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    I play everyday, usually for an hour or so and...

    I play everyday, usually for an hour or so and mostly in the mornings. Working on lessons in Artistworks and ULTP and honing some slack key pieces. I also do a bit of work on pieces we play in our...
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    Five delicious ukes are in my shed. High g, low...

    Five delicious ukes are in my shed. High g, low G, taropatch, a cf uke for travel (someday), and the Kamaka to honour uke history.
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    You folks down south are lucky to be so far ahead...

    You folks down south are lucky to be so far ahead with your vaccinations and even starting to get together in person to play. I’m just a little bit jealous!
    I’m still waiting for my first shot and...
  4. Thread: Brad Bordessa?

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    Your comment about (not) listening to Brad’s UAS...

    Your comment about (not) listening to Brad’s UAS podcast made me laugh out loud!
  5. So, I’m curious about the title...’beloved...

    So, I’m curious about the title...’beloved tomboyish girl’...?
  6. Terrific! Well played, well filmed and well...

    Terrific! Well played, well filmed and well edited!
    I really enjoyed watching your video.
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    Cool. I’m curious how the Naupaka tenor sounds...

    Cool.
    I’m curious how the Naupaka tenor sounds in comparison to the regular Koaloha tenor that your wife plays.
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    Lovely trio! Did you get them all recently or...

    Lovely trio!

    Did you get them all recently or collect one per naupaka run?
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    Thanks guys. I purchased the kindle version of...

    Thanks guys. I purchased the kindle version of Mark’s book and downloaded the audio files as well. Looks like a great resource, for sure!
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    That is some fun playing! I really enjoyed your...

    That is some fun playing! I really enjoyed your video.
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    Classic Slack Key songs

    I would like to learn to play a few of the classic hawaiian slack songs complete with the slack key tuning. Those of you with familiarity and enthusiasm for the slack key genre which pieces would...
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    Terrific! Gorgeous wood. Beautifully built.

    Terrific! Gorgeous wood. Beautifully built.
  13. Had to check my profile to see when I joined...

    Had to check my profile to see when I joined UU...couldn’t have guessed it was 2012!

    I’ve enjoyed reading many of the threads here and posting in a few, well, maybe quite a few.

    Yeah, Stan The...
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    Very cool to hear your positive experience with...

    Very cool to hear your positive experience with the Hipshot tuners. My brother, a electric guitar builder, is making me an electric solid body tenor uke for me and he recommended the hipshot tuners...
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    Terry is a hard working musician and a honest...

    Terry is a hard working musician and a honest person. That is my impression after having spent the recent few months working on his online program. I have taken lessons in person and also online...
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    Yes, it is a good podcast and interesting to...

    Yes, it is a good podcast and interesting to learn more about Rebel's history and philosophy. I appreciate the creatively they bring to their uke building. I have not, yet, played one of their ukes...
  17. I can so relate to this scenario, have had...

    I can so relate to this scenario, have had similar experiences and feel you described it better than I could!

    Thanks!

    The slot bridge on my Kamaka ukes have caused me some moments of blood...
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    Yes, I’m also interested in the signature combo...

    Yes, I’m also interested in the signature combo you created, Brad.

    I’m looking for a tenor set that will highlight the koa tones of the Maui Music uke I recently purchased here on UU.
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    By way of an update, I decided to go with the...

    By way of an update, I decided to go with the Clingon pickup that was suggested by jricc. It was out of stock in quite a few of the online stores but I did manage to get it from a music store in...
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    Speaking to the Klos older model wood fretboard...

    Speaking to the Klos older model wood fretboard uke which I purchased a little more than a year ago, my experience has been a positive one. For me the instrument felt well balanced and offered a...
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    Great idea to review your cf instruments! I...

    Great idea to review your cf instruments!
    I enjoy playing the wooden neck Klos and will be planning many travel adventures for it once it’s safe to leave my neighborhood.
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    Thanks for these suggestions. I do use beads in...

    Thanks for these suggestions. I do use beads in the string-through bridges...and I have tried the needle...still jammed...
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    String stuck inside string-through bridge

    Today when I wanted to swap out the G string on my Klos ukulele, I found that the string was struck in the string-through bridge.

    The string has been loosened from the headstock however it can...
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    Looks great with the oval sound hole and deluxe...

    Looks great with the oval sound hole and deluxe trim. Do you know when or why he stopped creating the signature oval sound hole and open headstock?
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    Lovely instruments.

    Lovely instruments.
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