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    I had that model until I had to downsize and I...

    I had that model until I had to downsize and I liked the Aquila red baritone strings. I did not experiment very much, but the red's sounded good .
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    Roy Wood in Dallas has seen a lot, no a really...

    Roy Wood in Dallas has seen a lot, no a really large number of baritones. I'd ask him. But none of those you mentioned (assuming you are not at the bottom of lines like Kala and Ohana), sound...
  3. I don't want to steal any business from Caramel...

    I don't want to steal any business from Caramel (actually I am looking at the solid acacia baritone electric as a possible buy), but the very economical Donner solid top tenor, with electrics, strap...
  4. I have some quite expensive ukes, but my very...

    I have some quite expensive ukes, but my very inexpensive Donner tenor -- the one with the solid mahogany top and electronics -- for $81 delivered is quite good. Had to do some filing at the nut,...
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    putting material from the DU books (as an...

    putting material from the DU books (as an example) into some form of an electronic reader will work for some, but not for me. I end up with lots of pencil marks in the paper DU book for things like...
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    I want people to hear how badly I play and don't...

    I want people to hear how badly I play and don't like the idea of a quiet ukulele that can be drowned out by my off key singing.

    That is what some will call a "Win-Win" situation!

    Ralph
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    Best sounding? To whose ears? For me, I seem...

    Best sounding? To whose ears?

    For me, I seem to default to mahogany with either Worth browns or Southcoast stings. Even my ultra cheap Donner solid mahogany top uke with browns sounds pretty...
  8. contact Soouthoast. They made tenor guitars for...

    contact Soouthoast. They made tenor guitars for nylon strings, so should be the best source
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    I am keepingmine. Right now it has a set of...

    I am keepingmine. Right now it has a set of Southcoast strings, tuned to Bb. REALLY LOUD. At the next open mike I think we will have to cut the instrument mike.
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    The Romeo Creations has, as I recall, a 1.5" nut....

    The Romeo Creations has, as I recall, a 1.5" nut. They are now making some models with laminate to cut the cost.
  11. Poll: I liked the Bb too

    I liked the Bb too
  12. Thread: headset mike

    by ralphk
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    headset mike

    The Emerson headset appears to be out of production and no longer available.

    Got any suggestions on a headset mike, with a cable and with a 1/4" jack?

    No preamp (although some lapel mikes have...
  13. This is a small brother to the AC33. Nothing...

    This is a small brother to the AC33. Nothing fancy, but keyed toward acoustic instruments. TGwo 1/4" and one sterio 1/8" jack inputs.
    ...
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    Thanks one and all Ralph

    Thanks one and all

    Ralph
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    songs for retirement villages

    I'm looking for some titles to songs to add to my collection of songs that are good for performing at retirement villages. Preferable up-beat or with some humor. Slightly risque is OK too

    Thanks...
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    little late for April 1 submittal

    little late for April 1 submittal
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    I'm keeping my Flea in the back of my SUV. I...

    I'm keeping my Flea in the back of my SUV. I expect (and hope) that it will survive the occasional high temperatures.
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    Southcoast ukes have some linear sets that I...

    Southcoast ukes have some linear sets that I like.

    Ralph
  19. my default strings are either Worth Browns, one...

    my default strings are either Worth Browns, one of the Southcoast Uke's string set* or right now, the baritone has Aquila Reds on it.

    * be sure to check out Southcoast
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    I don't have one of these (i do have 3 Pono's and...

    I don't have one of these (i do have 3 Pono's and think they are very good) but this might fit your needs perfectly. It is solid acacia with the top pickup, the Bagg 5.0. Spanish heel constuction,...
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    The industry can make some very thin 3 ply...

    The industry can make some very thin 3 ply laminates. such as 1/64" x 4' x 2' or 4'. When I was in the model building period, I got a lot of very thin 1' x 4' sheets. All this is solid -- no...
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    I started my retirement center program with...

    I started my retirement center program with simple, and more important, familiar songs, but I made up song sheets for them in the key of F. As you know, this is the most easily fingered pair or...
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    just like some of the Southcoast ukes string...

    just like some of the Southcoast ukes string sets. 2 wound, 2 plain Their wound strings are very polished.
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    This is an old thread, but I am getting a basic...

    This is an old thread, but I am getting a basic Flea and was looking for ideas. On my earlier Flea, I drilled a hole in the body (about 3/16") and fed a 1/8" leather into it, put a knot on it and...
  25. Thread: Bb TUNING:

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    I have a 19" scale baritone set at Bb and it is...

    I have a 19" scale baritone set at Bb and it is very nice for my voice.
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