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  1. Thread: Number two.

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    His passing was so sad, did you see the tribute...

    His passing was so sad, did you see the tribute that was done on YouTube, it was wonderful. I was smart enough/lucky enough to see him in Buffalo last summer. What a treat, my new motto now...
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    Poll: There is a reason the Fremont soloist is the most...

    There is a reason the Fremont soloist is the most popular and widely mentioned wound low G string......it works great. If you want a less chimey tone, more subdued and fundamental then the Thomastik...
  3. Thread: Number two.

    by DownUpDave
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    Wow you are doing the deep dive into shredding...

    Wow you are doing the deep dive into shredding territory. Good for you, I hear those electric licks and runs and riffs and I say “boy that would be cool to play those”. Fortunately the fantasy...
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    Ah yes the days before the internet. Remember...

    Ah yes the days before the internet. Remember having a bank book, you stood in line with everyone else waiting for your turn with a teller. Then you handed them the cheque your company wrote to you...
  5. The short answer is no a baritone should not be...

    The short answer is no a baritone should not be set up with as low an action as a tenor can be set up, especially in the middle of the neck area through the 12 th fret. It has to do with string...
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    They ARE the manufacture. Like Ford selling...

    They ARE the manufacture.

    Like Ford selling Fords, Chevy selling Chevys the Apple Store selling Apple products
  7. What rings my bell might not ring yours, pun...

    What rings my bell might not ring yours, pun intended.

    Tone is a very personal thing and does vary from instrument to instrument in the same model. A change of strings and it is a completely...
  8. Thread: Open sound

    by DownUpDave
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    The theory behind opening up is as the instrument...

    The theory behind opening up is as the instrument is played the top vibrates. This in turn causes the fibres to break down or soften up a bit. The top will then flex or vibrate more freely causing...
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    When I click on the thumb nails pics they...

    When I click on the thumb nails pics they immediately expand to the size of the feature picture. This is viewed on an IPad and a Samsung Galaxy phone.
  10. I agree with everyone else, that sounded...

    I agree with everyone else, that sounded terrific, well done.

    I can relate to your struggles with steel strings and endless sustain. I had a Risa LP that I eventually sold. Wish I had of...
  11. Number 1 for me is spruce and rosewood, it’s an...

    Number 1 for me is spruce and rosewood, it’s an LfdM, but I’ve played many other makes and liked them as well. Number 2 is spruce and myrtle, it’s a Koolau so both these instruments are made by...
  12. Funny you should mention Luis, wanting to match...

    Funny you should mention Luis, wanting to match your voice and needing an all round instrument. When I commissioned my first build from Luis I said to him I that I play a wide variety of music, I...
  13. Anthony really did hit the nail on the head when...

    Anthony really did hit the nail on the head when he said the builder makes the most difference. I work with Luis of LfdM a lot and he said something that gave me the biggest lightbulb moment about...
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    Better to some people can be worse for others. I...

    Better to some people can be worse for others. I have instruments that I absolutely love which a player partner would never keep. He likes bright and loud I like warm and mellow.

    See if the seller...
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    I will weigh in on this a little. I have...

    I will weigh in on this a little. I have information that I don’t what to share but let’s just say that Luis doesn’t get rich making these instruments. Actually his wife states he makes less then...
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    Pencil and rubber band........old school baby....

    Pencil and rubber band........old school baby. Just joking I have the Kyser and the D’Addario, actually have both of them for ukulele and guitar. I like them both but the D’Addario gets the nod for...
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    I play guitar a bit and the best advice I got was...

    I play guitar a bit and the best advice I got was develop a repertoire. If you are having a sing along with a guitar around the campfire you best know at least 20 songs off by heart.

    As a ukulele...
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    I have a number of songs memorized which I can...

    I have a number of songs memorized which I can play at a whim. The trick is to continually play them, if I don’t play something for six months to one year there is a good chance I might forget some...
  19. Way to go to you too Nickie. I can only imagine...

    Way to go to you too Nickie. I can only imagine how rewarding it must feel to get your daughter started on ukulele. Your performance group might expand from three to four players. Yes I have watched...
  20. I have installed two buttons on every uke I own,...

    I have installed two buttons on every uke I own, guitar style, heel of neck and bottom. Even sopranos get two buttons, just like a full size guitar. It puts the instrument in the very best most...
  21. I am playing a lot of guitar and ukulele. As...

    I am playing a lot of guitar and ukulele. As others have said the pandemic has increased the number of new players, which is great. A friends sister, whom I know, called me last night about buying...
  22. Hollis that is one outstanding instrument. Allen...

    Hollis that is one outstanding instrument. Allen never disappoints with the quality of his work and this one just radiates class and craftsmanship. Congratulations on a wonderful 8 string ukulele...
  23. Hi Tom To play it E-E use the highest tension...

    Hi Tom

    To play it E-E use the highest tension classical guitar strings. Because of the short scale length even those will seem a bit floppy on the 6th and 5th string. Oasis high tension...
  24. I have the RC Baritone 6 string. It is the figure...

    I have the RC Baritone 6 string. It is the figure 8 shaped baritone body with the 20" scale length. Solorule has the DH-6 which is the Tiny Tenor shape and 21" scale. As we live 30 minutes away from...
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    The short answer is yes luthiers that’s had to...

    The short answer is yes luthiers that’s had to abandon rosewood are once again using it. Pono is a perfect example, they cut it out completely and now are using it again.
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