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    I really like Chicago Music Exchange. It’s a...

    I really like Chicago Music Exchange. It’s a great shop filled with a knowledgeable staff that wants you to be happy with your purchase as opposed to Guitar Center, which just wants you to purchase....
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    Sorry, this is wrong and wanted to correct it....

    Sorry, this is wrong and wanted to correct it. Ares Management owns Guitar Center, but Sweetwater is itís own thing. Completely separate from Guitar Center or Musicianís Friend. They also send candy...
  3. When my kids were looking to get into ukulele,...

    When my kids were looking to get into ukulele, they both chose sopranos and one got a bottom-rung Kala while the other got a Makala. For the sopranos, they were $5.00 different ($20 different for...
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    My daughter has a uke signed by her two favorite...

    My daughter has a uke signed by her two favorite players and I have a guitar signed by one of my favorite players and a good friend. Theyíre both signed on the headstock, though.

    I do like...
  5. I started playing ukulele with a pick after 25...

    I started playing ukulele with a pick after 25 years of playing guitar. Then, after a while, I stopped looking for picks and used my fingers so much I started using them on guitar as well. Now that’s...
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    I’d like to try a Hive since I’m saving for one....

    I’d like to try a Hive since I’m saving for one. It’s all blind faith at this point.

    I’d also like to try a vintage Martin 1 and 3, as well as a Mya Moe in cherry.
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    I like tons of ukes, but even if a dream ukulele...

    I like tons of ukes, but even if a dream ukulele was offered for free from a person that made it smell heavily of smoke, I’m out.
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    I think there are some flaws in logic here: 1)...

    I think there are some flaws in logic here:

    1) Any seller can charge whatever they like. The market will dictate whether the prices stick and, if they do, then it's not that the ukes aren't worth...
  9. Thread: Video Help

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    The easiest way is to draw it, take a picture,...

    The easiest way is to draw it, take a picture, and insert it into the iMovie timeline by dragging it. I save all the photos I’m going to need for a video to my desktop before I start working on the...
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    I taught myself guitar and did most of the work...

    I taught myself guitar and did most of the work with ukulele and can say that a good curriculum with steady progression in difficulty and knowledge might not be required, but it makes everything feel...
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    I’ve played guitar for over 20 years, but had...

    I’ve played guitar for over 20 years, but had horrible technique that, when combined with my playing habits where I would put in about 4-5 hours of straight practice, did a number on my wrist to the...
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    I definitely don’t recommend guitar if you’re...

    I definitely don’t recommend guitar if you’re having issues with the uke. I had to move from the guitar to uke when playing guitar for more than an hour would kill my playing for days. The necks are...
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    As a seller (I’ve sold mostly guitars on the used...

    As a seller (I’ve sold mostly guitars on the used market) I would get emails saying they found the same guitar on eBay or craigslist for less, to which I respond that it must be a great deal and they...
  14. Just from the description, that sounds like a...

    Just from the description, that sounds like a Hoffee case.
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    The pineapple Sunday I reviewed was maple and...

    The pineapple Sunday I reviewed was maple and spruce (both known for highs) and the first thing I thought was also banjo, which has good and bad points. I like the sudden decay and way it would cut...
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    I’ll definitely back it again. I was sorely...

    I’ll definitely back it again. I was sorely tempted to do the concert reward, but we’re in the process of buying a house and my wife would skin me alive for such fiscal irresponsibility.
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    The normal irig that uses a headphone jack makes...

    The normal irig that uses a headphone jack makes a TON of unwanted noise. The iRig 2 or iRig Hd that uses the lightning port has SIGNIFICANTLY better sound (truly night and day) and can be used with...
  18. Thread: Practicing

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    When I was a kid and able to spend hours...

    When I was a kid and able to spend hours guilt-free riffing away on guitar, I did. I had a lot of fun doing it, too. I wouldn't say I was practicing so much, though - more like I was just playing...
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    Backed! Iím going to give it to my friend who...

    Backed! Iím going to give it to my friend who builds ukes as a gift! Hopefully heíll find it useful!
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    They're my favorite kind of guitars and they're...

    They're my favorite kind of guitars and they're significantly more versatile than a lot of people give them credit for.
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    Depends on the specific guitar. Gretsch has been...

    Depends on the specific guitar. Gretsch has been using center blocks recently and those don't exactly make for light guitars.

    Also, I've never lost picks in f-holes. They're too small and far...
  22. Sure. I only mentioned Hawaiian ukes because...

    Sure. I only mentioned Hawaiian ukes because that’s what most of my experience is in.
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    I like them. The strings are a little tighter and...

    I like them. The strings are a little tighter and my playing is generally faster because of it, but the tone isn’t as deep. I’m especially a fan of KoAloha’s supers.
  24. A slotted headstock will likely bump you out of...

    A slotted headstock will likely bump you out of the Hawaiian market. Cutaways not as much, but they do raise the price.
  25. My goodness! I read WATERMAN.

    My goodness! I read WATERMAN.
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