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    Not as impressive as most the stuff here but I...

    Not as impressive as most the stuff here but I try. The body of my solid body bass uke.
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    I'd avoid them if I was you. The build quality is...

    I'd avoid them if I was you. The build quality is no where near Kala's usual standard.

    http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28914
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    I was in the final 5 for Koyama's ukulele design...

    I was in the final 5 for Koyama's ukulele design contest. Didn't win though :(
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    Ben, if you're worried about paying import tax...

    Ben, if you're worried about paying import tax and not being able to try before you buy, there's some great UK luthiers.

    http://petehowlettukulele.co.uk/ - Can personally vouch for Pete, own 5 of...
  5. Slowly working out Bohemian Rhapsody for the harp...

    Slowly working out Bohemian Rhapsody for the harp uke. Really weirds people out when I start playing it.
  6. Please put my username in the cookie jar.

    Please put my username in the cookie jar.
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    http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/ ...

    http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/

    http://www.hobgoblin.com/london/

    The two I frequent when I'm down in London.
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    Mine is from between 1927-1934 (when the...

    Mine is from between 1927-1934 (when the headstocks say "The Gibson"). Quite plinky but that's how I like my sopranos. And the fish quote came from a spambot on the forum, made me laugh when I read...
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    No love for Gibsons? Love my old one and think it...

    No love for Gibsons? Love my old one and think it sounds much nicer than similar aged Martins.
  10. Can't imagine fossilized wood would work too well.

    Can't imagine fossilized wood would work too well.
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    I'd have done this at the drop of a hat, though I...

    I'd have done this at the drop of a hat, though I have neither the time nor the skill.
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    Spend the last few days at my sister's graduation...

    Spend the last few days at my sister's graduation so haven't worked on it for a while. I'll make sure to post pics once it's complete.
  13. Thread: Harp Ukulele

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    Could go straight to the horse's mouth and...

    Could go straight to the horse's mouth and comission one from Pete Howlett, the guy who designed the harp uke for aNueNue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VxGlJgp76U
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    Thanks :) Ordered a set now.

    Thanks :) Ordered a set now.
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    Just the man I was hoping would answer. How do I...

    Just the man I was hoping would answer. How do I get in touch with Jasper Happy? Tried hunting for him on google to no avail.
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    A rosette on a uke that small, impressive. Mine's...

    A rosette on a uke that small, impressive. Mine's a bit simpler looking:

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    Tiny Tangi strings

    Been building a Tangi replica recently and am trying to find strings for it. Anyone know what would be best to use?
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    Tiny Tangi-esque build

    2/3rds the way done on my latest little project. Only problem I'm having is choosing strings. Anyone have any ideas?

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    Not surprised the Flakes sound bad, the bridge...

    Not surprised the Flakes sound bad, the bridge plate is huge. Makes me want to buy one and remake the soundboard, just too see how nice I can make one sound.
  20. Thread: Stage Names

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    I gig as the "Infamous Big Jim" after seeing it...

    I gig as the "Infamous Big Jim" after seeing it on a menu at a rock climbers cafe.

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    Based on Nick Benjamin's "Benjamin Scoop"...

    Based on Nick Benjamin's "Benjamin Scoop" http://www.benjaminguitars.co.uk/

    Wanted a cutaway but never been too keen on the look of cutaway ukuleles. The scoop was the best semi-cutaway I could...
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    My Pete Howlett. Doubt I'll ever find a nicer uke...

    My Pete Howlett. Doubt I'll ever find a nicer uke than this.
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    The Smile Song sounds great on the uke ...

    The Smile Song sounds great on the uke http://soundcloud.com/bigjimnixon/smile-smile-smile
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    There's ukulele wednesday's at the Royal George...

    There's ukulele wednesday's at the Royal George in London. Been down before and they're a lovely lot. Should be joining myself in Septmeber when I move down to London.
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    And Arron, don't take too kindly to being called...

    And Arron, don't take too kindly to being called a troll. That uke plan is the only free one I know of on the internet and the pickup is from a chinese seller so it's no surprise they can't spell too...
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