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    It's like a better version of putting a kitchen...

    It's like a better version of putting a kitchen cabinet rubber mat between the body and back of the uke. When my flight tusl-35 arrives I might buy one it to see how it works and how easy it is to...
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    A lot of good suggestions. I named the thread to...

    A lot of good suggestions. I named the thread to try to focus on thumb protectors because over time, I have tried many of the non-protector ideas mentioned here (but not magnets - yet ;-). I have...
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    Ever Use a Thumb Protector?

    Over-zealous practicing and playing with a little arthritis, have caused me some serious left thumb pain. Since I refuse to stop, I'm looking for something to use that will let me continue with less...
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    There was someone on the Luthier's board section...

    There was someone on the Luthier's board section that wrote about stopping using cocobolo because of allergies. (sorry, I couldn't find the post)
  5. Thread: Welcome back UU

    by Ed1
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    Well, if UU doesn't keep this going, there are...

    Well, if UU doesn't keep this going, there are many options to explore. About 25 years ago I created a non-profit (the Board becomes a group of caring people) for the sole purpose of having a web...
  6. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    I hope everything can be worked out here. But if...

    I hope everything can be worked out here. But if not, there is always the option of creating our own. I believe this site is running on vBulletin. Letting that company do all the work of setup and...
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    Fascinating! All are happy with their cocobolo...

    Fascinating! All are happy with their cocobolo ukuleles. So far the results of those who answered the loud/quiet bright/mellow questions are:

    3 for loud and 2 for quiet
    1 for bright, 1 for...
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    Welcome Keith. Like you, this forum has been a...

    Welcome Keith.
    Like you, this forum has been a great place to learn for me - including mistakes I've made.
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    It seems that the business part now starts with...

    It seems that the business part now starts with someone creating an invoice. The friends and family part seems to be the "send money" part. I'm still learning how to use it, so this might not be...
  10. Thread: Welcome back UU

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    I joined discord yesterday and later when I tried...

    I joined discord yesterday and later when I tried to sign in a screen came up with "somethings going on here" and I was not allowed back on.

    I agree with much of what is said here. Discord is...
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    The folks at HMS just did 54 short clips...

    The folks at HMS just did 54 short clips comparing strings across three different sizes of Kanile'a and Koaloha ukuleles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0h0FeOQP4

    At the end, they comment on it...
  12. Thread: Howdy, everyone

    by Ed1
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    Welcome Andy! A plus right now in these tough...

    Welcome Andy! A plus right now in these tough times is that many usually very busy teachers and others with lots of experience have more time to answer our questions.
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    Enya EUS-X1 Soprano ($72 at Amazon) is my only...

    Enya EUS-X1 Soprano ($72 at Amazon) is my only cheap uke. I bought it because of a good review on gotaukulele.com and have been happy with it. It lays around the couch ready to grab and travels...
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    Question for Cocobolo Players

    I realize that it's the ukulele builder that makes a great ukulele. But still, different woods produce different sounds.

    Cocobolo is a beautiful wood that is both denser and stiffer than almost...
  15. Thread: Rhapsody in Blue

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    That was great! Thanks for sharing.

    That was great! Thanks for sharing.
  16. Thread: Opening Day - MLB

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    No date has been set :-(...

    No date has been set :-(
    https://www.mlb.com/news/opening-of-regular-season-to-be-pushed-back
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    Thanks for the comment. You're one of the folks...

    Thanks for the comment. You're one of the folks whose posts I read to learn more. I can see people here are very happy having worked with you on a purchase.
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    Hmm, I really don't understand why all this is...

    Hmm, I really don't understand why all this is aimed at me. I agree that people here are not out to screw people in the slightest. In fact I have only found good folks here who have been most...
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    The Wilsonart web site was my starting point to...

    The Wilsonart web site was my starting point to learn something about HPL - - - and my end point! Their technical data shows three basic types of laminates with many,many finishes, and then many,...
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    Having just caught a mild case of UAS in the last...

    Having just caught a mild case of UAS in the last year or so, I'm still learning how to buy from an individual seller. Having a post-sale price is a help for me since I have no idea if it's proper...
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    Hand sanitizers need to be at least 60% alcohol...

    Hand sanitizers need to be at least 60% alcohol according to the WHO. 40% (80 proof) and 50% (100 proof) ethyl alcohol is the average of most whiskeys, which I'm pretty sure a little of it is better...
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    PM sent to you.
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    The smallest I could find at Michael's are about...

    The smallest I could find at Michael's are about 7.5mm. I think I paid $4 for a package of about a bazillion of them.
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    PM sent to you.

    PM sent to you.
  25. Thread: Fear of Crowds

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    Yep, I'm with you. If one is over 60, it's a...

    Yep, I'm with you. If one is over 60, it's a gamble. I prefer to not go to a large event, get sick, and then miss the next one because I'm dead.

    The way I find myself rubbing my nose, I may...
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