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    I use a pick on everything. Once you get...

    I use a pick on everything. Once you get comfortable with one, it's easy. I find it gives more versatility, especially with rock and country tunes.
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    Agree! Not sure either why the person is being...

    Agree! Not sure either why the person is being so persistant, but it doesn't pass the famous "smell test." If all of the contacts have been by email, just end it by putting her on your scam-mail...
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    The first question is whether uke-playing is just...

    The first question is whether uke-playing is just a passing fancy which will result in whatever uke the OP buys ending up in the bottom of the closet.. If the OP plans on taking lessons (then the...
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    Another alternative is to seek a trade - $$$ +...

    Another alternative is to seek a trade - $$$ + current uke for the uke you want. There may be someone(trustworthy) out there willing to deal. Have done trades here on UU. A UU marketplace...
  5. Thread: Travel ukulele

    by SteveZ
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    For travel I have a RISA concert "stick" solid...

    For travel I have a RISA concert "stick" solid body. In its case (which also holds a speaker-amp, cable, tuner and extra strings) it fits neatly in a carryon or small suitcase, not taking up much...
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    Have done four trades with various UU members. ...

    Have done four trades with various UU members. All went well. Each one involved more than just emails - landline phone calls and Skype video calls. No one ever pressured anyone to get the deal done...
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    Restringing the banjo is just the start, and it...

    Restringing the banjo is just the start, and it can be tuned to darned near anything. The question is whether one wants to restring with steel strings or nylon. Since the age of the strings could be...
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    Deal breaker - any signs of sloppy glueing. If...

    Deal breaker - any signs of sloppy glueing. If there are any external signs of improper glueing (any amount is too much), it's a no-deal. The way I see it, if I can see glueing errors onthe...
  9. "Overbuilt" is an interesting term. "Built" must...

    "Overbuilt" is an interesting term. "Built" must consider the materials (especially type of wood) to be used, factory environment (heat, humidity, etc.), storage environment, shipping...
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    This is one of the reasons I only acquire used...

    This is one of the reasons I only acquire used instruments from folk whose selling/trading reputations are stellar. Taking the time to do a little "due diligence" on the seller/trader can save a lot...
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    Considering the scale and physical size, a...

    Considering the scale and physical size, a 17-fret or 19-fret tenor banjo, such as the Deering Goodtime tenors, would appear to fill the desire. Either steel or nylon strings would work (though...
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    When I had a Deering banjo-uke I used Aquila...

    When I had a Deering banjo-uke I used Aquila NylGut strings on it. That 11-inch drum (if keot properly tightended/tuned) can make any type of string sound good.
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    Interesting discussion. Have a mixed stable of...

    Interesting discussion.

    Have a mixed stable of laminates, solids and hybrids. Not a single instrument sounds like the other, and a change of strings (same brand new or differend brand) impacts...
  14. Thread: Adding a Pickup

    by SteveZ
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    I put a pickup/tuner on my OS 8 string a couple...

    I put a pickup/tuner on my OS 8 string a couple years ago. Considering the price of the instrument I wanted to spend the least possible. So, I got one of the "EBay Specials" that went for under...
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    The Lanikai 6-string. It seems to always be the...

    The Lanikai 6-string. It seems to always be the first one I grab when I want to relax.
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    Have had great experiences with Elderly over the...

    Have had great experiences with Elderly over the years. The best was with a tenor guitar. Elderly commissioned a couple dozen TGs from Martin and I managed to snag the last they had. It's a...
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    My T1K is more sedate appearance-wise, but the...

    My T1K is more sedate appearance-wise, but the sound is spectacular (to me, anyway). It's now my only 4-string tenor uke because of its sound.

    Have had no form-fit-function issues with the...
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    For me, the concert was the compromise size. Had...

    For me, the concert was the compromise size. Had a soprano and sold it (big mistake). Was also trying to choose between a concert and tenor and settled on a concert. The couple-of-inches...
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    If one gets a nonwound low-G string, it will have...

    If one gets a nonwound low-G string, it will have a much greater diameter than the high-G string it is replacing. Since the nut slot for the high-G string is normally cut to handle the diameter of...
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    A bowed neck ---- that's unfortunate. Have seen...

    A bowed neck ---- that's unfortunate. Have seen that on a couple guitars, but not on a soprano uke. Do you think it was an original improper planing of the neck, an incorrect fretboard installation...
  21. What will also help is to be abie to properly...

    What will also help is to be abie to properly maintain the banjo-uke. Almost all banjo-ukes are more "banjo" than "uke" in construction. As such, the banjo tutorials on how to tune, clean, etc....
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    Hope it works well. I've done a lot of...

    Hope it works well. I've done a lot of string-experimentation thanks to the info available at Juststrings.com. Without it I'd be lost.
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    i'm the same. Everything 4-string-based is in...

    i'm the same. Everything 4-string-based is in 5ths. What kind of TG and TB do you have? Have to admit loving the TG for its versatility.
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    All of this has me thinking of getting a baritone...

    All of this has me thinking of getting a baritone (haven't had one for years) and tune it CGDA. It would match nicely with the steel-string tenor guitars already in the stable.

    Strings are always...
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    "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleangs"...

    "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleangs" is my banjo-uke warm-up piece. Otherwise, just about everything gets BU time.
    https://youtu.be/Xhkxy3ei8os
    https://youtu.be/5pafQdX0jYg
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