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    We have Jay & Molly on YouTube right now on the...

    We have Jay & Molly on YouTube right now on the TV. We've been watching them for hours. There's nothing intelligent on TV & we both love their music. We have a couple of parrots who listen to them...
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    I've been watching Jay Ungar playing his fiddle....

    I've been watching Jay Ungar playing his fiddle. Ashokan Farewell and The Lover's Waltz and more. He doesn't sound too amateurish playing melody, in my opinion. My brother-in-law can't draw a crowd...
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    I played clarinet decades ago, single note...

    I played clarinet decades ago, single note melodies. 13 years ago I bought a guitar, found out from the internet where a scale fitted on the fretboard and used a Bob Dylan songbook to play the melody...
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    YouTube: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -...

    YouTube:

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off HQ

    Drives the Pronunciation Police mad.
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    "You say tomato. I say tomarto." If you don't...

    "You say tomato. I say tomarto."
    If you don't recall that, ask your parents, or grandparents.
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    This has been an interesting discussion. I had a...

    This has been an interesting discussion. I had a basic understanding of such things, but now comprehend it a little more.
    Because I pick around the middle of the fretboard I will often tune my ukes...
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    I've stepped in cow punk plenty of times.

    I've stepped in cow punk plenty of times.
  8. Thread: Worth Strings

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    My baritone ukes wear Worth CB Clear strings. The...

    My baritone ukes wear Worth CB Clear strings. The 63 inch length gives you plenty to string 2 ukes. 63 inch strings are for Tenors & Baritones. 48 inch strings are for Soprano & Concert sizes. Each...
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    B seems to be best as you felt Bb was floppy, but...

    B seems to be best as you felt Bb was floppy, but I like the sound of Bb. I have dropped the tuning of my 2 ukes by a half step recently and have never been as happy playing uke as I am now. I was...
  10. Thread: Ymmv

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    A useful acronym would be - BOOTUP ... By Order...

    A useful acronym would be - BOOTUP ... By Order Of The Ukulele Police.
  11. Thread: Ymmv

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    We should come up with a few UU specific...

    We should come up with a few UU specific acronyms. Here are some suggestions.
    DIBAGS...for Darn I Broke Another G String.
    DYFOI...Don't You Fret Over It.
  12. Thread: Ymmv

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    Ymmv

    Seeing as there is a day for everything under the sun, I wish to denote November 31st as AFD. That's Acronym Free Day. I've long wondered what you all mean when you write YMMV, & today I did a search...
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    Thankyou Penny, The Worth Baritone Clears I have...

    Thankyou Penny,
    The Worth Baritone Clears I have on now measure D 0.91 G 0.81 B 0.74 E 0.62. I'm a little concerned about the thinner G. The warning about the length is appreciated too, my ukes are...
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    Thank you Penny. There are many good reports...

    Thank you Penny. There are many good reports about them, so I'm interested to try them.
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    PHD baritone strings

    Hello fellow ukesters,
    I keep hearing good reports about PHD strings, but have not been able to establish whether or not their baritone strings have any wound strings or not. I don't like wound...
  16. As the owner of two Lanikais I can say I'm happy...

    As the owner of two Lanikais I can say I'm happy with them. One is a 'mahogany' laminate baritone LU-21B I've had for maybe 8 years. The other is a solid spruce top baritone S-B I bought about a year...
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    Re Kimosabe: "We are coming to the point where...

    Re Kimosabe: "We are coming to the point where our Southcoast sets might be wearing out."

    I used Worth for a few years & was happy with them. Then I started experimenting with various sets of...
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    I don't have ukulele illusions. More like...

    I don't have ukulele illusions. More like delusions!
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    Started out on clarinet. Injury put an end to...

    Started out on clarinet. Injury put an end to that. After decades not playing anything I bought a nylon string guitar. Travelled thru various steel stringed guitars, acoustic & electric, including...
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    Poll: I was 16 in 1967. Those mini skirts were...

    I was 16 in 1967. Those mini skirts were dangerous. In 1969 while I was negotiating peak hour traffic in Melbourne, a young mother in a black mini skirt, with matching underwear, who was pushing her...
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    Poll: Yes, I still take down my nylon string guitar...

    Yes, I still take down my nylon string guitar sometimes & play it, but not very often. Long ago I sold my Stratocaster & my Lap Steel. Mostly just play my 2 bari's (not at the same time!) By the way,...
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    My left hand plays around the middle of the...

    My left hand plays around the middle of the fretboard on my baritones ukes, for a sweeter sound. When playing Country and Folk I may play around the 7th fret, where the tone suits that type of music,...
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    Quite a change!

    For years I've been attaching strings to my bari's using the Classical guitar tie method, even tho' they have an 8 hole bridge, I've just been using 4 holes. Recently I watched a video on YouTube...
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    About 14 years ago I was a guitar player,...

    About 14 years ago I was a guitar player, struggling with the size of the guitar because of old injuries, when I met a music teacher in the course of business. We spoke about music & I mentioned my...
  25. I read the liveukulele article & tuned my bari's...

    I read the liveukulele article & tuned my bari's down a half step. I've long been annoyed by the E string (DGBE tuning) sounding like a cat being kicked, & tried many different strings over many...
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