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    To see international shipping on the ShipBike...

    To see international shipping on the ShipBike home page choose Get a Shipping Quote, in that window is a link for international shipping.
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    Still no sign of bazam2020. Maybe Fanner knows...

    Still no sign of bazam2020. Maybe Fanner knows where he is.
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    Yes, you can specify any size. They're a shipping...

    Yes, you can specify any size. They're a shipping company that's earned their reputation with large odd shaped items, but will ship anything. The insurance covers anything they ship, which is...
  4. Correct, Kala is the main company, they design...

    Correct, Kala is the main company, they design and manufacture high end ukes, their midrange and low end they specify and have made in Asia, and they also just have their label added to ukes designed...
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    I feel for you. The first week I used my new Kala...

    I feel for you. The first week I used my new Kala (not a Kamaka, but at the time it was my most expensive), I dropped it on a terrazzo floor cracking the glossy finish on the front of the upper bout...
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    I had Brian Fanner in South Africa build me a...

    I had Brian Fanner in South Africa build me a custom bass uke after I looked over his Etsy site. $850 including shipping. Good work.

    http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Fanner SG done 900.jpg
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    Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam shows a beautiful...

    Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam shows a beautiful carved archtop tenor uke on his eBay store for about $600, others have F holes. I asked if he could make me a 22.8" scale bass uke, he said yes, it's in...
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    Interesting that bazam2020 the original poster...

    Interesting that bazam2020 the original poster hasn't been back. I wonder what he thinks about the advice?

    In the first few months of playing uke about 7 years ago, I was graciously accepted into...
  9. I find it interesting that we haven't heard from...

    I find it interesting that we haven't heard from gerardo1000 the original poster. I wonder what he thinks of our suggestions.
  10. Before you post on any forum about a transaction...

    Before you post on any forum about a transaction on Reverb, you need to contact Reverb about it. It would have to be a very big issue that could not be resolved before I would even think about...
  11. I have both and don't prefer one over the other,...

    I have both and don't prefer one over the other, though I do have to be a little more careful photographing the glossy.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center...
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    I wonder if all that's needed is a proper size...

    I wonder if all that's needed is a proper size lock washer. I'm going to take the nut to a hardware store and see if they have something that fits.
  13. Thread: Open sound

    by kohanmike
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    I think there's a difference between "sounding...

    I think there's a difference between "sounding open" and "opening up." And in reply to the idea that one just gets better at playing, I played guitar for almost 50 years before I picked up the uke,...
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    STOP!! I learned about this shipping service on...

    STOP!! I learned about this shipping service on the Talk Bass forum, www.Shipbikes.com using FedEx at about half the price because they ship so much. In the last couple of months I shipped four bass...
  15. Thread: Open sound

    by kohanmike
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    My experience with opening up: About 6 1/2 years...

    My experience with opening up: About 6 1/2 years ago I had a custom uke made by Bruce Wei Arts out of Vietnam for $750 delivered. I specified a tenor gypsy jazz Django style with a solid flame maple...
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    If it is the end pin jack, I bought this not long...

    If it is the end pin jack, I bought this not long ago, a little awkward, but you get the hang of it, it works.
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    I changed the nut on my tenor, which is 34mm and...

    I changed the nut on my tenor, which is 34mm and 29mm string spacing. When I find that the string spacing is too wide or narrow for me, I have a new nut made, even a mm or two makes a difference.
  18. Welcome Bill. Great story. After playing guitar...

    Welcome Bill. Great story. After playing guitar for almost 50 years, then joining my seniors uke group about 7 years ago, then a year later taking up the bass uke, I now have 9 ukes and 30 bass...
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    Bluetooth tends to have a lag/latency, I've had...

    Bluetooth tends to have a lag/latency, I've had that happen to me. Wired headphones is usually the best way to go. Does the phone have a 3.5mm headphone jack? If so, you can use a 3.5mm splitter and...
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    I bought the tenor cutaway version at the...

    I bought the tenor cutaway version at the beginning of the year. I think it's a very good uke. I made some modifications because I didn't feel it had the best look. I added black stick-on side and...
  21. Thread: Mic question

    by kohanmike
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    I just found this cable that should plug into the...

    I just found this cable that should plug into the amp XLR, and an adapter that converts the A style USB plug into a peripheral/printer B style USB plug. My USB condenser mic has that type of port, I...
  22. Yep. This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles,...

    Yep.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 39)
    ...
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    Sweetwater, Austin Bazaar, zZounds, and I've good...

    Sweetwater, Austin Bazaar, zZounds, and I've good service with Amazon when they're the shipper. For the last couple of months the items have arrived at least a day or two before the listed arrival...
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    There are four people in my uke group with the...

    There are four people in my uke group with the Kala Thinline Travel. I've played each of them and it always amazes how loud they are. I almost bought the cutaway spalted model myself until I saw a...
  25. Thread: Del Rey

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    I did a small workshop with her at Boulevard...

    I did a small workshop with her at Boulevard Music in Culver City, CA, about 6 people. She is very direct and to the point, no superfluous talk.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove...
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