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    Welcome Kitty! I am afraid the only answer to...

    Welcome Kitty! I am afraid the only answer to what strings to fit on your instrument,is to get some that you have heard good things about,and try them! If they do not suit you, change the brand/make...
  2. I have always been sceptical about ukuleles (or...

    I have always been sceptical about ukuleles (or any stringed instrument) 'opening up' with continual playing. Like you, I cannot see any logical reason for this to occur. I think what happens to many...
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    It never bothered me, but I always found Aquilas...

    It never bothered me, but I always found Aquilas had that tendency. I switched over to Worth Browns a few years ago and much prefer them!
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
  5. Like others on this thread, I did it the other...

    Like others on this thread, I did it the other way round; I abandoned guitar after many years and took up the ukulele! But as has also been pointed out, lots of useful things will transfer over...
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    Our group was all set to start up again three...

    Our group was all set to start up again three weeks ago,when we hit a problem. The venue, a local pub, could no longer fit us in! They had taken on lots of darts teams who played competitions on...
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    I ususally create the 'sheets*' that our group...

    I ususally create the 'sheets*' that our group uses, and it is a tricky process in one respect; many of he songs that I play to check out the 'sheets', actually work for me,as a solo player. But in...
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    Greetings from your footie rival town just down...

    Greetings from your footie rival town just down the road a bit!
  9. A small electronic tuner and a tuning fork. What...

    A small electronic tuner and a tuning fork. What else do you need for simple pleasures?????
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    Welcome aboard from one of the same age!

    Welcome aboard from one of the same age!
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    A painted Mahalo soprano, cost 15 GBP at that...

    A painted Mahalo soprano, cost 15 GBP at that time. Saw it in a music shop window and just decided I wanted to give it a go!
  12. If I can play a song through, without the sheet...

    If I can play a song through, without the sheet in front of me,then I consider that I 'know' it. I do not say I have 'learned' it, but I know it well enough to play at will.Obviously on the way to...
  13. Thread: soprano low G

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    I have played Low G on tenor scale...

    I have played Low G on tenor scale instruments,and once on a concert scale; but as my choice of scale is soprano, I have never found a decent balance of strings for Low G on that scale. I have tried...
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    WElcome aboard,friend! You will like it here....

    WElcome aboard,friend! You will like it here....
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    I have posted before, that although I have played...

    I have posted before, that although I have played all of the available scale sizes, and have owned most of them at one time or another, I have ultimately decided that soprano is the one for me. As...
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    My Rob Collins Meranti Soprano is my absolute...

    My Rob Collins Meranti Soprano is my absolute favourite of my small collection. I had met Rob a couple of times, but I actually got that uke from him at one of the 'Snowdonia Ukulele Gatherings'...
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    An obvious solution if the string tends to...

    An obvious solution if the string tends to 'stick' is that you may be fretting harder or more firmly than you need to? I suffered this for ages when I started until I learned to relax and just use...
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    I cured my B/U of such behaviour by using an old...

    I cured my B/U of such behaviour by using an old camera strap; it clips on easily at the soundbox end, and I found a way of fixing it to the headstock.
  19. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    I used to play triangle in a reggae band. I sat...

    I used to play triangle in a reggae band. I sat next to the drummer an 'ting....
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    Poll: See my signature for my answer! I do own two...

    See my signature for my answer! I do own two concert scale instruments.and one sopranino too. But for me, soprano takes it every time!
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    I only travel within my country,do not fly...

    I only travel within my country,do not fly anywhere.For those trips, my Makala Dolphin fits the bill.
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    A friend of mine runs a childrens ukulele group...

    A friend of mine runs a childrens ukulele group and he finds that most of his 'members' are about eight or nine years old to begin with. They have the strength to hold down the chords and the mental...
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    Give it a wipe down with a dry cloth after...

    Give it a wipe down with a dry cloth after playing,at least twice a week.Otherwise,you are good to go!
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    I do not use straps on my two sopranos or my...

    I do not use straps on my two sopranos or my sopranino;I do however use them for my home made resonator concert scale,and my concert scale B/U.This is purely because the latter two are quite heavy...
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    I have four wooden ukuleles, and one B/U. Of the...

    I have four wooden ukuleles, and one B/U. Of the four, one is a self built resonator, and one is a sopranino.
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