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    My first ukulele went to Jake Wildwood...

    My first ukulele went to Jake Wildwood for intonation work and a number of other repairs.

    With a few more in my possession, I thought I should pick up some tools to adjust things myself.
    Nut...
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    I know that this is not the direction that the OP...

    I know that this is not the direction that the OP is headed, but I just have to say this. Gotoh tuners act like friction tuners but are so much easier.
    Yes, they are geared. But they retain the...
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    I tend to replace tuning pegs with geared tuners...

    I tend to replace tuning pegs with geared tuners like Gotoh.
    But it might be cheaper to simply get an entire ukulele off of eBay.
    Search there for "Maccaferri Islander" and see if any are the same...
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    https://i.ibb.co/dcvgNBm/IMG-9937.jpg...

    https://i.ibb.co/dcvgNBm/IMG-9937.jpg
    I decided I wanted to adjust my action so I got these nut files and string lifter. I was very happy with the results. I am NOT particularly mechanically...
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    +1 Musescore I use it for both tabs and lead...

    +1 Musescore

    I use it for both tabs and lead sheets. If there is a feature I cannot remember (e.g. how to make triplets) google instantly tells me how to do it.
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    Intonation. Oh, you said it already sounds...

    Intonation. Oh, you said it already sounds great.
    Then there is no deal breaker.
    Pretty? Ugly? I am OK.
    Tuner style? I have been replacing with Gotoh.
    So far, I have stayed away from...
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    It depends on what is required by the current...

    It depends on what is required by the current song-under-study. Since I am currently working on a song that plays better on low-G, I keep my Cordoba tenor low-G out of the humidifier, ready for...
  8. Thread: Help needed!

    by bobhost
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    Jake's version of America the Beautiful...

    Jake's version of America the Beautiful
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    I love my low G tenor for fingerpicking songs...

    I love my low G tenor for fingerpicking songs built around the low G.
    Besame Mucho (spanish) or Besame Mucho (Beatles)

    But when I strum it, I feel like the open G booms too much. Good thing a...
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    Our family does some Christmas carols. One year,...

    Our family does some Christmas carols. One year, just me. This pic is of me and my brother on the bass. Last year we have 5 ukes a cello and a bass (but of course, I cannot find a pic from this...
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    Front and back of my UPTs. And just to mention,...

    Front and back of my UPTs.
    And just to mention, in my case, the UPTs were MUCH lighter than the stock friction tuners.
    https://i.ibb.co/rwxbxYy/taro-10.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/z84KMJj/taro-3.jpg
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    Hopefully that will never end. Strum patterns....

    Hopefully that will never end.
    Strum patterns.
    Tabs and finger picking.
    Multiple player interaction.
    On and on...
  13. There is a formula that perfectly describes the...

    There is a formula that perfectly describes the number of ukuleles you MUST have.
    number = n + 1
    where n is the number of ukuleles you currently have.
  14. Thread: Club Logos

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    cleveland jumping flea 117580

    cleveland jumping flea
    117580
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    A good resource for this type of research is Jake...

    A good resource for this type of research is Jake Wildwood's museum.
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    +1 Jake Wildwood. I have had 2 of my ukes...

    +1 Jake Wildwood. I have had 2 of my ukes benefit from his attention.
    You can read through his blog to see a large number of his projects.
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    I also recommend to try the paper between the string and nut test.
    See if that makes the buzz go away.
    Test for intonation issues.

    If all is good, you might simply leave it like that.
    If you...
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    I gave up on friction tuners fairly early into my...

    I gave up on friction tuners fairly early into my ukulele journey.
    Gotoh UPTs make tuning an act of simplicity.

    https://i.ibb.co/rwxbxYy/taro-10.jpg
  19. Thread: Tuning problem

    by bobhost
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    Intonations problems bother me greatly. I am...

    Intonations problems bother me greatly.

    I am with zztush on this. It is not clear from your picture if the tuner is reporting sharp or flat.
    If it is playing sharp, and if the action is high,...
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    The pilgrimage there was a wonderful trip. They...

    The pilgrimage there was a wonderful trip.
    They pointed me to their walls full of vintage ukes and recent ukes. Said try them all. Let us know if you have any questions.
    I played one after...
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    Poll: I voted 'Above' but what I really want is: ...

    I voted 'Above' but what I really want is:

    Melody line
    Lyrics below the melody line
    Chord names above the melody line
    Chord diagrams somewhere on the same sheet, usually below the song...
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    MuseScore +1 It does take some effort to become...

    MuseScore +1
    It does take some effort to become proficient, but the results are very professional.
    When I get stuck with how to do something in the software, google always provides the answer. ...
  23. Thread: Hi Folks

    by bobhost
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    Welcome to the forum! I have plinked around on...

    Welcome to the forum!
    I have plinked around on guitars but it never 'took'. But Ukes have been a blast!
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    Oh, that is simply glorious!

    Oh, that is simply glorious!
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    Congrats! Love the watery sound of a 'patch!

    Congrats!
    Love the watery sound of a 'patch!
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