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    08-09-2020, 08:01 AM
    The G&B Detective Agency series. I've heard through the grapevine that the author is coming out with another one before Christmas. I'm excited about...
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    08-09-2020, 07:54 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Number two. in Guitar Discussion
    I will check that out. It sounds interesting and I think it would put what I'm doing in some kind of context, which would be very helpful. I've...
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    08-07-2020, 07:02 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Sweetwater in Uke Talk
    They put those banners up there for a reason. If it isn't Sweetwater trying to sell you something, it is some company trying to sell you hawaiian...
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    08-07-2020, 03:33 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Number two. in Guitar Discussion
    No doubt, the fantasy got to me. I have a young friend who is a very good blues guitarist and has a band. So of course I follow on Facebook and...
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    08-06-2020, 09:23 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Sweetwater in Uke Talk
    I've heard a few people here and on other forums complain about the catalogs. As much as I have embraced all things digital and on line, I am always...
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    08-06-2020, 03:33 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Sweetwater in Uke Talk
    You gotta love Sweetwater. They are such enablers.
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    08-05-2020, 05:39 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread String Snap PTSD in Uke Talk
    One of the benefits of being in the Navy and four years at sea, you get good at tying knots.
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    08-04-2020, 09:26 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread String Snap PTSD in Uke Talk
    I don't worry about wear and tear. I mean, for a moment, but it is bound to happen. Let go and move on, and don't dwell on it. But in eight years I...
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    08-04-2020, 06:38 AM
    Rllink started a thread Number two. in Guitar Discussion
    It took me a year and a couple months to buy my second ukulele. Over eight years I've bought four and sold one of those. In the course of a few...
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    08-01-2020, 12:27 PM
    Rllink replied to a thread Kanilea pins in Uke Talk
    I'm okay with pins, or tying them, wrapping them, slots or knots, it makes no difference to me.
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    08-01-2020, 12:07 PM
    Rllink replied to a thread Playing In Band & Unhappy! in Uke Talk
    Interesting responses. Some much more diplomatic than mine and each has merit. But for me, I don't like to drag everyone else into my fights. If I...
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    07-31-2020, 01:00 PM
    I don't know about heating my house with the catalogs, maybe roast a marshmellow. I get a couple of good thick old school catalogs every year from...
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    07-30-2020, 03:54 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Playing In Band & Unhappy! in Uke Talk
    I don't shy from confrontation myself, and I would actually rise up to this one in a micro second. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't draw the other...
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    07-29-2020, 03:48 AM
    On the ukulele it was Mercedes-Benz by Janis Joplin. It is still the first song on my play list because I can sing it and play it cold, so I use it...
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    07-25-2020, 08:03 AM
    Sounds like he likes his Honeytone. Just saying.
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    07-25-2020, 07:59 AM
    I will admit that I've been attracted by the thin line travel ukes, but then I do some soul searching and ask myself what exactly I would gain from...
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    07-25-2020, 03:59 AM
    Sweetwater. They always come through for me.
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    07-25-2020, 03:55 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Strumming vs Picking in Uke Talk
    Strumming is good for those who sing and use their ukulele for accompaniment. If one doesn't sing, strumming chords just gets boring after a while....
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    07-24-2020, 10:16 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Hello! in New Member Introductions
    Hi Bob. I live in Ames. Welcome.
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    07-23-2020, 08:52 AM
    I think I'm getting a little over zealous trying to make my point. Maybe I need to let it go. :)
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    07-23-2020, 08:38 AM
    What I'm saying is that the player should be able to find that sweet spot, wherever it is and play there. And yes, sound does change as you go from...
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    07-23-2020, 06:40 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Del Rey in Uke Talk
    I like her. I went to one of her workshops and she told all the noodlers to quit playing with their ukuleles and listen up, she would tell them when...
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    07-23-2020, 05:07 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Surprised by Laminate in Uke Talk
    I want to like HPL, but it always spells Formica counter tops to me. I'm looking at an HPL instrument that I want and I need to get past that.
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    07-23-2020, 05:03 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Strumming Patterns in Uke Talk
    I think that method books and video lessons teach strum patterns because beginners have to learn to strum. It just isn't intuitive to some people....
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    07-23-2020, 04:05 AM
    Several years ago I went to a Li 'l Rev workshop and he was having us strum from the sound hole to the fifth fret and back. Just for the sake of...
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    07-23-2020, 03:48 AM
    I chuckle a little when I read about not disturbing the nrighbors. My next door neighbor is a younger guy and we have been good friends for a long...
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    07-23-2020, 03:40 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Surprised by Laminate in Uke Talk
    I say this again, because I've said it here before, I have three ukes, one cheap Makala, A solid mahogany Mainland and an Ohana solid cedar top solid...
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    07-22-2020, 11:13 AM
    There is so much good information out there on the internet, but there is a lot of misinformation out there too. You can't take everything that...
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    07-21-2020, 02:00 PM
    Well, I do play out and about. While I would prefer to play with two mics that isn't always the option, so I don't want to limit myself. Secondly, I...
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Pretty much just a free spirit at the moment. I'm retired, married, we have two grown children, and a gorgeous grand daughter.
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I don't have a job. I write detective novels, but that's not really a job.

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