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    Everyone is different. Way back when, after I had...

    Everyone is different. Way back when, after I had been playing guitar (self-taught) for around 20 years, I took a couple of lessons.

    I don't read standard notation (okay, I can find middle C on a...
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    Look for a nunes-style uke, with wooden pegs (or...

    Look for a nunes-style uke, with wooden pegs (or replace the existing pegs with wooden tuning pegs.)131729
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    I think Gold Tone makes mini 5-strings as well....

    I think Gold Tone makes mini 5-strings as well. Nowhere near the quality you'd get from Aaron, but nowhere near the price, either.
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    Yeah, after the 6th one broke on me, I ditched...

    Yeah, after the 6th one broke on me, I ditched them and went to D'Addario/Planet Waves Micros. I have had exactly one of those go bad, and it was replaced within 3 days.

    I look forward to your...
  5. If only they were the same melody!

    If only they were the same melody!
  6. I was laid off October 2 when my school district,...

    I was laid off October 2 when my school district, anticipating even more loss of state aid, closed half of the buildings and laid off 423 people. Then the Department of Labor, for some inexplicable...
  7. 1) become gainfully employed again. 2) play with...

    1) become gainfully employed again.
    2) play with other people again.
    3) Start performing in public again.
  8. Thread: movie

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    Rosemary's Baby. And I don't know why I went...

    Rosemary's Baby.


    And I don't know why I went to see it, but Nightmare on Elm Street gave me chills... As much for the reason Freddie existed, as for what he had done to get there, and how he was...
  9. Thread: Giant Redwoods

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    Sounds awfully familiar...

    Sounds awfully familiar...
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    Thanks for that, John. I still vividly remember...

    Thanks for that, John. I still vividly remember when Jim and Maury died in the plane crash - I was in high school, and he was one of my favorite performers. The up-tempo stuff is terrific, but Time...
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    I have a Crossrock case for one of mine, and a...

    I have a Crossrock case for one of mine, and a Gator case for the other. I know Uke Crazy hard shell cases are available in tweed - I have one of my Ohana Concert models in one.


    -Kurt
  12. I've got 2 of the Soprano sized Vita Ukes - the...

    I've got 2 of the Soprano sized Vita Ukes - the Mahogany Laminate, which I won, and the Rosewood Laminate, which I bought from a UU member.

    I won the first one around 2010-2011 from Making Music...
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    I found them on eBay.

    I found them on eBay.
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    But is it still in operation? The latest posting...

    But is it still in operation? The latest posting looks to be 2012.

    -Kurt
  15. Depends on the day - for my voice, that is. ...

    Depends on the day - for my voice, that is.

    Used to be C, then in the late winter/early spring, I lost my bass voice. Just... gone. So it is now mostly F for singing, with an occasional E or A....
  16. Oh, I'm one of Ledward's fans, but I was laid off...

    Oh, I'm one of Ledward's fans, but I was laid off from my school district on October 2, and haven't gotten an unemployment check yet. No new instruments in my future. Good luck with the sale - I'd...
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    Rick Riordan has done many Young Adult books...

    Rick Riordan has done many Young Adult books using mythology as the background - the most popular the Percy Jackson series (Lightning Thief) which used Greek Mythology. There are also Norse, Roman,...
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    I think of Syracuse as Central NY; To me, Upstate...

    I think of Syracuse as Central NY; To me, Upstate is North of Lake George. (I'm in Schenectady).

    Welcome Aboard.
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    So,your time was worth nothing? I disagree....

    So,your time was worth nothing?


    I disagree. This cost, at pre-tip waiting table rates, at least $200 to make. Assuming you only put 15 hours into it.



    -Kurt
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    This is interesting - I look at my hands...

    This is interesting - I look at my hands sometimes... usually when I'm playing just a melody - but often have issues when I do that, so I tried something else, and I'm a little mystified...

    When I...
  21. Thread: Uke Wanted

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    Have her call Mim, Uke Republic, or HMS. She...

    Have her call Mim, Uke Republic, or HMS.

    She needs to shoulder the burden herself.

    -Kurt
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    A few years back, a friend's wife called me and...

    A few years back, a friend's wife called me and asked for help finding a ukulele for her husband - she wanted to surprise him for his birthday.

    We talked about price range, and a coupe of other...
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    Good Grief!

    Good Grief!
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    So what are you up to, Jerry - Have you hit 100...

    So what are you up to, Jerry - Have you hit 100 yet?
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    Thoracic Pump

    Thoracic Pump
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