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  1. Does it hum only when the "D" is played open and...

    Does it hum only when the "D" is played open and goes away if fretted? Strings come in different sizes (diameters) and tensions. If the replacement string is a smaller diameter than the original, it...
  2. Thread: Home recording

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    I just picked up a Zoom H1 at Best Buy for $100....

    I just picked up a Zoom H1 at Best Buy for $100. I am pretty impressed with it (especially for the price). I too run linux (Ubuntu) and use Audacity for the audio editing and am playing with OpenShot...
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    That is one beautiful ukulele! I am a big fan of...

    That is one beautiful ukulele! I am a big fan of the Martin style 3 (and all it's copies). And having a DaSilva will make everyone on this forum jealous. Congrats!
  4. Thanks...here's a sound sample:...

    Thanks...here's a sound sample: http://soundcloud.com/kc8afw/favilla-u-2-sound-sample My playing doesn't quite do it justice, though.



    PM me your address and I'll stick 'em in an envelope.
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    Those look to be Grover 1W friction tuners. I...

    Those look to be Grover 1W friction tuners. I don't know where to find replacement buttons...but you can buy the whole set of tuners here: http://pohakuukulele.com/shop/tuning-machines/
  6. Yep...Gotoh Standard Ukulele Tuners:...

    Yep...Gotoh Standard Ukulele Tuners: http://elderly.com/accessories/items/GUKNW.htm

    I had bought Grover Sta-tites, but the bushing is larger than I wanted (would have obscured part of the Favilla...
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    I got one of the Vineyard H2O bags with my Ohana...

    I got one of the Vineyard H2O bags with my Ohana SK-38 from Mike at Uke Republic http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/vineyard-h2o-resistant-uke-bag-soprano. It worked very well as a backpack, but I...
  8. Old uke gets new lease on life (frankenuke)

    Okay...so I have this 1930s Favilla U-2 soprano that I really love the sound. But, the tuners just suck. They were the original tuners that something must have happened to the original buttons...so...
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    Those were awfully close. I had to go back and...

    Those were awfully close. I had to go back and listen with the headphones on. I'm gonna say Sample 1 was the Martin and Sample 2 was the Ohana.
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    New Uke - Ohana SK-38

    I got myself a new Ohana SK-38 from Mike at Uke Republic. I've had this for over a week now...just now getting around to posting some pics. This is one sweet ukulele. The tone is real close to that...
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    Based on the logo...looks to be from the late...

    Based on the logo...looks to be from the late 1940s to early 1950s. Try this site for more info: http://www.catfish1952.com/harmony.html
  12. It's more than just my taste in ukes...When I...

    It's more than just my taste in ukes...When I first started out, I played a lot of pop/rock songs. Now that I've been at this a couple of years, my taste in music (that I play, anyway) has kind of...
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    Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima/Benny Goodman

    Does anyone know of a good ukulele arrangement for Sing Sing Sing (composed by Louis Prima and made famous by Benny Goodman)? I'm looking for somethings similar to the following video...maybe a...
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    I had a hankerin' for a baritone. I almost pulled...

    I had a hankerin' for a baritone. I almost pulled the trigger on ordering one just this week, but in my searches I found that my local GC had a Cordoba 20BM baritone in stock. I went there and tried...
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    Hi Mickey...which one were you referring to (the...

    Hi Mickey...which one were you referring to (the Ohana or the Martin)?

    I have the SK-38 and like it a bunch. It sounds very much like my 1930s Favilla U-2 soprano. The new Martin S1 has caught my...
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    I would recommend hide glue and a technique...

    I would recommend hide glue and a technique called "percussing". Here's a video showing how to do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i4wjJv5nkw&feature=youtu.be For more info...head over to the...
  17. Thread: New Uke day

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    Wow...that is one beautiful instrument. Enjoy!

    Wow...that is one beautiful instrument. Enjoy!
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    Thanks for letting me steal this out from under...

    Thanks for letting me steal this out from under you. :D



    Thanks...I wanted a modern uke that had the same vintage vibe as my 1930s Favilla, so this is exactly what I was looking for. I'll post...
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    What is better than awesome? Uke Republic!

    What's happenin' UUers. It's been a while since I posted. You know how it goes...have a couple of grandkids and life gets real busy. Anyway...I have a story I wanted to share:

    I had a recent flare...
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    That stinks.

    That stinks.
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    I think the solution is clear... ...

    I think the solution is clear...

    http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/mango%20pineapple1.jpg

    Mmmango!
  22. Thread: finger strength

    by KC8AFW
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    Welcome to UU!! You could try one of these:...

    Welcome to UU!!

    You could try one of these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Planet-Waves-Varigrip-Hand-Exerciser-105291835-i1435423.gc
  23. Here's a little history:...

    Here's a little history: http://www.mainlandukes.com/history.html

    While you're there...check out Mike's (hoosierhiver here on the forum) selection of ukes. I own two and think very highly of them....
  24. Happy new uke day!! Congratulations....

    Happy new uke day!! Congratulations. :smileybounce:
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    I'm sorry...did you say something? ;)

    I'm sorry...did you say something? ;)
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