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  1. Sounds great!

    Sounds great!
  2. Interesting string choices.

    Interesting string choices.
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    Personally, I've had hundreds of teachers. I've...

    Personally, I've had hundreds of teachers. I've learned something from almost every ukulele player I've had the honor of playing with.
  4. Thread: Experimenting

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    On a fret board designed for a nut, the zero fret...

    On a fret board designed for a nut, the zero fret goes where the nut goes. One could sandwich the zero fret between the nut and the end of the fret board.
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    Poll: It seems that Lennon-McCartney picked the right...

    It seems that Lennon-McCartney picked the right age when they wrote "When I'm 64".
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    That 60% selling price for a used uke sounds okay...

    That 60% selling price for a used uke sounds okay at first glance. But, it means a $100 uke only loses $40 in value while a $1000 uke will lose $400. Does the more expensive uke actually lose that...
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    Nice photography. I like how the background...

    Nice photography. I like how the background color sets of the wood tone.
  8. I believe that everyone who picks up a ukulele...

    I believe that everyone who picks up a ukulele does so with a certain song in mind that they want to play. That song is their first "standard" song. Later on (sometimes before the first song is...
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    I've never had pickups in my ukes but I have had,...

    I've never had pickups in my ukes but I have had, on occasion, ukes in my pickup.

    (Sorry, I really tried hard but couldn't resist posting that.)
  10. Thread: Martin OXK

    by kkimura
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    Yeah, people hated the Edsel. Probably still did...

    Yeah, people hated the Edsel. Probably still did when Ford stopped making them. Time will tell if the OXK goes down in infamy or....
  11. Thread: Martin OXK

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    Like instant collector status. :)

    Like instant collector status. :)
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    I can imagine what Dwayne Johnson's carry-on...

    I can imagine what Dwayne Johnson's carry-on would look like.
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    Robert Klein tells it true; ...

    Robert Klein tells it true;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTjAOOIxqQ

    Seriously though, You can learn to play a "blues song" but you can't learn to play "the" blues. For that you just do.
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    Islander tenor, $138, from Hawaii Music Store. ...

    Islander tenor, $138, from Hawaii Music Store. https://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/islander/islander-tenor-mahogany-mt-4.html
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    The "old school" method is talk to that guy named...

    The "old school" method is talk to that guy named snatch. He hangs around the crossroads.
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    Groan, OK-ish". :)

    Groan, OK-ish". :)
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    You're going to Japan "and" visiting Kiwaya. It...

    You're going to Japan "and" visiting Kiwaya. It would be very economical to buy a Kiwaya there. The lowest cost Kiwaya soprano is a high quality laminate that rivals many solid wood ukuleles. ...
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    I'm guessing pencils, at least for the Arctic...

    I'm guessing pencils, at least for the Arctic expedition signatures. Ink in a fountain pen would have frozen.
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    Very nice, congrats!

    Very nice, congrats!
  20. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Yes setups are important and I do wish more if...

    Yes setups are important and I do wish more if not all manufactures would try to do a better job at it. My Martin T1K came with very high action. Over an eighth of an inch at the 12th fret.
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    Beautiful uke at a reasonable price. Where will...

    Beautiful uke at a reasonable price. Where will it be shipping from?
  22. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Whatever we may say about Kala and companies like...

    Whatever we may say about Kala and companies like Kala, there are a lot of us who may have never tried to play ukulele were it not for their affordable instruments. Not many would have jumped on the...
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    My Martin OXK has been on road trips with me in...

    My Martin OXK has been on road trips with me in typical year round Northern New England weather. (90 degrees F in the Summer to -40 degrees in the Winter with humidity ranging from 80% to 20%)
  24. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Kala, the working man's (or woman's) "K" brand.

    Kala, the working man's (or woman's) "K" brand.
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    The Oahu tenor case from HMS works. I have one...

    The Oahu tenor case from HMS works. I have one for my T1K. Lots of room at the head stock for a rolled up strap and not too tight at the body.
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