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    Here's my main wall. 111543 I have a...

    Here's my main wall.

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    I have a couple of String Swings, but eventually needed a more economical alternative. So most of mine hang on a DIY version made from a $1 hook from Home Depot.
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    Well, surprisingly enough, the string never...

    Well, surprisingly enough, the string never snapped. I held out as long as I could to see if it would eventually break, but it never did. I ended up changing the strings out last week because I was...
  3. Thread: Uke body types

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    Body shape will definitely affect the sound of...

    Body shape will definitely affect the sound of the instrument, as will just about everything else that goes into it. How much or in what way is hard to say without actually building one. And if not...
  4. ...I just read through this entire thread and...

    ...I just read through this entire thread and didn't even realize it was old until I got to this post. Seemed like a current conversation to me. I guess there are some things that will always make...
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    Thank you for all the great responses everyone....

    Thank you for all the great responses everyone. There are some great ideas here and definitely some things I hadn't thought of.
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    Basic setup and maintenance/repair ideas

    I am going to be leading a workshop at my local ukulele festival next month. I will be covering basic setup principles as well as some simple maintenance and common repairs. I have a good list of the...
  7. I know this is an old thread, but I just found it...

    I know this is an old thread, but I just found it and had to say, THANK YOU! This little app is exactly what I have been looking for for an easy way to insert chord diagrams into a song. Thank you...
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    Clever! Who needs a clamp? Thanks, gravity.

    Clever! Who needs a clamp? Thanks, gravity.
  9. Beautiful! As usual, of course.

    Beautiful! As usual, of course.
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    I usually just use Titebond. I had a Gorilla Glue...

    I usually just use Titebond. I had a Gorilla Glue brand wood glue, but it seemed to alter the color a bit. I haven't tried white glue, but would be a little nervous that it wouldn't set up quite hard...
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    I will usually just make a putty by mixing wood...

    I will usually just make a putty by mixing wood glue with sawdust from one of the accent woods I'm using. Then I drill a hole a couple mm deep at each marker position, fill the hole with the putty,...
  12. That's a beautiful uke. I'm not in the market to...

    That's a beautiful uke. I'm not in the market to buy another right now, but I'm glad to see one out of Russian Olive. I have some RO from a tree that was on my grandfather's cattle ranch that I am...
  13. I think whatever way feels most natural is best...

    I think whatever way feels most natural is best while you're learning so that you don't get discouraged from playing. But being open to trying new techniques and expand your options is important as...
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    I have one of their rosewood baritones as well as...

    I have one of their rosewood baritones as well as zebrawood tenor, soprano and sopranino. I enjoy playing all of them and haven't had any issues with them. I particularly like the sound of the...
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    If you're concerned about the tip of the screw...

    If you're concerned about the tip of the screw going all the way through the end block, you could also just cut some length off of the tip of the screw. The screw will have a blunt end, but if you...
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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I wondered if...

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I wondered if it might be something rough on the fret wearing on the string. The frets feel smooth, but I guess there might be something there smaller that can...
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    Worn Out Martin Strings

    I recently tried out some Martin M600 fluorocarbon strings on a new ukulele. I noticed that they are getting terribly worn down, particularly at the 2nd and 3rd fret of the A string.

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    Congratulations on the new uke. It looks lovely!...

    Congratulations on the new uke. It looks lovely! A slightly out of the box thought for your strap button situation. What if you used a wooden strap button and glued it to the heel. No screws or...
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    Here is my favorite electric uke. My stratolele...

    Here is my favorite electric uke. My stratolele that I built last year. So much fun to crank it through an amp and just let 'er rip!

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  20. Thread: diy pedalboard

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    Please share some more photos when you've got it...

    Please share some more photos when you've got it all wired up and ready to go.
  21. Thread: diy pedalboard

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    That looks great! Elegantly simple design. I love...

    That looks great! Elegantly simple design. I love the padauk accents. I had a couple pedals that quickly multiplied into about 8 a few years ago. I never got around to building a pedal board though....
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    Thank you. The last one is Cherry wood for the...

    Thank you. The last one is Cherry wood for the body; Maple for the neck; and Walnut for the binding, fretboard, bridge and tuner pegheads. Woodworking has been another hobby for a few years, so I'm...
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    Thank you. Yes, I built them. As I mentioned...

    Thank you. Yes, I built them. As I mentioned earlier in the thread, my ukulele journey in 2017 has involved getting my feet wet with building. It has been a lot of fun and very rewarding trying...
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    Here's a link to an album I've been putting...

    Here's a link to an album I've been putting together as I go. I'm always looking for feedback. I'd love to hear any you may have.
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    I began 2017 searching for a local the group to...

    I began 2017 searching for a local the group to play with. I had played on my own off and on for years but wanted to find others to jam with. After no luck finding any local groups, I decided to try...
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