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  1. I'm a strummer/would be singer. A twelve fret...

    I'm a strummer/would be singer. A twelve fret soprano is all I need. (So why do I have two dozen of 'em?!) I sometimes venture as high as the tenth fret, but beyond that is terra incognita. If access...
  2. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    The repair went well. It now has now six internal cleats and is really solid. Applying a shellac finish is something new for me, but I haven't messed it up - yet! It's been suggested that I leave it...
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    Ah! So that "H" isn't an "S", it's an "N". I'm...

    Ah! So that "H" isn't an "S", it's an "N". I'm glad that's settled!

    John Colter
  4. Thread: Luna Koa?

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    The price tells me that it is not solid Koa. ...

    The price tells me that it is not solid Koa.

    John Colter
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    "Don't forget to let it acclimate to the...

    "Don't forget to let it acclimate to the temperature and humidity before you open the case"

    That's a good point. I've never done that, but will in future.

    John Colter
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    Dontcha just hate it when that happens! Fingers...

    Dontcha just hate it when that happens! Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

    John Colter
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    Never again will you be able to say, "I'm not an...

    Never again will you be able to say, "I'm not an artist" - clearly, you are. Excellent job!

    John Colter
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    Welcome, Wooley Bear! Another ancient Briton...

    Welcome, Wooley Bear! Another ancient Briton here. I've been at it for about twenty-five years. Still struggling, but managing to fool some of the people, some of the time. I've tried all sizes of...
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    What a strange and unnecessary diatribe. If you...

    What a strange and unnecessary diatribe. If you don't like that particular uke, take the refund. That's how it works when you buy online.

    It isn't faulty - you just don't like it.

    John Colter
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    A very well realized project. It looks great and...

    A very well realized project. It looks great and sounds good. Congratulations!

    John Colter
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    I cannot regard tuning pegs as cheap, disposable...

    I cannot regard tuning pegs as cheap, disposable items. They should be a "fit it and forget it" component. I don't care how inexpensive they are, if they cannot be relied upon, totally, then I would...
  12. "No Nigerian princes or lonely young women have...

    "No Nigerian princes or lonely young women have made contact so far."

    There should be a dating site to introduce all those Nigerian princes to the lonely young women. They deserve each other.
    ...
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    Good points, Graham. I think the small size of...

    Good points, Graham. I think the small size of the soprano, which is such an advantage in some respects, makes it look toy-like, and some folk feel better with something bigger in their hands.

    As...
  14. Thread: Disaster

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    Thanks, kkimura. In the post op. period, it will...

    Thanks, kkimura. In the post op. period, it will be most beneficial for the patient to undertake a period of physiotherapy. Taken gently, at first, but building up to a strenuous daily work-out. I...
  15. Thread: Disaster

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    Disaster!

    The split starts about half an inch from the heel block, and runs almost the full length of the side to within half an inch of the tail block. At first, the edges of the split were not well aligned...
  16. Temperature, pressure, humidity and ABV affect...

    Temperature, pressure, humidity and ABV affect the pitch and sound of my ukulele. It's a minefield! I don't know how we manage.

    John Colter
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    This is intriguing, ukestudent123. What you are...

    This is intriguing, ukestudent123. What you are describing is not possible - "the uke looks fine! No warping, no bowing, laying a straightedge along the fretboard shows no problems there, the bridge...
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    I love going camping. The excitement is intense.

    I love going camping. The excitement is intense.
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    What a gorgeous ukulele! If I lived in the Conus...

    What a gorgeous ukulele! If I lived in the Conus (wherever that is) I'd snatch your hand off.

    John Colter
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    Hi Yuni, It was a soprano I built myself from...

    Hi Yuni,

    It was a soprano I built myself from a Stew Mac kit, about twelve years ago. I gave the bare wood a light coat of spray lacquer (from a rattle can) so that the paint would not soak into...
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    Welcome to the forum, Shari! Nice find. $100...

    Welcome to the forum, Shari!

    Nice find. $100 is OK - if you can sort out whatever needs doing yourself. It is not possible to do a proper assessment from small photos. If you have to take it to a...
  22. Have you been googling for low G strings? John...

    Have you been googling for low G strings?

    John Colter
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    "Flubby" What a wonderful word. I know just...

    "Flubby"

    What a wonderful word. I know just what you mean!

    John Colter
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    I'm not an artist, either, but it didn't stop me...

    I'm not an artist, either, but it didn't stop me doing this to a uke.
    123211

    Done with tracing paper and carbon paper, then painted in using Humbrol modeling enamel.

    John Colter
  25. Thread: Disaster

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    It's just a number, Ken - a bloody big number! ...

    It's just a number, Ken - a bloody big number!

    JC
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