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    I have found that most amplifiers, to include the...

    I have found that most amplifiers, to include the battery powered Roland AC-33 and mixers like the battery powered Behringer Xenix 1002B need a preamp to power their inputs to maximize their...
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    That's awesome, Choirguy. I've gifted well over a...

    That's awesome, Choirguy. I've gifted well over a two hundred 'ukulele, all soprano, to local schools, friends and family well over a decade. I used to personally setup all the instruments before...
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    I enjoy Booli's thoughts and reviews. I've...

    I enjoy Booli's thoughts and reviews. I've purchased dozens of Mitchell MU40's when Guitar Center has them on sale for $29 bucks. I test each one out in the store by tightening them with my P38 and...
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    Not on mine, Mike. My large forearms fit in the...

    Not on mine, Mike. My large forearms fit in the sound hole far enough to reach the strings.
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    The Mitchell MU40 is your 'ukulele and the Bonsai...

    The Mitchell MU40 is your 'ukulele and the Bonsai soprano gig bag are your ticket, mctot!
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    I agree. If you're using a PC, download Apache...

    I agree. If you're using a PC, download Apache Office which is open source freeware that was originally developed on Sun Micro System's UNIX platform. Also download their plug ins. This software is...
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    No, Mike, the batteries install in an easy access...

    No, Mike, the batteries install in an easy access compartment on the outside of the U-Bass by the 1/4" output jack. It uses two watch batteries. The on board tuner really helps getting the U-Bass...
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    I just received my Carlo Robelli U-Bass after...

    I just received my Carlo Robelli U-Bass after over 2 months on back order from Sam Ash. It's playable out of the box and has built in 3 band EQ and digital tuner and volume control. Mine has frets (...
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    Anthony, I personally own and perform with both...

    Anthony, I personally own and perform with both the Roland AC-33 and Bose S1 Pro and do not receive complaints from my audiences on either. I also busk and have for decades. I will be 70 this year. I...
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    My Roland AC-33 does not produce near the audio...

    My Roland AC-33 does not produce near the audio quality of my Bose S1 Pro, Anthony. I've never received negative comments on my amplified sound from anyone and always leave gigs with respectable...
  11. Thread: Amp cords

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    Livewire cords have free lifetime replacement. In...

    Livewire cords have free lifetime replacement. In two decades I've used that warranty exactly once. That is also a testament to their reliability. Sound quality deteriorates immensely after 18', so...
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    We have cities here that have noise ordinances,...

    We have cities here that have noise ordinances, where amplification does not work. We also have beach communities where loud motorcycles and cars are also passing by and you will not be heard without...
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    The wall wart for the Xenix 1002B mixer has 2...

    The wall wart for the Xenix 1002B mixer has 2 outputs - 16VAC and 3VAC, Booli. A 12VDC battery could be used with a sinewave inverter, but that would add to weight and trips to the car. I have plenty...
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    Here's Melody Guy and Mark Chippeur playing and...

    Here's Melody Guy and Mark Chippeur playing and singing through a Bose S1:

    https://www.facebook.com/melody.guy.12/videos/10155587270308175/
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    My latest battery powered PA system uses a Bose...

    My latest battery powered PA system uses a Bose S1 Pro and a Behringer Xenix 1002B 9 channel battery powered mixer. I get about 6 hours on a charge at loud volume on the S1 Pro and about 3 hours on...
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    +1 for soprano. Tenor can be a stretch and also...

    +1 for soprano. Tenor can be a stretch and also an arthritis irritant. I call it "the joys of maturing". Ric
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    +1 for Rondo Music. I've been ordering gear from...

    +1 for Rondo Music. I've been ordering gear from them for a long time. I remember when they shut their doors and also when they reopened as an online store only. They setup all their instruments....
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    http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Com...

    http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Components_and_Parts/Jacks/Fishman_Switchjack_Endpin_Jack.html
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    Joe and Kristen Souza are a sweet couple and...

    Joe and Kristen Souza are a sweet couple and their sustainable koa forest is worth millions. If you watch the entire video, you will see how many 'ukulele they sell and it's staggering. Their lower...
  20. I have played many of Hank's 'ukulele at local...

    I have played many of Hank's 'ukulele at local kanikapila and festivals and he is a top notch local luthier. Ric
  21. Thread: ASCAP blues

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/29/surprise-you-may-soon-be-able-to-sing-happy-birthday-on-film-without-being-sued/?utm_term=.d17d5caaae2d
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    I second this choice. The 'ukulele is a 12 fret...

    I second this choice. The 'ukulele is a 12 fret octave instrument the same as a guitar. This is a great book for musical mind stimulation. Ric
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    PA50's have phantom power, but it is 15V. Ric ...

    PA50's have phantom power, but it is 15V. Ric

    http://www.powerwerks.com/manuals/pw50_owners_manual.pdf
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    As a performing musician for 6 decades and a...

    As a performing musician for 6 decades and a professional sound engineer with my own sound and lighting company, I focus more on amplification and microphones for a more natural amplified sound. I do...
  25. I perform and sing along with my stained black...

    I perform and sing along with my stained black Ovation Applause acoustic electric UAE20 and have earned thousand$$$$$$$$$ with this fine instrument. There is no upgrade, though there are many fine...
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