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  1. Thread: Fluke Question.

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    Those are great instruments. You can check with...

    Those are great instruments. You can check with the folks at Magic Fluke, but they hold up really well. I would think it would take years of hard playing to see any deterioration. I had one for a...
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    Nice job and nice choice of song. I always liked...

    Nice job and nice choice of song. I always liked that one.
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    Nice to hear it turned out well. I am looking...

    Nice to hear it turned out well. I am looking forward to hearing it.
  4. Yes, I have heard of issues as well. I have seen...

    Yes, I have heard of issues as well. I have seen items that seemed highly questionable. In some reviews where people complained of quality issues and posted pictures it seemed either the company has...
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    I recall that there was a little more positive...

    I recall that there was a little more positive reception to those over the SO. I don't think I ever saw or played one.
  6. Just be mindful of the old sayings "you get what...

    Just be mindful of the old sayings "you get what you pay for" or "good money after bad". These days there are countless cases out there being manufactured and sold VERY cheaply, with poor materials...
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    I guess I was thinking of $100 instrument as...

    I guess I was thinking of $100 instrument as falling into the low end range. I guess it depends on perspective!
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    It is always fascinating to watch. Sometimes you...

    It is always fascinating to watch. Sometimes you see them rocket up, often in the last few minutes, while other times it barely budges and you wonder why nobody jumped on it. It all depends on...
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    I suppose it is all about taste, especially for...

    I suppose it is all about taste, especially for players who prefer the larger instruments. I have heard and played a number of Martins, especially some older ones and immediately thought "wow, now I...
  10. Thread: Martin OXK

    by EDW
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    It seems that is the case ...

    It seems that is the case

    https://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/discontinued-guitars/0xk-uke/
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    Stole this off the web. Hope it helps ...

    Stole this off the web. Hope it helps


    1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning..."

    2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next...
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    Here are some of the videos I referenced: ...

    Here are some of the videos I referenced:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ukebluesman/search?query=blues
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    If anyone can turn this into a brilliant player,...

    If anyone can turn this into a brilliant player, it would be you! Do it for science!
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    Manitoba Hal has some good videos online...

    Manitoba Hal has some good videos online (youtube) that can get you started.

    For a humorous take featuring a "middle class" blues and bottleneck uke, check out Martin Mull's version

    ...
  15. Thread: Flight TUS-35

    by EDW
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    Thanks! that was the direction I was going with...

    Thanks! that was the direction I was going with that. I like the Martin premiums. They are very resonant and feel great.
  16. Thread: Practicing

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    Practicing for many highly proficient musicians...

    Practicing for many highly proficient musicians involves having goals and a plan how to get to those goals. Try to have a plan of what you want to improve and hone those skills. Playing and...
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    Use a metronome until it is ingrained. There are...

    Use a metronome until it is ingrained. There are great apps like Tempo that work really well. Often our sense of time can drift. The metronome is unforgiving.
  18. Thread: Flight TUS-35

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    Here is the one a picked up earlier this summer....

    Here is the one a picked up earlier this summer. I am using the Martin premium carbon polygut strings. They sound good and I like the look along with the black top.

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  19. Thread: Flight TUS-35

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    The plastic frets on fleas and flukes seem to...

    The plastic frets on fleas and flukes seem to hold up well, so I would imagine the same results here.
  20. Thread: Flight TUS-35

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    You know you need one! ;)

    You know you need one! ;)
  21. Thread: Flight TUS-35

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    These are great playing instruments. I bought one...

    These are great playing instruments. I bought one a few weeks ago and am really impressed, especially for the price. They were out of stock in a number of places, but I recently saw them at...
  22. Thread: Hello from CT

    by EDW
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    Where in CT are you?

    Where in CT are you?
  23. Thread: NUD: Martin Konter

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    Those work well and look great. Enjoy!

    Those work well and look great. Enjoy!
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    With all the fans of geared tuners, this could be...

    With all the fans of geared tuners, this could be a game changer in the low end uke market.
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    Wow, that is downright medieval! ;) I'd be...

    Wow, that is downright medieval! ;)

    I'd be interested to hear what differences you find and what effect you think they have.
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