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  1. Is this still for sale? Thanks.

    Is this still for sale? Thanks.
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    Yeah pics are always nice. I bought my Flea new a...

    Yeah pics are always nice. I bought my Flea new a long time ago, but I played it a lot and wore a shiny spot on the flat lava paint they put on them, so I put a coat of flat black on it. I have often...
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    Didn't you have a purple flea? What kind of...

    Didn't you have a purple flea? What kind of pickup does your fluke have? I've got a concert Flea (Lava) I've had a long time, with original Flea Bag, but its got no pickup. See my profile
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    Great job as usual, John. I love those oldies.

    Great job as usual, John. I love those oldies.
  5. Just to close the loop on this thread, thanks for...

    Just to close the loop on this thread, thanks for all the thoughts. I decided to go with acrylic. Yesterday, I did my first one with a kit I had bought at a beauty supply store before I posted my...
  6. Two reasons: 1. I intend to do them myself,...

    Two reasons:

    1. I intend to do them myself, rather than going to a salon. The gels look simpler to apply.

    2. I’ve played with a variety of finger picks including Alaska, Fred Kelly and...
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    I’ve got one of each on my 2 tenors. When I had a...

    I’ve got one of each on my 2 tenors. When I had a soprano, I even had a low G on it for most of the time. Did I say I like to play a nice bass line?
    I think it depends on the song. I’m paraphrasing...
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    Nice voice, Dave. My band performs mostly for...

    Nice voice, Dave. My band performs mostly for senior centers and nursing homes. There is a lot of advantage to having a crowd who canít really hear or remember us lol
  9. Are Gel Fingernails strong enough for vigorous strumming?

    I have decided to take the plunge and try out fake nails to replace my brittle index finger on my strumming hand. I think I have read most (if not all) of the threads on this, but still have a...
  10. Red cedar sounds great, but it dents if you look...

    Red cedar sounds great, but it dents if you look at it too hard.
  11. Sorry about the mailbox. I haven’t hung around...

    Sorry about the mailbox. I haven’t hung around here in a long time lol. All cleared out now. Sent you a PM.
  12. I’ve got a red cedar Mainland baritone in great...

    I’ve got a red cedar Mainland baritone in great shape except for a couple of dings in the lower bout (don’t ask lol). Great tone. I’ll let it go for $175. PM me if interested, and I’ll get some pics....
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    It really depends on what you want to do with...

    It really depends on what you want to do with your instrument(s). I started with a tenor uke about 7 years ago. I wanted it mostly to accompany my voice. Feeling a need for more bass, which is really...
  14. Of all the Ukes I've bought and sold, the SK-35G...

    Of all the Ukes I've bought and sold, the SK-35G is one of the few I regret selling. Its a beautiful instrument.
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    Until I upgraded to my 2017 iPad, I had an old...

    Until I upgraded to my 2017 iPad, I had an old iPad 2 that ran OnSong and my 700 chord sheets with no problem. You can pick those old iPad 2s up most days for less than $80. So.. if you don't want to...
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    I always liked my Eleuke jazz tenor, and am kind...

    I always liked my Eleuke jazz tenor, and am kind of sad I sold it. It was one of the older models, so no problems with QC. I see the new Peanuts are being advertised heavily again, but I don't know...
  17. Nice looking uke.

    Nice looking uke.
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    I know this is an old thread, but thought I would...

    I know this is an old thread, but thought I would share my experiences. I am in a Uke-Guitar-Ubass trio. I use a Nook HD+ android tablet with Chordinator Augmented software, and the other two guys...
  19. As far as people who aren't ukers I meet go, I...

    As far as people who aren't ukers I meet go, I would say that the most common acknowledgement of famous players is probably still Iz. They don't always get his name right, but they do associate ukes...
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    I generally call mine by their brand name,...

    I generally call mine by their brand name, followed by the size or other characteristic. In other words, there is ny Lanikai tenor, my Mainland baritone, Kala Ubass, etc.
  21. I agree with Wafarer that most people under 40...

    I agree with Wafarer that most people under 40 have never heard of Tiny Tim, and I would probably extend it to 50. I am 65, so I remember him. I am not sure whether Tiny Tim did more damage to the...
  22. Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
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    What the heck is fret tampering?

    What the heck is fret tampering?
  24. A Little Jimmy Buffett Slide Show Homage - Lanikai STEQ

    Goofing around last night on my Lanikai STEQ tenor. Played and sang acoustically about 2 feet in front of my Tascam DR05 handheld recorder.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBsqS_0mnic
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    It (trying to speed up cooking) doesn't work when...

    It (trying to speed up cooking) doesn't work when I cook either, and I can't tell you how much garlic bread i've burned turning my back on the broiler for a few seconds.
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