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    Today, 02:21 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread White KoAloha Buttons in Uke Talk
    Yep, those look like mine. They aren't my favorite tuner. Very touchy, but I can't bring myself to replace them. They have such a unique, vintage...
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    Today, 01:55 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread White KoAloha Buttons in Uke Talk
    Headstock & white buttons on my 2006
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    06-21-2018, 11:11 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Soprano neck depths in Uke Talk
    I briefly owned a Famous (Kiwaya) soprano and did not care for the neck profile. Flatter and more D-shaped. My Imua soprano seems “middle of the...
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    06-20-2018, 12:56 PM
    If that ukulele were mine, I'd treasure Jake's signature and never remove it.
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    06-20-2018, 10:09 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    It depends on the music we’re playing at the workshop/jam/performance, etc. My KoAloha concert is bright & loud. It has a semi-gloss finish that...
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    06-20-2018, 03:58 AM
    I shouldn't have gone to the KoAloha website......now I want a Pineapple Sundae.
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    06-19-2018, 03:22 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread 1st Uke for under $80? in Buying Tips
    Yes, you should avoid the Luna. I had a Luna and a OS, and they are both gone. I had a Cordoba, wish I had kept it. I've never owned one, but this...
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    06-19-2018, 03:15 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread Is this common? in Ukulele Beginners
    Ah...purple is the color of royalty. As well as my favorite color. Cadence is pretty, but maybe you could give it a regal name.... At any rate,...
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    06-19-2018, 03:03 PM
    Welcome to UU, and our disorder. You've been bitten, no doubt. And to try to save money on your 1st uke so you can get your son a better guitar...
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    06-19-2018, 01:56 PM
    Nickie replied to a thread Is this common? in Ukulele Beginners
    Good choice Campbell! What color is your Dolphin?
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    06-19-2018, 01:43 PM
    No No No......don't look.......back away from the computer :drool:
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    06-17-2018, 11:53 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    Thanks for the info. I’m thinking it’s not an issue, but the comment by my band mate today threw me for a loop & I thought I better check this out...
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    06-17-2018, 09:43 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    My Google search did mention vinyl & plastic as enemies of instrument finishes. So far, it sounds like leather is ok.
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    06-17-2018, 08:01 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    Thanks. I had never heard this before, and a quick google search on the subject found nothing that said the leather would cause damage. However, I...
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    06-17-2018, 07:48 AM
    RafterGirl started a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    I prefer to play with a strap and have them on all but one of my ukuleles. Up until now I have always left them on the ukes 24/7 and haven't taken...
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    06-17-2018, 03:32 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Happy Fathers Day in Uke Talk
    Sadly, my dad passed away 12 years ago. If he were here, he's get a kick out of my ukulele playing. I will play my uke at church in the worship...
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    06-17-2018, 02:50 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread How long and how many? in Uke Talk
    1 year .......5 ukuleles. Several more have come & gone during that year, but these 5 are keepers.
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    06-17-2018, 02:48 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread My First Paid Gig! in Uke Talk
    Congrats! Playing for others is such fun.....and a little cash reward is nice. Beware, you might start getting more requests to play more events. ...
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    06-16-2018, 02:39 AM
    Welcome. I started playing one year ago at age 57. I had zero previous musical experience. I now play with several ukulele groups, and play in my...
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    06-15-2018, 07:09 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Kamaka Questions in Uke Talk
    Always willing to enable a ukulele brother or sister :music:
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    06-15-2018, 03:32 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Name That Uke! in Uke Talk
    Hey, I got one of them right ;) Maybe because the only one of the three that I've owned was a Famous laminate mahogany, so I could kinda hear the...
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    06-15-2018, 02:32 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Kamaka Questions in Uke Talk
    HMS must have heard you.....they have a bunch of Kamaka ukes on their website now, including a couple HF2.
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    06-14-2018, 07:49 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Name That Uke! in Uke Talk
    I'm new to soprano ukes & pretty clueless ......but here goes nothing. #1 is the Martin, #2 is the Koa Famous, and #3 is the mahogany Kiwaya. I...
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    06-14-2018, 02:36 AM
    I'm not sure how it compares to cedar in tone, but my Gary Gill tenor is Douglas Fir & Mahogany. It has Worth Brown strings on it & it's got an...
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    06-13-2018, 11:49 AM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Fret Decals in Uke Talk
    I have the honu/turtle stickers on my Islander soprano. Same experience as Tudorp. They stay put & I can’t feel them. I added a bigger Honu turtle to...
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    06-12-2018, 12:04 PM
    RafterGirl replied to a thread Good Ukulele Dealers in Uke Talk
    I haven’t purchased anything from HMS, but had good experiences with Uke Republic and Mim. Having a custom uke built by Loprinzi was also a good...
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    06-12-2018, 01:06 AM
    What are your thoughts on the Fishman Loudbox Mini battery powered model?
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    06-11-2018, 03:22 PM
    I have Worth Clears on both my sopranos...... a solid koa, and an acacia laminate. I prefer fluorocarbon. Oasis Brights might be another idea.
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    06-11-2018, 02:37 PM
    Ukulele players, we must never let this happen to us! The TRUTH Why Modern Music Is Awful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVME_l4IwII
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Whitewater rafter, flat water kayak touring paddler, outdoor lover. Mom to a Mini Aussie
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My ukulele family.....
Imua iSN soprano
Islander Acacia laminate soprano
KoAloha concert - circa 2006
Loprinzi cedar & rosewood concert
Gary Gill concert scale tenor, Douglas Fir & Mahogany

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