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  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    In my younger days I sold or traded stuff to people and had nothin’ but trouble doin’ it. They weren’t happy with it or were angry that I charged...
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    Wheels on the bus, Old McDonald, Down by the Bay, Five Green and Speckled Frogs, Clap Your Hands If You're Happy, On Top of Spaghetti, Don't Worry Be...
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    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
    A strap to me is more than just support to play my uke. I use a strap just to free up my hands so that I can turn pages, swipe the screen, adjust the...
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 AM
    Find a couple of songs that use just two chords, show them how to make the chords, then try getting them to sing & play - it will probably be...
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    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    The Martin D-28 is the most sought after bluegrass guitar. But I didn't know that they cost that much. I probably won't be buying one this week.
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    06-20-2018, 08:30 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Flying with my uke in Uke Talk
    I always pack my uke in my checked lugage, but I have a pretty large suitcase and my concert just fits crosswise. I'm just wondering how big of a...
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    06-20-2018, 08:00 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    I have this one solid mahogany concert with a MiSi pickup. It is my "do everything ukulele". It pretty much goes wherever I'm going because it is my...
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    06-20-2018, 06:48 AM
    Croaky Keith replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    I don't go to meets, however, I wouldn't take an expensive one along, if I did, because it may get damaged or lost(?), but mainly because it will get...
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    06-20-2018, 05:05 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Concertinas? in Other Instruments
    I'm sure that you are probably right about not finding one for $100, and I guess that also shows how serious I am about learning to play the...
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 10:25 PM
    I'd often thought about a squeeze box too, but they cost a lot of money, & when I took a look into the workings, I had a re think, they are quite...
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 10:08 PM
    Some people do, as you can see from the above, but I don't - it's just a uke, & I've got a few of them too - but go ahead if it makes it more...
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    06-19-2018, 09:42 AM
    Rllink started a thread Concertinas? in Other Instruments
    The past couple of years I've been looking at 20 button concertinas. I almost bought one yesterday on Ebay, but it went over the $100 that I was...
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    06-19-2018, 08:54 AM
    Croaky Keith replied to a thread Electric Uke? in Uke Talk
    Vorson/Clearwater make a steel string solid body electric uke, as does RISA (at a price), there are some solid body nylon/fluoro strung ukes, (a good...
    10 replies | 204 view(s)
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    06-19-2018, 08:27 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Electric Uke? in Uke Talk
    Tyler, your dad is wrong. Lots of people use pedals with acoustic electric instruments. The upside is that with an acoustic electric ukulele you can...
    10 replies | 204 view(s)
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    06-19-2018, 04:07 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread 1st Uke for under $80? in Buying Tips
    I think that you are going to get much the same advise from the same people as you did in your other thread. Any of those would be fine probably....
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 09:20 PM
    I think you've just been given the green light to go & buy more ukes. :D
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 09:13 PM
    Buying different ukes when you start out is half the fun - nobody should deny their instincts to try a few! :shaka::music:
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  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 09:08 PM
    My first thought too, when I saw the title. :) But, I usually listen from my computers, (laptops, & occasionally desktop or tablet), built in...
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    06-18-2018, 02:04 PM
    kvehe replied to a thread My Father's Day present in Uke Talk
    That’s great!
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:18 AM
    Haha, for the first twenty six years of my son's life everything I did was stupid and embarrassing for him. Then for some reason, he got older and...
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:10 AM
    I use google play and I listen to it through a set of Bluetooth headphones, or Bluetooth speakers if I'm in the house. I also have a mount for one of...
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  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:50 AM
    Ya see . . . good music never dies. Folks’ll be tapping toes to that tune in the next century—gangsta rap indeed! :old:
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 04:19 AM
    That is all very valid points, and in your case the buyer also gets a bit of Pete Howlett's heart and soul in every ukulele too. I think that people...
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    06-17-2018, 01:15 PM
    Rllink replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    Watch for metal rivets and metal buckles.
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  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 09:26 AM
    Clearly, “good” music is really just a matter of taste. I guess I was mistakenly writing about “lasting” music and not today’s pop music. My bad. ...
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  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 06:51 AM
    What constitutes any length of time? I'm wondering how much people here play? I play for forty-five minutes to an hour every afternoon without...
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  • hollisdwyer's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 06:40 AM
    I think I like 3 & 5 the best. This is turning out to be a very unique and beautiful instrument Jim.
    52 replies | 1821 view(s)
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Pretty much just a free spirit at the moment. Spend part of my year in Ames, Iowa, where our families live, and spend the winters in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I'm retired, married, we have two grown children, and a gorgeous grand daughter.
Ames, Iowa/San Juan, Puerto Rico
Drawing, painting, writing, singing, metal detecting, and vintage motorcycles.
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