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    So I tried lining the holes with strips of...

    So I tried lining the holes with strips of aluminum and it didn't go well. I couldn't get it tight enough to hold the bushing, and still be able to push the bushing in. Tape was the same problem.
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    Wow that's a cool idea. One of my worries about...

    Wow that's a cool idea. One of my worries about plugging and re-drilling is getting the hole correct place and strait. Thanks ukantor.
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    I thought about tape, but I was worried it would...

    I thought about tape, but I was worried it would compress too much.

    I'm going to try lining the holes with strips of aluminum cut for beverage cans. I saw a few blog posts about doing that.

    If...
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    So far I've: changed the strings to Martin...

    So far I've:


    changed the strings to Martin Flurocarbon strings. I was using Aquila Nygut. I found the recommendation of trying different strings in a Elderly Instruments video. Also, I like...
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    Dealing with Oversized Peg Holes

    My uku is head stock heavy. If I'm holding it it's fine, but when I take hands off it dives on the strap. Which is an annoying.

    It has heavy closed gear die cast tuners, that I'm thinking of...
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    You could always install a strap button. Then if...

    You could always install a strap button. Then if you don't like it you already have a pilot hole started for the endpin hole.
  7. You can use a classical style strap which goes...

    You can use a classical style strap which goes around your neck, under the waist of the uke, and hooks into the sound hole. However, you still have to hold the uke somewhat to keep it from falling....
  8. I have a inexpensive concert that's having the...

    I have a inexpensive concert that's having the same issue as your soprano. I just ordered some files to adjust the nut slot depths. If that doesn't work, I'm going to try a new saddle to move the...
  9. +1 what Graham said.

    +1 what Graham said.
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    Thanks you dwizum for enlightening me on the fact...

    Thanks you dwizum for enlightening me on the fact that the stretch from the 12th to the saddle is intentionally longer and why. I had been contemplating popping the bridge off and moving it forward,...
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    I debated between the Hosco and the StewMac, but...

    I debated between the Hosco and the StewMac, but decided on StewMac because they are supposed to have good customer service, and thought I should support them as I watch a lot of their videos.
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    Oh and as I measure the saddle is 4mm farther...

    Oh and as I measure the saddle is 4mm farther back than it should be. It's 189mm to the 12th fret, and 193mm from the 12th fret to the saddle. However, if the scale was too long I would think that...
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    I Just Bit the StewMac Bullet

    I just spent $158.89 of my mad money on a set of ukulele fret files, a 3-in-1 fret crowning tool, and a fret rocker. I feel a little nauseous.

    My concert ukulele is playing sharp down the...
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    Sticky: I wanted to buy my first ukulele, and found this...

    I wanted to buy my first ukulele, and found this forum via a google search.
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    Hello from Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

    I've actually been a member for a couple years now, but I never introduced myself so I thought I should do so.

    I received advice about buying my first ukulele a couple years ago (which I...
  16. Thread: Hooray!!!!

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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    I’m doing group lessons via Zoom, through a local...

    I’m doing group lessons via Zoom, through a local non-profit music school. I find them very helpful to give me structured learning, and feedback. It’s fun too. I think it’s less expensive because...
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    Wow! Thank you for the heads up. I live in...

    Wow! Thank you for the heads up. I live in Eastern Massachusetts and never thought to check libraries.

    - Patrick
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    So I did the exact thing I shouldn't have done. ...

    So I did the exact thing I shouldn't have done. I bought one from Amazon. I ended up buying a Ranch Guitar concert ukulele.

    I went to a few local shops to try ukulele's. They all had Kala KA-*...
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    How picky should I be?

    I'm looking to buy my first ukulele, and I've been thinking about a Kala KA-C, or KA-S. I'm looking for a laminate (less humidity worries) instrument with decent tuners.

    I found that a local shop...
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