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    Less than two days to go and it's $540 already....

    Less than two days to go and it's $540 already. Way to go!

    John Colter
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    First song I ever played (strumming chords and...

    First song I ever played (strumming chords and singing) was "Little Brown Jug - the first song in my tutor book, about thirty years ago.

    First 'grown up' song I memorized was "Between The Devil...
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    I have to be honest - if I'd paid top wack for...

    I have to be honest - if I'd paid top wack for it, yes, it would bother me. As it is, for a reduced price, I'd snap it up.

    If I hadn't already got one.........................................
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    I love a nice Barnsley Chop. It doesn't have to...

    I love a nice Barnsley Chop. It doesn't have to come from Barnsley. No need to conduct tests on its DNA. Best bought from a proper Butcher's shop, but the supermarket ones are AOK (not KOA).

    John...
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    ----and, of course, all Cheddar cheese does come...

    ----and, of course, all Cheddar cheese does come from the Cheddar Gorge - NOT!

    John Colter
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    I have just purchased a soprano ukulele branded...

    I have just purchased a soprano ukulele branded 'Koa Pili Koko'. It was made in China and I bought it direct from there for a mere US$115 including delivery by airmail. Despite the name 'Koa Pili...
  7. Sounds alright! I'd play it. John Colter

    Sounds alright! I'd play it.

    John Colter
  8. Thread: Open sound

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    Su S, I can understand your puzzlement. I've been...

    Su S, I can understand your puzzlement. I've been playing for about thirty years and have no idea what is meant by a ukulele "opening up". I hear the term used quite frequently, and gather that some...
  9. Thread: help

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    Deleted - double post. John Colter

    Deleted - double post.

    John Colter
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    As you probably know, it's all about vibration....

    As you probably know, it's all about vibration. Strings vibrate, then the sound board (front) responds to the vibration, and the hollow shape of the body amplifies it. Does your pan have some sort of...
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    "Some of them have so much enjoyment just doing...

    "Some of them have so much enjoyment just doing this very simple activity that they never bother moving on"

    Bill1, you've summed me up, right there. Also, I have no wish to go beyond what I enjoy...
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    I've been trying to play a couple of Bossa Nova...

    I've been trying to play a couple of Bossa Nova numbers and decided I should learn a prescribed, regular strum pattern. You know, moving the strumming hand regularly, down and up, maintaining a...
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    You may be confident that if you buy a ukulele...

    You may be confident that if you buy a ukulele described as "laminate" you will be getting laminated wood. I am not.

    John Colter
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    That reads more like an advertisement for...

    That reads more like an advertisement for Gear4Music than a news report.

    John Colter
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    "to me, HPL is HPL and laminate is wood...

    "to me, HPL is HPL and laminate is wood plywood...albeit sometimes very good plywood"

    That's the problem, right there. The "L" in HPL stands for "laminate", so manufacturers don't make a...
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    I find this discussion very interesting - but -...

    I find this discussion very interesting - but - what do we mean by a "laminate"? It can mean material produced from thin layers of wood (usually three layers) of equal thickness, with the grain of...
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    Life is a sexually transmitted terminal...

    Life is a sexually transmitted terminal condition.

    John Colter
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    I wonder what happened to Twiggy. Hasn't posted...

    I wonder what happened to Twiggy. Hasn't posted since the end of March. I hope he/she hasn't succumbed to the vicissitudes of unwise lifestyle choices, or been knocked down by a car.

    John Colter
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    I have bought several very inexpensive sopranos...

    I have bought several very inexpensive sopranos and one tenor, with bodies made from High Pressure Laminate - i.e. not traditional three ply wood. They all sounded acceptably decent (and a couple...
  20. Dgame and Bellgamin - dead right. John Colter

    Dgame and Bellgamin - dead right.

    John Colter
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    A couple of weeks ago I fitted a set of Aquila...

    A couple of weeks ago I fitted a set of Aquila Nylgut strings that have been in an envelope for about twelve years. They're fine.

    John Colter
  22. I bought an Aiersi pineapple soprano recently,...

    I bought an Aiersi pineapple soprano recently, model SU-021P. It was very inexpensive and is a delightful instrument. As a result of that, I looked at the Koa Pili Koko ukes, also from Aiersi. Solid...
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    "I think Tim was being Tim" He does that a...

    "I think Tim was being Tim"

    He does that a lot.

    John Colter
  24. Thread: Cort ukuleles

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    I've got a Cort soprano. In every way it's a...

    I've got a Cort soprano. In every way it's a really nice instrument.

    John Colter
  25. As decorative art, the drawings are fine. Best...

    As decorative art, the drawings are fine.

    Best wishes,

    John Colter
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