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    That's logical. I can relate to that. John...

    That's logical. I can relate to that.

    John Colter
  2. "sand perpendicular to the nut rather than...

    "sand perpendicular to the nut rather than longitudinally or the bottom of the nut will start to become concave"

    Good advice, but I think you mean convex. Pedantic, I know, but that's me!

    John...
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    Welcome to the forum, Dartmouthbrain. So, you...

    Welcome to the forum, Dartmouthbrain. So, you want the perfect soprano, do you? If I had to choose just one uke, there are many basic, solid mahogany sopranos that would fit the bill perfectly. As...
  4. I do like a tale with a happy ending. Nice one! ...

    I do like a tale with a happy ending. Nice one!

    John Colter
  5. It seems unlikely that the neck suddenly bowed...

    It seems unlikely that the neck suddenly bowed when you changed the strings. The person who suggested that seemed not to know much about ukuleles. You can settle the issue by placing a straight edge...
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    I wish people would stop referring to slight...

    I wish people would stop referring to slight distortion in the soundboard of a ukulele as a problem. It isn't. I have a sixty year old Martin style 1, and a ninety-two year old Gibson. Both are...
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    So, as I suspected, you're in the US of A -...

    So, as I suspected, you're in the US of A - that's a relief! I can hang on to my Kala KA-ASAC-S for a bit longer!

    John Colter
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    You might get a better response if you can...

    You might get a better response if you can indicate where you live, just the country. I have a Kala Acacia soprano, and I have thought of selling it, but did nothing about it. They are lovely...
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    Excellent result. Well done! John Colter

    Excellent result. Well done!

    John Colter
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    "I think that coronavirus is related to world...

    "I think that coronavirus is related to world politic, and everything is intentional"

    I think that sounds like paranoia.

    John Colter
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    "why make such a show of your displeasure? What...

    "why make such a show of your displeasure? What do you hope to gain?"

    It's called "virtue signaling". There's a lot of it about.

    John Colter
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    I am surprised that anybody could have such an...

    I am surprised that anybody could have such an extreme reaction to something so trivial. However, I will support your right to be offended, Mike, if you find that offensive.

    John Colter
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    From what I can see in the photo, that should not...

    From what I can see in the photo, that should not be a problem or develop into something nasty. As Mikelz777 say, purely cosmetic.

    John Colter
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    But what if you want to make a pineapple?

    But what if you want to make a pineapple?
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    Welcome, Paula, from another Mancunian, now...

    Welcome, Paula, from another Mancunian, now exiled to Shropshire.

    John Colter
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    Hello and welcome - from near Bridgnorth. John...

    Hello and welcome - from near Bridgnorth.

    John Colter
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    "Do knocks on a high gloss body even end up...

    "Do knocks on a high gloss body even end up looking like that? Do knocks on high gloss travel down the body? Could it just be the varnish and the wood be intact beneath?"

    To answer these three...
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    Looking at the third photograph, I'd say it was...

    Looking at the third photograph, I'd say it was caused by sharp impact at the point, just above the bridge, where the crack moves towards the bridge (for a very short distance) then towards the...
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    Thanks for that, WS64. It took me right back to...

    Thanks for that, WS64. It took me right back to the early 1960s, enjoying the Modern Jazz Quartet in concert in Manchester, England.

    Nicely done!

    John Colter
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    That reminds me of a friend who needed to cut a...

    That reminds me of a friend who needed to cut a cat flap in a door. He took the door off and took it into his workshop. After much careful measurement, he completed the job. It was only when he came...
  21. "I'm thinking that the 60 may have an advantage...

    "I'm thinking that the 60 may have an advantage with across the grain stress"

    I'm inclined to agree. Definitely worth trying.

    John Colter
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    ---------and that's JAZZ!. Thanks, Doc. That was...

    ---------and that's JAZZ!. Thanks, Doc. That was a tonic.

    John Colter
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    The use of a term like "air pumping" is...

    The use of a term like "air pumping" is misleading. It suggests that air is being ejected or pumped through the sound hole. It is easy to demonstrate that this is not so. The air inside the body of...
  24. Thread: Lesson No1???

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    Bob, some people are born with an aptitude for...

    Bob, some people are born with an aptitude for music - some aren't. The former find it easier to progress when learning an instrument. The latter will have to apply themselves diligently and will...
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    Whatever works best for you. I play sopranos...

    Whatever works best for you. I play sopranos almost exclusively and if I drop the neck of the uke onto the web of the thumb it becomes impossible to play barre chords, and others, for example Emin...
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