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    Uku Crazy soft case?

    I spotted a used but very clean tenor ukulele soft side case. Brand is Uke Crazy. Guy wants $25. I don't know anything about these. Any opinions? This would be for a ukulele I would be building for a...
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    I ordered what seem to be black strings from...

    I ordered what seem to be black strings from Fremont (happens that it is in Seattle -a hour away!). :)
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    Well, that is certainly disappointing. That's...

    Well, that is certainly disappointing. That's what I was looking for was black strings.

    I guess I'll have to look into those others that were recommended.
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    Thanks, folks! I ordered one set each of each of...

    Thanks, folks!
    I ordered one set each of each of these, not understanding the differences:

    Aquila Sugar Ukulele Strings Low G Tuning Tenor Ukulele 155U
    Aquila Super Nylgut AQ-107 Tenor Ukulele...
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    Tenor low G all black strings?

    My little tenor uke is nearly 6 months old!! I started it on Aquila strings (3 black, 1 white. With the maple fretboard I wonder if anyone knows of an all black set for low G tuning? Otherwise I'll...
  6. L.R. Baggs 5.0 producing uneven volume on tenor

    Okay, I thought I was done pestering y'all...

    I chose to go with the 5.0 for this my first instrument as I understood that it produces pretty natural tone. I immediately saw that (heard...) to be...
  7. Hmmm.... Good thinking. I might set an alert...

    Hmmm.... Good thinking. I might set an alert out of curiosity. ....or, mebbe not. :confused:
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    Beau Hannam uke featured

    https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/_iPwbhYqd2fRpx8GWgB4F9JJuCQUMRD_Ls3of2zeQ-AI92tWSRsvX2Z_Cgm8D4REc5VZYvDyi8uhAjk-qZx1isN22k4TyQ=s0-d-e1-ft#https://www.stewmac.com/item/images/60322/image.jpg
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  9. I found out a man from Portland paid $1,500 for...

    I found out a man from Portland paid $1,500 for the wood alone. In good weather I am 3 hours plus away from where this stash was. With all the snow that we've had oh, no guarantees. He was 45 minutes...
  10. Thanks for the good perspective on this, Bob!!

    Thanks for the good perspective on this, Bob!!
  11. Here is one more photo.

    Here is one more photo.
  12. Storage unit contents look very intriguing!

    This came to my attention and I'd make an offer on the lot if I knew enough to be reasonable to low end. Side-bender jig, solera board, sides and back sets, a lot of stuff, a tote with chisels, etc....
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    Thanks, Kekani, for jumping in! These are...

    Thanks, Kekani, for jumping in!

    These are Aquila Nylgut strings. Low G

    I cut the fret slots using a tenor ukulele LMI template and my table saw.

    Here are a couple pics that give the...
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    Ken, I'm guessing that the answer to my question...

    Ken, I'm guessing that the answer to my question is yes, I am asking more of the ukulele than it can deliver? That I cannot expect high accuracy.
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    Thanks, Bradford! Numbers-wise I'm seeing about 5...

    Thanks, Bradford! Numbers-wise I'm seeing about 5 to 8 cents difference. Enough to hear to be sure.
    Do I understand you correctly as saying that there are better brands of strings for intonation...
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    Intonation, anyone?

    Okay, am I expecting something from a tenor ukulele that just ain't gonna happen? What I've tried is to compare each string from nut to 12th fret and shape the saddle according to what I find. The...
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    Leather strap for the new tenor

    I'd like to buy a strap for my new tenor. If I got a leather one I would have someone do some imprinting of the headstock logo on the strap for fun.

    Ideas?

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for addressing that question. I did...

    Thanks for addressing that question. I did nothing of the sort. Followed Robbie O'Brien's simplified method. Sand to 320 Grit then start laying on shellac until you have a build up. Then polish that...
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    Thank you for the gentle boot, Dennis! ;-) I...

    Thank you for the gentle boot, Dennis! ;-) I don't think I'm actually in that bad a mood about this -just frustrated by not understanding what I am doing and why it does/does not work.

    Those few...
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    Improving the finish

    When I thought I was done I learned some things about French polish. I learned that you don't mess with it after you think you're done. The next day I masked and scraped to glue the fretboard down...
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    Thanks! I'll probably venture "down the rabbit...

    Thanks! I'll probably venture "down the rabbit hole" just a little farther... at least. 😉
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    Thanks, Ian, for the input. 😊

    Thanks, Ian, for the input. 😊
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    I chose this one:...

    I chose this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/Crossrock-CRA800TUCH-Ukulele-Hard-Shell-Champagne/dp/B00HWTPEYE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1546295243&sr=8-6&keywords=ukulele+hard+case+tenor+size
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    Were it not for the gift and my accountability to...

    Were it not for the gift and my accountability to the gifter, I would settle for something cheaper. But I liked all I saw about the Crossrock case. I have a. Champaign one coming on the weekend.
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    😁😁😁 I expect there'll be a few more questions....

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    I expect there'll be a few more questions. Don't despair my good man.
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