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  1. And one more. Song is called "Spend Your Money."...

    And one more. Song is called "Spend Your Money."

    http://youtu.be/Mqn_9fFs6lQ
  2. Uke + lap steel + washtub bass + guitar

    Equals my band the Michelin Embers. I'd love to know what you all think! Here's a few video one of the local papers here in Chico, CA, made of us a few months ago and recently uploaded to YouTube....
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    I've had one for over a year and really love it,...

    I've had one for over a year and really love it, recommend them to people all the time. Mine was just fine straight from the shop (actually, I changed to aquila strings, but other than that. it was...
  4. I interviewed Jake Shimabukuro the other day

    For the weekly paper I write for, The Chico News and Review. Super nice guy! Probably not much new info for all the hard-core uke fiends here ... Keep in mind it's written for an audience who know...
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    Yeah, with right hand on open strings. Sorry...

    Yeah, with right hand on open strings. Sorry wasn't clear and weird question :)
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    One handed songs?

    Does anyone know or can anyone figure songs or melodies to pick with just one hand? I think it would be a fun party trick to learn a bunch. Then you could play songs while drinking, or maybe playing...
  7. Gospel medley from my band The Bible Brothers

    Well, by my old band from San Diego, we still get together once or twice a year but I now live in Chico, CA. I dont think Ive ever posted a video but will sometime soon. No real fancy uke playing...
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    I guess it's more of a reintroduction

    Hi all! I haven't been posting on the site for a long time (though I've been lurking a bit here and there). My name is Ken and I live in Chico, CA, formerly in San Diego. I currently play in a band...
  9. We call it Western Skiffle, whatcha think?

    So the band I play uke in just recorded an album. We're called the Michelin Embers and hail from Chico, California. I play uke and some other stuff and we also have a washtub bass player, guitar and...
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    Scotty - Draw Your Brakes

    Can someone please tell me how to play it?
  11. Sounds good, if Im at a loss I'll have someone...

    Sounds good, if Im at a loss I'll have someone help me with setup. Did you buy yours from taisamlu, and if so do you happen to have an email to contact them? I was thinking if I could contatc them I...
  12. Both of the "F" models come with the removable...

    Both of the "F" models come with the removable resonator.
  13. Getting ready to buy a Rally banjo uke, need some advice before I plunge

    Hey guys;

    So I've had my eyes set on one of the Rally Banjo Ukes that have been going on ebay. A good deal of that decision was dude to this review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9d1hLkj6wI --...
  14. Or just added the cone? Either way I'm impressed....

    Or just added the cone? Either way I'm impressed.

    I only have two ukes and dont wanna cut a hole in either of em :/
  15. That's badass Kid! You made that uke out of a...

    That's badass Kid! You made that uke out of a log???

    I definitely have a lot of other longer term, more found object ideas but kind of have a vbison for this first one I wanna follow through...
  16. Getting gready to build a CB Resonator - questions

    But since I have no tools or workspace and even less woodworking experience, I'm going to cheat a bit. Next week I plan on ordering a neck from Mainland, a cone from Old Lowe and various other parts...
  17. 3rd Planet by Iron Horse (Modest Mouse cover) song help

    I see the original 3rd Planet by Modest Mouse is tabbed (which is awesome), but I was wondering if someone could help me figure out the chords in this cover. It's from Pickin' On Modest Mouse, which...
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    Wow, everyone is so nice. Thanks everyone, and...

    Wow, everyone is so nice. Thanks everyone, and thanks for the info Ric. Thats crazy there's uke stuff every day of the week in SD nowadays. I went to Ukes of Paradise once and it was great. Chico...
  19. Thank all of you who listened and especially...

    Thank all of you who listened and especially those with the nice comments. I'm open to all comments, condemnations and constructive criticisms. I'm happy with the album too, but a little nitpicky...
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    Haha this thread is great. My girlfriend thinks...

    Haha this thread is great. My girlfriend thinks I'm a freak because of my nails too. I mainly keep my index long-ish for volume and tone when I'm strumming. If its too long it ends up breaking and...
  21. Does anyone on here make and sell cigar box ukes?

    I really want one. I'd like to try to build one, but I have no tools, woodworking experience, or any real handyman aptitude. If I were to build one can anyone recommend where to find cigar boxes and...
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    Greetings from Northern California

    Hi everyone! I used to use this site a bit but it's been awhile and I dunno if I ever introduced myself in the first place, so here we go. My name is Ken and I currently live in lovely Chico,...
  23. I uploaded 3 more songs. Let's Pretend There's a...

    I uploaded 3 more songs. Let's Pretend There's a Moon is particularly fun to play on the uke.
  24. Thanks for listening mds, and fixing the link. We...

    Thanks for listening mds, and fixing the link. We have a guitarist/ vocalist, a violinist, a washtub bass player (who plays that thing in a really interesting kickass way), and I play uke.
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    This is absolutely amazing. Good for you!

    This is absolutely amazing. Good for you!
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