Recent content by joneo

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    Will keeping ukuleles in tune when not being played warp the neck?

    Hello, I have a number of ukuleles and some don't get played very often. I do rotate playing them depending on the circumstances or how I'm feeling that day, however. Is it bad to keep all these ukuleles in tune even if not being played for a length of time? None have steel strings. They are...
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    Ukulele Porn (post your uke pics here...)

    My collection. Sopranos, concerts, tenors. Some nice laminates, plastics for camping, electrics for headphones, cigar boxes just because. While none are very high end, I do enjoy playing each and every one, as they all have their purpose. Kala KA-KSLNG Koa super soprano Kala KA-KCG Koa...
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    X brace CBU?

    Status update: All Fixed!!! I sent it back to the builder. He said that "the top had cracked on the inside right down the middle, to the extent that the brace across the middle had popped loose on one side. I disassembled the uke so that I could glue and clamp the crack and replaced the one...
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    Ukulele Porn (post your uke pics here...)

    My top three "traditional" ukuleles. ~ I liked the Kala laminated koa series so much I decided to get one of each size! KA-KSLNG super soprano KA-KCG concert KA-KTG tenor
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    X brace CBU?

    Hello, I have a cigar box ukulele that I bought on Etsy a while back that is bowing at the top. I plan to put in an X brace to see if that helps. I am not a luthier but will give this a shot. If I totally screw it up I have more cigar boxes and anyways will learn something from the process...
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    Kamaka Cigar Box Uke

    Sounds great! Thanks for the link. Question to UkieOkie: Do you suggest bracing the top of these CBUs, either with fan or X bracing? I bought a couple from two different vendors on Etsy and on one of them the top is bowing. Neither one seems to have this bracing. I was thinking about putting in...
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    Makala Shark ~ new strings

    So awhile ago I purchased a Makala Shark for the sole purpose of having a super cheap "beater" uke that I would not be too concerned about and could leave in the car from time to time. Purchased from ABC Music in Salem, OR it came setup with decent intonation. However, the stock Aquila strings...
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    Case for long neck sprano? (Kala SML-SLNG)

    My Kala KA KSLNG long neck soprano fits perfectly in a soprano hard case made by American Music Pro, bought off Amazon for around $45.
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    Is there a way to see all of my old posts?

    Is there a way to see all of my old posts?
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    Learning Music Theory in Relation to Ukuleles on a Keyboard

    Picking up the 'ukulele has inspired me to learn music theory. As others have stated elsewhere, having a keyboard is a really good learning tool for this endeavor. The downside though, is that keyboards/pianos are not generally as portable as an 'ukulele. One small exception is the Casio SA-46...
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    ukulele amp

    I have a Pignose portable bass amp that sounds decent to me. You can either plug it into the wall or use the internal rechargable batteries. Less than half the cost of a Fishman.
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    My Wife Left Town with a Banana (I told u I would do it)

    :nana: but I never said that I could actually sing, lol! :nana:
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    Ukulele Porn (post your uke pics here...)

    So this is where my UAS has taken me. Personally, I feel that a good rule of "thumb" is limiting the # of ukuleles I own to as many as I can count on one hand. :shaka: (repeating this 10,000 times to myself!) *edit: didn't work. Damn this UAS! Outdoor Ukulele Soprano Makala Shark Soprano...
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    My Wife Left Town With A Banana

    If you help me learn this simple song on the ukulele I will dress up like a banana and play it back. Please and Thank You:nana:
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    Beware! Long time effects of ukulele!

    That's Funny! ;) ;) ;) Kinda reminds me of this one: