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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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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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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Other than music, I enjoy travel, cooking, baking, hiking, biking, camping, canoeing and road trips

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