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  1. I would not accept a blemish like that, even with...

    I would not accept a blemish like that, even with a $50 dollar discount.

    John Colter.
  2. In the original post, Henning stated that the...

    In the original post, Henning stated that the intention was to carry out the repair "on a hobby level". Now, because a violin repairer has suggested removing the back, the discussion has moved on to...
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    Vertical head stocks work very well, but seem a...

    Vertical head stocks work very well, but seem a bit weird the first time you use one. If you don't fancy carving the whole neck in one piece, I can recommend a two piece solution. Just a slot in each...
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    DNA sampling? Are you trying to trace its family...

    DNA sampling? Are you trying to trace its family tree?

    John Colter
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    Yes, I do know what you mean, Tukanu. That dry,...

    Yes, I do know what you mean, Tukanu. That dry, sibilant sound you get when handling the uke in its unfinished state. The portents are good!

    John Colter
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    Snargle sed, "I wasn't sure if you were one of...

    Snargle sed, "I wasn't sure if you were one of those 'purist' folks"

    Yes, I am, but I'm very tolerant.

    John Colter
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    Looking good! I DO like a bit of asymmetry. ...

    Looking good! I DO like a bit of asymmetry.

    John Colter
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    I'm comparing like with like - saxophones aren't...

    I'm comparing like with like - saxophones aren't string instruments. Anyway, just light-hearted banter.:rolleyes:

    John Colter
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    Why are you folk telling the man he should go for...

    Why are you folk telling the man he should go for a concert or a tenor? He wants a ukulele. If he said he wanted a violin, would you say, "What you need is a viola or a cello"?

    John Colter
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    "His grandmother had played it as a young woman &...

    "His grandmother had played it as a young woman & had given it to him. Not a style 3, but still, a great old beauty in wonderful condition"

    -----yes, but what was the uke like?:rolleyes:

    John...
  11. The song is very similar to the Chas & Dave...

    The song is very similar to the Chas & Dave favourite, "Ain't No Pleasing You". I don't know which came first. Try C;B7;C;A7;D7;G7;C - that'll get you started.

    John Colter
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    I second the recommendation of an Ohana, or...

    I second the recommendation of an Ohana, or similar. I still have an Ohana SK35G which came to me thirteen years ago. Mine is a particularly good example of the type - I've played other SK35s that...
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    Hello and welcome, Professir I'm another old (82)...

    Hello and welcome, Professir I'm another old (82) ex-biker. I took up playing uke when I was in my late fifties, to accompany my (so called) singing. Still at it, after a battle with prostate cancer...
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    Beautiful design - fine workmanship. Gerardg,...

    Beautiful design - fine workmanship.

    Gerardg, I congratulate you!

    John Colter
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    A Masterclass! That's the way to do it! John...

    A Masterclass! That's the way to do it!

    John Colter
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    My sister lives near Bournemouth. I'll be...

    My sister lives near Bournemouth. I'll be visiting her in the Spring. Only about ten miles from SUS. I must try to resist the temptation. I'd be like a kid in a candy store!

    My name is John...
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    I'm a stripey kinda guy, but plain ukes make a...

    I'm a stripey kinda guy, but plain ukes make a nice change. The answer is to have several of each type.

    John Colter
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    "You certainly don't get a good feel for the...

    "You certainly don't get a good feel for the sound of an instrument on that site. YouTube is a much better resource for that"

    Listening to an instrument in a video tells you nothing about how the...
  19. "scratch their heads and wonder what I'm talking...

    "scratch their heads and wonder what I'm talking about 99.8% of the time"

    Yep, you're right there, Becky. But it's just that your approach to learning the ukulele is very different from mine. I...
  20. Becky, if you understand enough about music...

    Becky, if you understand enough about music theory to ask a question, then you are doing better than me!

    Welcome to Ukulele Underground where all your questions will be answered.

    John Colter
  21. Thread: Aromanticism

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    Love songs can - and often do - move me to tears....

    Love songs can - and often do - move me to tears.

    John Colter
  22. Thread: Aromanticism

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    But they've gotta smell right. John C.

    But they've gotta smell right.

    John C.
  23. Why don't they tell what's the wood underneath laminates?

    "Why don't they tell what's the wood underneath laminates?"

    The simple answer is that the ziricote (or whatever) part is what they want you to concentrate on. They might be playing fair and...
  24. Thread: Aromanticism

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    At first, I wondered if "aromantic" was a...

    At first, I wondered if "aromantic" was a portmanteau word formed from "aroma" and "romantic" - possibly meaning someone who is turned on by sensations of the olfactory system.

    Sniff.

    John...
  25. Thread: April Showers

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    This well known old song has a really interesting...

    This well known old song has a really interesting tune. I've always liked it.

    John Colter
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