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  1. Sun City is probably a good choice, as would be...

    Sun City is probably a good choice, as would be Florida and Texas. Since you are in a high price area, high tax area. look at low tax areas (FL and TX included). Places like Sun City have great...
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    My Donner Deal solid top a/e for $80 is still in...

    My Donner Deal solid top a/e for $80 is still in active service. No regrets.
  3. Getting back to the 19" scale, yoiu can find them...

    Getting back to the 19" scale, yoiu can find them in the Bruce Wei line, such as this posting
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  4. Here is a good report on the all laminate...

    Here is a good report on the all laminate Caramel, now for $95.

    I got, and just sold an all solid acacia Caramel, $135 list. I did not find any problems with it, including the tone (with Worth...
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    you might consider a baritone, with spruce or...

    you might consider a baritone, with spruce or cedar top, with linear gcea tuning. This is likely to be very loud, as compared to most smaller bodied ukes.
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    As noted above, fluorcarbon strings, with their...

    As noted above, fluorcarbon strings, with their comparatively higher density, will be thinner, and brighter than versions of the nylon options. But there are variations in flurocarbon chemistry too....
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    I always like to check to see if the notes go...

    I always like to check to see if the notes go (too) sharp when properly tuned. Most all do. nut grooves might need to be tweaked. (Bless the zero fret ukes, that do not have that issue)
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    I have had a Pono mahogany tenor for over 10...

    I have had a Pono mahogany tenor for over 10 years and without a doubt, mahogany is the best for me. Low G.
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    I had that model until I had to downsize and I...

    I had that model until I had to downsize and I liked the Aquila red baritone strings. I did not experiment very much, but the red's sounded good .
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    Roy Wood in Dallas has seen a lot, no a really...

    Roy Wood in Dallas has seen a lot, no a really large number of baritones. I'd ask him. But none of those you mentioned (assuming you are not at the bottom of lines like Kala and Ohana), sound...
  11. I don't want to steal any business from Caramel...

    I don't want to steal any business from Caramel (actually I am looking at the solid acacia baritone electric as a possible buy), but the very economical Donner solid top tenor, with electrics, strap...
  12. I have some quite expensive ukes, but my very...

    I have some quite expensive ukes, but my very inexpensive Donner tenor -- the one with the solid mahogany top and electronics -- for $81 delivered is quite good. Had to do some filing at the nut,...
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    putting material from the DU books (as an...

    putting material from the DU books (as an example) into some form of an electronic reader will work for some, but not for me. I end up with lots of pencil marks in the paper DU book for things like...
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    I want people to hear how badly I play and don't...

    I want people to hear how badly I play and don't like the idea of a quiet ukulele that can be drowned out by my off key singing.

    That is what some will call a "Win-Win" situation!

    Ralph
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    Best sounding? To whose ears? For me, I seem...

    Best sounding? To whose ears?

    For me, I seem to default to mahogany with either Worth browns or Southcoast stings. Even my ultra cheap Donner solid mahogany top uke with browns sounds pretty...
  16. contact Soouthoast. They made tenor guitars for...

    contact Soouthoast. They made tenor guitars for nylon strings, so should be the best source
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    I am keepingmine. Right now it has a set of...

    I am keepingmine. Right now it has a set of Southcoast strings, tuned to Bb. REALLY LOUD. At the next open mike I think we will have to cut the instrument mike.
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    The Romeo Creations has, as I recall, a 1.5" nut....

    The Romeo Creations has, as I recall, a 1.5" nut. They are now making some models with laminate to cut the cost.
  19. Poll: I liked the Bb too

    I liked the Bb too
  20. Thread: headset mike

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    headset mike

    The Emerson headset appears to be out of production and no longer available.

    Got any suggestions on a headset mike, with a cable and with a 1/4" jack?

    No preamp (although some lapel mikes have...
  21. This is a small brother to the AC33. Nothing...

    This is a small brother to the AC33. Nothing fancy, but keyed toward acoustic instruments. TGwo 1/4" and one sterio 1/8" jack inputs.
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    Thanks one and all Ralph

    Thanks one and all

    Ralph
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    songs for retirement villages

    I'm looking for some titles to songs to add to my collection of songs that are good for performing at retirement villages. Preferable up-beat or with some humor. Slightly risque is OK too

    Thanks...
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    little late for April 1 submittal

    little late for April 1 submittal
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    I'm keeping my Flea in the back of my SUV. I...

    I'm keeping my Flea in the back of my SUV. I expect (and hope) that it will survive the occasional high temperatures.
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