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  1. New information about my original poat. It...

    New information about my original poat.

    It turns out the saddle was not flattened at the factory. The bottom of the saddle had a narrow ridge of material (a mold mark I believe) running across...
  2. Thread: Fridge problems

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    The likely cause of increased electricity costs...

    The likely cause of increased electricity costs is that the appliance is low on coolant. The compressor motor runs longer for the same amount of cooling. You probably just need to have the coolant...
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    I've often thought that a wooden strap pin such...

    I've often thought that a wooden strap pin such as found on acoustic guitars would look better than the metal buttons most people install on ukes.
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    I just found out from this Wikipedia page that...

    I just found out from this Wikipedia page that the pitch can be adjusted by removing material from the appropriate area. Filing the ends of the forks shortens them, raising the pitch. Deepening the...
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    It reminds me of a hurdy-gurdy without the wheel.

    It reminds me of a hurdy-gurdy without the wheel.
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    removed irrelevant post

    removed irrelevant post
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    My sister has the soprano version of this. It is...

    My sister has the soprano version of this. It is a wonderful sounding ukulele, very reasonably priced and Mim's setup was superb. I've been trying to persuade her to have her cartoonist son paint...
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    How about this ...

    How about this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojrtwXqqc6g
  9. Interesting solution. Are they long enough to...

    Interesting solution. Are they long enough to make 2 sets on a tenor scale uke?
  10. A workaround

    Here's a low tech solution. Sometimes simplest is best.
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    Interesting adaptation. In reflecting back...

    Interesting adaptation.

    In reflecting back on string changes I have made on this instrument I remember that I had no problem using the factory method when I restrung it with nylguts and daddario...
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    I have a lanikai with that bridge. I have been...

    I have a lanikai with that bridge. I have been unable to keep the g and a strings from slipping when restringing so I just use one hole for those strings and tie off in the conventional manner. I...
  13. I seem to remember reading Fender ukes, as well...

    I seem to remember reading Fender ukes, as well as acoustic guitars are overbuilt and, if so it might help to explain the lack of change in yours I've never tried one so I have to rely on the...
  14. Another negative has been posted-see post #29. ...

    Another negative has been posted-see post #29.

    My personal experience has been that all my instruments have gotten better to some degree over time. The sound spectrum didn't really change. They...
  15. Graham. Your are only the second person in this...

    Graham. Your are only the second person in this in this thread (shoutout to downup dave) to accept what I said at face value and discuss possible explanations. These are the sorts of reply I was...
  16. It sounds like a good topic for a new thread. ...

    It sounds like a good topic for a new thread. Would you consider starting one? I like this forum for the wide variety of topics and ideas discussed. If you start it I will participate.
  17. Thank you for your reply. I didn't post looking...

    Thank you for your reply. I didn't post looking for a "solution". I was posting my experience with 2 different instruments that goes against the common wisdom about all laminate ukes, and...
  18. Both instruments are as received. One was bought...

    Both instruments are as received. One was bought from Amazon. One was from Thomann. They still have the factory installed strings, nylguts in both cases, and setup has not been adjusted. ...
  19. I posted about this only because I had...

    I posted about this only because I had experienced this unexpected improvement in two instances and was curious whether others had noticed the same. You may notice in an earlier post I described the...
  20. I brought this subject up because the general...

    I brought this subject up because the general opinion is that the top wood is most responsible for the tone and that laminated (ply)wood doesn't change in tone, so for the purpose of this thread we...
  21. See post #17-one person experienced negative...

    See post #17-one person experienced negative change and admitted to it.

    Thanks for the input.
  22. Like you said in your signature I am no expert. ...

    Like you said in your signature I am no expert.

    My experience is with a small handful of guitars and ukuleles i own. The laminate ukuleles have the same sound spectrum they had when new, but...
  23. Thank you for your comment I envy you living...

    Thank you for your comment

    I envy you living there. It must be nice to visit the many shops full of ukuleles where you can audition many instruments and decide on the best. In Vermont my...
  24. I was apparently writing my comment as you were...

    I was apparently writing my comment as you were writing your first one. Although my comment was posted after yours I wasn't directing it at you. in particular. I didn't mean to offend you. I have...
  25. Thank you for that comment Dave. I started this...

    Thank you for that comment Dave. I started this thread when I noticed the change in the second ukulele this week. I decided to post because it contradicts what I have read in various forum posts on...
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