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  1. $55?!? I don't know how they source the raw...

    $55?!? I don't know how they source the raw materials for that given all the extras. Nephew has pretty good taste. :D
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    Doh! At least he caught it before it left. I've...

    Doh! At least he caught it before it left. I've told the story before about how my Cocobolo had to be restarted twice, the second time after it arrived with the frets in the wrong places.
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    True dat. I have a strong preference for 19" vs...

    True dat. I have a strong preference for 19" vs 20" scale so I sold my Mini. But it's a great choice.
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    Bass strings in general are expensive compared to...

    Bass strings in general are expensive compared to guitar and ukulele strings. $20-25 a set for standard roundwounds seems average right now but some of the specialty sets are $45-50 or higher. U-Bass...
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    In the UK, Noah is probably the one to get. I...

    In the UK, Noah is probably the one to get. I asked about it last time I was looking and they would not ship to US.
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    Follow up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y8uyZJ17LI
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    Or treat the uke as if it is a baritone tuned...

    Or treat the uke as if it is a baritone tuned DGBE and use all your guitar knowledge as is, i.e treat the uke as a transposing instrument .
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    I haven't looked seriously at the Pono but I'd be...

    I haven't looked seriously at the Pono but I'd be surprised if it was that narrow. But FWIW, I had the Córdoba C1M with a 44mm nut and it really wasn't bad.

    My Jupiter fits the description and is...
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    I like the plumber's tape idea and leave it alone...

    I like the plumber's tape idea and leave it alone :cheers:
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    I'm almost positive Cocobolo uses a 12" radius

    I'm almost positive Cocobolo uses a 12" radius
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    That worked. Sounds good!

    That worked. Sounds good!
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    Nice. I bet that uke from Cannon Beach lives up...

    Nice. I bet that uke from Cannon Beach lives up to its name. :cheers:
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    Like this?...

    Like this?
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yV7u4gY4DXyjuAlbpcdcNA72dNzmwA_B/view?usp=drivesdk

    I turned on link sharing for the video, copy link, and pasted here
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    Hey M3, I don't have any new info on iMua but I...

    Hey M3, I don't have any new info on iMua but I did have a PM reply for you, but your Inbox is full
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    Welcome to songwriting. :D There is no one...

    Welcome to songwriting. :D

    There is no one way to do it. If you have the melody line pretty much figured out, that's a great starting point. If you know the key you're singing in, that's another...
  16. Thanks! :shaka:

    Thanks! :shaka:
  17. Flukutronic Original: "And Now for the Rest of Our Lives"

    Features Iriguchi tenor in reentrant A tuning and Kala California fretless U-Bass


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZzKZmH931A
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    I was gonna say "tomorrow" but yeah, that works...

    I was gonna say "tomorrow" but yeah, that works too. :rofl:
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    :rulez: :rofl:

    :rulez:
    :rofl:
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    I understand but if Kala says "their" strings...

    I understand but if Kala says "their" strings don't work on their solid bodies, I'm not gonna risk my instrument to try.


    Joined and liked. Thanks!
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    Follow-up : did anyone else notice the new flats...

    Follow-up : did anyone else notice the new flats are Not intended for solid body U•BASS®
    I wondered why (since I have 2 solid bodies and wanted to try the flats on one) and asked Kala support....
  22. Those are all steel strings. Is that what she...

    Those are all steel strings. Is that what she wants? Or does she want a "regular" acoustic uke she can plug in? Given the examples given, I'd assume the latter. Seems like your budget is in the $200...
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    If you're worried about what the "real" bluegrass...

    If you're worried about what the "real" bluegrass crowd is going to receive, then ask them. Personally, my only "guitars" now are tenor and baritone uke-sized bodies. Anybody that's going to look...
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    Graphtecs are geared, 6:1 ratio. I have them on...

    Graphtecs are geared, 6:1 ratio. I have them on my last two Bonanzas. They don't look as good as the UPTs but work just as well and are a lot cheaper. We'll have to see how well they hold up but so...
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    Claims to be the same sound and playability, just...

    Claims to be the same sound and playability, just fewer "frills"
    They were already the best bang-for-the-buck option for a made-by-hand uke
    :eek:
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