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  1. I agree. I never had a Kala. My first uke was...

    I agree.
    I never had a Kala.
    My first uke was a Makala, and I was very happy with it as a beginner uke.

    But I would recommend getting the Kala, assuming that it is just slightly better. The...
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    The alternative is not necessarily to get on a...

    The alternative is not necessarily to get on a bus and go to high street.
    Most people on this forum buy their ukuleles online, due to the better assortment than on "high street". But not always from...
  3. I like things simple. I dont want to bother...

    I like things simple.
    I dont want to bother finding out where to get proper beads or be restricted to that one brand of strings with ball ends.
    I dont have a pin bridge ukulele yet.
    This far I...
  4. I like things simple. I dont want to bother...

    I like things simple.
    I dont want to bother finding out where to get proper beads or be restricted to that one brand of strings with ball ends.
    I dont have a pin bridge ukulele yet.
    This far I...
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    When I first experienced Amazon like ten years...

    When I first experienced Amazon like ten years ago, I was amazed.
    The money I could save on the books I needed for my study was significant for a student.
    I could get books that I couldnt find in...
  6. The Makala MKs that you played are pretty nice....

    The Makala MKs that you played are pretty nice.
    I believe that they are made from agathis, not mahogany. But who cares. My first uke was one of those.

    However, I will go with option 1, the nicer...
  7. If it had been a concert size, I would have been...

    If it had been a concert size, I would have been very interested.
    You don't often see Kamakas for sale this side of the pond.

    I recently bought an old Tiki, mostly because that was what I could...
  8. Sticky: I never had private music lessons, but tried to...

    I never had private music lessons, but tried to pick up as much as possible in school / high school music classes.

    Sadly, I think the theory stuck better than playing stuff.
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    This song has a doctor in the chorus, it should...

    This song has a doctor in the chorus, it should fit the theme!

    My closet seems to be missing simple necessities such as a washboard, but two instruments are plenty difficult for me :-)

    ...
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    Those Cort ukes are stunning! The resemblance...

    Those Cort ukes are stunning!

    The resemblance to Martins is so big that some people have pointed out to me that apparently they come with the same make of gigbag.

    I have the concert myself. ...
  11. I never knew that african mahogany was not ...

    I never knew that african mahogany was not mahogany.
    Well, it is still pretty in my Anuenue tenor.
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    "About" doctors... Does that just mean any...

    "About" doctors...

    Does that just mean any song with the word doctor in the title or lyrics?
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    I can't believe it is thursday, and noone did...

    I can't believe it is thursday, and noone did this song yet.

    Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!


    https://youtu.be/-JbTZiUegYs
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    For screen viewing, you can even crop a bit on a...

    For screen viewing, you can even crop a bit on a 12 MP picture, depending on the resolution of your screen.

    I remember when I used to look primarily on resolution and optical zoom ratio when...
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    I remember my first digital camera. It was...

    I remember my first digital camera.
    It was basically a 0.3 MP webcam that could be used without the computer. But with no screen, no flash, no nothing.

    Yeah, for most purposes something like 10...
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    You are welcome! I have two k's by the way.

    You are welcome!
    I have two k's by the way.
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    I remember buying a digital camera back in 06 or...

    I remember buying a digital camera back in 06 or 07, when 5 MP was a good resolution and sensors were note that good.
    I enjoyed having a stand alone camera, and kept using it for a while after...
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    Wrap up!

    Hi Seasonistas,

    Thanks for your participation this season!

    I know that is was a tough challenge this week, but still so many of you played along. We managed to get 44 entries, in spite of the...
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    Yeah, it is hard to know excatly what is really...

    Yeah, it is hard to know excatly what is really bossa and what is samba etc. Also some webpages clam that bossa i kinda like samba, but a bit slower.
    I found a few pages claiming that borth bossa...
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    Are these the pedals that some musicians use to...

    Are these the pedals that some musicians use to record several tracks live on stage, to play along with themselfs?

    I think that looks really difficult to me. You need to nail all tracks the first...
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    I have a wooden stool I sometimes sit on, but it...

    I have a wooden stool I sometimes sit on, but it is not super comfy.

    Otherwise i sometimes stand up with the uke on a strap, sometimes sit on the couch or in a bean bag chair.
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    Since I made you guys take a shot at Bossa Nova,...

    Since I made you guys take a shot at Bossa Nova, I better do it myself too.

    The only previous time I looked up bossa technique was strange enough for The Ukelites Hawaii theme, where I did "I'll...
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    Energetic! I don't think I am ever going to...

    Energetic! I don't think I am ever going to manage dancing and ukeing at the same time!
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    Oops, play list coming up... I even made it,...

    Oops, play list coming up...
    I even made it, just forgot to link...
  25. Crack in top along fretboard to sound hole - a problem?

    Hi ukers,

    I just purchased a second hand Kamaka Tiki.
    I got it at a rather good price... unless a small crack in it means trouble.

    It has a crack in the top, running along the fretboard and...
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