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    I have been making videos using a DSLR for years...

    I have been making videos using a DSLR for years and editing on a PC for over 25 years. I have used a Canon 7D with a mike attached but now use a Panasonic Lumix (it is far lighter to carry around)...
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    It is what works as a whole, a single element...

    It is what works as a whole, a single element will not maketh the sound, its a summation of all the elements.

    As has been mentioned balance is important and a neck that is to heavy will make the...
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    I do not see it anywhere near as useful on a Uke...

    I do not see it anywhere near as useful on a Uke as it could be on a guitar, pickup any guitar and play it and its the neck profile that either works or not. I have played many Fender Strats but I...
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    Welcome. Do checkout Risa Ukuleles They are...

    Welcome.

    Do checkout Risa Ukuleles

    They are an EU based Company that makes solid bodied Ukes with bodies like a Strat and another like a Les Paul both with electrics to match.

    Risa ST and...
  5. There is nothing to stop a few newbies getting...

    There is nothing to stop a few newbies getting together on a regular basis and collectively hiring in a teacher.

    Self help and sharing of online resources used by group individuals will aid the...
  6. Thread: Hello!

    by Col50
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    Welcome. One Uke is just not enough. Can I...

    Welcome.

    One Uke is just not enough.

    Can I suggest that when (notice I did not use the ....if ..... word) you look at Tenors you aim for a quality made instrument. You should find a Tenor OK...
  7. There are Pros & Cons in the online approach. ...

    There are Pros & Cons in the online approach.

    On the other hand I firmly believe that face to face tuition is the way to go.

    Other options?

    A visit to a local Musical Instrument Store a talk...
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    I did see a luthier based in Wales who was...

    I did see a luthier based in Wales who was selling ukes for way, way less than £4k sorry but I cannot remember who but a search may help you if you are interested.

    Auden is a UK based acoustic...
  9. Thats the way to go, there is no ego involved...

    Thats the way to go, there is no ego involved just the action of a mentor helping someone expand their musical capabilities.

    If the Township could invest in a few Ukes for use within the centre...
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    A Newbie going into a Music Store is not going to...

    A Newbie going into a Music Store is not going to buy a $2000 uke.

    They will see that for that amount of their hard earn cash the prices of iconic instruments like a Fender Stratocaster or Gibson...
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    George Harrison Roy Orbison Bob Dylan ...

    George Harrison

    Roy Orbison

    Bob Dylan

    Jeff Lynne

    Tom Petty
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    Folks pay thousands of dollars for battle scared...

    Folks pay thousands of dollars for battle scared distressed guitars and that is how they can be supplied new. So what with a few bubbles and scratches, its a badge of honour.
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    Great review. Hope they induce more people to...

    Great review.

    Hope they induce more people to take up playing a Uke, the price and no doubt the full kit will be attractive.
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    121162 Behringer 1002B $120 If you want a...

    121162

    Behringer 1002B $120

    If you want a Mixer then why not go for one with internal batteries.
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    Welcome from south of the border. Great action...

    Welcome from south of the border.

    Great action on your part joining the uke fraternity.

    Depending upon how much you wish to spend and the type of uke you would like there are plenty of options....
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    Try telling her that you are thinking about...

    Try telling her that you are thinking about selling the Uke and buying a Double Bass.

    Bet she then changes her opinion.

    As it is different instruments have different tones and some tones work...
  17. Thread: Enya EUC-X1M

    by Col50
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    It would be remiss not to state that I had the...

    It would be remiss not to state that I had the opposite view of the Enya that I bought as my first Uke.

    I am a long time guitar play so I am well used to stringed instruments.

    The Enya X1 was...
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    There is no right or wrong, there is what works...

    There is no right or wrong, there is what works for you.

    The huge problem about online tutors or video tutorials is finding the good ones amongst the hundreds who think that they can teach yet...
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    Shaving the bottom of the nut assumes that you...

    Shaving the bottom of the nut assumes that you can shave evenly along the length of the nut and whilst doing the shaving that you maintain the correct geometry (base and side remains square, and you...
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    What I play is in my signature.

    What I play is in my signature.
  21. A collection to be well proud of Jerry. ...

    A collection to be well proud of Jerry.

    Fabulous.
  22. Thread: battery problems

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    I think we must be Brothers Disasters one...

    I think we must be Brothers

    Disasters one after the other happen to me all the time.
  23. Thread: Experimenting

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    121019 This is my Risa’s zero fret

    121019

    This is my Risa’s zero fret
  24. Thread: Experimenting

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    A most excellent point. If you do go the zero...

    A most excellent point.

    If you do go the zero fret route (I love the zero fret on my Risa) you will need to move the saddle to compensate.

    Tricky to do but the tone will be far more even than...
  25. Talking of Ukes and your Wife how about putting...

    Talking of Ukes and your Wife how about putting the shoe on the other foot.

    How much/many does she have:-

    Shoes
    Handbags
    Hats
    Make up
    Jewellery
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