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Cassie
09-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Hi guys, Thanks to Nickie, I'm officially cured of UAS! It's no longer bugging me. I'll still have to wait until Christmas but That's fine. She gave me a link to a site that sells ukes. I can show it to mom. Thank you all for trying to help. Especially to you, Nickie. Now I can sit back, relax and enjoy getting my uke. You all have tried so hard and I greatly appreciate it. I apologize once again for bugging you so much. It turned out to be a win win situation after all. If you have bought a uke, You can keep it to ease your own UAS.

Patrick Madsen
09-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Congrats. Guess I'll keep that Moore Bettah I was planning on sending you lol.

Cassie
09-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Thanks for trying to help. I'm officially cured now. I'll keep all of you in mind if it hits again. Don't worry. You're efforts will not be forgotten.

consitter
09-26-2015, 06:31 PM
Thanks for trying to help. I'm officially cured now. I'll keep all of you in mind if it hits again. Don't worry. You're efforts will not be forgotten.

No you're not. You'll soon get hit in the back of the head with another case.

Cassie
09-26-2015, 06:45 PM
I don't know about that. After Christmas, I'll be enjoying my first one. What do you mean I'm the devil?

consitter
09-26-2015, 07:40 PM
I don't know about that. After Christmas, I'll be enjoying my first one. What do you mean I'm the devil?

Nah. Even angels get hit with a backset of UAS.

It's universal.

kohanmike
09-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Cassie, that's consitter's standard signature, it's not specifically meant for you.

consitter
09-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Cassie, that's consitter's standard signature, it's not specifically meant for you.

Thanks, Mike. I didn't even get what she meant. I reckon I should say I'm Scott and not Tammy as well!!

UncleMoon
09-27-2015, 02:00 AM
Congrats. Guess I'll keep that Moore Bettah I was planning on sending you lol.

I'm not cured - I can PM you my address if you want. :p

Cassie
09-27-2015, 04:33 AM
OK. I didn't know what that meant. Sorry. I got it mixed up. My screen reader made it sound like it was in the same block.

Patrick Madsen
09-27-2015, 05:21 AM
On it's way Moon lol!

Cassie
09-27-2015, 06:19 AM
What's on it's way?

kohanmike
09-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Cassie, I just discovered that you're blind so misunderstanding posts now makes sense. Patrick Madsen was joking around with UncleMoon about giving away a very expensive Moore Bettah ukulele. UncleMoon wants to give Patrick his address in a private message (PM) where to send the uke.

Folks, when Cassie is involved in a thread, it would be a good idea to keep in mind that she's blind and to word your post so that her text verbalizer will make better sense out of it.

Cassie
09-27-2015, 09:02 AM
Thanks! That would help me more when I start learning the uke. You guys are so nice and I love it. I can listen to the audio in youtube videos and that's how I found the One i sent you a link to.

kohanmike
09-27-2015, 09:13 AM
Cassie, I don't know how efficient your software is, but you might try activating the "reply with quote" button before you create a reply, which will enter the specific post you're replying to.

Cassie
09-27-2015, 10:53 AM
Cassie, I don't know how efficient your software is, but you might try activating the "reply with quote" button before you create a reply, which will enter the specific post you're replying to.

OK that works. My software can read UU quite well.

Nickie
09-27-2015, 11:11 AM
Well, thanks Cassie, but I really don't deserve the credit. The credit goes to you for your patience and to every helpful person on UU, and to Mim's Ukes, our friend who is so easy and pleasant to work with. Tell her I said hi!
We were talking about a famous blind musician (Stevie Wonder) in church today, and how they often can hear music so well.
It made me think of you.
(PS, the only real cure to this addiction is "kicking the proverbial bucket")

Booli
09-27-2015, 01:45 PM
...I'm officially cured of UAS!

Sorry to break it to you Cassie, but this ain't never gonna happen.

UAS is a lifelong affliction, a grave disease and an all-consuming mental condition.

Many have tried, and many have died in the attempt, or they just gave in and got another uke.

There are some rumors, no LEGENDS of certain old-timers who are no longer on the UU forum, and the story is that they tried to quit UAS, but then after divesting themselves of their last uke, they were never heard from again, and the common wisdom is that they are considered either lost to the cosmos, or crossed-over to the Dark Side.

It's a bad path to assume you can be free of UAS, for that thinking is fraught with danger and dismay. I would recommend to avoid trying to cure UAS, unless you want the Dark Side to get you.....MUUUAAAAAHHH hAAAAA HHAAAA!





[just kidding of course] :shaka:

Cassie
09-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Sorry to break it to you Cassie, but this ain't never gonna happen.

UAS is a lifelong affliction, a grave disease and an all-consuming mental condition.

Many have tried, and many have died in the attempt, or they just gave in and got another uke.

There are some rumors, no LEGENDS of certain old-timers who are no longer on the UU forum, and the story is that they tried to quit UAS, but then after divesting themselves of their last uke, they were never heard from again, and the common wisdom is that they are considered either lost to the cosmos, or crossed-over to the Dark Side.

It's a bad path to assume you can be free of UAS, for that thinking is fraught with danger and dismay. I would recommend to avoid trying to cure UAS, unless you want the Dark Side to get you.....MUUUAAAAAHHH hAAAAA HHAAAA!





[just kidding of course] :shaka:

You watch too much star wars, LOL. I don't know. for now. It's quiet. I guess it's like giving radiation to cancer. It helps but never gets rid of the cancer completely. That's not completely unlike UAS. New ukes are like the radiation but it's no where near as dangerous.

DaveY
09-27-2015, 05:27 PM
I guess it's like giving radiation to cancer. It helps but never gets rid of the cancer completely. That's not completely unlike UAS. New ukes are like the radiation but it's no where near as dangerous.

That is a brilliant analogy. (I mean it.) (But I do not have a medical degree.)

Cassie
09-27-2015, 06:02 PM
That is a brilliant analogy. (I mean it.) (But I do not have a medical degree.)

By Christmas time, I'll begin my treatment.

consitter
09-27-2015, 06:29 PM
By the way Cassie, I am the devil that was referred to by Tammy in the quote in my signature area.

Cassie
09-27-2015, 06:35 PM
By the way Cassie, I am the devil that was referred to by Tammy in the quote in my signature area.

OK. Sometimes my Screen reader doesn't read it correctly and I think it's something in the block where the message is posted.

consitter
09-27-2015, 06:45 PM
OK. Sometimes my Screen reader doesn't read it correctly and I think it's something in the block where the message is posted.

Heh...I revealed how an episode of the walking dead turned out. That is why she called me the devil.

I laughed when she posted that. There is a chat thread here on the forum where we were talking about it.

Cassie
09-27-2015, 06:50 PM
Heh...I revealed how an episode of the walking dead turned out. That is why she called me the devil.

I laughed when she posted that. There is a chat thread here on the forum where we were talking about it.

OK. Just curious. At least I'm cured of UAS for now.

NatalieS
09-28-2015, 02:38 AM
I think we all laugh so much about "curing UAS" because we've all thought we were there before too, and it didn't work. I have been through over 20 ukuleles over the last 8 years, and each time I found a good one I felt satisfied... for a bit. The thing is, UAS nearly always comes back.

Tootler
09-28-2015, 03:00 AM
No such thing as cured. You might be in remission but there's no knowing when the itch will strike again and needs scratching.

Cassie
09-28-2015, 03:29 AM
No such thing as cured. You might be in remission but there's no knowing when the itch will strike again and needs scratching.

I'm getting one for Christmas and I'm pretty much cured for now.

Mivo
09-28-2015, 03:45 AM
I think we all laugh so much about "curing UAS" because we've all thought we were there before too, and it didn't work. I have been through over 20 ukuleles over the last 8 years, and each time I found a good one I felt satisfied... for a bit. The thing is, UAS nearly always comes back.

Very true. When I got the Barron River, I thought that would take care of UAS, at least as far as the tenor size was concerned. A couple months later, I found myself mostly reaching for my soprano (bit of prototype from the KPK factory), which is actually a nice instrument, but I ideally wanted something with more sustain in the upper frets. KoAloha seemed to make the sopranos that have the sound I was after, but their standard sopranos only have 12 frets. So I got the longneck version of the soprano pineapple.

And I love it. It's close to perfect (sound, feel, playability), but still, in the back of my head I now wonder about the KoAloha tenor, the KoAloha concert, the Otha-San, and also high-end sopranos from the other K brands! Not all at once, the pondering shifts and morphs from day to day. ;)

On the upside, I think once you've gone through the phase where you buy the relatively affordable stuff and your preferences take shape (can't really know what you want until you experience different things), and were exposed to higher quality ukes, spontaneous purchases slow down dramatically because they need to be planned and budgeted more carefully. (Doesn't apply to everyone, though, and there's the option of the endless buying/selling cycle, but I'm better at buying than selling. :p)

Cassie
09-28-2015, 04:09 AM
Very true. When I got the Barron River, I thought that would take care of UAS, at least as far as the tenor size was concerned. A couple months later, I found myself mostly reaching for my soprano (bit of prototype from the KPK factory), which is actually a nice instrument, but I ideally wanted something with more sustain in the upper frets. KoAloha seemed to make the sopranos that have the sound I was after, but their standard sopranos only have 12 frets. So I got the longneck version of the soprano pineapple.

And I love it. It's close to perfect (sound, feel, playability), but still, in the back of my head I now wonder about the KoAloha tenor, the KoAloha concert, the Otha-San, and also high-end sopranos from the other K brands! Not all at once, the pondering shifts and morphs from day to day. ;)

On the upside, I think once you've gone through the phase where you buy the relatively affordable stuff and your preferences take shape (can't really know what you want until you experience different things), and were exposed to higher quality ukes, spontaneous purchases slow down dramatically because they need to be planned and budgeted more carefully. (Doesn't apply to everyone, though, and there's the option of the endless buying/selling cycle, but I'm better at buying than selling. :p)

Like I told Nickie, I can almost hear that little Kala calling me. Yep, I'm wanting a Kala soprano for Christmas to start with. I hear that they are good quality beginner ukes.

k0k0peli
09-28-2015, 05:39 AM
The syndrome affects people variously. Yes, UAS may go into remission or even be 'cured' with the application of the proper dose of 'ukuleles -- one or more. Ah, that is the conundrum: what is the 'proper' dose? My own syndrome demands more concerts in various stringings, a better baritone, a charango and Venezuelan cuatro, and the franken-'ukes I plan to build.

My MAS is less severe mostly because there are fewer sizes and tunings of mandos to exhaust and they tend to cost more. But I still want a better A-type, and something in between mandolin and mandola size, and a resonator mando, and a bowlback. And I need to build more dulcimers. And I need a balalaika and a vihuela and... oh ratz, I am doomed. Shoot me now.

Cassie
09-28-2015, 06:01 AM
The syndrome affects people variously. Yes, UAS may go into remission or even be 'cured' with the application of the proper dose of 'ukuleles -- one or more. Ah, that is the conundrum: what is the 'proper' dose? My own syndrome demands more concerts in various stringings, a better baritone, a charango and Venezuelan cuatro, and the franken-'ukes I plan to build.

My MAS is less severe mostly because there are fewer sizes and tunings of mandos to exhaust and they tend to cost more. But I still want a better A-type, and something in between mandolin and mandola size, and a resonator mando, and a bowlback. And I need to build more dulcimers. And I need a balalaika and a vihuela and... oh ratz, I am doomed. Shoot me now.

Good Gracious! I wanted a Vihuela for a long time. Then I got transferred to the uke and now I'm stuck. I haven't received my first treatment yet but I will when the holidays get here. I'm hoping it will be a Kala. I have a feeling it will be. Why not build a Vihuela? You could probably do that. Vihuelas have 5 strings and 3 frets. I love Mariachi and that's how I learned about the vihuela.