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    Thank you. It should be required viewing. This...

    Thank you. It should be required viewing. This was the poll in today's local paper (Parkersburg News and Sentinel) here in West Virginia -

    Do you see COVID-19 vaccination as a matter of...
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    Work gets in the way of sustained playing, but I...

    Work gets in the way of sustained playing, but I do play nearly every day. I keep a uke at work, in the vehicles, in my camper, by the porch entry, next to the bedside etc.

    Ease of access is the...
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    Hi Hannared - welcome to the forums. Hope to read...

    Hi Hannared - welcome to the forums. Hope to read about your collection.
  4. Thread: Hello uke world

    by actadh
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    Hi diasuke - Mainland and Kala are great, I have...

    Hi diasuke - Mainland and Kala are great, I have them as well. Sounds like you are starting a nice collection.
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    Hi- I have a 2011 gloss mahogany tenor purchased...

    Hi- I have a 2011 gloss mahogany tenor purchased from Jake Wildwood. For what it is worth, he reset it from low g back to high g. I love this thing. I am most comfortable with soprano; this and my...
  6. Thread: hi y'all!

    by actadh
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    Hi Dragonfly21 - welcome to the forums. My first...

    Hi Dragonfly21 - welcome to the forums. My first wooden uke was a Dragonfly Luna
  7. My Brueko walnut soprano purchased here in the...

    My Brueko walnut soprano purchased here in the Marketplace is lovely to look at and to play. Mine has the walnut stripe down the maple fretboard.
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    Hi Tin Ear - welcome to the site. I did the same...

    Hi Tin Ear - welcome to the site. I did the same thing - went with a soprano and a concert as my first two. Ended up primarily playing soprano, but glad I have the concert, tenor, and baritone...
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    My Waterman is fine in my office. It plays well...

    My Waterman is fine in my office. It plays well to the seventh fret once I changed the strings. The hardest thing is not to give in to the temptation on Zoom calls to click off my camera and...
  10. Thread: Soprano Pain

    by actadh
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    Would a small pillow, like a throw pillow, under...

    Would a small pillow, like a throw pillow, under your elbow help? I use that when I play on the dinette bench of my camper as there are no arms on the bench seat like there are on a sofa. That helps...
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    My opinion is that this is a later Harmony, and...

    My opinion is that this is a later Harmony, and not a Chicago built one. Could you show more of it, including the tuners?
  12. Thread: New to forum

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    Welcome to the forums, Shown. There is a little...

    Welcome to the forums, Shown. There is a little bit of everything here. Let us know if we can help you. If not, enjoy your ukulele.
  13. Thread: your 1st song

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    It was Christmas eve, so.. carols.

    It was Christmas eve, so.. carols.
  14. Hi Tudorp - I remember you from when I joined in...

    Hi Tudorp - I remember you from when I joined in early 2014. I am moved by your story of the young Goth man. It is wonderful that the little seeds we plant can grow into beautiful things. Enjoy your...
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    I answered this the first time with my keepers of...

    I answered this the first time with my keepers of sapele KoAloha Opio and Martin OXK. But now, more than five years later I would add my walnut Brueko and my mahogany Mele.
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    I would like to give a shout out to Third Street...

    I would like to give a shout out to Third Street Music in Marietta, Ohio. They get some gems in as trade, and are willing to order in for you.
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    As others have said, there are plenty of...

    As others have said, there are plenty of resources out there. But, none are gospel and you have to learn how to play the uke for you.

    For example - look up how to hold your uke, and then adapt...
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    Sam Muir and Rob McKillop.

    Sam Muir and Rob McKillop.
  19. Thread: My time on UU.

    by actadh
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    So glad that the ukulele might bring you and your...

    So glad that the ukulele might bring you and your family a little joy. Best wishes to you.
  20. Thread: Happy Tune

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    I have a couple like that. I bought them thinking...

    I have a couple like that. I bought them thinking I could hand them off to others to play, then I see it and it is "well...."

    Sometimes it is that it takes a special touch to play well. Other...
  21. Thread: cats or dogs

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    I am definitely a dog person.

    I am definitely a dog person.
  22. Thread: Waiting..

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    Weather should be good for delivery. I had a two...

    Weather should be good for delivery. I had a two week wait for my uke during this last round of snow storms. Luckily, the uke made it through in wonderful shape.
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    My son and grandkids got me one for my birthday...

    My son and grandkids got me one for my birthday last year because it looked like the one from the movie Trolls. They got a little Honeytone amp for using at home. In non-pandemic times I play with...
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    Are you still using the original strings? I...

    Are you still using the original strings? I changed mine to D'Addario titanium and it is much better to me.
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    Lifelong tea drinker. black tea until about 3 pm....

    Lifelong tea drinker. black tea until about 3 pm. If loose tea, then Earl Grey from Full Leaf Tea Co. If teabags (usually when at work), then Tetley British Blend.

    Then, I switch to a loose leaf...
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