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    Matt Dahlberg tried out for AGT a number of years...

    Matt Dahlberg tried out for AGT a number of years ago and he didn’t make it to the judges. Pretty amazing player. I’m not sure a ukulele will ever be viewed as being as difficult to play as a...
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    What I really enjoy is finding a local or small...

    What I really enjoy is finding a local or small part-time builders and see what they offer and where the prices fall. Generally you can find good deals on good ukuleles. They will be more than a...
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    I’ve walked away from a lot of ukes. A couple I...

    I’ve walked away from a lot of ukes. A couple I wish I had, but most didn’t leave an impression.

    If you are buying laminated ukuleles, you are kind of buying a variety of the same thing. Oh,...
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    Actually it was a joke. I wasn’t planning on any...

    Actually it was a joke. I wasn’t planning on any analysis.

    John
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    In all fairness, if I had to play blindfolded, it...

    In all fairness, if I had to play blindfolded, it would be difficult to tell one of my ukes from a Moore Bettah.

    John
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    My use of the hours was to associate an hourly...

    My use of the hours was to associate an hourly rate. Making a ukulele in 8 hours, what is the minimum rate to charge??? $50 per hour? Add materials to that and you are basically selling a ukulele...
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    Now I think I might know who you are talking...

    Now I think I might know who you are talking about. I didn’t recall eBay sales, but might have missed them. If it is who you are talking about, the price was more, but I actually tried a few a...
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    My first thought was Kamoa, but they are not...

    My first thought was Kamoa, but they are not based in California. I can’t think of another “K” brand.

    John
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    You have asked a mouthful. This thread could...

    You have asked a mouthful. This thread could probably go on for days with the production vs custom vs luthier vs hobbyist.

    Your first observation is about a California based "K" ukulele company. ...
  10. I think I placed it here because I find there is...

    I think I placed it here because I find there is little actual guidance that can be gleaned from my inept attempt at trying to alter the sound of a particular note. I also placed it here because I...
  11. My David Crosby Blind Squirrel Method of Frequency Tuning

    A little backstory...

    About 5 years or so ago, I picked up a Fred Shields solid wood 3 string soprano ukulele. Not to argue about the legitimacy of a ukulele with only 3 stings, I found it to be...
  12. Thread: Pickguard

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    I agree with besley; although wearing through...

    I agree with besley; although wearing through mahogany might even be a feat for Nelson.

    This is definitely a ukulele that has to examined and played. The binding just below the pickguard looks to...
  13. I have messed around with steel strings on one...

    I have messed around with steel strings on one ukulele. You should google a string tension calculator to see where you will end up. I used the lightest phosphor bronze strings, I forget which ones,...
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    I think there are two issues here. 1. Knowing...

    I think there are two issues here.

    1. Knowing how much is needed each year... $25,000, $50,000, $??,???, to upgrade UU and maintain the original intent as a forum.

    2. Knowing if there will be...
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    I play fingerstyle melodies. I have no tab. It...

    I play fingerstyle melodies. I have no tab. It is all in my head. One of these days I’ll put pen to paper, so to speak, since it is getting tougher to remember all of it.

    John
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    Just keep it as it is. If it is going to be...

    Just keep it as it is. If it is going to be separated, then everyone better find the right sub-forum for his or her post.

    That includes technical questions in the Tech sub-forum, Gigs in the Gigs...
  17. Thread: Priorities!

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    Toilet paper will be back pretty quickly, I...

    Toilet paper will be back pretty quickly, I don’t worry about that.

    COVID-19 will get serious in places and not in others places. The only silver lining that might come of it, will be the...
  18. Thread: #$@&* Bb,

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    There might be another way to play Bb, Eb and E. ...

    There might be another way to play Bb, Eb and E. Mute the 4th string with your thumb on those few chords. If you can wrap your thumb to slightly touch the 4th string and cause it the thud, you’ll...
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    I learn from YouTube videos. Sometimes I can...

    I learn from YouTube videos. Sometimes I can figure things out with their them, sometimes I can’t.

    Years ago I was part of a worship team band that played for the youth at our church. The...
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    If someone just wants to learn to play a ukulele,...

    If someone just wants to learn to play a ukulele, I don’t think a teacher is necessarily. Let’s face it. There are 4 strings and most chord shapes are relatively easy. Picking up a ukulele and...
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    I rarely use a capo. I’ve tried the Kyser...

    I rarely use a capo. I’ve tried the Kyser trigger and didn’t care for it. I do like the looks of the G7th and may give that a try. Right now I have a Planet Waves, (excellent capo) and a Shubb...
  22. I'm not sure what you are asking. I may be...

    I'm not sure what you are asking. I may be wrong, but I thought a stacked triad from a root is just 1-3-5.

    With a low G, if you want CEG triad with individual fingered notes it would be x-0-0-3,...
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    I’m not sure the ukulele is as popular as it was...

    I’m not sure the ukulele is as popular as it was 10-12 years ago in the US. I have no numbers, but there was a time when local music stores stocked a lot more ukuleles. When we went on vacation, I...
  24. I only had one uke for 3 years, I probably have...

    I only had one uke for 3 years, I probably have 10-12 now. There are a number that I almost bought and a few I wish I had, but I try to limit any purchases to avoid something that is nearly the same...
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    You will need to quantify the amount of dish......

    You will need to quantify the amount of dish... 1mm, 2mm, etc. A little is not bad. An important aspect of this is that the bridge is still straight. In my opinion if the action has not gotten...
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