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  1. chris667

    Has an amp changed your uke playing?

    Oh, there really is.
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    Has an amp changed your uke playing?

    Maybe for you playing on your own. But if you have an amp and everyone else is playing acoustically, you have to be sensitive to others around you. Don't be that person that plays more than they listen. Music is much more listening to others than performance. The more I play, the more I realise...
  3. chris667

    Has an amp changed your uke playing?

    Good fun for messing around, but be careful not to be "that guy" at an open mic or uke group who insists on playing louder than everyone else. It's not fair on everyone else. If you get into performing, you start to realise that less is often more. The louder you play, the louder people talk...
  4. chris667

    Phil Doleman Millar uke?

    Well, I haven't played one. But I have played the protoype Phil Doleman owns and gigs with. It's a very nice uke.
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    I don't think this is cool at all

    Come on, Ila, it'll be great! There will be lots to see. And you don't have to talk to him or buy anything from him.
  6. chris667

    SOLD Bruko no.5 flat body with arched back and two piece bridge

    Thinning the herd a bit. Some changes in our circumstances mean we're probably moving to a smaller place soon and I won't have walls of uke storage any more. This is a Bruko no 5. Flat body, with an arched back. I love this uke, but I never play it - I have lots of other ukes and it is a shame...
  7. chris667

    YALL. I just discovered AI art.

    Oh, is this Craiyon? www.craiyon.com if you want to have a go yourself.
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    New Martins vs Old Martins

    It's to remind you that you should have bought an old one.:p
  9. chris667

    Entry to Mid Level Soprano or Concert Uke Suitable for the Blues ?

    It's so .. Ukulele Underground of this place to reply to a question asking "Entry to Mid Level Soprano or Concert Uke Suitable for the Blues" by suggesting a Martin. All the original blues musicians played what was available or made it themselves. Many (most) of these instruments would be...
  10. chris667

    Mele travel guitar?

    Seems like rather a lot to me. If you want to do the transition from uke to guitar, why not just get a proper guitar? If that's the sound you're looking for, you can pick up a pretty decent guitar for less.
  11. chris667

    Acoustic-Electric.... Any caveats?

    No negative impact, probably, but there is the caveat that the one you get may or may not be setup properly or sound nice. Always try and play the one you want to see what it sounds like. If you can't play yet, take another player or ask whoever is selling it to show it to you.
  12. chris667

    The rising cost of "hand"made ukes

    The correct answer is that ukuleles are really a price per hour spent playing, so the purchase cost is more or less irrelevant.
  13. chris667

    Hey from Bix

    The uke is consenting, you are consenting. Who is the victim? Welcome to UU Bixb.
  14. chris667

    SOTU 531 -- Name Dropping

    No one else is awake yet, and I am feeling a bit silly. Time to break out the kazoos. My dad loves Neil Diamond. This was written about Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy. Who knew?
  15. chris667

    Theories and Ideas on why I sound better on a much less expensive Ukuele

    A more experienced player would be able to give you an idea if it is you or the new instrument. Where do you live? Is there another UUer nearby who could help?
  16. chris667

    Am I Just Too Uncoordinated to Do This?

    If you can't play it at 1/4 speed, you can't play it. Also, remember if you practice getting something wrong you are actually doing negative practice. You will graduate from queen of the downstrum soon enough.
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    Larger Sopranos

    A vita uke would be the obvious choice. I had one of these for a while - gave it away in the end. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362240238772?hash=item54573364b4:g:GB8AAOSwKaxggqTE Very loud!
  18. chris667

    Thinking about a style 3

    Play the one you want to buy. There is a big chance that you won't like it as much as what you already have.