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  1. OldePhart

    Season 124 - Ready...Set...Write!

    Okay - it's songwriting week. Something I've thought for a while now would be a cool theme. I've been away for a while so I'm not sure if it's been done. If so, we're doing it again. First - basic rules apply. Ukulele front and center, don't post until Sunday, you've got until midnight...
  2. OldePhart

    5-String KoAloha Longneck Soprano

    This is a bit long at almost 9 minutes. Sorry 'bout that I was too tired to do selective editing last night...
  3. OldePhart

    Just for giggles...

    I had a few minutes to kill and a quiet house...
  4. OldePhart

    I spent a year working on my right hand technique...

    ...and I thought I'd developed a decent right hand. Then I saw this... If y'all will excuse me a moment I think I'll go out in the back yard and get a good fire going now... John
  5. OldePhart

    Sometimes the voices in your head must be obeyed...

    As the thread-title says...
  6. OldePhart

    This was supposed to happen at UWC...

    I was going to debut this parody during the open mic at UWC this year but, since I'm not getting to go, and since @lelouden hosted a "funny songs and noises" contest in the seasons this week...
  7. OldePhart

    Boat Paddle 5-String Tenor - Video

    I've had it for a couple of months now, figured it was past time to throw together a quick demo video. Custom M-Style 5-string tenor. Walnut sides and back, spruce top, ebony fretboard and binding, MoP logo and fingernail fret markers, oil finish, MiSi pickup. John
  8. OldePhart

    What happens when...

    ...a guitar goof decides the ukulele is "just a little guitar" and decides he should capitalize on the craze and make a quick buck on the side... Kind of makes me embarrassed to admit I live in this area... Oh...and if you're thinking the YouTube video was meant to be a spoof...sorry...I...
  9. OldePhart

    Holy Moly...

    The only thing uke related about this is that somebody really needs to introduce Grace to the ukulele. She already plays guitar, organ, piano, and probably a gazillion other instruments. I'd really love to bump into her...uh...maybe I should rephrase that...at a uke festival some time...
  10. OldePhart

    NUD - not sure if I'm going to keep...

    ...the Worth clear C string or switch it for a Thomastik-Infeld CF27 chrome flat wound string... BWAAAA-HAAAA - got ya to look! :) My new Boat Paddle 5-string tenor arrived a couple of hours ago. Spruce top/ walnut back, sides, and head plate/ebony finger board and binding / pearl logo and...
  11. OldePhart

    Three Little Words

    Out for Delivery
  12. OldePhart

    Guess what I got from Jerry at Boat Paddle today...

    ...go ahead...guess!
  13. OldePhart

    Three Weeks In - Oscar Schmidt OUWK100K "Willie K" Five String Tenor Uke

    Okay, I promised a full review once I'd had the uke in my hands for a while and if I don't get to it now I might forget and not do it at all. There is an 8-minute video to go along with this...I'd intended to make it shorter and mostly playing but I seem to have diarrhea of the mouth tonight...
  14. OldePhart

    Mainland Mango Soprano with Pickup and Case

    I never thought I'd sell this baby but I've been playing almost exclusively tenors for the past few months, I have a Boat Paddle custom on the way, so I've decided to sell a few ukes. After a lot of soul searching I decided to keep only one soprano and you'll get my Mainland mahogany when you...
  15. OldePhart

    Toronto - first week in April - anything shakin'?

    Looks like I will probably be in Toronto on business the first week in April. Not sure yet for how many days I'll be there, how much, if any, free time I'll have, or whether I'll get a rental car (the latter depends on how many days and possibly on whether there is something ukulele related I...
  16. OldePhart

    Wish I'd gotten a five-string a long time ago...

    I wish I'd picked up a five-string a long time ago. I posted a NUD thread yesterday so I won't reiterate all that. But, the five string is exactly what I've been looking for in a uke. It overcomes what I've always considered the shortcoming of a low G - boomy finger rolls. With the five...
  17. OldePhart

    NUD - Oscar Schmidt Willik K 5-string Tenor

    It arrived about an hour or so ago. This is the uke I ordered on a whim so I could start getting used to the feel of a 5-string, especially for finger-rolls and such, in anticipation of my BP custom. Also, so I'll have a 5-string that I can strap to the motorcycle and not be too paranoid about...
  18. OldePhart

    Woo-hoo! My BP 5-string tenor is next up!

    I just got a note from Jerry today...he's starting my five-string tenor, next. Yeeee-haaa! If I get a chance to do a couple of videos and shoot some pics tonight I'll be putting a couple of my ukes up in the marketplace. Partially to fund the BP and partially just to clear some room on the...
  19. OldePhart

    Tried a wound third on a soprano...

    Hey all, with my last string order I ordered some Thomastik-Infeld CF27 Chromium flat wound guitar strings because I intended to try a wound third with the wound 4th on a tenor. Well...I replaced the strings on one of my sopranos (I'm going to try to convince myself that I can let one of my...
  20. OldePhart

    WOW - Thomastik-Infeld Chromium Flat Wound CF30!

    I've been using this classical guitar "D" string as the G on my linear baritone uke. I decided that since I'm getting a five-string tenor uke I'd better find a low-G string that I like and decided to try this on my Mainland mango tenor. (For the record, I've yet to find an unwound low-G that I...