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Pippin
07-31-2009, 02:57 PM
Hi Gang:

Issue Seven of Ukulele Player Magazine is online right now. I have a dedication to Captain Google in there and a link to the UU video.

I'd like to acknowledge Seeso and everyone that contributed to that video. The UU community is tops. So, again, I respect and admire all of you.

The magazine is the biggest issue to date and there are lots of good things in it. We have CD reviews, a DVD review, interview with Mike DaSilva, and three ukulele reviews. Then, there is the Kala uke give-away. This one is the KA-FMC... spalted maple with spruce top. Sweet uke, beautiful tone, great action.

Mickey (Pippin)

dnewton2
07-31-2009, 03:02 PM
I have been waiting all day for this. Going to check it out right now. I am sure it is great.:shaka:

Craig
07-31-2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks again Pippin! I'm gonna sit down and read it right now! :shaka:

BrotherUke
07-31-2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks Pippin! I have a glass of wine and Ukulele Player in hand. A great way to end the day.

RON<>VA
07-31-2009, 03:19 PM
A great 7th issue, Mickey.

And thanks for remembering Captain Google.

Ahnko Honu
07-31-2009, 03:28 PM
Mahalo nui Pippin, U da man! :shaka:

Pippin
07-31-2009, 03:38 PM
Mahalo nui Pippin, U da man! :shaka:

Take a look at Mike DaSilva's pineapple ukes. Wow.... they are amazing and he has a honu-themed uke.

UkeNinja
07-31-2009, 03:46 PM
Terrific! Thank you! You might want to put a link in the first post though. You know how lazy "the internet generation" is ;)

Not me, not me! I googled and your page came up right away, excellent!

Pippin
07-31-2009, 03:47 PM
Terrific! Thank you! You might want to put a link in the first post though. You know how lazy "the internet generation" is ;)

Not me, not me! I googled and your page came up right away, excellent!

The link is in the sig... actually. But, you get points for the search engine use.

UkeNinja
07-31-2009, 03:52 PM
Pippin, that doesn't work for people who turn off signatures (like me). My friendly and selfish advice is to put it into the main text :D

Pippin
07-31-2009, 03:59 PM
Pippin, that doesn't work for people who turn off signatures (like me). My friendly and selfish advice is to put it into the main text :D

Ah, I see. I can post it in the links section if I add the link because Rayan will most likely move it there anyway.

LazyRiver
07-31-2009, 05:21 PM
Great job, Pippin. Thanks.

sukie
07-31-2009, 06:42 PM
Just in time for vacation. Thanks, Pippin.

Hobgoblin Steve
07-31-2009, 07:23 PM
suuuuh-weeeeeet!



I dont have to re enter do I? still re-occurring entries right?

Pippin
08-01-2009, 01:36 AM
Hob... you don't have to enter again. Once you are in the contest you will continue to be in the various give-aways.

Thanks to everyone for reading.

Gaby
08-01-2009, 02:59 AM
Thanks Pippin, what a great read! So much information!

Enjoyed reading your reviews too. The review on the Kala and its maple neck reminded me of the maple necks on the Kiwaya K-wave ukes. I actually really liked the feel of a maple fretboard. What's your thoughts on these?

When I played Michael's instruments last year, I was blown away. His Santos and Dias replicas are something to behold indeed. The projection of these tiny instruments was incredible!

Melissa82
08-01-2009, 03:06 AM
Great issue, yet again! I've been waiting for this impatiently. :D

Pippin
08-01-2009, 03:11 AM
Thanks Pippin, what a great read! So much information!

Enjoyed reading your reviews too. The review on the Kala and its maple neck reminded me of the maple necks on the Kiwaya K-wave ukes. I actually really liked the feel of a maple fretboard. What's your thoughts on these?

When I played Michael's instruments last year, I was blown away. His Santo and Dias replicas are something to behold indeed. The projection of these tiny instruments was incredible!

The maple neck on the Kala has a rosewood fretboard, so, the look is more like a Fender Telecaster neck with rosewood. A straight maple neck is not my preference on guitars due to the darkening of the neck from playing for years, but that is just aesthetically unappealing to me. Otherwise, I like maple necks.

I have heard Mike DaSilva's ukuleles and had a chance to play a couple of them. I really love the way they look and feel. I especially love the diminutive Santo and Dias reproductions. They have a timeless look about them. The Santo, in particular, must have taken a long time to do all of the binding, rosette and other inlay.

DeG
08-01-2009, 05:03 AM
Thanks Pippin, Great as always!

mailman
08-01-2009, 05:48 AM
I love reading Ukulele Player when I travel by air. Issue 7 is just in time for my trip to Denver next week! Thanks, Pippin!

Pippin
08-01-2009, 12:13 PM
Thanks DeG.

Mailman, have a safe trip and safe return.

Pippin
08-01-2009, 12:16 PM
Great issue, yet again! I've been waiting for this impatiently. :D

Announcing the coming Issue on Monday served two purposes. It built anticipation and it also gave people ample time to watch for it on Friday.

It takes a lot of work to put the magazine together, but work is play when it comes to Ukulele Player. :)

I hope your fingers are getting used to playing.

Pippin
08-02-2009, 12:38 AM
I am bumping this up just to give people that didn't catch the announcement that the issue was released notification.

* bump *

Melissa82
08-02-2009, 02:39 AM
Announcing the coming Issue on Monday served two purposes. It built anticipation and it also gave people ample time to watch for it on Friday.

It takes a lot of work to put the magazine together, but work is play when it comes to Ukulele Player. :)

I hope your fingers are getting used to playing.Adn I appreciate the time and effort that goes into it! :D

And yes, they are getting a bit better... still trying to get used to the next set of complicated chords.

Brewerpaul
08-02-2009, 03:23 AM
Wow! I'm new to the Uke and this is the first I've heard of your online mag. Very professionally done and lots of fun. I've bookmarked you and will go back and read'em all.

Pippin
08-02-2009, 07:04 AM
Wow! I'm new to the Uke and this is the first I've heard of your online mag. Very professionally done and lots of fun. I've bookmarked you and will go back and read'em all.

Hi BrewerPaul:

I am glad you found the magazine. When I started it I just felt the time was right and wanted to be the first periodical in the English language that was dedicated to Ukulele. There is a Japanese publication, too (published by someone else, not me).

Even though I play guitar, and have played professionally since the late 1960s and early 1970s, I have always enjoyed playing ukulele, and uke players are the best. Just ask anyone here. :D

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy playing the uke your entire life.

cocohonk
08-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks for the link. I blasted through all the issues last night, and it's a great read (and gave me just the info I needed on certain Ohana models right now.) Kudos for doing it!!

Pippin
08-02-2009, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the link. I blasted through all the issues last night, and it's a great read (and gave me just the info I needed on certain Ohana models right now.) Kudos for doing it!!

cocohonk... I am happy to hear that. Ohana Ukuleles sound wonderful. They are a great value. I have several more Ohana ukulele reviews coming in future issues and I always look forward to opening new shipments, photographing the new ukes that arrive here and playing them.

In future issues, I have a couple Kala travel ukes to giveaway and we are looking forward to working with Kala on future ukuleles.