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    Welcome from another Silver Uker

    Welcome from another Silver Uker
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    Its a lens cover. Some Projectors have a built...

    Its a lens cover.

    Some Projectors have a built in lens cover.

    Our Movie Club projector lost its lens cover when some idiot borrowed it and did not check the contents when he packed it up after...
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    Just found out what our U3A organisation bought....

    Just found out what our U3A organisation bought.

    I am a member of said local organisation who of followed my suggestion for a specification and bought an
    Epson EB-990U which is 3800 lumens and a...
  4. Thread: Decorating a Uke

    by Col50
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    Very interesting vids. You could also look at...

    Very interesting vids.

    You could also look at making a stencil (or a series of them) and spraying through it (them) onto your Uke then spray on a clear lacquer to seal the design.
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    Are you expecting too much of what in reality is...

    Are you expecting too much of what in reality is a low cost Uke?

    With your Uke the string make and type will probably have more effect on the sound rather than fiddling around with the physics of...
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    Back to square one then Kenn. Time to start to...

    Back to square one then Kenn.

    Time to start to generate some kit buying funds.
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    Good point by Raftergirl Many venues today...

    Good point by Raftergirl

    Many venues today have fixed systems already installed but even if the installation is not a fixed one the venue may well have systems available to set up on a hirer by...
  8. Thread: Second Uke

    by Col50
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    If I was looking for a reasonably priced solid...

    If I was looking for a reasonably priced solid uke this Kala would be at the top of a shortlist along with a Martin T1K

    Try before you buy.
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    That Concert and Ericís playing brought tears to...

    That Concert and Ericís playing brought tears to my eyes.
  10. Thread: Second Uke

    by Col50
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    UAS is a common, degenerative illness that...

    UAS is a common, degenerative illness that afflicts all musicians, its sad but it happens and there is nothing you can do about it but smile and then go out and buy another one.

    So yes do buy one,...
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    Cut a piece of scrap timber into a thin cross...

    Cut a piece of scrap timber into a thin cross section then try to break it along the grain, then try across it.

    That should answer your question.
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    One of my activities is Movie Making and our...

    One of my activities is Movie Making and our group has a full HD resolution Projector.

    There are so many choices available and it totally depends upon what budget you have.

    So simple tips based...
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    I went shopping for a BMW, bought a Porsche.

    I went shopping for a BMW, bought a Porsche.
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    The Law of diminishing returns applies to musical...

    The Law of diminishing returns applies to musical instruments.

    As least it will to all but a few with outstanding hearing.

    There is on this forum on hellofalotof uke snobbery.

    ie If it is...
  15. Thread: Newby

    by Col50
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    Welcome. If you look at some tutorial videos,...

    Welcome.

    If you look at some tutorial videos, on how to hold a uke, its tuning ( g C E A ) and then learn the finger positions for chords C, A minor, F and G you can then strum the chords in...
  16. The so called joke is typical of the American...

    The so called joke is typical of the American ethos.

    If it is not related to the USA then it is not relevant.

    Now an internationally crafted joke with political overtones that is applicable to...
  17. Thread: Magic Tape

    by Col50
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    Its 3M tape but do be careful in what you order...

    Its 3M tape but do be careful in what you order as they have dozens of different types available.

    I use the double sided sponge type which does stick well.
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    Welcome. You live on a great island in a great...

    Welcome.

    You live on a great island in a great Country.
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    Interesting review Baz. Do you think they have...

    Interesting review Baz.

    Do you think they have pitched the price right?

    For the same price someone could buy an Ibanez, Epiphone, Squire, Stagg or for not much more a Fender.

    An Ibanez kit...
  20. Welcome from the otherside of the Pennines.

    Welcome from the otherside of the Pennines.
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    I agree with Jim. The strings will have mixed...

    I agree with Jim.

    The strings will have mixed tensions.

    Buy a low g set they are readily available that is what I do that way they have the same tension.
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    Buy a solid bodied uke. I practice more on my...

    Buy a solid bodied uke.

    I practice more on my solid bodied electric Risa ST tenor than I do on my acoustic uke, I do not use an amp and headphones as the sound out of the uke is loud enough for me...
  23. Thread: iRig Acoustic?

    by Col50
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    If you have not seen any reviews this shows its...

    If you have not seen any reviews this shows its potential

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_jOl7p_uHss
  24. Thread: Gap at the nut

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    That is a large gap but as I said prior if the...

    That is a large gap but as I said prior if the intonation is OK the leave it.

    To check intonation:-

    Tune each string of the uke then put the tuner in Chromatic mode and see what the tuner says...
  25. Thread: Gap at the nut

    by Col50
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    If the action and intonation is good I suggest...

    If the action and intonation is good I suggest leaving as is.

    If not then strip it of strings and you will probably find that the nut is loose of if not a gentle tap will remove it without...
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