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    When I first got into ukuleles Aquila Nylguts...

    When I first got into ukuleles Aquila Nylguts were the wonder strings. Any ukulele you got, you changed the strings to Nylguts or else. Any ukulele worth playing came with them.
  2. For my part, I started with a concert. Not...

    For my part, I started with a concert. Not because someone told me that I should, I used the Goldilocks principle. In retrospect, I might have started on a soprano if I had it to do over, for no...
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    I'm +2 with Bill MC. I've sold some of my art and...

    I'm +2 with Bill MC. I've sold some of my art and some of my books at a store down the street from me, and she always has a written agreement and we both sign it. You need some sort of contract...
  4. Thread: Baiting

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    Baiting

    Anyone else get the feeling that some of the posts lately are worded in a way that makes them suspicious that the person posting them might know a lot more about ukuleles than they are putting on?...
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    Has your uke been set up? If so, you might try...

    Has your uke been set up? If so, you might try some different strings.:)
  6. Thread: Upside down PDF

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    Thank you Tonya, it is kind of you to offer....

    Thank you Tonya, it is kind of you to offer. There are 57 pages. I did find someone though who is going to turn them right side up. It is a friend of my wife's. So that seems to be the easiest...
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    I'm going to a ukulele festival in a couple of...

    I'm going to a ukulele festival in a couple of weeks so Sunday evening I sat down and changed out the strings on one of my ukuleles that hasn't had a string change since last November and I want to...
  8. Thread: Upside down PDF

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    Upside down PDF

    I got some music from a friend, and they came in PDF form. They are all upside down. I can flip them over once I open them, but then I close them and later when I open them up again they are upside...
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    Sometimes you can chalk it up to technique....

    Sometimes you can chalk it up to technique. Beginners just aren't going to get the most out of their ukuleles to start with and more experienced players get complacent and sloppy. I've had to adjust...
  10. Thread: shark bar clamp

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    Maybe they are soft.

    Maybe they are soft.
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    So basically here, Jake has commercialized his...

    So basically here, Jake has commercialized his success by lending his name to a Chinese laminate ukulele that he and his brother have started pedaling. He doesn't play them himself, he still plays...
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    Just how precise must one be with the humidity to...

    Just how precise must one be with the humidity to ensure that their ukulele is being cared for in a reasonable manner? How much time does it take for the ravages of dryness to destroy a ukulele? Does...
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    I have a few pedals that I use, but I've not made...

    I have a few pedals that I use, but I've not made a board for them. I would like to get more organized. I just use one or two at any given time, depending on the situation and I just put them on the...
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    I just think something is going on here.

    I just think something is going on here.
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    The soprano fits in my suitcase better and leaves...

    The soprano fits in my suitcase better and leaves more room for clothes when I'm traveling.
  16. Coming up from Iowa. This will be my fourth GMUG....

    Coming up from Iowa. This will be my fourth GMUG. I'm looking forward to it.
  17. I agree that learning a language and learning to...

    I agree that learning a language and learning to play an instrument have a lot in common. Many years ago I got talked into a gig teaching home schooled kids how to speak Spanish for a year. That...
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    I don't have the answers to your questions, by if...

    I don't have the answers to your questions, by if it were me I would do all those things that you asked about and see for myself what happens. At this point you got nothing to lose.
  19. Thread: Lil' Rev on TV

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    I always like Lil Rev and I've attended several...

    I always like Lil Rev and I've attended several of his workshops. He is up in Minneapolis later this month for the Great Minnesota Uke Gathering and I'm planning to be there.
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    Well, UAS has never been a problem with me, but...

    Well, UAS has never been a problem with me, but AAS (Accessory Acquisition Syndrome) has. When I saw those my first thought was, dang, I gotta have one of those. But then I reminded myself that over...
  21. I don't buy it that kids inherently learn things...

    I don't buy it that kids inherently learn things quicker than adults. Adults are self motivated. They learn because they want to learn. That gives them a leg up on kids.
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    Eno ET-33....

    Eno ET-33....
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    I still wonder what they think they will...

    I still wonder what they think they will accomplish by it?
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    Is it possible that one or more of the strings...

    Is it possible that one or more of the strings are being tuned in a different octave? That happens sometimes. Your tuner tells you that your open string is and A, and it is, just an octave up or...
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    I'm not the most experienced when it comes to...

    I'm not the most experienced when it comes to humidifying as I am pretty lax in that department, but do you think that it wouldn't be particularly good to seal a ukulele up so that there is no air...
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