• Nickie's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Nickie replied to a thread Uka-Palooza! in Gigs and Shows
    CONTACT: Emily Stehle, APR (727) 688-7993 Brenda Gregory, FL State Fair, (813) 734-2810 FIRST OF THREE PRESS RELEASES UKULELE MASTER AND...
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  • mikelz777's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    I'm not a fan of Aquilas either sound-wise or feel-wise so it's not a suprise to me that the uke sounded better to you with Worth browns and clears....
    4 replies | 60 view(s)
  • mikelz777's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    What is the volume like? Does it project well or does the warm and mellow sound mean kind of a softness/quietness? All I have are concerts so their...
    4 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    And this one. https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?136161-Plastic-Tuners :)
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    Tootler replied to a thread What Are You Working On? in Uke Talk
    Just finished sorting out an arragement for a song I wrote recently. Winter - Ukulele Original https://youtu.be/zARaybM_FC0
    25 replies | 630 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    Perhaps the strings are because it is used. Maybe they think it needs new ones, but they don't know how to put them on themselves. Price is relative...
    4 replies | 79 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    Hey Bellgamin, I know exactly what you are saying about piezo pick ups. Ukes seems to be a bit different and the piezo is not as "artificial"...
    17 replies | 392 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 AM
    I guess some people just equate plastic with cheap, not necessarily in price but in feel as well, and they don't want to look or fee cheap. There is...
    15 replies | 1097 view(s)
  • Jim Hanks's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    "we now join this thread already in progress"... https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?137337-GraphTech-Ukulele-Tuners :p
    2 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    They're a nice little uke, mine has Living Water Low G fluorocarbon strings on it, & I really like its tone/sound........kind of warm & mellow, with...
    4 replies | 60 view(s)
  • mikelz777's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    Does anyone here have an Ohana SK-30M? (soprano body, concert neck/scale, all-solid mahogany) If so, I'd like to hear your impressions about sound,...
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  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread San Rafael in Links and Videos
    That was absolutely fantastic and I am not a huge rabid fan of jazz. I have shared this with two friends already, cant give any higher praise then...
    11 replies | 157 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    The new one by Anunue, I forget the name is a piezo with internal mic. Andrew at HMS really liked them and has them, it is very new. Give him a shout.
    7 replies | 115 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    You and I are friends but I am gonna have to call you out on the piezo bashing. LR Baggs 5.0 are piezo and Andrew at HMS as well as a number of...
    17 replies | 392 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:18 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    Forgot about that one, good sounding unit.
    17 replies | 392 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    Kustom PA-50. Around a hundred bucks.
    17 replies | 392 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Amp in Uke Talk
    I will say the same thing I always say about amps, buy the best you can. No sense having great sounding tenors sound like crap because you have a...
    17 replies | 392 view(s)
  • stevejfc's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 04:07 PM
    stevejfc replied to a thread Sunshine and Butterflies in Uke Talk
    Two songs come to mind: first, as Bill said, "I'll See You In My Dreams", as performed by Joe Brown at The Concert For George, which I was extremely...
    9 replies | 205 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 06:38 AM
    I can't remember getting push back on anything particular that I've done, but I do get a lot of unsolicited advise on all sorts of things. Sometimes...
    38 replies | 882 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 01:37 AM
    The simple answer is buy a hygrometer to stay in the room and read the humidity level. Anything above 40% is good and even a steady 35% should be...
    11 replies | 167 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 04:10 PM
    Joyful Uke replied to a thread Marvelous Mim in Uke Talk
    I have the physical magazine, and don't see the article on their website. But, the website for the magazine is: http://www.ukulelemag.com
    7 replies | 307 view(s)
  • Jim Hanks's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 01:43 PM
    Low D set but I have it tuned up a half step on my 19" bari. The low D works well in the application as long as stay under about the 9th fret. I've...
    6 replies | 155 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 10:52 AM
    I originally wrote this song for Vals time themed season. I've since added another verse and rewritten bits, so here it is in its extended version...
    1986 replies | 93761 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 09:59 AM
    Joyful Uke started a thread Marvelous Mim in Uke Talk
    Ukulele magazine has a nice article on Mim (Mim's Ukes) in the current issue. Just thought I'd post that, in case anyone is interested in finding a...
    7 replies | 307 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 09:03 AM
    Congrats on your new uke. May playing it bring you out of the dumps into joy! (I sent back 2 ukes I had bought on line). If that Snail uke doesn't...
    4 replies | 169 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 08:57 AM
    Nickie replied to a thread Today's Chuckle in General Discussion
    An unemployed man is desperate to support his family of a wife and three kids. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily passes an...
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  • bratsche's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 07:58 AM
    Yet if you come from mandolin/mandola/viola/violin, it seems even more gigantic. Shoot, 8 strings fit into a smaller space than the uke's 4 strings. ...
    17 replies | 620 view(s)
  • Croaky Keith's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 06:27 AM
    I had to buy all my ukes over the internet - there just aren't any music stores locally. I used to listen to the uke that I was thinking of...
    4 replies | 169 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 01:18 AM
    Thanks for sharing that it was an enjoyable, informative read. I am really interested in your comment about the tone difference between sunburst and...
    7 replies | 280 view(s)
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Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD - Fingerpick
Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerpick
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Flea "Red" concert - Hi-F BbDG Strum
Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Strum

Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift)
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