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    I’ve always wondered about the original and early...

    I’ve always wondered about the original and early Sopranos and concluded that the makers set themselves the target of producing the smallest practical guitar like instrument possible for finger...
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    There are two things that I particularly like...

    There are two things that I particularly like about Sopranos.

    Firstly they are a thoroughly usable instrument that is also small enough to be easy to store and transport in nearly all...
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    As far as I know the Sharks and Dolphins are the...

    As far as I know the Sharks and Dolphins are the same as each other bar their bridges. Dolphins make a nice beater and I’d have thought noticeably better than what your son’s Uke is (Spongebob...
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    Thanks for the pointer, if my research is...

    Thanks for the pointer, if my research is accurate you used to have one of the older ones. Larrivée stopped production of that Uke for some time but have restarted - I’ve no idea whether the old and...
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    I’ve tried all the three main sizes in standard...

    I’ve tried all the three main sizes in standard tuning and currently play the Soprano as my size of choice. Each size has its pro’s and con’s but for me the Soprano has the best balance of pluses and...
  6. I don’t think that anything particularly negative...

    I don’t think that anything particularly negative has intentionally been directed your way. To my mind folk are just taking an opportunity to talk about language or rather the comprehension and...
  7. Poll: I tried a sound hole type strap but it interfered...

    I tried a sound hole type strap but it interfered with my strumming, seemed too likely to result in damage to the top and didn’t give hands free use ... so not a fan of them.

    I mostly play Soprano...
  8. In bold above added by Graham. I’m really...

    In bold above added by Graham.

    I’m really pleased that my response was (mostly) I’m in-line with your original intent and think that our thoughts on the subject seem to overlap well. Repurposing...
  9. I was confused about the comment and then...

    I was confused about the comment and then wondered whether it was ‘American’ English and whether ‘never make do when you can buy new’ would be the ‘British’ English equivalent. Perhaps I’ve still...
  10. I’m not quite certain about something here (all...

    I’m not quite certain about something here (all seems a bit too close to me) and am kind of surprised that no one else has questioned things.

    From #11 (some way above) I understand that Allegiant...
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    As ever Bill hits the nail on the head. Thanks...

    As ever Bill hits the nail on the head. Thanks and I’ll be following some of that advice in due course.

    I note Bill’s references to Mahalo and then think of an old one that I had. It didn’t sound...
  12. How do Allegiant measure bags before the flight?...

    How do Allegiant measure bags before the flight? Do they just (try to) put it into a basket with those dimensions?

    Are you able to purchase a bag with those dimensions? If so then there’s a...
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    Congratulations on the deal. Makala’s work fine...

    Congratulations on the deal. Makala’s work fine as a beater and better still with a bone saddle and Martin M600’s on them.

    I still have a Makala Uke but it’s lent out. IIRC one of the plain...
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    Let me give a slightly different angle on this...

    Let me give a slightly different angle on this discussion.

    I rarely if ever buy expensive items, sometimes I could spend quite a bit more than I do but controlling money outflow leaves funds still...
  15. To add to comments so far I believe that Martin...

    To add to comments so far I believe that Martin and Kiwaya Ukes are wider string spaced at the nut and a little wider at the nut too. Fluke products are wider too as I recall. I’ve made a nut from a...
  16. Perhaps my original post didn’t make matters...

    Perhaps my original post didn’t make matters crystal clear (sorry) but the axis of rotation of the tuning peg and of the turning handle (along its full length) are meant to be the same. Of course you...
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    Looking at the review on the ‘Got a Ukulele Site’...

    Looking at the review on the ‘Got a Ukulele Site’ I see that friction Tuners are used. Perhaps you can’t get hold of original parts but I wonder if you could get hold of a set of alternative Tuners...
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    Well those are rather fine instruments and...

    Well those are rather fine instruments and somewhat more expensive than anything I play. I’m a bit puzzled, to me something seems not quite right, but if someone can afford and if the shop doesn’t...
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    Welcome to UU, with its friendly members and...

    Welcome to UU, with its friendly members and helpful advice it’s a great place to visit.

    Ukulele playing can be a family thing and I hope that you enjoy the musical journey with the ‘junior’...
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    I wonder how much you and your friends pay for...

    I wonder how much you and your friends pay for your accounts here? I pay nothing for my membership here and that is pretty much the limit of my rights here, and even if I had donated (gifted money)...
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    Always like your posts :) . Yes a Uke isn’t small...

    Always like your posts :) . Yes a Uke isn’t small and making music can be done on other things too. I haven’t played a mouth organ (as we call them here) for many decades and I’m not sure what I...
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    Sadly the answer is that you basically end up...

    Sadly the answer is that you basically end up buying blind via mail order and usually don’t get much of an idea in shops. If you’re in a Uke Club you might get to talk to some other players and maybe...
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    I’d like to add my thanks to those already...

    I’d like to add my thanks to those already expressed. Buddhuu’s been a good Moderator, firm and fair is how I’d describe him. Thankfully the folk here seem to give the mod’s little to do but that’s...
  24. I’m wondering about the historical context of the...

    I’m wondering about the historical context of the Concert size Uke and how that impacts on things. Without today’s amplification a performer might be primarily interested in more volume and a sound...
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    Mr T is as expert at marketing as he is at...

    Mr T is as expert at marketing as he is at building Ukes (so very skilled). Sometimes they sell for the BIN price somethings the auction doesn’t reach the BIN price and sometimes it exceeds it, well...
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