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  1. Lori

    Introducing Uke Leash 2

    News for Uke Leash customers! Thanks to you, I have had to replenish my supplies many times since 2010. When I buy the buckles, I buy in large quantities to get the best prices. On previous occasions, I was able to find a distributor in the USA. This time, I could not find a quality buckle...
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    New Chocolate Brown Leather Uke Leash

    Hi All I am offering a new color for the Uke Leash Brown Leather... it is Chocolate Brown. This is to replace the discontinued Red-Brown leather color that I usually offered. I still have shorter red-brown pieces left if anybody needs additional headstock straps to match their red-brown Uke...
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    New Original Happy Cat Uke T-Shirt by Uke Leash!

    On the opening of my new webstore design, I have some new items including these cute Ukulele t-shirts. Here is the link to the new store home page. The old store is still connected at the moment to the main...
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    Uke Leash Special Limited Edition Printed Straps!

    Hi All I have just redone my web store, and added some new items. First of all, I am offering printed Polyester straps for the first time. There is only a small run of each of these designs, and the process was not as precise as I would have liked, so I may not do these designs again unless they...
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    Print patterns on straps- VOTE

    I am going to test out some prints for my half inch wide Uke Leash straps, and would like to see what you like before I spend the money on new original prints. Let me know if you like any of these, or if you have any suggestions for prints or colors. Remember, it should work for a half inch wide...
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    Uke Leash Anniversary 20% discount!!

    Hi all! Just realized that today is the Uke Leash's 6th anniversary of it's first web store order! Since you kind and helpful folks have been so supportive, I am offering a special 20% discount code to celebrate the event. Use the coupon code: ukeleash2016UU in the shopping cart. Offer expires...
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    Westside Ukulele Ensemble November 14, Westwood CA

    Saturday, November 14th at 2:00 pm our group, the Westside Ukulele Ensemble will be performing with The Harvard Yardbirds. The Harvard Yardbirds are an a capella singing group, and the Westside Ukulele Ensemble plays instrumentally in parts (no singing). We will perform at the Westwood...
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    amplifying ukes (do we need a DI Box?)

    I know that there has been a lot of really great help here on how to amplify ukuleles for performances. Our group has been researching the subject, and are trying to get all the pieces figured out. We need to cover 8-10 instruments and 2 vocals. Each uke player is going to figure out how they...
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    Live Streaming Video of Santa Monica Ukulele Festival

    April 18, 2015 The Santa Monica Ukulele Festival is going to be streaming live video. Westside Ukulele Ensemble will be playing from 2:30- 3:00pm PDT. –Lori
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    Osteoarthritis and Uke playing- your stories

    I know we have a great forum here, and figure there are a lot of you out there that have personal experience dealing with Osteoarthritis and uke playing. I am not having too much pain at the moment, but I'm more concerned with Range of Motion and a left pinky finger that doesn't bend anymore due...
  11. Lori

    Mainland Concert Banjo Uke with case - SOLD

    Mainland Concert Banjo Uke with case $280 + shipping/ insurance (about 7 lbs) by US Postal Service (approx. $25 for Continental US). Pick -up available in the Los Angeles area. I am selling my Mahogany Mainland Concert Banjo Uke. Originally purchased to develop a design for a Uke Leash Banjo...
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    Hyatt commercial features ukulele

    Just saw this Hyatt commercial with a ukulele featured.
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    Instrumental Happy New Year

    Auld Lang Syne on ukulele (low G tuning on long neck soprano) Arrangement by R. Ruthen (pdfminstrel) Happy New Year UU! –Lori
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    Light Tension Strings for Elderly Student

    I just started giving private ukulele lessons to an 88 year old man. He has a brand new Cordoba Tenor uke, with Aquila strings on it. He is at the very, very beginning, with no music experience whatsoever. So, our first lesson was about the very basics. He is not used to playing stringed...
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    OK GO Video w/ uke Wow!

    I noticed the uke at the beginning of this video, but by the end, you might forget it was even involved. I loved this one. –Lori
  16. Lori

    18% Humidity, Gig Bag not enough

    I have been refilling my Oasis Humidifiers, and testing my humidity readings on my various cases with a digital meter. Currently, it is a dry 18% humidity with the temp at about 77 degrees in my apartment. The Oasis humidifiers are doing fine in the hard cases and styrofoam hard cases. But the...
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    Ukulele Calendar 2012- 40% Discount today on Cafe Press

    Cafe Press is having a 40% off Marketplace Calendars today. Normal price on the Marketplace is $22. The Coupon Code is CHRONOS and brings the price down to $13.20 each. That is lower than my store price, so here is your chance to get a deal. Deal ends at the end of Sunday (today)...
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    Folding Music Stands, suggestions?

    The Daily Ukulele Songbook is a little heavy for my "Jamstands" metal folding music stand. It quivers under the weight, and is a bit unsteady at the tall position. Anybody out there have a folding music stand that they like? I would like it to be lightweight, if possible, and it would be great...
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    New 2012 Ukulele Calendar is out!

    Well, the calendar is finished. I ended up doing 2 versions, due to the controversy on the March Chuck Moore photo. Thanks to helpful Chuck, I have a G-rated version for those of you that might prefer it. The cover choice became the Mike DaSilva uke, which had many votes, and is a good...
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    Vote on the Ukulele Calendar Cover 2012

    I am finishing up the 2012 Ukulele Calendar project, to be sold on Café Press with proceeds going to the "Ukuleles For Kids" project. I need to choose the cover photo, and I would like to get your input. Please vote for your favorite. There are only 10 entries for the poll, so I will only list...