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  1. Virtual backgrounds won't slow other people's...

    Virtual backgrounds won't slow other people's computers.

    Zoom calculates virtual backgrounds on the camera-side. My rig needs to be fast for me to set a virtual background. Your rig doesn't know...
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    It depends on the finish on the uke rather than...

    It depends on the finish on the uke rather than the material the uke is made of. You don't want to use alcohol on an alcohol soluble finish (shellac, lacquer, polyurethane...). You may get away with...
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    IIRC that's the Graphtec Ratio tuners...

    IIRC that's the Graphtec Ratio tuners available on the Klos ukes. https://www.gotaukulele.com/2020/03/klos-guitars-full-carbon-series-tenor.html
    Klos may be using the guitar tuners, as the Ratio uke...
  4. Thread: What song?

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    "A Warrior Bold"...

    "A Warrior Bold" http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/preservation/lps/songs/warrior.htm

    Sheet music in the Library of Congress
    https://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.100004170.0/?sp=2

    In days of old,...
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    I've been using iRealPro on the iPhone. It's also...

    I've been using iRealPro on the iPhone. It's also available for Android. Very easy, does a good job of filling in instruments, and has a huge library of community sourced tracks with chord...
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    Dang. Uncle Rod and MutinousDoug really upped the...

    Dang. Uncle Rod and MutinousDoug really upped the game on this thread. Both stories are fantastic!
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    Need to learn to unicycle! ...

    Need to learn to unicycle!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKg79xzkaa8

    Since I cant go to the gym now I've converted my laundry rack back into a stationary bike. Not sure I can pedal fast...
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    From the student side, James' course structure is...

    From the student side, James' course structure is clear and well paced - it builds slowly and steadily. I always feel like I'm learning but not over my head. Even from the beginning levels there's...
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    I suspect there's partial truth to the comment...

    I suspect there's partial truth to the comment that acoustic basses don't work optimally with regular bass amps, but that the full story is that it's fixable with a pre-amp or by changing the input...
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    Congrats on your incoming babies! Don't stress...

    Congrats on your incoming babies!

    Don't stress over this - everything you're looking at is a good choice and will serve you well. There are no wrong answers between the Flight and the two Enyas....
  11. Thread: Uke shopping

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    In normal times, yes-ish. Right now, heck no. ...

    In normal times, yes-ish. Right now, heck no.

    I'm only going out for essentials and having those delivered or curb-sided when I can. A new instrument (uke or otherwise) isn't essential. I haven't...
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    Flight TUS-35LB. Currently $62 from Amazon. Other...

    Flight TUS-35LB. Currently $62 from Amazon. Other colours running under 50.

    It's the only sub-$100 uke that I have no regrets or reservations about, and it's the one that rescued sopranos in my...
  13. Check out these threads: ...

    Check out these threads:


    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?144322-Our-Online-Jam
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    Neither scale is inherently better or easier, and...

    Neither scale is inherently better or easier, and preferences don't correlate readily to anything measurable. Much bigger people than you play smaller, and smaller people play bigger. Either will...
  15. Thread: Our Online Jam

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    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many?...

    How did you run it? One-to-many or many-to-many? We’ve done a couple with Zoom and had everybody but the leader mute during the song to avoid latency problems.
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    And in 5ths. Gotta have at least one in 5ths ;) ...

    And in 5ths. Gotta have at least one in 5ths ;)

    Low-D gets most of my play. Then low-G. Then 5ths. COVID19 knocked High-G off the chart since that one lives in (and is still in) my office....
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    So should we be distancing ourselves from Uke...

    So should we be distancing ourselves from Uke Talk? ;)

    I suspect part of the reason General doesn't get used is that it's tucked away beneath the fold way down at the bottom of the forum listings....
  18. Thread: Fear of Crowds

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    We did a Zoom jam today with about 20 people. The...

    We did a Zoom jam today with about 20 people. The latency didn't work for everybody to sing & play together. Everybody except the song leader muted and we played 1:many with the leader, then unmuted...
  19. Thread: Fear of Crowds

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    This was ignorance rather than irresponsibility....

    This was ignorance rather than irresponsibility. This was at a leap-day kanikapila - over a week before this thread started, and several days before the serious social distancing recommendations came...
  20. What Jim said: you're at a really challenging...

    What Jim said: you're at a really challenging price point. You're just about the top of entry level and just skirting the bottom of what I'd consider mid level - before the pickup. With the...
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    It's late enough here I can barely figure out how...

    It's late enough here I can barely figure out how to make the video public, but it's still Sunday in Hawaii.

    You want gods? We got gods - Give me that (really!) old time religion:

    ...
  22. Thread: Priorities!

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    Y2K wasn't a nothingburger in a vacuum. There...

    Y2K wasn't a nothingburger in a vacuum. There weren't significant problems because a lot of people put in a lot of work ahead of it to fix things before they became major issues. That's the same goal...
  23. Thread: Fluke on eBay

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    Darn close guess. Definitely closest without...

    Darn close guess. Definitely closest without going over. It went for $262.

    Seems like a pretty good deal.
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    Other than both being composites I don’t think...

    Other than both being composites I don’t think Ekoa and HPL are related.

    My understanding is that Ekoa construction is basically the same as traditional carbon fiber, Kevlar, or fiberglass weave...
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    Outdoor sells stickers with her artwork. They're...

    Outdoor sells stickers with her artwork. They're very cute drawings of hikers and animals with ukes and banjos and such. Well worth a spot on a hard-case!
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