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    It will be interesting to see how hard you find...

    It will be interesting to see how hard you find it compared with our ukes. For one thing I think you'll find playing an F barre chord is harder than anything you ever have to do on a uke, and is...
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    Yup, remove it. The purpose of the inside nut is...

    Yup, remove it. The purpose of the inside nut is to allow for different thickness of wood, so that you end up with the proper number of threads exposed on the outside of the uke. Any tightening is...
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    Mine was just delivered by Amazon. It's nice,...

    Mine was just delivered by Amazon. It's nice, and easier to use than I thought it would be, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it yet. For one thing, I can't hear any difference at all with the...
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    Well a positive spin on the new Fender ukes is...

    Well a positive spin on the new Fender ukes is that when they show up at Guitar Center they can't help but be better than the house brand Mitchell ukes they sell now.
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    I've noticed this too, and am surprised to not...

    I've noticed this too, and am surprised to not find more mention of it. A biggie for me (in low G) is Em. If played by fretting just the top* three strings (0432) the open G string is kind of...
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    I've wondered about that too, but I think the...

    I've wondered about that too, but I think the need for a sharp downward angle on the bridge is way overstated. I've looked at a few National resonators in the shops and been amazed at how shallow...
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    "Is Low G really 'ukulele?!" Possibly not. ...

    "Is Low G really 'ukulele?!"

    Possibly not. But then I've never cared about being "authentic", as I use straps and picks too. It's an instrument, not a cult.


    "Is it just trying to be a bit...
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    Hmmmm........so this is really more like the...

    Hmmmm........so this is really more like the carbon Outdoor Ukulele, not the Klos. And I wonder what exactly is meant by an "HPL" neck"? Though whatever it is, it does appear to have metal frets,...
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    Another approach could be to add a wood "string...

    Another approach could be to add a wood "string stop" bar (or whatever it's called), as is used on the Beltona resonators. Then you'd just have a stopper knot up against a hole in the wood.
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    There's a well known method of filling in a too...

    There's a well known method of filling in a too low nut slot that involves using a mix of superglue and baking soda (Stew Mac has a good YouTube video on the technique). I would imagine it could be...
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    IIRC that was one of my original gripes about my...

    IIRC that was one of my original gripes about my Klos. I specified low G, and indeed it came that way, but it had not been modified for low G at the slotted bridge or nut. The thick nylon low G...
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    Looks nice, and I am quite tempted by the...

    Looks nice, and I am quite tempted by the sweetened tunings. But there are a number of complaints on Amazon about the arrangements of the buttons, and how it can difficult to access the center power...
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    After reading this thread I finally got around to...

    After reading this thread I finally got around to adding the foam to protect the bridge. A little home made looking perhaps, but it holds the banjo uke tightly with no pressure on the head or bridge.
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    Thinking about that type of pressure on the head...

    Thinking about that type of pressure on the head is why I quit using a gig bag and found a hard mandolin case for my banjo uke. So far if I'm just driving to a local jam I haven't worried about the...
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    I suspect that getting the timing right on that...

    I suspect that getting the timing right on that much hot glue would be next to impossible without the proper industrial sized equipment. I would suggest using an adhesive caulk, such as "3M™ Marine...
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    Well it could be a poor batch, but unless they...

    Well it could be a poor batch, but unless they are using a complicated blend of resins for their fretboards, I doubt it. I suspect it is just technique. That is, some guitarist need to have their...
  17. Why a different pickup system? The poles...

    Why a different pickup system? The poles wouldn't be located directly under the strings, but they wouldn't be far off.
  18. Possible "steel string uke kit" at Stew Mac

    From time to time some folks here express interest in a steel string uke. Personally I don't see the attraction, BUT, if you are so afflicted, I just got a note from Stew Mac about a sale on their...
  19. You want to be talked out of buying it? How...

    You want to be talked out of buying it? How about this. If you play a banjo uke, everyone at the jam WILL hear your mistakes.
  20. The third fret paper method is sort of what I use...

    The third fret paper method is sort of what I use too. I start by just lowering each nut slot till there isn't much clearance between the string and the first fret with the string depressed at the...
  21. Thread: Our OZ Members

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    I spent over a month touring Australia last...

    I spent over a month touring Australia last February and March, driving down New South Wales, into Victoria, Gippsland, and spent a week on Kangaroo Island. It's just beyond words to see images of...
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    Well this very point came up just before...

    Well this very point came up just before Christmas, and this is what I wrote:

    "Anyway, to start with I have both strung with Living Waters low G fluorocarbon strings, with pretty low action (12th...
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    There have been some great discussions in the...

    There have been some great discussions in the past on the Carbon Fiber guitar section of the Acoustic Guitar Forum about our CF instruments getting pretty hot in the direct sun. Fortunately for...
  24. That is a mess. By all means just return it and...

    That is a mess. By all means just return it and get your money back, then go get something like a Kala. I've played a few Mitchells in the store and the quality is all over the map. And unless you...
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    Well I can't vouch for the quality, but if you go...

    Well I can't vouch for the quality, but if you go to https://www.aliexpress.com and search on guitar nut files you'll find a set for $5.38.
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