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    Hi, MGM! I know you might not remember some...

    Hi, MGM!

    I know you might not remember some guy that only helped you carry boxes when you were here in NYC this spring, but I do remember how hard you were driving yourself. Try to remember that...
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    PM sent. qwertyuiop-so this message isn't too...

    PM sent.

    qwertyuiop-so this message isn't too short :P
  3. Thread: Travel ukes?

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    As an owner of a Uke-stick, I can add that in a...

    As an owner of a Uke-stick, I can add that in a very quiet room, I can hear my plucking just fine - exactly like other solid-bodied electric instruments.
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    The buttons on mine buzz as well. My solution is...

    The buttons on mine buzz as well. My solution is to play loud enough to overcome any buzzing.

    If I had to look for a better solution, I'd probably find some mildly elastic fabric, turn it into a...
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    I can't see too much of a difference between what...

    I can't see too much of a difference between what you're describing and the Risa Uke-Stick or even the Traveler Guitars' Uke, except that those are real instruments ("I'm a real boy!") that you can...
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    Have you heard of Aurora strings...

    Have you heard of Aurora strings? :o
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    And a direct link to any specific reply is...

    And a direct link to any specific reply is "hidden" under the "#5" or whatever the number of the reply is - it's in the upper right of the box for each response.

    The tablets that I've used ask me...
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    Or at a local uke meet/club, if no shops have a...

    Or at a local uke meet/club, if no shops have a selection in stock!



    And if you end up finding the uke's tuning a real obstacle, I don't think any of us would mind if you went "next door" to...
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    If you capo the guitar on its 5th fret, you...

    If you capo the guitar on its 5th fret, you should end up where your guitalele is, except with better bass resonances.

    To use guitar chords on your guitalele, you'd need the capo to be on your 7th...
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    That's... Wow! Have you shown it to any other...

    That's... Wow! Have you shown it to any other musicians?

    I've interacted with a few 3D-printed artifacts about 2 years ago, but that may've just been the level at which the CA-cemented powder...
  11. Sorry to resurrect the "dead"... I've just...

    Sorry to resurrect the "dead"...



    I've just spent way too many hours looking up the Gittler story, and I've come away with 2 questions:

    1) Rick, can I presume that you'd pair a Gittler...
  12. A little late to this party (congrats,...

    A little late to this party (congrats, Unforgotten!), but I'd add the Fluke SB to Phil's list of solid-body ukes.
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    Ditto on Mattydee's take from a NYC'er (if that...

    Ditto on Mattydee's take from a NYC'er (if that adds anything for ya)!
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    Mine is a tight fit between the left pair of...

    Mine is a tight fit between the left pair of friction tuners on my Vineyard, but I'm chiming in because I've found space even on my Risa Stick to fit one of these tuners: on the back of the "head"...
  15. 53916 Here's MGM showing some folks how to make...

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    Here's MGM showing some folks how to make metal shavings at his workshop today.
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    Perhaps I should have worded it as "further and...

    Perhaps I should have worded it as "further and further away from the happy sound I'd like my ukes to have"? :o

    And would it help or hurt my anecdote if I added that the 4 ukes I was going...
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    Oh, we sleep. We just do it in shifts so the tourists don't notice. :o

    MGM, travel safe, and we'll see you at the Ukefest!
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    The play style I'm gravitating towards...

    The play style I'm gravitating towards (campaņella) goes very well with long-sustain notes. I found that high-tensioned strings rang out for a little while longer than lower tensioned strings. Since...
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    Did we already forget about the laser-cut folding...

    Did we already forget about the laser-cut folding uke? Here's a forum member's assembly photo's.
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    While I feel it looks a little awkward (says...

    While I feel it looks a little awkward (says someone who has a Risa Uke Stick), there's also the uke by Traveler Guitars.

    I don't know if I should mention Eleukes, since they've gone rather quiet...
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    I see on the NY Ukefest site that Roy will also...

    I see on the NY Ukefest site that Roy will also be running a beginner & intermediate workshop on Friday the... 31st! Sweet!
  22. Thread: Stores

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    If you have the time (and funds), you could hang...

    If you have the time (and funds), you could hang out with your uke at the NY Uke Fest next weekend. Even if other attendees don't bring their own baris, there should be several vendors showing their...
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    I started on a concert, and am now bouncing...

    I started on a concert, and am now bouncing between it and a tenor-necked "giraffe".

    I'm finding that the width of the tenor neck fits my (deceptively giant) fingertips for note picking, but the...
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    The most common answers to this request are the...

    The most common answers to this request are the Eleuke and the Risa uke families.

    I'd like to add the Epiphone Les Paul concert uke (available through most big box/ mail order retailers). I had a...
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    Poll: I like the figure-8 shape, but am completely...

    I like the figure-8 shape, but am completely against the proportions of the prototype's striping.

    Either remove the stripe completely, or just look at how the rest of the stringed-instrument world...
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