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  1. You are quite welcome. My friend Ubulele likes to...

    You are quite welcome. My friend Ubulele likes to grace us with his discourse on a particular subject for just a short window of time, so when they are directly related to something I say, I like to...
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    Pickup vs mic, it just depends on what you are...

    Pickup vs mic, it just depends on what you are doing. I do both. If I'm doing a coffee shop gig where I want to be all James Taylor acoustic about what I'm doing, then a mic is the thing. If I'm at...
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    I was tuning up my old uke this morning that I...

    I was tuning up my old uke this morning that I take down to the beach all the time and noticed how corroded the tuners have become. My problem with a beach environment has never been with the wood, I...
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    And this one....

    And this one. https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?136161-Plastic-Tuners :)
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    Perhaps the strings are because it is used. Maybe...

    Perhaps the strings are because it is used. Maybe they think it needs new ones, but they don't know how to put them on themselves. Price is relative though. I paid $85 for a peperoni pizza, two...
  6. Thread: Plastic Tuners?

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    I guess some people just equate plastic with...

    I guess some people just equate plastic with cheap, not necessarily in price but in feel as well, and they don't want to look or fee cheap. There is an image to maintain. I mean high dollar is high...
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    Kustom PA-50. Around a hundred bucks.

    Kustom PA-50. Around a hundred bucks.
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    I can't remember getting push back on anything...

    I can't remember getting push back on anything particular that I've done, but I do get a lot of unsolicited advise on all sorts of things. Sometimes I ask for a demonstration, and that usually ends...
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    It interests me that once in a while someone will...

    It interests me that once in a while someone will say so and so played that song wrong, and it is usually because they changed some words or play it at a different tempo, or anything that deviates...
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    I went on a mission a few years ago to check the...

    I went on a mission a few years ago to check the string spacings on ukuleles at a couple of stores and found that the width of the nut did not necessarily determine the width of the strings, and that...
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    Thing is, pinching probably wouldn't land anyone...

    Thing is, pinching probably wouldn't land anyone in Folsom Prison, so that they could be blue and sing the song. I don't know how many people have heard Jockey Full of Bourbon, but I changed the heck...
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    Don't Think Twice, Bob Dylan.

    Don't Think Twice, Bob Dylan.
  13. Thread: Image uploads

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    For me, just today, if I click on a link it goes...

    For me, just today, if I click on a link it goes nowhere. Just saying. I don't know if it is my computer or the site.
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    I do. It takes so little effort and expense, why...

    I do. It takes so little effort and expense, why not?
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    I don't have any ukuleles that I think would be...

    I don't have any ukuleles that I think would be particularly noteworthy to share, but I love looking at other people's. It might also put a face to some of the names here and allow us to meet each...
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    I don't know about the legality of it either, but...

    I don't know about the legality of it either, but like you said in a previous post Jim, the whole perspective to the song House of the Rising Sun was changed at some point. And you mentioned Dave Van...
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    Smear on mineral oil, clean the frets with a...

    Smear on mineral oil, clean the frets with a toothbrush, wipe it all off. Every time I change strings, but I don't change strings that often. But one time I was changing strings and I didn't have any...
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    The summer before last I was asked to play at a...

    The summer before last I was asked to play at a church picnic. I play Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz. It is the first song in my playlist as it is a good one for me to warm up on and get the vocal...
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    I wish that was true.

    I wish that was true.
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    I do it all the time. I try to make them more...

    I do it all the time. I try to make them more relevant to my audience.
  21. I'll go ahead and put you in my list of friends...

    I'll go ahead and put you in my list of friends who tell me that there is a difference, and I appreciate that you have done your own comparisons. I certainly have not, so I hardly speak from...
  22. I've almost always used Aquila Nylgut or Bionylon...

    I've almost always used Aquila Nylgut or Bionylon strings. I can't tell the difference between them. When I first started playing the ukulele, Nylgut strings were the rage. I bought a dozen sets. I...
  23. I don't know how you define mellow. I have a...

    I don't know how you define mellow. I have a solid mahogany concert and a mahogany laminate concert. The solid mahogany is not as loud and does not have as much sustain. I've owned them for over five...
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    Jimmy Fallon and Kermit the Frog

    What is he playing? I watch Jimmy Fallon every night almost, when we are in Iowa. In San Juan he doesn't come on until 12:30 in the morning, so I watch him on youtube. Anyway, I was guessing at the...
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    Tuner, yes. Tiny Tim carried his ukulele around...

    Tuner, yes. Tiny Tim carried his ukulele around in a shopping bag. It just depends oh how worried you are about your uke. I have one uke that I wouldn't think of taking it out if it weren't in a hard...
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