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  1. According to the Google Books ngram viewer, these...

    According to the Google Books ngram viewer, these crossed in about 1944. Prior to that "make due" was more common and "make do" was almost unknown. Since 1944 "make do" increased greatly in...
  2. Thread: Fret Spacing?

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    Yes. The fret locations are at specific fractions...

    Yes. The fret locations are at specific fractions of the scale length. The difference between a tenor and a concert is the scale length - tenor ~17" from nut to saddle and concert ~15" from nut to...
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    Looks gorgeous! Not an expert, but throwing...

    Looks gorgeous!

    Not an expert, but throwing out my understanding for somebody else to correct ;)

    Different strings will intonate slightly differently. Thicker (lower) strings often need to be...
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    Here are a couple that I don't see much mention...

    Here are a couple that I don't see much mention of. The Colbie Callait one gets a lot of play on the Sirius/XM Holly Channel

    A oldie but new one to me that I'm learning this year is "The Spirit of...
  5. Like anything, the best way to learn is to...

    Like anything, the best way to learn is to practice. Like Kypfer says, the act of translating this will help you learn to read.

    That said, if you're just using the tab and want to enter it...
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    I just got the delivery notice from Amazon. Some...

    I just got the delivery notice from Amazon. Some good incentive not to stay late at work!

    Probably not going to be able to make use of it until spring, but I hope to have my current kit uke and...
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    This may end up on the shelf now until spring. ...

    This may end up on the shelf now until spring.

    Staining didn't work out at all - between the veneer sand-throughs, the different coloured patches, the sprayed CA, and some general blotching it...
  8. Thread: Sales at HMS

    by Arcy
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    Whole bunch of 'em listed in the "Koaloha"...

    Whole bunch of 'em listed in the "Koaloha" category: https://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand.html?cat=12 Some really pretty ones there.

    Trying to decide if I should block Jerry's posts if...
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    Sweet. So do you now have a full set of...

    Sweet. So do you now have a full set of Cocobolos?

    I’d buy it again is a pretty good review. I bought another (and another?) is an even better review!
  10. I’ve been using the Amazing Slow Downer on iOS....

    I’ve been using the Amazing Slow Downer on iOS. It’s also available for Android.

    It allows pitch corrected slow-down, looping the section you’re working on, and key changing. There are a slew of...
  11. Thread: Ukulele Picks

    by Arcy
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    I'm jealous! Peter's workshops are fantastic. ...

    I'm jealous! Peter's workshops are fantastic.

    I keep my nails too short to use Alaskas, but I've used other similarish plastic finger picks. I don't know that they'd help a lot for Peter's class....
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    Hi tech version: put a Bluetooth tracker (Tile or...

    Hi tech version: put a Bluetooth tracker (Tile or whatever) on each case: Hey, Siri, find my Cocobolo Tenor! and pick up whichever case rings ;)

    Jerry could probably get a volume discount if he...
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    My cases are all different and shared between...

    My cases are all different and shared between multiple ukes, so I can't solve the problem with labels. I have remember what I last used or look in side. Only once have I headed out with an empty...
  14. Thread: Scary Moment

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    Nice! Sounds like a big one for the win column!

    Nice! Sounds like a big one for the win column!
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    AppleTV requires that you already have a TV to...

    AppleTV requires that you already have a TV to connect it to.
    If not, then a projector is a good idea. How portable it needs to be depends on your specific needs: is the room you’re playing in dark...
  16. Thread: Rough night.

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    I detest that idea ;)

    I detest that idea ;)
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    I transfer everything via cloud storage: I keep...

    I transfer everything via cloud storage: I keep my music files in OneDrive (or iCloud or DropBox or whatever) and sync that to my Mac, my PC, and my iPad. Any decent music library app should be able...
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    Assuming you’re only looking at US makers I’d...

    Assuming you’re only looking at US makers I’d guess that you’re short about 38 states there and probably DC. I know there are several small but good local luthiers making ukuleles, and I suspect...
  19. Thread: Strings and Picks

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    You clearly don't hang out in the right parts of...

    You clearly don't hang out in the right parts of the internet ;) The Blue Chip pick is the coolest pick by far. Not available for a miserly $15 though ;) https://www.bluechippick.net/

    (Not a...
  20. Great question! I've been to a couple within...

    Great question! I've been to a couple within driving distance for me and am interested in what's going on elsewhere.

    The two I've been to were quite different from each other, but I don't know...
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    Not sure which one exactly you're looking at. My...

    Not sure which one exactly you're looking at. My Enya X1 Soprano has a solid headstock (looks like mahogany + a koa-ish top plate), but it's only 7/16" thick. Shaving a half inch off would be...
  22. It depends a lot on what you mean by rocking out....

    It depends a lot on what you mean by rocking out. If you want heavy distortion then go with steel strings.

    If you want a RISA (a good choice, though far from the only choice) Mim has a couple of...
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    It depends somewhat on the instrument size and...

    It depends somewhat on the instrument size and what else you have around. I have a two-piece stand like Gary linked on my shelf at work for my soprano, but I don't like it for larger instruments or...
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    My build thread is over here:...

    My build thread is over here: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?141244-StewMac-Tenor-Kit-Build

    Most of the problems were of my own making - I have a second, solid-wood kit...
  25. Wacky. Looks like a generic “play this note...

    Wacky. Looks like a generic “play this note longer but not specifically a half note” since the circle matches the half notes (makes sense) and also the whole note at the end (which should be twice as...
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