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    If the pickup isn't the problem, the Kustom PA50...

    If the pickup isn't the problem, the Kustom PA50 is a pretty good acoustic amp at right around a hundred bucks. It is worth looking at. I really like the Fishman Loudboxes, but they are pricey.
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    This would work great for me. We have a room in...

    This would work great for me. We have a room in the basement that is made up like a roadhouse with a bar, a dance floor, a sound system and a little stage in the corner. All musical instruments live...
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    It doesn't need to make sense.

    It doesn't need to make sense.
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    Looks like it has a built in hanger. A sixteen...

    Looks like it has a built in hanger. A sixteen penny nail in the wall should work for that one.
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    I don't display my ukes so to speak so I'm not...

    I don't display my ukes so to speak so I'm not particularly concerned with that. I hang them under a shelf in the basement where they are handy from cup hooks screwed into the shelf and with these...
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    When I started out I thought that I would never...

    When I started out I thought that I would never use them. Things change, now I wouldn't buy one without. Does it affect the sound? Not enough that anyone I play for has said anything. Too heavy? I...
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    I belonged to a motorcycle club in Spain. One of...

    I belonged to a motorcycle club in Spain. One of the members owned a motorcycle shop in Madrid and I bought a couple of shirts and a motorcycle jacket from him. I paid for them, but he sent it all as...
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    So you don't think I'm ignoring you, no I...

    So you don't think I'm ignoring you, no I haven't. But it might work. I've never thought of it.

    Did you ever get that ukulele from China that was such a good deal?
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    This. I don't use a pick with ukulele, just...

    This. I don't use a pick with ukulele, just fingers. But I'm a singer and with guitar I use a pick. It took a lot of practice to get a light enough strum with the pick to sing over it. No tricks,...
  10. Thread: Guitar lessons.

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    We are doing the lessons over Skype and that is...

    We are doing the lessons over Skype and that is working well, better than I expected. I feel like I'm making noticeable progress.
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    Like Dave, I think that the Taylor GS Mini is an...

    Like Dave, I think that the Taylor GS Mini is an excellent choice of a guitar to step up to from ukulele.
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    I don't think that ukulele players should be...

    I don't think that ukulele players should be intimidated by guitars. If you want to learn to play guitar go ahead and learn to play guitar. Also I think that ukulele players should realize that they...
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    It is nice that they sent that piece of paper,...

    It is nice that they sent that piece of paper, but does it mean that they upped their game? That would assume they were sending out ukuleles that didn't meet those standards before and that there...
  14. I thought about it once when I first started and...

    I thought about it once when I first started and quickly decided that pursuing the whys and wherefores would be theoretical at best and of no practical use to me, so I just accepted it and moved on....
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    The question, do I need one. Not necessarily, but...

    The question, do I need one. Not necessarily, but it certainly doesn't hurt anything. Considering that there are plenty of retailers out there who do setups and sell them at a competitive price, I...
  16. I started out with concert size and right now...

    I started out with concert size and right now that's all I have. There was no plan or considerations involved with it beyond the Goldilocks principle. I had a soprano at one time that a friend liked...
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    We are still doing our weekly strum-a-longs on...

    We are still doing our weekly strum-a-longs on Zoom and I'm good with that right now. A splinter group is going out to a shelter at the lake and doing their thing. I've not attended any of those....
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    I've read a few articles lately that say guitar...

    I've read a few articles lately that say guitar sales in the first half of 2020 are setting records. I would imagine that whatever is driving that is also driving ukulele sales. Ukulele are trendy...
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    I don't experiment a lot with strings and I don't...

    I don't experiment a lot with strings and I don't change them often. I do keep two or three spare sets of each that I do use. When I get down to one extra set I get nervous and buy a few to stock up....
  20. Thread: Guitar lessons.

    by Rllink
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    You echo the advise of many before you, but I am...

    You echo the advise of many before you, but I am thinking of the guitar as a separate instrument. While I understand quite well what you are saying about the four bottom strings, capoing them off and...
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    Poll: I do if they are sticky or I spill something on...

    I do if they are sticky or I spill something on them. Or if I set them down in something, like maybe spilled beer. If I take one to the beach I'll wipe it down when I get home. But seldom if ever...
  22. Thread: Guitar lessons.

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    Guitar lessons.

    I haven't taken ukulele lessons and just picked it up by watching other people play and figuring out what they are doing. It probably isn't the most efficient route, but I'm pretty satisfied with the...
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    Dave's story is very close to my own. I was...

    Dave's story is very close to my own. I was attracted to the ukulele because I found the portability attractive. But the ukulele eventually took me back to guitar. But I don't feel like it has to be...
  24. My first amp was a Marshall electric guitar amp...

    My first amp was a Marshall electric guitar amp that I bought at a garage sale. I got along well with it for a long time and thought it was great until I read a thread that said it was a bad thing to...
  25. Thread: Barring

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    This is what I do as well.

    This is what I do as well.
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