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808boy
09-17-2012, 08:00 PM
Aloha Kakou,
Yeah I love my B&D Special, a collaboration between Willie Wixom and myself.
Bought a nice Uke Crazy case with a built in Hygrometer, and had a shirt made of her.
What have you guys and gals done?..................BO..................

Dan Uke
09-17-2012, 08:08 PM
nothing special

mm stan
09-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Polish mine and wipe them after every use.....

consitter
09-17-2012, 08:16 PM
Put Lokahi in an Ameritage case with built in hygrometer. And play it lovingly. Same with my new Pineapple Sunday.

mds725
09-17-2012, 08:22 PM
Polish mine and wipe them after every use.....

I try to remember to do this too. And I never put my ukuleles away until I make sure that they're satisfied. And if I forget to do either of these things, I send them flowers.

Hippie Dribble
09-17-2012, 08:29 PM
hey Bo,

nothing out of the ordinary mate...chocolates and red wine, the occasional candle lit meal; I buy her favourite fluorocarbons on our anniversary and lovingly string her up; I have photos of us hanging in the usual places, and at Christmas time I massage her in lemon oil while we watch re runs of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Just the standard stuff.

And in between times I concentrate on playing her into sawdust...he he :p

Zee
09-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Playing them. Lots. Potentially too much but hey that what we do best, ae?

808boy
09-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Very nice answers. Taking care of them insures that we have a long relationship for sure. @Eugene, pretty cool answer Bruddah......................................BO... ........................

Patrick Madsen
09-17-2012, 08:58 PM
I always tell them how blessed I feel having them; telling them they'll never be sold in my lifetime. And, the usual stuff like Jon said earlier.

Canoe Lady
09-17-2012, 09:03 PM
hey Bo,

nothing out of the ordinary mate...chocolates and red wine, the occasional candle lit meal; I buy her favourite fluorocarbons on our anniversary and lovingly string her up; I have photos of us hanging in the usual places, and at Christmas time I massage her in lemon oil while we watch re runs of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Just the standard stuff.

And in between times I concentrate on playing her into sawdust...he he :p

Jeez, I think I need a cigarette after reading that. And no, I don't smoke.



I did a photo shoot of mine that took longer than one I would do for a human.

The Big Kahuna
09-17-2012, 09:11 PM
http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/ttbu.jpg

consitter
09-17-2012, 09:13 PM
http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/ttbu.jpg

I really, really like that one.

erivel
09-17-2012, 10:42 PM
I just play 'em...that's all they want from me!

MisterRios
09-18-2012, 12:57 AM
I tickle their strings. That's all they really want from me. That, and a nice rubdown with a microfiber cloth.

dkcrown
09-18-2012, 02:38 AM
Hey Bo.

I play them every day to make sure that they don't feel neglected and give them really nice cases to live in. They get plenty of water to keep them from getting thirsty when it's dry. And every once in awhile, I take all of them out and let them hang out together and have a kanikapila!

UkuleleHan96
09-18-2012, 03:52 AM
made a youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/UkuleleHan96/videos?flow=grid&view=0

connor013
09-18-2012, 04:10 AM
My Timms is still young, and the Gibson (yup, that one gets the definite article) is really old, so they mostly kick it around the house. The sopranino is my daughter's, and although she's six months old, she's surprising territorial. (As an aside, kids are great for UAS!)

My Bruko, however, needs room to play. We walk the dog, go out on the boat, go for bike rides -- and no, Pootsie, I'm not at your level of playing-whilst-riding yet -- and generally terrorize the neighborhood. My wife complains that I'm a social butterfly, but I keep telling her it's not me, it's the Bruko!

Bo -- that shirt is sweet. May have to steal that idea.

DaveY
09-18-2012, 04:28 AM
Every day I get up, walk into the room with the ukes hanging on the wall, go up to each one, look it squarely in the sound hole and say "I promise I will never anthropomorphize you."

TG&Y
09-18-2012, 07:55 AM
Every day I get up, walk into the room with the ukes hanging on the wall, go up to each one, look it squarely in the sound hole and say "I promise I will never anthropomorphize you."

....Heh....

Uncle Rod Higuchi
09-18-2012, 08:18 AM
http://www.thebigkahuna.co.uk/ttbu.jpg

Wow, this could be a bumper (or some other kind of) sticker, maybe embroidered on a shirt/etc?

It might be a great 'motto' for ukulele song circles :)

keep uke'in',

ichadwick
09-18-2012, 08:28 AM
Took my uke out for a nice, intimate evening; a nice meal in a romantic restaurant, expensive bottle of of red wine, exquisite dessert, a little dancing, then back home for a cozy nightcap and some cuddling...

Oh, sorry, that was my wife.

My uke? I showed it what I show every inanimate object: proper maintenance.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
09-18-2012, 08:36 AM
OK, I'm chagrined... I do take my ukes for granted.

I try to play them lovingly (after all we hold them close to us, don't we?).

However, some have not seen the light of day for a while. I think they're sleeping.
Do ukes dream?

keep uke'in',

mm stan
09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
I craddle mine in my arms and strum her strings....hee hee and she sings to me....

808boy
09-18-2012, 09:22 AM
My Timms is still young, and the Gibson (yup, that one gets the definite article) is really old, so they mostly kick it around the house. The sopranino is my daughter's, and although she's six months old, she's surprising territorial. (As an aside, kids are great for UAS!)

My Bruko, however, needs room to play. We walk the dog, go out on the boat, go for bike rides -- and no, Pootsie, I'm not at your level of playing-whilst-riding yet -- and generally terrorize the neighborhood. My wife complains that I'm a social butterfly, but I keep telling her it's not me, it's the Bruko!

Bo -- that shirt is sweet. May have to steal that idea.

Mahalo on the shirt conner013. I think it's a nice jesture to show who or what you love. I have T-shirts; with my grandkids on them, my VW Bus(my grand daughter has it now), my 1974 Porsche 914(sold), etc., etc. Almost everyone have a professional sports team shirts or sports personality, so why not have one made for your passion..............BO.........

808boy
09-18-2012, 09:26 AM
Took my uke out for a nice, intimate evening; a nice meal in a romantic restaurant, expensive bottle of of red wine, exquisite dessert, a little dancing, then back home for a cozy nightcap and some cuddling...

Oh, sorry, that was my wife.

My uke? I showed it what I show every inanimate object: proper maintenance.

Very sweet answer Ian, good for you and your wife. And proper maintenance IS a key factor...................BO...............

Freeda
09-18-2012, 10:42 AM
Very sweet answer Ian, good for you and your wife. And proper maintenance IS a key factor...................BO...............
Proper maintenance is necessary for both ukes and wives. :)

dnewton2
09-18-2012, 10:51 AM
Keep them out of my childerns hands ( 3 yrs and 8 months).

I have some ukes they can play though, but not my nicer ones.

AndrewKuker
09-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Wow, this could be a bumper (or some other kind of) sticker, maybe embroidered on a shirt/etc?

It might be a great 'motto' for ukulele song circles :)

keep uke'in',

omg if we put stuff like this on our cars people will know how crazy we are

Uncle Rod Higuchi
09-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Yes, but those of us who are 'secure' in our ukulele identity ( :0 ) will proudly wear our 'badges'
under our clothes, at least!

It does beg the question, What do our ukes think of us?

keep making those wonderful ukes,

808boy
09-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Proper maintenance is necessary for both ukes and wives. :)

Amen Freeda, you got that right!......................................BO.... ......................

OldePhart
09-18-2012, 12:49 PM
Every day I get up, walk into the room with the ukes hanging on the wall, go up to each one, look it squarely in the sound hole and say "I promise I will never anthropomorphize you."

BWAAA-HAAAA - will you also promise to come clean the coffee out of my keyboard!

OldePhart
09-18-2012, 12:51 PM
Proper maintenance is necessary for both ukes and wives. :)

Bah - uke maintenance is my wife's job! JK ;)

Seriously, all I do is play the heck out of 'em when I get the chance, keep 'em in cases with humidifiers when they aren't being played, and occasionally rub 'em up with a little Renaissance Wax.

John

hawaii 50
09-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Ha Ha you Guys are funny!!

fitncrafty
09-18-2012, 01:02 PM
Great Thread Bo.. We have some fun and creative people.. I play and love my ukes... The third the dolphin my husband painted is just a trophy uke. Itake it out, brag about how talented my husband is..show it off.. occasionallyl I strum a bit then I put it away. I guess I should at least get a hanger for it so I can keep it on the wall for constant showing off...

AndrewKuker
09-18-2012, 01:07 PM
Bah - uke maintenance is my wife's job! JK ;)


haha! I picture you more with a harem cleaning your collection daily. see a smudge and there's gonna be hell!

OldePhart
09-18-2012, 01:14 PM
haha! I picture you more with a harem cleaning your collection daily. see a smudge and there's gonna be hell!

Oh my gosh! Heaven forbid; one woman in my life is trouble enough! <G,D, & RLH>

Dan Uke
09-18-2012, 01:21 PM
Proper maintenance is necessary for both ukes and wives. :)

Just buy her a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey"

PoiDog
09-18-2012, 04:58 PM
I showed love to my uke by making sure it went to a very good home.

:)

AndrewKuker
09-18-2012, 05:32 PM
I showed love to my uke by making sure it went to a very good home.

:)

:eek:whaaaat! wow! that goes under the things you don't let friends do.
when they only have one!
oh well, I guess just work on yourself and make sure your ready for when the right uke does come along. atleast you still have uu....

Plainsong
09-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Just buy her a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Not this wife. Getting me Twilight fan fiction in the guise of a book is not the way to appease me. But speaking of Twilight/50 Shades, I show my ukes how much I love them by stalking them, and staring at them creepily as they sleep on their hangers. My ukes are uneasy about this, but when they ask other ukes, they're told they should be flattered, because it shows how much I love them.

(Anyone suffer through even a page of these books - knows what I mean.) :D

joeybug
09-18-2012, 10:50 PM
I honour them by playing them as often as possible, keeping them clean and polished and tuned. Giving them a strum even when I'm not playing them, wear T-shirts that are all about the Ukulele! I play them music they like and make sure they know how much I care for them...basically, I care for them and love them and let them know I do, hence why I named them...

Yes, I'm a little loopy, and that's without the massive amounts of pain killers in my system!

joeybug
09-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Not this wife. Getting me Twilight fan fiction in the guise of a book is not the way to appease me. But speaking of Twilight/50 Shades, I show my ukes how much I love them by stalking them, and staring at them creepily as they sleep on their hangers. My ukes are uneasy about this, but when they ask other ukes, they're told they should be flattered, because it shows how much I love them.

(Anyone suffer through even a page of these books - knows what I mean.) :D

LOL, my pelvis hurts! B says you also need to follow them across the country even when they've told you not too, and many other things that would derail this thread, but hahaha, you made me laugh so much me pelvis hurt!

kieran
09-18-2012, 11:42 PM
i show my love by playing them as often as i can! the post man literally just dropped off my george formby songbook i bought on ebay a week back, so my maka is going to appreciate this, i'm sure

Lalz
09-19-2012, 04:26 AM
I serenade them

PoiDog
09-19-2012, 05:13 AM
:eek:whaaaat! wow! that goes under the things you don't let friends do.
when they only have one!
oh well, I guess just work on yourself and make sure your ready for when the right uke does come along. atleast you still have uu....

Oh, it was the right uke for me. In fact, I knew it was "The One" and after I got it I had no interest in any other. But I had to make a choice. It's a long tale, but the short story is I have a bit of an emergency situation and was forced to sell my uke. Happily it went to a UUer who I know will enjoy it.

I'll start saving again and hopefully will be able to get another one that fits me right one day ...

The Big Kahuna
09-19-2012, 05:25 AM
How is your pooch by the way pal ?

PoiDog
09-19-2012, 11:08 AM
How is your pooch by the way pal ?

She's doing good. We've got an appt on Friday to give her the all-clear for any procedures, and then a consult with the specialist after that. Fingers crossed, and all.

Big mahaloz for asking and for the shared concern. Means a lot.

The Big Kahuna
09-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Big mahaloz for asking and for the shared concern. Means a lot.

No need to thank me dude, I'd do anything for my dogs. Actually, make that pretty much any dog.

kvehe
09-19-2012, 01:03 PM
I show my love for my ukes by always being sure that their humidifiers are full. In fact, I just topped off the humidifier in a very, very special Kanile'a about two hours ago.

PoiDog
09-19-2012, 03:47 PM
I show my love for my ukes by always being sure that their humidifiers are full. In fact, I just topped off the humidifier in a very, very special Kanile'a about two hours ago.

You'd better :)