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    Today, 02:27 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Resonators in Uke Talk
    Every so often I'm interested in one, and would probably consider a baritone-sized resonator, but as far as I know there are no factory models in...
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    Today, 01:53 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I was hesitant to sell some of my ukes because I half expected there'd be some issues, even horror scenarios like someone charging back money. But...
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    Today, 08:13 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    Yeah, I know Elderly buys stuff, but it still seems like a hassle. It’s just easier to keep it unless maybe I can use it for a trade in. And I do...
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    Today, 07:33 AM
    I usta wanna play the concertina, but, since I started the ukulele with all those chords, Iíve lost the desire. My olí wrinkled brain just cannot...
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    Today, 07:01 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    Graham, you’re probably right, but I just don’t wanna be bothered with fussy, mind changing people. Also, some of the stuff that I have to sell or...
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    Today, 06:53 AM
    I ordered a banjo from Elderly and made a one digit mistake on the order, so they sent me the wrong one. I called them and cried on their shoulder,...
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    Today, 06:50 AM
    I have had the opposite results, playing a 1-1/2" nut width with a strap and it helped me. The beauty of a strap, for me anyways, is it frees my hand...
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    Today, 04:09 AM
    Down Up Dick replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    In my younger days I sold or traded stuff to people and had nothin’ but trouble doin’ it. They weren’t happy with it or were angry that I charged...
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread How do you listen to music? in Uke Talk
    I listen to music and videos through JBL LSR 305 professional studio monitors (speakers), Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones, or a Corsair Gaming VOID...
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Keep it forever? in Uke Talk
    I've gone back and forth on that question a few times, and my preferences have changed several times, and they might again as I continue on this...
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    For those who use the DGBE baritone version of the Sugar strings, is the B string thicker than the B string in the Reds set? Or in the Martin set?...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    I would argue that 30k guitars are chiefly made for collectors and "amateurs". I don't know many working musicians who play 30k guitars, especially...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    Curiously, though, when you look at entry and early mid range models, guitars often come with more bling (abalone inlays, etc).
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Thanks, Rainer, good to hear from you. :) Yep, that baritone was an instrument I should never have sold. I was thrilled when Lars offered it to me...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Ukulele Cases in Uke Talk
    It depends a bit on the gig bag, but yes, probably. As Jerry suggested, I'd check with HMS or one of the other reputable dealers, they'll pick...
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    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    If we take the big three K brand ukuleles a Kamaka, Kanilea or Koaloha tenor will run between $1100 - $1300. If we take the big three guitars,...
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    Yesterday, 06:28 AM
    Welcome back to the forum, Mivo. Glad to hear that you got this wonderful baritone back!
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    Yesterday, 01:26 AM
    There is a huge demand for vintage "Experienced" guitars. Martins and Gibsons that have been played in for 40 or 50 years sell for more than new...
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    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    I've always been worried about using sound hole straps out of fear that they may damage the instrument, especially with a thin top. This is probably...
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    06-20-2018, 09:56 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Good Ukulele Dealers in Uke Talk
    Yep, they don't do any setups and probably don't look at what they sell. I bought a banjo there and the manufacturer's box had not even been opened...
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    06-20-2018, 06:12 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread 1st Uke for under $80? in Buying Tips
    Neither, really. Both have laminated tops. What's the cheapest one they have with a solid top?
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    06-20-2018, 06:05 PM
    Still more than I think I need! Three sopranos (1920s Washburn, Famous/Kiwaya FS-5G, koa Black Bear), a Stagg concert (my first proper ukulele), a...
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    06-20-2018, 05:27 PM
    Very true. I'd have gone through fewer instruments if I had been able to try them out before purchasing them. Watching videos helps, but it's not a...
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    06-20-2018, 04:53 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Talk to Me about Dead Notes in Uke Talk
    I've had this issue with a tenor, also the #D note on the C string. What helped was using a wound C string, but the quicker decay didn't entirely go...
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    06-20-2018, 04:40 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Tried the Anuenue UT200 in Uke Talk
    I owned the concert version of the Moonbird for a while, and it was an exceptional instrument. Craftsmanship, sound, materials, playability, sound...
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    06-20-2018, 04:18 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Baritone Strings in Uke Talk
    Has anyone tried Aquila's new Sugar strings on a baritone?
    15 replies | 558 view(s)
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    06-20-2018, 04:08 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Sometimes unappreicated in Uke Talk
    I'd sure like one of those! Harder to find in Europe, though. The other day I hit eBay Germany and there wasn't a single used baritone, let alone a...
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    06-20-2018, 04:05 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Why Do You Buy? in Uke Talk
    For me, it's almost exclusively playability and sound. Quality of sound is hard to quantify, but I look for clarity and volume, and just a sound that...
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    06-20-2018, 03:26 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Ukulele Cases in Uke Talk
    Most of my ukes have a hard case, but they came with the instruments or I ordered them together with the ukuleles to ensure that they would fit. I...
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    06-20-2018, 02:57 PM
    Mivo replied to a thread Good Ukulele Dealers in Uke Talk
    I can also vouch for both of these, and have bought instrument from them. They were also happy to answer questions and give candid advice on...
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This is a good place to list my ukuleles! Sopranos: 1920s Lyon&Healy (mahogany, D), Black Bear (koa, C), Famous FS-5G (lam. koa, C), concerts: aNueNue Moon Bird (spruce, rosewood, C), Deering Goodtime Banjo Ukulele/Banjolele (C), Stagg UC-80S (mahogany, C), tenors: Barron River (cypress, low-G C), ukuMele (acacia, Bb), and a parlor guitar: Alvarez AP70 (spruce, G).
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