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    I follow your wife’s logic but as strings are...

    I follow your wife’s logic but as strings are typically replaced due to wear rather than time she might not be completely correct on this occasion - I’ll let you explain that to her.

    In terms of...
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    It seems to me that you’ve given a good example...

    It seems to me that you’ve given a good example of seeing, or at least trying to see, the big picture - though, of course, the small things that we do matter in a cumulative type of way too.
    ...
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    Are you over thinking things? Well yes, I’d say...

    Are you over thinking things? Well yes, I’d say so, but it’s easy to loose a sense of proportion. However, IMHO, your thinking is towards a direction that’s way better for the future of your Country...
  4. Thanks Bill, some good info there that I copy for...

    Thanks Bill, some good info there that I copy for reference. To me the EJ88C seems to be what you’re referring to and I’m guessing that you used them on a Soprano.

    I’m hoping that Kissing will...
  5. That’s interesting. Whilst I normally use m600...

    That’s interesting. Whilst I normally use m600 fluorocarbon strings (because over the years I’ve found that they work better than anything else for me on my particular Ukes) I am open to the idea of...
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    I’ve also found it possible to get by without a...

    I’ve also found it possible to get by without a Uke for a while, when in holiday make space for new and interesting things to enter your life.

    I’m not going to be playing a Uke in the cabin so...
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    Ah, that might be down to transatlantic...

    Ah, that might be down to transatlantic misunderstanding, you originally asked: “Is the ‘flat’ soprano the same as a Kala thin body?”. ‘Same’ and ‘similar’ have different meanings (to each other) in...
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    As far as I know credit cards in the U.K. don’t...

    As far as I know credit cards in the U.K. don’t pay such bonuses, it would interest me if they did and so would the business model.

    Credit cards are indeed great if you fully understand them and...
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    The flat Bruko Soprano is not the same as the...

    The flat Bruko Soprano is not the same as the Kala thin body.
    When I had a (Edit. standard size ) Bruko I thought it tough. The flat ones are slim and the lower bout isn’t wide, if humidity changes...
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    That selection makes complete sense to me, I’m...

    That selection makes complete sense to me, I’m just trying to learn about what was used in the past. Like others I’m looking forward to hearing about how the repairs turn out and how your new Martin...
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    Yes, thanks, Methylated Spirits, that’s the...

    Yes, thanks, Methylated Spirits, that’s the stuff. Maybe I’m wrong but I believe that the meth’s on sale in the U.K. is poisonous to drink (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_toxicity), should...
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    What is Mrs T using to clean off the dirt, might...

    What is Mrs T using to clean off the dirt, might it be mentholated spirts?

    Just out of historical interest I wonder what diameter nylon strings were used and how worn they are under the grime....
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    eBay sometimes have second hand hard cases...

    eBay sometimes have second hand hard cases available for comparatively little. Just be careful to check any case’s internal dimensions before buying.

    If you’re taking a suitcase could it just be...
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    I have some good laminate Ukes and some cheap...

    I have some good laminate Ukes and some cheap laminate Ukes. The cheap ones are robust enough to travel with so I don’t worry about damage to them, however that robustness also robs them of some...
  15. Arthritis / Weak Hand Friction Peg Aid

    One of my Ukes has friction pegs and I’ve grown to prefer them to the geared type (I find them so quick and simple to use). However I know that some people struggle with finger strength and / or...
  16. Thanks for sharing this. I don’t speak French (as...

    Thanks for sharing this. I don’t speak French (as on your blog) but the pictures are a great help.

    Is this a design that you created yourself or one who’s drawings you are working to?
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    Like JC above I have a painted Mahalo for outdoor...

    Like JC above I have a painted Mahalo for outdoor use. It cost me next to nothing to buy second hand but to get it to play and sound tolerably like a musical instrument has been a long and time...
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    Thanks Tom for coming back and explaining your...

    Thanks Tom for coming back and explaining your position. I was disappointed to hear of your negative experience, I appreciate that these things do happen because I have had negative experience with a...
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    Tom I’ve always been a supporter of Kala and...

    Tom I’ve always been a supporter of Kala and Makala products though I would not rush to buy a Waterman or (after Baz’s review) one of their painted fruit novelties - even though a few friends like...
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    If you are looking for new then you might like to...

    If you are looking for new then you might like to consider a Kiwaya KSU-1. They are plain and they are, I believe, well thought of. Price wise I’m fairly sure that they will be well within your...
  21. I’ve recently been working on a cheap Soprano and...

    I’ve recently been working on a cheap Soprano and as it had some old nylon strings on it that sounded sort of OK I thought I’d try some new ones. It’s a rough instrument and low budget investigation...
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    As you are in the USA (or rather that’s what I...

    As you are in the USA (or rather that’s what I assume) your chances of getting something are quite high however getting something that plays really well for $200 is not a certainty - some set-up and...
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    As it happens I have a couple of the basic Kala...

    As it happens I have a couple of the basic Kala laminate Sopranos and their (new) replacement cost would be around 70 for one and 90 for the other, the more expensive one is slightly better made...
  24. Checking eBay U.K. there is no difficulty in...

    Checking eBay U.K. there is no difficulty in getting the M600’s here, and as we’re both in the EU shipping from here to Finland should be possible and cheap. Assuming that you speak other European...
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    She has a Kala KA-P available .......... fitted...

    She has a Kala KA-P available .......... fitted martin strings and a bone saddle to mine, and been very pleased with it. It’s loud, sounds good, intonates well and I’ve found it to be both well built...
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