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    Why dig up a 2013 post?

    Why dig up a 2013 post?
  2. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but...

    I wasn’t allowed to say anything until today, but it's now okay for me to share that I have volunteered for the Covid-19 vaccine trials that Oxford University are running in partnership with other...
  3. Thread: Neck Shapes

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    I have pretty big hands for a gal, but my Ohana...

    I have pretty big hands for a gal, but my Ohana has the most comfortable neck, for me. I'm not crazy about the shape of the neck on my Cocobolo, but I'm not changing it.
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    That depends on several things. What tone do you...

    That depends on several things.
    What tone do you like? A soprano will be much chimier than a concert scale uke. A soprano scale neck will be quicker to get around on, which is nice for playing Bach...
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    Thank you. We hope to put some new videos up...

    Thank you. We hope to put some new videos up soon, we should be doing some recording next week.
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    Personally, I would never use lemon oil on my...

    Personally, I would never use lemon oil on my fretboard. Two luthiers told me not to. I use LoPrinzi fretboard butter at every string change, and more often if it looks dry.
    If you have friction...
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    Nope, it's a very chimey, beautiful concert scale...

    Nope, it's a very chimey, beautiful concert scale Ohana. I hope to have a pickup added soon.
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    Hello and welcome to UU! I may not be much...

    Hello and welcome to UU!

    I may not be much help. I don't like Aquila strings, at all. I've tried several sets, and kind of liked the Reds, but one broke in less than a month.
    My lo G string is a...
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    Welcome to UU! It's warm windy and dry in...

    Welcome to UU!
    It's warm windy and dry in Florida!
  10. Thread: Hi ya all

    by Nickie
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    Welcome to UU. That's some interesting tuning for...

    Welcome to UU. That's some interesting tuning for a non baritone uke!
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    Welcome to UU. Do you play Bluegrass music?

    Welcome to UU. Do you play Bluegrass music?
  12. Welcome to UU!

    Welcome to UU!
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    Wow, the cello is not for sissies! James Hill's...

    Wow, the cello is not for sissies! James Hill's wife is a cellist, you should look them up.
    We have a friend who plays the carbon built cello, it sounds nearly like wood.
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    Welcome to UU. The uke is my first successful...

    Welcome to UU. The uke is my first successful attempt at a musical instrument too.
    I don't know if you remember John Hartford, he played the fiddle and danced a clog at the same time. There is now a...
  15. Thread: Hog Heaven

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    I wonder if a plain mahogany uke can be stripped...

    I wonder if a plain mahogany uke can be stripped and stained to imitate that doghair look? It's very attractive.
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    Love it Steve!

    Love it Steve!
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    Welcome to UU, and congrats on your beautiful...

    Welcome to UU, and congrats on your beautiful country for beating the covid crisis!
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    I always play with a strap. I sweat like a horse...

    I always play with a strap. I sweat like a horse when I play in a too warm room.
  19. Thread: Banjo Ukuleles

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    For the money, that's the best sounding banjouke...

    For the money, that's the best sounding banjouke I ever played. Light as a feather, too.
  20. Thread: So, what

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    Is it possible that it is a violin case? A...

    Is it possible that it is a violin case? A soprano size might indicate a 3/4 size fiddle.
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    Thanks everybody! We did a show yesterday, and I...

    Thanks everybody! We did a show yesterday, and I never looked down until I had to play a lead. I know it, but I think I was nervous. The room was warm, I was covered in perspiration, making it hard...
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    Thanks so much, everyone for this input. My...

    Thanks so much, everyone for this input.
    My issue isn't the chords, unless I find a new one. I don't even have a bother with diminished chords anymore.
    The orchestral pieces we are working on...
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    I second this. Even though I got it a few years...

    I second this. Even though I got it a few years ago, it still bugs me, I found out that even a semi expensive custom uke can have issues. There's simply no excuse for bad intonation, even with a...
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    Welcome to UU. The events of the last 4 years...

    Welcome to UU. The events of the last 4 years here have made me want to move to Ireland. I'm half Irish. I love doing Irish folk songs!
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    If it's to post on our YouTube channel, usually 2...

    If it's to post on our YouTube channel, usually 2 takes. Once a while, we get lucky and it happens right the 1st time. But not usually. Never more than 3, or the song goes into the bin.
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