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  1. I learned notation for classical guitar years...

    I learned notation for classical guitar years ago, and attempted a little piano here and there. When I took up 5 string banjo, it was tabs all the way. When I started ukulele, I found my previous...
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    I bought my Clara used, and have been using it as...

    I bought my Clara used, and have been using it as my main player for the last couple of years. I am not a heavy strummer, mostly picking. I don't see any wear on the fretboard, which gets a lot of...
  3. You might want to try some simple tabs to get you...

    You might want to try some simple tabs to get you going. I have several links to favorite uke tabs on our website for the Westside Ukulele Ensemble....
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    No worries Jim. I have enough original headstock...

    No worries Jim. I have enough original headstock ends to last a couple of years or more.
    –Lori
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    Introducing Uke Leash 2

    News for Uke Leash customers!

    Thanks to you, I have had to replenish my supplies many times since 2010. When I buy the buckles, I buy in large quantities to get the best prices. On previous...
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    Different straps will give you different results....

    Different straps will give you different results. A sound hole hook style will balance the uke from the sound hole, but will not help steady the neck. Be careful not to let go of it since it might...
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    I do low g tuning a lot. My current favorite is...

    I do low g tuning a lot. My current favorite is the Blackbird Clara. I have also used as my main low g over the years : Kala super soprano (concert neck- soprano body) in spalted maple with spruce...
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    New Chocolate Brown Leather Uke Leash

    Hi All
    I am offering a new color for the Uke Leash Brown Leather... it is Chocolate Brown. This is to replace the discontinued Red-Brown leather color that I usually offered. I still have shorter...
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    Oooh, very tempting indeed. Thanks for the heads...

    Oooh, very tempting indeed. Thanks for the heads up!
    –Lori
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    I know your pain. I tested out an 8 string, and...

    I know your pain. I tested out an 8 string, and found it hard on my experienced hands. I expect you will build up some strong muscles. If it is fingertip pain, not muscle pain, just give it a couple...
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    I like to play with a little space between my...

    I like to play with a little space between my body and the uke, to get increased volume from the back. So, the uke sits on my leg, and I steady the neck with my Uke Leash (doesn't need a strap...
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    Hi Choirguy No need to be shy... I would have...

    Hi Choirguy
    No need to be shy... I would have remembered your UU name for sure. We were very busy at the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival this year. Great festival! All the uke people are...
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    Great turnout for the festival. We were...

    Great turnout for the festival. We were constantly busy at the Uke Leash Booth! Thanks for all your hard work!

    –Lori
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    Looking forward to this great event! Mitch does a...

    Looking forward to this great event! Mitch does a great job organizing these festivals, and this one is so close to Los Angeles. If you live nearby, don't miss it!
    Uke Leash has a booth inside the...
  15. Thread: Uke' Lei Sling

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    You might also want to check out my Uke Leash....

    You might also want to check out my Uke Leash. You can do the around the waist loop just like the shoestring/ Uke hug, but you can also use it to balance the uke so the neck stays steady, without the...
  16. Welcome to UU happlife1 A new uke will have new...

    Welcome to UU happlife1
    A new uke will have new strings, and the strings will stretch for several days until they settle in. One of the problems with tuning, is training the ear to recognize when...
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    See if you can used a classical guitar method...

    See if you can used a classical guitar method called the "rest stroke". When fingerpicking a note, play the string so that when you are finished with the stroke, the pad of your finger is resting on...
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    My vote is for the Uke Leash ukeleash.com...

    My vote is for the Uke Leash ukeleash.com, and if you don't like it you can return it.:D I am a bit biased, but I can guarantee good customer service.

    Are you in the USA? International shipping...
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    Well, I have ordered one! Love the look and...

    Well, I have ordered one! Love the look and sound, and I have enjoyed my concert neck Flea, so the neck should be similar. Ordered directly from Magic Fluke, and it will be a couple of weeks before...
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    I found using an electronic clip-on turner for...

    I found using an electronic clip-on turner for tuning the banjo uke is easier if your tuner has a mic mode. The microphone seems to be less confused when tuning a banjo uke. I think the red Snark has...
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    Thanks for the review. I saw that there is a new...

    Thanks for the review. I saw that there is a new version, and didn't know if I should upgrade.

    –Lori
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    I have a Uke Leash strap made for Amp Button...

    I have a Uke Leash strap made for Amp Button combo. I modeled mine on the MiSi amp, since that is the one I have.
    Uke Leash Guitar Style Strap
    I also have strap button adaptors for my regular Uke...
  23. Yes, I play in ensemble groups where we have a...

    Yes, I play in ensemble groups where we have a part written for low g, and parts for re-entrant and rhythm. We are all in C tuning (and assorted sizes of ukes), but with the low g players, we can let...
  24. I like the low G on my Clara (which is concert...

    I like the low G on my Clara (which is concert sized) and I think it sounds great. I like that scale since some of the arrangements we play require finger stretches that are no longer easy for me to...
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    In my experience Mango has a mellower wood tone....

    In my experience Mango has a mellower wood tone. Larger sizes tend to be more mellow too. Strings can make a big difference too. You could always experiment with them. Worth Browns are more mellow...
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