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    Beautiful work, DB. I'm glad that's "last" as in...

    Beautiful work, DB. I'm glad that's "last" as in "most recent"! It's great that you are feeling much better. Keep it up!

    John Colter
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    That was great, Demetrius! I'm sure Chuck Berry...

    That was great, Demetrius! I'm sure Chuck Berry would approve.

    John Colter
  3. Thread: Hi everybody!

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    Hello and welcome, Helena. You've come to the...

    Hello and welcome, Helena. You've come to the right place.

    John Colter
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    I'm sorry, Spiritoo, my response must have seemed...

    I'm sorry, Spiritoo, my response must have seemed a bit (or a lot) mean. It was meant to be lighthearted and humorous. My late wife always chided me for my lack of appreciation of colour. She would...
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    I have the opposite problem. I only play Soprano...

    I have the opposite problem. I only play Soprano and I've never used a strap. Learning to hold it securely, while strumming and fretting, is all part of learning to play. If someone handed me a...
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    I wish I hadn't clicked on that link. Looking at...

    I wish I hadn't clicked on that link. Looking at that was like a bad trip! One man's fish is another man's poisson, as the French say.

    John Colter
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    FWIW, I read recently that nowhere in the UK is...

    FWIW, I read recently that nowhere in the UK is more than seventy miles from the sea. That's as the crow flies. I confess, I didn't know crows are in the habit of visiting the coast.

    John Colter
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    My comment was based on my own experience....

    My comment was based on my own experience. Playing for more than twenty-five years. Owning around fifty ukuleles (not all at the same time!). I have never used, or needed, a humidifier and have never...
  9. The OP, Hendulele, must be amused/bored by all...

    The OP, Hendulele, must be amused/bored by all this. He bought an Enya about eighteen months ago and stated that the thread had served its purpose.

    All's well that ends well, as my Granny used to...
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    Hmmmm - an eight year old thread. I can answer...

    Hmmmm - an eight year old thread. I can answer the original query very simply.

    "Is humidity a problem in the UK?"

    No.

    John Colter
  11. A hard case is essential for high end ukuleles....

    A hard case is essential for high end ukuleles. My favourite is the 'Gator' but there are several that will do the job well. Whatever you get, be sure to check the depth of the case. There should be...
  12. "It is usually okay to leave a fishing pole in...

    "It is usually okay to leave a fishing pole in the trunk with fluorocarbon line as long as you are not trying to catch tuna fish"

    This is not a valid comparison because the line on a fishing pole...
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    My son came to stay with me during the recent...

    My son came to stay with me during the recent Covid-19 lock-down. For five months I hardly ever picked up a ukulele (I wouldn't inflict that on the poor chap!). When he went back to the big city, I...
  14. You're right, Chris. I read, somewhere, that if a...

    You're right, Chris. I read, somewhere, that if a uke gets really hot, and the strings stretch, you can remove the strings, put them in a freezer overnight, regain room temp. and they will have...
  15. Thread: this is a test

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    My flat has keys. John Colter

    My flat has keys.

    John Colter
  16. Thread: Buzzy C string

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    Don't try to fix it yourself, Elin, until you are...

    Don't try to fix it yourself, Elin, until you are completely familiar with what is required. You talk about the gap from the string to the wood of the fret board - this is not what you should be...
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    Hi Elin, Your post makes me wonder if the...

    Hi Elin,

    Your post makes me wonder if the strings on your uke are set at the optimum height at the nut/first fret. Making a successful barre/bar close to the nut should not be that difficult....
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    Concerning the little banjo, I would advise you...

    Concerning the little banjo, I would advise you to contact John Croft (theukuleleman). He is located near Oswestry and is a very knowledgeable and helpful chap.

    John Colter
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    Sorry - you're right, of course! I should have...

    Sorry - you're right, of course! I should have re-read that before posting.

    John Colter
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    This is the uke that lives in my car. I bought it...

    This is the uke that lives in my car. I bought it direct from China via AliExpress. It cost less than US$30; its body is made from High Pressure Laminate; it plays well; it sounds very respectable;...
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    "Eb in the first position as it's easy to get it...

    "Eb in the first position as it's easy to get it out of tune on my RISA. Sooooo, I've resorted to barring it on the 3rd fret"

    Yep, with the pinky on the 8th. Me too!

    John Colter
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    Poll: Soprano only. I've got a concert and a tenor, but...

    Soprano only. I've got a concert and a tenor, but never play them.

    John Colter
  23. Thread: Misty

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    Nice one! Well done, Jona- I enjoyed that. ...

    Nice one! Well done, Jona- I enjoyed that.

    John Colter
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    When you said you noticed the scarf, I tried...

    When you said you noticed the scarf, I tried looking for a slanted joint in the neck - without success. Only then did I notice his apparel.

    John Colter
  25. Thread: cats or dogs

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    cats or dogs

    This is my feline companion. I call him Freddie Freeloader.
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