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    The link was forbidden to be posted here so I...

    The link was forbidden to be posted here so I sent it to you in a PM.

    The link offered 3 gauges colored in white, red or black respectively. I like lighter gauge strings so only the white strings...
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    I found a China source of fluorocarbons for $2...

    I found a China source of fluorocarbons for $2 and change per set delivered. They're similar in gauge to Martin and Oasis strings. I'm still sitting on 3-4 sets of replacement strings but at that...
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    I don't know anything about consignment for...

    I don't know anything about consignment for instruments but a $99 fee to inspect the instrument sounds like a big rip-off. What exactly would cost them that much to examine it? Do they take an X-ray...
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    For me it's been 3 months, a totally...

    For me it's been 3 months, a totally unanticipated purchase. I had my eye on another uke for the better part of a year but I put it on a back burner to to test myself and see if I really wanted it....
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    AliExpress also sells them.

    AliExpress also sells them.
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    Of my 5 ukes, only 1 was a uke I was specifically...

    Of my 5 ukes, only 1 was a uke I was specifically looking for so the the remaining 4 found me. Of those 4, 3 were the result of me having a large PayPal balance and me telling myself, "Maybe I'll buy...
  7. Here ya go. Notice that Captain Kirk is playing a...

    Here ya go. Notice that Captain Kirk is playing a Kamaka but Townsend is playing/destroying a cheap toy uke. Don't want to destroy the nice one! When I think of "classroom instruments" I'd be...
  8. Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Ringo Starr on classroom instruments.

    Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Ringo Starr sing/play Yellow Submarine on classroom instruments. It looks like Captain Kirk is playing a Kamaka. If that's a classroom instrument then that must be quite...
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    I'm really surprised no one has done "Lola".

    I'm really surprised no one has done "Lola".
  10. I don't think anyone should ever intentionally...

    I don't think anyone should ever intentionally suck when teaching a student of any level. It sounds like you might not have a lot to work with so try and imagine the best that she could possibly...
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    Your post immediately made me think of this...

    Your post immediately made me think of this video. This is a bit astray of the topic but it shows a time when Cetera was still cool and that before Chicago was dismissed as a soft rock/ballad band...
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    Tom Petty started out as a bass player for...

    Tom Petty started out as a bass player for Mudcrutch and throughout his career could easily switch to bass when the need arose. I read an interview where the interviewer asked him if he had any...
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    My money is on HMS.

    My money is on HMS.
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    You make a good point about discerning sound...

    You make a good point about discerning sound quality on YouTube videos and that might have played a part in my impressions. There are a lot of Wei fans here so there must be more nice sounding BW...
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    Check out the videos on YouTube for Bruce Wei uke...

    Check out the videos on YouTube for Bruce Wei uke sound samples. Has anyone found more than one or two that sounded nice? When I was considering one, I listened to all the videos I could find. I...
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    For me it took a while to get on board with a low...

    For me it took a while to get on board with a low G. I had tried it on a different uke years ago but it just wasn't working for me. It was such a different sound after having played reentrant for so...
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    Re: your wife's logic. You can only wear one pair...

    Re: your wife's logic. You can only wear one pair of shoes at a time so why have more than one pair? With few exceptions, you only wear one (insert any article of clothing here) at a time so why have...
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    I recently purchased a Romero ST (tenor body,...

    I recently purchased a Romero ST (tenor body, concert scale, soprano length) and it came strung with a wound low G. I'd be curious too to hear how it might sound reentrant. I doubt I'll ever change...
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    I have no personal experience with them but I...

    I have no personal experience with them but I seem to recall that Caramel brand ukes were well thought of as a good choice for those looking for a starter uke without having to pay very much money.
  20. Ah... new life breathed into a dormant thread!...

    Ah... new life breathed into a dormant thread! :cool:

    My situation hasn't changed since first posting. I have a 4 CD box set of ukulele music (2 of the 4 discs are almost all Cliff Edwards and...
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    To make it a bit easier you'd only have to...

    To make it a bit easier you'd only have to install an end pin and then you could tie the strap to the headstock.
  22. I somehow accumulated 5 and I never thought I'd...

    I somehow accumulated 5 and I never thought I'd have that many. My excuse is that several times over the last few years I was selling off a bunch of my old stuff and ended up with sizable balances in...
  23. Man I hope you are covered for those ukes on your...

    Man I hope you are covered for those ukes on your insurance! You easily have to have tens of thousands dollars worth of ukes there!
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    What do I hope to learn? My goal is to use it for...

    What do I hope to learn? My goal is to use it for humidifying. I already have 4 and I've used them for years. I've allowed them to dry out each off season and they've worked fine the following...
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    Looking for: Oasis OH-18 humidifier

    I'm looking for an Oasis OH-18 humidifier. Before buying a new one I thought I'd check to see if I could find a deal on one here that someone may not be using any longer. Thanks for looking!

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