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    Today, 11:44 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Elephant in the room in Uke Talk
    There will be an inoculation for the virus, which will allow us to go back to the way it was, in the mean time, I'm not having a problem staying home...
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    Today, 08:59 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Not for the faint hearted in Bass
    Yes, The CC Strummers, and there's actually two of us playing bass uke, works out fine, especially when one of us can't make rehearsals or a gig. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Not for the faint hearted in Bass
    My sweet spot is 23" scale for a bass uke. I found I had difficulty getting to the upper frets of my 21" scale acoustic bass ukes, even with cutaway,...
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    Yesterday, 11:09 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Not for the faint hearted in Bass
    I think the amp has a lot to do with the sound, but different strings do contribute to the overall sound. I really don't discern a big difference...
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    Yesterday, 07:30 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Not for the faint hearted in Bass
    Nice recording Kim. I use GarageBand to add a bass track to the Zoom audio recording of a new song the leader brings to our twice a week sessions,...
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    07-04-2020, 02:28 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Club Shirts in Uke Talk
    The leader of my group specifically says NOT to wear matching shirts, but any Hawaiian shirt is OK. I have three that I rotate through when we do...
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    07-04-2020, 11:18 AM
    I signed in at 2:09 PM Pacific, over half an our late, got in at 2:17. This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center...
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    07-03-2020, 08:01 PM
    A couple months ago as I was surfing eBay tenor ukes, I saw an absolutely beautifully designed one from Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam, who has made me a...
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    07-02-2020, 09:17 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread U Bass ??? in Bass
    If you're posting the photo from a smart phone, you need to rotate it with a photo app after shooting because with the phone upright, it actually...
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    07-02-2020, 09:07 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Ukulele Computer Files in Uke Talk
    Canvas X Draw used to do that, but in the latest version they fixed it, but each text line is separate because of the chord diagrams.
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    07-02-2020, 05:33 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Ukulele Computer Files in Uke Talk
    The app is Preview, which replaces Acrobat Reader. Not only can view and save PDFs, it also handles JPG, TIFF, PNG, and other bitmap images. It does...
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    07-02-2020, 05:21 AM
    That's exactly the same thing that happened to me 6 years ago on a one week old Kala solid cedar top tenor. The drop cracked the finish on the front...
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    07-01-2020, 07:38 PM
    I bought my grand niece and nephew each a ukulele for their 2nd birthday. Scarlet is 5 now and asked me just before the virus hit to show her how to...
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    07-01-2020, 07:30 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread My Covid "Ukulele Time" in Uke Talk
    Nice, I always like that kind of innovative artistic thinking. BTW, add a couple of carriage returns to the end of the paragraph before you click the...
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    07-01-2020, 11:53 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread U Bass ??? in Bass
    To post a photo, when you reply, there are a row of icons above the text area, click the third from the end and a little window will come up to...
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    07-01-2020, 08:42 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Ukulele Computer Files in Uke Talk
    I use a Mac, which comes with an app that deals with PDFs, and I also have a graphics design app that handles PDFs, Canvas X Draw. The size of a...
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    06-30-2020, 08:30 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Ukulele Computer Files in Uke Talk
    Sheets that are scans take up a lot of space, usually jpg, but can also be PDF. It's best if they're original PDF files, not done from a scan. A scan...
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    06-30-2020, 02:47 AM
    Do it right. Buy a kit from stewart mcdonald and build your own. Totally American crafted and exactly to your build spec.
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    06-28-2020, 07:53 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread U Bass ??? in Bass
    Did you get the acoustic or the solid body?
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    06-27-2020, 08:12 PM
    My younger brother just had that problem on his Fire tablet, I told him to be sure his volume was on full, but that didn't help much, then he used a...
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    06-27-2020, 08:07 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread U Bass ??? in Bass
    I came to this thread a little late, I always recommend buying a bass uke from Rondomusic.com, one of the Hadean acoustic or solid body bass ukes. I...
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    06-26-2020, 08:02 PM
    kohanmike replied to a poll Black or chrome? in Uke Talk
    I always match the strap button to the dominant color of the tuning machines, so chrome is my suggestion. This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles,...
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    06-23-2020, 08:55 PM
    Get a strap, only then did I have the freedom to play efficiently under all circumstances. This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove...
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    06-23-2020, 08:50 PM
    In the first year I played 7 years ago when I was 63, I had 16 ukes, but at the end of the year I culled them down to 4 of the best ones. Since then...
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    06-23-2020, 08:45 PM
    Me too, would replace my Kala cedar top, tenor cutaway, slotted head, preamp, especially because I could replace the others myself later.
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    06-21-2020, 08:47 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Strap button shapes. in Uke Talk
    I like a slightly larger button so the strap doesn't slip off, as has happened to me occasionally. I have a separate strap for each of my 9 ukes and...
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    06-21-2020, 06:06 AM
    I was a production assistant in the early 1970s on the 'Stand Up and Cheer' TV show. Every week we went into the recording studio to lay down the...
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    06-19-2020, 09:04 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Long stalls. in Site Suggestions
    It ^*@#$% didn't work! What really aggravates me is I love this forum, and Safari is so much better than Chrome or Firefox, I'm just going to live...
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    06-19-2020, 08:57 PM
    I'm serious about playing uke and have no interest what-so-ever in playing anything else. I even gave up the guitar after almost 50 years because I...
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    06-19-2020, 08:40 PM
    Good question John. I only use cutaway tenor ukes, Florentine, Venetian and tapered, and don't find any loss of volume. I've also read somewhere on...
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    Do you think the labella flatwound steel strings for ME bass would fitt a Kala solid body U-bass?
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