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    SoundSmith's resonator ukes are good & loud. Plus...

    SoundSmith's resonator ukes are good & loud. Plus the unusual appearance of a resonator could draw the curious as well as those who like your playing.
  2. Thread: Bondi brand?

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    They are reportedly donating to Cambodia....

    They are reportedly donating to Cambodia. Probably so, but how to know? Also, what grade of ukes are they donating, I wonder. Despite my skeptical questions, I wish that Aussie company good success...
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    Thumping problem

    I have 5 baritones ukuleles that I play regularly. On 2 of them, when I strum I have a tendency to thump the soundboard. It's only a problem on those 2 baritones.

    I have 3 other baritones that I...
  4. Thread: Amp

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    @ DownUpDave -- I plan to try the iSolo clip on...

    @ DownUpDave -- I plan to try the iSolo clip on mic in a few weeks -- I have overspent my uke budget for this month. I have an oversized Pono barry that *might* handle the Baggs Anthem. I'm going to...
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    Hola compadre ----- All I know is what I have...

    Hola compadre ----- All I know is what I have been taught by guitar players -- all of whom do gigs for a living. I also have learned a lot from acousticguitarforum.com. Except for Hawaii, pro...
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    Did a search. Couldn't find it. Do you have a...

    Did a search. Couldn't find it. Do you have a link?
  7. Thread: Amp

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    You didn't say what kind of pick-ups you have in...

    You didn't say what kind of pick-ups you have in your ukes. If they are piezos then they mainly pick up the sound of the strings rather than the sound of the wood. The best amp in the world won't...
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    They look to be plastic. That's not necessarily a...

    They look to be plastic. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Some plastics can be just about as hard as steel. They shatter more easily than steel but that isn't a significant factor unless someone...
  9. 2 Topics: 1- Why the *** pre-amp? 2- Baggs Anthem?

    Topic #1 - Passive?
    I spotted an acoustic-electric tenor on EBAY, all-solid hog, at a very nice price. I have been looking for an electric that also plays good un-amped, & this tenor looks like it's...
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    I had an 8-string baritone made by Wei. It is...

    I had an 8-string baritone made by Wei. It is waaay over-built. No tummy massage at all. Terrible intonation beyond 4th fret.
  11. I put Aquila Sugar strings on my Pono Baritone. I...

    I put Aquila Sugar strings on my Pono Baritone. I find them to be loud, warm, & with great sustain. At Amazon, these are hi-G & these are low-G. YMMV
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    Generally speaking, ratings of sellers on EBAY...

    Generally speaking, ratings of sellers on EBAY primarily apply to the physical condition of products delivered by the seller, rather than to the quality of those products. That is, it is a...
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    I ordered Worth Tenor strings per suggestion of...

    I ordered Worth Tenor strings per suggestion of TH. I haven't received them yet. Tenor strings should be okay because I tune this Baritone to A.

    If the string change doesn't solve the buzz, then ...
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    Humidity? Well, the humidity did jump to the 80's...

    Humidity? Well, the humidity did jump to the 80's for a little more than 1 day because we had a sudden drenching downpour that caused severe flooding in many areas.

    Worn frets? The instrument is...
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    Thanks Jim. I was hoping you would spot this...

    Thanks Jim. I was hoping you would spot this thread. I shall give the nut shim a try. If this works, can I leave it there as a semi-permanent fix?

    Since nylon is thicker than fluorocarbon, I think...
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    2 requests concerning string buzz

    I have a baritone where string #3 has a very teeny buzz, off & on, when played open or fretted at fret #1. This baritone is tuned to A so #3 is my A string.

    Fret #1 is not high. That is, all frets...
  17. Thanks, Jarmo. In the meantime, a guitar-player...

    Thanks, Jarmo. In the meantime, a guitar-player friend of mine just got back from a trip so I asked him the same question. He gave me pretty much the same answer as you did.

    I'm going to do the...
  18. How to calculate the amount to remove from the saddle?

    Let's say that a ukulele's strings are 3mm above 12th fret & I want to lower them to 2.6mm -- how much should I sand off the saddle? Is there a ratio or formula or something?
  19. Some politicians have gone far doing exactly that...

    Some politicians have gone far doing exactly that -- for instances: Hillarity & The Donald. Maybe you should run for President or Governor or Senator or something. Play your uke or guitar on your...
  20. I like your comments. They make a lot of sense. ...

    I like your comments. They make a lot of sense.

    Here's another weird thought that sometimes crosses my mind --- take the following *hypothetical example* -- a Martyn Model XYZ guitar has the...
  21. More so, my goal is to pay the "right amount" for...

    More so, my goal is to pay the "right amount" for the quality I am actually getting.

    When it comes to pricing of guitars, I often wonder how much the price tag is affected by custormer biases or...
  22. Thanks to all. This is an interesting thread. ...

    Thanks to all. This is an interesting thread.

    I am still very curious as to what you folks feel are the main distinguishing advantages of an expensive guitar -- say $5,000 -- versus a $700 (used)...
  23. For right around $700, I have bought some used,...

    For right around $700, I have bought some used, all-solid wood guitars that were pretty nice. No offense but what's the difference beteen a $700 guitar and (for example) an $1100 guitar -- other than...
  24. Size 0 or 00 with slightly wider string spacing?

    I am seeking a size 0 or 00 guitar, $700 or less, that has wider-than-average string spacing. Anybody know of one?

    BY THE WAY -- when I look at guitar specifications, they never give string...
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    My favorite: Ohana tenor, all solid, myrtle S&B,...

    My favorite: Ohana tenor, all solid, myrtle S&B, Port Orford cedar top. I wonder why they call it cedar -- it's actually cypress. This tenor is amazingly light. It sings, chimes, growls - as needed....
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