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  1. PhilUSAFRet

    Romero ST-Concert Penney Lane tuning

    I got a Romero ST Concert with a laminate mahogany body and solid spruce top. It has the Romero low g tuning with wound low g. Sound is HUGE, and loud, otherwise sounds very good but I can't help wonder what it would sound like with high g tuning. Wonder what strings would sound best in the...
  2. PhilUSAFRet

    Gloss dark mahogany, gloss concert with tortoise binding a' la Martin 1

    Saw this selling in Europe. Available by another name? Another manufacturer making one similar? VTAB FL-C15 Concert Ukulele, Mahogany Gloss
  3. PhilUSAFRet

    Behringer Synthesizer (TD-3-SR

    Anyone use this to provide a bassline behind your uke playing. Won't be using a computer with it. https://www.behringer.com/product.html;jsessionid=59974AF8185BAE0C8231E892B127A966?modelCode=P0DTD
  4. PhilUSAFRet

    Turn an ordinary strap into a Banjo Uke strap

    I bought a bag of small, 1 3/4" - 2" aluminum carabiners a while back. I have several standard uke/guitar straps but needed a banjo uke strap. Voila, these fit through the slot intended for strap buttons. Works great.
  5. PhilUSAFRet

    Anyone have the new cordoba mini ii bass mh-e ?

    Let's hear some reviews, demo?
  6. PhilUSAFRet

    Aquila Tenor Lava strings on a lightly constructed Concert Uke

    I have an older solid mahogany Mele 6 string concert I bought 3 or 4 years ago (it was several years old then). It has some old black strings, and needs a crack repair below the saddle. It still sounds amazingly bright and loud. It's built lightly with amazing resonance and projection. I am...
  7. PhilUSAFRet

    Strings for Mele solid mahogany 6 string concert

    I have an older solid mahogany Mele 6 string concert I bought 3 or 4 years ago (it was several years old then). It has some old black strings, and needs a crack repair below the saddle. It still sounds amazingly bright and loud. It's built lightly with amazing resonance and projection. I am...
  8. PhilUSAFRet

    KMise clone of new Goldtone Plastic Banjo Uke

    Wow, Kmise didn't waste any time getting on board with a copy of the new Goldtone plastic concert size banjo uke. Only selling clear and lime green, but this may be the first time I've seen a Chinese seller beat a U.S. importer to the market with a clone...
  9. PhilUSAFRet

    $99 Bass Uke with Free Shipping

    Just stumbled on this. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0TF-00T1-000A6
  10. PhilUSAFRet

    Got Myself a Remo Rythym Lid for a 5 Gal Bucket = Real Drum $25

    I got myself a Remo Rythym lid for one of my 5 gal buckets..medium and got a snare clip to go with it. Sounds like a real drum and the snare clip makes it sound like a snare drum. I removed the handle and will insert small wood blocks in the handle supports and screw in strap buttons. Got a...
  11. PhilUSAFRet

    Do I still Think My Ukes Sound Good?

    First time hearing aid user early this AM. My hearing has been going for a long time. Now I have to carefully evaluate the tone of all my ukes to see if I still think they sound as good to me as I thought they did when I first got them. Anyone else have this experience? How did it go for you?
  12. PhilUSAFRet

    Flash Sale - Free International Shipping on Guitar Strings and Picks!

    Just got Email last night from Strings and Beyond. Sale for 2 days only, no code required. EXPIRED
  13. PhilUSAFRet

    Please Pray that Irma Doesn't Steal my Ukes

    I have to evacuate tomorrow cause Irma is on the way. I live on a barrier Island just East of Orlando. Heading over to my Son's house. Keep good thoughts my ukes are all ok when I get back home.
  14. PhilUSAFRet

    For Sale: KPK Solid Acacia Soprano Longneck Pineapple

    Thinning out the herd in preparation for new things. Selling my perfect KPK soprano longneck soprano pineapple with some pretty outrageous looking Acacia, from a non-smoking home. Have used it as a practice uke for about a year. Pretty much new condition. Gig bag included. $165 + shipping.
  15. PhilUSAFRet

    WTT KPK acacia longneck soprano pineapple for Ibanez curly maple concert

    I have an outrageously fancy acacia kpk (no binding), not very old, looks like new. Was my practice uke for a while. Just been wanting that curly maple Ibanez with the black binding - you know, an itch I have to scratch. PM me if interested. Comes with a padded gig bag.
  16. PhilUSAFRet

    A Song From Jake's New Album

    I just may have to get this album. Uke and Banjo sound great together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8cOfE9sLh8 Sorry, it's not Jake's album but Jennifer's
  17. PhilUSAFRet

    Beware TomTop Technologies and it's Affiliates

    Purchased a cute little uke on a whim from one of their ebay sites (AntiqueChina2009) or something like that. Good reputation if nothing goes wrong. I received a damaged uke and after 5 weeks of the amazing B.S., I never received any satisfaction from the company. Excuses, denial, lies...
  18. PhilUSAFRet

    Seems like an awfully good price on a Kamaka baritone

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARITONE-UKULELE-KAMAKA-KOA-WOOD-/162502777275?hash=item25d5eb99bb:g:o9kAAOSwX61ZCtBS SOLD - NO SUPRISE
  19. PhilUSAFRet

    Turn a 5 gallon plastic bucket into a legitimate drum with Remo Rhythm Lids

    I just discovered these 2 days ago. Fantastic. A variety of different "lids" provide different drum tones including a snare attachment that make them sound like a snare drum, especially with the clear, reinforced snare lid. Use hands, brushes, drumsticks, etc. Can also use the lid as a...
  20. PhilUSAFRet

    Finish on Chinese ukes

    I just received a uke from China with a very high gloss finish. It was damaged in shipping due to a flimsy shipping carton and little padding. The finish is damaged/fractured in an oval area of about 1/2" x 3/4" above and below the binding. Anyone know the most likely finish used? If I end up...