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  1. I've got six. I really should rehome a few...

    I've got six. I really should rehome a few because I rarely play them. Two is perhaps enough for me: one strung high, the other low.
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    +1 for Kimo. His style of rhythmic chord melody...

    +1 for Kimo. His style of rhythmic chord melody is mesmerizing and elusive. I have tried replicating his sound and I can't figure out how he does it.
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    Squeaky Leather Straps?

    Recently I have been using a particular ukulele strap with leather ends, and it makes a squeaking sound while I am playing as the leather makes friction with the wood of my ukulele. The sound is...
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    It's a good thing ukuleles are small instruments,...

    It's a good thing ukuleles are small instruments, eh? You should just get some more of those!
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    It'll be fine. If it's been around since the...

    It'll be fine. If it's been around since the 1930s, it's survived a few hot days already.

    Here's hoping it's everything you expect it to be! :music:
  6. Very cool looking and sounding instrument. So...

    Very cool looking and sounding instrument. So happy this turned out well for you! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    I'm looking forward to your sound recordings,...

    I'm looking forward to your sound recordings, Jim. Please do share!
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    I have a Martin Style 0 clone soprano (Ken Timms...

    I have a Martin Style 0 clone soprano (Ken Timms variety), and I like Nylguts on it too. There is something about that fat, classic sound that makes Nylon an inescapable choice for me on that...
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    Intonation. Action/Feel. Tone. Dynamic range....

    Intonation.
    Action/Feel.
    Tone.
    Dynamic range.
    Tuners.
    Looks.

    The higher it is on the list, the more likely a flaw in a particular ukeulele attribute will be a dealbreaker for me. Lower on...
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    I usually use PIMA when fingerpicking, but when...

    I usually use PIMA when fingerpicking, but when playing Travis-style patterns with alternating bass as you do here, I always switch to PIM and use the thumb to play the alternating bass.
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    Ukecaster's Timms lives with me now! :D I...

    Ukecaster's Timms lives with me now! :D

    I think I prefer the Timms with the richer, rounder sound of nylons. Fluoros do give it a ton of jangle, if that's what you are after.

    Got D'Addario...
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    This is the wrong mindset... strings are only...

    This is the wrong mindset... strings are only ~$10 a set. Buy a dozen sets and spend a few months having fun with it!
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    It would seem the combinations are endless... ...

    It would seem the combinations are endless...

    I suspect "horrible" will be difficult to achieve on a well-made instrument, but I suppose ultimately that will always be a subjective judgement. ...
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    Hah. Good one, Dave. My definition: - four...

    Hah. Good one, Dave.


    My definition:
    - four courses
    - plastic or gut strings
    - diminutive size compared to other stringed instruments
  15. PM sent, but no reply 36 hours later. You get my...

    PM sent, but no reply 36 hours later. You get my message?
  16. I kept my first two ukes cased up in separate...

    I kept my first two ukes cased up in separate rooms and somehow they multiplied anyway...
  17. Melodic Meditations for Ukulele is at the printer!!

    Heads up to anyone who enjoyed Daniel Ward's Arpeggio Meditations for Ukulele: I got an email message today indicating there is a new edition coming out! Melodic Meditations for Ukulele!

    Anyway,...
  18. Once upon a time I was a new member here and I...

    Once upon a time I was a new member here and I jumped right into the marketplace and bought a few ukes. Every transaction went smooth and the community here was great.

    As always, of course do...
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    +1 for the Daniel Ward book. I have been using...

    +1 for the Daniel Ward book. I have been using it for about a year and the exercises are great.

    You will develop hand independence as you practice. Ideally you should be a master of the pattern...
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    Another Bb tenor tuner here... I just find I like...

    Another Bb tenor tuner here... I just find I like the sounds I get out of my ukes and strings better when tuning a bit lower.

    I agree with Jim it depends on the vocal range of the singer. Some...
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    Dear God, that thing is gorgeous. I'm not...

    Dear God, that thing is gorgeous. I'm not usually one to go gaga over the look of an instrument, either.

    $7,800 though? That's a really steep price tag. I guess that's why it gets brought up in...
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    I like the Happy Farm hygrometer. It measured...

    I like the Happy Farm hygrometer. It measured down to 12%RH over the winter in Pennsylvania. It is registering about 35%RH now, in early April. I cannot prove its accuracy level, but it registers...
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    If I had a stack of blank checks sitting around,...

    If I had a stack of blank checks sitting around, I'd convince Jake Maclay to build me a custom 18" tenor out of adirondack spruce and brazillian. With black ebony bridge, fingerboard, and bindings.
  24. IMO, the Worth clears are brighter and edgier...

    IMO, the Worth clears are brighter and edgier sounding and the Living Waters are more rounded and subdued. But I do like both. If you are a fan of unwound low g, both brands are fantastic.
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    I did a similar thing with snark. On sale at...

    I did a similar thing with snark. On sale at Amazon for $6 a pop: one for each case. Half are now broken at the above mentioned weak point, but even though they only lasted a couple years, I think...
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