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    Hey, thanks Dave, hope all is well!

    Hey, thanks Dave, hope all is well!
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    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

    We're doing songs from Quentin Tarantino films over on the Seasons, so here's another one of those.

    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down). Written by Sonny Bono. Performed by his then-wife Cher in...
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    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down). Written by...

    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down). Written by Sonny Bono. Performed by his then-wife Cher in 1966, it became her first million selling single, and her first top 3 hit in the UK. Also in 1966 Nancy...
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    Hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, right and left...

    Hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, right and left hand damping...all cool techniques. Now if could only learn a decent chuck and triplets, I'd be a happy camper! I'm really amazed at how easy some make...
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    I like a rhythmic strum, adapting songs to...

    I like a rhythmic strum, adapting songs to different styles of strumming. Country or rock songs, adapted to a blues or reggae style of strum, etc. Some songs probably have no business being played...
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    After my good experience with a Kmise mahogany...

    After my good experience with a Kmise mahogany tenor, I started looking at their baritones, and noticed that some of the descriptions say that the baritones come strung GCEA, which to me means like a...
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    Update: Amazon did let my review through, with...

    Update: Amazon did let my review through, with the negative comment about it not being a solid top, as claimed. Maybe I just got a good one, but for $44.00 shipped, I consider mine an amazing...
  8. Congrats...nice uke...would love to see a...

    Congrats...nice uke...would love to see a pic...or even better, you playing it!
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    Looks great...that stripe doesn't hurt either!

    Looks great...that stripe doesn't hurt either!
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    Geez, now I can't find them either! Maybe I'm...

    Geez, now I can't find them either! Maybe I'm having a senior moment, or it was an older set that had an unwound low-G, def flouro. I got 5 sets of unused strings with a uke I bought, it was...
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    Satisfied Mind

    This one was written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Hayes explained the origin of the song in an interview: "The song came from my mother. Everything in the song are things I heard her say over...
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    Thanks Wing!

    Thanks Wing!
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    From Kill Bill, Volume 2. I don't plug in too...

    From Kill Bill, Volume 2. I don't plug in too often, but decided to try it, to add some reverb and vibrato, for an old-timey feel.

    This one was written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. ...
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    Dave, yes, the Graphtech Ratio tuners (they call...

    Dave, yes, the Graphtech Ratio tuners (they call them Tune-a-Lele http://www.pohakuukulele.com/store/peghead-planetary-banjo-5th-string-nickel-ivoroid-9mm-tuners-y4h2m-5979b ) do indeed have long...
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    Welcome! C'mon in, the waters fine! Tell us...

    Welcome! C'mon in, the waters fine! Tell us about your ukes!
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    Treat Her Right

    Song by Roy Head, from 1965. This reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100, surpassed only by the Beatles "Yesterday".


    https://youtu.be/1T9ywaNZfU0
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    "Treat Her Right", by Roy Head. This one came...

    "Treat Her Right", by Roy Head. This one came out in 1965, reaching #2 on the Billboard Top 100, surpassed only by the Beatles "Yesterday". This song was featured in Tarantino's 2019 film "Once...
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    When tuning down, I just play the same standard...

    When tuning down, I just play the same standard chord shapes. Sure, when tuned down a half step, but using the same chord shapes as standard tuning, you are technically playing different chords, all...
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    Wow, gorgeous! GLWS.

    Wow, gorgeous! GLWS.
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    Dave, why wont UPTs work on a 10.5mm vintage...

    Dave, why wont UPTs work on a 10.5mm vintage Martin headstock? The HMS website says they work on 10-12mm headstocks. I've had on 2 vintage Martin sops, and they were fine.
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    I've found the Romero strings to be great. I...

    I've found the Romero strings to be great. I have the UT-2 set on my low-G tenor, but mine have the unwound low-G, which I like better, and the unwound string lasts much longer. Maybe try adding...
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    Was playing Fremonr Soloist for a while as my low...

    Was playing Fremonr Soloist for a while as my low G, but tried a set of Romero linear (with unwound low G), and like them a lot, plus they last much longer than the wound Soloist.
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    Yeah, haven't heard much about the Sugars lately. I could not take the squeak, but they did sound great otherwise.
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    3 tenor tunings compared

    As others have mentioned, sometimes ukes sound better in different tunings. I've found that tenors often sound better tuned down a 1/2 step to B, or a full step down to Bb. My personal favorite on...
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    A koa top with mango B&S would be cool, sorta...

    A koa top with mango B&S would be cool, sorta like the Kanilea Oha ukes, which pair a koa top with mahogany B&S.
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