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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Well, I guess College Football’s over for 2019. At least until January. I enjoyed this season. Notre Dame did well, but USC not so much. I...
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    It seems to be okay except for the lack of volume. It’s in excellent, brand new shape of course and the gig bag/case is too. It came with an allen...
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    John boy replied to a thread some advice needed in Uke Talk
    I like Jim's suggestion, of buying something from them, in addition to the setup.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    John boy replied to a thread Didn't expect that. in Uke Talk
    That's great news, Jared. Indeed, let us know how it goes. Congrats!
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    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    Yeah, DUD1 and bunnyf, it’s now tuned to CGDA so I can use it with the Hal Leonard exercise book that I’ve been usin’ with my Kala. The Kala is now...
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    Yesterday, 04:10 AM
    Yeah, I know whatcha mean, bunnyf; dreamin’ the dream is the best part of the hunt. I’m too choosy and careful to buy used, but I haven’t heard...
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    Yesterday, 02:55 AM
    Yesterday, I tuned my new Blueridge up and played for about an hour. It’s tone was nice, but somewhat wimpy. I was a bit disappointed. However,...
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    12-06-2019, 03:33 PM
    John boy replied to a thread Learned something new in Uke Talk
    Great, Jared -- seems like you figured that out pretty darn quickly. Learning something by ear is a great feeling -- it's kind of empowering. Keep...
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    12-06-2019, 07:59 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Learned something new in Uke Talk
    Agreed -- nice job, and a really nice thing to do for your brother. Once you have figured out a song by ear, you can figure out lots of 'em. Keep...
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    12-05-2019, 06:30 PM
    I also received my tenor guitar — at 3 minutes to 8 pm the time promised by Amazon. I’ll probably open the box tomorrow. :old:
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    12-05-2019, 06:26 PM
    I'm old. I like books. I like to write in ‘em and dog ear the pages and even rip some pages out. I’m not a fan of all this internet stuff. :old:
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    12-05-2019, 06:21 PM
    Amazon promised my tenor guitar would arrive before eight o’clock. It got here 7:57 pm. I had already given up on it. Good job, Amazon. I’m...
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    12-05-2019, 08:33 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Tenor Guitar in Guitar Discussion
    Indeed, lucky you! Enjoy.
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    12-05-2019, 08:05 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Anuenue ut1-k in Uke Talk
    thanks for the info.
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    12-05-2019, 07:53 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Anuenue ut1-k in Uke Talk
    I checked aNueNue's website, and they don't list any dealers in the U.S. Are there any other dealers in this part of the world, or is Ukulele Site...
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    12-05-2019, 07:11 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Starry Night Flea in Uke Talk
    . When you finish the case, you can get started on your car. What color is your house? :old:
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    12-05-2019, 06:45 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Anuenue ut1-k in Uke Talk
    Wow. It looks beautiful, sounds beautiful, and I'm sure it plays beautifully too. Nice!
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    12-05-2019, 06:38 AM
    John boy replied to a thread "Ohana" Meaning in Uke Talk
    I heard the word Ohana mentioned in a news report last night from Hawaii, about the shooting at Pearl Harbor. The reporter on camera was from...
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    12-05-2019, 04:04 AM
    Good for You! I’m next. :old:
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    12-05-2019, 03:52 AM
    Amazon says they’re delivering my guitar today instead of tomorrow — lucky me. :old:
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    12-05-2019, 03:47 AM
    Are you kiddin’, Steve? I’ve had a great Gold Tone Irish tenor banjo for a long time., and this is my week to play it. It’s my favorite stringed...
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    12-05-2019, 03:31 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Ukulele Hats in Uke Talk
    I have a Triby I bought to wear in the winter (Ha!), but I don’t like it. It makes me look like a little ol’ man. True, I am one, but I certainly...
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    12-05-2019, 03:03 AM
    I’m looking for a Blueridge T60 tenor guitar that was supposed to be delivered tomorrow, but now Amazon says today. Just the opposite of yours. ...
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    12-04-2019, 08:12 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Starry Night Flea in Uke Talk
    Good job, Jerry. Now learn how to play “Stars Fell on Alabama”, “Stardust”, “Stella By Starlight”, etc . . . :old:
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    12-04-2019, 06:02 AM
    John boy replied to a thread Starry Night Flea in Uke Talk
    Indeed, beautiful! Nice job.
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    12-04-2019, 05:35 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Ukulele Hats in Uke Talk
    Notice the hat stays on even upside down — good hat on a windy day. :old:
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    12-03-2019, 03:45 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Ukulele Hats in Uke Talk
    As I said before, I’ve always been a hat man, but, unfortunately, I have a large head. I usta carry watermelons home from the store in my hats. ...
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    12-02-2019, 01:33 PM
    I haven’t had much experience or luck with posting stuff, but I’ll give it a try. I sure enjoy my Kala. That's why I wanted a better one. ...
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    12-02-2019, 12:12 PM
    John boy replied to a thread Tenor Guitar in Guitar Discussion
    Nice! Post some pix and a sound file or two when you get it. I've also got the Kala tenor guitar and I like it very much. It really has a very...
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    12-02-2019, 10:54 AM
    M3, did you ever try the Lavas? If you did, I'd be interested in knowing how you liked them.
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Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned F-Bb-D-G w/Worth Browns)
Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned D-G-B-E w Worth Browns)
Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (tuned A-D-F#-B w/Savarez classical guitar strings)
Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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