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  1. Wow! I love the look of that one, and not...

    Wow! I love the look of that one, and not surprising since I think the Blackbird Farallon sunburst is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.
  2. Thread: Vacation Uke

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    You are correct, as I was throwing some...

    You are correct, as I was throwing some facetiousness into my post. Still, the level of predicament, or not, will be influenced by one's belief system. I've heard it said multiple times that even...
  3. Thread: Vacation Uke

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    The more threads I read about ukes (and I read...

    The more threads I read about ukes (and I read too many of them), the more I have come to believe that the above statement is absolutely true.

    Which emphasizes the importance of the phrase, "Try...
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    I ended up with a Martin gig bag that I really...

    I ended up with a Martin gig bag that I really like. Suits the purpose, seems well made, and until I open it up and prove otherwise folks think that I have a high quality Uke!
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    Blame it on those gateway Ukes!

    Blame it on those gateway Ukes!
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    Sounds like time for an intervention!

    Sounds like time for an intervention!
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    Ukutabs.com has a lot of uke tabs. There are a...

    Ukutabs.com has a lot of uke tabs.

    There are a bazillion guitar tab sites out there -- I would think that guitar tab would translate directly over to the baritone (?)?

    If you do a search on a...
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    That would be a very interesting comparison. I...

    That would be a very interesting comparison. I hope you post your findings.
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    Extremely sage advice!

    Extremely sage advice!
  10. Thread: UAS Struck Again!

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    I just happened onto a YouTube video last night...

    I just happened onto a YouTube video last night discussing a Caramel soprano that is supposedly all solid mahogany. It sure was beautiful!
  11. I get enough enjoyment out of this place that I'm...

    I get enough enjoyment out of this place that I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is, once things get cleared up a bit per GF1 and Ed1's observations.
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    My wife and I were on vacation and the place we...

    My wife and I were on vacation and the place we stayed for a couple of days had various group activities, one being "ukulele night." We thought what the heck let's check it out. About a dozen...
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    Poll: Yes I agree it sounds great, as did the one that...

    Yes I agree it sounds great, as did the one that I fondled last week!

    I was real tempted to buy a MF as my "starter" uke but eventually decided that I didn't want to invest that much money right...
  14. Hawaiian made, koa, what's not to like? I...

    Hawaiian made, koa, what's not to like?

    I found this: https://thetribaldancer.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-happy-sad-happy-tale-of-my-koa.html

    Can we call it one of the K brands since it is sold at...
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    Poll: You all should start a MultiFluke club, or...

    You all should start a MultiFluke club, or something!

    I can see why they are popular. When I'm ready to upgrade the MF will surely be on the consideration list, although knowing me I would want...
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    Poll: I got to fondle my very first MF instrument last...

    I got to fondle my very first MF instrument last week, a soprano flea. The owner has 6 (!) MF ukes, so she obviously is quite fond of them.

    My tin ear liked the tone, it was impressively loud,...
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    Stir things up ...... irreverent ...... negative...

    Stir things up ...... irreverent ...... negative and critical ......

    What a club! How do I join?
  18. I get where you are coming from and it's an...

    I get where you are coming from and it's an interesting idea for a thread -- and certainly more "logical" than some others that I have seen here.

    As a beginner I also find it interesting to hear...
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    That's a great story and a way to create customer...

    That's a great story and a way to create customer loyalty.
  20. Thread: Dumping Weight

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    Congratulations to you for sticking with it! ...

    Congratulations to you for sticking with it!

    IIRC, Fung says something to the effect that on a fast (which he defines as no food, not a caloric reduction) at about day 2 or 3 one stops being...
  21. Interesting question, and interesting answers. ...

    Interesting question, and interesting answers.

    Recently at Uke Group I had the first time experience of making chord changes (in a couple of songs) without thinking about it -- it was kind of like...
  22. Thread: Fretboard Math

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    That is pretty slick! I'll have to work with it...

    That is pretty slick! I'll have to work with it some to try to get my head around it.
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    That Wirecutter article in your original post was...

    That Wirecutter article in your original post was what guided me to an Alvarez as a starter uke. Prowling around the www revealed that the same uke was marketed with different graphics as the...
  24. Thread: Fretboard Math

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    Great thread, and great tips! Maybe I'm...

    Great thread, and great tips!

    Maybe I'm enthralled because I'm a former tournament chess player. Long before barre chords and blues scales my study was the King's Indian Defense, the Pirc, and...
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    While buying from one of the specialty shops that...

    While buying from one of the specialty shops that does a setup is probably the safest bet overall, there is an associated cost in terms of shipping (both ways, if one decides to return the uke) and...
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