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    Flea/Fluke Question

    When I had the Magic Fluke people put a new fretboard on a Fluke, they gave me saddles of different sizes to account for the difference in thickness between the plastic and wooden boards. When I got...
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    Another Reason Why I Like Ukes

    A few years ago, I bought a tenor uke kit from StewMac, and it cost $206. Now they are having a sale on guitar kits for $200 off, and you pay over $1,000 for the kit. Ukes are smaller, lighter,...
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    Right. As you said, spruce and mahogany don't...

    Right. As you said, spruce and mahogany don't vary much, but those exotic woods do. When a seller says the picture is generic, I don't consider it. That's why I like Mim and HMS. You see exactly...
  4. Thread: Martin OXK

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    Good Deal! I paid $240, so I'm not upset. There...

    Good Deal! I paid $240, so I'm not upset. There someone selling the OX farther down the page for $330. I wonder if his are better. :D
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    It's funny, but my question was more or less...

    It's funny, but my question was more or less answered in another thread. Someone recommended his Uke-abilly course ($24). There are 36 pages you download and 18 videos to watch on YouTube. I got...
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    Excellent documentary on Netflix: The Devil at...

    Excellent documentary on Netflix: The Devil at the Crossroads.
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    When I was a kid, I lived near the water, and...

    When I was a kid, I lived near the water, and bamboo fishing poles were standard gear.
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    "the expanding loss of the understanding of value...

    "the expanding loss of the understanding of value in a mass-produced, instant gratification, disposable human world"

    Oooh! You took the words right out of mouth. :D

    I like my gratification...
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    The great race car driver Stirling Moss recently...

    The great race car driver Stirling Moss recently turned 90 (No, he's not still racing). I read an article he wrote years ago about woodworking. He was very talented, and he said the main advantage...
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    I just ordered it through Amazon. I had Amazon...

    I just ordered it through Amazon. I had Amazon credit from their credit card, so it cost me nothing.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B009NOY7N0/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
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    As far as I'm concerned, anyone can sing...

    As far as I'm concerned, anyone can sing anything, provided they have the talent. Speaking of the blues, below is a funny set of rules about who can and who cannot sing the Blues. Very funny.
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  12. Although that would certainly be possibly, the...

    Although that would certainly be possibly, the amount of work required and the doubtful results would probably make it a waste of time. I'm guessing you would have to saw the neck from the body and...
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    This is a good article about the cost of making a...

    This is a good article about the cost of making a uke. Nothing shocking, but it puts it in perspective.

    https://liveukulele.com/gear/buying-tips/ukulele-price/
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    I thought we had switched over to rabbits. :D

    I thought we had switched over to rabbits. :D
  15. Thread: "Clean Talk"

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    "Clean Talk"

    It looks like I violated a "Clean Talk" rule by trying to post a message from eBay, so I'll summarize.

    "De minimis" refers to the minimum value of an item that can be imported without paying...
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    It sounds like a ukulele. : ) No one is going...

    It sounds like a ukulele. : ) No one is going to prefer the sound over a Hawaiian K, but it sounds fine to me. Bamboo is very tough, so I don't expect it to get scratched easily.
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    I suppose anything is going to react badly to...

    I suppose anything is going to react badly to extremes of temperature and humidity, but if I can survive in my house, I bet this uke can, too.

    Since it's bamboo, I wonder if it can double as a...
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    Unfortunately, someone has to pay. I just...

    Unfortunately, someone has to pay. I just received a Fluke and hard case from CA. The seller paid shipping - $5.30 - but it took fifteen days to get to me. It should have taken three. Given the...
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    Be careful about that "always keep the boxes." ...

    Be careful about that "always keep the boxes." My two-car garage is now a one-car garage. : )

    I always ship Priority, and I print the labels at home with the USPS Click N Ship service. There...
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    Playing the uke relieves the tension on my...

    Playing the uke relieves the tension on my wrapping.
  21. The 8-string has a very nice sound.

    The 8-string has a very nice sound.
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    That's a beauty. He makers beautiful instruments.

    That's a beauty. He makers beautiful instruments.
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    I've heard that before.

    I've heard that before.
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    Talk about decent prices - check out Bonanza...

    Talk about decent prices - check out Bonanza Ukuleles. You specify exactly what you want, and you get it built and delivered at a very reasonable price.
  25. Thanks for that!

    Thanks for that!
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