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  1. Thank you all for the responses. Because I'm...

    Thank you all for the responses. Because I'm doing this "bring back to life" for an old (retired) neighbor, I am going with an synthetic style ready made head. I disassembled it all, cleaned it, got...
  2. Questions on 1925 The Gibson UB-2 Banjolele

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    A neighbor brought over a dusty 1925 The Gibson UB-2. It's in fantastic original condition, but the head is a replacement and the glue has failed around the rim. I'd like to replace it for him. ...
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    Listening through a laptop speaker, to a digital...

    Listening through a laptop speaker, to a digital recording like this, I would never expect to hear a difference. I suspect one would have to be in the room to have a chance of hearing the difference....
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    Actually, I meant "Orange amp". I have the 20W...

    Actually, I meant "Orange amp". I have the 20W version. I guess "orange and crate" got me tongue tied!
  5. Thread: Coordination?

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    I've been teaching 2 dozen beginners how to play...

    I've been teaching 2 dozen beginners how to play since October. It's nearly 100% universal that beginners with no previous experience can't imagine left and right hands doing different things! It...
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    I briefly tried "tying the strap to the headstock...

    I briefly tried "tying the strap to the headstock with the shoelace" and found it very annoying as the strap continually got in the way of my left hand.
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    Heh, heh.....Of course!

    Heh, heh.....Of course!
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    No videos?

    No videos?
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    I use the iRIG P'up on my Martin through a small...

    I use the iRIG P'up on my Martin through a small Crate and have no problems. I've also used that setup through my Behringer PA with no trouble.
  10. Well, THAT was a nice education! Thank you all....

    Well, THAT was a nice education! Thank you all. I'm going to pass on collecting one of those. I was at my sister's yesterday and she pulled an almost unused KALA soprano out of the closet. It's one...
  11. Harmony and Roy Smeck Ukes - - - -Curiosities or Playable?

    There are seemingly millions of these out there. I wonder if the 1930s and 40s instruments play well? Or, were they just useless beginners' instruments? The plastic fretboard looks toy-like to me,...
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    Great song and performance. Thanks!

    Great song and performance. Thanks!
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    Great performance, on a fun song. Is that a Shel...

    Great performance, on a fun song. Is that a Shel Silverstein song?
  14. Thanks Bill. I've got the notion of...

    Thanks Bill. I've got the notion of "one-man-band" performing that I can take to the streets to raise money for my local dog rescue. It's a fantasy right now - - I've never before busked anywhere. HA...
  15. I think things are on the right track again, and...

    I think things are on the right track again, and I am able to post. So, on the foot tambourine.....yes, actually, I might want to try that too, although due to some limits with my knee replacements...
  16. I did. I tried posting 20 times, I tried replying...

    I did. I tried posting 20 times, I tried replying to his PM 10 times and get the same "forbidden" message.
  17. Second Try on "Rhythm Machine" Thread - - - -seems locked?

    I posted a question about rhythm machines. Someone offered me a nice unit. I have tried at least 10 times to reply in the affirmative, but every post I make in that thread comes back with a...
  18. Every time I try to post I get a "FORBIDDEN" Message

    What am I doing wrong?
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    Looking For A Rhythm Machine

    I'm looking to buy a simple rhythm machine/drum machine. I play mostly pop/rock and it would be fun to have a bit of groove accompaniment.

    I don't want to really PROGRAM original drum grooves of...
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    Hmmmm? I think I've tried that without realizing...

    Hmmmm? I think I've tried that without realizing it. I spent some time yesterday on a Stu Fuchs video about barre chords, and I think my problem is that neither my first or second finger seems to...
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    Indeed, I'm seeing that half a dozen isn't even...

    Indeed, I'm seeing that half a dozen isn't even unusual!
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    Modern Times: There's a law against everything.

    Modern Times: There's a law against everything.
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    Chad and Jeremy's "A Summer Song" is absolutely...

    Chad and Jeremy's "A Summer Song" is absolutely lovely to play, and quite easy. The chord progression is F-Am-Bb-C and the strumming rhythm reveals itself the minute you sing the lyrics. I wouldn't...
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    I've never played a vintage uke - such as a...

    I've never played a vintage uke - such as a Martin from the '20s. I have a 2017 Martin 1K Concert, which I love compared to my previous 3 or 4 new ukes I had previous to investing in the Martin.
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    After picking myself up off the floor from...

    After picking myself up off the floor from reading "30 plus ukes" - - I think that the custom range is the way to go. I am looking into the Fred Shields brand, and also looking for local luthiers.
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