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    Why do rare, old postage stamps cost so much?...

    Why do rare, old postage stamps cost so much? They are just small pieces of paper with ink on one side and glue on the other. Crazy, isn't it?

    John Colter
  2. I consulted with a friend who is very...

    I consulted with a friend who is very knowledgeable about Nationals. FWIW, he thinks your uke dates from 1931.

    I hope this helps.

    John Colter
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    That's a beautiful instrument - and it's got a...

    That's a beautiful instrument - and it's got a lovely bum!

    John Colter
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    Same notes in reverse order. Down is up, and up...

    Same notes in reverse order. Down is up, and up is down.

    John Colter.
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    1X02? I much prefer 444X. John Colter

    1X02? I much prefer 444X.

    John Colter
  6. Thread: Back again

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    Welcome back Crashsq. I too would like to get...

    Welcome back Crashsq. I too would like to get back to the things I enjoy, but I'm getting too old for it, so all I do is sing soppy love songs and play the ukulele.

    John Colter
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    "this was the exact moment World War II ended" ...

    "this was the exact moment World War II ended"

    Correction - it was the end of the first World War - also called "The Great War", or the war to end all wars. That didn't work out too well, did it?...
  8. Thread: Rough night.

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    I thought it was the story of my life. John...

    I thought it was the story of my life.

    John Colter
  9. Thread: 11.11.11

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    It's the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the...

    It's the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    Remember?
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    "Blue Christmas" is the only Xmas song I do. ...

    "Blue Christmas" is the only Xmas song I do.

    John Colter
  11. Thread: Brrrrrrrr!

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    Have another cup o' tea and wait til the roof is...

    Have another cup o' tea and wait til the roof is clear of frost. Then put your finger-less mittens on and get stuck in!

    John C.
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    Hey, back at ya! It's mid day where I am. So...

    Hey, back at ya! It's mid day where I am. So "good morning - and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night!"

    John Colter
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    In that case, you're on the home straight!:) ...

    In that case, you're on the home straight!:)

    John Colter
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    Bill - nail - head - Salute! John Colter

    Bill - nail - head - Salute!

    John Colter
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    So you are happy with the neck position in one...

    So you are happy with the neck position in one plane (call it horizontal) - how about the vertical?

    John Colter
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    There seems to be an assumption that a luthier...

    There seems to be an assumption that a luthier built uke will always sound better than a production line uke. It ain't necessarily so.

    The difference is in consistency of result. Consider a...
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    Pay a lot of attention to ensuring that the neck...

    Pay a lot of attention to ensuring that the neck angle is correct. Don't just assume that the pre-cut parts must align properly. The way the neck joins the body is possibly the most critical aspect...
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    That is just marvellous, Demetrius. I enjoyed it...

    That is just marvellous, Demetrius. I enjoyed it very much.

    John Colter
  19. I recently fitted a set of Nylguts - brand new,...

    I recently fitted a set of Nylguts - brand new, but about ten years old - to a soprano. They work just fine - nothing unusual about them.

    John Colter
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    In the second photo (above) the table top took me...

    In the second photo (above) the table top took me by surprise - until I remembered that the back isn't on yet!

    Senior moment!

    John Colter
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    Nice work! It's looking good. John Colter

    Nice work! It's looking good.

    John Colter
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    Jarmo, the problem is that your opinions seem to...

    Jarmo, the problem is that your opinions seem to be incontestable facts, and anybody else's are, well, just opinions. Of course, I could be wrong.:D

    John Colter.
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    Jarmo, I know how difficult it can be to deal...

    Jarmo, I know how difficult it can be to deal with ordinary people, when you are correct about everything. I have the same problem.

    That is just a factual statement.

    John Colter.
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    I bought my Snark in 2011. It is still all in one...

    I bought my Snark in 2011. It is still all in one piece, working perfectly. I also still have the Intelli IMT500 chromatic tuner that I bought about twelve years ago. The hinge still works, but the...
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    It's an E6 (Dbm7 or C#m7). However, in that E6,...

    It's an E6 (Dbm7 or C#m7). However, in that E6, the arrangement of the notes makes it a passable substitute for Emajor. Try playing any major chord and then its usual '6', alternately - some sound...
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