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  1. I have a concert and I love it. I bought it for...

    I have a concert and I love it. I bought it for $65 used and I was so happy to get it I started talking uke with the seller and didn’t notice three big cracks. So it’s my travel Uke now, but it...
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    That’s kind of thing they sell in Tijuana at the...

    That’s kind of thing they sell in Tijuana at the border....with the blankets and piggy banks.
  3. Thread: Ipad / Tablet

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    I’m back to GoodReader. I tried Onsong for about...

    I’m back to GoodReader. I tried Onsong for about a year, but I didn’t use 1/10 of the features.

    GoodReader is user friendly and straight forward. It has everything I’ve ever needed. Editing,...
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    U-space is a cute little shop within the Los...

    U-space is a cute little shop within the Los Angeles Japanese Cultural Center. I think they sell coffee and Romero’s. (Tiny Tenor, etc.)
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    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14BJkx6qgfSZu3Hlp...

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14BJkx6qgfSZu3Hlpox6G5N_lqng_2aI_

    After a while, I had to make the posts longer. :)

    If I close the door and turn on the cheapy humidifier, at the bottom of the...
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    There’s a Ernie Ball electric peg winder on...

    There’s a Ernie Ball electric peg winder on Amazon for $17 and I have a snark tuner with a snapped arm.

    I wonder if I could hot glue the snark tuner to the top front of the electric peg winder? ...
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    I love the hunt. Sometimes you find a gem,...

    I love the hunt. Sometimes you find a gem, sometimes you find a dud.

    Sometimes I’ll see a sad old vintage Uke that I know that I can fix up. I’ll buy it and give it to a kid.

    It makes the...
  8. If I know I’m buying somewhere else, I won’t test...

    If I know I’m buying somewhere else, I won’t test a Uke at someone’s shop. (Except maybe GC)

    If I see something at a local shop and give it a whirl, I’ll ask the price and buy it or not.

    But if...
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    I remember a story about tennis rackets from a...

    I remember a story about tennis rackets from a while ago. All the brands were so competitive. But when It came down to it, there was only like one brand that came out of a different factory.

    I...
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    There are features of the old ones that bring up...

    There are features of the old ones that bring up the price.

    Single piece top and back.
    Ornate/rare bridges
    Better than the weather warranty (if problems arise)

    I’d still love to have a...
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    I’m reasonable. How many would you like? :)

    I’m reasonable. How many would you like? :)
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    Sounds good! Picture?

    Sounds good! Picture?
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    Trigger... 110496

    Trigger...
    110496
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    I think a sound hole hook would work fine...until...

    I think a sound hole hook would work fine...until I trip on a mic cord or do something stupid that would create a hard yank on the hook.

    Found this online...
    110495
    "This poor Guild belongs to...
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    I LOVE Worth strings. Browns on a loud uke to...

    I LOVE Worth strings. Browns on a loud uke to mellow it out and Clears on a quiet uke to help it project.

    I have the new sugar strings on a Koaloha concert and I have another with Worth Clears....
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    I have a buddy who worked there. He said,...

    I have a buddy who worked there.

    He said, "How the ukuleles would sound was never a part of the discussion."

    They probably get them from Guangdong, like everyone else.
  17. Thread: Style 1

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    Now if I can just find someone giving away...

    Now if I can just find someone giving away $400...lol
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    I think the important part, with all the tension,...

    I think the important part, with all the tension, is the little tab that goes on the inside of the hole.
    Making that inside tab wider would protect the soundhole from damage during a strong pull on...
  19. I found this online......

    I found this online...
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-guitar-maker-seeks-own-path-2007aug11-story.html
    There’s some discussion on Ayers, Buff Bros and Carlsbad. ;)
  20. Thread: All My Ukes

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    Thanks for posting Jerry! What a great...

    Thanks for posting Jerry! What a great collection!

    I don’t know how many I have, but I buy ‘em and sell ‘em and don’t worry about the number and I’ve never been happier. :)

    The only reason...
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    That Fishman amp Dave mentioned is awesome.

    That Fishman amp Dave mentioned is awesome.
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    I’ve ended up finding one good hard case for...

    I’ve ended up finding one good hard case for soprano, soprano with geared tuners, concert, Tenor and baritone. I hang the ukes on a wall and then when I need a certain case, I grab it from the high...
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    I LOVE the spruce top Opios! I think they might...

    I LOVE the spruce top Opios! I think they might be even louder (projection) than the original Koa ukes made in Hawaii. Pops was on that video the other day saying how much he likes Englemann...
  24. I bought the concert version lately and I can’t...

    I bought the concert version lately and I can’t put it down. The K brands sit while I play this Ohana. It’s solid wood and sounds really nice.
    Someone, sitting on my right, commented at the jam...
  25. They are both spectacular. I was told both have...

    They are both spectacular. I was told both have 12 coats of gloss, but Koaloha takes more off during the finish process, which makes them lighter and Kanilea more glossy. Koalohas seem louder to...
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