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    so do you have to finger it like an upright i.e....

    so do you have to finger it like an upright i.e. two fingers at a time for most of the notes, so you can push the strings down hard enough. Sounds like you're really taking to it nicely though. Any...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_box I made a...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_box I made a really cheap one of these - a small wooden box, with a cheapo microphone (condenser) inside it. Cost me 5 including wood and nails and sounds great....
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    These look really cool. How does it play?

    These look really cool. How does it play?
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    Don't know about 6-strings, but my Danelectro...

    Don't know about 6-strings, but my Danelectro longhorn is a short scale - the re-issues sound good (very woody) and play very well too. They're also reasonably priced and available on e-bay for...
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    why thank you - It's a joy to play the bass, but...

    why thank you - It's a joy to play the bass, but I do miss the uke from time to time.

    as far as "banjo ukes" go - we only have the two in the group at the moment - Spookefoote and one of the girl...
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    ha! ha! Not this time...

    ha! ha!

    Not this time...
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    Welcome :)

    Welcome :)
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    I don't think you can beat a Makala MK-C with...

    I don't think you can beat a Makala MK-C with aquilla strings they're brilliant quality for the price. I love mine and once I'd set it up and added a bone nut, endpin (for a strap) and a pickup,...
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    The kids are a joy to work with (as is...

    The kids are a joy to work with (as is spookefoot, of course) - you throw stuff at them and they work hard at it and get there. They're still teenagers, but they're good kids and have a lot of fun...
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    That would be a very pretty guitar

    That would be a very pretty guitar
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    Some people recommend these...

    Some people recommend these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gripmaster-Medium-Tension-Hand-Exerciser/dp/B0006GC5D8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312719822&sr=8-1) for guitars and other string instruments, but my...
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    some great musicians. No doubt

    some great musicians. No doubt
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    has anyone thought of introducing a re-entrant...

    has anyone thought of introducing a re-entrant string capo like you get on a lot of 5-string banjos?
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    loved it. Nice voice too

    loved it. Nice voice too
  15. My degree was in melodeon, but I also play piano...

    My degree was in melodeon, but I also play piano accordion and anglo concertina as well as melodica, piano, guitar, bass, penny-whistle, percussion and I'm currently learning cello and trombone. ...
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    Thanks. Do you think the neck width on this one...

    Thanks. Do you think the neck width on this one is wider? http://www.largesound.com/ashboryarticle/concept/ukulele/ This is where I got the idea (sorry it wasn't my own). I like the bari idea,...
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    concert bass uke

    I'm thinking about converting a concert uke into a bass uke using ashbory strings. Do you think this could work? I'm a bit worried about the additional tension on the neck, but otherwise don't...
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    fantastic - really impressed that you found such...

    fantastic - really impressed that you found such a good solution to the price of the U-bass!
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    It's probably gone out of fashion, but I've seen...

    It's probably gone out of fashion, but I've seen whole studios run on nothing but SM57, SM58 and the fantastic (for the price) AKG C1000S. This mic is so versatile and easy to use I couldn't...
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    I've just drilled the bottom of my uke and...

    I've just drilled the bottom of my uke and installed an ebony endpin, which works great with my smallest guitar strap. The other end is tied on to the headstock with a home made friendship band...
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    depends on context, but I'd guess welcome mat at...

    depends on context, but I'd guess welcome mat at the door

    Flamenco or Fandango?
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    Poll: I'd be up for a uke themed trilby...

    I'd be up for a uke themed trilby...
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    sponge for me - black forest is too often soggy....

    sponge for me - black forest is too often soggy.

    crazy or mad?
  24. Thread: Help please!

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    I second what Brad said. I've seen people get...

    I second what Brad said. I've seen people get good results with small strips of gaffa/duck tape, but too much of it can dull the tone. Good luck - it's a fiddly job.
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    I have cutaways on my electric instruments but...

    I have cutaways on my electric instruments but don't like them on acoustics. I think the main reason is that (particularly on my ukes) - I get very little volume from the notes up there other than a...
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