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  1. MJB

    My time on UU.

    I'm fairly new here and just came home for cancer hospice. I sorry things we not as we walked. Keep on
  2. MJB

    High Quality Friction Tuners to fit 7mm peg hole?

    Better picture.
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    Can anyone tell me what the dots on the fret board are for?

    It's the intervals in the scale. C=1=I F=4=IV G=5=V for a C major scale. For a G major scale it would be G,C,D. I IV V is a common chord progression. Lots of chord/scale info here: https://ukulele-chords.com
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    Review Martin 1T IZ

    IZ is my "go to" uke when I just want to play. I just got a 50s era Martin Soprano so that's getting attention at the moment. I put a Fremont Blackline low G on IZ as I prefer linear tuning on my ukes except for my Sopranos which I keep reentrant. This string is fitting in well with the Martin...
  5. MJB

    Dipping my toes in the Vintage pond.

    It's here! Got a few dings and one previous owner put his name on the inside back (look in the soundhole). It is in great shape as advertised. I brought it up to pitch and just played it for a few minutes. I'm going to let it sit overnight and play it some more tomorrow. Light as a feather and...
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    Review Martin 1T IZ

    This is my first Martin uke (I own 2 Martin guitars). The fit and finish are superb, which I expected. The uke is easy to play and the tone is inspiring. It came strung with Martin Polygut M625 gray strings. I've added a Fremont Black line low G string as I prefer low G on all my non-soprano...
  7. MJB

    Beginner Looking for beginner and intermediate ukulele buying guide

    Ohana makes a wide range of ukes. I'd contact MIM (largest Ohana dealer) and ask for her recommendation. She will do a great setup before it ships out. If you up the top end to $300 you can get some nice solid wood instruments. https://mimsukes.com
  8. MJB

    Instrument cable jack and side binding.

    Install complete. This is a KALA KA-B baritone uke. I'm running it into a ZOOM A1 four then into a Fender Rumble 15 bass amp. So far I'm very happy with this piezo.
  9. MJB

    Instrument cable jack and side binding.

    I'm going to add a piezo pickup to my KALA KA-B baritone uke. The cable jack is supposed to go where the end pin strap jack is located. I have to drill a 1/2" hole which is wider than the binding between the two sides of the body. Are there any issues with doing this? I don't want the binding...
  10. MJB

    Dipping my toes in the Vintage pond.

    Today I ordered a 1950s style O Martin. It's described as being in great condition with only some cosmetic scratches and no functional issues. I should have it late next week. 30 day trial so if I don't bond with it it goes back but I'm expecting good things. :D
  11. MJB

    Low G string for my Martin 1T IZ tenor.

    I would like your opinion for a low G string to replace the high g that came with the M625 set on my Martin IZ Tenor. No Aquila red and no wound strings please. Thanks! Mike
  12. MJB

    Review Roberts B16 Baritone Laotian Black & White Ebony

    Gorgeous! Would you provide a rough idea of the price? I understand that custom builds can vary greatly. Thanks!
  13. MJB

    Well I think I ordered "my" holy grail.

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    Well I think I ordered "my" holy grail.

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    Well I think I ordered "my" holy grail.

    Martin 1T IZ on order.
  16. MJB

    Buying Tips? Tenor or Baritone?

    Just get one of each. :p
  17. MJB

    Black strings users ... anyone?

    The Fremont blacklines really get lost on this one! Now that they're broken in I like everything about them. I think I have a new favorite.
  18. MJB

    Your choice for baritone strings (DGBE) with no wound strings.

    I have a KALA KA-B and would like to get rid of the Aquila Nylgut strings for a set of some other brand that has no wound strings. I see that Oasis and Worth have sets that meet that criteria. Your pick of these or something else?
  19. MJB

    Early Christmas present.

    From my son (guitar/bass player).
  20. MJB

    Arthritis - chords vs finger style

    Playing slide in open tunings is another option.
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