Recent content by Brian1

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    The Zombie Ukulele

    I love IT! did you paint it ? I did this to one of mine last year.
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    What is the origin of Crazy G ?

    This thread will likely be short lived, but I didn't really know where else to ask. "Crazy G" is a well known uke tune, but I don't know where it is from or even who wrote it. There are dozens of tutorials and covers on the web but I can't find so much as a credit or a wikipedia page or...
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    Vinyl Fret Markers

    I bought a new ukulele a few weeks ago and I like it but it has one problem. The frets are not marked on the fret board they are only marked on the side and the dots are VERY small and dark. And It is hard to see them particularly in low light. Does anyone know of a good source for...
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    Stagg US10 Soprano

    Sorry people I was out of this thread but came back because I was asked a question: On Amazon that doesn't mean that ukulele is sold more than any other but doesn't mean it isn't either. I could split hairs and say it is Amazon UK not US but From now on because you went all in on the comment...
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    Stagg US10 Soprano

    As for the point above, yes I will admit I was having a little bit of fun at the expense of your minor hypocrisy. (Saying don't buy from Amazon like I did. I didn't find it side splitingly funny but thought it was a light enough poke to not offend anyone. FTR I do not think this discredits you...
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    New Chinese Ukes ?

    It has been a while since I took a look at that Chinese version of Amazon (ali-express) so I went over and took a gander to see what might be in the cards coming up for sale. They had some interesting ukes I have never seen before maybe they are only new to me. The "Uku" brand had...
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    Ukulele Painting Help

    I have been looking into this while the site was down I noticed their is a marketed ukulele that is designed to be painted or decorated with paint with no sanding or even magic markers: (Kahala w/ Matte White markable surface) It is a little hard to tell from the poor descriptions most have...
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    10 things I think you should know :)

    I am also curious as to if it is only the exact copying of another's work or the copying of the concept ? The concept of a dragon on a fretboard I don't think is new, Chuck certainly defined it and made it his own (and I am not implying otherwise) ie: when he added the head of the dragon going...
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    10 things I think you should know :)

    Okay I knew I was probably giving a bad example with Martin. But that doesn't invalidate the point. If there is a tradition of copying cut out shapes implies that copying the work of someone else is tradition. I am not sure I would consider this to be a copy. It could be an inspiration, but...
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    How do YOU determine the price for a used ukulele ?

    Hi Bill1- The theory behind using an insurance table is to get the appraisal of the ukulele from an outside source that judges more than just ukuleles and musical instruments to determine the value. THeir business is finding out how much things are worth. But if anything the insurance would put...
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    How do YOU determine the price for a used ukulele ?

    I have waited a little while before I posted this question. The reason being, there are often people selling items here but, after a while I realized that there will always be items for sale here. And if you currently have items for sale you may not like me very much, or depending on the...
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    Help identify this uke

    Don't dulcimers usually have metal strings, the fret board across the body, and a different type of fret system ? I think I saw a video made by the owner of Martin Guitar about a month ago where the guy that invented the strum-stick / picken-stick invented/originated it out of spare parts...
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    Koa Works

    Where did you say Stan lives again ?
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    Batman Theme - Ukulele

    Very cool ! I've been playing with that song on the uke too, I saw the words Batman theme Ukulele and was thinking it would be a Batman themed ukulele I have been working on a Joker themed ukulele I had to change to a schoenhut body style though here is a rough idea of what it WAS going to...
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    Kamaka Jake Shimabukuro Database

    why did this statement make me laugh so hard ? The idea of a gang of burglers going after ukuleles is pretty funny too for some reason.