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    Hey all,

    I'm Dave and I've been lurking here for about a year. That ukulele bug I thought was transitory seems like it's gonna stick with me. So I figured I'd say "what up."

    I like to sing and wanted to pick up the guitar so I could accompany myself, but I have three small children (1,3,5yo) and a small house (900ft2) so space is at a premium. Not only for instrument storage, but also space to actually sit.

    And my kids are ALL OVER anything new..."daddy, I want to play THAT." So I never got to play the guitar we had.

    My kids are music FIENDS (check my wife's instagram @mommommadden if you want to see what I mean) and they were given some beater ukes (the SunnyLife ones that can't hold a tune even if you bribe them).

    So I figured if I got a little uke, we could play together.

    So my wife and I got a Kala SMHC to start with. And I loved it.
    I played it for like 4 or 5 months before I wanted something better/more resonant.

    Then someone listed a Pono MTSH(C)-PC Cutaway on the Marketplace. It tooks me a little to convince the wife, but I bought it around Christmas. And it's been amazing! I absolutely love it. It's the first instrument I've ever really played, so it's really opening up a lot of things for me!

    Then, this week I discovered the conversation about tuning to Bb, and what I thought was amazing has become transformative. That's when I realized the value of actually participating in this forum (vs. just lurking with my generic placeholder account).

    And here I am!
    Thanks for being here and providing so much to those of us who know so little!

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    Join Date
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    St. Louis, MO, USA
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    Welcome! Great story! Are the children wondering where their uke is?
    Kathryn

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    Bowral NSW AUSTRALIA
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    Welcome to UU Dave
    All the best,
    Campbell


    YouTube Videos & Tabs
    https://www.youtube.com/user/camsuke

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    Morgantown, WV
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    Welcome Dave. Having children learning to play ukuleles is a great thing, but you should definitely HIDE your Pono from them!
    Tenor: Kinnard, Mya Moe 2052, Mya Moe Resonator 1581
    Concert: Hoffmann ML, Oceana Slothead Cutaway, LoPrinzi Nova MS-C, Kanile'a KPA C, Kiwaya KMC-K, Pono RC-C-PC, KoAloha Mango, Waterman KA CWB
    Soprano: Lanikai LU-21(Starter uke!), Kamaka Pineapple 100th Anniversary, Maui Music SK-41 "Pre-Fire", Romero Creations XS, Ohana SK 50G, Zimnicki #20, Makayla Dolphin Light Blue Burst, Fred Shields Oval, KoAloha KSM-02 (Long Neck), Barron River
    Mini: iUke Piccolo, Fred Shields Pocket

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    Upper US
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    Welcome! Excellent, I wish I had discovered ukes when my kids were young...so much fun and great memories brewing there!

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    Tiny instruments, tiny people and tiny house= all good fun!
    Welcome Super Dave!

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    Haha thanks guys. The pono and the Kala are both on hooks so high my wife has a hard time getting them down! They're safe for a while at least!

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    Nov 2015
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    Welcome aboard.

    I don't have a lot of space where I live, but I managed to accumulate a fair few of these wee beasties.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Welcome to the forums!!

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    welcome aboard!
    Used to love watching Super Dave Osborne as a kid

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