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    40 years of boom-chuck playing 3-finger style...

    40 years of boom-chuck playing 3-finger style guitar and carpentry did it to me. But playing the ukulele is way less stressful due to lower string tension. I wear a splint on my right thumb when...
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    Replacing frets?

    I love the sound of my LoPrinzi Cherry concert uke. Been playing it for more than 10 years, but have never liked the tiny frets. Taller and higher-crowned frets, in my opinion, require less finger...
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    Jake's Ukulele Strap

    Pricey at 74 bucks, But the brass "hook" serves as a pickguard. Tried to post a picture, but UU says it's spam. UU is the most user unfriendly site.
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    If anything, I'd like a thicker neck on my...

    If anything, I'd like a thicker neck on my ukulele. I love my loPrinzi cherry concert, but played an Italian mandolin recently with a thick neck- more than twice the thickness of my uke. It was...
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    My dad bought a Silvertone baritone uke at Sears...

    My dad bought a Silvertone baritone uke at Sears the year I was born and played hokum and swingy stuff like "FrimFram Sauce" on it. I got a guitar for my 8th birthday and have played ever since. When...
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    Ciao. I would love to replace the Grover friction...

    Ciao. I would love to replace the Grover friction pegs on my loPrinzi concert but replacement geared tuners all have shafts that seem too long for such a thin (9mm) headstock. Any suggestions? Grazie
  7. Using a super-accurate Peterson strobosoft app...

    Using a super-accurate Peterson strobosoft app with Grover Sta-tites is a frustrating experience. Now that the Aquila Red Sugar strings (low G) on my loPrinzi Concert have stabilized, I tune one...
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    Sounds like you want to go out with an aging...

    Sounds like you want to go out with an aging opera singer...
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    Get a solid mahogany Harmony or Silvertone for...

    Get a solid mahogany Harmony or Silvertone for 80-100 bucks on eBay.
  10. Mario Takada (Sweet Hollywaiians)...

    Mario Takada (Sweet Hollywaiians) http://youtu.be/Ol5TpapffwY
    Johnny Foodstamp http://youtu.be/BII39sEPal8
    Craig Ventresco http://youtu.be/3srdCWVUSa8
    Eden Brouer (east River string band)...
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    My Worth browns or clears last a long time and I...

    My Worth browns or clears last a long time and I don't feel a lot of fret wear, but will notice a nick or rough place right where the string crosses the nut. The slots are well fitted and smooth, so...
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    This is the best...
  13. Thread: Low g help!

    by tejastani
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    On my LoPrinzi cherry concert I have Worth clears...

    On my LoPrinzi cherry concert I have Worth clears with a Fremont polished wound low g. It sounds great w/no squeaks and the sound is balanced between the strings. When they get worn,
    I'll try the...
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    Uke tuning is a bit high for lap steel... to...

    Uke tuning is a bit high for lap steel... to increase the harmonic range and get good tones for melody, baritone scale and tuning would be great...
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    My Silvertone is from 1956 and is solid mahogany....

    My Silvertone is from 1956 and is solid mahogany. Made in Chicago by the same factory that made Harmony.
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    Tried one as a low D on a baritone... too floppy....

    Tried one as a low D on a baritone... too floppy. But love it with Worth Clears on my LoPrinzi concert.
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    BTW... I just put DAddario Titanium Baritone...

    BTW... I just put DAddario Titanium Baritone strings on today, tuned to linear G (DGBE) and it sounds great. I don't mind the squeak of the round strings. I'd had a weird mixed set of Worth Browns...
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    What size fret wire did you use? I want to...

    What size fret wire did you use? I want to re-fret my dad's 1956 Silvertone Harmony-made bari.
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    I'm in a low-g phase and have a Fremont Polished w/Worth Clears on my main uke, a LoPrinzi cherry concert. It sounds great, but I am going to change out the Clears for Browns. I got a free set of...
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    "Hawaiian Guitar"

    A guitar is either Hawaiian or Spanish; the designation probably dates from early manufacturing and catalog sales. A Spanish guitar is played traditionally; a Hawaiian guitar is played with a bar and...
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    Fremont Soloist low G strings

    Ordered 3 of these from Uke Republic. Took a while, but they're great! Double length (for concert, anyway). I put one on my cherry Loprinzi concert and intonation is good; volume matches up well with...
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    Soundcloud

    Soundcloud's fun-- I like to do low-fi multi-track with it over distance with friends... https://soundcloud.com/jim-samsel/tre-sheik
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    I just ordered 3 of the Fremont polished low g strings to try on my concerts with Worth Clears. I also have a set of Martin flourocarbon strings that I got for Teacher Appreciation day. I want to...
  24. Thread: 5-String?

    by tejastani
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    5-String!

    http://youtu.be/XPFo8EBYbZA

    Here's Bosko's... wide enough string spacing to be played separately. Probably costs several times what the Ohana costs, but... Bosko sure tears it up in the video.
  25. Thread: Baritone UAS

    by tejastani
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    "Intended?" Play music! The instrument is an...

    "Intended?" Play music! The instrument is an illusion...
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