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  1. Surprised this one hasn't sold yet! I have owned...

    Surprised this one hasn't sold yet! I have owned this model (in a different color), and found that when I put Martin M-620 tenor strings on it and tuned it down two semi-tones to F Bb D G, the...
  2. Bruko fan here! But I already have more than I...

    Bruko fan here! But I already have more than I need! This really looks like an outstanding value! The workmanship on these is exceptional!
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    Pretty darn cool. What a great example of 1) how...

    Pretty darn cool. What a great example of 1) how you can "make it happen" with just a uke and a voice; and 2) how nice it can sound just "micing up" the uke, as an alternative to "plugging it in". ...
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    I notice on his website, there's a link to what...

    I notice on his website, there's a link to what he calls "various one-offs" of the Ike, and on one of those, called the "Rosetta" (a Weissenborn-style soprano), if my eyes don't deceive me it...
  5. Awesome! Thanks! Here's a link to one of my...

    Awesome! Thanks! Here's a link to one of my favorites, where he's trying out someone else's uke just off-the-cuff...

    https://youtu.be/4K8_B2RAGd0
  6. Yes, definitely a shade of Mr. Formby there!

    Yes, definitely a shade of Mr. Formby there!
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    I know there's a language factor going on, of...

    I know there's a language factor going on, of course, but I thought it was interesting how the online ad for the laminate cherry soprano describes its tone as "chewy". Come to think of it, I...
  8. Yes, our awesome friends in the U.K. definitely...

    Yes, our awesome friends in the U.K. definitely appreciate the ukulele! There's a really nice, welcoming, group called "UCL" (Ukulele Club Liverpool) that Chris Hough is affiliated with, if you...
  9. RPS, I don't mean to further complicate things, ...

    RPS, I don't mean to further complicate things, but I have always been impressed with the fact that one of the really competent players/performers out there--
    a British (I think) guy named Chris...
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    Interesting, John! As I recall, Jose Feliciano...

    Interesting, John! As I recall, Jose Feliciano played the Giannini brand nylon-string guitars (at least back in the seventies). Pretty good endorsement!
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    That is magnificent!

    That is magnificent!
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    Is she the only presidential candidate who plays...

    Is she the only presidential candidate who plays the uke? Wait...... wrong Amy..... :rolleyes:
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    Peter, please correct me if I'm "off-base" on...

    Peter, please correct me if I'm "off-base" on this, but when it comes to the ukulele, I have found that if the action is set "crazy low" at the bridge/saddle, that can noticeably diminish the...
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    That is awesome!! It's about the last tune I...

    That is awesome!! It's about the last tune I would have expected to hear on the ukulele, but once again demonstrates how versatile the instrument can be!
    Great job!
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    Music certainly is a great thing, Dave, and it...

    Music certainly is a great thing, Dave, and it would be hard to imagine life without it!
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    I'll second that, Dave. And for what it's...

    I'll second that, Dave. And for what it's worth, I also deal with Mim and with Uke Republic, and I have had nothing but good experiences with them as well.
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    I love re-stringing too, Bebop! I think it...

    I love re-stringing too, Bebop! I think it relaxes me! I started out on the ukulele back in 1966, when we got one for Christmas and my big brother was industrious enough to study the instruction...
  18. Very pretty! Thanks!

    Very pretty! Thanks!
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    Excellent, John! Thank you and may God be with...

    Excellent, John! Thank you and may God be with the wonderful people of China!
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    Very cool take on one of my favorite Beatles...

    Very cool take on one of my favorite Beatles tunes! Do I detect the Kmise banjolele in there?
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    Gotta love those signs from above!

    Gotta love those signs from above!
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    My experience has been strikingly similar to...

    My experience has been strikingly similar to M3Ukulele's. The portability factor is big for me, as well as the fun of "making it happen" with just those four strings! At age 66, I just love being...
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    Hi Bill, for that particular song, try this...

    Hi Bill, for that particular song, try this fingering at the location of the unknown chord: 0312, and see if that sounds like a good fit. (P.S. John Boy's observations are extremely on the mark...
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    Looks pretty great to my eye, Jerry! Nice work!

    Looks pretty great to my eye, Jerry! Nice work!
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    Thank you, John! (P.S. They did in fact turn...

    Thank you, John! (P.S. They did in fact turn out to be Grover 4W's, and I was able to order a set on the Reverb site!)
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