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  1. Thread: House Ukuleles

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    I don't bring my Donaldson Custom Concert, or my...

    I don't bring my Donaldson Custom Concert, or my KoAloha Sceptre out when temps are under 50° F. Everything else is subject to what I feel like playing, and where.

    It isn't a cost issue; I've got...
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    lap dogs. .

    lap dogs.




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    And that's exactly how I have always changed...

    And that's exactly how I have always changed strings, whether on a guitar with steel strings, a classical guitar, or on a ukulele. On a dulcimer and mandolin too, if I remember correctly.


    -Kurt
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    I've never played either, but Gold Tone makes the...

    I've never played either, but Gold Tone makes the Mini CC, and the Plucky. Both 5-string, both, I believe, are concert-sized, and come tuned in C.

    I've been tempted for a while, but want to try...
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    Send Me to Glory in a Glad BagŪ

    recorded Live, at the Guilderland Farmer's Market, in Guilderland, NY 10/22/2019


    https://youtu.be/fZEeZFCe3zY
  6. Nope. More like a spinal nerve diagram.

    Nope. More like a spinal nerve diagram.
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    I agree with Bii Sheehan - the Firefly Soprano is...

    I agree with Bii Sheehan - the Firefly Soprano is a nice one.

    After the initial introduction at NAMM, I played two Firefly prototypes at Magic Fluke, and offered to buy either one... but Dale...
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    television studio

    television studio
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    My Firefly is nice and plinky. My old 1920s...

    My Firefly is nice and plinky. My old 1920s Stella banjo uke is also plinky, but the frets are right in the neck, no fretboard, and the intonation above the 5th fret is more hopeful than actual.
    The...
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    color photograph

    color photograph
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    Contact High

    Contact High
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    I have both. They are both fun to play. I have...

    I have both. They are both fun to play. I have many of each. They are all fun to play.

    Although when I gig there are certain songs that I prefer to play on a banjo uke, I will play anything, on...
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    When I gig, I'm a little anal retentive... I...

    When I gig, I'm a little anal retentive...

    I always have: a) A spare powered speaker, b) a spare mixer, c) at least 2 spare mics, d) a minimum of 10 mic cables, e) at least 4 power cords, f) two...
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    drafting zone

    drafting zone
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    It is probably illegal for me to put bow to...

    It is probably illegal for me to put bow to string in at least 42 states... (Compared to the 16 states and 8 foreign countries where I'm prohibited from playing a bagpipe chanter, or ANY wind...
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    Per hour, eh? At that rate, if I worked about...

    Per hour, eh?

    At that rate, if I worked about 8 hours, I could quit - I'd earn 16 year's worth of salary, and when I add that to the Social Security I'll get in 4 years, I could design and build a...
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    I'd play them. But if you insist on not doing...

    I'd play them.

    But if you insist on not doing so, make sure that they are well-humidified, strings loose, and not exposed to bright light, whether artificial or sunlight. Check your frets and...
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    Doing well, Gary. Starting a new job on Monday as...

    Doing well, Gary. Starting a new job on Monday as a secretary at the School District Central office, teaching spinning classes at a yarn shop, playing a few gigs (Farmers Markets Pay me! Plus tips!)...
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    My Fluke Tenor came with a B-Band pickup...

    My Fluke Tenor came with a B-Band pickup installed, my Les Paul has whatever piezo pickup Epiphone put in those ukes, my Donaldson Concert has a K&K Twinspot transducer (passive), the Ohana Low-G has...
  20. Thread: Practicing

    by ksiegel
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    Well, I do occasionally play gigs, and farmers...

    Well, I do occasionally play gigs, and farmers markets - both solo, and with a partner - and play with local uke groups.

    I get paid on occasion, and sometimes play just for tips, sometimes just...
  21. Thread: Practicing

    by ksiegel
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    One of the great quotes I've heard (and I wish I...

    One of the great quotes I've heard (and I wish I could remember who said it) was, "Don't practice - Play!"

    When I pick up one of my ukes, I play for 45 minutes to an hour, if I'm not interrupted....
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    Road trip, sure... but where are you? There are...

    Road trip, sure... but where are you? There are lots of ukes and music shops that can be recommended, but your location is a key.

    I've got a KoAloha Sceptre. It is fantastic. But I've got several...
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    Well, not always... I have a Waverly Street...

    Well, not always...

    I have a Waverly Street soprano I got used from Mitch Katz, and he bought it new - strung with a low G.

    The low string is a little floppy, but it sounds quite nice.

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    I've got the 450EQL concert, and I had Mim add an...

    I've got the 450EQL concert, and I had Mim add an L.R. Baggs 5.0 pickup. It sounds great, and feels great. I changed the strings a couple of weeks ago from Aquila Nylgut to Worth Brown, and they are...
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