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  1. LorenFL

    Compensated saddles: High g vs Low G

    Yeah, it goes all kinds of wonky. You can recompensate the saddle for the Low G, but you might also need to comp the nut (in addition to widening the slot) to get it right. Of course, what is "right"? I've never found a definitive answer to that question. How good is your ear? Do you need it to...
  2. LorenFL

    Songs with girl's names

    Wow! I knew there were a lot. There are way more than I even thought! Couple thoughts: 1. I'm gonna need to find a day and a half to go through this list and listen to the ones I'm not familiar with (and re-listen to some of the ones that I know that are really cool) 2. A Boy Named Sue is...
  3. LorenFL

    Songs with girl's names

    I'm one of those people with a head full of music. Generally not much that's "new", but pretty much everything I've heard over the past 56 years is rattling around in there somewhere. And the catchier it is, the more it's going to come to the surface in the form of an ear-worm. An extremely...
  4. LorenFL

    Ask the person after you a random question

    I'm not one to celebrate birthdays of people that I don't know. George is only my third favorite Beatle, anyway. What's your favorite card game?
  5. LorenFL

    Fire Destroys Mississippi John Hurt Museum

    I was just listening to some John Hurt. I love his style. Both playing and singing.
  6. LorenFL

    Down- tuning a soprano uke to F-Bb-D-G

    I just call it Low E.
  7. LorenFL

    My Squeaky metal-wrapped Low G drives me crazy- solutions?

    Changing the offensive string is the obvious solution. I think they make smooth or flat-wound strings if you want to try that. And, of course, non-wound strings. I thought the Aquila Reds had a weird texture, too... in addition to being absurdly fragile. Reading your thoughts about blisters and...
  8. LorenFL

    Ask the person after you a random question

    I wish I played ukulele. Hah! What's the oldest, silliest memento that you've kept? I have a small cedar box that I've had since I was in middle school that has a lot of stupid stuff in it. I don't think I've added anything to it since much after high school, but it's always on my dresser in my...
  9. LorenFL

    Down- tuning a soprano uke to F-Bb-D-G

    Here ya go. Low E tuning on a Soprano. Playing is sloppy, pure noodling on a soprano when I'm used to playing a concert, and phone has crappy sound. But, it works.
  10. LorenFL

    Down- tuning a soprano uke to F-Bb-D-G

    I just pulled the Bruko off the wall and checked it. It's 30-50 cents flat from normal Low G GCEA tuning. I'm gonna guess that I had it tuned GCEA and just haven't touched it in several months. I just brought it to GCEA spec. Dang, this thing has good intonation! The Low G of off at the nut, of...
  11. LorenFL

    Down- tuning a soprano uke to F-Bb-D-G

    "Floppier" strings, as much as I love them, won't generate a more clear note. I think a tighter string will give a clearer note, but you do have to pluck it (or strum it) harder. I'm tuned down to E with a low "G" and a custom set of strings that gives me about the lightest tension I can get...
  12. LorenFL

    Ask the person after you a random question

    I used to hand wax my car. Now, I just try to keep it in the garage when I'm not driving it, and hope that the dust doesn't get too thick! I don't even like washing a car any more, much less waxing it. Do you think there will be a shortage of "old family photos" 50 years from now? I think so...
  13. LorenFL

    I wrote a poem for a friend of mine who passed away.

    Yeah, I was thinking the same. If you're concerned about it not being perceived correctly, just give it an introduction. Maybe acknowledge that it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but that your friend would have liked it! Grief is a funny thing. There are no rules.
  14. LorenFL

    I wrote a poem for a friend of mine who passed away.

    Voran, it's not self-indulgent to experience grief and express it in whatever way works for you. I think you should post it on her FB page for her friends and family to see. Whether it's "their style" or not, they will be moved to know that you cared enough to write it.
  15. LorenFL

    Someone help. PLEASE.

    Details. How old is the laptop? Brand? How old is the mouse? Brand? What kind of mouse? A corded USB mouse (not likely, but possible... my wife still uses one)? A Bluetooth mouse? A mouse that uses a USB transmitter? If it's a BT mouse, then it's either the BT transmitter in the laptop, or...
  16. LorenFL

    Ask the person after you a random question

    I can't resist the "fastest car" question. back about 10 years ago, I was in the market for a car. Mainly because I was bored with the car that I had. I do that sometimes. And, while I'm a "sports car guy", I generally drive slow cars like Miatas. I came to the conclusion that I've not owned a...
  17. LorenFL

    What is an unpopular/controversial opinion you have regarding the ukulele?

    I use a phone app for a tuner when I got tired of dead batteries in my dedicated tuners. And I only use the tuner when something sounds off. Amazingly (to me), when I think something sounds off, I'm right. I don't change strings once I've got a set broken in and I like how they sound, I've...
  18. LorenFL

    Low G is overwhelming other strings

    I find myself agreeing with Ripock a lot. He's more musically theoretical than I am, but we otherwise share a lot of the same feelings/opinions/habits regarding playing the uke. So... "what he said". I also found the Low G to be "boomy" when I first started out. I'm sure there's at least one...
  19. LorenFL

    Skipping Jams

    I can't even be bothered to look for a jam to go to. Nothing wrong with being a little introverted. You do you!
  20. LorenFL

    Ask the person after you a random question

    Climate change hasn't made it snow here yet. No plans to watch the Super Bowl, but my wife is tied up working today (and possibly tomorrow) because of it. She works for the Nielsen TV ratings company. The Super Bowl is a BIG DEAL in that business! Who's playing the Super Bowl half-time show...
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