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    Making a deal with the Devil for musical talent...

    Making a deal with the Devil for musical talent is quite real and no supernatural figure is required and unfortunately, no shortcuts.
    The real selling your soul for talent goes like this.

    NOTHING...
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    Lets say you have just accurately tuned the open...

    Lets say you have just accurately tuned the open strings on this ukulele. When you fret and play the first fret, the second fret and the third fret, are the notes in tune, going sharp or going flat?...
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    Sorry, but this isn't necessarily true. Do SOME...

    Sorry, but this isn't necessarily true. Do SOME active DI's have a preamp function? Sure, some do but not all and if they do have a preamp function how good is it and how much pre-amplification....
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    In the end, a preamp may well be what you need,...

    In the end, a preamp may well be what you need, however what I'm reading is somewhat mixed up and I'd really like to get the information straight in order to give the best advice.

    Also, as much as...
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    OK, great. I can see it now. You have some,...

    OK, great. I can see it now.

    You have some, unique instruments there.
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    Hey Titch. I've tried to checkout your website a...

    Hey Titch. I've tried to checkout your website a few times but I keep getting an error message.
  7. Yes its repairable. At a cost although I'm not...

    Yes its repairable. At a cost although I'm not in a position to say what that may be.

    If you want it repaired so it doesn't look like it happened at all then that will be expensive. Its the...
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    Either technique is useful depending on the sound...

    Either technique is useful depending on the sound you want.

    Mark Knopfler used his fingers mostly.
    Eric Clapton used a pick.

    Learning to play with a pick can be useful and I suggest you buy...
  9. If you intend to build some quality instruments...

    If you intend to build some quality instruments somewhat like Jonathan Mann then I'm sure that you will find a market for them.

    The Risa Les Paul model is a well regarded and high quality electric...
  10. There are a number of steel string uke builders...

    There are a number of steel string uke builders already.

    There is Risa with a beautiful Les Paul style instrument.
    There is Jonathan Mann with some stunning instruments and he builds solid body...
  11. There are numerous examples of solid body steel...

    There are numerous examples of solid body steel strung ukuleles on the market already from one offs to mass manufacture so your welcome to join them.
    I'm not quite sure what your asking though.
    I...
  12. If children/adults really want to go left or...

    If children/adults really want to go left or right then let them go rather than force anything on them. If right handed people want to flip a uke/guitar over then why not.

    In principle I have...
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    Going by the scale it appears to be a 15"...

    Going by the scale it appears to be a 15" (Concert) scale instrument.
    It wouldn't surprise me if its a one off hand built instrument. The carving of the neck is very good so it was built by a...
  14. Ukuleles and guitars are ambidextrous...

    Ukuleles and guitars are ambidextrous instruments. As a lefty I just don't understand why the picking hand is considered the leading hand or why we even have left or right handed ukuleles and...
  15. I'm also a lefty who plays righty. ...

    I'm also a lefty who plays righty.

    Ukuleles/guitars are an ambidextrous instrument and I'm quite happy to have my most dextrous hand doing the fretting. As a rank beginner when your only holding...
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    This will be the correct answer. Its just...

    This will be the correct answer.
    Its just manufacturing economics. Its a somewhat expensive feature to add to a budget instrument and if they aren't selling 1000's+ of them then it just doesn't...
  17. Bridge pin bridges NEED ball end strings. The...

    Bridge pin bridges NEED ball end strings. The two are designed to work together. Bridge pins are not designed to resist vertical forces along their axis. Under tension the ball of a ball end...
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    I have a really nice ukulele with a worse crack...

    I have a really nice ukulele with a worse crack than that and I just kept on playing it and it plays just fine. It doesn't have a lifetime warranty though.

    I'd at least talk to KoAloha about it...
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    I didn't want to really have a fight over the...

    I didn't want to really have a fight over the technicalities of intonation.
    My view is that if you can accurately fret by hand then keep on doing it and as such placing the nut and saddle accurately...
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    OK, I should have been clearer. Outsource the...

    OK, I should have been clearer. Outsource the slotting. Buy the fretboards in pre slotted from Stewart MacDonald or others. I have a bunch of bruewei ukuleles and they are always accurately...
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    The levels of accuracy and measuring techniques...

    The levels of accuracy and measuring techniques are absolutely doable and yes I do expect Luthiers and techs to be on top of it.

    The measuring techniques I have described are from the point of...
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    Sure. Different string stiffness through the use...

    Sure. Different string stiffness through the use of different gauges and/or different materials adds to the issue. The principle is that the stiffer the string the more saddle compensation it needs...
  23. I play this song myself. Your just going to have...

    I play this song myself. Your just going to have to modify any guitar tabs that you can find and either play it on a Baritone uke or just play it like you have a baritone uke transposed up.
    With...
  24. I'd be inclined to fit a calf skin head on a...

    I'd be inclined to fit a calf skin head on a vintage instruments such as this.
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    If you do a Google search for Eleuke you will...

    If you do a Google search for Eleuke you will find that they sell MANY models. Some with steel strings.
    Anyway I agree with jop. If its an under-saddle piezo then the first thing to do is to make...
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