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    ripock replied to the thread Humidifier Blues.
    I think you could get a closer rhyme for mint with i'nt, an older variation of isn't. And, by the way, you have my condolences. I have...
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    I downtune to get the feel I want. I like a certain amount of bendiness in my strings. Plus, I dislike the traditional jangly plonky...
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    ripock replied to the thread triplets.
    It sounds like we're essentially doing the same thing and that is gratifying. The thing I like about triplets isn't the sound but the...
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    My wife is away visiting her parents and, as you know, when the cat's away the mouse will...well, will do what it usually does without...
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    I forgot to mention that I manage the G string by string selection. I hate the feeling of wound strings. To me the difference is like...
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    I am just curious what other people do for their triplet strums. Obviously, any combination of strums will work. For example one could...
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    The thing I learned about harmonics is that you can leave your left hand touching the string even after striking with the right hand...
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    ripock replied to the thread First Ukulele.
    You guys obviously know keyboards. Instruments are instruments. You wouldn't buy a crappy piano, so why buy a crappy ukulele. There...
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    I looked into Ko'alau or however it is spelled. It wasn't as customizable as I wanted. If I'm going to spend that kind of money I...
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    I have found that you have to control the low G. Over the years I have engaged in a few techniques: muting the G string to let it ring...
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    why a baritone? That's a good question. I'm a larger scale player. Let's just take that as a given. If I were to justify why I like...
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    Remember what we all learned in high school: if you look awesome, you are awesome. I think I will be awesome.
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    Thanks. I hope it turns out as nice as it seems. I've seen threads in the past in which people say they are holding off on getting a...
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    ripock replied to the thread my ukulele progress.
    I received a photo of my baritone's back: It doesn't have its cutaway yet. I suppose that's done later. I saw a thread about fret...
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    I don't think it is especially useful to think of it in abstract terms and to formulate generalized rules. What's more important is the...
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