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    Yes, they can be kept going in that way. Once...

    Yes, they can be kept going in that way. Once they start getting a little "crunchy", sitting in an airtight container with some moisture will rehydrate them. While I like D'Addario products, if you...
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    That is just nuts!

    That is just nuts!
  3. At the same time, even if you are playing other...

    At the same time, even if you are playing other people's music knowing some theory can help in many ways. Sometimes you may wish to make changes or corrections to the written chart, sometimes you may...
  4. Thread: Favilla soprano

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    The body shapes vary a bit. I recall reading that...

    The body shapes vary a bit. I recall reading that Tom Favilla said they did not use a form. They may have used them later
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    A UAS dream!

    A UAS dream!
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    Having the shop means the UAS would be taken care...

    Having the shop means the UAS would be taken care of. Kind of 2 birds with one stone.....
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    Dating them can be a puzzle. Even if you assume...

    Dating them can be a puzzle. Even if you assume that tuners are original, there are a variety of factors to consider- frets, stamps, decal, headstock shape, fretboard shape, etc. There are a number...
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    I have it. I am just saying that there may be...

    I have it. I am just saying that there may be more details
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    I suppose it is possible that 1947 might mean...

    I suppose it is possible that 1947 might mean that is when they permanently stopped using them. I have also heard that conflicting info that you mention. It would be interesting to find out more.
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    That would be fun to hear, although she certainly...

    That would be fun to hear, although she certainly has a massive enough catalogue of her own. Sometime back I was listening to Taperstry after not hearing it for a number of years and was really...
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    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel...

    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel of that song.

    Some interesting trivia- Todd wrote that trying to do a song that was in the style of Carole King. On that tune and the first 3...
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    If the strings you are using are designed for C,...

    If the strings you are using are designed for C, tuning it down for G might be a little flabby, so you have to see what works for your instrument and your tastes.
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    One other option to consider is tuning the tenor...

    One other option to consider is tuning the tenor down a half or full step (B or Bb tuning). That can really improve the feel and resonance of many tenors
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    Interesting......while I know some like a low G...

    Interesting......while I know some like a low G soprano, I have read that acoustically it is too low to resonate well with the size of a traditional soprano. I don't know where that "sweet spot"may...
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    Maybe Ken will consider offering handmade cases...

    Maybe Ken will consider offering handmade cases with his ukes!
  16. Thread: Banjo anyone?

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    Are you sure? 133399

    Are you sure?

    133399
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    https://www.gillettecastle.info Fascinating...

    https://www.gillettecastle.info

    Fascinating place. William Gillette was a noted actor, known for portraying Sherlock Holmes, among other achievements.
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    While there are certain characteristics...

    While there are certain characteristics associated with various woods. I have heard from some luthiers that a lot can be adjusted based on the knowledge and skill of the builder.
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    On the other hand, there are instruments that are...

    On the other hand, there are instruments that are cracked and have been repaired which sound and play great. On a vintage instrument it may help to think of them like creases in the face from a life...
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    I recently saw the videos from the Southern...

    I recently saw the videos from the Southern Ukulele store on these. They looked and sounded great. The mango series was very impressive.
  21. Thread: Pohaku reviews?

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    Here is a concert 10 video I saw recently ...

    Here is a concert 10 video I saw recently


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tGevzY0Lfc

    CPG has written here about his Pohaku soprano and loves it

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  22. Thread: Kasha theory

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    and I thought Kasha was buckwheat.........

    and I thought Kasha was buckwheat.........
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    Nice cover. I believe the original was Frankie...

    Nice cover. I believe the original was Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Either one is great
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    I always enjoyed that sweet song. Nice...

    I always enjoyed that sweet song.

    Nice heartfelt rendition
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    Samantha Muir has tabs for this piece ...

    Samantha Muir has tabs for this piece

    https://samanthamuir.com/ukulele/
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