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    Hmm, looks like my post got truncated. Let's...

    Hmm, looks like my post got truncated.

    Let's see if I remember everything...

    I've been in your shoes.
    Just a few months ago, I started fingerpicking on the uke. I ran into issues with the...
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    [QUOTE=beanie;2287569] I

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    Based on what I casually read on the Internet......

    Based on what I casually read on the Internet... I think lemon oil is mineral oil with lemon scent added; and, since baby oil is also mineral oil with added fresh scent, baby oil should work just...
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    I use Dunlop lemon oil. ...

    I use Dunlop lemon oil.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/dunlop-fretboard-65-ultimate-lemon-oil/425264000000000

    This little bottle can last you a lifetime.
    I'm curious, so here's a...
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    Tune by ear. Works great and as fast as a tuner...

    Tune by ear. Works great and as fast as a tuner on an often-play ukulele.
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    I mainly strum on the uke. Once a while, I'd play...

    I mainly strum on the uke. Once a while, I'd play melody, etc. but I find the uke too limiting there (I play soprano).
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    It might be a blessing in disguise. If you do...

    It might be a blessing in disguise.

    If you do get another Snark, look for rubber collars around the joints. this improvement is kind of like a curse... because my Snark just won't break anymore....
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    I think all of my ukes came with some defects,...

    I think all of my ukes came with some defects, except 1 uke that was near perfect. These are all new and not factor seconds. Whether it is scratches on fretboard binding or flaws in finish; even my...
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    +1. Don't do anything on the uke; anything you do...

    +1. Don't do anything on the uke; anything you do will limit your options ATM.
    If the seller doesn't respond, then give the credit card company a call.
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    Do you mean that you like how your uke currently...

    Do you mean that you like how your uke currently sounds? or do you mean sound samples you heard of this uke model like on youtube?
    If you already like its sound, then I'd just get more of the same...
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    Yes, of course, yes! Everybody's happy when...

    Yes, of course, yes!

    Everybody's happy when holding a ukulele. Everybody's happier when strumming. Everybody's happiest when strumming with company.

    Want to be in a gang? Make it a uke gang! ...
  12. Thread: String ties...

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    Ah, it does sound like a question. Don't know...

    Ah, it does sound like a question. Don't know why I put "why" when I should have put something like "don't need to".

    The thing is, the string tie adds no value except maybe save a few seconds of...
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    If you don't like your KoAloha ktm-00, then I can...

    If you don't like your KoAloha ktm-00, then I can understand why you want to buy the Kala KA-ASCP-T or the Ohana 90. Howeve, you mentioned "I have a koaloha ktm-00 that I love." My advice is not to...
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    The tension stays the same (otherwise it'll be...

    The tension stays the same (otherwise it'll be out of tune).
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    If you use a strap, then this tiny weight...

    If you use a strap, then this tiny weight difference matters very little.
    Matte is less protective, but offers better sound. Since it is cheaper too, I'd go with matte finish myself and just be more...
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    Why add unnecessary weight to the uke top.

    Why add unnecessary weight to the uke top.
  17. Thread: Vacation Uke

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    I merely bring on the other sopranos ukes because...

    I merely bring on the other sopranos ukes because the OP mentioned "I have Sopranos at home that cost four or five times as much that aren’t any better." While I have no experience with sopranos in...
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    I'm just wondering, why would we use string ties...

    I'm just wondering, why would we use string ties at all since it seem to add more weight than just twisting the strings?

    I know changing strings may be a pain, but it doesn't happen too often. Is...
  19. Thread: Squeaky strings?

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    There are many ways to introduce a squeak on the...

    There are many ways to introduce a squeak on the strings; usually come from finger tips instead of nails. A lot of times technique is important, but there are also strings that have more squeak than...
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    I used to own a KA-S (which is like your KA-15S,...

    I used to own a KA-S (which is like your KA-15S, all-laminate mahogany) but with a bit of upgraded hardware.

    I agree that my KA-S was certainly a playable instrument right out of the box, and I...
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    [QUOTE=VegasGeorge;2286368]I

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  22. I've owned 2 solid cedar top ukes: one with...

    I've owned 2 solid cedar top ukes: one with laminated acacia back/sides (Kala KA-ACP-CTG) and one with solid pau ferro back/sides (Kala KA-ASCP-C).

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    What is pau ferro:...
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    If this is going to be your first uke, then I...

    If this is going to be your first uke, then I wouldn't recommend that Tanglewood as your instrument.

    This Tanglewood is an all-laminate instrument for a high cost (you can do much, much better)....
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    7 early signs of addiction

    https://methodtreatment.com/family-resources/7-early-signs-of-addiction/


    1. Secrecy and suspicion

    Hiding the uke purchases from friends and family.

    2. Removing themselves from family and...
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    I think a lot depends on where you sell. ...

    I think a lot depends on where you sell.

    Assuming the price points are the selling prices (i.e. not the purchase/list prices of the ukes), below are my experiences. All transactions are within...
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