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  1. Thread: Comin back!

    by Doc_J
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    Dane, Good to see you back, and heading in a...

    Dane,

    Good to see you back, and heading in a good direction!
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    For looks, that curly mahogany might be the best....

    For looks, that curly mahogany might be the best. I usually just let the builder select the neck material, but my visual preference is curly maple.
  3. Neither. 13 frets to the body seems to be...

    Neither. 13 frets to the body seems to be optimal. That’s what Bill Collings used. I’ve got a couple ukes with 13 fret necks.
  4. Thread: Cedar vs redwood

    by Doc_J
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    I’ve had a couple redwood topped tenors, a...

    I’ve had a couple redwood topped tenors, a concert and a baritone. All were sinker redwood, except for the concert which had just straight grained redwood and a tenor with super curly redwood. I...
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    The good folks at Magic Fluke can provide just...

    The good folks at Magic Fluke can provide just the tops to be painted. If you send it back they’ll turn it into a flea or fluke ukulele. It’s also probably easier to sand off just the tops.

    They...
  6. Maybe consider getting a new nut made with more...

    Maybe consider getting a new nut made with more standard string spacing. That might make a big difference.

    Nice baritone!
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    Have you tried D'addario's String Tension Pro...

    Have you tried D'addario's String Tension Pro tool?

    http://stringtensionpro.com/
  8. Amazing tone and overall sound on this Kevin...

    Amazing tone and overall sound on this Kevin Mason baritone.

    Here's a sound sample in A-tuning.

    https://app.box.com/s/1xnwovyxip4hxkrghd4kyn66vy58i2vo
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    There is a nice looking Compass Rose tenor at...

    There is a nice looking Compass Rose tenor at ukulelefriend.
    http://ukulelefriend.com/ukes/compass-rose-ukulele/
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    The trebles are the clear Uke Logic Hard Tension...

    The trebles are the clear Uke Logic Hard Tension fluorocarbons. Strings have no tint, that I can see.
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    Hi Dave. It’s just a bad habit. When I tune up a...

    Hi Dave. It’s just a bad habit. When I tune up a uke I usually make a first stop a half step lower than normal string tuning just see how it sounds and feels. Strings don’t feel loose or sloppy,...
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    Update: Adding a short sound sample :...

    Update: Adding a short sound sample :
    https://app.box.com/s/fkczu5sr2eywdcbv0uuxbhfqb1cvx96e

    I tuned a half-step lower than normal to C#-F#A#-D#. These strings sound pretty good to me.
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    Uke Logic strings...excellent experience

    Just received a used Kanile’a baritone from HMS. It came with Ko’olau wound strings for 3 and 4 strings, and Uke Logic Hard Tension FC strings for 1 and 2 strings (linear DGBE). I’m amazed at the...
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    Great price on a Farallon! If I didn't already...

    Great price on a Farallon! If I didn't already have one, I would buy this one.
  15. Thread: Pick a Winner

    by Doc_J
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    My preference just based on looks is 1) highly...

    My preference just based on looks is 1) highly figured mahogany with curly port orford cedar. Regarding headplates, it sure would be nice to have a highly figured mahogany headplate to go with the...
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    Jerry maybe you can just sell your build slot? ...

    Jerry maybe you can just sell your build slot? I think it would be easier to sell the $300 build slot rather than the banjo uke.
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    Yes, I still play tenors. Lately, I've been...

    Yes, I still play tenors. Lately, I've been trialing out mostly baritones. I'm pretty happy with the tenors I have.

    Sounds like you have a great trip planned.
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    Still looking for a Scott Wise baritone.

    Still looking for a Scott Wise baritone.
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    18 months and counting here, since making a...

    18 months and counting here, since making a deposit on a custom uke from a brilliant luthier with no specified completion date. I swore this would be my last. Maybe it’s better not having a target...
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    Yes sir, I have a Port Orford cedar top/neck on a...

    Yes sir, I have a Port Orford cedar top/neck on a baritone that smells wonderful. Toon wood also has a very pleasant smell.
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    Simon, Thank you for sharing your build. The bear...

    Simon, Thank you for sharing your build. The bear claw figure, and the paua purfling and rosette are stunning. Bear claw spruce sounds as good as it looks, too.
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    Congratulations Patrick! What a wonderful...

    Congratulations Patrick! What a wonderful opportunity to play on the same stage and spending time with Jake.
    I hope someone there got pictures!
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    Nice Sonny D baritone

    Didn't want to start a new thread. Just been playing a nice Sonny D baritone for a few days. It's used from the estate of a musician. This is the first Sonny D uke I have played. My experience...
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    New. One of the listings summarized it. ...

    New. One of the listings summarized it.

    “Imagine our delight when Collings called and told us that after five years, they were bringing back ukuleles in VERY limited numbers for 2019! No custom...
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    Of those 19 tenors the only one I still own is...

    Of those 19 tenors the only one I still own is the Compass Rose in Flamed Cherry, built by Jake Maclay. Several on that list I wish I still had. But as a Ferris Bueller said “Life moves pretty...
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