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    Same notes in reverse order. Down is up, and up...

    Same notes in reverse order. Down is up, and up is down.

    John Colter.
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    1X02? I much prefer 444X. John Colter

    1X02? I much prefer 444X.

    John Colter
  3. Thread: Back again

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    Welcome back Crashsq. I too would like to get...

    Welcome back Crashsq. I too would like to get back to the things I enjoy, but I'm getting too old for it, so all I do is sing soppy love songs and play the ukulele.

    John Colter
  4. Thread: 11.11.11

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    "this was the exact moment World War II ended" ...

    "this was the exact moment World War II ended"

    Correction - it was the end of the first World War - also called "The Great War", or the war to end all wars. That didn't work out too well, did it?...
  5. Thread: Rough night.

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    I thought it was the story of my life. John...

    I thought it was the story of my life.

    John Colter
  6. Thread: 11.11.11

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    It's the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the...

    It's the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

    Remember?
  7. Thread: Rough night.

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    "Blue Christmas" is the only Xmas song I do. ...

    "Blue Christmas" is the only Xmas song I do.

    John Colter
  8. Thread: Brrrrrrrr!

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    Have another cup o' tea and wait til the roof is...

    Have another cup o' tea and wait til the roof is clear of frost. Then put your finger-less mittens on and get stuck in!

    John C.
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    Hey, back at ya! It's mid day where I am. So...

    Hey, back at ya! It's mid day where I am. So "good morning - and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night!"

    John Colter
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    In that case, you're on the home straight!:) ...

    In that case, you're on the home straight!:)

    John Colter
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    Bill - nail - head - Salute! John Colter

    Bill - nail - head - Salute!

    John Colter
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    So you are happy with the neck position in one...

    So you are happy with the neck position in one plane (call it horizontal) - how about the vertical?

    John Colter
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    There seems to be an assumption that a luthier...

    There seems to be an assumption that a luthier built uke will always sound better than a production line uke. It ain't necessarily so.

    The difference is in consistency of result. Consider a...
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    Pay a lot of attention to ensuring that the neck...

    Pay a lot of attention to ensuring that the neck angle is correct. Don't just assume that the pre-cut parts must align properly. The way the neck joins the body is possibly the most critical aspect...
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    That is just marvellous, Demetrius. I enjoyed it...

    That is just marvellous, Demetrius. I enjoyed it very much.

    John Colter
  16. I recently fitted a set of Nylguts - brand new,...

    I recently fitted a set of Nylguts - brand new, but about ten years old - to a soprano. They work just fine - nothing unusual about them.

    John Colter
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    In the second photo (above) the table top took me...

    In the second photo (above) the table top took me by surprise - until I remembered that the back isn't on yet!

    Senior moment!

    John Colter
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    Nice work! It's looking good. John Colter

    Nice work! It's looking good.

    John Colter
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    Jarmo, the problem is that your opinions seem to...

    Jarmo, the problem is that your opinions seem to be incontestable facts, and anybody else's are, well, just opinions. Of course, I could be wrong.:D

    John Colter.
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    Jarmo, I know how difficult it can be to deal...

    Jarmo, I know how difficult it can be to deal with ordinary people, when you are correct about everything. I have the same problem.

    That is just a factual statement.

    John Colter.
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    I bought my Snark in 2011. It is still all in one...

    I bought my Snark in 2011. It is still all in one piece, working perfectly. I also still have the Intelli IMT500 chromatic tuner that I bought about twelve years ago. The hinge still works, but the...
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    It's an E6 (Dbm7 or C#m7). However, in that E6,...

    It's an E6 (Dbm7 or C#m7). However, in that E6, the arrangement of the notes makes it a passable substitute for Emajor. Try playing any major chord and then its usual '6', alternately - some sound...
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    "You'll need to trim some excess off of the 4...

    "You'll need to trim some excess off of the 4 ends to allow them to fit in the jig"

    I've built seven ukes from Stew Mac kits and that's exactly right. Concentrate on getting the joint perfect at...
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    Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his...

    Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his best friend in the street?

    John Colter
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    I've read that human flesh tastes like pork. Long...

    I've read that human flesh tastes like pork. Long pig - that's us.

    John Colter
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