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    WElcome aboard,friend! You will like it here....

    WElcome aboard,friend! You will like it here....
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    I have posted before, that although I have played...

    I have posted before, that although I have played all of the available scale sizes, and have owned most of them at one time or another, I have ultimately decided that soprano is the one for me. As...
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    My Rob Collins Meranti Soprano is my absolute...

    My Rob Collins Meranti Soprano is my absolute favourite of my small collection. I had met Rob a couple of times, but I actually got that uke from him at one of the 'Snowdonia Ukulele Gatherings'...
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    An obvious solution if the string tends to...

    An obvious solution if the string tends to 'stick' is that you may be fretting harder or more firmly than you need to? I suffered this for ages when I started until I learned to relax and just use...
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    I cured my B/U of such behaviour by using an old...

    I cured my B/U of such behaviour by using an old camera strap; it clips on easily at the soundbox end, and I found a way of fixing it to the headstock.
  6. Thread: Today's Chuckle

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    I used to play triangle in a reggae band. I sat...

    I used to play triangle in a reggae band. I sat next to the drummer an 'ting....
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    Poll: See my signature for my answer! I do own two...

    See my signature for my answer! I do own two concert scale instruments.and one sopranino too. But for me, soprano takes it every time!
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    I only travel within my country,do not fly...

    I only travel within my country,do not fly anywhere.For those trips, my Makala Dolphin fits the bill.
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    A friend of mine runs a childrens ukulele group...

    A friend of mine runs a childrens ukulele group and he finds that most of his 'members' are about eight or nine years old to begin with. They have the strength to hold down the chords and the mental...
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    Give it a wipe down with a dry cloth after...

    Give it a wipe down with a dry cloth after playing,at least twice a week.Otherwise,you are good to go!
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    I do not use straps on my two sopranos or my...

    I do not use straps on my two sopranos or my sopranino;I do however use them for my home made resonator concert scale,and my concert scale B/U.This is purely because the latter two are quite heavy...
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    I have four wooden ukuleles, and one B/U. Of the...

    I have four wooden ukuleles, and one B/U. Of the four, one is a self built resonator, and one is a sopranino.
  13. Thread: Great luthiers?

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    I second that maryagn3s, I have a Rob Collins...

    I second that maryagn3s, I have a Rob Collins soprano that is the cream of my (smallish) crop!
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    Hello from a few miles down the road!

    Hello from a few miles down the road!
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    I play because I simply love music.Many kinds....

    I play because I simply love music.Many kinds. After almost fifty years being a competent but hardly original guitarist, I simply bought a cheapie painted Mahalo that caught my eye in our local music...
  16. I cannot read music, and have only a basic...

    I cannot read music, and have only a basic knowledge of music theory; but the main thing with a uke (for me!) is having fun and singing loads of old favourites. Especially with a bunch of like minded...
  17. Thread: Bad spelling

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    As I said to a sick Teacher I knew,...

    As I said to a sick Teacher I knew, 'There,Their,They're'. It made him feel a bit better!
  18. Thread: your 1st song

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    Probably 'Ain't She Sweet' or 'Five Foot Two'....

    Probably 'Ain't She Sweet' or 'Five Foot Two'. Long time ago though so memory may be faulty!
  19. Thread: Hi from Mexico!

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Greetings from Derbyshire!

    Greetings from Derbyshire!
  21. Hi Tony, good to 'see you' back! I have been on...

    Hi Tony, good to 'see you' back! I have been on here for a good few years,although I have had to re-register a couple of times owing to loss of password etc for varied reasons! So obviously I have...
  22. Thread: Giving Advice

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    I always refuse to help someone decide which is...

    I always refuse to help someone decide which is the 'best' uke for them; I think it is purely subjective,and that one persons 'ideal' instrument, would be disliked by the next person! I will advise...
  23. Thread: New on board

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome aboard! Pull up a Ukulele and relax....

    Welcome aboard! Pull up a Ukulele and relax....
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    Poll: Not a fan. I personally like a plain looking...

    Not a fan. I personally like a plain looking (but good sounding!) instrument.
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