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    Hey brother. Glad to see you still here. Wife and...

    Hey brother. Glad to see you still here. Wife and family are doing great. Daughter is out of college now, and off on her own and doing very well. We relocated back to Texas a couple years ago. I...
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    Hello from Texas

    Hey guys. It's been a long time since I have posted. I was just thinking about years ago, and wondered if any of the old crew was still here. I just wanted to stop in and say "Hi" to my old friends...
  3. Thread: String Life?

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    Fluorocarbons seem to last longer than nylgut...

    Fluorocarbons seem to last longer than nylgut strings to me. I have to change out the nylguts on the concert about once a year because they start to sound "dead". I have fluorocarbons on my sopranino...
  4. Thread: Why no sustain

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    I wish I knew the science of it myself. I have my...

    I wish I knew the science of it myself. I have my favorite solid mahogany concert scale uke which was made by Bruce Wei. Had it for years, and love the sustain it has. It has more sustain than any...
  5. I tend to just overlook any pain. I have...

    I tend to just overlook any pain. I have arthritis very bad, and just deal with it. I am blessed with having a high pain tolerance which is a blessing though. I have played guitar and bass since the...
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    That is gorgeous though. Somebody should buy...

    That is gorgeous though. Somebody should buy that, and make a toilet seat out of it.. lol
  7. Thread: Name That Uke!

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    I like #3 by a small margin (between 1 & 3). #3...

    I like #3 by a small margin (between 1 & 3). #3 just sounds warmer to me which has always been my preference. That said, I would assume that is the Mahogany Martin?

    They all sound nice for...
  8. Thread: Fret Decals

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    I tried some on a uke I had a few years ago, just...

    I tried some on a uke I had a few years ago, just to see if they got in the way. They did look like real inlay and gave the markers a cool look (mine were little turtles). They were very thin, so...
  9. BTW:Post some pictures of that thing. I've always...

    BTW:Post some pictures of that thing. I've always wanted one, but would love to see pictures of it.
  10. I would leave it as is if it were mine. Gibson...

    I would leave it as is if it were mine. Gibson used Nitrocellulose lacquer. If you use it, do use a respirator, because that is some pretty nasty stuff, which is why it isn't used much anymore. The...
  11. Im not a pro in the sound science of tone woods...

    Im not a pro in the sound science of tone woods etc, but I do know wood fairly well. I can't help but believe that new growth, and old growth woods for instruments would greatly effect the sound and...
  12. Thread: A Uke Warning

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    yeah, you forgot to mention, "Financial distress...

    yeah, you forgot to mention, "Financial distress due to side effect of UAS..." ;)
  13. Thread: Uke body types

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    Found some old pictures of the heater I made to...

    Found some old pictures of the heater I made to bend sides. Had very little money in it. Just made with scrap stuff I had laying around. Took the guts out of a heat gun, and put them in the big pipe...
  14. Thread: Uke body types

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    For what it is worth, bending sides isn't as hard...

    For what it is worth, bending sides isn't as hard as it would seem. Patients, and finesse is your friend in bending them. I didn't have all the specialized tools, and skills as a professional would,...
  15. Thread: Uke body types

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    I have no idea, but just chiming in my thoughts....

    I have no idea, but just chiming in my thoughts. I know there is a science to it, as many professional Luths learn, and know. But, in my amateur mind, I would think the sound would resonate off of...
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    Well damn. Whatever the reason, it is a shame...

    Well damn. Whatever the reason, it is a shame because love him or hate him, he is a very valuable resource. And actually a legend really in the building world. He was tough on me like I mentioned,...
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    Is Rick Turner still around the forum?

    I was wondering if Rick was still around? Being a hobbyist making Ukes several years ago, Rick was kinda rough on me, but, him being a re-known professional, I understood and respected why. Even...
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    I also think for a first time just get a kit. Ya...

    I also think for a first time just get a kit. Ya might also think about just building one out of a cigar box (Cigar Box Uke). I thought about a kit once, but personally, I wanted to learn more about...
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    I am not a "Luth", but have built several years...

    I am not a "Luth", but have built several years ago and did some reading. So, take what I say with a grain of salt. The 12th fret is the midway measurement for the scale. If you took a uke you have...
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    The measurement you are needing to start with is...

    The measurement you are needing to start with is the "scale". Once you have the scale you are wanting, that will determine how long the fret board will be, then figure out the body, and whatever the...
  21. Thread: Wavin....

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    Stan Bruddah. Is that you? When did ya do a...

    Stan Bruddah. Is that you? When did ya do a screen name change? I must get out more.. lol
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    Doing good. Living happy back in Texas. We...

    Doing good. Living happy back in Texas. We finally moved back home to Texas about a year ago. Had to get out of those cold harsh winters of Michigan due to my health issues. Still plucking along on...
  23. Thread: Wavin....

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    Wavin....

    Just stopping by to say hey to my old friends here. I lurk several times a week, but haven't posted in a long time, so thought I would say "Hey"...
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    I have always been very "scent" oriented myself....

    I have always been very "scent" oriented myself. I tend to sniff & smell anything and everything, this included my Ukes. Funny thing is, my grandkids are also, and tend to sniff anything they pick...
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    Just play what ya like and have fun. My sizes of...

    Just play what ya like and have fun. My sizes of choice is a sopranino, and Concert. I have no idea why people would say Soprano is hard to play. I played Soprano almost exclusively. Its not a "size...
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