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  1. With regards to mechanical parts they in general...

    With regards to mechanical parts they in general have long shelf lives that are only effected by the likes of oxidation, design changes and fashion. Given reasonable storage and packing a metal part...
  2. Jim DíVille, in his video does show working up...

    Jim DíVille, in his video does show working up the fretboard for each string to check pitch and I can see that that would help protect against over tensioning a string. He also seems to use the...
  3. Ultimately it is your instrument and you can do...

    Ultimately it is your instrument and you can do whatever you choose with it. To my eyes an off of centre strap button would look wrong and I believe that typically such a second hand instrument...
  4. Thank you Bill for your thoughts. As you...

    Thank you Bill for your thoughts. As you typically delete your old posts I just want to capture your comments for future reference.

    Thank you too to Stagehand man0a and ubulele, all good stuff....
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    I don’t think that Snarky at all but rather a...

    I don’t think that Snarky at all but rather a simple statement of fact.

    Personally, here in the U.K., my choice would be to buy a Uke that hasn’t been set-up at a price that reflects that lack of...
  6. Tuning Fork, A or E and how to use ?

    Electronic tuners are cheap and readily available but I suspect that there is value in having and being able to use a tuning fork to tune your Uke.

    I’m wondering what the experience of people...
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    I wonder what will be the situation with the Kala...

    I wonder what will be the situation with the Kala sales model outside of the USA.

    Selling direct to the customer and cutting out the middle man isnít that unusual a sales model and I wish Kala...
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    I’ve had a Snark (it came with a second hand...

    I’ve had a Snark (it came with a second hand instrument) and didn’t like it, it got sold. To me that Snark seemed excessively accurate, cumbersome and overly large. I’ve used Eno tuners for years and...
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    It is only a matter of time before this virus...

    It is only a matter of time before this virus goes the way of others and stops being an obstacle to normal life but how much time is the big question and one to which I doubt that there is one all...
  10. There have been some really sensible proposals...

    There have been some really sensible proposals already so there are lots of good and suitable alternatives for you to choose from.

    The perceived wisdom is that an all solid instrument will not...
  11. I’m afraid I have to agree with the sentiment in...

    I’m afraid I have to agree with the sentiment in three posts above. There’s a point below which an item just isn’t worth buying and a lot of folk here are of the view that the Waterman wouldn’t be...
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    Sets me thinking and in a way it’s new product...

    Sets me thinking and in a way it’s new product line, if you can just find the market. Weird as it may seem some folk can’t manage to saw a loaf straight (square) never mind get even thickness slices.
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    Unfortunately youíre right out of luck with this...

    Unfortunately youíre right out of luck with this problem and will have to carefully drill out the headstock to take something larger. You can get sometimes get away with not using bushing and...
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    Thank you for posting this video. I found it to...

    Thank you for posting this video. I found it to be 30 minutes well spent in a generally informing type of way. The video is circa 2008?, but that Ďageí isnít really of any matter.

    More good stuff...
  15. At the risk of temporary thread diversion why a...

    At the risk of temporary thread diversion why a cigar box and (‘cause I know what you make will be a good ‘um) please could I have the drawing details as a project to add to my ‘retirement’ list?...
  16. I don’t play expensive instruments, my dearest is...

    I don’t play expensive instruments, my dearest is a concert that cost £150 but I don’t play it much if at all. Theses days I reach for the Soprano size and in particular a Kala KA-S against which I...
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    Funnily enough earlier today I happened on your...

    Funnily enough earlier today I happened on your posting in another place and did watch your video. I thought your playing expert and likewise the settings and camera work were super, very well done. ...
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    A month or so back I imported (to the U.K.)...

    A month or so back I imported (to the U.K.) something from Germany, it seemed to take an age to come. Similarly I’m waiting for stuff from China and the typical long delivery times are now extended....
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    Sorry I should have been less subtle and more...

    Sorry I should have been less subtle and more direct, instead of saying Mr T I should have given him his current tittle and his full surname, ie. President Trump.

    I can well understand that...
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    I was surprised that first thread was allowed to...

    I was surprised that first thread was allowed to stand as long as it did. Discussions including Religion and/or Politics could well be poisonous to the peace and harmony that we enjoy here on UU. If...
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    Thank you Gents for your kind replies. Itís a...

    Thank you Gents for your kind replies.

    Itís a pity that one of the tuners is missing, the other three work fine enough but three strings isnít enough for my purposes. As Chris suggests when the...
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    Just giving this old thread a bump in case anyone...

    Just giving this old thread a bump in case anyone might be able to make suggestions that don’t involve drilling.

    I have an old Uke with narrow shaft friction tuners, unfortunately one tuner is...
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    Thank you very much for posting this video and...

    Thank you very much for posting this video and for sharing your skills with us. I am in the process of improving the repair (restoration would overstate my skills) of a beat up Soprano that had a...
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    When in doubt then doing nothing can serve you...

    When in doubt then doing nothing can serve you well. You already have something that plays well and the more that you practice the better it will play. I feel sure that there is logic to looking at...
  25. The original post reminds me of an experience...

    The original post reminds me of an experience with drains about 30 years ago. My good neighbour came to me for help when his (downstairs) shower tray wouldn’t drain and some rather unpleasant stuff...
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