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  1. I think you're asking me. I'm still waiting to...

    I think you're asking me. I'm still waiting to receive the bamboo one, it's replacing a tenor Fluke I don't like. The black mandolele was made by Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam to my specs, I added the...
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    Yep, I ordered mine on eBay Dec. 28, the last...

    Yep, I ordered mine on eBay Dec. 28, the last tracking note shows "Jan. 3 Beijing, China Processed through facility" and delivery estimate Jan. 8 - Jan. 29. I hope it doesn't get caught in the...
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    I have 9 ukes and every Sunday I go to a park...

    I have 9 ukes and every Sunday I go to a park with a bunch of acoustic players, so I rotate between 8 of them every week and practice at home with a knock around, which was a tenor Fluke, but I don't...
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    Thanks very much Jim, just PMed you.

    Thanks very much Jim, just PMed you.
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    Wholly molly Jim, I didn't know La Bella made...

    Wholly molly Jim, I didn't know La Bella made that short a scale, that's exactly what I need for the 22" scale guitars I'm converting to bass. Hey, Magic Fluke has them on their web site with their...
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    I ordered a bass uke from China early Monday...

    I ordered a bass uke from China early Monday morning, the seller sent me a copy of the FedEx label. I entered the tracking number and FedEx shows estimated arrival Thursday by 4:30p in Los Angeles. I...
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    I'll check it out when I go to NAMM.

    I'll check it out when I go to NAMM.
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    I just ordered an Aklot bamboo tenor uke from...

    I just ordered an Aklot bamboo tenor uke from China via eBay for $65 that looks exactly like the Kala, which convinces me that Kala has done what most all uke distributors do, take what the Chinese...
  9. In June of 2013 I was leafing through a...

    In June of 2013 I was leafing through a Musician's Friend magazine and came across a ukulele that looked like the Fender Telecaster electric guitar I recently bought. The uke was only $60 and I...
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    My guitar (to be a bass) did arrive today.

    My guitar (to be a bass) did arrive today.
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    I've had more problems with USPS than any other...

    I've had more problems with USPS than any other service. I think it depends on the diligence of the personnel at the local facility of any service, mine aren't too swift at the Bicentennial Station...
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    I played rhythm guitar for almost 50 years before...

    I played rhythm guitar for almost 50 years before I started playing uke over 6 years ago. It was a fairly easy transition, especially that I was very proficient with bar chords. But in my case, the...
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    I'll be going to NAMM on Sunday all day. First I...

    I'll be going to NAMM on Sunday all day. First I plan on roaming the lower section that has most of the ukulele booths, then the main floor giant room from front to back. I'll be riding my handicap...
  14. No I will not talk you out of it, go buy it right...

    No I will not talk you out of it, go buy it right now. (I don't need much of an excuse to buy, i.e., I had two empty spots in a print out of my 30 bass ukes to show my group last week, a few of them...
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    Welcome to UU Bill. You can use whatever finger...

    Welcome to UU Bill. You can use whatever finger position feels comfortable to you. I'll change my finger position depending on what chord comes next, or what it follows, very common practice with the...
  16. Thread: USO and Ukes

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    Very good idea. Our group, The CC Strummers, play...

    Very good idea. Our group, The CC Strummers, play for kids in UCLA/Mattel Children's Hospital every few weeks and give them ukuleles via the donations we make to The Ukulele Kids Club, and every week...
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    You know I'm partial to the Rondo Hadean, but I...

    You know I'm partial to the Rondo Hadean, but I do hope the Kala does well for her.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 6 acoustic...
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    I used one a couple of years ago in the Magic...

    I used one a couple of years ago in the Magic Fluke booth at NAMM accompanying Ukulele Bart, and also at Boulevard Music in Culver City early last year for a ukulele class recital where I was asked...
  19. Thread: Roadie 2

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    I tried one, but found it to be difficult to...

    I tried one, but found it to be difficult to control and it didn't tune exactly, I still had to tune a bit by hand. Sent it back.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the...
  20. I neglected to add that I had the SmallGuitars...

    I neglected to add that I had the SmallGuitars P-bass painted sea foam green including the truss rod cover, I added the fret markers and chrome color knobs, plus faltwound strings.
  21. I'm curious why, I have a 24" scale 31" long, way...

    I'm curious why, I have a 24" scale 31" long, way over priced at $389 (I bought mine 5 years ago for $150), and a 25" scale 34" long for $150 (love his one) that both play very well.
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    I played guitar for almost 50 years before I took...

    I played guitar for almost 50 years before I took up the uke almost 6 years ago. In the 1st year I went through 16 ukes, culled them down to 4 and now have 9. I never touched my guitars since and...
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    Great uke, I have a sunburst one. I've been...

    Great uke, I have a sunburst one. I've been waiting for a bass uke for about 5 months, the web site says delivery in 6-8 weeks, NOT! On the other hand, I ordered stickon fret markers from Spain and...
  24. When I played guitar (for almost 50 years), I...

    When I played guitar (for almost 50 years), I always used a pick, since playing ukulele 6 years ago, I never use a pick, as well as with bass that I took up 5 years ago.

    This is Michael Kohan in...
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    I also say check with Mim. She recommended a Kala...

    I also say check with Mim. She recommended a Kala KAATP-CTG-CE tenor solid cedar top with laminate acacia koa body and ever since, I consider it one my best sounding ukes (I have 9). Mim is one of...
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