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  • jelow1966's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 08:30 AM
    There really isn't anything like that for the uke. It is a young instrument so lacks the hundreds of years of history of the guitar as well as the...
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    02-16-2019, 04:45 PM
    What makes jazz sound like jazz is not the speed but the way you play. If you aren't familiar with playing jazz then you will have to start slow. ...
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    02-12-2019, 01:32 PM
    Do you have any pictures of #500 for comparison? Sounds like you ended up with a good deal and a nice uke, even if not quite as nice as the first...
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    02-11-2019, 07:07 AM
    If Hodge's suggestion doesn't work then I'd suggest you buy wound single guitar strings and try them out until you find one you like. Lots of...
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    02-11-2019, 06:45 AM
    The Cordoba 30 series tenors have a larger body. My Ovation Applause has a body closer to baritone size. John
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    02-09-2019, 09:36 AM
    It would probably help if you gave us an idea of what sort of songs you are interested in learning. I can say that Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd...
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    02-05-2019, 05:40 AM
    I used Gorilla Wood Glue because it is what I had. I use the Titebond glues a lot at work but a uke bridge doesn't need to worry about being weather...
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    02-05-2019, 05:32 AM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Ideas for a Web Site in Uke Talk
    You might think about using a site like Wix. They offer free hosting and templates that make setting up a site incredibly easy. Not sure if the...
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    02-04-2019, 05:42 PM
    Have you thought about the idea of each learning your part and then using Skype to practice them together? Would give it more of a real duet feeling...
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    02-03-2019, 04:25 PM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Road worn ukes in Uke Talk
    I too have a Johnny Marvin though it is not very worn so it doesn't fit in with this thread. Sadly mine doesn't have the cool airplane bridge. ...
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    02-03-2019, 04:18 PM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Road worn ukes in Uke Talk
    I had an old banjo-lele that had a bunch of writing on it too, though mine was on the inside of the head. I never played it so gave it to my forst...
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    02-03-2019, 04:13 PM
    I did just that this weekend with a 70's Harmony soprano. Pretty easy task. Next up is my Harmony Johnny Marvin which has had it's bridge attached...
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    02-03-2019, 11:26 AM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Guitar strings on a Uke in Uke Talk
    There are plenty of fluorocarbon guitar strings. I have Savarez singles on my Ovation and really like them. Not sure it's any cheaper then just...
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    01-27-2019, 05:10 PM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Best Tuner Winder? in Uke Talk
    Man, you all are so darn lazy :) I'd like to see you replace the 20 strings on a sitar, no winders, no geared tuners (except for a few modern...
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    01-25-2019, 07:35 PM
    You would create a low alpha state if you do that. John
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    01-25-2019, 06:09 PM
    One thing I was always told was that if you are going to be out of tune, be out of tune sharp because people won't notice it as much. Guess they...
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    01-24-2019, 07:56 PM
    A very simple strap button lock can be made from a plumbing washer. I have a cone shaped one holding the strap on my Ovation though a flat one tyhe...
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    01-24-2019, 07:54 PM
    I used to tune my ukes to whatever sounded best, 440, 432, 444 etc but once I started taking lessons I just used 440 so that I'd be in tune with my...
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    01-24-2019, 07:32 AM
    jelow1966 replied to a thread Road worn ukes in Uke Talk
    I bought a couple of plywood ukes from Amherst Music along with some cables and a guitar pickup (I turned one of the plywood cheapies into a solid...
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