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paraclete
03-18-2010, 07:16 AM
...but I am waiting for a Dolphin... the Makala type... in purple...

For my 6 year old, of course. (yeah, right, I hear you all laughing collectively) She's turning 7 on Sunday. I hope she likes it. She had a difficult time deciding which color to get.

Other than that, my UAS has been in remission. The actual act of purchasing sent me on another several hours' worth of drooling over ebay auctions. But I'm good... only bought the dolphin. I still love my Kelii. Maybe it helps that I have a half dozen other instruments that demand my time.

I've been focusing hard on learning new music for gigs. Maybe that helps too...

Uncle Rod Higuchi
03-18-2010, 07:42 AM
Distraction...

That's the only way to keep sane when UAS starts waking up.

But distracted by what?

Unfortunately, most Ukers are distracted by ukulele-related thoughts
and activities. Hence, the rapid spiraling into another bout with UAS.

Oh well,...

I Ukulista
03-18-2010, 07:52 AM
There is no remission it is always there. Be aware brother, get help, talk it through. Buy different strings anything. When I turned 50 I bought my self a beautiful Antonio Carvalho soprano. I can hear my self saying that's the last ukulele. I sold every thing else. The last ukulele my foot. I went on to buy a tenor by Carvalho a Kala slim line soprano and a Guitalele. REMEMBER there is no REMISSION.

Ahnko Honu
03-18-2010, 07:55 AM
My UAS is in remission the best treatment being lack of finances. I haven't gotten a new 'ukulele since December 26, 2009, and that one was paid for 6 months earlier.

Skitzic
03-18-2010, 07:56 AM
UAS remission is a myth. It's better to just accept it, and limit yourself to one savings account dedicated to ukuleles.

paraclete
03-18-2010, 07:58 AM
LOL! There IS remission... just no cure! Of course, that means the littlest thing could trigger a relapse... ;)

sukie
03-18-2010, 09:34 AM
My UAS is in remission the best treatment being lack of finances. I haven't gotten a new 'ukulele since December 26, 2009, and that one was paid for 6 months earlier.

It isn't even three months. I do NOT consider you in any way, shape, or form to be healed. At 6 months we'll talk.

Skottoman
03-18-2010, 09:41 AM
So I'm technically in remission, since I haven't actually PURCHASED a ukulele since April 2009.

BUT, my wife has purchased me 2 since then. One for my birthday in June 2009 (Travel Flea!), and one for anniversary in Oct 2009 (Pineapple Sunday).

So, I personally think my UAS is in remission, although I will be visiting Kauai next month for a wedding. They did ask if I would play a little for them. I'm not bringing a uke, so I guess I will be purchasing another one April 2010.

Is 1 year long enough to claim no UAS???

Cheers,
Skottoman

SailQwest
03-18-2010, 09:42 AM
My UAS is definitely in remission. My last ukulele was purchased 10 months ago, and I don't have any plans to purchase another.

Of course, in the 3+ years we have been playing, my husband and I have acquired 21 ukuleles, and played about 40 or 50 others. Due to our space limitations, we have sold and/or gifted the majority of these ukuleles to others. We are now down to our "permanent" collection. I have 5 ukuleles and he has 2.

I have extracted the promise of a custom ukulele for our 20th anniversary from my husband (Who needs more jewelry when you can have playable art instead?), but since that's a couple of years away I feel like it doesn't really count for UAS. :)

Juan Sapatos
03-18-2010, 10:22 AM
I can stop anytime I want. . . . Ukulele 12 step is in order

luvdat
03-18-2010, 11:57 AM
LOL! There IS remission... just no cure! Of course, that means the littlest thing could trigger a relapse... ;)

Focusing on playing is NOT distraction. UAS IS DISTRACTION.

Ahnko Honu
03-18-2010, 12:48 PM
My UAS is in remission the best treatment being lack of finances. I haven't gotten a new 'ukulele since December 26, 2009, and that one was paid for 6 months earlier.

It isn't even three months. I do NOT consider you in any way, shape, or form to be healed. At 6 months we'll talk.

I'll never be healed that I accept.

salukulady
03-18-2010, 12:58 PM
I can stop anytime I want. . . .Me too, but why would I want to.

Chris Tarman
03-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Ukulele 12 step? Hah! I have 13! I suppose technically I am in remission since I haven't bought a ukulele in 8 days.

pithaya9
03-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Denial is the first sign of addiction.

Sambient
03-18-2010, 11:10 PM
. . . Ukulele 12 step

Where would one find tabs for this?

I Ukulista
03-20-2010, 11:27 AM
[QUOTE=Skottoman;342445]So I'm technically in remission, since I haven't actually PURCHASED a ukulele since April 2009.

BUT, my wife has purchased me 2 since then. One for my birthday in June 2009 (Travel Flea!), and one for anniversary in Oct 2009 (Pineapple Sunday).

So, I personally think my UAS is in remission, although I will be visiting Kauai next month for a wedding. They did ask if I would play a little for them. I'm not bringing a uke, so I guess I will be purchasing another one April 2010.

Is 1 year long enough to claim no UAS???
UAS by Proxy....Whole new discussion here! There could be hidden UAS sufferers out there.
UAS by Proxy ... ????

Skottoman
03-20-2010, 04:05 PM
Yes, my wife has been supporting my UAS habit I guess... UAS by PROXY!!!

Who else has an enabler? I do. :)
Cheers,
Skottoman

salukulady
03-20-2010, 04:21 PM
Yes, my wife has been supporting my UAS habit I guess... UAS by PROXY!!!

Who else has an enabler? I do. :)
Cheers,
SkottomanMy hubby is a total enabler...... and a gear head to boot. The house is full of ukes, guitars, basses, flutes, drums, and the garage is full of speakers, monitors, amps, mic's, stands, speaker stands, mixing boards and miles of cables of all kinds. And he doesn't play any instruments, but he's a wonderful sound man.

Skottoman
03-20-2010, 04:44 PM
My hubby is a total enabler...... and a gear head to boot. The house is full of ukes, guitars, basses, flutes, drums, and the garage is full of speakers, monitors, amps, mic's, stands, speaker stands, mixing boards and miles of cables of all kinds. And he doesn't play any instruments, but he's a wonderful sound man.

Awesome!!! I'm a sound man by trade for the past 20 years. Although I gave up the miles of cables, massive amounts of studio gear for the simplicity of a simple ukulele.
Cheers,
Skottoman

salukulady
03-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Awesome!!! I'm a sound man by trade for the past 20 years. Although I gave up the miles of cables, massive amounts of studio gear for the simplicity of a simple ukulele.
Cheers,
SkottomanOh, what he could learn from you. He came from a completely non-musical family. I ran a childrens performing group for years and he learned how to record kids the hard way. Now that I have a band he's learned so much more, and a band is so much easier than 50-75 kids, but I would love to have you as a neighbor.

kenikas
03-20-2010, 06:14 PM
LOL! There IS remission... just no cure! Of course, that means the littlest thing could trigger a relapse... ;)
So... would that be a sopranino, or a pocket uke?

Raygf
03-21-2010, 04:24 AM
Remission is not possible, at least not for me, just time in between to save money for the next purchase. I just ordered an Earnest Instruments concert Ceegar Box Ukulele that will take 4 months and I'm looking at 3 other instruments. Mainland Red Cedar/Rosewood Pineapple, Mele Koa Concert Pineapple and the new Kala solid spruce top Thinline Travel Tenor. They are all very affordable. (I don't buy anything I don't have the money for except the usual auto, home). I need none of these ukes and have been playing through all of my instruments this weekend in an effort to curb the UAS. It's not working. Something will be shipping this week. I can almost feel it. It may well be the Mele. So many ukes, so little times.
Regards,
Ray