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    Ukulelezaza -- because it don't mean a thing if...

    Ukulelezaza -- because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.
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    I taught myself to play a fiddle. I ended up...

    I taught myself to play a fiddle. I ended up teaching a little bit and playing in a old timey stringband for several years (for tiny sums of money that nearly covered our expenses if we were very...
  3. Great idea! Some earmarks of a vintage...

    Great idea!

    Some earmarks of a vintage instrument:

    - it was found in the back of a closet and no one remembers how it got there
    - it was made before the person who taught you to play learned...
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    OK. I'll try to remember...only positive...

    OK. I'll try to remember...only positive comments, only positive comments, don't rock the boat, play right. Got it.
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    Sticky: Guess I won't post my colonoscopy photo after...

    Guess I won't post my colonoscopy photo after all. :( Disappointed.
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    Wow! Lots of enthusiasm here for a plastic...

    Wow! Lots of enthusiasm here for a plastic instrument that no one has seen or heard! Feeding frenzy!

    Y'all got UAS and got it bad.

    Hey, maybe it will be so fine that it will just completely...
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    I dunno...isn't this thing waterproof?

    I dunno...isn't this thing waterproof?
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    Poll: Looks like Batman's uke.

    Looks like Batman's uke.
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    Sometimes it's a problem on a nice, lightly built...

    Sometimes it's a problem on a nice, lightly built soprano because the extra weight pulls down the headstock end a disrupts the balance of the instrument, making it a chore to hold properly while...
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    Size/weight. And soprano ukes look uncool to some...

    Size/weight. And soprano ukes look uncool to some with those ears sticking out.
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    Yeah, that's them! LOL

    Yeah, that's them! LOL
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    Yes, open or sealed geared tuners used more...

    Yes, open or sealed geared tuners used more commonly on concert or tenor ukes run up around 24:1, I think. I play sopranos, so I used all friction tuners. But I know that some use the planetary...
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    The 4:1 tuners are planetary geared tubers.

    The 4:1 tuners are planetary geared tubers.
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    There are an awful lot of 75-year-old vintage...

    There are an awful lot of 75-year-old vintage instruments out there and in use that are sporting original ebony saddles and nuts, I think.
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    Yup. It's pretty hard to "unrefinish" them. If...

    Yup. It's pretty hard to "unrefinish" them. If you're thinking about selling someday, you never know what the next person will regard as desireable -- and top dollar worthy!
  16. Where do you live? Do you know if there's a...

    Where do you live? Do you know if there's a luthier in the area? You might want to get someone to actually take a look at the uke and give you an estimate. Best would be someone who is experienced...
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    My lovely wife was sitting reading, with the cute...

    My lovely wife was sitting reading, with the cute little cat at her feet. Took out my Kamaka Gold Label soprano.

    Nicko: "Do you mind if I play a bit?"
    Mrs. Nicko: "Are you going to sing?"

    And...
  18. Thread: 150 hours!

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    Some of us get all those great benefits (and they...

    Some of us get all those great benefits (and they ARE great and I'm happy to have 'em) because our jobs are so bloody dull and absurd. No one would do this soul numbing $#!T without the bennies. It's...
  19. Thread: 150 hours!

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    Stuck in the working class like the rest of us.

    Stuck in the working class like the rest of us.
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    I think you'll want to hook up with these folks,...

    I think you'll want to hook up with these folks, Jim...

    http://www.sitaremporium.com/WWHarrisonStUkulelePlayers
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    Haven't decided yet about the weeping, but HERE!...

    Haven't decided yet about the weeping, but HERE! HERE! and AMEN!
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    Isn't that what's already happening? Be patient....

    Isn't that what's already happening? Be patient. ;)

    There just aren't that many people buying custom ukuleles.
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    Another great quote for my sig!

    Another great quote for my sig!
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    You mean I should tone down my "all fortissimo...

    You mean I should tone down my "all fortissimo all the time!" approach to accompaniment?
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    Going to add this to my sig.

    Going to add this to my sig.
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