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    Welcome, you should like it here!

    Welcome, you should like it here!
  2. My grandaughter is coming up to fourteen,and like...

    My grandaughter is coming up to fourteen,and like her father, has never shown any interest in playing any musical instrument. My elder son played keyboards,and was never interested in stringed...
  3. Thread: Hello!

    by TopDog
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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
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    My first was a Mahalo painted cheapo,bought to...

    My first was a Mahalo painted cheapo,bought to see if I could make anything of the instrument (as a former guitarist) before moving on. I gave it away many years ago, to a fellow beginner, as I had...
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    I made three different CBU' at different times....

    I made three different CBU' at different times. Two I passed on to friends, and the one I kept is my CBU Resonator uke, concert scale and as loud as a loud thing, but as gentle as snowdrops when...
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    I currently own five, but the number fluctuates...

    I currently own five, but the number fluctuates and has been much higher in the past! As has been said already, someimes a different 'voice' or 'feel' suits a different instrument. Your choice, no...
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    Another greeting from south of the border! Good...

    Another greeting from south of the border! Good advice already given,best option is to find a decent shop where you can try all the scale sizes and find the one that is for you! You will just know,...
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    I no longer have it, but for many years I owned a...

    I no longer have it, but for many years I owned a metal storage box from some office supply place. It was sturdy,lockable,and big enough to hold around fifty twelve inch vinyl albums (Not that I ever...
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    Played guitar for 47 years in a previous life....

    Played guitar for 47 years in a previous life. Played acoustic six and twelve string in folk bands/trios/duos for about ten years,then moved to six string electric guitar in rock bands/blues...
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    Jupu, so far as I can recall, the uke that got...

    Jupu, so far as I can recall, the uke that got the High G/Low G ,mishap was a Kala. If not, it was something very similar in price and build quality!
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    A friend in our group wanted to try Low G once,...

    A friend in our group wanted to try Low G once, so I fitted the string for him and left him to tune up. A week later I discovered that he had tuned the Low G to the pitch of a standard re-entrant...
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    1 to 5 for the most part, but I will venture much...

    1 to 5 for the most part, but I will venture much higher if playing (or working out) a perticular melody/solo!
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    Welcome,and enjoy your new hobby/interest!

    Welcome,and enjoy your new hobby/interest!
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    Aquila used to make a set especially for that...

    Aquila used to make a set especially for that purpose too; when I briefly owned a Baritone scale ukulele, I used a set so that I could play along with the rest of our local group.
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    Welcome friend! Your English is fine, don't worry...

    Welcome friend! Your English is fine, don't worry about it!
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    Only had one string break in almost twelve years;...

    Only had one string break in almost twelve years; a group of us had played for about three hours, beating a whole load of favourites to death.We stopped for a break,and I sat talking to a couple of...
  17. Our Group (and myself in particular!) always get...

    Our Group (and myself in particular!) always get a great feeling playing:
    Ain't She Sweet
    Five Foot Two
    Doctor jazz
    Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
    as 'standards'.
    Then for more modern stuff we...
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    Sorry for the delay answering your question! I am...

    Sorry for the delay answering your question! I am in the East Midlands, tucked away thirty or so miles north of Birmingham.
    I show 'East Midlands' in the top right of my posts if you look. You can...
  19. Thread: A Good Story

    by TopDog
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    Opinions on Ukulele brands/makes are the same as...

    Opinions on Ukulele brands/makes are the same as opinions on cars,sport,anything; you will believe that you are right in your stance,as will the other person in theirs. It makes the world go round!...
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    Greetings from a fellow Uk'r! Where abouts are...

    Greetings from a fellow Uk'r! Where abouts are you in the country?
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    Greetings from the East Midlands! You will enjoy...

    Greetings from the East Midlands! You will enjoy your 'learning journey' and the fun along the way!
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    I play both Banjo/uke and standard wooden...

    I play both Banjo/uke and standard wooden ukuleles. I find each has a voice of its own,and select which instrument to play, depending on the song/tune.
    A lot of old rock stuff works surprisingly...
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    Greetings back at you from the country next door!

    Greetings back at you from the country next door!
  24. Thread: Hello!

    by TopDog
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    Your english is fine,welcome! In fact I live in...

    Your english is fine,welcome! In fact I live in England,and there are many who were born here, who have trouble with the language!
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    Greetings from a fellow older,retired person!...

    Greetings from a fellow older,retired person! Former guitarist for just under fifty years,then found the ukulele and have never looked back!
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