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    The price was lower than I expected. IMHO this...

    The price was lower than I expected.

    IMHO this compares class-wise with Klos (CF body + wood neck) and Blackbird (bio-composite). Similar methods and materials plus artisanal luthiery and a...
  2. Thanks for sharing this, WP! The videos are as...

    Thanks for sharing this, WP! The videos are as entertaining as I’d expect from the guy who came up with the UFOS. Very cool insight into his process along with some excellent background music. The...
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    In case you aren't watching the Marketplace,...

    In case you aren't watching the Marketplace, SoCal put up a Beltona there about an hour ago: FS: Beltona Concert Resonator with Cutaway and Radius Fretboard
  4. Thread: Pono Bass

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    Ooh. Pretty! I’ve coveted one of their blue...

    Ooh. Pretty! I’ve coveted one of their blue chambered ukes since I first saw one. I‘m not sure if I’m going to spend the day trying to talk myself out of one or into justifying the cost.
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    Tomasz' free course sign-up and link to his...

    Tomasz' free course sign-up and link to his YouTube channel is at https://www.walkingbasslessons.com/walking-bass-lines-course/ - check out the upper right corner if you're on computer rather than...
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    I avoid Snarks for the reason displayed on the...

    I avoid Snarks for the reason displayed on the box: "The Best Selling Tuner" means that everybody has one. This makes them easy to get mixed up in a group setting - somebody always needs to borrow a...
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    IANAL, but the three followup clauses read to me...

    IANAL, but the three followup clauses read to me as applying to the "certain intangible goods" the first clause expands coverage to. I'm not sure what that means (digital books and patterns? souls?),...
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    Yummy, and Goldtone already has my marketing info...

    Yummy, and Goldtone already has my marketing info so no real privacy loss ;)

    The sign up is at https://goldtonemusicgroup.com/goldtone/giveaway
  9. Thread: Black or chrome?

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    Poll: I doubt anybody will notice the difference except...

    I doubt anybody will notice the difference except for you and those you point at it. Anybody who complains about it is a

    I'd probably put silver on to match the hardware (and 'cause I have a few...
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    Jake makes it look easy! I think this link loses...

    Jake makes it look easy! I think this link loses the time code - he hits 0259 at about 2:38. I can just barely make that stretch on a tenor with I think the same fingering he uses. I'm not quite as...
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    Looks like UU's code supports the BBCODE
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    Sounds like you intended a poll but didn't connect it.

    Since the shutdown I've played baritone, bass, and tenor (& piano, but that's farther from ukeland than the bass is).
    The soprano and...
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    Personal preference. Ukes are light enough that a...

    Personal preference. Ukes are light enough that a skinnny strap isn’t going to bite into you, so really anything goes (some people use shoelaces or ribbons). You can get straps cheap enough that its...
  14. Thread: Marquetry inlays

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    My guess is that it’s not designed for luthiery...

    My guess is that it’s not designed for luthiery but somebody saw it was the same size as their binding and slapped some marketing keywords on it. 5mm wide x 1mm thick would work as binding if it can...
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    Do you play up the neck and need the cut-out to...

    Do you play up the neck and need the cut-out to reach the high frets? If not, the budget solution would be to buy a righty and re-string it. You can get a Vorson / Clearwater LP-style for about the...
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    My wife's quilting group has the "25mph rule" -...

    My wife's quilting group has the "25mph rule" - any mistake that isn't obvious when walking past at 25mph (quilters are fast!) doesn't count, and anybody who comments on such an error unsolicited is...
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    It comes with an Ableton Live license. I haven't...

    It comes with an Ableton Live license. I haven't been able to figure that app out, but I haven't had incentive to spend much time on it since I have a Mac and haven't outgrown GarageBand.

    Input is...
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    Poll: I think this is the first optimism I've seen from...

    I think this is the first optimism I've seen from Bill ;)
  19. Ok. Clicked through and Del Rey's on the banner....

    Ok. Clicked through and Del Rey's on the banner. That's a very good sign!

    I didn't recognize Jim's name at first, but once I had the context I know his Play Ukulele by Ear site and have enjoyed...
  20. What makes it interesting? Why should I...

    What makes it interesting? Why should I click-through and watch? Don't just throw the link out there and let it hang: sell it!
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    Not 3D printed yet, but a Stradivarius has been...

    Not 3D printed yet, but a Stradivarius has been 3D scanned and a replica CNCed: http://waddleviolins.com/index.php?contentID=86 . Itís good enough to beat the real Strad in blind tests.

    To keep...
  22. Thread: Great Book!

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    Nice! I just pulled it out again to reread in...

    Nice! I just pulled it out again to reread in hopes I’ll have a chance to build soon.

    My review (from a year ago tomorrow!) is in the Luthier’s forum at...
  23. Thread: Circle of 5ths

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    To tuna your bass bass? 127609

    To tuna your bass bass?
    127609
  24. Poll: My uking is way down without the group to bring...

    My uking is way down without the group to bring it to. I don’t think my favorite has been out of its case since the last jam before lockdown. I’m picking one up occasionally to go through a...
  25. Thread: Circle of 5ths

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    This thread definitely needs more guinea pigs. My...

    This thread definitely needs more guinea pigs. My neighbors have a heavily defended yard:
    https://i.imgur.com/NqdEjyCl.jpg
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