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  1. Thread: Nud :d

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    I assumed you bought it as the title was “NUD”...

    I assumed you bought it as the title was “NUD” (new uke day, for those unaware).

    Congratulations that is an awesome score. That koa is as primo, with all the curl and color as a $2500 custom...
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    Really and truly.......just get a Cordoba Mini. I...

    Really and truly.......just get a Cordoba Mini. I know it doesn’t have the *radius* but meets all your other criteria including price. I understand about wanting a radius fretboard, I am a big fan...
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    Thanks for writing the above. It really does a...

    Thanks for writing the above. It really does a good job of encapsulating why like minded people get together and the importance of “community”. Be it cyclists, fisherman, bridge players, hunters,...
  4. Thread: 11.11.11

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    Hahaha, dyslexia got me again. Thanks for making...

    Hahaha, dyslexia got me again. Thanks for making it right.
  5. Thread: 11.11.11

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    Yes this was the exact moment World War I ended....

    Yes this was the exact moment World War I ended. As others have said it is referred to as Remembrance Day. Here in Canada Veterans sell artificial poppy that we pin to our coats. It is wonderful to...
  6. Excellent sound sample and playing as always...

    Excellent sound sample and playing as always Hodge. Interesting that you would tune down a half step, many tune a baritone up a half or whole step. It certainly sounds good in that tuning. Did you do...
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    Anthony speaks the truth about banjo-uke volume....

    Anthony speaks the truth about banjo-uke volume. My playing partner (I am in a duo among other bands) has a banjo-uke and when he uses it I am plugged in and he is pure acoustic. He has fingernails...
  8. I went to Etsy.ca, seeing as I am Canadian. One...

    I went to Etsy.ca, seeing as I am Canadian. One non-wound low G single string, $7.39 +$13.99 shipping. Not gonna fork out over $21.00 for a single non-wound Low G string. A full set with low G is...
  9. Thanks for that Hodge. I heard about them on HMS...

    Thanks for that Hodge. I heard about them on HMS podcast with Steve Grimes and have been itching to try them. I will search Etsy and see what is available. I am surprised Andrew does have them listed...
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    I bought this microphone because of DelRays use...

    I bought this microphone because of DelRays use and favourable comments. Great microphone but you cannot have any speakers behind you or near to you. Like all condenser mic’s they pick up unwanted...
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    The vast majority of players that play live like...

    The vast majority of players that play live like you do have a pick up installed in their ukulele. Without it you are extremely handicapped, as you have found out. Something like a LR Baggs 5.0 or...
  12. Thread: LfdM teaser

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    Luis sent me pictures of this completed tenor....

    Luis sent me pictures of this completed tenor. That is the real deal Brazilian Rosewood back and sides with a 60 year old cedar top. This was a custom order for a Canadian customer
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    As Patrick said getting a good set up and putting...

    As Patrick said getting a good set up and putting on light gauge strings goes a long way to making a “BIG” guitar play easy.

    My guitar story, very briefly. About 15 years ago I decided to learn...
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    “Yes some ukes are very expensive”.........yes...

    “Yes some ukes are very expensive”.........yes some ukes are very cheap.........yes some ukes are somewhere in the middle.

    Just like every other type of product available to the customer today.
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    Lots of good advice has been given. As others...

    Lots of good advice has been given. As others have mentioned if there are nicks on the strings from the frets or at the body area from picking its time to change. If you play 1/2 to 1 hour a day you...
  16. It really depends if they have been exposed to UV...

    It really depends if they have been exposed to UV light for extended periods of time. I worked in the fishing tackle industry many moons ago and prolonged exposure to UV degraded fishing line which...
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    Rolli I agree with the others about starting with...

    Rolli I agree with the others about starting with what you have in house. Sure it is bigger and more awkward to start with but when it’s the only guitar at hand you get use to it. Look at all the...
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    I think Peter hit the nail on the head when he...

    I think Peter hit the nail on the head when he mentioned so many people quite so many instruments because they find out how much work is involved in learning. Guitar is more popular then ukulele but...
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    Hey Rolli about 90% of bluegrass is played on...

    Hey Rolli about 90% of bluegrass is played on dreadnaughts, sorry for the bad news. It is simple physics, a big guitar usually has a bigger sound. When you are playing with a lot of other instruments...
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    As you can see I like uke stands, kinda have a...

    As you can see I like uke stands, kinda have a bit of a thing for them. I have five different types and I have displayed them most stable and favorite to least from left to right. The upright neck...
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    That’s wicked, you can hang them upside down and...

    That’s wicked, you can hang them upside down and they don’t fall out:p

    Sorry I couldn’t help myself. It looks real nice, nothing like wood for a wooden instrument
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    If you have a good quality hardcase the Bovida...

    If you have a good quality hardcase the Bovida packs are all you need. I regularly monitor the humidity inside my hardcases while a uke is in there with a hygrometer. It is very stable with just an...
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    Joesph your playing gets better and better all...

    Joesph your playing gets better and better all the time. Beautifully played and that ukulele sounds wonderful, full, rich and resonant. As others have said it’s a looker and it has sound to match
  24. I was going to ask your budget but now that you...

    I was going to ask your budget but now that you mentioned the LFDM can I assume it is around $2500. You mentioned preferring a concert scale, what ukuleles do you own now, what wood combo and do you...
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    Welcome Yuni from another Canadian, there are a...

    Welcome Yuni from another Canadian, there are a bunch of us here. The GTA (Greater Toronto Area) has a number of Uke Jams if you are willing to travel a bit to attend. They are great fun and a...
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