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    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Favorite movie scores? in TV & Movies
    I like the scores to The Music Man and Oklahoma, but just to set the record straight, I was brainwashed since birth to say these things...and now I...
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    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    I use a tuning fork as well. The only time I use the electronic tuner is when I am setting the intonation on my banjo. As far as sweetened tuning,...
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    01-24-2021, 07:13 PM
    what's 3mm?
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    01-24-2021, 05:39 PM
    I am quite happy that it is. I hope you enjoy yours. Please let us know how it plays. The one I played is fantastic, it is also from the '50s. I am...
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    01-23-2021, 11:09 PM
    Congratulations, it better not be the one I have my eye on.
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    01-23-2021, 11:04 PM
    Here you go. I think you can get the strumming pattern down on your own or invent a new one that you like to strum. I tried to copy and paste here,...
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    01-22-2021, 04:38 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Stringed Humor in Uke Talk
    Tiny Tim was fantastic. I don't know why anyone would feel insulted by a reference to him. Falsetto isn't an easy skill to master, and his playing...
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    01-22-2021, 06:22 AM
    That was great, never heard Please Don't Talk Me When I'm Gone before. I guess I already know it, but I have to find the lyrics. Excellent job.
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    01-21-2021, 11:08 AM
    Is it possible that they don't consider the Baritone uke a transposing instrument? If so, play every note an octave higher than you would for a...
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    01-21-2021, 10:50 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Stew-Mac Membership in Uke Talk
    If anyone can benefit from this, I think it would be you. If you are anywhere as good working with wood as you are at buying tons of ukes, you will...
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    01-21-2021, 08:00 AM
    I don't think they do. In your OP you say - I think people have given you great advice. These are all things that will help you improve the...
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    01-20-2021, 10:57 PM
    Pay attention to where you are strumming for optimal tone and volume. In general, if you are strumming over the sound hole, your uke won't sound too...
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    01-20-2021, 10:08 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Waiting! in Uke Talk
    My tuners came in 24 days from California, but I think it was standard delivery, or rather sub-standard delivery. Pony Express took 10 days but it...
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    01-20-2021, 07:35 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    I guess we all learn something new every day.
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    01-20-2021, 07:17 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    It's not my use of the term, it's a very common usage of this term. If you take the word and separate it you can glean what a peghead is. Peg is...
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    01-19-2021, 03:37 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    The post woman delivered my Gotoh planetary tuners. I was surprised that they didn't fit in peghead right off the bat, but was relieved to find that...
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    01-19-2021, 09:53 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Ukulele Exoskeleton in Uke Talk
    I didn't invent this design, I adapted it for my uke from John Chappell's article Do It Yourself: Mandolin and Ukulele Tone Frame on the Harmony...
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    01-19-2021, 09:27 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Cocobolo Change in Uke Talk
    The logo looks o.k. The tuners look goofy. If every other builder in the world agreed not to use Cocobolo, I guess they could make do without a logo.
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    01-18-2021, 02:15 PM
    Yes, I see where I went wrong. I just retuned my uke and left the strings in place just to hear how they each sound, and the A and E sound about the...
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    01-18-2021, 02:01 PM
    I think this is an interesting idea to throw your high g on top, and move all your other strings down one where your C string becomes your low G...
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    01-17-2021, 10:13 PM
    For the Chorus he is switching from the |:F|C|Bb|F C:| chords. The Verse he is using |:F|Bb F|F|Bb F:| For the interlude he is using |Dm|Am|Bb|F...
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    01-17-2021, 04:32 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Martin ukes in Uke Talk
    It's solid. I think the cost is so low (for a Martin) because it is made in Mexico. Their T1K is only $499 for a Koa tenor...also pretty inexpensive...
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    01-17-2021, 01:19 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Ukulele Exoskeleton in Uke Talk
    If I'm sitting down, I don't notice the tone issue so much, but when I get up and hold it against my chest or when I play lying down in bed, I get...
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    01-17-2021, 12:30 PM
    Mike $ started a thread Ukulele Exoskeleton in Uke Talk
    I can't find the topic where people were discussing getting better tone by moving the uke off of your body, as much as possible and it reminded me of...
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    01-16-2021, 10:49 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Martin ukes in Uke Talk
    It doesn't look like Martin is putting holes, rips tears dings or any kind of wood trauma into their new Tenor Uke. They are simply applying a thin...
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    01-14-2021, 01:50 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Martin ukes in Uke Talk
    Yes, I think most of us agree. Unfortunately a used mahogany Martin tenor is usually $1000 or more, but I am sure the sound is much better. I am...
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    01-14-2021, 10:55 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Martin ukes in Uke Talk
    according to the site, it's "ultra-thin finish creates a beautifully weathered appearance". I'm not interested in the finish as much as I am in the...
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    01-14-2021, 07:44 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Martin ukes in Uke Talk
    If the T1K hadn't just come to my doorstep a month ago, the mahogany T1 Streetmaster would have probably been my choice. As I am happy with the Koa...
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    01-12-2021, 11:25 AM
    That sounds pretty good Mirek, and is quite clever. Have you tried Clawjam fingerpicks, they are made for both up and downpicking. I would suggest...
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I play Banjo and Guitar, and I love the Uke, so I decided to learn to play. I saved up 6 months for my first Ukulele, the Martin T1k. Now I have a set of Gotoh planetary tuners on my uke and am a lot happier playing with them ony. I am now saving for a cheap Style 1 or style 0 soprano, I have $3 saved up for that so far.
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Other than music, I enjoy travel, cooking, baking, hiking, biking, camping, canoeing and road trips

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