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    My inbox is now empty. Please try again. If there is still a problem, let me know.
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    Free Magic Fluke Fluke

    Anyone interested in a free Fluke (plus shipping)? I bought it new 16 years ago (orange label) and played it very little, although it's been standing around most of that time. It has never been out...
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    See, I learned something more :o , and one day I...

    See, I learned something more :o , and one day I hope to own one of your customs. I admit I try to learn by putting numbers by things, and since I'll never own or play all the ukuleles I might be...
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    I also like these discussions. I like learning...

    I also like these discussions. I like learning something new.

    Below are the woods mentioned and their densities and sound energy (which is a function of density and stiffness). Eucalyptus isn't...
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    I agree we're all a little confused how others...

    I agree we're all a little confused how others use these words. To amplify a little what ripock wrote:

    Fingerstyle and fingerpicking can be used interchangeably, although sometimes they have...
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    If you haven't already found this, Aquila has a...

    If you haven't already found this, Aquila has a conversion table for various string types at different sizes.
    It's at https://aquilacorde.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/conversion.pdf

    Perhaps...
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    I'm not sure what you're looking for. It comes...

    I'm not sure what you're looking for. It comes down to a combination of size, density, tension, length, and note you want. Here is Cluze's formula. He explains this in a couple of different threads...
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    Thanks for the Romero numbers. I guess Strings by...

    Thanks for the Romero numbers. I guess Strings by Mail must have asked Romero - or measured the strings themselves. I also didn't know that Romero had a high G set. My Romero soprano and concert...
  9. Thread: Are Uke Sales Up?

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    Nice Spreadsheet. Interesting that in 50 weeks...

    Nice Spreadsheet. Interesting that in 50 weeks Mim only missed her cap three times. I continue to appreciate how she structures what's important.
  10. Thread: Are Uke Sales Up?

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    Are Uke Sales Up?

    Mim opened her website at 9AM Friday and within 10 hours she had met her quota for the week! I'm not complaining. The fact she takes care of herself, her family, her animals, and us makes her even...
  11. I should have made it clearer that checking each...

    I should have made it clearer that checking each fret for buzzing was the first thing to do. I'm thinking of redoing the numbers and putting this question over at uke talk. This sub-forum doesn't...
  12. Thread: Would you sell...?

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    Wow! Your question brought out lots of folks. ...

    Wow! Your question brought out lots of folks.

    Keep it. Hang it on the wall if it's a space issue. It'll remind you of the fun you had playing it in the past. And has been pointed out ... you...
  13. Lowering Nut Slots after No Buzzing with Capo at 1st Fret?

    If not thinking about intonation or volume at the moment, will this work?


    Lower the action at the saddle to something fairly comfortable at the 12th.
    Put a capo at the 1st fret and check for...
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    If you can find an accurate list of the...

    If you can find an accurate list of the soprano/concert or tenor sizes (or even better the tensions for the sets) for the Romero strings, I'll add them. I removed them from the original list because...
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    OK, I think I'm done with this tension "exercise"...

    OK, I think I'm done with this tension "exercise" - unless there are errors to be corrected of string makers other than Aquila or D'Addario give accurate tension numbers. What follows is what is at...
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    NUD - David Hanson "Ergo-uke"

    I've had this uke for a couple of weeks and never got around to a NUD, so today's the day.

    David Hanson named this ukulele an "Ergo-uke" (Ergonomic Ukulele) because of all the features I...
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    Yep, it seems there are quite a few of us in this...

    Yep, it seems there are quite a few of us in this forum with the same problem. That's what started me looking into creating a string tension list. Also I asked David Hanson to create a uke for me...
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    Here's something I just figured out that some of...

    Here's something I just figured out that some of you might find interesting:

    If you know the tension of a string for one ukulele size, you will know what the tension will be on the other size...
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    This is my second attempt at a reply - and I...

    This is my second attempt at a reply - and I didn't save the first one - before the system ate it. :mad: I forgot to save my typing before posting, so I'll try again.

    A while back, Mimmo gave the...
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    While correcting some numbers, I decided to make...

    While correcting some numbers, I decided to make it one list sorted by string set name and added columns that visually show, relatively, the tension for each string by percent. A readable pdf is...
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    With my 15 y/o fluke which has a plastic fret...

    With my 15 y/o fluke which has a plastic fret board, it's like having another fret just after the nut. The nut doesn't do much more than guide the string to the right place.

    But this does bring...
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    Although I don't think there is already something...

    Although I don't think there is already something like this, a version of this idea might work well and be relatively easy. Take a ukulele that's in tune and measure not the frequency, but only the...
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    I while back I read that same article and put a...

    I while back I read that same article and put a low-G set of Kamaka strings on an Ohana TK-38 and tuned it to A6 like ukulelezaza mentioned. Before that, the TK-38 with high-G Martins sounded good,...
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    Well, I found another error in the numbers, but...

    Well, I found another error in the numbers, but it makes the Martin set even thicker for 3 of the strings than the Worth (but not the A string). If this is only about the A string, thanks for...
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    One more revision. I added the Martin Polygut...

    One more revision. I added the Martin Polygut sets. I removed the Romero strings because I couldn't find a place to double check them and the size numbers for the same name didn't make sense.

    At...
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