great, sound great. Thanks again for the link, Rafter. It's great drooling material. Feel better soon.
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    Good luck, Jared! Sounds like you'll have a...

    Good luck, Jared! Sounds like you'll have a great time.
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    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well,...

    Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, RafterGirl. I hope you're better soon. Thanks for the link, I will give that a listen!
  18. Ditto everyone else's comments -- beautiful...

    Ditto everyone else's comments -- beautiful ukulele and beautiful playing. I'm not familiar with this ukulele maker, so I will be interested to check them out. And congrats (a few months late).
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    Thanks Bill, for the explanation of how tab...

    Thanks Bill, for the explanation of how tab numbers work.

    In Jingle Bell Rock, in the key you're in, the chord on "has begun" usually is played as a D+5, meaning a D chord with an augmented...
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    I'm just curious, since I don't use tabs -- in...

    I'm just curious, since I don't use tabs -- in the OP, does 2021 start with the lowest-note string, or the highest-note string? I guess re-entrant tuning would complicate my question, so I'll put it...
  21. Thread: No Sales Tax

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    It's a state-by-state decision as to whether to...

    It's a state-by-state decision as to whether to require online retailers to charge sales tax. Of the states that have sales taxes, I'd guess most do require it by now. If you live in one of the...
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    fingerguy -- Sounds good, I hope you continue to...

    fingerguy -- Sounds good, I hope you continue to enjoy your playing.

    tm3 -- re your statement "Unfortunately, bad teachers are common and great teachers are rare." -- my experience is the...
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    To the OP's question as to whether a teacher is...

    To the OP's question as to whether a teacher is "necessary," no, it isn't necessary, but it sure helps. I imagine there are some great musicians who claim to be self-taught, or whom legend says were...
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    Double wow!! That is one beautiful baritone. ...

    Double wow!! That is one beautiful baritone. Nice purchase.
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    I live all over the fretboard, one end to the...

    I live all over the fretboard, one end to the other.
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