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  1. The article states that the guy that started the...

    The article states that the guy that started the "other" group originally wanted to franchise the UOGB, and once they said no, created his own. Plus, they conceded originally that they knew naming...
  2. Just saw this hit my FB feed. ...

    Just saw this hit my FB feed.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33363229

    Looks like the UOGB won its case.
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    Scale length of the instrument does play a...

    Scale length of the instrument does play a critical part in how strings feel and sound, as does the material used. I was really leery when the 5 string version came out, specifically for this reason....
  4. Oh geez, purists. Bring an electric bass to a...

    Oh geez, purists. Bring an electric bass to a bluegrass jam, or walk into a classical audition with a plywood string bass.




    Not so! Look up Michael Manring, Jonas Hellborg, Jared Lees, Mike...
  5. You can easily generalize this to some of those...

    You can easily generalize this to some of those music companies are just businessmen who don't play.

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    As for getting high level - or even proficient - musicians to come and...
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    I have the Koloa 550 baritone. I had the chance...

    I have the Koloa 550 baritone. I had the chance to try it out at Elderly Instruments, along with many other baritones, when I was looking at one. It won out due to the playability and overall tone of...
  7. Poll: We did something like that this year at the...

    We did something like that this year at the Mighty Uke Day in Lansing, MI in May. Chester handled some of the mechanics you mentioned, I spoke on strings (choosing them, stringing them up), etc.....
  8. They are, but most likely silvered-copper, due to...

    They are, but most likely silvered-copper, due to the softness of the metal. I'm actually surprised that they didn't have LaBella do a set of tapewound strings for this, since LaBella is really good...
  9. The biggest hurdle people have a problem with...

    The biggest hurdle people have a problem with when picking up ANY bass is the role it plays, over the notes. The mechanics are actually pretty easy; 95% of the time you're playing only one note...
  10. More than likely, the metal used on those strings...

    More than likely, the metal used on those strings is silvered copper, which is very soft. It's also the standard in classical guitar strings for the basses, and it is excellent for fretless...
  11. I'm first and foremost a bass player, most...

    I'm first and foremost a bass player, most regularly a six string electric. I hear all sorts of comments from people either trying to be clever, or honestly don't know they're being rude. At the end...
  12. Bump for new price. It's been sitting in its case...

    Bump for new price. It's been sitting in its case all this time; let's get it to a new home!
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    Without knowing the makeup of that particular...

    Without knowing the makeup of that particular string, I would advise against trying to tune a BEAD tapewound set to EADG on the smaller U-Bass. The strings themselves will probably tune up to that...
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    I agree. Most of the small practice amps are...

    I agree. Most of the small practice amps are really just afterthoughts, or an easy way for a company to extend their product line.




    There is that (having bought a couple of Rondo basses...
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    That's usually the spot where all of the...

    That's usually the spot where all of the companies can drastically cut cost; the quality of the electronics. And since the U-Bass and instruments like it really don't have a lot of options in terms...
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    All of the effect names are fairly straight...

    All of the effect names are fairly straight forward. Here's the extremely simplified rundown.

    Overdrive - overdrives the signal, given you a slightly distorted tone
    Distortion - more of that...
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    If your daughter asked if you can find a beater...

    If your daughter asked if you can find a beater guitar to keep at the house for her, find a beater guitar.

    If you want to get a guitalele for yourself to fiddle with and find out if it would work...
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    That's why every time I speak at ukulele...

    That's why every time I speak at ukulele festivals, I hold up a string and say "While many of you may say 'This is an A string,' I look at this and say 'This is a .022 clear nylon tie end string,...
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    If they fit the length, they should be fine. ...

    If they fit the length, they should be fine.

    Oftentimes, they're the same gauge string but just cut shorter. Or, (in the case of our H-10 set and H-T10 set), the soprano/concert gauges are...
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    Aside from me, I'm not sure anyone else knows....

    Aside from me, I'm not sure anyone else knows. Which I'm sure was your point.
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    As said in post #2, yes it does.

    As said in post #2, yes it does.
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    I've got a number of instructional books on my...

    I've got a number of instructional books on my iPad, as well as a TON of sheet music, stored in either ForScore or SongBook ChordPro. I also have a two drawer file cabinet full of older sheet music. ...
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    I grew up in Lansing; Elderly was my local music...

    I grew up in Lansing; Elderly was my local music store, which was good and bad (bad in that any other store paled in comparison).

    They have a large selection of ukuleles on display. One side of...
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    Sure. Many aren't that patient, or would like an...

    Sure. Many aren't that patient, or would like an immediate solution to this, however.
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    Part of it is technique, sure. However, this is...

    Part of it is technique, sure. However, this is an issue that classical musicians have dealt with for decades (since the combination of wound and smooth nylon strings usually makes the "squeakiness"...
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