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    I don't live in the UK. I live in Wisconsin where...

    I don't live in the UK. I live in Wisconsin where the spring and summers can be downright muggy, and the very cold winters dryer than the Sahara--literally.

    All of my ukuleles are solid wood. Some...
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    Fun uke! It's a real attention-getter. I...

    Fun uke! It's a real attention-getter.

    I doubt you could play a sad song on it. Only happy light-hearted numbers. :D

    I hope it sounds as bright and open as it looks. Enjoy!

    You might have...
  3. Thread: Hi everybody!

    by Kenn2018
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    Hello HelenaHB! Welcome to the UU Forum. It's...

    Hello HelenaHB! Welcome to the UU Forum. It's terrific that you are beginning your journey into ukulele playing.

    I hope you are enjoying it. It's a fun instrument to play.
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    We know that the neck and by way of extension,...

    We know that the neck and by way of extension, the fretboard vibrate when you play your uke. (Otherwise, your Snark tuner would not work.)

    But does that influence the sound you hear? I seriously...
  5. Thread: 1 week in

    by Kenn2018
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    Welcome Heady. Thanks for your service as a...

    Welcome Heady. Thanks for your service as a teacher. I tried being an instructor in college, but it wasn't for me.

    It's great that you and your youngest enjoy playing together. Great way to bond...
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    Welcome DaniT. I'm staggered by the variety of...

    Welcome DaniT. I'm staggered by the variety of instruments you play. I hope you find the ukulele to be interesting and fun for you. Enjoy.
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    Shows you what I know. Interesting. Thanks for...

    Shows you what I know. Interesting. Thanks for letting me know.
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    I am amazed by Chuck Moore's skills at creating...

    I am amazed by Chuck Moore's skills at creating inlays to embellish his ukuleles. I am also continuously amazed at Chuck's beautiful uke designs that consistently sound wonderful. Like all artists,...
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    Basically, some songs sound great on a banjolele,...

    Basically, some songs sound great on a banjolele, some don't. Some uke clubs have been known to ban them because they are so loud. Most don't have a problem with them, especially if you play it...
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    [QUOTE=Ukecaster;2281566] There are many...

    There are many factors that go into the bracing used in uke design. You can have different shapes, thicknesses, lengths, arrays and locations of the bracing pieces. Yet still be an X or Fan or...
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    I don't think it's a Moon Bird if it has a cedar...

    I don't think it's a Moon Bird if it has a cedar top. The Moon Bird designation refers to the type of Swiss Spruce they use for the top. But, maybe things have changed since I last looked at their...
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    Merlin666, A suggestion, Scotch Tape, or any...

    Merlin666,

    A suggestion, Scotch Tape, or any other brand, will start to ooze the adhesive. It doesn't take long. It will ruin the finish of your uke. It's why scrapbookers and photo archivers...
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    I had the Ohana TK-50G and it was very nice. It...

    I had the Ohana TK-50G and it was very nice. It was a big step up from my Fender Nohea all-laminate tenor. I bought it from a music store in the next town. It played well. Sounded very good, not the...
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    Welcome to the UU Forum Mak33. It's a fun journey...

    Welcome to the UU Forum Mak33. It's a fun journey your have begun.

    Some good info for players just starting out are:
    Member Choirguy's blog http://ukestuff.info
    Barry Maz's website...
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    Wanting to put some structure in my practicing, I...

    Wanting to put some structure in my practicing, I decided to go ahead and take his course. I like is teaching style and I like his book. So, here I go. 15 minutes a day...

    Thanks for posting the...
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    The biggest gamble(s) I have taken were: I was...

    The biggest gamble(s) I have taken were:

    I was still pretty new to ukulele when I bought a Kanile'a K1-T on Ebay. It had blonde koa, which was quite different and I really liked it. It had been...
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    That is a stunner ripock. I can see why you are...

    That is a stunner ripock. I can see why you are so pleased with it.
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    Is this as bright as I imagine it is? Beautiful Maple.

    Almost makes me wish I played soprano. GLWS
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    To be honest, I don't really care which kind of...

    To be honest, I don't really care which kind of bridge the tenor has. Some are a little more fiddly than others, but none of them are difficult. With practice, all of them become second nature to...
  20. Just the fact that we're talking about the name...

    Just the fact that we're talking about the name means the branding has had an effect. (Whether good or bad is up to each person.)

    It's better than a lot of the misspellings that are used today to...
  21. "Papa Gnu came home from work and mama Gnu...

    "Papa Gnu came home from work and mama Gnu complained that Junior had misbehaved. I need you to discipline him!

    I’m sorry, he replied, you are going to have to paddle your own gun."

    Well! Auto...
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    I agree, the X-brace seemed to have a richer...

    I agree, the X-brace seemed to have a richer voice. Maybe a little more low end than the fan. Came across as a little louder. A touch more sustain. But it might have been a bit muddier as a result....
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    I'd have to hear a mahogany side koa top to...

    I'd have to hear a mahogany side koa top to decide if I liked the sound. I'm kind of surprised that you would put another hard wood on the top. How does that affect the hog body sound? Does it warm...
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    Instead of a knot, I use a bead at the end of the...

    Instead of a knot, I use a bead at the end of the string.

    I do this because I play fluorocarbon strings and the A and High-g strings are very thin. Even with a stopper knot they will sometimes...
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    Interview with Rob Collins of Tinguitar

    Written article/interview with Rob Collins. About his background and instruments.

    https://www.hebdenbridge.co.uk/The-Interview/rob-collins.html
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