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  1. Very nice! That's one of the prettiest ukes I've...

    Very nice! That's one of the prettiest ukes I've ever seen....
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    What a fun thread! I'd have to say the uke here...

    What a fun thread!
    I'd have to say the uke here that pleases my ear the most is my wife's mahogany Tiny Tenor. Unfortunately, for me, the scale is a bit long, so I'm not very good at playing it. She...
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    Wow, what a beautiful instrument. They don't seem...

    Wow, what a beautiful instrument. They don't seem at all overpriced, for what they are.
    Baz did a review of a Moon Bird a while back.
  4. Thread: Lute a lelee

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    Very unusual! Does it sound lute-y?

    Very unusual! Does it sound lute-y?
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    Congratulations! You're in good company, Lil Rev...

    Congratulations!
    You're in good company, Lil Rev has 2 of them.
  6. Wow, I never knew electric tenor guitars were a...

    Wow, I never knew electric tenor guitars were a thing!
    I learn something every day....
    A friend of mine who used to travel and sing with Burl Ives plays acoustic tenor guitar, among others. It's...
  7. Here's the latest thing, done by a TBUS member...

    Here's the latest thing, done by a TBUS member whom I know. 3D printed uke.
    109000
  8. Thread: Kealani Ukes

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    Sure seems like a ruse. Hawaiian handbuilt ukes...

    Sure seems like a ruse. Hawaiian handbuilt ukes don't sell for $30....
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    Dennis, I am so sorry to read this. Love and...

    Dennis,
    I am so sorry to read this. Love and Light to you and your dear wife. I hope you have a good hospice group there.
    They can really help.
    Take good care of yourself.
    cyber hugs,
    Nickie
  10. They just barely got a mention here, but it seems...

    They just barely got a mention here, but it seems to me that the

    UBass and its followers are quite a breakthrough.

    Very cool list. Great thread idea.
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    Wow, I wish I had the bread for this Barry Maz...

    Wow, I wish I had the bread for this Barry Maz says these are the best Martin copy soprano ukes made today.
  12. Thread: Today's Chuckle

    by Nickie
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    During my check-up I asked the Doctor, "Do...

    During my check-up I asked the Doctor,

    "Do you think I'll live a long and healthy life then?

    He replied, "I doubt it somehow. Mercury is in Uranus right now."

    I said, "I don't go in...
  13. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons,...

    His nurse, his wife, his daughter and two sons, are with him.

    He asks for two witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes. When all is ready he begins to speak:
    ...
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    Right, you can't go wrong with Kala and Ohana....

    Right, you can't go wrong with Kala and Ohana.
    You need to buy where (not Amazon) you can get the uke set up for her hands. You might try Mim's Ukes, online, she's very good at matching up the uke...
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    Oh, man, that red bass is very pretty. Might be...

    Oh, man, that red bass is very pretty. Might be my wife's BD present next fall....
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    Sorry you experienced the Martin Smith thing....

    Sorry you experienced the Martin Smith thing. That's the only "uke" (I hate calling it that) that I've ever seen Baz tear apart and burn. It even made very nasty smoke.
  17. Ryan, Welcome to UU. Your thumb should not be...

    Ryan, Welcome to UU.
    Your thumb should not be hurting like that. Take frequent breaks when you play. Use ice for pain, 15 to 20 minutes.
    Yes, be sure that not only are you not squeezing the neck...
  18. Thanks, great idea. I'm going to ask my voice...

    Thanks, great idea. I'm going to ask my voice coach to teach me to sing harmony.
  19. Have you tried a different octave? I know how...

    Have you tried a different octave?
    I know how you feel, most songs are too low for me, so I raise to the higher octave. Sometimes it doesn't work.
    I'm taking voice lessons, and have extended my...
  20. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the...

    My name is Alice, and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist.



    I noticed his DDS Diploma on the wall, which bore his full name.

    ...
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    I like it. Where do I vote?

    I like it. Where do I vote?
  22. All I know is a friend sold us her mahogany TT so...

    All I know is a friend sold us her mahogany TT so she could buy a rosewood/spruce model...
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    Congratulations. Yep, Donna builds with cherry...

    Congratulations.
    Yep, Donna builds with cherry wood, and it makes fabulous ukes.
    You can't go wrong with a LoPrinzi, they are impeccably built, and Donna is a real sweetie to deal with. I don't...
  24. Welcome back, and happy lurking!

    Welcome back, and happy lurking!
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    Harmony didn't build ukes out of rosewood, as far...

    Harmony didn't build ukes out of rosewood, as far as I know. The one we owned, and every other one I've seen was made of mahogany.
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