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    Just the basics... high G, low G, and standard...

    Just the basics... high G, low G, and standard baritone (DGBE).
  2. Thread: side sound port

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    Me, neither. My Pono and my Mainland are my two...

    Me, neither. My Pono and my Mainland are my two best ukes. (Not exactly rolling in dough here.)


    That made me laugh. But yeah, seriously, Maybe you should experiment on a $10 no name uke you...
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    You'll get a lot of different opinions here. ...

    You'll get a lot of different opinions here. Personally, I don't like all plain strings on a bari. The basses are just too floppy. I think sets with two wound and two plain provide a better...
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    Not only selfish, but just plain stupid, if you...

    Not only selfish, but just plain stupid, if you ask me. Do that and you might not live to see a 26th anniversary. :p


    They're a huge chain, like the Macdonald's of Hawaiian food. There's one...
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    Sunday August 9 in Pasadena, CA

    USC Pacific Asia Museum has its monthly free admission Sunday with a performance by Ukulele Time Machine (featuring Jason Arimoto and Brad Rinola from U-Space). I've been to workshops with both...
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    Anyone in NE L.A. interested in carpooling? I'm...

    Anyone in NE L.A. interested in carpooling? I'm in Highland Park/Eagle Rock, close to Glendale and Pasadena.
  7. Thread: Pick or no pick

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    I agree that I think nylon strings sound better...

    I agree that I think nylon strings sound better with fingers than picks.

    Use a pick if you like, but most of the people I know who play don't use a pick.
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    Don't forget Mainland. My Mainland red cedar...

    Don't forget Mainland. My Mainland red cedar tenor is one of my faves. :)
  9. I'd say my best ukes are Mainland cedar tenor, a...

    I'd say my best ukes are Mainland cedar tenor, a Pono mahogany tenor and my Lehua acacia tenor, none of which were *that* expensive.

    I did buy a used classical guitar once used for more than a...
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    I have a Yamaha Guitalele. It's really too...

    I have a Yamaha Guitalele. It's really too cramped for my hands. Haven't tried the Cordoba Mini, but it might be more comfortable.

    Last Christmas, I was gifted a Cordoba Requinto 580. So,...
  11. It gets awfully hot in the trunk of a car. I...

    It gets awfully hot in the trunk of a car. I won't put mine in there even for a short drive. And on the way home from last Saturday's meetup, I carried it into the supermarket with me when I...
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    I had bookmarked this when the discussion came up...

    I had bookmarked this when the discussion came up before. Wouldn't call them cheap, but they were recommended because of their quality.

    http://www.aeromark.net/selfinkers/fret_stamps.html
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    Sounds like fun, looked up the info, but I really...

    Sounds like fun, looked up the info, but I really have to say the $85 ticket price is somewhat beyond my current budget. Mitch Chang's L.A. Uke Fest in Torrance is two weekends later for only $35, so...
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    Yep. For as often as I get someone else's mail,...

    Yep. For as often as I get someone else's mail, I'm sure someone else has to be getting some of mine, too.
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    Me, neither, but I thought this review was...

    Me, neither, but I thought this review was hysterical.


    Imagine that... having to tune a uke before you can play it. And yet "7 of 9 customers found this review helpful". :p
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    Looks to me like a low G string would solve your...

    Looks to me like a low G string would solve your problem and put all the notes in range.
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    Absolutely! It is used by countless uke groups. ...

    Absolutely! It is used by countless uke groups. No having to print things out to be passed around. Everyone has 365 songs at their fingertips to choose from. If someone doesn't have the book,...
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    What do hormones have anything to do with it? ...

    What do hormones have anything to do with it?

    These are not little 6-7 year olds that don't know better. At 12-14 they are becoming young adults who should be a bit more responsible.

    Just...
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    It might help if you told us what uke they're...

    It might help if you told us what uke they're for.

    You can find Martin M600 Soprano/Concert strings on ebay for $4.99 shipped. That's about as cheap as I can think of.
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    Not sure how it's set up here, but I believe the...

    Not sure how it's set up here, but I believe the default setting for vBulletin is to NOT save sent PMs.

    Go to Settings (top right), then My Settings (left side) > My Account > General Settings >...
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    I have one like that. IMO, the plastic is...

    I have one like that. IMO, the plastic is incredibly flimsy and lightweight, and very prone to being knocked over.
  22. Thread: Keys

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    There are certain "uke friendly" keys that tend...

    There are certain "uke friendly" keys that tend to get overused and take on a boring sameness. I'm not saying we have to get extreme, but I've heard people whine about the Bb chord being too hard...
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    Oh, I totally agree that you need to take amazon...

    Oh, I totally agree that you need to take amazon reviews with a grain of salt.

    I'm not set up for recording, but to my ears it sounds pretty decent. It is, after all, a cheap plastic uke. You...
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    I recently bought a Kealoha from amazon for $40...

    I recently bought a Kealoha from amazon for $40 and it's pretty decent. Intonation up the neck is quite good. It's a concert, and many of the plastic ukes in that price range only come in soprano....
  25. Thread: Closing Accounts

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    You could ask a mod to close your acct. Or you...

    You could ask a mod to close your acct. Or you can just stop posting and walk away without making an issue about it.
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