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    Today, 08:25 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Irish Tuning in Uke Talk
    Naw, I was only giving my opinion about fifths tuning for ukuleles. I did it, and I’m done. My Lanikai concert is okay, my GT tenor plays...
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    Today, 07:59 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Irish Tuning in Uke Talk
    Booli, I looked at your FAQ link, but it seemed to be mostly about guitars, and, just scanning it, I found it somewhat confusing. Maybe I didnít...
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    Today, 07:49 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Irish Tuning in Uke Talk
    Well, I dunno. I don’t play sopranos much, and my GT banjolele is a tenor. I had it tuned to dGBE, but I didn’t like the boomy low G for strumming....
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    Today, 03:57 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Irish Tuning in Uke Talk
    I agree, and I would add that tuning a concert, tenor or baritone uke to either GDAE or CGDA would be difficult to say the least. :old:
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    07-15-2018, 09:27 AM
    If you remove the covers, make sure the reeds are directly over the slots. You can push them a bit (not hard) to reposition them. Also you can...
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    07-15-2018, 08:54 AM
    What you need is a Gold Tone “Cripple Creek” Mini Banjo. It has an 8 inch pot, it’s about as long as baritone uke, it’s high gloss and very good...
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    07-08-2018, 05:57 AM
    Hey, DUD1, soon you’ll be able open a high end ukulele store. They’re all pretty nice. You’re a lucky uker. :old:
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    07-05-2018, 07:13 AM
    The past, whether we like it or not, is the past. ‘Bout the only things we can do is learn from it and try not to do stuff like it again. ...
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    07-04-2018, 08:17 PM
    God bless America! And a hearty Happy Birthday! :old:
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    07-04-2018, 09:27 AM
    I heard Ray Charles’ “America the Beautiful” this morning. Boy (or girl) I love that piece. It really hit the spot today. What’s your favorite...
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    07-04-2018, 07:29 AM
    Wow! Sounds scrumptious. We’re having pancakes (w/bacon) too—a rare treat for us weight watching old timers. My wife bought a package of bacon...
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    07-04-2018, 04:54 AM
    Happy Independance Dayóplay some rousing marches and sing a few songs of freedom. Eat lots of hot dogs and Momís apple pie. Join in the three...
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    06-25-2018, 11:41 AM
    I have a solid spruce top baritone and haven’t noticed any scratches. :old:
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    06-22-2018, 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...
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    06-22-2018, 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...
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    06-22-2018, 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...
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    06-22-2018, 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,...
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    06-22-2018, 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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    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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    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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