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  1. Thread: NUD regrets

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    One of my friends has a ukulele that her long...

    One of my friends has a ukulele that her long time friend & teacher, Ohta-san sold her years ago. Not surprisingly, she's an excellent fingerpicker.

    Roy Sakuma also wanted to buy that uke, but...
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    frianm, thanks for your response. So it is...

    frianm, thanks for your response. So it is possible to play it like a banjo.

    Once got together with a old friend - didn't know he played any instrument; was totally blown away when he played...
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    I have a question for those who are familiar with...

    I have a question for those who are familiar with banjolele - I know a few people who have 'em but they all strum their instruments. Thot it would be cool if they could fingerpick them like banjos. ...
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    Groups I play with have a variety of additional...

    Groups I play with have a variety of additional instruments: bass, ubass, washtub bass, Cajon, kazoo, harmonica, egg shaker, steel guitar & steel/nylon string guitar.

    Helps when some ukulele...
  5. Thread: Bass & singing

    by ampeep
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    Bass & singing

    While playing the guitar I can sing but have a much harder time when playing bass. Have to concentrate on the rhythm which throws me off. Impressed by bass players that can sing well.

    Have...
  6. Great feel for the song!!

    Great feel for the song!!
  7. Thread: Practice

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    For the past 30 years, jammed with friends maybe...

    For the past 30 years, jammed with friends maybe twice a year. My guitar strings were 20+ yrs old.

    Now if I play with all my uke groups, it would be 6 days/week. I play with them 3 days - my...
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    Looked up the Farmer's Foot Drum & was surprised...

    Looked up the Farmer's Foot Drum & was surprised that it's like having a full drum set that is intended to be played with your feet!! I can see that it would take a LOT of effort to play well. I've...
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    bunnyf, since you're the group leader, you...

    bunnyf, since you're the group leader, you probably need to continue with playing rhythm guitar/mandolin. What I do with my irig is in addition to the group leader playing chords and the bass player...
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    Irig acoustic stage - percussion?

    I either play electric bass or guitar with several uke groups in Honolulu. If our cajon player is missing & there's enough uke players & I'm playing guitar that day, I sometimes use my irig to turn...
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    Joining a group or playing with others will...

    Joining a group or playing with others will definitely get you out of a rut cuz everybody has different tastes in music. You'll end up playing some stuff that you'd normally never play.
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    Prior to joining a few uke groups, I used to play...

    Prior to joining a few uke groups, I used to play along to a variety of music styles. Main reason is that I'm lazy & hate to practice.

    They included: Frank Sinatra, James taylor, Barbara...
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    Concur with folks that say you shouldn't install...

    Concur with folks that say you shouldn't install a pick-up to start, especially if you don't know if you'll actually need it in the future.

    I needed to amplify my classical guitar but didn't want...
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    A long time ago, used to jam with up to 15...

    A long time ago, used to jam with up to 15 friends playing guitar. Would tune to a tuning fork to start with & everyone would tune to each other.

    Once electronic tuners became available we all...
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    Hi Dave, Sorry to hear about the departure of...

    Hi Dave,

    Sorry to hear about the departure of your lead gutarist. Although you might not think so, it might be a blessing in disguise because a lead gutarist should be one of the best musicians...
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    When jamming with my friends, we don't use any...

    When jamming with my friends, we don't use any written music - just rely on our failing memories. 🙀

    With uke groups, use iPads or Samsung tablets with Dropbox. (Waaaay more convenient than...
  17. Thread: Overplaying?

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    turf3, Brad Bordessa & Joe King, excellent...

    turf3, Brad Bordessa & Joe King, excellent points! You were
    very articulate in defining the bassists’ role in a group.

    As all of you noted, am much more aware of timing when playing bass, as...
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    Upright Bass Players

    Anyone else impressed with upright bass players? I'm a guitar player that alternates between electric bass in a few ukulele groups. (masquerading as a bassist)

    Whenever I see what upright bass...
  19. When I first saw the title, thought to myself...

    When I first saw the title, thought to myself 'there's no way that can be played on the ukulele'.

    BOY, was I wrong! Really liked it - Great Job.
  20. My friend's selling his Martin HD-28 that he...

    My friend's selling his Martin HD-28 that he bought in 1994. It's in immaculate condition & looks like it's never been played. The only thing is, it would probably cost a LOT to ship it from Hawaii...
  21. Thread: First gig

    by ampeep
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    jerrycobbs, good to hear that you liked your new...

    jerrycobbs, good to hear that you liked your new ubass.

    Heard good things about the T-40 recently. I have a Dyna-bass (gen 1) that I also bought new in the mid-80's.

    For the ubass players, do...
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    Jim, that was fast!! Took me 3 yrs to get my...

    Jim, that was fast!! Took me 3 yrs to get my second (& current) bass 42 years ago.

    Ready to join a reggae band? 😄
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    Believe it was 1966 - had a choice of two used...

    Believe it was 1966 - had a choice of two used amps - a solid state Standel artist 10 amp & a brown Fender Concert amp. It had 4 - 10" speakers, like a Super Reverb w/o the reverb. Have seen the...
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    Haven't used a pick since the 70's. Amazing -...

    Haven't used a pick since the 70's. Amazing - $35 for ONE pick??? I'd need a leash to tie it to my wrist or guitar to keep from losing it! 🤤
  25. It's unfortunate that these instances of theft...

    It's unfortunate that these instances of theft happened but it may well be a reflection of our society. Would be much less likely in Japan or Singapore.
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