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  1. Yep use d a Dunlop .46 and up a few. I recently...

    Yep use d a Dunlop .46 and up a few. I recently bought a couple of custom picks from Bill Stokes of Showcase. He makes his out of a compound that sounds like the old original tortoise shell picks. ...
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    Griffinukuleles.com. Brian Griffin makes his...

    Griffinukuleles.com. Brian Griffin makes his ukes just a tad deeper than most. His new Kasha blows any other out of the water for quality sound and volume. He has a couple for sale now as well as a...
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    Mike Lynch had Ave Maria on his site.

    Mike Lynch had Ave Maria on his site.
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    For myself, I dislike thick necks immensely. So...

    For myself, I dislike thick necks immensely. So much so, I've had necks shaved down, guitars mostly, to fit my preference; thin, low action and fast.
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    If you have a French Polish finish; be very...

    If you have a French Polish finish; be very careful using anytype of cleaner like Virtuoso Cleaner. It'll take the finish right off if left on too long.
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    Forgot about the Bass Forum on UU. I've posted...

    Forgot about the Bass Forum on UU. I've posted this in other threads.

    Toby Chennell of Jazz Box Ukes built this for me. Hand carved Spruce arch top with Maple b/s. He starts out with a 3/4" thick...
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    That's gorgeous Doc. Congratulations! Amazing how...

    That's gorgeous Doc. Congratulations! Amazing how many wonderful luthiers are out there making ukes.
  8. No comparison at all between the Fender and PJB....

    No comparison at all between the Fender and PJB. I have a passive P/U in an archtop bass. The Fender wouldn't drive it at all. As Mike said,The PJ puts out 70 watts vs 15 wts. The PJB weighs much...
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    DownupDave suggested the Thomastilk-Infeld CF...

    DownupDave suggested the Thomastilk-Infeld CF 35(D) CF30(G) Saverez 543R(B) 542R(E) for baritones. Sounded really nice. I bought mine from Strings By Mail.

    I had the UL4 steel string and really...
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    Thanks Jerry, for the pointers.

    Thanks Jerry, for the pointers.
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    It feels like I've lost a good friend. He worked...

    It feels like I've lost a good friend. He worked up to the last. I placed an order the night before his announcement and received them a week later. His patience taking the time to educate others in...
  12. Are you prepared to play a longer,wider...

    Are you prepared to play a longer,wider instrument? I just had a parlor guitar built with a 24.75"scale and 1 3/4" wide nut. There's a big difference with reach and playing hi tension steel strings. ...
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    Yep Campbell, this is a truly custom instrument....

    Yep Campbell, this is a truly custom instrument. And to think, this guy lives only 20 minutes away from me. I love his asymmetrical neck and how easy it is to play up the frets.
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    Jumbo Baritone Build

    I had a parlor guitar made by George Thomas and liked it so much he is building me a "special" Jumbo baritone.

    It'll be a tenor guitar sized body(17"long 13"wide lower bout, 4 1/4" deep) with a 1...
  15. I've used my THR5 for a few gigs we do in the...

    I've used my THR5 for a few gigs we do in the community. I'm the only one amped with 15 or so acoustic. It works fine for what it's meant to do and also use a 50wt PJB bass amp for a really clean...
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    I own Webber baritone. One of the better...

    I own Webber baritone. One of the better instruments I've owned. Very light and responsive with a very fast neck. You can always call David or go to https://bluedogguitars.com. They usually have a...
  17. My favorites are a Weber baritone and Griffin...

    My favorites are a Weber baritone and Griffin tenor.
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    I have a pickguard on any uke I have built now....

    I have a pickguard on any uke I have built now. It protects the wood when using a pick.No inlay on the guard though; just plain black. For myself; I think it would look faunky. I'm not into too...
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    Thanks UkeN., that helped bigtime. No damage to...

    Thanks UkeN., that helped bigtime. No damage to the strings using a light pick?
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    What size is the Favilla?

    What size is the Favilla?
  21. If you're into a full volume, guitar like sound;...

    If you're into a full volume, guitar like sound; Brian Griffin from Griffin ukuleles is making some really nice Kasha tenors and baritones. Check out his blog for what's on the workbench now. Very...
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    Thanks for the suggestion of steel strings. I may...

    Thanks for the suggestion of steel strings. I may look into a short scale steel string bass eventually.

    The P's on the Chennell are original so will try a pick to see how it works out. It's about...
  23. If your amp doesn't have a preamp built in, a...

    If your amp doesn't have a preamp built in, a preamp makes all the difference with a passive pickup. There are many to choose from. I use a Baggs preamp and a K&K mini.
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    Yep, have tried a felt pick years ago and didn't...

    Yep, have tried a felt pick years ago and didn't like them. I guess I'll keep using a reg. pick and see if they cause damage or not. Thanks for the suggestion ampeep.
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    What 1&2 are you using? I think last time I tried...

    What 1&2 are you using? I think last time I tried that 3&4 combo I used Oasis or had a couple of S/C 1&2.
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