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  1. KC8AFW

    Old uke gets new lease on life (frankenuke) I have this 1930s Favilla U-2 soprano that I really love the sound. But, the tuners just suck. They were the original tuners that something must have happened to the original someone made some wooden buttons to replace them. As you can see in the following photos, the...
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    New Uke - Ohana SK-38

    I got myself a new Ohana SK-38 from Mike at Uke Republic. I've had this for over a week now...just now getting around to posting some pics. This is one sweet ukulele. The tone is real close to that of my 1930s Favilla. Ohana has done an outstanding job of capturing that vintage sound in a modern...
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    Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima/Benny Goodman

    Does anyone know of a good ukulele arrangement for Sing Sing Sing (composed by Louis Prima and made famous by Benny Goodman)? I'm looking for somethings similar to the following video...maybe a little simpler as my skill level is not quite to that level.
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    What is better than awesome? Uke Republic!

    What's happenin' UUers. It's been a while since I posted. You know how it goes...have a couple of grandkids and life gets real busy. Anyway...I have a story I wanted to share: I had a recent flare up of UAS. That new Ohana SK-38 really caught my eye and I just had to have one. I looked and saw...
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    UAS Flair Up: Alum-a-uke

    Sometimes you want something...just because it's cool! :iwant:
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    Dream vacation - Ukes at Sea

    I saw a posting from a local ukulele group today and thought I'd share. Sounds like a great time (if only I had the money).
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    Martin LXM Tenor

    Has anyone seen these? I know it is a tenor guitar...but according to Wiki, it can be tuned like a baritone uke (DGBE) or standard C ukulele tuning (GCEA). I was wondering if anyone has tried one of these? It looks very interesting and I...
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    Elvis Costello plays the ukulele

    As I was watching Ken Middleton's excellent version of "The Scarlet Tide", I noticed under related videos there was one of Elvis Costello playing the song on the ukulele. Just thought I'd share.
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    What's better than an Elvis impersonator... about a George Formby impersonator? This guy (Dave Clarke) has even got the mannerisms down pat. I really enjoyed this and had to share. :D
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    New social group - Favilla Fanatics

    So I created a new social group - Favilla Fanatics. This is for owners and aficionados of Favilla or Marca Aquila ukes. Check it out and join up!
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    Sweet pea - Amos Lee

    This was just a quick video mainly to show off my new Mainland Honeybee soprano ukulele. I know this song has been covered to death...but I kinda like it.
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    New Mainland Honeybee

    My new Mainland Honeybee arrived yesterday! I've been so busy as of late, I couldn't even post about it until today. Anyway...I like it a whole bunch. Here are a couple of pictures. Hopefully, I can get around to making a video with it next week sometime.
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    Hamano H-100 soprano ukulele - opinions?

    Does anyone have any opinions on the Hamano H-100 soprano uke? I really like the looks of this uke, and the 1920s vibe it has, but I don't know how it sounds. Both Elderly and MGM has them. :anyone:
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    Ain't She Sweet on Favilla soprano

    So here's a classic played on my (near as I can determine) 1930s Favilla soprano. I have her strung up with some Worth clear mediums and she sounds pretty sweet. I've only been at this for a little over 3 months, so no split-strums or thumb-rolls. But I did kinda get carried away with the...
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    Wooden friction tuner issues

    I acquired a vintage ukulele recently (you can read about it in this thread). It has friction tuners with wooden buttons (see picture below). The wood-to-wood mating surface creates binding, and the small buttons don't provide for much leverage. Once you get the pegs tight enough to hold...
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    Happy new (old) uke day to me!

    I have a local grocery store that I frequent (daily), so I pretty much know everybody that works there. And I'm a pretty social guy, so it's no big secret that I play the ukulele. Anyway...I was talking to one of the cashiers and he mentioned that he had an ukulele in storage that he didn't know...
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    The guitar legend, Les Paul, is no longer with us

    I just heard the news...may he rest in peace.
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    Some ukulele love on the Bob & Tom show?

    I was talking to a couple of coworkers this morning (it's no big secret that I play ukulele) and they mentioned that someone who plays ukulele was featured on the Bob & Tom show this morning (at least I think it was this morning). I asked if they knew who the artist was...and they didn't catch a...
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    2nd vid: Fly Me To The Moon

    I got up this morning and decided to run over to the local beach and try to make a video. I unfortunately had a hard time competing with the waves of Lake Michigan crashing on the shore (pushing my vocal projection just a little out of my comfort zone). This is the most complicated song I know...
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    My first video: This Message - Krabbers

    Okay...I've been learning to play the ukulele for about 2 months now, and I figured it was time to quit sittin' on the fence and post my first video. This video represents a handfull of firsts for me...its my first video of the first song I learned which was my first attempt at singing and...