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    It doesn’t meet your $500 budget, but I’d highly...

    It doesn’t meet your $500 budget, but I’d highly recommend a Blackbird Clara. Sturdy, stable, well made, and sounds fantastic. Keep your eye out for a used on for sale.
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    Nickie. I’m wearing my red, 10th Anniversary TBUG...

    Nickie. I’m wearing my red, 10th Anniversary TBUG shirt today. Love it. Since I retired during a pandemic, I’ve traded nurse scrubs for T-shirt & shorts as my daily uniform. Might as well be a...
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    My group did the same thing. Ours is also on...

    My group did the same thing. Ours is also on Amazon. Salt Lake Strummers. I'm having such a good time playing with the Catskills group that I may order one of their shirts. You can never have too...
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    Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel are doing a chord...

    Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel are doing a chord melody livestream workshop on Sunday June 28.
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    Update. I got a USB Mic from Amazon for $46....

    Update. I got a USB Mic from Amazon for $46. FiFine K669, condenser, cardioid mic with tripod stand. Tried it out just for chatting during Zoom church service this morning. If I can get my act...
  6. I own 4 ukes, and all of them are concerts. My...

    I own 4 ukes, and all of them are concerts. My Cocobollo is a 16 inch scale concert, the others are standard 15 inch scale. I've tried other sizes in the past, and found concert to be my happy place.
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    Poll: Button on heel of neck and tail block/pick-up for...

    Button on heel of neck and tail block/pick-up for me. Good balance, hands-free, and the strap doesn't interfere with my left hand. I have Sherrins Threads straps on all my ukes. I like the 1 inch...
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    Thanks to everyone for the USB Mic suggestions....

    Thanks to everyone for the USB Mic suggestions. I’ll take a look at Amazon & see what’s available. Big thanks to kohanmike for the Zoom settings info.

    Another question. I’ll be plugged into my...
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    Mic question

    I have a Shure MV88 mic for my iPhone. I've used it a little bit. My church has started doing services on Zoom, and so far we haven't tried adding music into the service. We might start with just...
  10. Poll: Prior to the pandemic I was a 4-6 hour a week...

    Prior to the pandemic I was a 4-6 hour a week player, which included playing in two uke groups and at church. I retired at the same as the pandemic began. I assumed my playing time would increase a...
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    Good to see you there today kohanmike. More folks...

    Good to see you there today kohanmike. More folks showing up from a variety of places. Last week, there was a gal who's tuning in from my home town in Florida (Seminole, a suburb of St. Petersburg)....
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    6 out of 10 for me. I guess that makes me "middle...

    6 out of 10 for me. I guess that makes me "middle of the road." I'm ok with that.
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    Here is the answer I got from Blackbird....... ...

    Here is the answer I got from Blackbird.......

    "Unfortunately this is a tough one. We definitely do not recommend using soap and water, and the problem with any type of wipe is that there...
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    I've contacted Blackbird, and I'll report on what...

    I've contacted Blackbird, and I'll report on what they say.
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    I camp in my 2008 Toyota 4-Runner quite a bit....

    I camp in my 2008 Toyota 4-Runner quite a bit. With the rear seats down, it's a flat sleeping surface that just fits my deluxe Exped pad. Screens on two of the windows (held on by magnets) for...
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    I have the same question as the OP, but regarding...

    I have the same question as the OP, but regarding a Blackbird Clara. My service as a music volunteer at the children’s hospital was interrupted by COVID-19. I’m hoping I can start volunteering soon &...
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    She's actually a pretty mellow dog. Not really...

    She's actually a pretty mellow dog. Not really super high energy, but we are working on her "exuberance" when meeting other dogs while walking. I think she just wants to play, but the jumping &...
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    Joyful Uke - my new doggie is (best guess) 3-4...

    Joyful Uke - my new doggie is (best guess) 3-4 years old, and an Aussie/Collie mix. She is a total love bug. Looks kind of like the dog in the musical Annie. She seems to be curious, but not bothered...
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    I retired after 40 years of pediatric nursing in...

    I retired after 40 years of pediatric nursing in early April, just a few weeks after the pandemic showed up in Utah. I knew that life for myself & my mom (active 80) who lives with me would change...
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    Yipee. I finally was able to attend the jam. That...

    Yipee. I finally was able to attend the jam. That was great fun!
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    Double Dang it. The listing read Wednesday, so...

    Double Dang it. The listing read Wednesday, so when I saw it yesterday morning I thought I had missed it. I didn't notice the May 14th part. I'll keep checking every morning for more dates & times....
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    Dang it. I missed it. I need to pay more...

    Dang it. I missed it. I need to pay more attention to when your jam days & times are so I can catch one.
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    Congrats. I've had mine for over a year, and love...

    Congrats. I've had mine for over a year, and love it. A really balanced sound, with the great mids and lows you describe. I have kept the aNueNue Blackwater strings (high G) on mine. have fun with it.
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    Poll: No previous musical instrument experience except...

    No previous musical instrument experience except a little percussion in high school band.
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    One of my uke groups tried a small, socially...

    One of my uke groups tried a small, socially distanced, outdoor jam this week. I was extremely torn on attending due to the singing aspect of jamming. I ended up not going, based 75% on concern, and...
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