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    My favorite is the yoke type capo. Either an...

    My favorite is the yoke type capo. Either an Elliot or Showcase. Showcase are custom made to each persons specifications. They're a bit expensive but considering how many bucks I've spent on trying...
  2. Or buy used. Most are as good as new.

    Or buy used. Most are as good as new.
  3. Yep, Jon said it best; he was the guardian of...

    Yep, Jon said it best; he was the guardian of this ol' place. We always knew who was playing when we saw Eisley the Rabbit. He brought many a smile for sure
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    Gold Labels go for less, especially with a...

    Gold Labels go for less, especially with a crack(easy fix), so I'd accept the 900.
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    A person can always have a neck reshaped by a...

    A person can always have a neck reshaped by a luthier. Usually costs under a 100 bucks on the ones I've had done.
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    This isn't an octave lower but is like a tenor...

    This isn't an octave lower but is like a tenor guitar size with nylon strings. Next to it is a regular baritone. Puts out a full deep sound.
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    Brian Griffin of Griffin ukes in Bellingham...

    Brian Griffin of Griffin ukes in Bellingham Washington sells side port linings he gets cut by a laser. Not sure what woods he has.
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    If you want wound basses; Thomastik-Infeld CF30...

    If you want wound basses; Thomastik-Infeld CF30 and CF27 3&4 with w Savarez 541R and 542R. trebles. These are classical guitar strings for a longer scale so we use the lower string. The CF30 is for...
  9. Thread: UkaMike

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    Nah, no problem with friction tuners. If they get...

    Nah, no problem with friction tuners. If they get loose, just tighten them up a bit. If you find you don't like them doesn't take much to change them out. I feel it a great deal for you. I buy a lot...
  10. Thread: UkaMike

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    I looked up the Pukka and didn't see one by that...

    I looked up the Pukka and didn't see one by that model name. Mele is a good brand. By double Pukka, is it an 8 string or double hole? If 8 string, it's like a 12 string guitar, a person either loves...
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    I used Ernie Ball Slinky's 4 middle strings. Any...

    I used Ernie Ball Slinky's 4 middle strings. Any steel string around the diameter on will work. If too floppy, use a higher gauge.
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    I got back into playing guitar regularly a few...

    I got back into playing guitar regularly a few years ago thanks to the uke. Now playing lead in a bluegrass group and having a ball with it. Have had a couple customs built and a 00 almost done....
  13. Yep, I'd go CF30 and CF 27 for GCEA tuning and...

    Yep, I'd go CF30 and CF 27 for GCEA tuning and CF35,CF30 for D,G,B,E tuning.
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    Your remark of "why should people. be told to...

    Your remark of "why should people. be told to look both ways crossing a street" was on my mind on the way home from a gig today. Went past a school as it was getting out. Saw kids walking across the...
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    I wonder why a newbie brings up such a question...

    I wonder why a newbie brings up such a question and refutes those who answer. I guess that could be annoying also.
  16. Anyone looking for a serious well made instrument...

    Anyone looking for a serious well made instrument may want to consider this. I've played this one a number of times and it never fails to impress bigtime. I know Cubeistan paid more for it and then...
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    Played a good friend of mine 5 string. They are...

    Played a good friend of mine 5 string. They are really nice. She has hers for sale on CL. I hope it's okay to post the thread. if not, I'll take 'er...
  18. Thread: Capo

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    I use a custom made Showcase yoke style capo....

    I use a custom made Showcase yoke style capo. Bill Stokes, a well known banjo player, makes them.They're also know as a Elliot capo. I think Heritage G7 capo is also a yoke. They're pricey but well...
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    Having a New 00 George Thomas guitar being built...

    Having a New 00 George Thomas guitar being built and may sell a Griffin tenor or baritone. May be on the lookout for another1890's parlor guitar.
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    Well Done Peter. I'm a WWU grad also, 1979. You...

    Well Done Peter. I'm a WWU grad also, 1979. You make the music dept. proud.
  21. I use a pick 99% of the time. I do a lot of blue...

    I use a pick 99% of the time. I do a lot of blue grass double pickin' on both guitar and usually, a baritone uke. Like others, I have a drawer full of picks searching for one I really liked with a...
  22. Bump for this fine instrument.

    Bump for this fine instrument.
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    I know my favorite luthier, Brian Griffin, uses...

    I know my favorite luthier, Brian Griffin, uses watercolor paper and watercolors to paint the background of his labels then ahnd writes his info. Looks really classy.
  24. I had the good fortune to play this Martin. It's...

    I had the good fortune to play this Martin. It's in pristine condition and the custom walrus ivory bridge pins makes it sing even clearer than before. There are no condition issues at all. I know the...
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    I believe Dirk made the strings. Closest I've...

    I believe Dirk made the strings. Closest I've come to a replacement C string is a Thomastik-Infeld CF27. I was hoping someone would have bought out his formulas for strings but so far, nothing. Jim...
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