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    I first got into ukes back in 2009. My first uke,...

    I first got into ukes back in 2009. My first uke, the uke that made me fall in love with the ukulele, was a koaloha pineapple soprano. For whatever reason I couldn’t just be satisfied with it and...
  2. Good to know! Thank you!

    Good to know! Thank you!
  3. What is the proper scale length of a 20's/30's Gretsch American soprano ukulele?

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone out there knows what the proper scale length (based on the fret spacing) for a Gretsch American soprano from the 20's, 30's, early 40's might be? I have an early one...
  4. Thread: martin?

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    They stopped putting that diamond up there very...

    They stopped putting that diamond up there very early on. I would think that it is not later than 1925. Late teens - 1923 would make sense to me. The squared bridge makes me think it is in the...
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    I don't see a point in slamming people on these...

    I don't see a point in slamming people on these forums for making an errant statement. Correcting them is good but why be nasty about it. All that does is make a person feel bad, prevent further...
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    I think the 0, 1, 2's sound very similar,...

    I think the 0, 1, 2's sound very similar, although it seems that each individual uke has a slightly different sound. The 3's sound a bit different because of the extended fretboard, but still very...
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    If you like to do tricks with fretting your thumb...

    If you like to do tricks with fretting your thumb the thinner neck is better. You can bar the GCE with your thumb and move your other fingers up and down the A string to make 6ths 7ths and majors....
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    I have a redwood and koa uke as well. It sounds...

    I have a redwood and koa uke as well. It sounds very nice, but after some time with it, I think vintage mahogany or koa sounds best of anything I've ever played. Perhaps after 30 years it will sound...
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    I have had a few bad experiences with ebay, and...

    I have had a few bad experiences with ebay, and one mishap with paypal. The problem is that some sellers try to upsell a screwed up uke desperately hoping they will get a lot of money for it. They...
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    You can raise the strings at the nut with tiny...

    You can raise the strings at the nut with tiny pieces of paper. I've done it to good effect.
  11. Thread: opening up

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    It takes a long time. If you play it constantly...

    It takes a long time. If you play it constantly you may notice a slight difference in a bout 6mos. A couple years of frequent playing is more likely. 30 years will really do it. If you don't play it,...
  12. Thread: Ukes On Ebay

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    Ebay is a real snake pit, especially with ukes. I...

    Ebay is a real snake pit, especially with ukes. I have purchased a couple from Ebay that were not as advertised. If you are in the market for a used uke, I recommend a reputable store like Elderly....
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    It's bad. Quit while your ahead.

    It's bad. Quit while your ahead.
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