• Tootler's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    There was something of a revival of traditional folk music in the 1990s with a new generation of talented young musicians coming to the fore. This...
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  • Jim Hanks's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    Requinto is certainly related but even at 52cm scale (20.47") is bigger in every dimension than any of these. "Guitalele" is admittedly a fuzzy...
    6 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Jim Yates's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    Why are these instruments called "guitaleles"? There is already a Spanish or Portuguese instrument called a requinto guitar that seems to be the...
    6 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Jim Yates's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    In 1960, I bought a Goya M-26 which came in a black chipboard case. In the early sixties I bought a Gibson J50. It came in a brown chip board...
    21 replies | 473 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    If you don’t have a case, where will you put the stickers they sometimes give you — or travel stickers? I suppose one could sew patches on a gig...
    21 replies | 473 view(s)
  • ripock's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    I haven't done much in a programmatic way--merely wanking around. I've been on a 5-day water fast and been sleeping a lot. I think the most notable...
    243 replies | 24016 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    Beauty is in the ear of the beholder...........and sometimes the eye!!! Brand recognition, no matter the product, TV, toaster, tennis racket,...
    14 replies | 192 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    Well, considering my $65 Makala is spot on, expecting and checking intonation is not over the top.
    6 replies | 149 view(s)
  • Tootler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    I thought I had posted this a couple of days ago but when I looked it's not there. I can only think that I clicked on "Preview" to check it was OK...
    98 replies | 2005 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Ohana BK-22 in Uke Talk
    Looking at the picture on their site it doesn't look like is has side markers. I've found spruce and cedar tops to be louder than mahogany. I have...
    1 replies | 100 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I’m not saying that ukes are no good. I’m just saying that they, and their uses are different. In my book, their difference is okay, and so is...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • actadh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 AM
    actadh replied to a thread Show us your thinline uke. in Uke Talk
    My Zither Heaven. The ten fret is a thinline, as is the clock.
    28 replies | 907 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    Maybe your friend KEEPS his guitars (in cases?). They can be tuned to sound and play differently. :old:
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:27 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I don't know about ukuleles being different. My friend took up the guitar when he retired, and I swear he has a new one to tell me about every time I...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I am probably gonna step on some ukist’s toes, but there’s just somethin’ different about ukuleles. Of course, I don’t know for sure, but most...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    If it were mine I might go with steel wool instead of sand paper first and see if that does the trick.
    3 replies | 107 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I was thinking about this thread while I was stripping the MiSi and the tuners off of my broken ukulele this morning.
    59 replies | 4103 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I do have a big garage. That was the number one consideration when I bought my house. I was a part time mechanic though. Mechanics need big garages. ...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:34 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Holiday Wish Lists in Uke Talk
    I'm doing good this Christmas. I don't really want anything in a material sense. My wife and I have decided not to spend much on each other this...
    5 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:25 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Using Mobilesheets Pro in Uke Talk
    Post number 2. Can you move them from Google Drive to DropBox? Dropbox works well with MobileSheets. They like each other.
    6 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Jim Yates's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 06:46 PM
    I will often use 444X rather than 4447 or 4442. I don't like the high E at the 7th fret either, especially when it's played with first position...
    8 replies | 266 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 03:56 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I don't really wanna watch unboxing videos either. I used to, but I became bored after the 14th one....
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 03:50 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread NUD: Bruko No. 6 in Uke Talk
    Congrats! That is a very sharp lookin' uke!
    9 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 03:46 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread NUD: Blackbird Farallon in Uke Talk
    Congrats! I'm not a fan of sunburst at all, but yours is the best looking one I've ever seen. I think you've found a keeper....
    9 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 03:43 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread NUD: Ken Timms in Uke Talk
    Congratulations! The Timms is the one I'll buy if I ever need a soprano!
    22 replies | 661 view(s)
  • Nickie's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 03:39 PM
    Me too. Fingerpicking styles like Campanella can be most challenging! The more I can learn the better!
    12 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Joyful Uke's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 06:55 AM
    Joyful Uke started a thread Chief Noda in Uke Talk
    I know that Chief hasn't been active here lately, but some of you might remember him, and/or have some of his tabs in your collection. I thought...
    2 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 06:23 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I wonder why ukists store boxes at all. It’s like we’re never really satisfied with our purchases and ready to shuck ‘em off at any time. Or maybe...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • bratsche's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 06:08 AM
    bratsche replied to a thread Wow...an Unboxing! in Uke Talk
    I put away all the boxes from my modest collection of various instruments in the attic, in case any should ever need re-homing. But were I to store...
    30 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Down Up Dick's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 05:05 AM
    Yeah, most of my Gold Tone instruments (I have 5) came with very nice cases or great Gig Bags. I’m okay with good GBs, but I always appreciate...
    21 replies | 473 view(s)
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I'm an old guy, and I've been playing music since grammer school.
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Southern California
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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 GBD - Fingerpick
Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Lo F BbDF Fingerpick
Luna “Peace” concert - CGDA Fingerpick (5ths)

Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum
Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA Strum
Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Strum

Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - Wallhanger
Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Wallhanger
God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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