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  1. gitarzan

    How about an Oreo?

    I just bought Bonanza Baritone Black Walnut Oreo #291 from Pete and Shelley at the Ohio Ukulele Campout last weekend. What a great couple of people. The uke plays great, sounds great. Just lovely sounding. Pete concocted a fun new game called a Flash Songs. Wooden chips, where you draw...
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    So, who's all going to the OUC.4?

    Ohio Ukulele Campout Sept 23 24 25 This will be my first year. Been too busy to do anything the last few years. I'm kinda pumped. I've reserved a site on the hill, pretty much in the middle of it. I'll be the guy wearing...
  3. gitarzan

    Open mic last night!

    I played my first open mic last night. I'm in a Folk Music Club and played at our monthly coffee house. Three songs... two were on an Alvarez Jumbo guitar, one on my Gretsch Clarophone Banjolele. The Uke song was in the middle. I played: Guitar - Shake Sugaree by Elizabeth Cotten. Banjolele -...
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    New Ukulele Day, yesterday.

    I was strolling thu MGR last PM. Just strolling and playing guitars and ukes. Picked up a mic stand and a small music stand to put my iPad on. So I went to the Ukulele section, and there was a beautiful Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor Ukulele. I had been playing one at Sam Ash for two years...
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    NDGD. New dream guitar day!

    Actually I've had it about a week. A Gibson J-45 Standard. Its a beaut and a fine sounding player. Most of my other guitars now sound pale and thin. A perfect strummers guitar. And I am a strummer. Got it used, saving me 5 notes off list. Looks newer than the J-45 hanging at GC.
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    New Irish Tenor Banjo Day (NITBD?)

    Picked up a Hofner Irish Tenor Banjo today. Tuned it to DGBE, like a guitar, or what it called Chicago Tuning. Its at least a few decades old, but I cannot find out much about it, except it's not considered exactly what you would call high end. I looked all over, even pulled the back shell...
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    New Old Banjolele Day!

    Stopped by my local MGR today, playing my way down the aisles, strummed a few jazz boxes, and old Stella with a warped top (played and sounded good!), a few Yamaha boxes, and a couple parlor sized A&Ls Amis. Finally I was there... in the ukulele section. Lotsa Ukes hanging in there. Most...
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    Just got a new guitar. It's a Recording King Dirty Thirties ROH-05 000 size. The RK Dirty30s series is oddly, a tribute to the guitars of long ago, when bluesmen could not afford the Martins and Gibsons and instead played Stellas and Harmonys. It's a solid top and sounds quite good. Not...
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    Has playing an Ukulele inproved your guitar playing?

    I've played guitar for decades and sounded pretty much like a beginner. I was always a strummer, and never really did well with lead or picking. I can do a mean Travis style picking however. The Ukulele was a revelation when I realized that it was a guitar with a capo on fret 5 and missing...
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    Decorating your uke

    I used the Jockomo "inlays" to dress up my plain jane Lanakai LU21t. Turned out I only used the Rosette. The matching headstock sticker and fret board markers seemed over the top. Only the plain sound-hole seemed like it was empty. I wish they offered the abalone rosette with white piping...
  11. gitarzan

    Buckeye Ukulele Society - Tonight!

    All are welcome. You do not need to be a Meetup Member to attend. Buckeye Ukulele Society Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:30 PM St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 30 West Woodruff Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
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    New Cümbüş Ukulele Day! About three weeks ago I ordered a Cümbüş Ukulele. That is pronounced jim-bush, for the more sophomoric minded out there. Anyway, the Cümbüş company is in Istanbul, and they make a comparatively modern instrument call a cümbüş . It's kind of like an oud, but with a...
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    Deal on concert Uke Case - Hardshell $25 expires soon I just ordered one. Cant be that bad. Corrected: Concert, not Tenor.
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    New ukulele day here, again. My Bruce Wei Tenor uke arrived, sooner than expected. They said it would be here before 5/22, since it showed up today, I guess that's accurate. First, an interesting tidbit. The uke was sent with a declared value of $20. So we now what they cost to make...
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    New Uke Day!

    Mine arrived. What a disappointment. I don't know if I want to send it back or not. Action at higher frets is high. It plays sharp as you move up the neck. The built-in tuner tunes sharp, perhaps a resonance issue from the lousy intonation. I thought I got a deal on this for $179...
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    The Only Uke at a Folk Music Song Circle...

    Yeah, ain't it fun. I'm glad you had a good time. I play with the Columbus Folk Music Society sometimes, and I'm the only ukulele player. First time they made fun of me, saying I'd never be heard over all the guitars, but you know, I was playing in an entirely different range, and the uke...
  17. gitarzan

    Central Ohio Folk Music Festival

    While not exactly an ukulele venue, I'd like to to invite you all to the Central Ohio Folk Music Festival. May 3rd thru 5th 2013. Bring your ukulele and join in on the jam sessions. I'm tired of being the only guy with an uke at these functions...
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    Other hobbies/passions

    I love my doggies, they are Pomeranians. I like to bicycle and can't find the time. I have a pontoon boat and like to fish, but time is a problem, again. I do find time to play guitar and ukulele. I am also a clown in the Shrine. That's me, Dudley.
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    NGD! Seagull Coastline Grand Parlor

    Actually the NGD was Monday, but i picked up a sweet little Seagull Coastline Grand parlor guitar. There is a fair bit of sound in a small package. I went to a local MGR and they had several Arts&Lutherie Ami's and a couple Grands. I played everyone they had. Over and over and over. Anyway I...