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    Helsinki is wonderful this time of year, isn't it?

    Helsinki is wonderful this time of year, isn't it?
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    Thanks for giving me a new tuning to work in. I...

    Thanks for giving me a new tuning to work in. I strung my 6-string in 5ths to practice while saving for a Tenor guitar - CGDA. As you can imagine, because of the scale length, the 1st string snapped...
  3. Thread: cats or dogs

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    I love to dog sit my friends dogs, but am happy...

    I love to dog sit my friends dogs, but am happy to leave them behind. Dogs are fun to chase around and bring to the park, but to have in my house as a pet, I prefer a cat. They can be quite playful...
  4. Thread: Aperture

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    Excellent John. The song is very nice as well....

    Excellent John. The song is very nice as well. Your singing is reminiscent of Dylan.
  5. Thread: Tool sticky?

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    I think this would be tremendously helpful. If...

    I think this would be tremendously helpful. If someone with experience could take the time to post such a topic, it would be perfect.
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    Thanks Jim, my uke, is also body heavy, but when...

    Thanks Jim, my uke, is also body heavy, but when I hold it without a strap and remove my left hand, the neck does dip. I wouldn't want to strum it like that for very long, but it doesn't bother me...
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    What exactly is neck heavy?

    I was reading the Martin OX neck heavy thread when I realized, I don't know what the standard is for "neck heavy" in ukuleles. What makes a uke neck heavy, what makes one balanced? I haven't picked...
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    For me, this method is more difficult than real...

    For me, this method is more difficult than real clawhammer which is two down strokes with fingernail(s) and then pluck with your thumb...but I never studied Seeger-style banjo. I learned clawhammer...
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    I was searching for strings, tuners, and looking...

    I was searching for strings, tuners, and looking at several vintage Martin ukes when I came across a folk instrument music store very near to my house that I never expected. Now I can get anything...
  10. Thread: UAS Intrigue!

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    If I had more than 3 nice ukes already, I would...

    If I had more than 3 nice ukes already, I would get a nice comfy chair, or some nice tools to start making my own ukes.
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    Sorry, I should have read your post closer as to...

    Sorry, I should have read your post closer as to not repeat so much that you already know. I deleted then noticed you quoted me, so sorry again. As far as not squeaking, you will have to live with...
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    Yes it reminds me of the Burj too. My icicles...

    Yes it reminds me of the Burj too. My icicles were only a foot tall and looked more like the TV tower in Berlin. I wonder if anyone will find some Petronas Towers icicles.
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    I love coffee and only drink it black, no sugar....

    I love coffee and only drink it black, no sugar. I like a cappuccino too - especially with tiramisu, and sometimes i'll have an espresso. But I never brew any coffee at home. I haven't had a cup of...
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    Well, I guess you think this hurts my feelings....

    Well, I guess you think this hurts my feelings. Grow up. The story I have chosen to believe was suggested by a real Hawaiian, Queen Lili’uokalani. You don't want to believe her, she was around when...
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    I would definitely keep a tenor guitar for...

    I would definitely keep a tenor guitar for myself, because if you learn to make chords and learn how to get around the fretboard of a tenor guitar, this knowledge transfers to tenor banjo and...
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    ...why, I oughta...

    ...why, I oughta...
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    I wish there was a library uke program near me,...

    I wish there was a library uke program near me, they looked at me like I was nuts when I asked. A real uke to practice on would have been very welcome as I was saving up for my first ukulele. I think...
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    I changed my strings a few days early because I...

    I changed my strings a few days early because I really got sick of the strings, not because they were worn out. I am in the process of finding out which strings my new uke likes best. Doesn't like...
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    Are you going to assemble a kit or build one from...

    Are you going to assemble a kit or build one from scratch? If I had built two tenors from scratch and been successful in building nice ones already, I would predict that a soprano might turn out nice...
  20. I think that's a great way to keep these old...

    I think that's a great way to keep these old tunes alive. I have learned quite a few myself which I love to play. When I get back with my friends, these songs will be new to them. Some of these...
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    I bet you would get a lot more answers posting...

    I bet you would get a lot more answers posting this question in the uke builder/luthier lounge section of the UU.
  22. My uke playing has changed a lot since the...

    My uke playing has changed a lot since the pandemic, especially because I never played before the pandemic. I have learned a lot in the past 8 months or so, the first 6 months I was researching and...
  23. Thread: I strum!

    by Mike $
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    Notice how the tone changes as you strum further...

    Notice how the tone changes as you strum further from the sound hole. For me, the best tone is just before where the neck and body meet and it's the most comfortable place to strum. It may be...
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    Well, he also got the chords wrong and the time...

    Well, he also got the chords wrong and the time signature wrong too, but it doesn't bother me. I like the way he does it, he made it his own, the way he likes it. Usually I get the words wrong too,...
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    It's hard to find a better one than Israel...

    It's hard to find a better one than Israel Kamakawiwoʻole playing Over the Rainbow


    https://youtu.be/V1bFr2SWP1I
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