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    It was a fun project and its a novelty. It plays...

    It was a fun project and its a novelty. It plays poorly and sounds bad.
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    They definitely feel different. They are a bit...

    They definitely feel different. They are a bit stiffer to bend. Also they are nowhere near as stretchy when you put them on. The old ones would go around the peg a jillion times before you got it...
  3. Speaking as a person who has very large hands. I...

    Speaking as a person who has very large hands. I simply cannot play a standard electric guitar. I cant even place one finger on a string with out muting its neighbors. Kudos to having BIG NUTS!
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    I'm using Aquila all the way. They just happen...

    I'm using Aquila all the way. They just happen to work best on my slimline pineapple.
    I dont know how to tell from the packaging as mine just came in a little clear baggie, but I find the the new...
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    The "newer" Aquila Reds

    I'd post this in the reviews, but I'm not going into a mess of detail..

    I just got a some revised aquila red strings in the mail to try out. Long story short, they are excellent. They are less...
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    Yup. I live in NYC and there isnt a lot of good...

    Yup. I live in NYC and there isnt a lot of good uke action here. You'd think with 11 million people there would be a market...

    Sam Ash has a lot of ukes, but they are low end and some mid range....
  7. Thanks for the offer but that's a bit small for...

    Thanks for the offer but that's a bit small for me. Truth be told, I'd most like a kiwaya kts-7 or martin
  8. Thanks guys. I put a lot of thought into that...

    Thanks guys. I put a lot of thought into that and I am glad to get the approval of other Sceptre aficionados.

    If you're going to drill into a $1000 instrument with no obvious place for it, best...
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    stick a wad of paper towels under the first fret...

    stick a wad of paper towels under the first fret and by the bridge
  10. Fair question. I'm a righty. The pick up jack is...

    Fair question. I'm a righty. The pick up jack is like that for two reasons. If it was on the other side the uke would flip over if you put a strap on it. Also, if you were to rest it on your knee,...
  11. Thinking of trading my Tenor Sceptre for a soprano

    39191Got a tenor Sceptre a few months back from Hawaii Music Supply. I had a MiSi pick-up installed locally by a professional luthier. Its loud, sounds amazing, but... I hardly play it. Turns out...
  12. That things been on ebay forever. Local pickup...

    That things been on ebay forever. Local pickup in Hawaii must be the issue....
  13. ewww gross

    ewww gross
  14. I've played most styles, but I prefer the...

    I've played most styles, but I prefer the straight with name version. I don't notice a difference in play-ability, but I find Koalohas to be overly branded, especially with the crown bridge. I...
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    I keep a plastic uke at the office. I work in...

    I keep a plastic uke at the office. I work in tech and I have a lot of time to kill waiting for progress bars and reboots. The crazy airconditioning in my building and server room leaves the...
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    I've been eying one of these for a while. ...

    I've been eying one of these for a while. DaSilva James Hill model. I think its a great looking uke.

    http://www.ukemaker.com/images/UkeGallery/228-JHTenorCustom-1024.jpg
  17. I've been eyeing the autobot one for ages. My...

    I've been eyeing the autobot one for ages. My other passion is collecting 80's plastic robots...

    That said $550 is off the chart for a novelty uke IMHO
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    Here it is! Its all glue up and with some Martin...

    Here it is! Its all glue up and with some Martin strings on it. At the moment, it sounds like @#$@. The biggest problem is the fretboard. It needs to be leveled. My current plan is to sand...
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    I try to practice 30 min a day. Thats in...

    I try to practice 30 min a day. Thats in addition to playing... which is a totally different thing.
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    Lol. No worries. It's been a busy week so I...

    Lol. No worries. It's been a busy week so I haven't had a chance to work on it. I'm planning on having it to the point where I can get some strings on it over the weekend.
  21. My HF-2 did that with the stock strings. They...

    My HF-2 did that with the stock strings. They are pretty crap. I have high tension Worths on it now and the problem is gone.
  22. I'd also invest in a nut file from stewmac and...

    I'd also invest in a nut file from stewmac and make sure you have a regular file and some sandpaper. The low end ukes are alright as long as you set them up. If they are not setup they generally...
  23. I've had a few lost items thanks to UPS. They've...

    I've had a few lost items thanks to UPS. They've all showed up eventually though. I followed the tracking and they end up in some weird city and get routed back. Most I have ever had a item...
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    Sorry, no veggie dishes yet, but here are some...

    Sorry, no veggie dishes yet, but here are some more build pics. One thing to consider if you're contemplating the build: The instructions have you put the bracing together and then put the...
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    Ok, that was pretty awesome

    Ok, that was pretty awesome
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