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  1. I think that James Hill had a video where he told...

    I think that James Hill had a video where he told you what size ukulele you should play based on the length of your forearm. I'm not sure how valid that is, as I've seen some pretty excellent big...
  2. Thread: Strings

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    Five years ago, when I started playing the...

    Five years ago, when I started playing the ukulele, people right here were advising new ukulele players to replace whatever strings were on their ukuleles with Aquila Nylguts before they even...
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    Married, two grown kids and a grand kid, but I've...

    Married, two grown kids and a grand kid, but I've never let that stop me. I've gone through this with golf, photography, astronomy, metal detecting, and shooting sports. I still do astronomy and...
  4. Thread: String spread

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    I went on a rampage a few years ago and measured...

    I went on a rampage a few years ago and measured the spread on every ukulele I came across, and there was no standard measurement regardless of nut width. I would say you can do whatever you want...
  5. Just go to ebay and search ukulele tuners. They...

    Just go to ebay and search ukulele tuners. They start at $4.55 USD a set and go on up. Pay whatever you want for them.
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    I was down there in the basement looking at it...

    I was down there in the basement looking at it all again. I have five tuners. I'm still using the one that came in the package with my very first uke. The others have never been used. I also have a...
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    I have a ukulele baseball cap too, and no one...

    I have a ukulele baseball cap too, and no one except my friend that I go to coffee with every week says anything about it. Every time I wear it he says, "you're wearing your ukulele hat, have you...
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    How much do you have?

    I'm pretty proud that I am not afflicted by UAS, at least to the extent that some people are. And I pride myself in keeping things simple. But yesterday I realized that I'm failing at the latter....
  9. My best deal would be my most recent purchase, an...

    My best deal would be my most recent purchase, an Ohana CK-80. I got it for a huge discount from Elderly because of a mix up with another ukuele that I had ordered from them. They were determined to...
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    We did a gig for a downtown store back a few...

    We did a gig for a downtown store back a few years ago and my wife got some custom label bottles of wine to take with us. One for us and the other for the store owner who asked us to play in her...
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    I've found that the song sets the strum pattern....

    I've found that the song sets the strum pattern. The music is there to support the song, not the other way around. Anyway, I've learned established patterns, made up a few of my own, but always in...
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    I like this thread. I wish that I had a group.

    I like this thread. I wish that I had a group.
  13. Thread: Tablature

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    I can't say that I like one over the other, but...

    I can't say that I like one over the other, but have you ever gotten a sheet of music and decided to move a chord change one way or another to suit how you play the song? Or have you gotten a song...
  14. Most definitely, and playing while whitewater...

    Most definitely, and playing while whitewater rafting as well, which is what I'm pretty sure at least one member here is doing. :)
  15. That is very true, but I can't visualize myself...

    That is very true, but I can't visualize myself standing in a downpour and playing a any ukulele? If I'm out busking and it starts raining, I put my uke in a gig bag and seek shelter somewhere until...
  16. I got a new cedar top ukulele around Christmas...

    I got a new cedar top ukulele around Christmas time and I liked how loud it was and how much sustain it had, but it sounded tinny to me and did not go with a lot of the songs that I sing. It came...
  17. Not a plastic ukulele, but my Makala has gotten...

    Not a plastic ukulele, but my Makala has gotten rained on several times and survived.
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    What uke do you have that you are worried about...

    What uke do you have that you are worried about the finish? You had another thread where you were worried about the tuner leaving a mark. Are you using a pick, or are you worried about your...
  19. Thread: Dealers

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    Thirty miles. I'm not going to buy one, you just...

    Thirty miles. I'm not going to buy one, you just got me to look and see. Are you thinking about getting one?
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    I would like to rehome the Waterman that is...

    I would like to rehome the Waterman that is hanging down in the basement and a broken Mainland, but probably won't happen.
  21. Thread: Tablature

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    An anecdote to go with this thread. In my...

    An anecdote to go with this thread. In my previous life my job included working with the Latino community in our city and many of the people I would deal with either didn't speak English or were...
  22. Thread: Tablature

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    To me, "jamming" is when a small group of...

    To me, "jamming" is when a small group of musicians informally gather together to improvise or play unrehearsed music. That's not my definition, I cherry picked that off of the internet. But to most...
  23. Thread: Tablature

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    Lots of terms get thrown around fast and loose...

    Lots of terms get thrown around fast and loose here. Why single out "tablature?" I'm just wondering. I mean, I agree with you, that it gets misused a lot. But it isn't the only one.
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    I play my ukulele every afternoon and I have a...

    I play my ukulele every afternoon and I have a stiff rum and Coke while I play. It has become ritual. There is no argument that I my ukulele sounds better when I drink rum and Cokes . That is pretty...
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    I don't think that the ukuleles can read them, so...

    I don't think that the ukuleles can read them, so what they don't know won't hurt them. :) I think that they look like a good deal. I have larger one in the room but I've often wondered what the...
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