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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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    01-11-2021, 07:46 AM
    Congratulations, that is my dream uke as well. If you don't like it for some reason, I invite you to give it to me for free. Have fun.
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    01-09-2021, 10:01 AM
    There's a French Bakery that serves Bechemel Croissants. Since I am not near them, I had to bring them to me. I made my own croissants, but you can...
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    01-07-2021, 11:32 PM
    When You Wish Upon a Star by Jiminy Cricket. I found the chords on Ultimate Guitar and added some to fill in a chord melody. Sounds real good.
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    01-06-2021, 02:59 PM
    Here's how I do it. I put it in a good key for me to sing, then try to make it all fit on a page.
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    01-06-2021, 07:41 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Ernie Ball Uke Strings in Uke Talk
    I wonder the same thing. My local music store only has soprano, concert and Baritone strings (none of them wound or Low), and I have a tenor. I would...
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    01-06-2021, 07:37 AM
    My current rotation is a binary approach. I have one uke so it is either 1. in my hands or 0. not in my hands. I don't keep it it the case, and I...
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    01-05-2021, 08:24 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Thin Tops Better? in Uke Talk
    I'm happy with my Uke's volume. I certainly wouldn't want to risk it breaking for more volume. If I need more, I would mike it. My uke seems to be at...
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    01-02-2021, 02:11 PM
    I just bought some sausage, so my main goal is to wake up early enough for breakfast.
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    12-30-2020, 06:15 PM
    I will try to grow them again if I don't like the tone I get from just picking with my fingertips. I had my nails similar to yours (sloping in the...
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    12-30-2020, 05:46 PM
    I bought my first Uke after 5 months of saving, about 7 months ahead of schedule. It's a Tenor. I am interested in one more, a Soprano and plan on...
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    12-28-2020, 08:16 AM
    How do you guys keep your fingernails for ukulele playing? I grew my nails out because that's what the YouTube Uke players all seem to do. It...
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    12-28-2020, 08:07 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Boxing Day in General Discussion
    You wish! You're gonna have to hunt for these gems.
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    12-28-2020, 12:23 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Tenor or Baritone? in Buying Tips
    A tenor with low G tuning will give you some extended range and with the increased body size you will have a fuller sound. A Baritone is tuned like a...
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    12-27-2020, 07:00 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Boxing Day in General Discussion
    I have seen some embarrassing ones. I wonder what makes someone feel the need to do this. Perhaps they leave a link and make some money from the...
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    12-27-2020, 06:55 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Boxing Day in General Discussion
    You are focusing on the wrong thing.
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    12-27-2020, 06:53 AM
    I walked in to a recently opened folk music store in town and tried out two vintage martins both strung with black strings. I don't know if the shop...
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    12-26-2020, 08:25 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread Boxing Day in General Discussion
    One thing I have never said in everyday conversation is "unboxing" except to say how silly it sounds. Soon the ridiculous fad of unboxing videos will...
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    12-26-2020, 12:36 PM
    Mike $ started a thread Boxing Day in General Discussion
    First of all, I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy Boxing Day. I have no clue what that means, or what happens on Boxing Day, all I...
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    12-26-2020, 11:19 AM
    I agree with what most people are saying about the volume and tone being louder and more pleasing. I think it is the nature of the instrument and...
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    12-25-2020, 12:26 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    Thank you so much for this information Jerryc41. I just ordered a set and borrowed 3 smackers for a single low g string to come with it. Now let's...
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    12-24-2020, 07:59 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    At this point, I am not interested in buying tools and cutting into my uke. Since finding out about the champfer, I looked more into the Gotoh Upt...
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    12-24-2020, 07:26 PM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    Yes, I looked at their website and watched an installation video, but can't find anyplace that sells them. I haven't seen a price for these tuners as...
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    12-24-2020, 11:39 AM
    Mike $ replied to a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    I have thought long and hard about that. I would love planetary tuners. These weigh twice the weight of the Waverlys though, and they would suck up...
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    12-24-2020, 11:19 AM
    Mike $ started a thread New Tuners for T1K in Uke Talk
    I want to put new friction tuners on my Martin T1K. I am looking at Waverly and Grover pegs and leaning towards the Waverlys. They are $55 at StewMac...
    12 replies | 262 view(s)
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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 the way. After that, hopefully I can find a cheap Style 1 or style 0 soprano, I have $0 saved up for that so far.
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