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  1. I started out with concert size and right now...

    I started out with concert size and right now that's all I have. There was no plan or considerations involved with it beyond the Goldilocks principle. I had a soprano at one time that a friend liked...
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    We are still doing our weekly strum-a-longs on...

    We are still doing our weekly strum-a-longs on Zoom and I'm good with that right now. A splinter group is going out to a shelter at the lake and doing their thing. I've not attended any of those....
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    I've read a few articles lately that say guitar...

    I've read a few articles lately that say guitar sales in the first half of 2020 are setting records. I would imagine that whatever is driving that is also driving ukulele sales. Ukulele are trendy...
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    I don't experiment a lot with strings and I don't...

    I don't experiment a lot with strings and I don't change them often. I do keep two or three spare sets of each that I do use. When I get down to one extra set I get nervous and buy a few to stock up....
  5. Thread: Guitar lessons.

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    You echo the advise of many before you, but I am...

    You echo the advise of many before you, but I am thinking of the guitar as a separate instrument. While I understand quite well what you are saying about the four bottom strings, capoing them off and...
  6. Poll: I do if they are sticky or I spill something on...

    I do if they are sticky or I spill something on them. Or if I set them down in something, like maybe spilled beer. If I take one to the beach I'll wipe it down when I get home. But seldom if ever...
  7. Thread: Guitar lessons.

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    Guitar lessons.

    I haven't taken ukulele lessons and just picked it up by watching other people play and figuring out what they are doing. It probably isn't the most efficient route, but I'm pretty satisfied with the...
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    Dave's story is very close to my own. I was...

    Dave's story is very close to my own. I was attracted to the ukulele because I found the portability attractive. But the ukulele eventually took me back to guitar. But I don't feel like it has to be...
  9. My first amp was a Marshall electric guitar amp...

    My first amp was a Marshall electric guitar amp that I bought at a garage sale. I got along well with it for a long time and thought it was great until I read a thread that said it was a bad thing to...
  10. Thread: Barring

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    This is what I do as well.

    This is what I do as well.
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    I look at them once in a while and sometimes I...

    I look at them once in a while and sometimes I think that I want one but I don't know why. I think they look fun. I always end up asking myself what purpose it would serve and don't come up with...
  12. How big are your hands? I have a size 10.5 ring...

    How big are your hands? I have a size 10.5 ring finger. I play mostly concerts and I can squeeze them in with no problem. People here talk about having too big of hands to play ukuleles but the...
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    When I first started playing ukulele Aquila...

    When I first started playing ukulele Aquila Nylgut were the magic string that made cheap ukulele sound good and expensive ukulele sound better. So a lot of ukulele manufacturers started putting them...
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    I personally never buy a uke just because it is...

    I personally never buy a uke just because it is cheap. Cheap adds nothing to the sound or playability of an instrument. I find it a poor criteria for a purchase. I've done pretty well on ukes. In...
  15. Thread: Covid and Uke

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    Not for me. I like people. I really miss going...

    Not for me. I like people. I really miss going out and playing with and for other people. But I'm making do.
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    I loaned my Ohana spruce top soprano to a lady...

    I loaned my Ohana spruce top soprano to a lady back in January and just never caught up with her to get it back. Last month she asked me if I might sell it to her. We settled on a price and she sent...
  17. Poll: I guess that I like concerts. I don't know why,...

    I guess that I like concerts. I don't know why, but that is what I have, three of them.
  18. Thread: Uncle Rod

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    I found Uncle Rod when I first started way back....

    I found Uncle Rod when I first started way back. He got me going. I will have to admit that at some point along the way I left the nest and flew out on my own, but he was instrumental in getting me...
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    I think from a classical perspective the thumb...

    I think from a classical perspective the thumb planted on the back of the neck is "proper", but I seldom see anyone, professionals included, that are faithful followers. Speaking just for myself, I'm...
  20. The last one I bought was an Ohana all solid...

    The last one I bought was an Ohana all solid cedar top with myrtle sides and back concert. That was some time ago. Since then I sold an Ohana spruce top soprano to a friend who borrowed it and liked...
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    The G&B Detective Agency series. I've heard...

    The G&B Detective Agency series. I've heard through the grapevine that the author is coming out with another one before Christmas. I'm excited about it. ;)
  22. Thread: Number two.

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    I will check that out. It sounds interesting and...

    I will check that out. It sounds interesting and I think it would put what I'm doing in some kind of context, which would be very helpful. I've pretty much distanced the uke from the guitar. I still...
  23. Thread: Sweetwater

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    They put those banners up there for a reason. If...

    They put those banners up there for a reason. If it isn't Sweetwater trying to sell you something, it is some company trying to sell you hawaiian shirts, which is what is at the top of my page right...
  24. Thread: Number two.

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    No doubt, the fantasy got to me. I have a young...

    No doubt, the fantasy got to me. I have a young friend who is a very good blues guitarist and has a band. So of course I follow on Facebook and Instagram and he does all the fancy runs. I've been...
  25. Thread: Sweetwater

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    I've heard a few people here and on other forums...

    I've heard a few people here and on other forums complain about the catalogs. As much as I have embraced all things digital and on line, I am always pleased to open up my mailbox and find a...
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