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  1. I believe that everyone who picks up a ukulele...

    I believe that everyone who picks up a ukulele does so with a certain song in mind that they want to play. That song is their first "standard" song. Later on (sometimes before the first song is...
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    I've never had pickups in my ukes but I have had,...

    I've never had pickups in my ukes but I have had, on occasion, ukes in my pickup.

    (Sorry, I really tried hard but couldn't resist posting that.)
  3. Thread: Martin OXK

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    Yeah, people hated the Edsel. Probably still did...

    Yeah, people hated the Edsel. Probably still did when Ford stopped making them. Time will tell if the OXK goes down in infamy or....
  4. Thread: Martin OXK

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    Like instant collector status. :)

    Like instant collector status. :)
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    I can imagine what Dwayne Johnson's carry-on...

    I can imagine what Dwayne Johnson's carry-on would look like.
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    Robert Klein tells it true; ...

    Robert Klein tells it true;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsTjAOOIxqQ

    Seriously though, You can learn to play a "blues song" but you can't learn to play "the" blues. For that you just do.
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    Islander tenor, $138, from Hawaii Music Store. ...

    Islander tenor, $138, from Hawaii Music Store. https://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/islander/islander-tenor-mahogany-mt-4.html
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    The "old school" method is talk to that guy named...

    The "old school" method is talk to that guy named snatch. He hangs around the crossroads.
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    Groan, OK-ish". :)

    Groan, OK-ish". :)
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    You're going to Japan "and" visiting Kiwaya. It...

    You're going to Japan "and" visiting Kiwaya. It would be very economical to buy a Kiwaya there. The lowest cost Kiwaya soprano is a high quality laminate that rivals many solid wood ukuleles. ...
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    I'm guessing pencils, at least for the Arctic...

    I'm guessing pencils, at least for the Arctic expedition signatures. Ink in a fountain pen would have frozen.
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    Very nice, congrats!

    Very nice, congrats!
  13. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Yes setups are important and I do wish more if...

    Yes setups are important and I do wish more if not all manufactures would try to do a better job at it. My Martin T1K came with very high action. Over an eighth of an inch at the 12th fret.
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    Beautiful uke at a reasonable price. Where will...

    Beautiful uke at a reasonable price. Where will it be shipping from?
  15. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Whatever we may say about Kala and companies like...

    Whatever we may say about Kala and companies like Kala, there are a lot of us who may have never tried to play ukulele were it not for their affordable instruments. Not many would have jumped on the...
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    My Martin OXK has been on road trips with me in...

    My Martin OXK has been on road trips with me in typical year round Northern New England weather. (90 degrees F in the Summer to -40 degrees in the Winter with humidity ranging from 80% to 20%)
  17. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Kala, the working man's (or woman's) "K" brand.

    Kala, the working man's (or woman's) "K" brand.
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    The Oahu tenor case from HMS works. I have one...

    The Oahu tenor case from HMS works. I have one for my T1K. Lots of room at the head stock for a rolled up strap and not too tight at the body.
  19. Worth Browns + koa seems to be a match made in...

    Worth Browns + koa seems to be a match made in heaven. Sorta like beer and pizza.

    (My T1K wears Worth Browns)
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    I hear what your saying. Good luck with your...

    I hear what your saying. Good luck with your search and hope you'll share pics of what you find.
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    There's a Gretch tenor for sale in the...

    There's a Gretch tenor for sale in the marketplace in your price range. A new build but a good old time name in ukulele history.
  22. My HF3 wears a set of low G Worth Clears. ...

    My HF3 wears a set of low G Worth Clears. Nothing wrong with the stock strings, just wanted to try something different.
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    And then there is the double blind test where in...

    And then there is the double blind test where in addition to the conditions listed above the listener doesn't know which ukulele is being played or when the ukulele is switched to another ukulele.
  24. Thread: Out of Africa

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    Welcome to the UU forum!!

    Welcome to the UU forum!!
  25. Thread: Help needed!

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    I find that keeping the neck closer to a 45...

    I find that keeping the neck closer to a 45 degree angle helps my wrist and forearm stay in line. Dropping the neck towards horizontal bends my wrist making barres harder to hold.
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