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    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Aquila Genuine Gut strings? in Uke Talk
    If you run electric then avoid snakes, weasels and hummingbirds: don't want any hisses, pops, or hums!
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    Yesterday, 03:58 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Aquila Genuine Gut strings? in Uke Talk
    To the follow up: Your felines are safe. The only “cat” is in the name. Traditionally from sheep or goat or cow intestine. Cats will judge you...
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    06-13-2019, 08:10 AM
    Right. You're not going to get good distortion on any nylon stringed acoustic instrument, but there's a lot of acoustic rock that translates directly...
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    06-12-2019, 10:10 AM
    Gotta get yourself an iceman ukulele! https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/uict10_2y_01.html
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    06-11-2019, 10:10 PM
    The Uke Book Illustrated arrived yesterday and I've read about halfway through. I'm really impressed, and from a novices point of view (some...
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    06-10-2019, 05:01 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Ukuleles with 14-inch scale? in Uke Talk
    I figured. ;). For comparison, this one is about 86mm, and now I want to make one that’s “playable”:
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    06-10-2019, 04:42 AM
    My initial thought was "nah. I only have the one bike". Then I realized I still have two and a squidge (battery system from the e-bike that was...
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    06-10-2019, 03:57 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Ukuleles with 14-inch scale? in Uke Talk
    Now that’ll be some tight fingering! ;)
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    06-09-2019, 06:38 PM
    Can't let a season about doctors go by without The Doctor! Here's my attempt at the Doctor Who theme on UBass & electric ukulele, with extra silly...
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    06-09-2019, 08:27 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Free courses in Uke Talk
    Thanks for the pointer! My wife's been doing some mathematics and data analysis classes through Coursera. I never thought to look for music. Looks...
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    06-06-2019, 09:34 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Sales Tax on eBay in Uke Talk
    South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc allowed states to tax remote sales by large sellers (typically matching SD's 200+ shipments into state or over $100K)....
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    06-05-2019, 08:58 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Niche? in Uke Talk
    Is "they're cool" a sufficient reason? What makes something a niche use? If I'm primarily a tenor player, is a...
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    05-30-2019, 08:07 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Dip in quality in Uke Talk
    Riffing on Jerryc41's "The Camera You Have with You" thread, a ukulele you're not afraid to play will sound much better than one that gets left in...
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    05-29-2019, 03:51 AM
    Arcy replied to a poll What Size Do You Play? in Uke Talk
    I tend to the extremes and play my sopranos and baritone, with a lot of tenor in the mix. Also ubass, but I’m not sure it counts as a uke. Haven’t...
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    05-28-2019, 08:32 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Great Description in Uke Talk
    Here’s the link! https://reverb.com/item/22399941-harmonia-ukulele-baritone-tenor-absolutely-craptastic-don-t-even-watch-this-listing
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    05-28-2019, 12:43 PM
    The double joke is that people often don't know what they're looking at and mistake size or bling for expense. One of my cheapest (but blingiest)...
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    05-28-2019, 12:30 PM
    I've always judged based on the tripod rather than the camera body. And yes, I have mounted an iphone on a gitzo carbon fibre tripod with a RRS...
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    05-28-2019, 07:02 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Shopping Every Day? in Uke Talk
    Pretty close to daily, but mostly just for entertainment value (or so I tell myself) Sometimes you find great listings such as...
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    05-26-2019, 12:36 PM
    No real musician would touch a ukulele. These guys are definitely going nowhere: Of course, that last guy was worried he wouldn't be taken...
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    05-26-2019, 05:55 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread Nice Strap Buttons in Uke Talk
    Look like Schaller strap locks at about half (or a sixth) the price. I have them on my heavier instruments, but took them off of my ukes since they...
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    05-26-2019, 05:42 AM
    I figured it was an analogy to ukuleles: the one you have with you sounds way better than the one left behind! Part of today’s plan is to pack up...
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    05-26-2019, 05:29 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread This week’s Cocobolos in Uke Talk
    Different thing. “Cocobolo” here is a brand not just the wood it’s made from. Part of the game is that demand is controlled by lottery rather than by...
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    05-24-2019, 10:08 AM
    Until last year out-of-state sales didn't need to collect sales tax (the buyer was still theoretically required to pay it). Last year the US Supreme...
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    05-24-2019, 03:54 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread What's Your Handy Uke? in Uke Talk
    Which chair? Currently I have my Flight soprano on my desk at work, a Kala soprano mando-uke and my baritone by my bed, I don’t remember which in...
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    05-23-2019, 04:09 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread what do you sit on? in Uke Talk
    That listing looks broken. It’s showing me $150 for UNIT. Click the used & new link and there’s a new one at about $130.
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    05-23-2019, 02:47 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread what do you sit on? in Uke Talk
    Only $150 right now and frequently drops further. I think of it less as money that could be used for another uke than as money (and pain) that...
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    05-22-2019, 02:08 PM
    Arcy replied to a thread Gear? in Uke Talk
    Things I keep around for the musicing: Tuners (an ever dwindling collection--the cats keep stealing them) Picks (ditto! Darn cats!) Straps (I...
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    05-22-2019, 12:59 PM
    I've never had a problem carrying guitar or ukulele on Alaska between Canada, USA (including mainland to & from Hawaii), and Mexico. You can call...
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    05-22-2019, 10:26 AM
    Arcy replied to a thread what do you sit on? in Uke Talk
    I have a Quik Lok DX749 Deluxe Seat (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FJXGU4 ) for any extended playing. I've set up the Quik Lok so it...
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