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    Cheers Keith. I hope to see you wherever you end...

    Cheers Keith. I hope to see you wherever you end up.

    I'm not going to attempt to follow both the forum and Discord at the same time, so this is goodbye from me from UU forums too - it's been a...
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    I'm sure there are technical solutions to the...

    I'm sure there are technical solutions to the problem, but at home I find the easy solution is to use a battery powered amplifier *and* not to be near any live phone chargers, transformers, power...
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    It's contagious and there is no cure. (we are...

    It's contagious and there is no cure.

    (we are talking ukuleles here, right?)
  4. I've not tried a baritone uke myself, but did...

    I've not tried a baritone uke myself, but did have a similar problem with the friction pegs on a soprano uke. With mine the plastic deformed which made the tuning process very vague! I replaced...
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    I like lightweight clear nylon strings for...

    I like lightweight clear nylon strings for soprano. Harley Benton (from thomann.de) are nice and light. They take a while to bed in, but are then very stable, also very inexpensive. GHS do a...
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    Yes I bought a set of those pyramid strings once...

    Yes I bought a set of those pyramid strings once and can confirm the envelopes the strings come in are marked A, D, Fis and H (or something like that, basically ADF#B, but the way they label those...
  7. Thread: Space Fluke

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    I could do with that uke for next month's jam...

    I could do with that uke for next month's jam session which will have a 'space' theme! Nicely done!
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    Yes, I can vouch for that. When I first started...

    Yes, I can vouch for that. When I first started playing ukulele in the late 1980s, my local musical instrument shop in Bristol had just one model of ukulele for sale - a rather nondescript cheap...
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    Intonation is always going to be tricky on such a...

    Intonation is always going to be tricky on such a small scale instrument. I find with my Keiki, I have to pay a lot more attention to how hard (or more to the point gently) I'm fretting each chord -...
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    I don't take either!

    I don't take either!
  11. Monthly ukulele jam in Corsham, Wiltshire, UK

    I run a monthly ukulele jam at the Pound Arts centre in Corsham on the first Friday of every month at 8pm. There are usually just a few of us, but would welcome more!

    Corsham Ukulele Jam

    Our...
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    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th...

    For a soprano uke, music from the early 20th century was often marked up for tuning GCEA, ADF#B or BbEbGC. On a soprano, you can use the same set of strings for all those tunings, especially if you...
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    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!

    I saw what you did there! Yes Happy New Year!
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    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the...

    A bunch of us in the band are going to take the grade 1 ukulele music exam! In my case I'm going to concentrate on the fingerpicking curriculum, as although I have loads of experience with...
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    I have no plans, but there's an auction house...

    I have no plans, but there's an auction house just up the road from me which runs specialist musical instrument auctions. There's always the possibility that something will catch my eye. A couple...
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    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book...

    I fondly remember his TV series "The Innes Book of Records".
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    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a...

    Yes, I bought a bulk lot of cheap nylon strings a few years ago and they're still good. As Ed said, avoid extreme temperatures and definitely keep them away from sunlight.
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    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow...

    Happy Christmas and season's greetings fellow Seasonistas! Apologies again I've not been about as much as I would have liked in 2019. Next year my work pattern changes so I hope to join in a little...
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    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried...

    Yes, I'm still strumming sopranos. I've tried other sizes, but nothing else feels 'right'. I prefer ADF#B tuning too, partly because that's what I started learning years ago, but also because it...
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    I joined a band which has members much younger...

    I joined a band which has members much younger than I am. They find the good new songs to play!
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    Valerie because we never seem to know or agree...

    Valerie

    because we never seem to know or agree if we're playing The Zutons' version or that other one.
  22. I don't often stumble across a published book of...

    I don't often stumble across a published book of original songs. My richest sources of old sheet music have been junk shops and charity shops. In particular my local Oxfam shop often have...
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    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print...

    Instead of printing to an actual printer, I print each page (or set of pages for each song) to PDF, giving the file a suitable name (the name of the song). After creating all those PDFs I then bulk...
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    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more...

    Oh gosh! If only the whole world could be more like Randy. :eek:
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    ^ | this! :D

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    | this! :D
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