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    A bass amp is designed to go a much lower than a...

    A bass amp is designed to go a much lower than a guitar amp, which cannot "with authority" amplify low frequencies down to around 40hz. Bass low E is 41hz.
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    I sure hope they (Rondo) come out with a tobacco...

    I sure hope they (Rondo) come out with a tobacco sunburst version of the Hadean solid body long scale.

    I'll be on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich!

    ~W
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    Wow. That was great. And, it was the longest two...

    Wow. That was great. And, it was the longest two minutes and 13 seconds I've ever lived through!

    -Wiggy

    <edit> As is noted further down, it does sound to me like the Luna soprano is strung GDAE.
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    Black coffee in the AM, and teas in the PM. If...

    Black coffee in the AM, and teas in the PM. If you have to put something in coffee to make it better, it wasn't good to begin with. Dunkin' is my staple.

    Teas vary, and I often add honey*. I've...
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    The Flight's "ickyness" goes away after a few...

    The Flight's "ickyness" goes away after a few weeks. Keep a damp wash cloth handy and wipe it down as often as you want. You won't hurt it :) The only thing I worry about is possibly rubbing off...
  6. What they are suggesting you look at is the "ramp...

    What they are suggesting you look at is the "ramp off" angle (I'm sure there's a term for that - break angle, maybe?) of the nut slot on the side toward the frets. I had the same problem with an...
  7. Intonation? Does neck feel chunky, thin, or OK? ...

    Intonation? Does neck feel chunky, thin, or OK? Neck dive? (I see you use horn to bottom button for strap) Tuners good enough? Amplified sound and response of tone controls? That kind of...
  8. Hadean Bass Uke UKBE-22 Long Scale Bass? -Requesting a review

    Has anyone owned, or played, the solid body Hadean Bass Uke UKBE(E, or N)-22 Long (23") Scale Bass?

    I am seriously considering purchase, but have no way to "test drive" one.

    I saw that...
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    Used painters tape to mask off 2 tiny squares...

    Used painters tape to mask off 2 tiny squares where I used a silver sharpie to mark frets 3 and 5 on my Flight and Vita-Uke sopranos.

    For the life me, I can't understand why dots are put on the...
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    You can move the individual saddles to line up...

    You can move the individual saddles to line up the strings. Gaps between them are quite obvious in the pictures. Try loosening the strings a bit, then move them into alignment. #4 looks right, so...
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    After much experimenting, I settled on this. ...

    After much experimenting, I settled on this. Strings 1,2 and 3 are the same pitch as Baritone:

    E .0319 D'Addario J3002 (Fluorocarbon, needed for brightness)
    B .036 Aquila Nylon From a...
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    Ed1: The 2nd column in the D'Addario table shows...

    Ed1: The 2nd column in the D'Addario table shows the weight per linear inch.

    UW- Unit Weight. In all the charts and formulas in the brochure, unit weight is expressed in pounds per linear inch...
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    https://www.daddario.com/globalassets/pdfs/accesso...

    https://www.daddario.com/globalassets/pdfs/accessories/tension_chart_13934.pdf

    Start with the table on pages 5-10. Classical guitar strings (nylon, titanium...) are typical of most common ukulele...
  14. Thread: Vitti 'na crozza

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    This is available on Amazon: Michelangelo...

    This is available on Amazon:

    Michelangelo Verso Vitti 'na crozza mp3

    I had to "dig deep" to translate the lyric :)
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    I really love your renditions. Here's a humble...

    I really love your renditions. Here's a humble request...

    "Old Shep" by Red Foley

    It may not be your thing, though, and I absolutely do not want to disturb that!

    Thanks for the great...
  16. I like your style! And thanks for the...

    I like your style!

    And thanks for the mini-tutorial at the end.

    -Wiggy
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    It would be the length of the fret, end to end,...

    It would be the length of the fret, end to end, "as the crow flies."

    A caliper would be handy for this, but you should be able to eyeball it with a 1/64" or .5mm machinist scale.
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    https://www.mathopenref.com/arcradius.html ...

    https://www.mathopenref.com/arcradius.html

    Because you cannot lay a straight edge under the curved fret, you have to lay it across the top. Position it so the distance to the fret is the same on...
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    I don't know, but his girlfriend is a...

    I don't know, but his girlfriend is a chainsmoker!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AGL3tdw0T8
  20. Thread: S'craic?!

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    Craic kreak krak or crack is a term for news,...

    Craic kreak krak or crack is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland. It is often used with the definite article – the craic – as in...
  21. Concerning using credit cards for shims; their...

    Concerning using credit cards for shims; their thicknesses can vary from .025" to as much as .035" and that it is quite thick. Another source is a plastic milk jug. My sample measured .018" and...
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    Manhasset Stand with Dual Ukulele Hanger

    String Swing Mic Stand Twin Ukulele BCC04TWN-UK

    I added a 5-1/2" PVC sleeve around the top tube to protect the instruments when a heavy book (like the Daily Ukulele) causes the top to slide down. ...
  23. Thread: New Martin ukes

    by Wiggy
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    My ukes start to look road worn within about 2...

    My ukes start to look road worn within about 2 weeks. I'm kind of a clumsy fellow.

    That T1K does look tempting.

    -Wiggy
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    Yukio- I am trying to figure you what your...

    Yukio-

    I am trying to figure you what your kazoo/trumpet thingy is. Was it something you invented?

    Very cool!

    -Wiggy
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    I haven't experimented with it, but I suspect the...

    I haven't experimented with it, but I suspect the high A string gauge might be a challenge with the scale length of a baritone. Someone else may chime in on that.

    -Wiggy
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