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    There will be an inoculation for the virus, which...

    There will be an inoculation for the virus, which will allow us to go back to the way it was, in the mean time, I'm not having a problem staying home or wearing a mask and keeping social distance...
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    Yes, The CC Strummers, and there's actually two...

    Yes, The CC Strummers, and there's actually two of us playing bass uke, works out fine, especially when one of us can't make rehearsals or a gig.

    We do the children's hospital in conjunction with...
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    My sweet spot is 23" scale for a bass uke. I...

    My sweet spot is 23" scale for a bass uke. I found I had difficulty getting to the upper frets of my 21" scale acoustic bass ukes, even with cutaway, because I have nerve damage in my neck from...
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    I think the amp has a lot to do with the sound,...

    I think the amp has a lot to do with the sound, but different strings do contribute to the overall sound. I really don't discern a big difference between solid body and acoustic. I also think that...
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    Nice recording Kim. I use GarageBand to add a...

    Nice recording Kim. I use GarageBand to add a bass track to the Zoom audio recording of a new song the leader brings to our twice a week sessions, which I post to my site so all 60 members of my...
  6. Thread: Club Shirts

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    The leader of my group specifically says NOT to...

    The leader of my group specifically says NOT to wear matching shirts, but any Hawaiian shirt is OK. I have three that I rotate through when we do gigs. We do all have cover inserts for the front and...
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    I signed in at 2:09 PM Pacific, over half an our...

    I signed in at 2:09 PM Pacific, over half an our late, got in at 2:17.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12...
  8. A couple months ago as I was surfing eBay tenor...

    A couple months ago as I was surfing eBay tenor ukes, I saw an absolutely beautifully designed one from Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam, who has made me a few ukes in the last 5-6 years. I asked if he...
  9. Thread: U Bass ???

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    If you're posting the photo from a smart phone,...

    If you're posting the photo from a smart phone, you need to rotate it with a photo app after shooting because with the phone upright, it actually saves the photo sideways.
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    Canvas X Draw used to do that, but in the latest...

    Canvas X Draw used to do that, but in the latest version they fixed it, but each text line is separate because of the chord diagrams.
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    The app is Preview, which replaces Acrobat...

    The app is Preview, which replaces Acrobat Reader. Not only can view and save PDFs, it also handles JPG, TIFF, PNG, and other bitmap images. It does markup and can insert saved signatures into a PDF....
  12. That's exactly the same thing that happened to me...

    That's exactly the same thing that happened to me 6 years ago on a one week old Kala solid cedar top tenor. The drop cracked the finish on the front side of the lower bout top edge, and the top...
  13. I bought my grand niece and nephew each a ukulele...

    I bought my grand niece and nephew each a ukulele for their 2nd birthday. Scarlet is 5 now and asked me just before the virus hit to show her how to play. She came over once and listened for about 2...
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    Nice, I always like that kind of innovative...

    Nice, I always like that kind of innovative artistic thinking. BTW, add a couple of carriage returns to the end of the paragraph before you click the icon for adding an image, that way you won't...
  15. Thread: U Bass ???

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    To post a photo, when you reply, there are a row...

    To post a photo, when you reply, there are a row of icons above the text area, click the third from the end and a little window will come up to choose a photo on your computer (which will show a...
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    I use a Mac, which comes with an app that deals...

    I use a Mac, which comes with an app that deals with PDFs, and I also have a graphics design app that handles PDFs, Canvas X Draw. The size of a document is based on how it was created and then...
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    Sheets that are scans take up a lot of space,...

    Sheets that are scans take up a lot of space, usually jpg, but can also be PDF. It's best if they're original PDF files, not done from a scan. A scan can be from 500K to 2MB (2000K). I make my own...
  18. Thread: U Bass ???

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    Did you get the acoustic or the solid body?

    Did you get the acoustic or the solid body?
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    My younger brother just had that problem on his...

    My younger brother just had that problem on his Fire tablet, I told him to be sure his volume was on full, but that didn't help much, then he used a headset and that worked.

    This is Michael Kohan...
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    I came to this thread a little late, I always...

    I came to this thread a little late, I always recommend buying a bass uke from Rondomusic.com, one of the Hadean acoustic or solid body bass ukes. I have 10 and find them to be good, especially for...
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    Poll: I always match the strap button to the dominant...

    I always match the strap button to the dominant color of the tuning machines, so chrome is my suggestion.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor...
  22. Get a strap, only then did I have the freedom to...

    Get a strap, only then did I have the freedom to play efficiently under all circumstances.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4...
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    In the first year I played 7 years ago when I was...

    In the first year I played 7 years ago when I was 63, I had 16 ukes, but at the end of the year I culled them down to 4 of the best ones. Since then I've gone up to 9, so I'm glad I didn't adhere to...
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    Me too, would replace my Kala cedar top, tenor...

    Me too, would replace my Kala cedar top, tenor cutaway, slotted head, preamp, especially because I could replace the others myself later.
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    I like a slightly larger button so the strap...

    I like a slightly larger button so the strap doesn't slip off, as has happened to me occasionally. I have a separate strap for each of my 9 ukes and 30 bass ukes/mini bass guitars.

    This is Michael...
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