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  1. I totally agree with merlin666; plus it's hard to...

    I totally agree with merlin666; plus it's hard to compare the kind of wood unless they are identical except for that. I've heard laminates that sound very good & solid instruments that didn't. ...
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    Guess I'm the exception cuz I have ZERO ukes. ...

    Guess I'm the exception cuz I have ZERO ukes. However, I have 2 classical guitars; an el cheapo Terada bought in 1977 for $100. The second one, is a bit better. Use the Terada when playing...
  3. Mike, you have virtually all kinds of solid body...

    Mike, you have virtually all kinds of solid body bass shapes covered!! How do you rotate playing time with all of these instruments? Also, how do you store 'em?

    Oh wait, just figured that you...
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    Hi Uncle Rod! Now you have a couple of Outdoor...

    Hi Uncle Rod! Now you have a couple of Outdoor ukuleles. Sent you a private message.

    Happy New Year (& keep warm)
    Keith
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    dcuttler, have to admit, your guitar is the...

    dcuttler, have to admit, your guitar is the exception.

    If you glanced at photos of a Cordoba ($130), Takamine Hirade H5 ($900) & Yamaha GC82 ($10k), they all have basically the same design...
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    gochugogi, you sure have some interesting looking...

    gochugogi, you sure have some interesting looking guitars! Do the oval sound holes affect the sound? The black one is especially striking.
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    Why Classical Guitars look alike

    I traded my Merida classical guitar in for a Suzuki SCG-200 yesterday. It has a solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Rosewood back & sides. The Merida looked nicer, but didn't sound nearly as good.
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    We used to have some recordings on cassette tapes...

    We used to have some recordings on cassette tapes but have no idea where they are. Don't have any working cassette players anymore! 😆 Seems like as the years go by, the better we (think) that we...
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    Dave, thanks for posting. Brought back memories...

    Dave, thanks for posting. Brought back memories - our rock group used to play this song. (also stuff like White Wedding, Saved by Zero & Rock n Roll)
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    One of my friends suggested Green Green Grass of...

    One of my friends suggested Green Green Grass of Home as a wedding song! (He hadn't listened to the lyrics & liked the music.)
  11. H Wow, she really had some bad luck with the...

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    Wow, she really had some bad luck with the U-basses. Hope these issues can be resolved.

    I have an iRig Acoustic Stage. It sounds really good, easy to mount & the feedback killer button works...
  12. Sharpshin, you mentioned that your friend's Kala...

    Sharpshin, you mentioned that your friend's Kala fretless performs ok. Was wondering why he has a similar instrument as a back up? Does he typically have problems with his main bass?

    It would...
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    Crazy - 2nd best version ever!

    This is one of the best versions that I've ever heard of this classic song. The vocals & guitar playing are simply amazing!

    https://youtu.be/An-PQEAxsF8
  14. Thread: Xmas wishes...

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    Dave, good to hear that you're back! Missed...

    Dave, good to hear that you're back! Missed your always interesting & entertaining videos. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Take care,
    Keith
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    Good choice with the Rumble 40. My friend has...

    Good choice with the Rumble 40. My friend has the Bass RX & the 40 is only a little heavier, but can play much louder, plus you can hook it up to a PA system via its' XLR connection. It replaced my...
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    Guitars are definitely harder for beginners to...

    Guitars are definitely harder for beginners to play. Believe that's one reason.

    Ukulele groups tend to have a wide range of abilities, from total beginners to those that are pretty good. With...
  17. Thread: Ievan Polkka

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    Dave, Was surprised that you can read & write...

    Dave,

    Was surprised that you can read & write Japanese! I went to Japanese language school after regular school for 6 years but fooled around & barely learned anything. Thot I'd never use it -...
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    Great job with this rocking Bryan Adams song! ...

    Great job with this rocking Bryan Adams song! Hadn't heard this in a long time - brought back memories.
  19. Thread: Bass & singing

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    I saw some videos on YouTube about a kanikapila...

    I saw some videos on YouTube about a kanikapila at Na Mea at ward center. A couple of my uke group members went before & told me thereís no written music. Iím not so hot at playing by ear nowdays,...
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    I play a classical guitar & never had a string...

    I play a classical guitar & never had a string break. I did have some start to unravel but could see the wear on the string + the intonation was off by that time. Was just being lazy when I knew I...
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    The Takamine would be a good choice. Several of...

    The Takamine would be a good choice. Several of my friends have hybrid nylon cutaway Takamines (Santa Fe?) that are similar. They sound good with or without an amp.

    I hadn't played a steel...
  22. Thread: Lately on piano

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    Happened to be looking through this section &...

    Happened to be looking through this section & found you video. Great job!! Didn't know you were such a good piano player - it's one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs.

    Regards,
    Keith
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    I'm too lazy to take lessons, but have friends...

    I'm too lazy to take lessons, but have friends that had great teachers.

    Ohta-San taught two of my friends from UKE groups. He sold one of his older ukes to one of them.

    Jake taught two of my...
  24. A mixer might be good since she would be able to...

    A mixer might be good since she would be able to control the volume of each source. An amp with several channels would also work. Another way is to use two amps, one for the piezo & one for the...
  25. Thread: Bass & singing

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    Didn't know that A Taste of Honey's lead singer...

    Didn't know that A Taste of Honey's lead singer also played bass. Can't imagine playing that funky bass line + singing lead!

    https://youtu.be/zcVwjg6ko6o
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