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  1. Thread: WHy Oh WHy?

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    There really isn’t much fooling around. As...

    There really isn’t much fooling around. As DownUpDave suggested, get a Thonastik CF 27. You can even try a Martin M620 E string (.0284) and use it for a C string. In my experience a thinner string...
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    Chuck, In no way was I trying to minimize the...

    Chuck,
    In no way was I trying to minimize the real life worries and concerns that go with being self employed. I have never had the intestinal fortitude to take that chance and spent 30+ years...
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    I guess the myth of how hard it is to build a...

    I guess the myth of how hard it is to build a ukulele should be busted... at least not if you are a talented woodworker. I couldn’t make one, but I have gone by to see Fred Shields a few times, and...
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    ^ This is really what drives the high end market....

    ^ This is really what drives the high end market. What I find particularly amusing are luthier websites that are littered with dramatic pictures of their instruments. The reflection off the gloss...
  5. Thread: WHy Oh WHy?

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    You can try different string material and/or...

    You can try different string material and/or thicknesses. I’ve tried individual Worth Brown and Aquila Red C strings. I’ve also gone with a slightly thinner diameter using .028 Seaguar instead of...
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    This is pretty simple. It comes down to how many...

    This is pretty simple. It comes down to how many hours a luthier actually spends making the ukulele vs. the additional premium paid based solely on brand or demand. If the ukulele does not have...
  7. It’ll never happen. If George Harrison, with his...

    It’ll never happen. If George Harrison, with his love of the instrument, couldn’t incorporate the ukulele into the Beatles, how do you expect anyone else will be able to?

    In the genre you refer...
  8. Maybe the best thing is not having a mainstream...

    Maybe the best thing is not having a mainstream commercially successful supergroup. Considering how many ukuleles have been sold around the world it is amazing that the instrument still has not...
  9. The video I posted earlier of Pure Heart was a...

    The video I posted earlier of Pure Heart was a re-union of the band Jake planned with in the late 90's. Jake has played in bands and has jammed with other musicians. I kinda doubt he would be...
  10. Not a super "group" but these guys are pretty...

    Not a super "group" but these guys are pretty good.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEh_gmdtOSc

    The guy playing uke could have a real future... lol!

    John
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    I would first make sure you can install Graphtech...

    I would first make sure you can install Graphtech Ratio tuners down the road. I have no experience in shortening a standard headstock, although I did mod an inline tuner headstock. I’d figure out...
  12. Thread: Kamoa Ukulele

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    When we went to Kauai a couple of years ago, I...

    When we went to Kauai a couple of years ago, I tried a number of them at their shop and didn’t care for any. They look nice, but they seem a little heavy and muted, and they are not cheap. Their...
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    Thanks for the info on Gold. My two problem...

    Thanks for the info on Gold. My two problem strings are A and C, especially C. I’d like to find a diameter between .022 and .024 for and A. C strings can range from booming to thud on some ukes. ...
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    Poll: Wow! 60% are 60 or older... at least at this...

    Wow! 60% are 60 or older... at least at this point. Forget about collecting vintage ukes, this place collects vintage ukers... lol. Of which I am one.

    John
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    Actually fishing line/leader pounds is the break...

    Actually fishing line/leader pounds is the break testing of the line. A 40lb test can withstand 10lb more before it breaks than 30lb test. Diameter in fishing is important because the thinner the...
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    It would be nice to find someone who understands...

    It would be nice to find someone who understands if knot strength (Seaguar site) equates to flexibility or surface texture or ??? It is difficult to know if it is marketing hype to sell fishing...
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    Has anyone compared Red Label to Pink Label? ...

    Has anyone compared Red Label to Pink Label?

    John
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    From what I’ve read on fishing forums and info...

    From what I’ve read on fishing forums and info from the Seaguar site, Pink Label appears to be the same as Red Label. If this is true, Red Label is what Fred Shields uses on his ukuleles. I don’t...
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    My only question is whether the original retail...

    My only question is whether the original retail was msrp or street value or ??? I’m not disagreeing with what is happening, but the Enya site has the M6 at $249, there is a EUT-M6 on Amazon for...
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    The Anderson-Group link that Jan D posted looks...

    The Anderson-Group link that Jan D posted looks like a good place to start.

    I would think that you will want to take multiple pictures of each ukulele, along with serial numbers, date of mfg, if...
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    Unfortunately, there are a lot of recycled trash...

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of recycled trash that is not being recycled, but just dumped into landfills. For decades China was taking a very high percentage of the world’s recyclable trash. ...
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    That is correct, 2010, which is an F chord shape...

    That is correct, 2010, which is an F chord shape on a tenor ukulele, is a C on a baritone.

    You actually have a quick and dirty key on your baritone (or linear tenor). I used this going from...
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    I agree that transposing sheets in advance can...

    I agree that transposing sheets in advance can crutch learning chords for a baritone. I hardly ever play guitar anymore, but when I play a baritone uke I use my guitar mindset and to play guitar...
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    This is a great response. I am guilty of playing...

    This is a great response. I am guilty of playing open/semi-open chords, but if you barre the 5 basic chord shapes it doesn’t matter what the starting point (tuning) that you choose. Playing a C or...
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    I didn’t read all the responses in this thread...

    I didn’t read all the responses in this thread but I did re-read your original post. It appears that you don’t want to know the differences between a baritone and a tenor, but why someone would ever...
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