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    That sounds like a plan! Craig and Sarah and Mim...

    That sounds like a plan! Craig and Sarah and Mim are coming....
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    You kinda got bit by the bug pretty hard, didn't...

    You kinda got bit by the bug pretty hard, didn't you?
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    You might check out Richard Durrant on YouTube....

    You might check out Richard Durrant on YouTube. He's a fantastic fingerstyle player on guitar and ukulele. Jonathan Lewis is another who plays this style. And you might also enjoy watching Wilfried...
  4. Thread: Romero Concert

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    Good for you! I hope you'll let us see pics of...

    Good for you! I hope you'll let us see pics of it. If it's as good as a Tiny Tenor, it's gonna be awesome!
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    You're right Jerry. I'm a lousy player, but a...

    You're right Jerry. I'm a lousy player, but a darn good teacher, as long as my students are beginners or advanced beginners. Lots of people have told me my teaching style is unique, but really, I...
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    Very pretty! I'd love to compose that well....

    Very pretty! I'd love to compose that well....
  7. I dunno who those kids are, but they are...

    I dunno who those kids are, but they are obviously pros!
    They seem to delight in playing the heck out of cheap ukes. Of course, they could be custom built to look like that....
    If voices can be...
  8. It may not suit anyone else, but I most enjoy...

    It may not suit anyone else, but I most enjoy solid cocobolo wood with Worth Browns for this.
  9. Thread: Drowsy Maggie

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    Nicely done!

    Nicely done!
  10. It reminds me of an alligator. But then, I live...

    It reminds me of an alligator. But then, I live in Florida.

    There is nothing unenlightened about saying an animal spirit lives in something else.
    Believe it or not, the spirit of the tree lives...
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    Amen, Kathryn! I did see James Hill play...

    Amen, Kathryn!
    I did see James Hill play Bluegrass on his uke the other day. OMG.

    I think Roseville Fair lends itself well to banjouke. So do most Irish Folk songs. At least, that's what I use.
  12. Thread: Honua ukulele

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    I love the curved edge bridge in that one photo....

    I love the curved edge bridge in that one photo. Very classy.
  13. Thread: new ukulele!!!!

    by Nickie
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    We are so glad you gave it a new home. I hope it...

    We are so glad you gave it a new home. I hope it brings your ears and eyes joy for a long time!
    Welcome to the Cocobolo family!
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    Really, I think that Loprinzi does the most mojo...

    Really, I think that Loprinzi does the most mojo to me. I just ordered one. Lots of my friends play Loprinzi ukuleles. They're practical, feel good to play, good looking, very light, and have...
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    That's about as easy to tune as a hammered...

    That's about as easy to tune as a hammered dulcimer with a warped bridge...
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    It won't let me post ours as a website address,...

    It won't let me post ours as a website address, but let me try this...
    TBUScares.org
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    I know damn good and well I'm certifiable. After...

    I know damn good and well I'm certifiable. After being retired for over a year I went back to work part time in nursing....WTH?
    It's a wonderful (hospice) company, and I love the people, but I gave...
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    Congrats on your new baby! If you can tear...

    Congrats on your new baby!
    If you can tear yourself away from it, please post some pics, that's a tradition here...
  19. Thread: Workshop review

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    Workshop review

    This isn't a review of an ukulele, but a review of a workshop.
    I just attended two workshops by James Hill.
    Yesterday, in Teach the Teacher, James' way of starting a brand new player is totally...
  20. Thread: Uka-Palooza!

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    Today about a dozen volunteers from TBUS, and...

    Today about a dozen volunteers from TBUS, and various Fair Employees began to set up the large room for Uka-Palooza tomorrow. We are 90% done, and will have to finish another room early tomorrow...
  21. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    Recently there was a Mensa convention in San...

    Recently there was a Mensa convention in San Francisco. Mensa, as you probably know, is a national organization for people who have an IQ of 150 or higher.



    Several of the Mensa members went...
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    Congrats on your new Loprinzi. I can't wait for...

    Congrats on your new Loprinzi. I can't wait for mine (actually I can cause I know it'll be worth it)
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    My .02 worth... I don't care how big a crowd...

    My .02 worth...
    I don't care how big a crowd swears by an unknown luthier, I will never, ever jump on that bandwagon again. Mine got driven over a cliff, and it cost me way more than I could afford...
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    Thanks for this! I'm selling my Duke to a friend...

    Thanks for this! I'm selling my Duke to a friend because I don't like the tenor scale of the neck. I'll be shopping again soon...so this helps!
  25. Thread: Strumming help

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    I teach my beginners to hold the right hand...

    I teach my beginners to hold the right hand thusly:
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