• Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    I think it's from their involvement in the vintage instrument market. Someone else may know otherwise, though.
    11 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Sound and Humidity in Uke Talk
    Mine sound better when it's dry. With high humidity the sound is more muddy, kind of "soggy". 30-40% humidity seems to give me the best, clearest...
    5 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Resonators in Uke Talk
    Every so often I'm interested in one, and would probably consider a baritone-sized resonator, but as far as I know there are no factory models in...
    18 replies | 944 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I was hesitant to sell some of my ukes because I half expected there'd be some issues, even horror scenarios like someone charging back money. But...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    Yeah, I know Elderly buys stuff, but it still seems like a hassle. It’s just easier to keep it unless maybe I can use it for a trade in. And I do...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Joyful Uke replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    If you don't mind a bit less money than selling it directly to someone, you could go through someplace like Elderly. They have a form on their...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    I usta wanna play the concertina, but, since I started the ukulele with all those chords, Iíve lost the desire. My olí wrinkled brain just cannot...
    7 replies | 150 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    Graham, you’re probably right, but I just don’t wanna be bothered with fussy, mind changing people. Also, some of the stuff that I have to sell or...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    I ordered a banjo from Elderly and made a one digit mistake on the order, so they sent me the wrong one. I called them and cried on their shoulder,...
    11 replies | 351 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    I have had the opposite results, playing a 1-1/2" nut width with a strap and it helped me. The beauty of a strap, for me anyways, is it frees my hand...
    6 replies | 106 view(s)
  • 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...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • 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...
    9 replies | 148 view(s)
  • wayfarer75's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    You can also look for deals under "shopworn" there, usually newer stuff that was on display and got dinged.
    11 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread How do you listen to music? in Uke Talk
    I listen to music and videos through JBL LSR 305 professional studio monitors (speakers), Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones, or a Corsair Gaming VOID...
    28 replies | 552 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I've gone back and forth on that question a few times, and my preferences have changed several times, and they might again as I continue on this...
    40 replies | 2453 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    For those who use the DGBE baritone version of the Sugar strings, is the B string thicker than the B string in the Reds set? Or in the Martin set?...
    77 replies | 6313 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    I would argue that 30k guitars are chiefly made for collectors and "amateurs". I don't know many working musicians who play 30k guitars, especially...
    17 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    Curiously, though, when you look at entry and early mid range models, guitars often come with more bling (abalone inlays, etc).
    17 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Thanks, Rainer, good to hear from you. :) Yep, that baritone was an instrument I should never have sold. I was thrilled when Lars offered it to me...
    622 replies | 47254 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Ukulele Cases in Uke Talk
    It depends a bit on the gig bag, but yes, probably. As Jerry suggested, I'd check with HMS or one of the other reputable dealers, they'll pick...
    21 replies | 575 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    If we take the big three K brand ukuleles a Kamaka, Kanilea or Koaloha tenor will run between $1100 - $1300. If we take the big three guitars,...
    17 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    End of another day for me and I've caught up to here. This is turning out to be a fabulous season with a great variety of songs and a great...
    127 replies | 2659 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 AM
    I've posted Graeme Miles songs before. He's worth checking out. There are quite a few recordings of his songs on You Tube. I've just recorded this...
    127 replies | 2659 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
    A strap to me is more than just support to play my uke. I use a strap just to free up my hands so that I can turn pages, swipe the screen, adjust the...
    12 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 AM
    Find a couple of songs that use just two chords, show them how to make the chords, then try getting them to sing & play - it will probably be...
    9 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Guitar$ 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.
    17 replies | 427 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 AM
    There is a huge demand for vintage "Experienced" guitars. Martins and Gibsons that have been played in for 40 or 50 years sell for more than new...
    17 replies | 777 view(s)
  • Mivo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    I've always been worried about using sound hole straps out of fear that they may damage the instrument, especially with a thin top. This is probably...
    12 replies | 178 view(s)
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I'm an old guy, and I've been playing music since grammer school.
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I play lots of instruments, and I like to sing and play folk or Country Western on the Uke.
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Retired USAF

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Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE
Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA
Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Hi-D GBD

Luna "Peace" concert - Lo-G CEA
Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA

Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B
Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

Eat, drink and make merry for tomorrow youíll be too old.

God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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