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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    At first I bought ukes for the look, in a year about 16, then I got more discriminating so I culled them down to 4 of the best playing. Now up up to...
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    06-20-2018, 06:55 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    I have 8 very good quality ukes, a few that are custom made, but I'm not concerned about damage, I play uke weekly and rotate through them 1 to 8 so...
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    06-19-2018, 08:18 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Electric Uke? in Uke Talk
    You're dad is definitely wrong, most of my ukes have piezo under saddle pickups and active preamp system that I've used with a variety of amplifiers...
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    06-19-2018, 06:37 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread How long and how many? in Uke Talk
    After playing guitar for almost 50 years, I took up the uke 5 years ago. In the 1st year I accumulated 16 ukes, at the end of the year I decided to...
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    06-17-2018, 08:20 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    I have leather straps on all my ukes and after 4-5 years, there is no damage anywhere. They have the slip through end piece so there are no buckles....
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    06-17-2018, 08:11 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Gypsy Jazz in Links and Videos
    It's actually a tenor ukulele, the top is solid curly maple, also known as tiger or flame maple, the body is solid Indian Rosewood. Bruce Wei sells...
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    06-17-2018, 08:05 PM
    Inadvertently saw this thread and thought I would reply to the last requests about longevity. It's been about 4 years since I got this uke and it's...
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    06-17-2018, 07:51 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Gypsy Jazz in Links and Videos
    Mike, the forum Links and Videos is specifically for members to show themselves playing, there are lots and lots of them. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3...
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    06-17-2018, 07:45 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread cash cache in Ukulele Beginners
    That's great idea. Since I've never been married or had kids, I have enough disposable income to buy as I want. In my first year playing uke about 5...
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    06-17-2018, 05:53 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread My First Paid Gig! in Uke Talk
    Way to go and just a quick clarification, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) is for songwriters to get them royalties, AF...
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    06-16-2018, 08:28 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Gypsy Jazz in Links and Videos
    Very very nice, loved it. Now if you only had a gypsy jazz Selmer Maccaferri Django style uke to make it complete. I had my tenor made by Bruce Wei...
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    06-15-2018, 05:50 AM
    Now that's what I call a deal, good on ya mate. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3 acoustic bass ukes, 8 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass guitars ...
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    06-15-2018, 05:48 AM
    I took a workshop with her at Boulevard Music in Culver City a couple of years ago. She's heavy into blues. Just looked at her bio, born in LA and...
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    06-14-2018, 07:02 PM
    I've been contemplating another custom by Bruce Wei in Vietnam, he turned me on to myrtle on this site, beautiful wood and great prices....
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    06-13-2018, 08:17 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Fret Decals in Uke Talk
    Thanks, I actually made a decal label for the truss rod cover, "Ukenbacker." 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3 acoustic bass ukes, 8 solid body bass ukes, 7...
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    06-13-2018, 08:13 PM
    For a minute I thought you were talking about the AudioVox Serenader short scale bass guitar, the first solid body electric bass ever made, circa mid...
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    06-13-2018, 08:09 PM
    Good stuff Rick, my Alida special order buddy. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3 acoustic bass ukes, 8 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass guitars ...
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    06-13-2018, 06:23 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Fret Decals in Uke Talk
    I've put them on my uke and bass ukes, works very well, does not interfere at all and the ones I get from Jokomo in Japan are removable. On this...
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    06-13-2018, 06:03 AM
    I played guitar for almost 50 years before I took up the ukulele 5 years ago. In the mid-60s with the British music group invasion, many of my...
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    06-12-2018, 08:30 PM
    I'm going to be sure to keep watch of my bank account, but so far after about 5 years, I haven't been double billed. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3...
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    06-12-2018, 06:21 AM
    My PJ Double Four has a 3.5mm aux input with level control. I've used it for my iPhone, but not sure if with an adapter, the impedance will allow for...
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    06-12-2018, 06:15 AM
    I've had a luthier replace the nut on a couple of my ukes with slightly wider spaced slots, even a little helped. I now make sure when I get a custom...
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    06-10-2018, 07:32 PM
    Those bass tuning machines are pretty much standard on Chinese made bass ukes. I've replaced them on a few of my bass ukes with HipShot licensed...
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    06-10-2018, 05:22 AM
    Very nice, congrats. I recently bought a Hadean walnut bass uke from Rondo, the wood looks very similar, though I like the center strip on yours. The...
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    06-09-2018, 06:25 AM
    After almost 50 years of playing guitar with electronics and a Crate Limo 10" 50w battery amp, then switching to ukulele 5 years ago and joining a 60...
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    06-08-2018, 03:22 PM
    All routers and modems I've ever dealt with only require the power to be unplugged for 30 seconds to 1 minute to reset. It's not out of the question...
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    06-08-2018, 03:18 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread GT microbass in Bass
    Yes, but what's most important is how even the amplified sound is from string to string. If any of the strings are louder or lower than the other,...
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    06-08-2018, 03:14 PM
    I also recommend lessons. Even though I played guitar for almost fifty years, then ukulele for about a year, when I started playing bass uke I...
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    06-07-2018, 08:10 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Uke and surfing in Uke Talk
    Glad it turned out well Booli. I never board surfed, but I did a lot of body surfing cutting class regularly. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3 acoustic...
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    06-06-2018, 06:15 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread How to reach to Mim? in Buying Tips
    The first time I contacted her was by phone, which she answered and we had a very nice conversation. She recommended the Kala cedar top tenor cutaway...
    18 replies | 796 view(s)
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I was born Sept. 1949, an identical twin. grew up in Los Angeles, Fairfax High, LACC, guitar and harmonica player.
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