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    Ukulele Player Magazine is still online

    Hi Gang:

    I am retiring Tricorn Publications website as of January 9th. The Netfirms hosting service was purchased by Tucows and they jacked the prices for their hosting services through the roof....
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    I've been playing ukulele and guitar since the...

    I've been playing ukulele and guitar since the 1960s. I can determine quickly whether an instrument is a quality build, if the intonation is good, if the fit and finish are good, etc. There are lots...
  3. Thanks for reading the magazine. It's a labor of...

    Thanks for reading the magazine. It's a labor of love.
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    Kamaka has been producing 'ukulele since 1916 and...

    Kamaka has been producing 'ukulele since 1916 and Martin makes no reference to their original prototypes. My guess is that Dick Boak at Martin could answer the question of when they first produced a...
  5. Thread: Ohana TK-38?

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    The SK-39 and CK-39 are coming soon. I reviewed...

    The SK-39 and CK-39 are coming soon. I reviewed the SK-38 a long time ago and the SK-39 was reviewed in the latest issue of Ukulele Player Magazine (I did the review). I am impressed with the...
  6. Doug, I've been extremely busy. My brother and...

    Doug, I've been extremely busy. My brother and father have both been in the hospital in recent weeks and I have had a ton of work to do. Both, father and brother are well at this point, but both were...
  7. Thanks Dave. I am glad you like the publication....

    Thanks Dave. I am glad you like the publication. I'll be working on the next issue, soon. The logo design was made with a photograph of a vintage Martin ukulele that I extracted with a tablet and...
  8. Thanks Ric and sorry about the delayed response....

    Thanks Ric and sorry about the delayed response. Things have been very crazy around home lately. I've been terribly busy, but, the next issue is in the planning stages.
  9. The newest issue of Ukulele Player Magazine is LIVE

    You can download your copy FREE from this URL:

    http://www.tricornpublications.com/uke_player.htm

    This issue features a review of the Oscar Schmidt re-issued Lyon & Healy bell ukulele and the...
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    Those strings sound terrific on that ukulele. I'd...

    Those strings sound terrific on that ukulele. I'd love to do a review in Ukulele Player Magazine. Issue 33 is in the planning stages right now.
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    Thanks for your comments and thanks for reading...

    Thanks for your comments and thanks for reading the magazine. I had to get a handle on the health-- some complications from blood pressure and the stress of a previous job. I am working a day gig...
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    Ukulele Player Magazine is back....

    Hi Gang:

    It's been a long time since I've been producing new issues of Ukulele Player Magazine. We are up and running again at the original download site. Issue 32 is now online.... I just...
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    My favorite Martin is the D15 and I do wish I...

    My favorite Martin is the D15 and I do wish I never parted with it. I sold the gentleman who bought it from me a Breedlove, too. He really loves the Martin and said that it is his absolute favorite...
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    Yep, Larrivee guitars are excellent instruments...

    Yep, Larrivee guitars are excellent instruments and very hard to find.
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    I use Adobe Premiere and also Serif Movie Plus X5...

    I use Adobe Premiere and also Serif Movie Plus X5 (really like it). For audio, including my newly released album, I use Mixcraft.
  16. Thread: My new album

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    By the way... I tweaked the mix on two songs......

    By the way... I tweaked the mix on two songs... "Debbie" and "Hey Girl" (the latter is one of the ukulele tunes). If you downloaded either of those, download the new files. ~Mick
  17. I know that this is an older thread and a short...

    I know that this is an older thread and a short one. I've been a professional songwriter for many years. What I do is create a mood for my songs. I typically write a song (lyrics and melody) in about...
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    I have seen this, too. I've played ukulele and...

    I have seen this, too. I've played ukulele and guitar since the 1960s and played professionally for many years. The most likely people to switch keys when they sing are country guitar pickers. Most...
  19. I have tried clip-on tuners, but, some of them...

    I have tried clip-on tuners, but, some of them vibrate a bit and that would drive me nuts if I tried to play a set with the thing mounted on the headstock. I really prefer the Korg tuner that I have...
  20. Thread: My new album

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    I play all the guitar and ukulele tracks on this...

    I play all the guitar and ukulele tracks on this album. I play bass on Once In A While, Typical Day, You've Gotta Be Stoned, Blue Water, Answers, The Bard, Is Anybody Going My Way, Jug of Punch,...
  21. Thread: New Guitar

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    New Guitar

    I went into a local music store to buy a Fender Telecaster and left with this... Epiphone Hummingbird for $100 off the regular price.

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  22. Thread: Neck Thickness

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    I've played ukulele since about 1966 and I can...

    I've played ukulele since about 1966 and I can say that based on my many decades of ukulele playing, it is the width of the neck and string spacing that makes far more difference than the thickness...
  23. Thread: My new album

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    My new album

    http://www.tricornpublications.com/music.htm

    My new album is a mix of guitar and ukulele tracks. There are several songs that have uke tracks along with guitar and a few that feature ukulele....
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    Matt, that's a beautiful tune. That is a great...

    Matt, that's a beautiful tune. That is a great way to honor your grandmother.
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    REVIEW KoAlana Tenor Ukulele

    Well, I said that I'd post a link to a review of the KoAlana Tenor Ukulele once I had it uploaded to YouTube.

    This is super-high resolution video. It took a good while to upload.

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