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  1. Try mixing it up a bit. Use the second finger for...

    Try mixing it up a bit. Use the second finger for the C instead of the third. Then, just slide down a fret and complete the G chord. It may not be ideal, but it might break you of the habit of...
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    One of these days I'm going to open a toolbox...

    One of these days I'm going to open a toolbox drawer and find about 150 Dremel attachments that have been hiding from me, along with about 35 screwdrivers and allen wrench sets.

    Seems every time I...
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    I've seen Lanikai's in the store that are so bad...

    I've seen Lanikai's in the store that are so bad I wonder why they even put it on the rack. I wouldn't risk it.
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    I'm not sure why you'd want a wound C string on a...

    I'm not sure why you'd want a wound C string on a High G string set.

    Some vendors use a wound C to help balance the sometimes drastic difference in sound between the C and the wound low G. I've...
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    Back a few decades ago when turquoise chip inlay...

    Back a few decades ago when turquoise chip inlay was the big thing, I found that for thick inlays that clear epoxy worked well topped off with a (for lack of a better term) "wash" coat of CA to give...
  6. It could be fun if somehow you could get Aldrine...

    It could be fun if somehow you could get Aldrine to pay you a visit at your home with his to see if you could duplicate the problem.

    Sounds like Rick just nailed it though. I used to design radio...
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    How do we know if we have the new formula? I just...

    How do we know if we have the new formula? I just bought some through juststrings.com and following all the directions very carefully, the low G popped before it even made it up to pitch. I bought...
  8. I think you'd be better off with a banjo neck...

    I think you'd be better off with a banjo neck too. The mounting is entirely different, usually using a dowel stick or a pair of 'control rods" running across the diameter of the pan. You can't attach...
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    Those look really wide. I'd try the...

    Those look really wide. I'd try the superglue/baking soda fix and if it helps buy a new nut at your earliest convenience.

    Living Waters seem pretty thin to me. If this was set up with Aquila's I...
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    Baking Soda, not baking powder. And like they...

    Baking Soda, not baking powder. And like they said, put a dab of soda in the slot and then hit it with the glue. The earlier post that said "mix baking soda with the glue" implies something like...
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    So, we can assume it's an acoustic (piezo?)...

    So, we can assume it's an acoustic (piezo?) pickup not a coil?
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    Add a : between http and // once it opens in your...

    Add a : between http and // once it opens in your browser

    The link should read http://vimeo.com/21738020
  13. I too just swapped out some Aquila's for T2s....

    I too just swapped out some Aquila's for T2s. Like PereBourik, I lost some volume, but overall I like the mellower sound.

    They also feel softer on the fingers and don't have the raspy sound of the...
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    Nobody has yet said how to use a tuner for...

    Nobody has yet said how to use a tuner for intonation. You can do it by ear just about as well. You want the harmonic at the 12th fret to match the fretted note at the 12th fret. Ignore the actual...
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    I did a quick video demo I called "Fast Frets" a...

    I did a quick video demo I called "Fast Frets" a little over a year ago, using C and G7
    The key (besides practice, practice, practice) is just what others have said: Keep your finger poised for the...
  16. Thank you! I don't know how missed that.

    Thank you! I don't know how missed that.
  17. What's the name of the piece toward the end that...

    What's the name of the piece toward the end that he was playing on piano? It's the one when he explained the range of the Ukulele as it related to the piano.

    I've heard it played before but I just...
  18. Strummed chords sound best if you're reading High...

    Strummed chords sound best if you're reading High G and playing Low G. It's really only the fingerstyle stuff that can trip you up if the fourth string is part of the melody.
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    It looks to be standard tuning, but transposed...

    It looks to be standard tuning, but transposed down a few steps. In that case, any chord chart will have the correct fingerings, it's just that it will represent a different chord name.

    This way...
  20. I just put in my order too. Not sure about the...

    I just put in my order too. Not sure about the free shipping over $25 would work since it was $24.99 so I added a set of strings. I needed them anyway, so no big deal.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Like people said, it's normal for strings at the...

    Like people said, it's normal for strings at the nut to be different heights based on string gauge. Being too low shouldn't be the cause of your problem. Once you're past the first few frets, the nut...
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    Besides playing, experimenting is part of the fun!

    Besides playing, experimenting is part of the fun!
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    Here's a video clip from Penguin Cafe Orchestra...

    Here's a video clip from Penguin Cafe Orchestra that illustrates how well a Cuatro and Ukulele work together.


    http://youtu.be/IeZGXMeTKzw
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    The flush fretboard and wood top plate leads me...

    The flush fretboard and wood top plate leads me to believe it's a Venezuelan Cuatro. Usually tuned ADF#B with both a low A and B
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    Peanuts Trivia: This appeared in Pete Seeger's...

    Peanuts Trivia:
    This appeared in Pete Seeger's banjo book back in the 60's. The instrument named was "banjo" in his version.

    I wonder what the original cartoon actually said?
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