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    Birth year ukuleles

    This is inspired by a WTB post... and it seems the forum doesn’t like posting it. Pls ignore
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    The funny part is that I went to a guitar store...

    The funny part is that I went to a guitar store and the reply I got was “it’s the nature of the beast, you’ll never be able to have those in tune same as the open strings”.

    I’ve had the uke for a...
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    And this is most pronounced on the C string ��

    And this is most pronounced on the C string ��
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    Tuning and first fret notes

    This forum has serious tech issues the way it cuts off posts.

    My question was: is the first fret expected to tune the same as the open strings. Some of mine are way into the yellow bar territory...
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    Car ukulele, interesting concept... And that...

    Car ukulele, interesting concept...

    And that doesn’t look bad for €100 or $120.
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    Yikes, 82! :O I'll stick with a 50bpm for a while...

    Yikes, 82! :O I'll stick with a 50bpm for a while and then try and move to 60bpm as I get more comfortable.

    And not giving up on that second line yet!
  7. Thread: Uncle Rod

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    Wasn't expecting the man himself! This is so cool...

    Wasn't expecting the man himself! This is so cool though :)

    I felt your boot camp was the way to go as I really didn't want to go through a ton of random and unstructured YT videos out there and I...
  8. Thread: Uncle Rod

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    Uncle Rod

    Just checking if someone’s used this or is using it at the moment...

    I’ve had my ukulele for a month and a half, learned 10-chords and some progressions and then ran out of ideas. I thought, there...
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    http://jupiteruke.com/about-2/pricing/

    http://jupiteruke.com/about-2/pricing/
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    1. You’d lose money when you sell it. How long...

    1. You’d lose money when you sell it. How long will it take for an investment to recover that gap? And is it because everyone’s looking at the market at the moment? Is the market the new MBU? Also,...
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    To my untrained eye, the first test with the...

    To my untrained eye, the first test with the frets, pressing at the third, it’s close to the first fret but it’s not cigarette paper thin. Maybe I should try with printing paper and see if that fits....
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    Does my uke need a set up?

    So with the current backlash against the sales practices of a certain brand (can’t say I agree 100% with that) there’s been a lot of talk about uke set ups and how it helps beginners (such as...
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    Not one of those great players but it’s good to...

    Not one of those great players but it’s good to know I share something with them ��

    Playing with three fingers at the moment. Had a look at / tried some chords where I’ll need to use the pinky and...
  14. Absolute beginner here, wasn’t inspired by any...

    Absolute beginner here, wasn’t inspired by any music in particular and still don’t feel the need to learn a song, it’s more about chords and progressions at the moment. Not even strumming. Love...
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    G Chord middle finger position

    So pictures say thousand words. My middle finger is bent inwards when holding the G chord, is that normal or a bad habit? At the moment it’s easier for me but wondering if I won’t be able to make...
  16. Thanks folks, really appreciate the replies. Now...

    Thanks folks, really appreciate the replies. Now I’ll just need to calibrate the ears to it and hopefully get to the point where I can control the sustain!
  17. Yeah, I thought it could go either way and I...

    Yeah, I thought it could go either way and I might be completely off as I’m new to string instruments (any instruments really). Ears still can get over the “booming” sustain in the background....
  18. Help appreciated: Prolonged resonance/vibration in solid spruce top concert ukulele

    Hi,

    First post here although I’ve been reading as a guest for a while now.

    So recently I finally got a ukulele, Kala Solid Spruce (Top) Mahogany Concert, KA-SCG and really got into it until...
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