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    Thanks for the info. I may have to do just that....

    Thanks for the info. I may have to do just that. If I have to use newer tuners I didn't want to countersink the headstock, so I'd use flat washers too.
    But another UU member said he had some old...
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    Favilla tuning peg replacements

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    I recently acquired a Favilla soprano that has some non-functioning tuning pegs, the holes in the tuner heads are worn from square to round.

    The old shafts are approx. .136 and...
  3. I ordered several sets of the new sugar strings,...

    I ordered several sets of the new sugar strings, both low & high G, and after trying them on a couple of tenor ukes, I think I prefer the older sugar strings that have a more fluorocarbon-like...
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    Hey - I bought and played my first ukulele when I...

    Hey - I bought and played my first ukulele when I was 48. I'm now 64 and I've had 57 ukes since that first one including my current instruments. So 87 ukes is a very reasonable goal. Enjoy the...
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    Congratulations Corey and Kalei! Wishing you all...

    Congratulations Corey and Kalei! Wishing you all the best for a super successful enterprise!
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    Thanks John. I'll be talking with the doctor next...

    Thanks John. I'll be talking with the doctor next week to discuss and schedule the surgery. It will probably be sometime next month. Im ready to do anything to get back to playing regularly. Thanks...
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    Thank you John. Wow, I looked up photos of...

    Thank you John. Wow, I looked up photos of DuPuytren's Contracture and it looks incredibly painful. How long was your recovery so that you could play again? It's been really frustrating to miss so...
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    A New Medical Issue

    Several months ago I was diagnosed with tendonitis in the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon of my fretting hand. It's one of several wrist tendons and it's below the little finger by the ulna bone (the...
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    Kiwaya KTS-4 soprano

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    This is a pretty Kiwaya KTS-4 soprano uke that I just don’t play. I prefer the comfort of my tenors . . .

    It’s serial# 056 and is in great shape. There are...
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    I've been using 'Strap Jacks' when playing...

    I've been using 'Strap Jacks' when playing unplugged and I've been pretty happy with them. They're available from their web site or Amazon.
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    120238 Yep, it's definitely a thing.

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    Yep, it's definitely a thing.
  12. 120139 Several ears ago I found this used...

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    Several ears ago I found this used Ko'olau 6-string at Elderly Music and it is wonderful. It was a toss-up between it and a Kamaka 6-string, but this one just had something special in it's...
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    I used only high G tuning for many years. Every...

    I used only high G tuning for many years. Every now and then I'd string up a uke with low G and try it a while but it never sounded "ukey" enough. I would also try low G on different ukes and it was...
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    117821 This is a logo one of our members put...

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    This is a logo one of our members put together for our little group CHUG (Coffee House Ukulele Gang)
  15. I thought I had finally gotten my UAS under...

    I thought I had finally gotten my UAS under control, but now...that tingle is back.
  16. I've been planning on putting a couple of ukes on...

    I've been planning on putting a couple of ukes on the market - one concert and one soprano. I have a Pono acacia concert that I'm not playing that I'll let go for $250 plus shipping. And I also have...
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    I was really sad to hear that South Coast was...

    I was really sad to hear that South Coast was ceasing operations. I've used their strings for several years and have always enjoyed them. Having someone take over the SC business would be great but...
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    I haven't been to Robert's website in quite a...

    I haven't been to Robert's website in quite a while, but it was one of the first that I found and read when I first picked up a uke about a dozen years ago. Great archive of stories and ukuleles....
  19. Lovely instrument. Are any sound samples...

    Lovely instrument. Are any sound samples available?
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    I'm usually a quick healer but this seems like...

    I'm usually a quick healer but this seems like it's going to take a while to get back to normal. I did find a good site with info and exercises that are pretty useful even for good hands. ...
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    Great info. Thanks everyone. The only info I've...

    Great info. Thanks everyone. The only info I've gotten from my surgeon is to open & closer my hand into a fist 500 times a day. I haven't made it to 500 yet as something in my palm starts to hurt....
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    Hand surgery

    I had trigger finger surgery on the middle finger of my fretting hand about a week ago and I'm getting really anxious to start playing again.
    I was wondering if anyone else has had this type of...
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    Got it Russ. Check your email. Thanks!

    Got it Russ. Check your email. Thanks!
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    I’iwi 8-string tenor

    This is a lovely I’iwi 8-string tenor from Oahu luthier Charles Fukuba. Check the web for info on the I’iwi brand or luthier Charles Fukuba to see the incredible instruments he builds.

    The body...
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    Gorgeous! You're a lucky guy! I have one of...

    Gorgeous! You're a lucky guy! I have one of Dave's ukes and it's a wonderful instrument.
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