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  1. Thread: Scale Length

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    Then I'll just whip out a larger banjo-mandolin....

    Then I'll just whip out a larger banjo-mandolin. With metal fingerpicks. Yes, it would end in Mutual Assured Destruction. But that's only fitting for Bluegrass. Bombs away!
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    Do not fret over wearing out composite strings...

    Do not fret over wearing out composite strings with picks. Strings suffer more by fingertips grinding them against frets -- repetitive wear in one location. I use all sorts of flatpicks on nylon and...
  3. Thread: Scale Length

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    My baritone feel soo much like a little guitar. I...

    My baritone feel soo much like a little guitar. I have other reasons not to like it but its replacement will be strung with Venezuelan cuatro strings because 1) that's cheaper than buying a cuatro...
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    I can't help re: Maui but I find a concert easier...

    I can't help re: Maui but I find a concert easier to play, is louder and deeper, and has greater range (more frets!) than a soprano. Have fun in Hawai'i!
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    Sometimes that emotional involvement is zero or...

    Sometimes that emotional involvement is zero or even negative, right. I'm about zero on two of my cheap sopranos but they can go to the grandkids. I'm negative on a cheap baritone 'uke and F2 mando...
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    You'll find many odd projects at...

    You'll find many odd projects at Indestructables.Com including pocket, one-piece, cardboard, book, tin-can, cigar-box, folding, Tahitian, and odd-geometry 'ukes. Elsewhere, this silent electric 'uke...
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    Like, really! I'm not *broke* but the budget...

    Like, really! I'm not *broke* but the budget can't take any hits right now. Next week will be a little different, heh heh, but I still don't know where to get a charango and balalaika and new mandola...
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    IIRC more than a few flamenco and classical...

    IIRC more than a few flamenco and classical guitarists abuse gut / nylon / composite strings with long sharp fingernails or long sharp plectra, and I know I am not the only person applying stiff hard...
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    The easy way to integrate pentatonics is just to...

    The easy way to integrate pentatonics is just to limit your chord formations to the desired scale. In major scales, don't play 4th or 7th intervals in chords. In minor scales, skip the 2nd and 6th....
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    Oh the sports spammer is minor. Now I hit WHAT'S...

    Oh the sports spammer is minor. Now I hit WHAT'S NEW and see another seven pages of Korean spam. UU would seem an unlikely target for such. What have we done to deserve this?
  11. Thread: Ogd & oud

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    Yes it is. My tiple is a trip! The old banjo-'uke...

    Yes it is. My tiple is a trip! The old banjo-'uke and -mando are encrusted with age. They'll all hit the century mark in a few years. Old harmonicas aren't so great. :( But my Clarke tinwhistle, even...
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    I have seen and heard wonderful indigenous...

    I have seen and heard wonderful indigenous fiddles made by Tarahumara crafters. I didn't quite have the budget for one (and I'm no fiddler) the last time we visited Copper Canyon, Chihuahua; I'll...
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    Recent research debunks the special-woods and...

    Recent research debunks the special-woods and mystic-finish hypotheses for the success of the Cremona fiddle-makers. Nothing special about any of those -- no magickal formulae. The craftsmanship came...
  14. Thread: Ogd & oud

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    You tricked me here. I saw "Ogd & oud" and I...

    You tricked me here. I saw "Ogd & oud" and I thought the thread would be about o'uds (ancestral lutes) and some weird Arab variant called an og'd. Hah.

    The only old 'uke I have is a 1920's...
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    Yesterday I went to edit my .sig which contained...

    Yesterday I went to edit my .sig which contained two special characters in the Turkish spelling of Cumbus. Oops. My .sig was truncated; much of it was lost as I don't keep a backup. I wonder if it...
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    Not really, although I am currently more...

    Not really, although I am currently more mandolin- than 'ukulele-oriented. Both UAS and MAS remain strong. I am fairly satisfied with the guitars I have. I do see the possibility of selling some...
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    Me, change strings? Feh. That's the servants'...

    Me, change strings? Feh. That's the servants' job. I say, Jake, have you finished restringing them all yet? Well, hop to it!
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    I just hit WHAT'S NEW and got twelve screensful...

    I just hit WHAT'S NEW and got twelve screensful of spam. Yikes!
  19. Reality is whatever bites your butt, i.e. if it...

    Reality is whatever bites your butt, i.e. if it affects you, it's real, and if it doesn't, it's irrelevant. If you perceive that your butt has been bitten, whether or not it actually has, then you...
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    You would have a lot more room for sacred 'ukes...

    You would have a lot more room for sacred 'ukes if you got rid of the TV. ;)

    The wall facing me in our "morning room" is lined with barrister bookshelf cabinets with glass doors decorated with...
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    The lower three courses were/are already in...

    The lower three courses were/are already in octaves, as gG-cCc-eEe. I measured the top aa course as .010" plain. I had an extra wound .020" ball-end guitar string lying around - it works nicely for...
  22. Aha! I had found the site but I had not scrolled...

    Aha! I had found the site but I had not scrolled down as far as the FAQ. Thanks!
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    A few that come to mind (just before I drop off...

    A few that come to mind (just before I drop off into naptime) are TAKE YOUR FINGERS OFF IT; Pat Sky's HANGING 'ROUND and TALKING UNDERTAKER BLUES; the Holy Modal Rounders' EUPHORIA; some old...
  24. @70sSanO, all those 3- and 4-string SSP 'ukes...

    @70sSanO, all those 3- and 4-string SSP 'ukes look fascinating. I'd like to try building some when I get my workshop together. Do you have a link to Keith Ogata's website and that writeup? I can't...
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    It feels impossible. Double-stops and barres,...

    It feels impossible. Double-stops and barres, yes; chord forms, no. On fretless banjo or CBG or o'ud I just slide into the right place on one or two strings and let the other(s) drone or thump (if...
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