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    I have five of them. Worth every penny. Not...

    I have five of them. Worth every penny. Not fabulous instruments, but good. I had one arrive needing a fret lowered to stop a buzz. I had one arrive needing a complete setup, the nut was way...
  2. "No," on the Kala Cedar top. My Kalas are all...

    "No," on the Kala Cedar top. My Kalas are all spruce tops. I think mahogany does sound a bit darker, which is probably the same as your "muddy." I have a few mahogany Ukes, and they are all like...
  3. A BIG thumbs up for Mainland Ukes! I first...

    A BIG thumbs up for Mainland Ukes! I first bought a Red Cedar/Rosewood Concert. It played so well, and was so pretty to look at that I bought a Long Neck Pineapple to go with it. I was so happy...
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    Ukulele Insurance?

    I'm worried about the uninsured risk of having my Ukulele collection in my home. The homeowners policy sets a low limit on losses to musical instruments. I tried simply determining the acquisition...
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    My wife went to Hawaii in 1984, and returned with...

    My wife went to Hawaii in 1984, and returned with a Soprano Kamaka as a gift for me. Still have it. That started the ball rolling. Now I have over 40 Ukuleles. I play every day, and never tire of...
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    Oh yes, real as it gets! I have a Tenor due to...

    Oh yes, real as it gets! I have a Tenor due to be delivered on Saturday, a Soprano coming shortly thereafter, and a Concert I just now ordered. My God! They're stacked up in a landing pattern just...
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    I now have three Bruce Wei Ukes, and a fourth one...

    I now have three Bruce Wei Ukes, and a fourth one on its way as I write. They're just fine. They come in looking exactly as in the pictures. The tone quality is good, and they are very playable. ...
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    Yup, I get that. Playing my Kamaka, Martin,...

    Yup, I get that. Playing my Kamaka, Martin, Collings, Ukes are like riding in my Lexus. Whereas, that Ohana or my other less expensive Ukes are like riding in my Honda. But, you know, I really do...
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    You Get What You Pay For?

    In Ukes, not always. True, more expensive Ukes seem to made of finer quality woods, and the fit and finish seems more dependably good. But really, that's just "looks." I've never had a Uke just...
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    This is essentially the same melody and harmony...

    This is essentially the same melody and harmony as American Tune by Paul Simon.

    From Wikipedia, "American Tune" - The tune is based on a melody line from a chorale from Johann Sebastian Bach's St...
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    OK, I've sent Spike an invitation to join us, and...

    OK, I've sent Spike an invitation to join us, and let us know exactly what she means by her chord notations.

    Bad news! My email was returned as "undeliverable," and further research revealed that...
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    The music can be seen at:...

    The music can be seen at: http://spikesmusic-folk.spike-jamie.com/ppm/BECAUSE-ALL-MEN-ARE-BROTHERS.pdf
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    Question on Cord Notation

    I'm looking at a piece written in the key of D. I see the following progressions noted: "Ds5 C#m-D G C#m-A G D," and "D G/E D As3 A-D."

    What do you think the "Ds5" and "As3" represent? I don't...
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    Wearable display for reading music

    Is anyone using smart glasses or Google Glass type eyewear for reading their music while playing? If so, what works best?
  15. Thread: New Owner!

    by VegasGeorge
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    Just installed an Aquila Red low G String on it. ...

    Just installed an Aquila Red low G String on it. Had quite an argument with myself as to whether or not to do that. I had to widen the slot in the bridge a little to accommodate the fatter string. ...
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    Headstock Shapes

    My newly acquired Collings has an attractive and unusually shaped headstock, which they call a "haircut" shape. That got me to thinking, are there names for the other headstock shapes? I Googled...
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    I’ve gotten darn tired of the wound low G strings...

    I’ve gotten darn tired of the wound low G strings breaking. So now I’m only using the Aquila Reds. So far, none have broken, and I’ve had a couple of them on Ukes for a couple of years. And, I...
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    If you're playing melodies, and hanging around...

    If you're playing melodies, and hanging around first position chords, the low G string is really necessary unless you fudge on the melody lines a lot. Of course, if your up on the fretboard, it...
  19. Thread: New Owner!

    by VegasGeorge
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    New Owner!

    And, I am the proud new owner! https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?139839-Collings-UC3-in-Like-New-Condition-for-Sale&highlight=collings

    Looking forward to getting this in my...
  20. I entirely agree with his two main points: (1)...

    I entirely agree with his two main points: (1) That broadening one's experience by playing a variety of instruments is beneficial, and; (2) That for a beginner, it's very important to learn on a good...
  21. FYI - UAS is alive and well in Texas! I recently...

    FYI - UAS is alive and well in Texas! I recently posted a review on how nice the Alvarez Grateful Dead 50th anniversary Ukes are for the price. Then, I ordered another one to be delivered to the...
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    Just to show that I would put my money where my...

    Just to show that I would put my money where my mouth is, I want you to know that I went ahead and ordered the other four Alvarez (notice that I've learned to spell "Alvarez" correctly now!) Grateful...
  23. I have one, and really like it. Mine is strung...

    I have one, and really like it. Mine is strung with the low G, and it really is great for playing ballads.
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    I've recently bought two Ukuleles from Bruce Wei....

    I've recently bought two Ukuleles from Bruce Wei. One is the Harp Ukulele, with four drone strings. The other is a Paddle shaped Concert size with a nifty cowboy trail scene inlayed on the...
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    I actually forgot about the tuning issue. You...

    I actually forgot about the tuning issue. You see, I always play in standard C tuning, and all my instruments are tuned that way. I get it. The tension of a given string may increase or decrease...
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