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    I have joined two uke groups locally, one an older generation group where they are mostly pensioners, there is already a bass uke player there so I swap between uke and bass. The other group is a more mixed age group and a little more focused, I play bass all the while in that one.

    Have recently changed strings from Aquilla Thunder Reds to Kala UBass Silver wound strings. I found the intonation was going out after the 5th fret. I did like the rubber feeling of the Aquillas, but I feel more at home with the Silvers. The intonation is so much better and they feel almost identical to normal roundwound bass guitar strings. Having played with Rotosound Swing bass or DR Fat Beams all my playing life, the Kala strings are a tad more slippery. They do have quite a lot of string noise when fresh. Had them on for a month and its wearing off a little, but there's still a fair bit of finger squeak :-)

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    Steve, so sorry about your illness! I, too, am a bass player that enjoys the Uke. Is so easy to manage, travel with, and play....Just a delightful instrument.

    Welcome to UU.
    Sopranos: Martin 0XK, Gretsch G9100
    Concerts: Ibanez UEWT5E
    Tenors: Kala KA-SRT-CTG-E (Kala Solid Cedar top Rosewood)
    Basses: too many!

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    A warm bear hug welcome Steve. Very sorry to hear about your diagnosis! I find your attitude very inspirational. I certainly share your zest and love for the ukulele having discovered it only 5 months ago myself. Music has always been my greatest love as well, but I had set it aside for the better part of a decade. The uke has reawakened my passion for music, and I find myself happier and friendlier to my fellow man these days Keep plucking and strumming sir!

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    Welcome to UU Steve.
    All the best,
    Campbell

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    Thank you all so much for the warm welcome. :-)

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    Welcome to UU! I'm new too and it's a friendly and welcoming mine of information and madness!
    Soprano:Caramel CS400A, Makala Waterman Transparent Ice
    Concert:Caramel CC102A
    Tenor:Kmise Solid Mahogany Top, Baton Rouge V2-T8 Sun 8 String
    First Uke: Mahalo U2K Soprano (the one that started it all!)
    Other Instruments: Mandolin, Didge, Harmonica, Bodhran
    Wish List Kala Ka-SLNG

    A Ukulele is a way of life, not just for Christmas!

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    Thank you!

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    Welcome aboard.
    Keith M --> likes a long neck - & baritone.

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    Thank you!

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