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  1. My advice to progress through this stage is to...

    My advice to progress through this stage is to try palm muting between changes. This will not fix your form, or stop the buzzing in other situations, but will give you an opportunity to hear yourself...
  2. Watching the guys from HMS playing is always...

    Watching the guys from HMS playing is always helpful to me. Because the video quality is good and close-up, I can see what is happening.
    A normal live concert is less helpful to me.
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    Homemade tiny skateboard for me...a 50 year old...

    Homemade tiny skateboard for me...a 50 year old with gray hair. I get a lot of catcalls like: "you're too old to skate" or "do a kick flip":p
    Slalom trucks for 1970's street surfing.
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    Minimum 9,000 posts would be safer! But...

    Minimum 9,000 posts would be safer! But seriously, I have only a few posts as I type slowly, but I am honest. I am thinking of trying a pro-level table tennis paddle, and once I buy one, and don't...
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    Thanks John, I appreciate it.

    Thanks John, I appreciate it.
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    Will someone please post the price? Thanks.

    Will someone please post the price? Thanks.
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    What is the pattern??? That sounds interesting!

    What is the pattern??? That sounds interesting!
  8. Thread: Dry Skin

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    Working Hands is kick-ass.

    Working Hands is kick-ass.
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    I switched/added from guitar to a concert a few...

    I switched/added from guitar to a concert a few years ago. I was pretty happy and all until I found this site. Then I became obsessed with the fact that bigger people (bigger hands) seemed to play...
  10. Thread: Dry Skin

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    I have a little tube of guitar string lube. It's...

    I have a little tube of guitar string lube. It's probably safe for uke fretboards too.

    These products have names like finger ease and fast fret.
  11. Thread: Long stalls.

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    I keep thinking the title of this thread refers...

    I keep thinking the title of this thread refers to toilet stall doors that go all the way to the floor, like in an old men's club.
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    Conveniently, I have no car so I rarely have to...

    Conveniently, I have no car so I rarely have to worry about crazy pedestrians. I have been in the financial district in San Francisco, and had to put my arm out (more than once) to stop a pedestrian...
  13. It is hard to hear the ukulele. There are some...

    It is hard to hear the ukulele. There are some nice Zoom or Tascam recorders out there for cheap.
  14. Thread: Buzz Help

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    Captain, A good first step: Lay the edge of a...

    Captain,
    A good first step: Lay the edge of a ruler on the frets and determine if the fret board is still flat.
    N-
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    That's super cool! He's got good timing.

    That's super cool! He's got good timing.
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    This is fantastic! Thank you.

    This is fantastic! Thank you.
  17. Thread: Hi

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    Welcome! What part of the world are you hailing...

    Welcome! What part of the world are you hailing from?
  18. Thanks. I hadn't thought of that!

    Thanks. I hadn't thought of that!
  19. Tribute - to the most interesting thread ever

    Howdy folks,
    I have a quandary that I need advice with. Should I get my thick-necked white label tenor shaped into a slimmer shape? I think it is ridiculously thick, and prefer a C-shape neck. I...
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    Thanks for the nice interlude. Great song choice...

    Thanks for the nice interlude. Great song choice
    !
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    Sweet! I wasn't sure that my results were...

    Sweet! I wasn't sure that my results were accurate.
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    Thanks Uncle Rod! are these at...

    Thanks Uncle Rod! are these at YouTube.com/ukeplayalongs?
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    I've played a barky soprano before and guessed...

    I've played a barky soprano before and guessed the tone came from the sound reflected really quickly around the body and to my ears. The wood seemed really thin. Are these observations held by others?
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    If we have to keep doing this for a long time,...

    If we have to keep doing this for a long time, people are going to start getting UV disinfectant lights.
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    I believe you are right that unless you commit to...

    I believe you are right that unless you commit to playing the steel string often, it will always be more painful than a nylon. I have both, and sometimes work on my fingertips (pressing my...
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