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    If I have learned one thing from the UU community...

    If I have learned one thing from the UU community it is that sometimes you need to tune up or down a half-step or more to make a set of strings sound their best with a particular uku. I have found...
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    Many uke necks are narrower than expected when...

    Many uke necks are narrower than expected when transitioning from other lutes. You may decide to get your second uku with a wider nut. If you like that, you may begin seeking an even wider nut!133936...
  3. Welcome! Sneaker sounds great, dare I say the...

    Welcome! Sneaker sounds great, dare I say the band would sound perfect on a yacht!
  4. Thread: Football

    by Neil_O
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    To the last couple of 2021 posters: The real...

    To the last couple of 2021 posters: The real soccer is soccer. American football is a different sport entirely :D. What people call tennis now, used to be called lawn tennis. Futbol may be what you...
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    I think this may be because having your...

    I think this may be because having your instrument out of it's case and always there is a key to playing more. I would never leave my tasty ukes on the couch, but the Makala concert I have gets lots...
  6. Thread: cats or dogs

    by Neil_O
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    I miss my old Siamese cat. She seemed like a...

    I miss my old Siamese cat. She seemed like a reincarnated person.
  7. Thread: cats or dogs

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    I left a uke next to kitty on the bed and she...

    I left a uke next to kitty on the bed and she kept hooking her teeth on the strings and making them ring out!
  8. I like my cherry LoPrinzi tenor. I don't know...

    I like my cherry LoPrinzi tenor. I don't know which species of cherry it is so hopefully my disclaimer passes muster with the censors!:cool:
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    Hi Jeff, Will you please post a reply to clear...

    Hi Jeff,
    Will you please post a reply to clear up the speculation you refer to on this message board for chatting about all manner of interesting uke related things?
    Thanks,
    Neil
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    If the sound is super lousy, then it is defective...

    If the sound is super lousy, then it is defective (at least to you). You should pressure the shop again with more emphasis on the fact that your expensive instrument does not work the way you...
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    I got this response from my email question:...

    I got this response from my email question: "Aloha Neil, 5/32” or 4mm".

    Thanks all.
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    I have a reliable motion sensitive laptop alarm...

    I have a reliable motion sensitive laptop alarm from Kensington that has a padlock type hasp that you can attach to many things.
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    Thanks for the advice! My reason for wanting to...

    Thanks for the advice! My reason for wanting to try to adjust the truss rod is that the seller told we they had moved the neck (anti-relief) shortly before they sent it to me. I plan to try a...
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    Pono Truss Rod Wrench

    Howdy folks,
    Does anyone know what size Allen/Hex wrench size I need for my Pono baritone? I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to turn it a little bit counter-clockwise to reduce a pervasive buzz on the...
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    Me too, we had pong console with Pong Hockey and...

    Me too, we had pong console with Pong Hockey and Handball for solo play- then I got a handheld football game with little red LEDs. Missile Command, Tempest and Defender were some favorites. My most...
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    Oh yeah! This is great.

    Oh yeah! This is great.
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    I would tune it FFFFA and do some Sonic Youth...

    I would tune it FFFFA and do some Sonic Youth type stuff!
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    You have convinced me to get a 5 string!

    You have convinced me to get a 5 string!
  19. Thread: Giving Advice

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    [QUOTE=Graham Greenbag;2272128] it

    [QUOTE=Graham Greenbag;2272128] it
  20. Thread: Giving Advice

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    Half the time when I type something to post, I...

    Half the time when I type something to post, I delete the comment instead of sending it. Once I read my advice/comment I can see it from different reader perspectives, and often I decide my advice...
  21. Thread: Rough two weeks

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    Best of luck. I'll send you positive thoughts in...

    Best of luck. I'll send you positive thoughts in my morning meditation.
  22. Get a cheap mini guitar. Take two strings off,...

    Get a cheap mini guitar. Take two strings off, and freaking go crazy! I got an Ibanez Micro for this, and I also enjoy a Squire Mini Strat. Maybe $150 for one of those, certainly less if you shop...
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    This is gold I tell you! I have never heard about...

    This is gold I tell you! I have never heard about this, but it makes so much sense. Thank you.
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    The whole point is it is not a pharmaceutical! ...

    The whole point is it is not a pharmaceutical!

    I also look back on my wasted youth eating too much and having unlimited coffee. Addiction is tough.
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    Are they both from the same store? The setup is...

    Are they both from the same store? The setup is going to mean a lot with these ukes. Do you know if your seller adjusts the action for you? The Snail looks nicer to me, but I have never heard of...
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