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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggy View Post
    As acmespaceship alluded to, everything sounds better on a heavily overcast day when it it could rain at any moment, but it just doesn't.

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    I read a couple of scientific articles about sound waves and how they are affected by different atmospheric conditions and things like humidity in the air has a measurable effect. I was not reading it though in regards to ukuleles, but the principles are the same I would imagine.

    Last evening I went to play with a strum a long group that I attend most every week, and I would swear that it sounded like my uke was out of tune. So every once in a while I would venture over where all my gear was laying and check the tuning. Every time it was spot on. I don't know what the deal was with that, but it threw me off all evening.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    I read a couple of scientific articles about sound waves and how they are affected by different atmospheric conditions and things like humidity in the air has a measurable effect. I was not reading it though in regards to ukuleles, but the principles are the same I would imagine.

    Last evening I went to play with a strum a long group that I attend most every week, and I would swear that it sounded like my uke was out of tune. So every once in a while I would venture over where all my gear was laying and check the tuning. Every time it was spot on. I don't know what the deal was with that, but it threw me off all evening.
    I Hate to imply this, but have you had the straightness of the neck checked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    I Hate to imply this, but have you had the straightness of the neck checked?
    No I haven't, but it looks pretty straight to me. I'm pretty sure it was operator error.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    No I haven't, but it looks pretty straight to me. I'm pretty sure it was operator error.
    I certainly hope so. I found that one of mine, which looks straight, is warped. IT won't stay in tune when fretted, and there's no hope for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    I certainly hope so. I found that one of mine, which looks straight, is warped. IT won't stay in tune when fretted, and there's no hope for it.
    I'll check it.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Last night I couldn’t seem to get the ukulele I wanted to play in tune. Some strings flat and others sharp. I wondered if this might be a hint I should replace the batteries in the tuner, or maybe the ukulele was telling me to play another ukulele. I tried another ukulele and it was more co-operative.

    I do have another tuner but it seems to be flat by several cents in comparison to the CPM I usually use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    I certainly hope so. I found that one of mine, which looks straight, is warped. IT won't stay in tune when fretted, and there's no hope for it.
    I usually don't try to blame my own shortcomings on my defenseless ukulele, but you got me nervous. But after a morning of checking every thing on the uke, I can assure you that the ukulele is holding up its end of the bargain. The problem is with me.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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