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    Oh just stop it please Bill1. I'm knowledgeable ...

    Oh just stop it please Bill1.
    I'm knowledgeable enough in the matter to call the bluff of anyone who is trying to baffle anyone with lots of words.

    The Original Poster made some QUITE specific...
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    Equal Temperament is a MINOR factor when it comes...

    Equal Temperament is a MINOR factor when it comes to intonation. Equal temperament is a few cents + and a few cents - on the way up the neck.
    If Intonation is getting steadily worse or steadily...
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    Assuming that an instrument is correctly fretted...

    Assuming that an instrument is correctly fretted (OK, a big assumption yet in these days of CNC cut fretboards its usually correct), there are two string contact points that need to be correctly...
  4. You should checkout a Roland AC-33 if battery...

    You should checkout a Roland AC-33 if battery power is going to be important to you but if you don't need battery power check out the Roland AC-40. The AC-40 is cheaper without the battery pack yet...
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    Honestly. In a band full of guitars getting a...

    Honestly. In a band full of guitars getting a different sound with a banjo ukulele is probably a good idea.
  6. Thread: Rough night.

    by anthonyg
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    Well if I have to turn down work then I turn down...

    Well if I have to turn down work then I turn down work and I have turned down paying gigs from people who wanted me to play Christmas parties.
    At the risk of straying into a religious discussion...
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    Personally I'm a microphone user and I fully...

    Personally I'm a microphone user and I fully intend to stay that way.
    Trying to match your volume to a band of guitars, basses and cajon that are plugged in though is really pushing the envelope....
  8. Thread: Rough night.

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    There's a simple solution to this dilemma. Don't...

    There's a simple solution to this dilemma. Don't learn any Christmas songs in the first place.

    I only know and play one Christmas song. Feliz Navidad.
  9. This is a little deceptive in that he is playing...

    This is a little deceptive in that he is playing over a backing track. It's a decent Metal tone from a software amplifier simulation for the part he is playing live, but its not all live. Its just...
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    Which is all well and good. Yet the point is. I...

    Which is all well and good. Yet the point is. I don't need a tuner to dumb things down just because its designer doesn't think that I can handle the truth.
    The World unfortunately is full of...
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    And there is an easy way to satisfy your...

    And there is an easy way to satisfy your requirements. Its cheap to. You just make the tuner insensitive to small fluctuations and it has the added benefit of making the tuner seem "stable".
    Win...
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    This particular point is unfortunately a fault...

    This particular point is unfortunately a fault and not a feature as its a demonstration of tuning insensitivity, not tuning fastness. In the real World of stringed instruments the pitch can wander...
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    If you have an older Snark still going strong...

    If you have an older Snark still going strong this is all well and good however it may only really be evidence that Snark has let its manufacturing processes slip in order to just make more money in...
  14. The same / very similar saddle compensation on...

    The same / very similar saddle compensation on the first and fourth strings is normal/required for reentrant tuning. The 4th string is an octave higher than linear tuning and only pitched 2...
  15. SM-58's are a victim of their own success. They...

    SM-58's are a victim of their own success. They can't change and they can't get better because everyone is just so used to them and want's them. Anyway, if all you need is an SM-58 then you can get...
  16. Don't get me started on Shure SM-58's. The real...

    Don't get me started on Shure SM-58's. The real question is, who doesn't make a SM-58 knock off that's better than the original.:mad:
    I was just at a regular blackboard gig last night that uses...
  17. That's no guarantee of anything much. Here's a...

    That's no guarantee of anything much. Here's a quick test. Unwind the strings from the tuners and see how well they run through the nut slots by hand without any tension on them.
    Are the slots...
  18. Thread: High frets

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    Anything is possible. Just have a chat with the...

    Anything is possible. Just have a chat with the repair person as to your requirements and budget. Fret crowning tools work on one fret at a time where as fret levelling tools work on numerous frets...
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    My experience is that wound strings can show...

    My experience is that wound strings can show signs of wear quite quickly yet they don't outright break on me. I usually get a couple of months of solid playing out of them (I'm a busker) befoe the...
  20. You know the problem with "Super" groups is that...

    You know the problem with "Super" groups is that the members of these groups just end up hating each other due to personal and musical differences yet just stay together for the money.

    Where's the...
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    This is a ten year old zombie thread. It's no...

    This is a ten year old zombie thread. It's no surprise that the photo links are broken.
    See this thread, https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?139438-(Another)-Intonation-Question%85...
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    I'd negotiate with the seller first and ask them...

    I'd negotiate with the seller first and ask them how they wish to proceed. It may be a simple fix like a drop of glue. If you like the instrument otherwise and the buzz can be fixed simply then I'd...
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    I don't want to stop you buying new gear if...

    I don't want to stop you buying new gear if that's what you want to do but why do you think that the AC-33 doesn't have enough gusto for gigging?
    Has someone said something?
    The sound from them is...
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    You can give it a go yet there are two issues...

    You can give it a go yet there are two issues that I know of that will prevent it from being an easily workable conversion.
    Firstly, Mandolins have narrow necks and ukuleles have WIDE necks. Even...
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    Its the NEW ukulele that looks a little suspect...

    Its the NEW ukulele that looks a little suspect as Mahogany. Use the OLD Martin ukulele as your reference for Mahogany. The new one is suspect.
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