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    Season 634 - Love Your Larynx!

    This is my tic-tac-toe submission (3 in a row). It's my interpretation of the 4 cord punk rock magic of She Talks to Rainbows by Ramones. This a simpler multitrack than I did last week. It includes: A single ukulele Tenor guitar Jingle stick Spoons Vocals Edit: I had to replace the video...
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    Ukulele and microphones which work best for recording

    If I had a dedicated space like you do, which I assume you'll be able to treat with some soundproofing panels, then using a large diaphragm condenser microphone like your Shure KSM44 should yield great results and pick up some of the nice subtle qualities of the instrument. You could certainly...
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    SOTU 633: Time is on my side (yes it is)

    Here is my second ever Seasons submission. This week I tried my hand at some early 2000s indie rock with a cover of Someday by The Strokes. It's the first time I've ever intentionally distorted my voice on a recording. Multitrack recording includes 2 ukulele tracks, tenor guitar, drums, and...
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    Please, somebody buy this

    I agree completely. That's why I've stayed away from anything they have marked as "vintage" because, as it was explained to me, the return policy on vintage items is fairly restrictive compared with the rest of the inventory.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    I know we're not all crazy about Guitar Center, but they have more nice used ukuleles in stock right now than I remember ever seeing (sort used ukuleles by price high to low). I'll highlight that they have a Blackbird BTU Tenor. Someone please buy this so that I don't!
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    Thinking of selling my Collings UC2

    100% true. I bought a Blackbird Clara because I was babying my Collings UC1 so much that I was considering selling it to reduce my anxiety. The Clara is wonderful in its own way, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to let go of the Collings. If and when the day comes that I let the Clara go, I...
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    Thinking of selling my Collings UC2

    I can totally understand that! My Collings is the nicest instrument I’ve ever owned and I definitely baby it. Good luck with the sale.
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    Thinking of selling my Collings UC2

    I do always use PayPal Goods and Services. It’s reasonable to ask the buyer to cover the fees. Zelle is gaining popularity, but I still prefer PayPal. Regarding the ukulele itself, I’ll be interested to see how it goes. My UC1 is a dream and I can’t imagine ever selling it, but the Collings...
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    SOTU 632 "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS"

    Thanks! I really enjoyed your video and can imagine that quite a lot went into that production. Personally, I like strumming the rhythm on a high g ukulele (fairly low in this mix) and finger picking on a low g. I also have the tenor guitar set up as an octave ukulele with GCEA one octave...
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    Seasonistas general thread: yakking, joshing, news and pictures

    I just posted my first SOTU entry for season 632, so I suppose I'm officially a Seasonista and can now participate in this thread! My takeaways from my entry were: 1) It was really fun to consider, listen to, and experiment with potential songs throughout the week. 2) Actually practicing and...
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    SOTU 632 "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS"

    After wanting to participate for longer than I can say, this my first attempt at a SOTU entry. The song is Asleep by The Smiths. It was much harder and took much longer to put together than I had imagined. I'm hoping it's a foundation for better submissions in the future. Multitrack...
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    To Keep, or Not to Keep?

    This was my (much wordier) advice. Sharing the joy of the ukulele is extremely satisfying. Great thought!
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    To Keep, or Not to Keep?

    Fellow minimalist here. While I’ve owned a good number of ukuleles in total over the years, I have successfully held myself to 1-2 at a time. I’ve been in your shoes and I’ve had to think very hard about my motivation for keeping the ukulele: function or sentimentality. If my motivation is...
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    What is an unpopular/controversial opinion you have regarding the ukulele?

    Believe it or not, if you would have asked me last week the answer would have been 1. This week the answer is 2, but I feel a low-G and high-G is justifiable. I’m at the point in my ukulele journey where I’d rather have 1-2 very nice ukuleles than half a dozen midrange ones.
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    What is an unpopular/controversial opinion you have regarding the ukulele?

    Unpopular opinion, or something I have just convinced myself is true so I don’t go broke: there are diminishing returns to owning more than 2-3 ukuleles and therefore “collections” should be kept small. Spend more time playing than shopping. I am not altogether innocent here.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    Even better! I can’t believe nobody had snatched that up.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    The same seller also posted a Wunderkammer Ike. My willpower is being tested. Lots of nice photos of both in the group.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    Beansprout soprano just posted on Facebook in the group “Ukulele Marketplace - USA” Need to be a group member to view. Please buy it so that I don’t!
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    Please, somebody buy this

    Oddly, the link is giving me trouble even though I’m part of the group. It’s still listed right now if you go to Facebook and search for “Ukulele Marketplace”. The seller is named Diane.
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