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  1. Thread: Nud :d

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    According to the Pono information on the Ukulele...

    According to the Pono information on the Ukulele Resources page on the HMS theukulelesite.com site, Noa started Pono Ukuleles in 2001 to make a more affordable Ko'olau quality ukulele. I suspect that...
  2. Great wood combination. I have have a tenor...

    Great wood combination. I have have a tenor Spruce/Rosewood Pono that sounds wonderful.

    Best of luck with your surgery. Do your PT. It's just as important.
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    Most players tend to speed up while playing....

    Most players tend to speed up while playing. Especially when performing.

    On open mike nights at out uke club most of the performers begin to go faster as they play and sing. (Nervousness and...
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    The concept reminds me of a gun rack. Mount your...

    The concept reminds me of a gun rack. Mount your Outdoor uke in the back window of your pickup truck.

    One hook/arm would have to be wide enough to fit the body, while the other a narrower hook on...
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    I think I will get a "traditional" metronome....

    I think I will get a "traditional" metronome. That makes sense to me.

    I have a Kliq metronome/tuner and I have never warmed to it. But some people love it. It has both a light and a beep tone for...
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    I generally have low setups on my tenors. So,...

    I generally have low setups on my tenors. So, fingerstyle works a little better for me over the soundhole. That's where my hand goes naturally to pick.

    Strumming, I still play on the portion of...
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    I bought a used 2017 Loprinzi FM-Custom Mahogany...

    I bought a used 2017 Loprinzi FM-Custom Mahogany tenor not too long ago here on the UU Marketplace. I like it very much. In fact I took it to the GMUG festival this weekend and was asked by several...
  8. Thread: 3 Martins + 1

    by Kenn2018
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    You do great work Dave. Not only do you...

    You do great work Dave.

    Not only do you restore wonderful older Martin ukuleles, but you then sell them at a price that most players can afford. So they can experience their great sound and...
  9. Thread: Scary Moment

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    Professional athletes use a technique of...

    Professional athletes use a technique of visualizing their event with a successful performance and outcome. They close their eyes and form a movie of themselves properly executing a play, shot, lap...
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    Oh! A 2001 movie reference. Love it. I use...

    Oh! A 2001 movie reference. Love it.

    I use colored luggage tags. Name of the uke visible. My contact information inside. But then, I don't keep all of them in cases. Most are on uke stands in...
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    I believe one of our UU members wound up with it.

    I believe one of our UU members wound up with it.
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    Sounded great! Way to go. :shaka: I have not...

    Sounded great! Way to go. :shaka:

    I have not yet had that epiphany. But I'm working towards it.

    I'm envious.
  13. Thread: Rough night.

    by Kenn2018
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    Thanks for posting that. I had not heard it...

    Thanks for posting that. I had not heard it before.

    Both men had very different, yet immediately identifiable singing voices. They blended perfectly in this song. Awesome!
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    I have a 2018 all-mahogany Martin 1T IZ tenor. It...

    I have a 2018 all-mahogany Martin 1T IZ tenor. It sold for about $1700 new. I like it. It sounds rally good, and it is loud. Really projects. Easy to play.

    Is it better than my 2016, all-Koa...
  15. Thread: Rough night.

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    I enjoy Christmas music—to a point. My wife can...

    I enjoy Christmas music—to a point. My wife can listen to them for months. I get tired of them after a while because of the monotony. (Which is one of the reasons I enjoy listening to jazz versions...
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    I use the Boveda Packs. They also make the...

    I use the Boveda Packs. They also make the D'Addario Paks. The 49% Guitar Packs keep the hard case at around 45% RH ± 3%. I cut the saddle bag covers in two and use a single pack either inside the...
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    This is an article about humidifying that was in...

    This is an article about humidifying that was in Ukulele Magazine in February, 2017. It's written by Andrew Kitakis from HMS:
    ...
  18. Thread: Scary Moment

    by Kenn2018
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    Way to go. Yes that would be a little...

    Way to go. Yes that would be a little intimidating. But you got through it. :shaka:
  19. Okay, I'll ask: "What is Incense Cedar?" It...

    Okay, I'll ask: "What is Incense Cedar?"

    It makes me imagine that the wood was cured in a 'Headshop.' (That's what we called them in Ohio in the 60s & 70s. Places that sold rolling papers, bongs,...
  20. Thread: 11.11.11

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    Without trying to sound like a character from...

    Without trying to sound like a character from Forest Gump; There have been many, many soldiers, sailors and airmen in my family. Since before the colonies became states.

    My Great, Great...
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    Good song. There was a show on TV recently about...

    Good song. There was a show on TV recently about the Edmund Fitzgerald and what led to the sinking. I don't remember which channel. Worth watching.

    Thanks for posting this. It does bring back...
  22. That's a really good price for one of these....

    That's a really good price for one of these. Especially if it's in like new condition.

    I bought my tenor Goodtime Banjouke for $579.
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    If you go to the D'Addario website, they show...

    If you go to the D'Addario website, they show their ukulele strings in a spectrum from brightest to warmest. It will give you a starting point to find what you want.
    ...
  24. Anyone Going to the Great Minnestota Uke Gathering Next Week?

    Is anyone here going to the GMUG Uke Festival and MN Bluegrass Jam next weekend in Minneapolis? November 15, 16 & 17.

    Well technically, it's at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth,...
  25. Thread: Rough night.

    by Kenn2018
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    One way to combat the Christmas Songs blahs, I...

    One way to combat the Christmas Songs blahs, I think, is to engage the audience and have them sing along. Even if you have to feed them the words.

    Interspersed with performing some new, unusual...
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