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  1. Thanks! I agree, find the baritone really comfy....

    Thanks! I agree, find the baritone really comfy. This one a bit larger than most but it's a nice size to play.



    Haha, take the plunge Dave, you get a special prize for finishing the set!...
  2. Same here - first thing I do with a used...

    Same here - first thing I do with a used instrument is clean up the fretboard, polish the frets, give the body a rub down. Makes it feel more my own somehow.
  3. Thank you! I just listened with headphones and...

    Thank you! I just listened with headphones and you're right - surprisingly decent sounding.
  4. Aqualung - Strange & Beautiful (baritone instrumental)

    First video ever so please be gentle! Recorded on phone so sound quality pretty garbage. My own arrangement, I did record a version that was the full length of the song but as it's just alternating A...
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    There's a Kimo Hussey video out there where he's...

    There's a Kimo Hussey video out there where he's talking to a luthier (Jay Lichty?) about the 19" super tenor they're playing. They acknowledge that it's near enough the size of a smallish baritone....
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    Thanks for this, Baz. Looks a decent bet for a...

    Thanks for this, Baz. Looks a decent bet for a beginner!

    A minor gripe I've got is the assertion that "all" Cordoba ukes have those crappy tuners. The 30 series very definitely do not and I sold...
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    Man, I was hoping to pop over to the Uke Room and...

    Man, I was hoping to pop over to the Uke Room and try this one out! Not with a view to buying, just because it looks so nice. Glad it's gone to a good home!
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    Don't forget that plastic is made from crude oil...

    Don't forget that plastic is made from crude oil - the production of oil and plastic is one of the most polluting processes there is. Landfill is a small problem in comparison.
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    Love it Mike, good way to live! Had to say...

    Love it Mike, good way to live! Had to say goodbye to my 15 year old car last week after the head gasket failed. Had to also say goodbye to my new guitar fund to buy a replacement. Still, I have an...
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    So I could worry about the handful of plastic...

    So I could worry about the handful of plastic waste my old strings will produce. In reality I worry about all the ukes I've owned that were imported from the far east or the states. Many of these...
  11. Good spot Jim - the SUS specs are the correct...

    Good spot Jim - the SUS specs are the correct ones. I'll let Matt know to correct the listing!
  12. Hey Sam, This one is flat, no radius! Neck...

    Hey Sam,

    This one is flat, no radius! Neck profile fairly rounded and deep, not flat and slim. I.e. more Pono than Kiwaya.

    Cheers,

    Jim
  13. Marshall Stapleton 19" scale tenor FS - OPEN TO OFFERS

    Hi all,

    Last year I picked up what I thought was my absolute dream uke - a beautiful 19" tenor uke made by UK luthier Marshall Stapleton. Original SUS listing is here:
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    Thanks yahalele - two more artists to check out...

    Thanks yahalele - two more artists to check out as well as some guitars!
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    Thanks for the input, all, nylon strung it is!...

    Thanks for the input, all, nylon strung it is! Peter, I didn't know about the Takamine, gives me something to save up for. Will post an NGD when I get there!
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    Thanks Bill, I'm glad it's not just me! I...

    Thanks Bill, I'm glad it's not just me!

    I currently can't stop listening to Rodrigo y Gabriela - unreal shredding of nylons!
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    Returning to guitar - steel or nylon?

    Hi guitar playing UUers,

    I'm currently making a return to guitar after a long hiatus, it just suddenly began calling to me again. I've picked up a beaten up old steel string for cheap to get going...
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    Lovely stuff, Dave, I hope the recovery is going...

    Lovely stuff, Dave, I hope the recovery is going well
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    I also had a few tomatoes from the garden yard....

    I also had a few tomatoes from the garden yard. Or is it tomatoes? :uhoh:
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    Wait, you mean I shouldn't have been driving down...

    Wait, you mean I shouldn't have been driving down the middle already? This explains so much... :D
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    And is that because more tension is needed to...

    And is that because more tension is needed to drive the larger soundboard? I feel like I'm finally understanding this!
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    It's a really weird quirk of tenor strings that...

    It's a really weird quirk of tenor strings that they tend to be higher gauge than the smaller sizes for the same tuning. Completely counter-intuitive, especially if you come from a guitar background....
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    I absolutely love this book - challenged me to...

    I absolutely love this book - challenged me to learn an entirely new technique and rely on my thumb. Fantastic.

    Georgia on my mind is probably my favourite of the four or five I've learned so far...
  24. Aaah, cheers Keith - I was missing that. I'm with...

    Aaah, cheers Keith - I was missing that. I'm with Mattharrier though - politics has descended so far into satire I half expect to see the subject of this joke elected in real life shortly.
  25. Maybe it's a cultural thing (I'm in the UK) but...

    Maybe it's a cultural thing (I'm in the UK) but I'm not sure what the Native American aspect adds here? The joke looks like it works just as well without it to me :confused:



    A guy walks into a...
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