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    I'm grateful I saw this thread. I purchased a...

    I'm grateful I saw this thread. I purchased a couple of sets of Uke Logic low-tension strings for my cheap-but-loved Paisen, as I've been really unhappy with the D'Addario sets I'd found locally...
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    I walk with a cane, and yet managed to trip...

    I walk with a cane, and yet managed to trip carrying my Outdoor tenor ukulele. Uke hit the ground first, then my knee came down on the neck, cracking it all the way to the fretboard. A nearly...
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    2 points only.

    2 points only.
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    Poll: I largely agree with Cluze. I don't often care...

    I largely agree with Cluze. I don't often care for rope binding, but it works occasionally on ukuleles and guitars. It's nearly always an eyesore on mandolins. The wood dictates the binding that...
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    Link- https://youtu.be/9BLs6PqPYB0

    Link-
    https://youtu.be/9BLs6PqPYB0
  6. Thread: Broke a nail...

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    I've used both Alaska Piks and Fred Kelly picks....

    I've used both Alaska Piks and Fred Kelly picks. They're not perfect, but if you get extra and experiment with a file (and an heat gun in my case) you can get the next best thing to fingernails. Good...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Kevs-QuickStart-Ukulele-Blu...

    https://www.amazon.com/Kevs-QuickStart-Ukulele-Blues-Players/dp/1574243128/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=Blues+ukulele&qid=1583617563&sr=8-5

    Pretty helpful to get going quickly.
  8. Thanks for that, it looks helpful for those of us...

    Thanks for that, it looks helpful for those of us with hand pain.

    Link-

    https://liveukulele.com/store/
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    Due credit to you. There is a tendency among...

    Due credit to you. There is a tendency among people to be defensive and to brush of criticism, especially on the internet. Stepping up and admitting responsibility is rare enough to make it a...
  10. My OU has been thoroughly soaked a few times,...

    My OU has been thoroughly soaked a few times, makes camping with an uke much less stressful.
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    When my youngest was very little up until he was...

    When my youngest was very little up until he was a toddler, he would cover my wife's mouth when she tried singing to him. If she tried to persist, he became very upset and agitated. Despite my...
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    I'd give it an 8, at least. It is a nicely done...

    I'd give it an 8, at least. It is a nicely done magazine with no obvious print competition. It has fairly professionally done articles on a niche instrument, something that pleases me. Although there...
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    Thanks, a very lovely gesture.

    Thanks, a very lovely gesture.
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    Mine too. I have a pretty good ear, and it tells...

    Mine too. I have a pretty good ear, and it tells me to keep my singing to the shower.
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    Good topic. I wonder how much singing lessons can...

    Good topic. I wonder how much singing lessons can actually improve a bad singing voice. I would like to go from "war crime" to merely tolerable.
  16. Objection resolved

    Objection resolved
  17. Yes, so it does. Might be time to find another...

    Yes, so it does. Might be time to find another image host.
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    Not helpful, I know, but when I first read the...

    Not helpful, I know, but when I first read the title I was going to suggest dinner and a movie.:p
  19. I've found this helpful-...

    I've found this helpful-
    http://www.gotaukulele.com/2015/05/something-fishy-fishing-line-as-ukulele.html
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    My ukes all say "This guy is really lazy and or...

    My ukes all say "This guy is really lazy and or cheap about changing strings."
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    You can get a four-pack of actual padded...

    You can get a four-pack of actual padded instrument hangers from a certain colossal online retailer for under 8 bucks delivered, if you have their premium service thing. I've used them for everything...
  22. Thread: Thai style

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    That was quite impressive. Nice tremelo, sounded...

    That was quite impressive. Nice tremelo, sounded very different than your usual uke tune.
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    There's been some excellent suggestions here. One...

    There's been some excellent suggestions here. One thing that really works for me is to hear music that inspired me to take up the instrument in the first place. Especially live music. I've been...
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    Nice singing and great playing. Seriously...

    Nice singing and great playing. Seriously appreciate it.
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    Yikes, a whole lot of enabling going on here....

    Yikes, a whole lot of enabling going on here. That said, having an uke in many sizes can be handy.
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