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    Remembered that my son had given me a saw just...

    Remembered that my son had given me a saw just the right width for frets so I sacrificed a small length of fret wire on an experimental block of wood then, widened the slot on the uke and now the...
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    bazuku, Glad I asked because I was just going...

    bazuku,

    Glad I asked because I was just going to wing it and then it occurred to me that I had no idea what I was doing. This is great information. I will give it a shot this weekend.

    Thanks...
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    Slot wide enough for fret?

    Greetings all,

    I am fixing this old Favilla for my wife. I am fine replacing the the nut, shaving down the bridge and replacing the tuners but I have never installed a fret before. This is one of...
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    Very nice, light and airy pretty song.

    Very nice, light and airy pretty song.
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    Nice voice, enjoyed it.

    Nice voice, enjoyed it.
  6. This is one of the things that brought me to UU...

    This is one of the things that brought me to UU in 2009.
  7. I have bought and sold many instruments in my...

    I have bought and sold many instruments in my life. The only instrument I now wish I had kept was a 1927 lyon and Healy mandolin. If you need the money for other priorities, sell it. Otherwise hang...
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    I had a quality glass file that the local guitar...

    I had a quality glass file that the local guitar society was selling, it worked well until I accidentally broke it. I also had one like Laurie described that wore smooth in a short time. I would like...
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    Thanks for the review. In the past, I have given...

    Thanks for the review. In the past, I have given lessons. I quit because when parents are told not to buy an instrument like this for their children to learn on, they somehow hear: "buy the cheapest...
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    As Jim says "practice and trial and error". I...

    As Jim says "practice and trial and error". I find that getting the track right in the beginning is more successful than "Noise Removal". I almost always use normalization after recording a track,...
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    One speaker that I owned in the past turned out...

    One speaker that I owned in the past turned out to have some loose wires. Tie wraps that were holding the wires in place deteriorated and the wires and tie wraps buzzed against the woofer.
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    It is something to see a human so focused at such...

    It is something to see a human so focused at such a young age. I'm sure it brings him a lot of joy.
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    A ragtime piece, "Cheese and Crackers" by Homer...

    A ragtime piece, "Cheese and Crackers" by Homer Denney. Our band is working on a version of it. I read standard notation for ukulele at a snail's pace so it takes me a while to work out an...
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    I use Worth Browns on my Mainland Mahogany tenor,...

    I use Worth Browns on my Mainland Mahogany tenor, but I like the sound of the Aquila New Nylguts on my wife's Mainland Mahogany Concert.
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    I just read this thread, then hit the back button...

    I just read this thread, then hit the back button and got your message. Using Google Chrome with Windows 7.
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    I guess you could say my wife and I sort of...

    I guess you could say my wife and I sort of co-own a baritone, maybe .... because our daughter left it behind, after we bought her a Martin guitar. She likes her concert and I mostly play a tenor, so...
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    Good one. Come to Minnesota and we will do a gig...

    Good one. Come to Minnesota and we will do a gig together with our band.
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    It is very difficult to judge the sound on a...

    It is very difficult to judge the sound on a video, even harder when it is recorded through a pickup rather than a mic. Your best bet is to find some reviews of it online, if you can't find a real...
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    My wife's Mainland mahogany concert sounds great...

    My wife's Mainland mahogany concert sounds great with Aquila New Nylguts, no reason to change.
  20. My wife and I will be there and a few other...

    My wife and I will be there and a few other friends.
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    I played an 8 string baritone and I couldn't put...

    I played an 8 string baritone and I couldn't put it down.

    Kala 8 String Baritone KA-ABP8-CTG

    I liked fingerpicking on it and it was certainly nice for just playing chords. The particular...
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    I have kept my uke in a foam case for the last 9...

    I have kept my uke in a foam case for the last 9 years. I occasionally stick a dampit in the sound hole when I think it is getting dry. I have no science backing up the foam case, I don't use a...
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    An inspiring piece. I may have to get out one of...

    An inspiring piece. I may have to get out one of my guitars.
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    Thanks Bill, I have directed my friend to this...

    Thanks Bill, I have directed my friend to this thread to see the suggestions. He can't reply but should be able to follow these ideas.
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    Thanks for the suggestion Jim, I will wait to...

    Thanks for the suggestion Jim, I will wait to hear back from my buddy to see if he has tried this.
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