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    "Clearly everyone has missed the point here" ...

    "Clearly everyone has missed the point here"

    It's not clear to me. Your OP was specifically about being warned about the perils of smoking and of a bad diet. It is hardly surprising that the...
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    That depicts the original beautifully! John...

    That depicts the original beautifully!

    John Colter
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    "Kirfing" - is that onomatopoeic? Perhaps the...

    "Kirfing" - is that onomatopoeic? Perhaps the noise my Timms uke made as it ricocheted off Ken's vice.

    John Colter
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    When I was your age (57 years ago) I was a...

    When I was your age (57 years ago) I was a determined non smoker, as I still am. Back then everybody (it seemed) smoked. As well as having to suffer their horrible fumes, I was constantly being told...
  5. Thread: Hi from Italy

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    Welcome to UU, Andracass! Many Beatles songs work...

    Welcome to UU, Andracass! Many Beatles songs work very well for playing on ukulele while you sing. You will find this site very helpful and encouraging.

    Enjoy!

    John Colter
  6. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    The subject of this thread is now back in good health. The strings were fitted yesterday (Aquila Super Nylgut) and are settling nicely. It sounds just as a Ken Timms style 0 should sound.

    The...
  7. If you take two identical ukuleles, from the same...

    If you take two identical ukuleles, from the same production line, with the same type of finish, and compare how they sound, they are most likely to have noticeably different voices. I would not...
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    I like the ebony fret board. Looks really...

    I like the ebony fret board. Looks really serious.

    John Colter
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    Crikey,VG! That was more than a dozen years ago....

    Crikey,VG! That was more than a dozen years ago. I must be getting old! I'm glad it worked out well for you.

    John C.
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    Welcome to UU, VG! I recently acquired a 1928...

    Welcome to UU, VG! I recently acquired a 1928 Gibson soprano. It needed some serious work to get it in playing condition, but I enjoyed the challenge and the result was well worth the effort. It's a...
  11. Thread: Disaster

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    This uke has now been in my care for a number of...

    This uke has now been in my care for a number of weeks. I have observed no tendency for it to leap about or suddenly fly off. It seems to observe the laws of physics much as any other musical...
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    Yup, that sounds very feasible. Regular CA has...

    Yup, that sounds very feasible. Regular CA has worked well for me so far, but I'll certainly give the rubberized type consideration for future repairs.

    Thanks for the insight,

    John Colter
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    Hmmm..........when I mend a crack I don't want to...

    Hmmm..........when I mend a crack I don't want to encourage it, or enable it, to flex. I'm looking for a strong, tight, durable bond. If flexibility of the repaired piece is thought to be an...
  14. Thread: Disaster

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    I wasn't sure what they meant by a dynamic repair...

    I wasn't sure what they meant by a dynamic repair - "Dynamic, meaning - of a process or system - characterized by constant change, activity, or progress."

    For dealing with a closed split, the...
  15. Thread: Starry Socks

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    I hope those socks don't get Black Holes! ...

    I hope those socks don't get Black Holes!

    John Colter
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    That is a beautiful instrument - as are the...

    That is a beautiful instrument - as are the others. Congratulations!

    John Colter
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    Hi Ukeanixi, I used Bostic Super Glue, marked...

    Hi Ukeanixi, I used Bostic Super Glue, marked "Multi-Purpose Liquid". It is just a regular household brand. The important thing is that it is a thin liquid type. This helps it to penetrate the crack...
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    Hello Burak and welcome to Ukulele Underground....

    Hello Burak and welcome to Ukulele Underground. You are at the start of a long and most interesting journey. Always remember, it is supposed to be fun - enjoy yourself!

    Your next step should be to...
  19. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    Just in case anybody might be interested, and wondering what happened with this project - I was advised to let the new coats of shellac harden for at least a week, before trying to blend it in with...
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    Back in 2006, I built a StewMac kit soprano. I...

    Back in 2006, I built a StewMac kit soprano. I just like making things, but had no workshop facilities. Using a kit enabled me to complete the build in the kitchen, and out in the yard, using only...
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    Hi Richard, and welcome to Ukulele Underground. I...

    Hi Richard, and welcome to Ukulele Underground. I found it a big step forward when I started to play some of the common chords away from the nut. I can only guess what stage you are at, but it seemed...
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    Thanks for that, Ken - an interesting insight. ...

    Thanks for that, Ken - an interesting insight.

    John Colter
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    A fabulous antidote to mistletoe, snowflakes and...

    A fabulous antidote to mistletoe, snowflakes and reindeer!

    John Colter
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    Hello and welcome to ukulele underground. ...

    Hello and welcome to ukulele underground.

    John Colter
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    I understand that you would want to have strings...

    I understand that you would want to have strings available, (I keep several packs handy) but if you do have to replace the strings, the problem remains that the uke will be unplayable for a period of...
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