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Booli
05-15-2016, 02:02 PM
YUP, that's right - I admit it.

I am an obsessed player of the ukulele, and can never have enough - I realized that my compulsion will never be satisfied, until I have at lease ONE OF EACH, of ALL the THINGS, related to UKULELE.

Spring cleaning?
Downsizing?
Feel guilty that it gets little or no play time?
Got ukulele CDs you never listen to any more?
Got any music books just gathering dust?
Tenor is neglected since you got hooked on sopranino?

Become totally guilt-free and send it all to me, where I will cherish and care for it until the end of time.

Please carefully pack and ship your items to the address enclosed or inquire within for further details.

All donations will be carefully and meticulously handled and stored in a climate-controlled and hermetically sealed environment when not in use.

Payment to you will be in the form of my eternal gratitude and friendship, and when Providence manifests itself, payback in proper karma.

Mahalo!

Booli


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(FYI: this is only HALF tounge-in-cheek and satire of UAS, which runs deep for many, and is defined in quite a few different ways depending what opinion you are reading)

This is only a joke, until (and if, and it's a BIG if) folks actually send me anything.

Donations gladly accepted, but I will still be very happy if this post has only made you laugh, but please dont hate me, as I'm only trying to be funny here. :)

Nickie
05-15-2016, 02:27 PM
Booli, when I am so rich that I don't need them anymore, you can have all my back issues of Ukulele Magazine, all the strings I take off my ukes, and my tuners when they break, and all the sheet music of the songs I know by heart.
Funny guy.....

Booli
05-15-2016, 02:41 PM
Booli, when I am so rich that I don't need them anymore, you can have all my back issues of Ukulele Magazine, all the strings I take off my ukes, and my tuners when they break, and all the sheet music of the songs I know by heart.
Funny guy.....

Nickie - thanks ever so much for thinking of me. You know I love you, right? :)

Nickie
05-15-2016, 03:42 PM
:nana:
oh yeah....
no problemo!

kvehe
05-15-2016, 03:45 PM
Don't forget tuners.

mm stan
05-15-2016, 04:30 PM
dang an self admitted hoarder.. never ever heard of one.. :) you can send me the over flow if you don't have room Booli :)

spongeuke
05-15-2016, 05:10 PM
What, no Ukulele themed Hawaiian Shirts wanted?

Uke man
05-15-2016, 05:24 PM
What, no Ukulele themed Hawaiian Shirts wanted?


Well okay, I'll take those if large or x large.

farmerjones
05-15-2016, 05:49 PM
'bout to say... I thought you were totally hooked on your Fluke.

To be honest though, I'm thinking of selling one of mine!

kohanmike
05-15-2016, 07:58 PM
You should have caught me two years ago when I went through 16 ukes in a year. But now I have an alternate place to give them, the Ukulele Kids Club ((plug them whenever I get the opportunity, see my signature). With only about a year of bass behind me, I'm still accumulating bass ukes, so nothing for you there.

igorthebarbarian
05-15-2016, 09:03 PM
I always liked Hoarders on A&E. Too bad they can't reboot it for UAS!

Croaky Keith
05-15-2016, 09:19 PM
No hoarder problem here, they all get a turn! :)

Might be running out of storage space, but then I remembered that I could hang them from the ceiling, so plenty more room for UAS. :D

photoshooter
05-16-2016, 12:53 AM
Wait a minute Booli...
You mean we're allowed to have more than one uke!!!!

Oh boy this is a game changer.
;)

Booli
05-16-2016, 09:13 AM
Wait a minute Booli...
You mean we're allowed to have more than one uke!!!!

Oh boy this is a game changer.
;)

Thankfully there is no restricted allotment of musical instruments enforced by govt authorities or otherwise in the USA, yet. :D

For me would be a bare minimum of 6 ukes in the following configurations:

Tenor in both high and low G, i.e. both re-entrant and linear tunings of GCEA (C6)
Baritone in both high and low D, i.e. both re-entrant and linear tunings of DGBE (G6)
Tenor in linear fifths tuning of CGDA (mandola, viola, tenor guitar, plectrum banjo)
Baritone in linear fifths tuning of GDAE (mandocello, cello, Irish tenor banjo)

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But alas, I have not counted the permutations with different tonewoods, nor concert and soprano scale lengths.

Also not included here are 'solid-body' electric variations for silent night-time practice in headphones or for travel...

Booli
05-18-2016, 01:42 PM
Don't forget tuners.

Yes, TUNERS as well. Thanks!

What, no Ukulele themed Hawaiian Shirts wanted?

of course. I'll take them. :)

You should have caught me two years ago when I went through 16 ukes in a year. But now I have an alternate place to give them...I'm still accumulating bass ukes, so nothing for you there.

Thanks Mike! Maybe next time. :)

cml
05-19-2016, 08:06 AM
I actually threw a uke in the trash the other day, my first uke at that. I was planning to scavenge it for the tuners etc, but my wife emptied the trash when I didnt notice :P.
(I had dropped the uke and it had several large cracks as a result)

Booli
05-19-2016, 08:15 AM
I actually threw a uke in the trash the other day, my first uke at that. I was planning to scavenge it for the tuners etc, but my wife emptied the trash when I didnt notice :P.
(I had dropped the uke and it had several large cracks as a result)


OH NOES!

not to make you feel bad........but

Tuners, neck, freboard, bridge, nut and saddle can all be salvaged from a smashed/cracked body uke provided that the cracks are beyond repair.

Then you can get a cigar box for $2 and rebuild it into something truly your own.

Rllink
05-19-2016, 08:22 AM
Sorry Booli, I don't have any extra ukes or uke accessories laying around. I do have some ukulele books that I might send you some day, but right now I'm too lazy to find where I put them. You might as well have them, I'm not using them. They all say the same thing, but they are ukulele books, some people say that you can't have too many ukulele books. We just had a garage sale last weekend and it was quite a success. We made over four hundred dollars. No ukes were sold in the process though. I did sell two trumpets. I don't play the trumpet. I'm not sure how I got two trumpets. That is what happens when you accumulate STUFF. But even so, Monday I hauled two truck loads of stuff to Goodwill, nine boxes of books to the library, filled two garbage cans with trash, and I put some old power tools that didn't sell on the curb, and luckily they were gone the next day. But nothing to do with ukuleles. That is because I am trying to keep my ukulele enthusiasm under control from the start, and sometimes it is not easy, especially with four hundred bucks cash in my pocket.

Booli
05-19-2016, 08:43 AM
Sorry Booli, I don't have any extra ukes or uke accessories laying around. I do have some ukulele books that I might send you some day, but right now I'm too lazy to find where I put them. You might as well have them, I'm not using them. They all say the same thing, but they are ukulele books, some people say that you can't have too many ukulele books. We just had a garage sale last weekend and it was quite a success. We made over four hundred dollars. No ukes were sold in the process though. I did sell two trumpets. I don't play the trumpet. I'm not sure how I got two trumpets. That is what happens when you accumulate STUFF. But even so, Monday I hauled two truck loads of stuff to Goodwill, nine boxes of books to the library, filled two garbage cans with trash, and I put some old power tools that didn't sell on the curb, and luckily they were gone the next day. But nothing to do with ukuleles. That is because I am trying to keep my ukulele enthusiasm under control from the start, and sometimes it is not easy, especially with four hundred bucks cash in my pocket.


No worries. Thanks for thinking of me.

I created this thread more in protest or satire of certain forms of UAS, and not so much to stockpile stuff.

I do not expect anything from anyone.

This was more for irony or comic relief.

Nickie
05-19-2016, 08:47 AM
Booli, you never know what satirical gift might show up at your door, now.

Booli
05-19-2016, 08:56 AM
Booli, you never know what satirical gift might show up at your door, now.

I had not thought of that - oh well.

I do not think it possible to close Pandora's Box.

WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!?:confused:

cml
05-19-2016, 09:04 AM
OH NOES!

not to make you feel bad........but

Tuners, neck, freboard, bridge, nut and saddle can all be salvaged from a smashed/cracked body uke provided that the cracks are beyond repair.

Then you can get a cigar box for $2 and rebuild it into something truly your own.
Exactly, I was gonna salvage some of the stuff and use for a future project and I was "storing" it in the trash bin next to my desk (in my man cave I might add), but my wife was on a sacred mission to empty all bins across the house and I missed it :(...

Oh well...
I have made something truly my own anyway so that will have to suffice for now. Played the crap out of my electric uke this evening - damn fun I tell you. Now go build something of your own Booli, you know you want to :D :music::music:!

sukie
05-19-2016, 09:54 AM
I always liked Hoarders on A&E. Too bad they can't reboot it for UAS!

Makes me want to go out immediately and buy a dumpster. And I'm not even an ukulele hoarder.

Booli
05-19-2016, 11:18 AM
... Now go build something of your own Booli, you know you want to :D :music::music:!

Ha ha - yes - I've actually got a few projects in the works but I have to do some research on how to accomplish certain things with caveman-like tools before I continue. With no budget for an upgrade to 'proper' luthery tools right now so I have to make do with what I have on hand.

One project that's almost finished is where I used a spokeshave (that I did have to buy) to carve a neck and headstock from a single 36" strip of 2x2 lumber (not sure what the wood is, but I have 4 strips of this that have been sitting in my garage for yrs, originally intended for table legs, for a table project that never happened, so I took one, and figure I have 3 more chances to start over if I do not get it right the first time) but I cannot decide on if I want to do a slotted headstock or standard, and if I want to go fretless, fret the wood as is, or make a fretboard, all on what will be a 21" scale length, and also cannot decide yet if I will build out the body to the sides with additional wood to make an upper and lower bout of sorts, and go with a neck-through solid body instrument and put an undersaddle pickup in it, or use a vary large cigar box for the body and go acoustic, with or without a pickup...if I go fretless, I do not really have to worry too much about the bridge and will likely go with something like a banjo bridge or a 1/4" threaded rod for the saddle.

Then I have to decide how I will string and tune it - CGDA or GDAE fifths tuning, or DGBE in linear or re-entrant, all not steel string of course, since steel string wrecks the carefully kept nails on my right hand, and I stopped using a pick a long time ago and really not interested in going back to one...

So I have to figure some things out...:)

cml
05-20-2016, 10:56 AM
...So I have to figure some things out...:)
Sounds like you do! But it's definitely possible with cave man tools, the only two power tools I've used in my project were a drill press (which you could do without, but it helps) and a jig saw (which you could also do without, but it was easier to cut the rough shape out with this than by hand).

Nickie
05-20-2016, 11:50 AM
Booli,
You may be overthinking this a little.
Why not just start making sawdust?

Booli
05-20-2016, 12:21 PM
Booli,
You may be overthinking this a little.
Why not just start making sawdust?

not sure what you mean - please clarify :confused:

gitarzan
05-20-2016, 05:52 PM
I've over a dozen ukes, 21 acoustic or A/E guitars, two bass gits, two banjos (the two banjoleles are counted as ukes), at least a dozen electrics, 8 or 9 amps between 30 watts and pocket size and a mandolin.

I do not have a problem.

Booli
05-20-2016, 06:01 PM
I've over a dozen ukes, 21 acoustic or A/E guitars, two bass gits, two banjos (the two banjoleles are counted as ukes), at least a dozen electrics, 8 or 9 amps between 30 watts and pocket size and a mandolin.

I do not have a problem.

No way brother, no problem, you're just getting started...:music: :)

CiceroAnon
05-20-2016, 07:28 PM
I had twenty ukuleles, two violins, a cello, a Chinese poppa and four guitars. I certainly don't have a problem.