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    Where did you buy your uke(s)?

    Local second hand stores Jake Wildwood's shop The Ukulele Site Uke Republic Musician's Friend Butler Music Ukulele Underground Marketplace eBay Enya website Kala website
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    Search for a baritone….

    Great, Remmurts! Let us know how you like your new baritone.
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    Hello from Maryland!

    Hi Jared, welcome to the forums. My hometown is Takoma Park. Enjoy your ukulele journey.
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    Playing Pain-free

    Flax seed oil ( 4 capsules daily). Voltaren as mentioned above or Aspercreme roll on if can't do Nsaids. Using a squeeze ball during the day. Fingerpicking patterns as practice every day for right hand. Left hand moving fingers up and down the fretboard in a forefinger/middle finger, ring...
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    Do you use a music stand or something else?

    I use my daughter's old band Hamilton stand, and a Pioneer Woman cookbook stand.
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    Vintage Baritones, Favilla vs Harmany/Silvertone vs Vega/Auther Godfrey

    I have a 40's Vega baritone, kind of a poor person Arthur Godfrey. It is deep and rich in tone.
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    Canadians, heads up! Enya Nova Sopranos in blue or black are on sale on amazon for $45.99 Canuckistanian pesos

    My soprano was here when I got home, and I have been playing it all night. The body is easier to play for me than the concert version. I still wish the neck button was on the other side so it would lay a little better with my anatomy, but that is a minor quibble. The sound is good, and it is...
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    Shima Soprano Ukulele

    I bought mine here on the Marketplace. Well worth it as the build is excellent.
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    Canadians, heads up! Enya Nova Sopranos in blue or black are on sale on amazon for $45.99 Canuckistanian pesos

    Black was a $39 Lightning sale on U.S. Amazon. Picked one up to match my concert Nova U for my office. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Hello all from Pgh PA

    Welcome! I watch a lot of elementary school softball up that way. Enjoy your uke.
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    New Uke Day (NUD) NUD: KoAloha Soprano

    Very nice! Such beautiful wood grain. My 2014 sapele KoAloha Opio was part of the first batch of revised Opio non-Hawaii ukes back then. It also has the embossed headstock logo and KoAloha name on the bridge. I think that the bridge changed to plain once they stopped making them in sapele.
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    octave up GCEA on a Soprano?

    Can you try a capo?
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    Mainland Ukes - are they really that good?

    I am one of the ones that posted favorably above. It is still my go to tenor. Sounds great when played in a group, too.
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    Total Immersion Hobbies before Discovering Ukulele

    My fixation was kick scooting. Started with a Razor A5, and had quite a nice collection of different styles of scooters. My favorite was a Sbyke A20. Rode most days and really enjoyed it. Contributed to a website as a reviewer. Then work and health issues made it difficult to ride.
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    New and happy to be here

    Welcome! I will enjoy reading your blog.
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    I’ve been away a (very) long time

    Welcome back! I have been here since 2014. My playing has gotten crappier due to arthritis, but I still play. The dog thinks it is pretty good.
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    Hello from Colorado

    Nice to meet you, Terry. One of my best memories was playing for my mom in hospice. Thank you for bringing peace.
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    Welcome! Please keep us posted on your progress.
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    Hello from CA :)

    Welcome to the forums.Glad you are here.