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    probably not, the soloist is much thinner than a...

    probably not, the soloist is much thinner than a nylon or flouro g
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    Just measured mine, one from the 50's. 1 3/8 "....

    Just measured mine, one from the 50's. 1 3/8 ". pretty standard width.
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    I think all the ubasses have electronics, they...

    I think all the ubasses have electronics, they are pretty useless for everything except quietly practicing without it. One of the choices is solid body or acoustic. Maybe that's what you meant.
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    My local group has lost our main bass player,...

    My local group has lost our main bass player, though we have a few others that can play bass, they aren't always available, and you can really tell when the bass is missing. So...
    No. I have never...
  5. Like ISaid one is from the 20s the other from the...

    Like ISaid one is from the 20s the other from the 50s the new ones are exactly the same but shinier I replaced them with you Upts
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    Famous FS-0. It's my only uke that fits in my BMW...

    Famous FS-0. It's my only uke that fits in my BMW side cases. And it sounds fantastic. and it's a cannon too!. Several people who have played it wanted to buy it from me. so much sound from a thin...
  7. 2 sets of Grover Champion Dulcimer/Uke Friction Pegs for sale

    One set came off of a '20's martin soprano, the other from a '50's martin tenor. they look identical.

    Non-geared nickel-plated brass, with tension screw and black plastic knob, for dulcimers or...
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    this one is PPU916RS one of the reviewers even...

    this one is PPU916RS one of the reviewers even mentions he uses it for the PJB.I ordered one, and the amp. thanks; ...
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    update, they are tuned up an octave from std bass

    update, they are tuned up an octave from std bass
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    [QUOTE=kohanmike;2163694]I will only play 21 to...

    [QUOTE=kohanmike;2163694]I will only play 21 to 24 inch scale bass, so a couple of years ago I bought a SmallGuitars.com 1/2 size 24" scale mini P-bass on which I put steel flatwound LaBella 25" they...
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    Luna UKEBASSHT High Tide Bass ?

    Saw these for sale online for $150. anybody have one or played one. I think these are tuned an octave up, like a guitar. I've asked the seller. My uke group is short on bassists, so I bought an...
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    I have done it on 2 vintage Martins. I bought a...

    I have done it on 2 vintage Martins. I bought a tapered drill bit and put it in an old drill chuck and reamed by hand. just go slow . Not hard at all.
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    Kiwaya makes both solid and laminate ukes. They...

    Kiwaya makes both solid and laminate ukes. They also make ukes under their Famous brand, which are sold on Amazon. I have had both their solid and laminate ukes, and they are great ukes .
  14. yes, i'd go with the drop of glue.

    yes, i'd go with the drop of glue.
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    I was looking for a bass, and was interested in...

    I was looking for a bass, and was interested in one of the new timber basses from magic fluke until I saw the price. Also saw a Rumbler w/ metal strings in my local MS , but for $300 was not...
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    I have heard that titebond 1 is better than 2 for...

    I have heard that titebond 1 is better than 2 for attaching bridges as 2 is subject to creep. I have used 1 successfully . I have no experience with 2 or 3, but i don't see the need for a waterproof...
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    I sanded the edge of an inexpensive laminate...

    I sanded the edge of an inexpensive laminate using fine sandpaper and a light touch. it doesn't take much to get that sharp edge off. On my Islander with a very light satin finish I didn't have to...
  18. I have played solid wood ukes that sound dead and...

    I have played solid wood ukes that sound dead and laminates [Kiwaya, Islander] that sound lively, so my impression is that the sound has as much to do with the build as the material.
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    I've been through a lot of ukes. I'd rate...

    I've been through a lot of ukes. I'd rate bridges:
    1. string through
    2. traditional tie on.
    3. pin [but they do look good]
    4. slot, which can by necessity be converted to string through, but the...
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    wow, nice work. very generous of you.

    wow, nice work. very generous of you.
  21. Thread: odd KKeiki?

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    odd KKeiki?

    saw this on ebay. My first uke was a KKeiki, but I never saw a fancy one like this. I thought they were just cheap Kamakas. Not that oit wasn't a great little uke, just very plain. I paid $35 for it....
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  23. glad no one snapped this little jewel yup....

    glad no one snapped this little jewel yup. keeping for awhile, it's small .
  24. thanks John

    thanks John
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    If I am jamming with BG , I use my loudest ukes...

    If I am jamming with BG , I use my loudest ukes [banjolele or Martin 0] and play with a pick, and strum like a Mandolin on the off beat. Most tolerate that and appreciate the rhythm support so they...
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