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  1. Brad Bordessa

    All Ukulele Vendors Are Awesome!!!!!

    FYI, Rich is referring to this thread: that was just closed because I asked Aaron to do so, thinking nothing of it other than that my original question had been answered and that...
  2. Brad Bordessa

    Uke Like the Pros Online Shop

    I'm in no way interested in censoring UU, Rich. It's been fine the way it is for the 15 years I've been here.🤙 Closing this thread (different than deleting, BTW) and starting a new one would be a much more visible and proactive way to address these issues with ULTP, in my opinion. I just...
  3. Brad Bordessa

    Uke Like the Pros Online Shop

    Not a problem! Don't worry about it. Honest feedback and reviews are important. However, I started this thread asking a very different question than what it morphed into. Nobody's fault, just time to take the discussion to a new thread, if needed, IMO.
  4. Brad Bordessa

    Uke Like the Pros Online Shop

    Thought this thread had died, but now I'll be asking Aaron to close it officially. I was just looking for some insight, not trying to open a can of worms. Sorry to hear about your trouble, Natika.
  5. Brad Bordessa

    Listen to this one at 7 minutes or so, titled Follow Me. She's amazing.

    Sounds great, but I could figure out who they are. The live stream doesn't seem to link to an account that I see.
  6. Brad Bordessa

    Ulu Style 2 Soprano

    Looks fab, Brad. Ulu for the neck too?
  7. Brad Bordessa

    Affordable video editing software?

    Davinci Resolve is industry standard software. It's free. Really nice to use. Can't imagine using something else while it's available.
  8. Brad Bordessa

    Favorite tone woods for tenor low G?

    If it's good, it's good, regardless of tonewood. I have spruce top, solid koa, and EKoa ukes - all low-G. They each have a different flavor. The one that's the best overall instrument and that I play most is probably the second best sounding. The reason I play it as my main instrument has little...
  9. Brad Bordessa

    Ukuleles in video games

    Looks pretty cool. Exciting to see island culture featured in a game. Polynesia has always seemed like a no-brainer setting for an RPG game to me.
  10. Brad Bordessa

    Your favorite Low G string set? (Replacement for Southcoast LML-RW)

    If they haven't changed since I tried them many years ago, they were kind of thumpy and warm. Much more like an old-school Hilo brand nylon sound than anything fluorocarbon. Not anything like what I experienced from Southcoast sets. I'd send Joel an email and see if he can put together a double...
  11. Brad Bordessa

    KNA Pickups

    They sent me a couple to try out. Haven't sat down to make a comparison with a normal pickup yet, but I plan to.
  12. Brad Bordessa

    Amp recommendations

    If two people need to plug in, you're looking at more of a PA option. Most acoustic amps only have an instrument and a mic channel. This can work if somebody uses a mic for their uke, but then you can't sing. I don't have any experience with all-in-ones, but that's most likely the cheapest way...
  13. Brad Bordessa

    Books for a not-so beginner

    If you're ok with playing single-note melodies (usually a more appropriate and less frustrating challenge for an advanced-beginner than solo arrangements), my ebook might be worth a look:
  14. Brad Bordessa

    Please, somebody buy this

    That koa fretboard is SICK! The rest of the curl is almost too much, but I love how Hawaiian the fretboard grain looks.
  15. Brad Bordessa

    Vaseline On Machine Heads

    Does anybody even use oil? I always got the impression with open gear tuners that oil will just collect dust and make things worse. I only add oil sometimes to my Outdoor ukes since they're often salty and full of sand. Interested to see what the consensus is. EDIT: this is interesting and...
  16. Brad Bordessa

    TUS/HMS Communication Issue Resolved by Andrew

    Sorry this is bothering your heart so, but honestly, at this point it seems a little obsessive. You've gotten a lot of perspectives. It seems this thread has served its purpose. No regular forum users that I know of work at HMS and is going to see this. If you really feel the need to make a...
  17. Brad Bordessa

    TUS/HMS Communication Issue Resolved by Andrew

    One more vote for "you're overthinking it". It's good to remember that everyone's perceptive of a situation is different. Andrew never emails me back. Not because he doesn't care. I know he does. It's just that he and his team have a million more important things to do than answer emails that...
  18. Brad Bordessa

    Left Hand Technique For ʻUkulele Video Course!!!

    I guess this is where this goes.... :cry: After more than a year of hard work and thought, my latest and greatest course is launching! Left Hand Technique For ʻUkulele, follows the same vein as my ebook of the same name, but much expanded and now taught via sequential video lessons. With 50...
  19. Brad Bordessa

    Uke buzz when lifting fingers - speed makes it worse what am i doing wrong?

    It's really good to be mindful of this kind of thing, but you're a minty fresh player and I don't think it's as big a deal as you think. It honestly sounds like I would expect any new player to play. It will clear up as you go. If I was your teacher, I'd encourage you to fret higher up inside...
  20. Brad Bordessa

    Pressure of fretting fingers

    Awesome! Glad to hear this is being taught out in the wild. Keep in mind that the pressure you need to press with will change depending on how hard you pluck the strings! It's a constant balancing act. But one that's well worth examining and practicing.