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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Best Way To Tune? in Ukulele Beginners
    Apps work pretty well if you're in a quiet place and most any tuning app will work: it doesn't need to have a uke mode. I have Fender Tune on my...
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    04-16-2019, 09:26 AM
    Per Rayan's profile he doesn't look at his PMs:
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    04-12-2019, 05:38 AM
    The difference here is more the difference in tonewoods than a difference between solid and laminate. Both probably sound pretty good, and which is...
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    04-12-2019, 05:13 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Ubass action (string height) in Bass
    Looks lovely! U-bass strings are so floppy they'll need a much higher action than normal uke or bass strings. They're a lot easier to fret, and...
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    04-10-2019, 10:57 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread The best hard case? in Uke Talk
    I have Crossrock ABS 800s for Concert and Tenor and Fiberglass 1000 for Baritone. They both provide quite comfortable levels of protection. I'm...
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    04-09-2019, 06:43 AM
    Sweet! Glad to hear that works out well. I have a set of Fremont dGBEs slated for install on my Outdoor tonight.
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    04-05-2019, 09:41 AM
    There is no "wrong" if it sounds good to you. Depending on the specific piece and timing and chord voicings keeping the picking pattern consistent or...
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    04-05-2019, 07:50 AM
    Down the forum list to "Ukulele Marketplace". Here's a direct link: ...
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    04-03-2019, 01:49 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Cables in Uke Talk
    Unless you have really long legs!
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    04-03-2019, 01:11 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Ukulele Arm Rest in Uke Talk
    Any reason not to use a clip-on mandolin arm rest? Other than the label what would be different from a ukulele arm rest? You might also try...
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    04-03-2019, 09:06 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Cables in Uke Talk
    Jake Shimabukuro uses Analysis-Plus cables. You want to sound like Jake, right? Only $6590/10 feet! Personally, I'm with Rllink on this one: I...
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    04-02-2019, 05:19 AM
    I suspect it's just that Mango works really well for both top and sides so there's no compelling reason to mix & match. It's used less frequently and...
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    04-02-2019, 04:57 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread No tuner tuning? in Uke Talk
    I try, but I'm not good at it yet. What I often do is to tune my G string to a tuner, then tune the rest to that string by ear, then go back with the...
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    04-01-2019, 07:06 PM
    Arcy started a thread Next year's April Fools in Uke Talk
    My wife saw a story of somebody who saved up her Amazon boxes for a month and then "delivered" them all to her front porch for her husband to find on...
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    04-01-2019, 07:05 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Uke care in Uke Talk
    Olive oil can go rancid. I'd be leery of putting that (or any other non-drying vegetable oil) on an ukulele. Mineral oil or lemon oil or...
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    04-01-2019, 06:53 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Changing strings in Ukulele Beginners
    Congrats! Unless you have mobility/dexterity or vision problems, working the nerve up can be the hardest part! Kevin, give it a try next time you...
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    04-01-2019, 06:42 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread How Do You Restring? in Uke Talk
    Knotting the string post seems weird. I've always wrapped like you describe: go through the post to about the next post, through the tuner post to...
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    04-01-2019, 06:35 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Rant: active pickups in Uke Talk
    Thanks for letting me whine :) You are all, of course, correct! 99% of the time I use the preamp it's just for the tuner. 82% of the time it's...
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    04-01-2019, 06:22 PM
    I'm learning ukulele along with guitar not instead of. The big draws for the ukulele are the portability and the community. There are several great...
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    03-31-2019, 07:10 AM
    The EUS-X1 I got earlier this month didn't mention Aquila. The extra set of strings is branded Enya (the packaging looks the same as the X1M's image...
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    03-31-2019, 06:42 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread I've had it with Snark! in Uke Talk
    Personality type has a strong effect on which tuners one should use. Organized folks may be able to get away with one fancy tuner. I prefer lots of...
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    03-31-2019, 06:37 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread project: weaving a uke strap in Uke Talk
    Very cool! Thanks for sharing the technique. The strap's looking great, and the in-progress gives some good understanding and appreciation for the...
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    03-31-2019, 06:21 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Rant: active pickups in Uke Talk
    (And yes, I have a microphone. No point in derailing a good rant with details. Nor do I know how to use it well enough to get a good instrument...
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    03-31-2019, 06:20 AM
    Arcy started a thread Rant: active pickups in Uke Talk
    *grumble* *grrr* *snarl* *grumph* I have four instruments with active pickups. I have four instruments with dead batteries. I thought I...
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    03-28-2019, 01:43 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Looking to Loop in Uke Talk
    I have a TC Electric Ditto Looper plugged into a Roland MicroCube. The Ditto was fairly inexpensive (I think retail is US$99, but it can be gotten...
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    03-28-2019, 07:08 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Backing Up Your Stuff in Uke Talk
    I have several layers here. 1) "source code" - the raw musescore or chordpro text files that I work on to create the PDFs that I'll play from....
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    03-27-2019, 05:18 AM
    I've tried just about every Ukulele book available in my local library system. If you can, that's a good way to check out many at low cost - most I...
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    03-24-2019, 03:33 PM
    I write things out in chordpro format in a text editor and then convert to PDF with the Chordpro command line app from I save to my...
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    03-22-2019, 03:42 PM
    I'd get something different from what you have so you can decide what YOU like. Since you have a tenor, get a concert. If you get another tenor then...
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    03-22-2019, 09:24 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread How much do you have? in Uke Talk
    I have more ukuleles than I need, but I don't have much non-utility uke swag: no caps or coffee-mugs or keychains, and just about everything gets...
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