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    Too funny. I have a Rover that I'm trying to sell...

    Too funny. I have a Rover that I'm trying to sell to fund a donor body for a guitar -> bass conversion. IIRC, the Rover's body is about the size of a thin uke body, so it won't get much unamplified...
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    You can use a PDF editor to split PDF files or...

    You can use a PDF editor to split PDF files or merge them. Search on "split PDF file free windows" (or Mac or whatever) and you should get several options.

    I use PDFSam Basic (free from...
  3. Thread: Starry Night Flea

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    Nicely done! Just missing one thing :)...

    Nicely done!

    Just missing one thing :)
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/59/ba/96/59ba9640ca25c6fe5a9cd8b3d628d544.jpg
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    It's all marketing. Everything else is personal...

    It's all marketing.
    Everything else is personal opinion and some unholy intersection of scale-length, body size, and string types. IMHO, if people point at it and ask "is that a uke" then it's a...
  5. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    My niece texted me last year asking what a "took"...

    My niece texted me last year asking what a "took" (sic) was. I had no idea what she was talking about (a type of foolish hobbit?) until she used it in context: "5 goooooooolden tooks" (sic)
  6. Thread: Seasonistas?

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    Seaonsitas are people who post videos in the...

    Seaonsitas are people who post videos in the weekly Seasons of the Ukulele challenge. This week's challenge is Season 407 … You need hands


    See: Your invitation to the Seasons of the Ukulele!

    ...
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    That's really cool. Thanks for sharing! I...

    That's really cool. Thanks for sharing!

    I appreciate the insight into the reverse engineering / design process, and I love the bandsaw box bowl idea. Looks like it gives some extra heft for...
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    The fret positions would be spaced farther apart....

    The fret positions would be spaced farther apart.

    The scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge, and the fret locations are mathematically derived proportions of the scale length...
  9. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    I came by it honestly. I'm originally from...

    I came by it honestly. I'm originally from Calgary ;)
  10. Thread: Ukulele Hats

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    I’ve got hats, but nothing ukulele specific. I...

    I’ve got hats, but nothing ukulele specific. I was wearing hats before got a uke, and most of ‘em predate my ukes. Way too many ball caps (there is such a thing as HAS....) a summer trilby (Panama),...
  11. Thread: I'm Not an Artist

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    Bull to the title. You’re not an artist the way...

    Bull to the title. You’re not an artist the way you're not a musician. Sitting down with the paints and getting them on your canvas is what makes an artist. Don't despair because you don’t start out...
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    Mmmm... pie... need some ukulele cookie cutters!...

    Mmmm... pie... need some ukulele cookie cutters!
    https://i.imgur.com/sCPCWBvl.jpg
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    Bragging rights ;) I suspect many are...

    Bragging rights ;)

    I suspect many are promising more accuracy than they provide, but they’re within the margin of error from hearing and tuning stability so people don’t notice or care.

    I do...
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    High D sets shouldn’t be hard to find. I prefer...

    High D sets shouldn’t be hard to find. I prefer low D so I don’t have any reccos, but last time I was strung shopping I came across several high D sets from major brands.

    There are string...
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    Gorgeous! Love the eyes! That one’ll really look...

    Gorgeous! Love the eyes! That one’ll really look out for you!
  16. Thread: Playing Melody

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    Yes, it is, and if you're happy with it you're...

    Yes, it is, and if you're happy with it you're right. Anybody who tells you you're wasting your time is a complete <unmentionable>. The narrow exception is if it's solicited advice. Even so, skipping...
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    Heh. I massively confused a poor newbie sitting...

    Heh. I massively confused a poor newbie sitting next to me at a jam because she kept copying my baritone fingering on her concert and not sounding right.

    That's an unassailable argument!

    But...
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    I did this for a couple of pieces when I first...

    I did this for a couple of pieces when I first got the baritone and the group was doing a song with more new-to-me chords than I could learn on the fly. It's not something I'd want to do regularly:...
  19. Very cool! Thanks for adding the Adjustable Bend...

    Very cool! Thanks for adding the Adjustable Bend Knot link, dgame. This looked like an interesting project except that I wouldn't want a non-adjustable strap. I'm not fond of the strap I have of my...
  20. Nice. You said you wanted a traditional look, and...

    Nice. You said you wanted a traditional look, and I think you nailed it on that count!
  21. Thread: New Project

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    Posca (https://www.posca.com/)water-based pens....

    Posca water-based pens. The artist (https://www.macucoart.com.ar/ ) has a tutorial at https://www.instagram.com/p/B3GAOD7gSMm/
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    I'm looking forward to my Bonanza Homestead...

    I'm looking forward to my Bonanza Homestead Baritone and some time to play it. That's a gift from myself though and not explicitly seasonal. Not much else on my list that I want enough to pay for it...
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    He posted more details elsewhere: it's three layers of alternating grain 1/16 maple, then let dry 24 hours before Tite-bonding in the same rig.
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    Check out the Bonanza Homestead line. Should come...

    Check out the Bonanza Homestead line. Should come in just over your 400 target with a MiSi pickup and case. Under your target without the case. Baz has a review of the similar Bonanza Oreo on...
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    If you mean the iRig Acoustic HD then it probably...

    If you mean the iRig Acoustic HD then it probably won't work on the Little Gem rps mentioned since there's no soundhole to attach it to. I can't use mine on the Outdoor Tenor because the soundhole...
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