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    I received the plea e-mail AGAIN tonight; I have...

    I received the plea e-mail AGAIN tonight; I have already bought enough of the back issues to never make the full library worth the purchase. So I resubscribed and ordered the back issues that I...
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    I'm not surprised that people are finding ways to...

    I'm not surprised that people are finding ways to beat the system. eBay confirms your bid amount pretty clearly after you have bid, and asks you to verify.

    There are real positives for...
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    Incidentally, the concert and tenor versions of...

    Incidentally, the concert and tenor versions of this are available on Amazon for $34. These are NOT referral links...just if anyone wants to play the "ukulele lottery" to see what they really get. ...
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    Just a side note: a person contacted me to let me...

    Just a side note: a person contacted me to let me know they ordered one of these in June, and it recently arrived (welcome to the world of shipping under COVID-19).

    In that batch, there were...
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    Can you clarify what you mean by electric? ...

    Can you clarify what you mean by electric? Regular ukulele with a pickup or are we taking full solid body electric with metal strings?
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    Flight NUB310 Baritone Ukulele

    Much, much better than last week's reviewed ukulele, the Flight NUB310 is Flight's entry level baritone that comes with a nice gig bag, for a very affordable in-store price.

    Both the One Minute...
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    It is going to be a little while, but Flight has...

    It is going to be a little while, but Flight has posted a sneak peak of their coming electric solid body ukuleles (a couple of models). It might very well be worth waiting for.
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    The only thing to be concerned about with a Snark...

    The only thing to be concerned about with a Snark is that the "stalk" on many of them break over time. It could happen to any tuner, but the Snark is particularly prone to it because of the length...
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    Although I was waiting for a "second," I also had...

    Although I was waiting for a "second," I also had a preference about the look of the instrument...I like the sap wood on the body...some do not have it. So a number of models--fully priced or...
  10. I think it's probably ideal for the action at the...

    I think it's probably ideal for the action at the nut to be the same, ultimately requiring the same effort to barre chords; but I think you have more leeway on the other end of the ukulele (12th...
  11. Hi Bill! I appreciate the support, but wonder...

    Hi Bill!

    I appreciate the support, but wonder if you are talking about my friend Paul Marchese, who runs Ukulele for Teachers.

    I have talked about a lot of these (not so much the fishing...
  12. I have a comparison video with a few plastic...

    I have a comparison video with a few plastic ukuleles:


    https://youtu.be/Y7siSFw7_r0
  13. There may have been some change in formulation;...

    There may have been some change in formulation; but most of the wear they are seeing has been from users who placed strings with metal elements on them, like Aquila Reds. In fact, I regularly see...
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    Wait a second... Packer... From Chicago? ...

    Wait a second...

    Packer...

    From Chicago?

    What??????

    :D
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    Even having read a lot of material about setups...

    Even having read a lot of material about setups early in my playing, it always seemed that people talked about action at the 12th fret, with only occasional references to action at the nut. I think...
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    I bought an Arch Top Jazz Ukulele from Aiersi (on...

    I bought an Arch Top Jazz Ukulele from Aiersi (on Amazon now)...they gave me a partial refund for two reasons. First, I am going to review it but the electronics didn't work right. I bought a...
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    I asked on their Facebook group (no one had) and...

    I asked on their Facebook group (no one had) and they said that they pronounce it K-mees.
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    I won one, and love it...and need to bring it out...

    I won one, and love it...and need to bring it out and play it. Like all instruments, some people aren't fans...but it may be the best balanced ukulele I own in terms of sound, and it is either the...
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    First, your statement about not liking the...

    First, your statement about not liking the brightness is exactly what I was saying in my review...I love the brightness of the Nova over the darkness of the Lava, and I think that's a major point for...
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    Well, that's a small world. I've been in touch...

    Well, that's a small world. I've been in touch with the owner, Devon Zhu, who contacted me after my review of the Aiersi Pineapple Soprano (It was $23 and worth $100). I'm pretty happy with the...
  21. A "Deals" section would be a nice addition! Also...

    A "Deals" section would be a nice addition! Also for discount codes, etc.
  22. Thread: Kanilea pins

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    What may be of interest to many people here is...

    What may be of interest to many people here is Shawn's work at Ukulele Friend in the Museum. Many of the earliest ukuleles had bridge pins (some have slotted bridges, although in most of the...
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    I've been watching this thread for a while,...

    I've been watching this thread for a while, wondering if I should jump in. Well, here I am.

    I'm a music teacher who picked up and teaches ukulele, and I fell in love with it. I love what it did...
  24. Contact Strings by Mail. They should be able to...

    Contact Strings by Mail. They should be able to figure something out for you.
  25. Thanks for your kind words. I run a reviews...

    Thanks for your kind words. I run a reviews group on Facebook and it is great fun to see different reviews on different models by all kinds of players—lots of good work being done. Being consistent...
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