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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
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    I taught it a lesson.
    I think the sound hole goes on the other side.......
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    I went to a friend's house for a BBQ. Her brother plays the guitar, and we had a battle, guitar vs ukulele. We played a bunch of songs and each gave it our all. It was great fun.

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    After 5 days of stretching, I unwound and rewound the new strings on my UBass and cut off the extra...
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    probably cut off more in a couple weeks, especially the D and G strings...
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    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins | Fender Piha'eu - Worth Browns | Lanikai banjolele - Worth Browns
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Ohana CK-35-8 - Living Water | Kala KA-ACP-CT - Living Water, low G
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    After 5 days of stretching, I unwound and rewound the new strings on my UBass and cut off the extra...
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    probably cut off more in a couple weeks, especially the D and G strings...
    They look like they're made of licorice
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    Unwound and rewound the strings again and should be the last time, at least for a while, they are no longer winding back on themselves! Also, filed the sharp fret ends...
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    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins | Fender Piha'eu - Worth Browns | Lanikai banjolele - Worth Browns
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Ohana CK-35-8 - Living Water | Kala KA-ACP-CT - Living Water, low G
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe

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    Changed strings on the new 8-string today. Not looking forward to that again! For one thing, there's twice the number of strings as on a regular ukulele. For another thing, it has a slotted headstock, maybe it's just something different that I'm not used to, but it's a pain. Luckily, it has a string-through bridge, which is probably easier than a tie bridge. There was a little bead on the end of the strings with a knot, not too hard, but, of course I dropped one of the beads...nowhere to be found, I swept the whole dining, kitchen, hall, entry area, not a trace of that rascally little bead. So, I tied the 2, 4th strings to one bead, I'll probably find it somewhere, someday. Then 3 of the strings slipped on the tuner post. I've changed dozens of sets of strings and always just pulled the string tight, then back 2 frets and wound them on, no problem, until today! But, I got them to work finally. While the strings were off, I cleaned the fretboard on a brand new ukulele with some lemon oil, I used 2 paper towels and they were black! I couldn't believe how dirty it was!!! I guess expert setup doesn't include cleaning off the fretboard.

    Anyway, the uke came with Worth browns paired, except for there was a wound low G on it. I wanted all paired like the traditional Taropatch, so I put 2 sets of Living Water High G on it, so far, it sounds amazing!
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    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins | Fender Piha'eu - Worth Browns | Lanikai banjolele - Worth Browns
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Ohana CK-35-8 - Living Water | Kala KA-ACP-CT - Living Water, low G
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe

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    I played my greatest hits from a Mike Lynch book. I’m pleased to hear progress in both tabs and playing all over the fret board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTOEguy View Post
    I called Gold Tone and they walked me through and adjustment that got rid of the buzz in my resouke - and now it is brighter and louder as well.
    I have one of them. What was involved in the process? I haven't noticed any buzzing, but it would be good to know.

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    I put new strings on my Loprinzi Koa Tenor Model D (Living Water, first time for me) and what a wonderful sound now. So sweet/warm sound. Very well compensated strings!
    My spruce concert is now singing too. I didnt play it cause it was so bright that it hurt my ears.
    Thank you Ken for my replacement! Great customer service!

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    I'm finally beginning to sound decent playing clawhammer ukulele.
    I've been going at 'Cluck Old Hen' all day from Aaron Keim's Clawhammer Ukulele book.
    Driving my poor wife nuts in the process!
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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