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  1. anthonyg

    Nail wear

    A number of us suffer from weak and brittle nails, and then add in playing a lot and we do get nail wear. I go to my local nail salon and have the ladies reinforce my nails with acrylic which they paint on. It's not expensive. In Australia where I am the standard price is $5 per nail and I get 4...
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    What chord is 2030?

    Am7 is a definite option, yet I have no idea where the /G is coming from as the bass note is an A in standard tuning, not a G. Working on the A chord angle. Amaj is 2100 Amin is 2000 The open E string is the fifth, so, 2020 is Am6 in this context, and 2030 is Am7.
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    What chord is 2030?

    In the context of 2020 being the "Hawaiian" D7, 2030 is a D7sus4, and those two chords work together well. I use this combination in a couple of songs at least.
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    Fret Interference vs. Buzz

    I've shimmed up a few nuts by simply cutting a piece of business card to size. I don't even bother gluing it in. Experiment yourself. I can't pick a difference in sound between having a piece of card under the nut or not.
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    Does a slotted headstock have any bearing on sound difference vs solid headstock?

    My understanding is that the technical reason/advantage of slotted headstocks is the greater string break angle over the nut that it allows. Guitar luthiers are trained to be very serious about getting the right string break angle over the nut and saddle. This is all assuming that the headstock...
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    New Uke Day (NUD) Amazing find! Late 60s early 70s Kamaka HF-1D!

    OK, well there you go, it could be either. Or both.
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    New Uke Day (NUD) Amazing find! Late 60s early 70s Kamaka HF-1D!

    I'm not quite sure why "badhabits" picked out this point, yet it is an issue that has generated some debate in the builders section of late. Historically, ukuleles were built with necks set flat to the body, and in the picture with the neck on the table, you can clearly see its set flat on this...
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    Fret sprout, when to expect

    Frets start sprouting, yet you don't notice it. Frets keep on sprouting yet you still don't notice it. Suddenly, you do notice it.
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    A#maj7 instead of A#

    The 2 chords have different fundamental sounds. One is major, the other is dominant.(sorry, that's wrong. It's a major 7, not dominant 7) Still, If you want easier fingering., just play the triad, and dampen the top string.
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    Set of strings for a EAC#F# tuning with a Low E

    E,A,C#,F# with low E, is my standard tuning on a tenor ukulele these days, and there are two ways to string it that both work fine. Standard Low G Tenor strings of your choice with tune down to E,A,C#,F# without any problems. I also use Standard Baritone D,G,B,E strings tuned E,A,C#,F# as well...
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    Baritone ukulele scale question.

    It's good that you know of Mann instruments already. Have you actually played a 20" scale instrument, and why don't they work for you, or why do you believe that they won't work for you if you haven't?
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    Baritone ukulele scale question.

    If you're going custom, solid body electric, then the World is your oyster. Anything goes. As you have found, maybe a Tenor guitar is the thing for you. Regarding pickups, some builders do use blade style pickups and custom string spacing. Check out a builder by the name of Jonathan Mann...
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    the benefits of lower tuning

    Yes, you can do this, yet there are two sides to the coin. As well as just playing g,C,E,A, chords as written, you can also just play baritone/guitar chords as written. (EDIT): Assuming E,A,C#,F# tuning. If its ukulele chords then you will be transposing down 3 semitones. If its guitar chords...
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    the benefits of lower tuning

    Yes. My standard tuning for a tenor ukulele is -3 semitones. E,A,C#,F#, and I never looked back.
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    How do you organize your loose sheet music?

    I should say that I have a few songs on paper with simple chords in a 2 ring binder from 40 years ago, yet these days, any new song charts are only kept by me as internet bookmarks. I perform from memory. If a song isn't in memory, it has to be practiced at home, referencing a computer, until...
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    Romero Creations in Melbourne Australia

    OK, I just had a look myself at the website https://guitargallery.com.au/ and the 7 listed are not all there. There was a Grand Tenor in Koa, a tiny tenor which may be the mango one listed, and a couple of Concerts that I didn't pay that close attention too.
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    Romero Creations in Melbourne Australia

    I live in the Canberra area, yet I visit Melbourne regularly to visit family. I bought my Wise ukulele from the Guitar Gallery a few years ago.
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    Romero Creations in Melbourne Australia

    I've just visited The Guitar Gallery on Johnston St Fitzroy, and they had 4 Romero Creations for sale if anyone is interested. The owner of the store seemed interested in doing a deal before Christmas, yet I'm sure they will not all sell that quickly.
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    Kala NSL-KOA-T Revelator Tenor - REVIEW

    EDIT: A thread merge makes my post seem out of place. I was replying to Jerryc41. Meh. The premise of this thread (EDIT: now a post) seems out of kilter. Mercedes Benz cars are ridiculously expensive for what they are as far as I'm concerned, yet many people buy them, so what do I know? Or...
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    How do you organize your loose sheet music?

    3 ring binders? pfft! Luxury. When I were a lad, we used 2 ring binders. A two ring hole punch is small and cheap.
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