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    So sorry to hear of this, Rob. I wish you all the...

    So sorry to hear of this, Rob. I wish you all the best.

    John Colter
  2. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome, Flynn - you've come to the right place!...

    Welcome, Flynn - you've come to the right place!

    John Colter
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    "I'm thinking about taking some singing lessons....

    "I'm thinking about taking some singing lessons. I wonder if I could learn to sing well enough at least so that I could sing along with my uke."

    Yes, you can learn to sing well enough and taking...
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    The original question of this thread has a...

    The original question of this thread has a built-in assumption - that friction tuners are inferior to geared. You may prefer geared tuners, but that doesn't mean that they are better.

    John Colter
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    My only privilege is that I live in England and...

    My only privilege is that I live in England and am more than eighty years old. As usual, the service varies considerably depending upon where in England you live. My elder sister and her husband are...
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    Excessive battery consumption? The batteries in...

    Excessive battery consumption? The batteries in my Snark last a lot longer than six months.

    John Colter
  7. Thread: D6 Workshop

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    If you are used to playing a ukulele tuned gCEA...

    If you are used to playing a ukulele tuned gCEA then a workshop which concentrates on aDF#B would be no help. I'd guess they are just making that distinction.

    John Colter
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    My Snark is exactly ten years old. When it broke,...

    My Snark is exactly ten years old. When it broke, I fixed it with sewing thread and Araldite epoxy glue. Both joints are still solid and move as they should. It is about ready for its third battery -...
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    Today, I had the second dose of the Pfizer...

    Today, I had the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine (three weeks after the initial dose). Everything hunky dory so far. Nothing to report except that the arthritis in my wrists has been noticeably...
  10. Thanks for the chuckle!;) John C.

    Thanks for the chuckle!;)

    John C.
  11. "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord...

    "Get more familiar with the names of jazz chord shapes (think CAGED for f.i. am7) in different positions"

    Sitting or standing are the best positions. Canoes can be problematical.

    John Colter
  12. Lose some weight, do more walking, cease buying...

    Lose some weight, do more walking, cease buying ukuleles. Sounds simple, but it ain't!

    John Colter
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    Same as usual - terrible! JC.

    Same as usual - terrible!

    JC.
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    Poll: I ticked, "None" - but I've been wrong before....

    I ticked, "None" - but I've been wrong before. Still, it's the second of January, already, and I haven't bought anything yet.:cool:

    John Colter
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    Yeah! It all depends upon what you mean by a...

    Yeah! It all depends upon what you mean by a painted ukulele.

    John Colter
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    Poll: I only bought four, but I had two given to me....

    I only bought four, but I had two given to me. All sopranos, of course.

    I sold one.

    John Colter
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    Hi Maxmax, Don't give up! The forum is playing...

    Hi Maxmax,

    Don't give up! The forum is playing up a bit at present. "High quality" and "painted" don't usually go together. I look forward to seeing what you have in mind.

    John Colter
  18. Hi Janine, Yes, I would recommend the Koa...

    Hi Janine,

    Yes, I would recommend the Koa Kalane pineapple soprano. The sound, to my ears, is definitely warmer, rather than bright. Mine still has the strings with which it was supplied. I've...
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    But we've got our sovereignty back - for what...

    But we've got our sovereignty back - for what it's worth.

    John Colter
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    That's beautiful, Ken. I've been playing the...

    That's beautiful, Ken. I've been playing the bootleg Timms lately (damaged, repaired, no label) - it's a lovely instrument.

    John Colter
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    What's the strumming pattern? John Colter

    What's the strumming pattern?

    John Colter
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    By John Cage, of course! John Colter

    By John Cage, of course!

    John Colter
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    Welcome, from West Midlands, UK. John Colter

    Welcome, from West Midlands, UK.

    John Colter
  24. ..............and they say the camera doesn't...

    ..............and they say the camera doesn't lie.

    John Colter
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    Poll: Neil Sedaka, who wrote and performs "Breaking Up...

    Neil Sedaka, who wrote and performs "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", first sang it as a Rock 'n Roll number - many years ago. Nowadays, he performs it slowly, wistfully, as a sad ballad. It gets me,...
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