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  1. Thread: New old guy

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    Welcome to the UU Forum mandobart. Enjoy your...

    Welcome to the UU Forum mandobart. Enjoy your Martin. I hope it holds your interest and it's fun for you to play.
  2. Thread: Waiting!

    by Kenn2018
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    A friend sent me a news story about the mail...

    A friend sent me a news story about the mail headed for Cleveland, OH. Packages and large envelopes had been diverted and held in Pittsburgh, PA. They filled a large room. Most had been there for...
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    Huh. Never heard of that material before. I know...

    Huh. Never heard of that material before. I know several F1 race cars used a honeycomb material between thin aluminum skin. Before they all went to carbon fiber.

    It added strength and rigidity...
  4. The noise is particularly noticeable with dry...

    The noise is particularly noticeable with dry fingers.

    I think the general consensus was: lotion on the hands, or a little talcum powder. (If they still sell it.)

    The original Sugar strings...
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    Larry, Is this a tenor scale banjo uke?

    Larry, Is this a tenor scale banjo uke?
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    Cocobolo has competition these days. There is a...

    Cocobolo has competition these days. There is a lot of confusion when a Cocobolo instrument is listed for sale. Is it the brand or the wood it's made from?

    Some makers capitalize on that...
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    Man I wish I could. But this is not the right...

    Man I wish I could. But this is not the right time.

    Ron's instruments are immaculate. LFdM ukes are amazing. Beautiful to look at. Wonderful sound. Easy to play.
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    Your existing humidifier can go next to the heel...

    Your existing humidifier can go next to the heel of the uke. You can wrap a rag around the side of the humidifier so it doesn't rattle.

    I've read and tested it, that humidifiers in the headstock...
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    I often have larger UPS or FedEx packages dropped...

    I often have larger UPS or FedEx packages dropped at local stores. FedEx at the Walgreens. And UPS at an Advance Auto Parts store.

    USPS I will have held at the post office if I'm not going to be...
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    We have found at our uke club gatherings. that...

    We have found at our uke club gatherings. that it's a good idea to mention which version or recording of a song we're going to use as the basis for our playing.

    Everyone has a thought about how a...
  11. Thread: Martin wreck

    by Kenn2018
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    If the "Martin Wreck" in the first post was a...

    If the "Martin Wreck" in the first post was a laminate, I would say that the back was in contact with something damp for a long period of time and it was delaminating causing those long raised...
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    Very cool idea. I try to hold my tenors at...

    Very cool idea.

    I try to hold my tenors at about a 30 degree angle out away from me with the tail end against the side of my belly. And the neck angle at 45 degrees upwards.

    I play with a...
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    Hi Kealani. Welcome to the UU Forum. Enjoy...

    Hi Kealani. Welcome to the UU Forum.

    Enjoy your journey. It's a lot of fun.
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    Mike Pereira makes great acoustic and electric...

    Mike Pereira makes great acoustic and electric ukuleles.
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    It sounds as though you are talking about the...

    It sounds as though you are talking about the Martin Fluorocarbon Clear (600, 620, 630) strings. Or, are you referring to the Martin Premium Graphite Grey Polygut (605, 610, 625) strings that come...
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    Hi Joe, Cool that you decided to un-cloak. I...

    Hi Joe, Cool that you decided to un-cloak. I lurked for months before I started to participate.

    There is a Martin Ukulele Owners thread on Facebook if you are interested in using Facebook. It's...
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    That's a looker. Have fun.

    That's a looker. Have fun.
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    Love the inlay. Will you be doing a murder of...

    Love the inlay. Will you be doing a murder of crows? Or an unkindness of ravens?

    Great idea for your uke accents.
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    I believe the hourly rate is to design the custom...

    I believe the hourly rate is to design the custom touches for a buyer. For instance if the buyer wants roses or dragons inside the uke and on the fretboard, he will charge $120/hr to design a floral...
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    Wow! Very nice quilting in the mahogany. Great...

    Wow! Very nice quilting in the mahogany. Great looking IZ. Congratulations.

    Did they say what strings were on it? I'm assuming Martin brand 625 Graphite Grey Polygut (Nylon) Premium strings.
    ...
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    Stew Mac sells fret "erasers" to remove tarnish...

    Stew Mac sells fret "erasers" to remove tarnish from frets. Look like a regular rectangular (trapezoidal?) pencil eraser. And you use it on the fretwire to remove the tarnish and polish the metal. I...
  22. I'm wondering if a big rectangular hole in the...

    I'm wondering if a big rectangular hole in the side of the uke will cause structural problems? Like a sagging top. And maybe cracks in the sides from the corners.

    For some reason the British Comet...
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    Yep. I agree. One person's: "Awesome!" Is another...

    Yep. I agree. One person's: "Awesome!" Is another person's: "Meh."

    They came standard on some Collings Tenors; Kinnard Series 2 tenor; Cocobolo Tenor & the Martin 1T IZ.

    They work, but I think...
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    Welcome y'all. I hope you and your daughter enjoy...

    Welcome y'all. I hope you and your daughter enjoy your uke. It's a lot of fun.
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    My problem with them is pretty close to Besley's....

    My problem with them is pretty close to Besley's. You pull them out to disengage the gears. Then you get close to in-tune. Push it in, to re-engage the gears. You have to jiggle it to get the teeth...
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