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  1. When I add a video, first I upload it to YouTube,...

    When I add a video, first I upload it to YouTube, then click the second to last icon above the reply box "Insert Video" which brings up a window to enter the YouTube link.

    This is Michael Kohan in...
  2. Thread: Mims Ukes

    by kohanmike
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    I certainly understand what Mim had to do, makes...

    I certainly understand what Mim had to do, makes good business sense. Six years ago I called her about choosing a uke with very specific requirements, cutaway, electronics, good projection and...
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    I found that any capo that sticks down gets in...

    I found that any capo that sticks down gets in the way of my hand when playing, so I looked for one the sticks up, a Kyser Quick-Change Capo for banjos, ukuleles, it's the most out of the way one...
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    My best answer to you is PUT ON STRAP BUTTONS....

    My best answer to you is PUT ON STRAP BUTTONS. They don't harm the uke or lower its value, in fact, they enhance the value. I've added buttons to many ukes, including my custom made ones. They make...
  5. Thread: Long stalls.

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    The hanging keeps happening so I realized since I...

    The hanging keeps happening so I realized since I have Keyboard Maestro, a macro app that automates actions, I created a macro that when I touch F5 in Safari, it quits, relaunches it, pastes and goes...
  6. I install two strap buttons all the time, no...

    I install two strap buttons all the time, no problem what-so-ever, and it makes playing so much more comfortable. I tried having one button, but the other end on the head was very uncomfortable for...
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    Thanks Nickie. I'm a photographer so I look for...

    Thanks Nickie. I'm a photographer so I look for good lighting conditions and I keep the background very simple, in this case I put the instrument on my living room floor a bit away from my balcony...
  8. You're going to have try a bunch of different...

    You're going to have try a bunch of different sounds to find the one that sounds good to you. Using YouTube is a good starting point to learn about different sounds. When I play bass uke with my...
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    Very nice Rob, man after my own heart because I...

    Very nice Rob, man after my own heart because I had something similar done to a Chinese knockoff Ric FireGlo 325 22.5" scale guitar like John Lennon used (his was black). I converted it to a bass...
  10. Yes, as does my bass ukes/mini bass guitars. I...

    Yes, as does my bass ukes/mini bass guitars. I play bass with my group on Zoom twice a week, and before the pandemic, I kept my hand in the uke playing with a group of acoustic players in a park for...
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    I have the cutaway recommended to me by Mim about...

    I have the cutaway recommended to me by Mim about 6 years ago. It's one of my best sounding and playing ukes, it's usually my go to gig uke.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove...
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    These are the settings in Zoom to improve music....

    These are the settings in Zoom to improve music.

    http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Zoom audio music.jpg
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    Great stuff here, right on, coming from another...

    Great stuff here, right on, coming from another Baby Boomer and a child of Holocaust survivors (Auschwitz, Maidonic and Bergen-Belsen). I have no problem what-so-ever wearing a mask, it's totally...
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    There will be an inoculation for the virus, which...

    There will be an inoculation for the virus, which will allow us to go back to the way it was, in the mean time, I'm not having a problem staying home or wearing a mask and keeping social distance...
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    Yes, The CC Strummers, and there's actually two...

    Yes, The CC Strummers, and there's actually two of us playing bass uke, works out fine, especially when one of us can't make rehearsals or a gig.

    We do the children's hospital in conjunction with...
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    My sweet spot is 23" scale for a bass uke. I...

    My sweet spot is 23" scale for a bass uke. I found I had difficulty getting to the upper frets of my 21" scale acoustic bass ukes, even with cutaway, because I have nerve damage in my neck from...
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    I think the amp has a lot to do with the sound,...

    I think the amp has a lot to do with the sound, but different strings do contribute to the overall sound. I really don't discern a big difference between solid body and acoustic. I also think that...
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    Nice recording Kim. I use GarageBand to add a...

    Nice recording Kim. I use GarageBand to add a bass track to the Zoom audio recording of a new song the leader brings to our twice a week sessions, which I post to my site so all 60 members of my...
  19. Thread: Club Shirts

    by kohanmike
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    The leader of my group specifically says NOT to...

    The leader of my group specifically says NOT to wear matching shirts, but any Hawaiian shirt is OK. I have three that I rotate through when we do gigs. We do all have cover inserts for the front and...
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    I signed in at 2:09 PM Pacific, over half an our...

    I signed in at 2:09 PM Pacific, over half an our late, got in at 2:17.

    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12...
  21. A couple months ago as I was surfing eBay tenor...

    A couple months ago as I was surfing eBay tenor ukes, I saw an absolutely beautifully designed one from Bruce Wei Arts in Vietnam, who has made me a few ukes in the last 5-6 years. I asked if he...
  22. Thread: U Bass ???

    by kohanmike
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    If you're posting the photo from a smart phone,...

    If you're posting the photo from a smart phone, you need to rotate it with a photo app after shooting because with the phone upright, it actually saves the photo sideways.
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    Canvas X Draw used to do that, but in the latest...

    Canvas X Draw used to do that, but in the latest version they fixed it, but each text line is separate because of the chord diagrams.
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    The app is Preview, which replaces Acrobat...

    The app is Preview, which replaces Acrobat Reader. Not only can view and save PDFs, it also handles JPG, TIFF, PNG, and other bitmap images. It does markup and can insert saved signatures into a PDF....
  25. That's exactly the same thing that happened to me...

    That's exactly the same thing that happened to me 6 years ago on a one week old Kala solid cedar top tenor. The drop cracked the finish on the front side of the lower bout top edge, and the top...
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