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    Ernie Ball black nylon strings seem about as warm...

    Ernie Ball black nylon strings seem about as warm as they get to me. Be prepared to hate them for several days though.
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    I always say to only get the ones that smell like...

    I always say to only get the ones that smell like pineapples when you sniff their butts.
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    I have a couple of 6" machinist's pocket rulers...

    I have a couple of 6" machinist's pocket rulers that I keep in my kit for action measurements, etc.

    For nut widths I use a digital Vernier caliper micrometer that will give a readout in decimal...
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    So, you want to go from standard G4, C4, E4, A4...

    So, you want to go from standard G4, C4, E4, A4 tuning down to G3, C3, E3, A3? On a baritone uke, using seaguar leader materials?
    This has been done... here’s the link...
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    With regards to her style of playing - I have a...

    With regards to her style of playing - I have a hunch that the book she mentions, from which she learned her style that she calls "clawhammer, is Pete Seeger's classic, "How to Play the 5 String...
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    I agree with Ubulele. FWIW, she’s got a...

    I agree with Ubulele. FWIW, she’s got a distinctive style that works very well mimicking clawhammer, but clawhammer is a downstroke technique. There’s no upstroke in it at all. The notes are either...
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    I use beeswax to burnish edges of the leather...

    I use beeswax to burnish edges of the leather belts and holsters, etc. that I make from time to time. I prefer using it to using oils and Vaseline, etc., because it doesn’t soak into the leather. It...
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    When I owned my Pono ATD tenor, I also owned a...

    When I owned my Pono ATD tenor, I also owned a Cordoba 24T tenor. Though the Pono was doubtlessly a higher quality uke I much preferred playing the Cordoba. Tonally, it is wonderful. The neck carve...
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    In some respects, Bruko ukes remind me of a 1960s...

    In some respects, Bruko ukes remind me of a 1960s German ”Framus” banjo I have. It always seemed to me that the designers re-engineered every element of a banjo and came up with their own version....
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    You could use a nut milk bag filled with water...

    You could use a nut milk bag filled with water beads and hung on a cord from the top of the cabinet inside. Experiment with different amounts of beads and a hygrometer to find the right amount of...
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    No doubt, I can play Kala, Pono, and other...

    No doubt, I can play Kala, Pono, and other thick-necked ukes. But I very much prefer ukes with slimmer neck profiles and wider fretboards. If for some reason, I could only own a Pono or Kala, I...
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    Great UU name: Tenth Ghost ... and in the bio:...

    Great UU name: Tenth Ghost ... and in the bio: prefers Vaseline
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    I don’t like Kala ukes, either :rolleyes:

    I don’t like Kala ukes, either :rolleyes:
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    Nine out of ten ukulele-player ghosts would agree...

    Nine out of ten ukulele-player ghosts would agree that beeswax would be better.
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    What you’re hearing are the groans of the ghosts...

    What you’re hearing are the groans of the ghosts of thousands of departed ukulele players from decades long past. They are wailing because you are using a strap for a ukulele.... which, to them,...
  16. Real mahogany hasnít got much of an aroma if any...

    Real mahogany hasnít got much of an aroma if any at all.... maybe Spanish cedar would work though. Thatís what gives cigar boxes their smell.. and Martin guitars, too, as they use Spanish cedar for...
  17. Sounds like you got a keeper to me. I forgot...

    Sounds like you got a keeper to me.

    I forgot to add: mine also spent a month or more this winter in a zip lock storage back with a spice bag filled with ground coffee tucked in the soundhole to...
  18. It's in better shape than mine which appears to...

    It's in better shape than mine which appears to be from the same time period. Mine ran $500 - and I consider that to have been a decent price. How does it sound and play? I know mine plays like a...
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    Thank goodness for that...I was really getting...

    Thank goodness for that...I was really getting hot under the collar for this uke. It's a beauty and the price is excellent! But I also value my marriage and it's getting to the point that I can't...
  20. I wet a bit of clean white cotton rag with naptha...

    I wet a bit of clean white cotton rag with naptha and then gently rub the dirty/waxy bits. It cuts through grime/wax/grunge/gummy schmutz/sticker adhesive residue really well
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    I would add #4. The nut is too narrow, side to...

    I would add #4. The nut is too narrow, side to side.

    Granted my experience with Pono is limited to the one Acacia Tenor Deluxe I owned for the better part of a year - but I definitely found it to...
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    I think the original design came about simply as...

    I think the original design came about simply as a means of producing a solid wood product inexpensively that was nevertheless durable, playable, sounded OK, and was attractive (in its own quirky...
  23. Same thing I said on FB: that’s the ticket! ;)...

    Same thing I said on FB: that’s the ticket! ;)
    Glad it worked out so well for you.
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    Mommy uke doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo Mommy uke...

    Mommy uke doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
    Mommy uke doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo..... :rolleyes:
  25. Naptha (Ronsonoil lighter fluid) normally does...

    Naptha (Ronsonoil lighter fluid) normally does not attack finishes but YMMV so... try a little bit first on the back of the neck.
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