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    I can see it - but then I am one of Pete's 3259...

    I can see it - but then I am one of Pete's 3259 Facebook friends. So perhaps the video setting is restricted to friends. But Pete also posted the video on the Bonanza page, so maybe you'll be able...
  2. Thread: Ukulele Picks

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    This raises the great point that picks are...

    This raises the great point that picks are unfortunately very much like strings, in that no one pick is right for all ukes. I have found that I use different picks for different ukes, so you do have...
  3. Thread: Ukulele Picks

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    I am one of those apostates who usually uses a...

    I am one of those apostates who usually uses a pick with my ukes, as I actually find it sort of painful to strum with my index finger. For anyone who might like to use a pick, but finds it difficult...
  4. Not full - just a bit confusing perhaps. It's...

    Not full - just a bit confusing perhaps. It's combined with the Minnesota Bluegrass Association fall jam, and here is the ticket info:

    https://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/Fall-Jam-Tickets
  5. Yup, I'll be there.

    Yup, I'll be there.
  6. Thread: Rough night.

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    And the last two.

    And the last two.
  7. Thread: Rough night.

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    Let's see if posting a few of them this way works.

    Let's see if posting a few of them this way works.
  8. Thread: Rough night.

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    Well some of the old standards can be tedious at...

    Well some of the old standards can be tedious at times, but I welcome the season as an opportunity to bring out all those holiday spoof songs. Among the ones I have brought to jams include:

    Rusty...
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    I know someone who has the Daily Ukulele on his...

    I know someone who has the Daily Ukulele on his tablet using Mobile Sheets, and my impression is that each song in the book was turned into a separate PDF file before it was loaded. I would think...
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    Pete, Many years ago Gibson produced a limited...

    Pete,

    Many years ago Gibson produced a limited run of electric guitars in the shape of the lower 49 states.
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    Ooooo I like it! And with his CNC equipment Pete...

    Ooooo I like it! And with his CNC equipment Pete could easily program in the outline of the state. Not sure about fitting it through the sound hole though......
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    Well so far I've purchased ukes made in China,...

    Well so far I've purchased ukes made in China, England, California, Utah, Massachusetts, and New Zealand. For me part of the interest in my Bonanza uke was having something made in Minnesota. I...
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    I love the irony of a uke player in Honolulu...

    I love the irony of a uke player in Honolulu ordering a uke from a cabinet maker in Minnesota.
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    The PC police will be looking for you.

    The PC police will be looking for you.
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    Well yes the gears are plastic, but then so is...

    Well yes the gears are plastic, but then so is the body of an Airbus A380. And while I probably wouldn't want a drill fitted with plastic gears, the stresses applied to tuning gears are pretty low. ...
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    Hercules Folk Instrument Stand - absolute best...

    Hercules Folk Instrument Stand - absolute best I've found. Every other stand seems to get knocked over.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61bInkjLHIL._AC_SX679_.jpg
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  17. As I mentioned in my previous post (in the above...

    As I mentioned in my previous post (in the above link) my favorite position is #3, which is what I have on my Klos, Blackbird, and Beltona - none of which are traditional wood though. But it's still...
  18. Well I seem to be one of the few people to ever...

    Well I seem to be one of the few people to ever have an issue with an Enya uke (the neck warped), but they sent me a new one so I can't complain. And while I won't be buying an Enya Nova - since I...
  19. Interesting comment about the heastock "wings". ...

    Interesting comment about the heastock "wings". That was my main complaint about the Deering Banjo Uke when I tried it, which surprised me because I had never had that happen before with a uke. But...
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    I like it. In particular it would be useful to...

    I like it. In particular it would be useful to illustrate just how unusual the construction techniques are that Pete uses on his Bonanzas. Like using a ring of plywood in place of kerfing on the...
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    Well I can't say I like the shape, but I...

    Well I can't say I like the shape, but I certainly love the design innovations, and the fact that Pete keeps coming up with new ideas. (Typing this with my Bonanza Flatlander HPL uke on my lap.)
  22. Thread: High frets

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    And if you ain't gonna use them, you won't have...

    And if you ain't gonna use them, you won't have to re-crown them either.
  23. Thread: High frets

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    Spot leveling just one or two frets is not hard,...

    Spot leveling just one or two frets is not hard, IF you can get to them. In your case I wonder if there is room to be able to file down the 12th fret without damaging the top itself. If the top is...
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    Outdoor Ukulele - Guitar!

    So I just got an email from Outdoor Ukulele announcing early orders of their new "guitar". The specs are:

    Carbon fiber polycarbonate.
    Bolt-on neck.
    20" scale length.
    30.75" long x 10" wide x...
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    I asked about getting one on the Flatlander...

    I asked about getting one on the Flatlander Bonanze HPL uke I ordered last year. The answer was no.
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