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    The G&B Detective Agency series. I've heard...

    The G&B Detective Agency series. I've heard through the grapevine that the author is coming out with another one before Christmas. I'm excited about it. ;)
  2. Thread: Number two.

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    I will check that out. It sounds interesting and...

    I will check that out. It sounds interesting and I think it would put what I'm doing in some kind of context, which would be very helpful. I've pretty much distanced the uke from the guitar. I still...
  3. Thread: Sweetwater

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    They put those banners up there for a reason. If...

    They put those banners up there for a reason. If it isn't Sweetwater trying to sell you something, it is some company trying to sell you hawaiian shirts, which is what is at the top of my page right...
  4. Thread: Number two.

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    No doubt, the fantasy got to me. I have a young...

    No doubt, the fantasy got to me. I have a young friend who is a very good blues guitarist and has a band. So of course I follow on Facebook and Instagram and he does all the fancy runs. I've been...
  5. Thread: Sweetwater

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    I've heard a few people here and on other forums...

    I've heard a few people here and on other forums complain about the catalogs. As much as I have embraced all things digital and on line, I am always pleased to open up my mailbox and find a...
  6. Thread: Sweetwater

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    You gotta love Sweetwater. They are such enablers.

    You gotta love Sweetwater. They are such enablers.
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    One of the benefits of being in the Navy and four...

    One of the benefits of being in the Navy and four years at sea, you get good at tying knots.
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    I don't worry about wear and tear. I mean, for a...

    I don't worry about wear and tear. I mean, for a moment, but it is bound to happen. Let go and move on, and don't dwell on it. But in eight years I have never broken a string on one my ukuleles....
  9. Thread: Number two.

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    Number two.

    It took me a year and a couple months to buy my second ukulele. Over eight years I've bought four and sold one of those. In the course of a few months I have bought two guitar now. I bought a Taylor...
  10. Thread: Kanilea pins

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    I'm okay with pins, or tying them, wrapping them,...

    I'm okay with pins, or tying them, wrapping them, slots or knots, it makes no difference to me.
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    Interesting responses. Some much more diplomatic...

    Interesting responses. Some much more diplomatic than mine and each has merit. But for me, I don't like to drag everyone else into my fights. If I have a problem with someone I like to take care of...
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    I don't know about heating my house with the...

    I don't know about heating my house with the catalogs, maybe roast a marshmellow. I get a couple of good thick old school catalogs every year from them and some fliers, that's it. I actually like...
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    I don't shy from confrontation myself, and I...

    I don't shy from confrontation myself, and I would actually rise up to this one in a micro second. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't draw the other members of the band into it and I wouldn't turn...
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    On the ukulele it was Mercedes-Benz by Janis...

    On the ukulele it was Mercedes-Benz by Janis Joplin. It is still the first song on my play list because I can sing it and play it cold, so I use it for a warmup.
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    Sounds like he likes his Honeytone. Just saying.

    Sounds like he likes his Honeytone. Just saying.
  16. I will admit that I've been attracted by the thin...

    I will admit that I've been attracted by the thin line travel ukes, but then I do some soul searching and ask myself what exactly I would gain from one and I come up with nothing. But I look at them...
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    Sweetwater. They always come through for me.

    Sweetwater. They always come through for me.
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    Strumming is good for those who sing and use...

    Strumming is good for those who sing and use their ukulele for accompaniment. If one doesn't sing, strumming chords just gets boring after a while. You can spice things up a little with some...
  19. Thread: Hello!

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    Hi Bob. I live in Ames. Welcome.

    Hi Bob. I live in Ames. Welcome.
  20. I think I'm getting a little over zealous trying...

    I think I'm getting a little over zealous trying to make my point. Maybe I need to let it go. :)
  21. What I'm saying is that the player should be able...

    What I'm saying is that the player should be able to find that sweet spot, wherever it is and play there. And yes, sound does change as you go from sound hole to fifth fret. Part of the exercise was...
  22. Thread: Del Rey

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    I like her. I went to one of her workshops and...

    I like her. I went to one of her workshops and she told all the noodlers to quit playing with their ukuleles and listen up, she would tell them when they could start playing. I wanted to stand up and...
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    I want to like HPL, but it always spells Formica...

    I want to like HPL, but it always spells Formica counter tops to me. I'm looking at an HPL instrument that I want and I need to get past that.
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    I think that method books and video lessons teach...

    I think that method books and video lessons teach strum patterns because beginners have to learn to strum. It just isn't intuitive to some people. Strum patterns facilitate rhythm and timing, and...
  25. Several years ago I went to a Li 'l Rev workshop...

    Several years ago I went to a Li 'l Rev workshop and he was having us strum from the sound hole to the fifth fret and back. Just for the sake of showmanship. You can strum in big circles, zig zags,...
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