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  1. I've had good experiences with zZounds (correct...

    I've had good experiences with zZounds (correct spelling), might be a COVID temporary difficulty.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    8 tenor cutaway ukes,...
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    Very nice, congrats. I discovered Fanner exactly...

    Very nice, congrats. I discovered Fanner exactly two years ago and had him make me a 23" scale Gibson SG EB-0 mini bass guitar of solid African mahogany for $800 including shipping to Los Angeles...
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    That's very odd, the grain seems to cross over...

    That's very odd, the grain seems to cross over the line. I can't figure out why that would be. I don't see that on any of the ones shown on the web site. Seems a little deceptive to me. I had a...
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    Can you post some photos? I'm curious.

    Can you post some photos? I'm curious.
  5. New Bass Day - Custom Bruce Wei Arts carved archtop bass uke.

    Here's my latest custom bass uke made by Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam. I saw a tenor uke of this design on his eBay store and asked if he could make it as a 23" scale bass uke. He said yes for $800...
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    As I mentioned on the UBass Freaks Facebook...

    As I mentioned on the UBass Freaks Facebook group, very nice work.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    8 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid...
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    Good deal, how much was it? Looks like they're...

    Good deal, how much was it? Looks like they're only available from sellers outside the US.
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    I saw those at NAMM a couple of years ago....

    I saw those at NAMM a couple of years ago. Checking the web I see they cost over $600. The new Kala Galli 23" flatwound steel with nylon core work perfectly on my magnetic pickup mini basses, they...
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    I talked to my bass teacher at McCabe's Guitar...

    I talked to my bass teacher at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica this past week (in business since 1948 and has been one of the most important showcases for performers since then). He's one of the...
  10. The more figured the wood, the more I like it. ...

    The more figured the wood, the more I like it.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    8 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14...
  11. Neglected to mention it was only $800 including...

    Neglected to mention it was only $800 including express shipping to Los Angeles.



    Thanks, I relish in Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I’m going to be on the a ukulele podcast OokTown Sunday at 12...
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    I played guitar for almost 50 years before I took...

    I played guitar for almost 50 years before I took up the ukulele in 2013. I still had the first brand new guitar I bought in 1975, an Ovation Applause 6 string acoustic. After a year of only playing...
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    Got it George. I have all my digital files...

    Got it George.

    I have all my digital files backed up, both locally and remote so I can always access them, even with power outages because I have not only a battery UPS, but two battery/inverters...
  14. Beautiful little carved uke. I've had a few...

    Beautiful little carved uke. I've had a few custom ukes made by Bruce, very happy with them. This is the latest also carved, a 22.75" scale bass uke, carved solid spruce top, carved solid walnut and...
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    When I first started playing uke July of 2013 and...

    When I first started playing uke July of 2013 and joined Cali Rose and The CC Strummers, I put all her song sheets on paper in a 3 ring binder. Within about 3 months, it was getting so thick, I...
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    Yes, those the ones. I don't at all like the zing...

    Yes, those the ones. I don't at all like the zing sound round wounds make, plus, they did make some noise on the frets as well. The black tape wound I mentioned did unwind when I cut them, so instead...
  17. When I first started playing ukulele in June of...

    When I first started playing ukulele in June of 2013 when I retired, I bought one to attend the first Los Angeles Music Center Ukulele Play-Along. I was so captured by it after having played guitar...
  18. Thread: archtoppery

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    I'm always amazed at the timing of posts that...

    I'm always amazed at the timing of posts that coincide with what's happening with me. I'm having two archtop bass ukes being made. One by Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam, and another by someone I recently...
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    Being a member of a seniors uke with most over...

    Being a member of a seniors uke with most over the age of 70 and first time playing any instrument, I'm constantly asked to help tune their uke because they know I played guitar for almost 50 years....
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    I've been posting that Talk Bass fix for a few...

    I've been posting that Talk Bass fix for a few years now, I've done it to 4-5 of my basses with that kind of saddle, works perfectly. It's not that hard to do.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los...
  21. I also agree that lower priced ukes are not an...

    I also agree that lower priced ukes are not an investment, especially a Vorson, I had one and ultimately didn't have a use for a solid body electric steel string, so I sold it just a few weeks later...
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    There's no such thing as shrinking your stomach,...

    There's no such thing as shrinking your stomach, fasting for so long is really bad for your body. Also, those processed pre-packaged foods are high in salt, which retains water, and artificial...
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    Discord is not a forum, it's a chat room. I...

    Discord is not a forum, it's a chat room. I lasted about 20 minutes then dumped it. As long as UU is around, it's my one and only ukulele forum.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove...
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    I've actually had junior guitars converted to...

    I've actually had junior guitars converted to bass, from 22" to 24" scale. The Fanner from South Africa and and the carved Bruce Wei full customs ran $800 dollars each including shipping. There are...
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    Bill is making a lot of assumptions about...

    Bill is making a lot of assumptions about dave.howe, first, Dave never mentioned a custom, and "...when you know absolutely nothing about playing or owning ukuleles," how did you discern that from...
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