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    With all due respect, I don't think that you have...

    With all due respect, I don't think that you have read this thread at all.

    The vast majority of responses have come from "lefties" who have simply pointed out that a ukulele is an AMBIDEXTROUS...
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    I'm left handed but never gave it a moments...

    I'm left handed but never gave it a moments thought to NOT play ukuleles/guitars right handed.
    I just picked them up and played them like everyone else.
    Ukuleles/guitars are AMBIDEXTROUS...
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    I like the Boss TU-10, ...

    I like the Boss TU-10,

    https://static.roland.com/assets/images/products/gallery/tu-10_black_angle_gal.jpg

    Very sturdy, very accurate.

    Wow, big pic. It's not a small unit but its not THAT...
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    My standard tuning now (standard for me anyway)...

    My standard tuning now (standard for me anyway) on a 16" scale steel string ukulele is EAC#F# using the MIDDLE 4 strings from a standard steel string guitar 9-42 set. I was previously using the...
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    By the sounds of it you are on the right track,...

    By the sounds of it you are on the right track, it has something to do with the pin, yet I'm not really sure what to suggest.
    Bridge-pin bridges can be problematic sometimes without using a ball end...
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    Looks great, sounds great. Congratulations.

    Looks great, sounds great. Congratulations.
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    Meh, here's the rub. If your going to get hung...

    Meh, here's the rub. If your going to get hung up on such details, then EVERY wood other than plain, straight grain, quarter sawn wood is weak (EDIT: AND unstable) and should not be used. ...
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    It looks a bit sloppy but I don't think it will...

    It looks a bit sloppy but I don't think it will fail any time soon. The white I'm guessing is mostly an optical illusion from out of focus highlights.
  9. Thread: Body Depth

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    My two bobs worth as someone who has played many...

    My two bobs worth as someone who has played many different instruments is that an arch in the back is most important. I've played deep instruments that did nothing for me. Thin-line instruments...
  10. Well if the website say's it's 15.5" then it...

    Well if the website say's it's 15.5" then it probably is. Personally I always measure just to make sure, plus when you measure the scale length you can compare what your measurement is to what the...
  11. OK, I had a look at your photo's and the first...

    OK, I had a look at your photo's and the first question is, where did the 15.5" scale length come from? If it really is a 15.5" scale length and the nut to 1st fret measurement is correct, then my...
  12. Placing a matchstick/allen key/paperclip on the...

    Placing a matchstick/allen key/paperclip on the fretboard, up against the inside surface of the nut and under the strings doesn't require any skill and is completely reversible. Give it a try and...
  13. It's definitely the nut at fault. Intonation...

    It's definitely the nut at fault. Intonation going sharp over the first few frets but getting better up the neck and at the 12th fret is definitely a fault in nut placement.
    The nut is too far away...
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    I have a Mele 8 string tenor that measures 33mm...

    I have a Mele 8 string tenor that measures 33mm outer to outer string at the nut and 45mm outer to outer string at the saddle. It's a perfectly playable instrument for fingerpicking as well as...
  15. OK, I did some research and found that mimmo...

    OK, I did some research and found that mimmo classifies Nylguts as having high singability.
    Therefore high singability is high harmonics rather than high fundamentals.

    I'd suggest that "harmonic...
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    I own a cheap Chinese solid body ukulele with a...

    I own a cheap Chinese solid body ukulele with a headphone output jack, so what you want exists already, yet the sound quality isn't great. To make one that sounds good will require some custom...
  17. Thanks for your input mimmo, its good to hear...

    Thanks for your input mimmo, its good to hear from you.

    In English, the musical concept of "prompt" would be expressed as "attack". That's the simple one.
    I'm still struggling a little with...
  18. Aquila is an Italian company and English is his...

    Aquila is an Italian company and English is his second language (or third?). Translating a word or concept from one language to another is fraught with issues.
    I believe that "prompt" would be what...
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    Absolutely, there are a lot of fake Aquila...

    Absolutely, there are a lot of fake Aquila strings on cheap ukuleles out there. I always took them off and fitted genuine Aquila's and it made quite a difference.
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    Meh, Aquila's all the way. That's all I use and...

    Meh, Aquila's all the way. That's all I use and they are great.

    Having said that. I did try a set of Dunlop Baritone strings on one instrument. Personally I didn't like them as much as the...
  21. Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles...

    Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles are tuned too high at gCEA and have way too much string tension at that tuning.
    I play Tenor ukuleles at either EAC#F# or FA#DG.
  22. Nominally yes, this is correct. I will still...

    Nominally yes, this is correct. I will still slide the string that isn't under tension through the slot a few times just to make sure that it isn't binding in the slot to be sure. A nut slot that's...
  23. Meh, deepening a nut slot is straight forwards...

    Meh, deepening a nut slot is straight forwards enough, if you have the right tools, which is a correctly sized nut file. Without the right tools there is a HIGH chance of botching the job and making...
  24. If string height at the nut was set perfectly by...

    If string height at the nut was set perfectly by a skilled luthier, the low strings would be a fraction high than the high strings but not so much that it would be easily noticeable.
  25. Well technically 0001 is C7 and 0002 is Cmaj7 yet...

    Well technically 0001 is C7 and 0002 is Cmaj7 yet I don't think this is what the OP is really asking about.
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