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    Good to have you here Allen. I too am a proud...

    Good to have you here Allen. I too am a proud owner of one of your ukuleles. For everyone else, it's the concert in the middle.

    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m98/whatthekoon/Uke0001.jpg...
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    Yup, it's used in a number of mid to high-end...

    Yup, it's used in a number of mid to high-end electric bass guitars, especially for necks. It's supposed to give a tight punchier tone. Warwick was probably one of the first companies to routinely...
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    I'm a minimalist. Markers on 7 and 12 would be...

    I'm a minimalist. Markers on 7 and 12 would be enough for me but you don't usually have that option on most ukuleles.
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    A high end guitar dealer friend of mine used to...

    A high end guitar dealer friend of mine used to apply this thin self-adhesive film on the backs of his guitars to prevent belt scratches from potential customers. I don't know what they're called...
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    Well, if the neck is twisted, a truss rod isn't...

    Well, if the neck is twisted, a truss rod isn't going to help.

    I'm no luthier either but a cheap possible fix is to raise the action to see if that improves things.

    It may also be possible to...
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    A shorter scale will be easier to play in terms...

    A shorter scale will be easier to play in terms of not having to stretch your fingers too much between notes. However because the scale is shorter, a small mistake in your finger placement of the...
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    I struggle at the best of times to get good...

    I struggle at the best of times to get good intonation on a regular scale fretless bass guitar. So if it were me, on the shorter scale uBass, I'd go for fretted.

    Of course, you might be next best...
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    What's the tuning on that 10 string tiple and any...

    What's the tuning on that 10 string tiple and any idea on price?
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    Great stuff. Best recorded sound of the Kala...

    Great stuff. Best recorded sound of the Kala uBass I've heard so far too. Really need to get me one of those.
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    5 string ukulele?

    5 string ukulele?
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    A Kiwaya KSL-1, laminated mahogany longneck...

    A Kiwaya KSL-1, laminated mahogany longneck soprano.
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    I can't speak for ukuleles (and especially those...

    I can't speak for ukuleles (and especially those with moulded fretboards), but on guitars and bass guitars, the zero fret is also a way to make the tone of open strings similar to fretted ones. On...
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    Couldn't agree more. That's a very classy uke.

    Couldn't agree more. That's a very classy uke.
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    amazing stuff! Almost sounds like you've got...

    amazing stuff! Almost sounds like you've got steel strings on that uke.
  15. Is that a Road Toad Solid Body ukulele bass I spy...

    Is that a Road Toad Solid Body ukulele bass I spy in the background? How's about a video of that?

    Very nice aquisition with regards to the Gibson. That is a very special uke indeed! Looks and...
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    Very nice. I'm liking the headstock design.

    Very nice. I'm liking the headstock design.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone ... especially...

    Thanks for the replies everyone ... especially Ken. That video was very helpful.
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    Tell me about longnecks

    Ok, I'm interested in these types of ukuleles although I've yet to play one. Seems like there's many combinations out there, soprano body with concert neck, soprano body with tenor neck, concert...
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    Welcome to UU. Another Melbourne fella here. ...

    Welcome to UU. Another Melbourne fella here. Enjoy your stay!
  20. Read people's minds is one I've always wanted to...

    Read people's minds is one I've always wanted to have.
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    Those particular frequencies might be causing...

    Those particular frequencies might be causing something loose to rattle. When it happens to me, it's usually a loose nut/screw somewhere on my tuning key or string tree. Tightening those will fix...
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    Road Toad Solid Body Ukulele Bass

    Hi All,

    I was going through some pics of the 2010 NAMM and spotted a solid body 5 string ukulele bass made by Owen Holt (designer of Kala's uBass)

    Link to pic here.

    I know that some of the...
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    I too hate playing with nails for the same...

    I too hate playing with nails for the same reasons you've listed. I cut my nails way back. This habit started when I was learning the guitar and it has evolved to how I play now on ukulele. I can...
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    wow! Fantastic looking ukulele! Congrats!

    wow! Fantastic looking ukulele! Congrats!
  25. I did contact the store where I got the Ohana...

    I did contact the store where I got the Ohana from and they offered to repair it for free but I had to bear the cost of shipping the uke both ways. The store is in another state so I went with my...
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