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    On the Skids!

    I just finished watching Smithsonian Channel, Air Disasters, Season Nine, Episode Nine, "Edge of Disaster" in which a four engine jet skidded off the end of a runway, and down an embankment. The...
  2. Thread: "Covers"

    by VegasGeorge
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    "Covers"

    How do you use the term, "cover," when playing someone else's song? If, for example, you played "Pancho and Lefty" would you say you're doing a Townes Van Zandt cover, since he wrote the song, or a...
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    I have the Mainland Tenor Pineapple and regular...

    I have the Mainland Tenor Pineapple and regular Concert, both in Mango. They have very good tonal characteristics, volume, and sustain. They sound just a little brighter than my Mainland Red Cedar...
  4. I think sustain, particularly on the C string,...

    I think sustain, particularly on the C string, has a lot to do with tuning, and the natural overtone series. Plucking the C string, the first overtone is the C octave up, but the second overtone is...
  5. Poll: I particularly like that rope rosette. Sweet!

    I particularly like that rope rosette. Sweet!
  6. Poll: Well, just in case anyone is thinking that rope...

    Well, just in case anyone is thinking that rope binding is somehow a lesser finish than abalone or some other material, let me point out that all of my Kamaka Deluxe models have rope binding, except...
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    I don't see that chorded anywhere. But, you can...

    I don't see that chorded anywhere. But, you can run your favorite recording through Chordify and it will show you the chords being used. That's what I would do.
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    I got my tools right off Amazon. I wanted less...

    I got my tools right off Amazon. I wanted less expensive tools, as I just do hobby work, not professional work. The only tools that I would consider expensive were the nut files. You can use...
  9. Well, don't think anyone here can help much with...

    Well, don't think anyone here can help much with what you've given us to go on. Little things like price, size, condition, make a lot of difference. But, even with what you've told us, I can give...
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    You know, I think it's a pretty good idea to get...

    You know, I think it's a pretty good idea to get beginners started tuning by ear. I've been a musician for 67 years, started long before there was any such thing as an electronic tuner. Nowadays,...
  11. Poll: I happen to really like rope binding. In fact, a...

    I happen to really like rope binding. In fact, a few years back I saw one of the National Reso Koa Concerts with rope binding top and bottom, and all around the fretboard. It was love at first...
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    The suspense mounts:126917 Yes, maybe another...

    The suspense mounts:126917

    Yes, maybe another pair of sunglasses, or maybe a hair dryer. Possibly one of those cool gizmos that automatically remove wine corks. Or maybe, just maybe ..... a nice...
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    Now I've received a shipping notice from someone...

    Now I've received a shipping notice from someone in China with the name "Rhotodenndron" (sic) claiming that a package is on its way. That has to be a drop ship partner of Muffeale. I certainly...
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    Homeland, last episode, - Ending

    Am I the only one who was let down by the last episode of Homeland? The series was rough and tough, hard hitting, and starkly realistic. But the ending was "and then they all lived happily ever...
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    Yes! A great series, very entertaining. The...

    Yes! A great series, very entertaining. The Marilyn Manson scene was delicious and unforgettable. I didn't realize it was he, until I checked out this thread. But the scene itself was indelibly...
  16. Thread: 5 fretter

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    The way I read it, those measurements apply to...

    The way I read it, those measurements apply to the defect mark on the outside of the case. Not to the instrument.
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    Yeah, I feel your pain! I spent my working life...

    Yeah, I feel your pain! I spent my working life in a very complicated business. Lots of deadlines, and nit-picky requirement had to be met. It boggles my mind to think of how simple it would be to...
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    How about it being an "Islander" brand uke?

    How about it being an "Islander" brand uke?
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    I got an email from the seller this morning. He...

    I got an email from the seller this morning. He says: "Hi, when we get re-send tracking No. we will let you know. Thank you"

    So, the pot still simmers.
  20. Thread: What song?

    by VegasGeorge
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    Here it is, chorded from the Library of Congress...

    Here it is, chorded from the Library of Congress piano vocal sheet music:
    (Stupid program won't let me space out the chords properly!)

    A Warrior Bold


    C
    In days of old,...
  21. You know, this thread puzzles me. I've played...

    You know, this thread puzzles me. I've played for a long time, and have 60+ Ukuleles ready at hand. I have some $3K instruments, and some $99 instruments. The necks are all different sizes and...
  22. Thread: What song?

    by VegasGeorge
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    Arcy, that's perfect! I'll have no trouble...

    Arcy, that's perfect! I'll have no trouble chording it since I know my music theory. Thanks SO much! I wasn't sure of the title, the Library of Congress collection never occured to me.
  23. Thread: What song?

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    What song?

    "In days of old, when knights were bold, and barons held their sway,"

    I know I've heard that sung. But, I can't find it by Google search or on youtube. Maybe I don't know the title? Can anyone...
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    I too have the arthritis problem in my thumbs. I...

    I too have the arthritis problem in my thumbs. I tolerate the right thumb pain just fine. But the left thumb can be a killer, especially when playing barre chords. I recently drove through...
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    The sunglasses look like RayBan Balorama, model...

    The sunglasses look like RayBan Balorama, model 4089. I see a couple of very minor differences between the way these look, and the way they look on the RayBan website. If they're knockoffs, someone...
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