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    I don't think that receipts are going to be of...

    I don't think that receipts are going to be of much use. Sometimes we get deals. Ukuleles lose value or gain in value depending on what they are. Especially collectors hope that their purchases will...
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    Blues progressions are not hard. The twelve bar...

    Blues progressions are not hard. The twelve bar blues progression in the key of C is four bars of C, two bars of F7, two bars of C, a bar of G7, a bar of F7, and then two bars of C to end it out. It...
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    I was going to say that as well. I know that my...

    I was going to say that as well. I know that my niece has her violin insured. I will ask her, but I'm pretty sure that they got it through the music store where they bought it. I believe that my...
  4. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Several of us in a group that I play with started...

    Several of us in a group that I play with started on a Makala and we still have them. We've taken to leaving our more expensive pride and joys at home and bringing our old Makalas instead. Kind of a...
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    I went to a seminar on building materials that...

    I went to a seminar on building materials that are environmentally friendly and at the time we were looking at bamboo flooring as a renewable resource. The popular thinking at the time was that...
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    Anyone here Japanese?

    Anyone here Japanese or speak Japanese? I need someone to read the Japanese on something that I have and tell me what it says.
  7. I had a ukulele come setup and it was too low for...

    I had a ukulele come setup and it was too low for me. No buzzing, it was just touchy. So I contacted the retailer and he sent me a new saddle. I raised the action just a half of a millimeter and it...
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    It seems that sometimes they make it as difficult...

    It seems that sometimes they make it as difficult as they possibly can to be environmentally conscious.
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    Excellent rationalization Graham. You have...

    Excellent rationalization Graham. You have certainly won me over with your argument, but I will not be explaining it. I'll not push "my" luck for "your" argument. I just thought it would be fun to...
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    You can look like a rock star playing a mini...

    You can look like a rock star playing a mini guitar. That's fun.
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    My wife is much more of an environmentalist than...

    My wife is much more of an environmentalist than I am and I was discussing this with her at lunch in regards to used strings polluting the earth and her suggestion was that if environmentally...
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    You kind of have to think about all of the...

    You kind of have to think about all of the extremes your ukulele goes through before it even gets to the retailer. I'm sure that the sweat shops in Asia where they are made are not maintained at an...
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    Breaking strings.

    People often mention strings breaking. I've been playing ukulele for five years, and I play my ukulele every day with few exceptions. I've never broken a string. What am I doing wrong? How do you...
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    I wish I were more noble in many aspects of my...

    I wish I were more noble in many aspects of my life, but I'm not. I don't even think twice about throwing my old strings in the bin to be carried off the to land fill. I used to save them, but just...
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    One thing, I played a venue a couple of times...

    One thing, I played a venue a couple of times that was a local bar well known for live music and pretty good entertainment. Once a month they had an amateur night. Three local musicians would be...
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    Yes they do want to see you playing and singing...

    Yes they do want to see you playing and singing in public. :) I think that when it comes to playing and wanting to sound normal, without any effects, playing through the mic is much more forgiving....
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    Don't know first hand, but my niece recently...

    Don't know first hand, but my niece recently bought a new violin, solid wood of some kind. Pretty high dollar outfit. I went over to look at it and was reading the literature that came with it and in...
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    Me too. I had the MiSi installed on my Mainland...

    Me too. I had the MiSi installed on my Mainland because I had this image of myself rocking out. I bought a bunch of pedals, amps, and other electronics to play around with. For some reason that I...
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    I was going to learn to play the guitar and found...

    I was going to learn to play the guitar and found the ukulele instead. I was attracted to the ukulele by its lively re-entrant sound and after six years I am still a re-entrant man. Although I have...
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    Very true, and I've heard horror stories about...

    Very true, and I've heard horror stories about it, but in all my years of flying I've never lost my luggage and not have it eventually find me. So I live on the edge. If I was travelling with an...
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    Uptempo Music, 2714 Beaver Avenue in Des Moines,...

    Uptempo Music, 2714 Beaver Avenue in Des Moines, IA. A very good selection.
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    I do everything ass backwards so that factors...

    I do everything ass backwards so that factors into everything I do, but I started out trying to use a metronome, tapping my foot, counting, everything. All that did was screw me up because I can...
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    First of all, I most always fly Delta and my...

    First of all, I most always fly Delta and my checked baggage is free. A lot of people have to pay extra or don't want to check a suitcase, so that isn't an option. But I can stuff a soprano, or even...
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    Don't get me started on Amazon. They own me. :)

    Don't get me started on Amazon. They own me. :)
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    Like finding twenty-five more dollars worth of...

    Like finding twenty-five more dollars worth of stuff that you didn't want so that you can save nine dollars shipping. :)
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