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  1. Jerryc41

    Martin 0 Soprano

    Maybe someone posted about this already. Martin is introducing a 0 Soprano made from sinker wood recovered in Belize. It costs $1,599, and it has Graphtec tuners...
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    My experience with "The Ukulele Site", what's yours been like? (Spoiler: Not the greatest thus far)

    I look at Mim's site occasionally just to see if she has anything I want. As far as I'm concerned, she's the best.
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    My experience with "The Ukulele Site", what's yours been like? (Spoiler: Not the greatest thus far)

    Watch out! A few years ago, I posted about the difficulty of making phone contact. Someone "tattled" on me, and the boss more or less attacked me for picking on him. I wasn't making a complaint. I was telling about my inability to speak to a person over the course of a couple of days. I...
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    NUD: Sort of

    Thanks. I'll look into that. I'll ask our jam leader tomorrow, since he's already converted his guitar.
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    Gotoh UPT Knockoffs

    I have seen other brands of planetary tuners. Look on eBay.
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    Craig and Sarah - Food Bank Concert

    In case you haven't heard, Craig and Sarah will be running a five-hour concert on Saturday, 3:00 PM Eastern Time, to benefit the Maui Food Bank I'll be at jam until 4:00, but I found a way to automatically record the first hour using Movavi Screen Recorder...
  7. Jerryc41

    Bonanza Ukuleles are Back!

    I'm looking forward to seeing them at the Funky Frets Uke Fest in a few weeks.
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    MagicFluke Flea vs other polycarbonates

    There is only one Flea/Fluke. All others are imitations. I don't worry about bringing mine to somewhere that might be considered "dangerous" for a uke. Baz has reviewed non-Fleas, and he seems to prefer the original. For one thing, it's 100% home grown, mostly in MA.
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    Ukulele potential

    Working on finger picking, hammer-on, strumming patterns, chucking, and the George Formby strum can improve your sound. That's on my list of things to do - watch those tutorials on YouTube.
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    NUD: Sort of

    The way I understand it, the bottom four strings, when in the playing position, correspond to the ukulele strings, so I'll remove the other two.
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    NUD: Sort of

    I plan to remove two strings, yes.
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    NUD: Sort of

    I didn't realize that at the time. It is awfully big. They didn't use "Dreadnaught" in the description. They described it a "full size."
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    NUD: Sort of

    Interesting. That seems like it would be G-heavy. High G -
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    NUD: Sort of

    Hey, I'm a pro - almost. 😁
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    NUD: Sort of

    Thanks. I think I'll just remove those two strings. I'll try it with and without a capo. The guitar came with a bag of goodies - strap, tuner, pick guard, picks, etc. The man in our group who converted his guitar moved the two center tuners so it looks more like a uke, but I think I'll eave...
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    NUD: Sort of

    I got a new uke yesterday, but it isn't a ukulele, yet. At a jam a couple of weeks ago, the leader had a guitar that he converted into a ukulele by removing two strings. I looked for a used guitar on eBay, and the prices were good, but the shipping was very high. Turning to Amazon, I found a...
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    NUD: Uma Pineapple

    I have ukes that are bluish, and I really liked the looks of the Black one, even though it's actually brown.
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    Playing Difficult Songs

    Tow comments - When I come to a chord I've never seen before, I play something in the same family. I would like to see the group pick a "difficult" chord and then practice just that one in various songs until we no longer find it difficult. What makes chords difficult for me is, 1. being...
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    Strange modern changes

    I went into a "Smoke Shop" and asked for a bottle of lighter fluid. The guy had no idea what I was talking about. Alcohol is used as a fuel in various portable stoves...
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    Violin Question

    A violin is a uke without frets, so I feel justified in asking a violin question. :) A friend bought her grandson a violin but one of the tuners is loose, so it won't hold tune. There is no screw to tighten. That's all I know about the instrument. The boy is nine years old, and he really...