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    01-17-2019, 08:36 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    Give yourself a $300 budget and you'll have more choices. 9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 8 mini electric...
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    01-17-2019, 12:17 PM
    For my ukuleles, I buy Levy Leathers 1.5" straps that don't have any buckles which might bang against the finish. They're two piece with slip holes...
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    01-16-2019, 07:34 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Marvelous Mim in Uke Talk
    I have a digital subscription and just started reading the latest issue, looking forward to the article. Mim recommended a Kala cedar top acacia koa...
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    01-16-2019, 07:24 AM
    I played guitar for almost 50 years, then I started playing ukulele a little over 5 years ago and never had a problem with an aching thumb, but last...
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    01-14-2019, 08:49 PM
    What Jim said. Depending on the body of the uke, I either use an anchor on the back, or string through ferrules near the tail of the body. The only...
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    01-14-2019, 11:35 AM
    I only have tenor ukes and if one seems too narrow, I have a new nut made with as wide spacing as possible, so far so good. Actually, when I culled...
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    01-14-2019, 11:30 AM
    I and the other bass player in my group put round wound nylon core on our bass ukes, Pyramid and Kala, but no matter how we tried to work them, they...
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    01-13-2019, 08:57 PM
    Saw your post on Talk Bass, I'll answer here too. I've done that with flat wound strings, but I cut only the threaded part about 4", not the wound...
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    01-13-2019, 08:44 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread Battery Powered Bass Amps in Bass
    I put together a small 8Ah 12v sealed lead acid motorcycle battery with a pure sine wave inverter for my 250w 15" Carvin bass amp that is very...
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    01-13-2019, 08:33 PM
    Correct, my mistake. I prefer tuners with gears, this Fluke does not have them. I'm not sure it will be worth it to change to geared tuners, and...
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    01-13-2019, 07:28 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread 2019 NAMM thread in Uke Talk
    Oops, I had an extra m on the link, it's fixed now. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 10 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass...
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    01-13-2019, 07:24 AM
    I just bought a used Fluke here on the Marketplace, which Is my first experience with planetary tuners, I normally don't like them but the Fluke was...
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    01-12-2019, 09:14 PM
    I'd like to try it. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 10 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass guitars • Donate to The Ukulele...
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    01-11-2019, 09:14 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread 2019 NAMM thread in Uke Talk
    Here's the link to the event schedule. https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2019/events/schedule 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 10...
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    01-11-2019, 07:51 AM
    All of the custom ukes I had Bruce make were easily half the price as anyone else. When I wanted to have a gypsy jazz made about 4 years ago, I...
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    01-11-2019, 07:34 AM
    Last night I couldn't post any new messages, I kept getting a message about not waiting long enough. I tried to PM Rayan and that also would not go,...
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    01-10-2019, 02:01 PM
    Yes, thank you Rayan. Wait, at 11:15 PM I can't post any new messages, I keep getting a "Forbidden, you submitted too quickly" message. I can edit...
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    01-09-2019, 09:13 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread 2019 NAMM thread in Uke Talk
    I should have specified the winter NAMM show, but below is what I just read on the NAMM site, note that they say "shows" in two places. "How do I...
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    01-09-2019, 08:52 PM
    I've developed higher blood pressure with weight gain and damage from radiation treatments for cancer many years ago. In my case playing the uke has...
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    01-09-2019, 07:13 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread 2019 NAMM thread in Uke Talk
    No, that's not correct. I always go on Sunday and they check your registration ID at every door. Non-members can apply for entry, but must meet...
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    01-09-2019, 06:45 AM
    I just received a reply from Bruce: "Hi Michael, All's well here. I'm semi-retiring so dropped the website. I now am going to concentrate on...
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    01-08-2019, 09:21 PM
    kohanmike replied to a thread 2019 NAMM thread in Uke Talk
    No, not open to the public. You have to be a member of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) as a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer,...
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    01-08-2019, 03:07 PM
    Uh oh. I had him build me a custom mini base guitar about 4 years ago when I saw that he made small electric guitars, specifically a Fender...
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    01-08-2019, 02:49 PM
    I use a hosting service out of Canada, DotEasy.com with unlimited storage and unlimited bandwidth transfer rates, etc. Not sure how it might be used...
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    01-07-2019, 10:06 AM
    kohanmike replied to a thread UU Service Unavailable? in Uke Talk
    Glad to finally get some kind of feedback, please keep us informed. It's been especially bad for me today with the can't connect to the server...
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    01-07-2019, 07:02 AM
    Has anyone noticed that the original poster, stophei11 in Kentucky has not replied at all here? I replied to a Marketplace listing for a Fluke by...
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    01-06-2019, 02:46 PM
    It's going to stay on a stand in my music room since it's more durable then my others in the cabinet. I've been looking at Flukes for the last couple...
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    01-06-2019, 02:42 PM
    And I thought I had a lot of time on my hands. Good dissertation, you must have done well in essay class. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass...
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    01-06-2019, 09:06 AM
    I want it please. I'll PM you. 8 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 10 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass guitars • Donate to...
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    01-06-2019, 09:03 AM
    I've seen those ukes on eBay often. I consider it a uke because of the tuning, not the style, calling it a Baroq-ulele works for me. I had a uke made...
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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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