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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBathBird View Post
    ... I have completely fallen in love with the ukulele all over again.

    I haven't sold my guitars - yet - time will tell, but right now I am finding the familiarity of the ukulele hugely comforting. I'm also very much enjoying visiting UU again and seeing so many familiar 'faces' on the forums
    Good to see your name pop up again - hope your treatment goes well, and look forward to hearing more from you now you are back in the land of ukes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkSteve View Post
    Good to see your name pop up again - hope your treatment goes well, and look forward to hearing more from you now you are back in the land of ukes.
    Thank you, Steve. I'm currently working up the courage to dip my toe back into the Seasons

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    If man was meant to play guitar, he would have been given six fingers

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    Quote Originally Posted by plunker View Post
    If man was meant to play guitar, he would have been given six fingers
    And if man was meant to fly he would have been given wings. Somehow man always finds a way

    As in huMAN kind.....don't want the ladies mad at us
    Last edited by DownUpDave; 10-16-2018 at 04:04 PM.
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    @BathBird, best wishes for your upcoming treatment. We will be holding you in our thoughts!

    Like many others have commented, I am also drawn to the guitar tone. It does seem a lot more complicated, despite "only" two more strings. Go figure.

    I find that playing smaller parlor sizes (size 0 or 00) with 12-fret joins and wider string spacing (>2.25 inch) make it much more comfortable. It's slow going, but I'm now finding it easier to go back and forth between instruments. My first song on the guitar I'm trying to learn is "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. Good fun!

    While I love the guitar, I think uke will likely always have most of my play time.
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele Eddie View Post
    @BathBird, best wishes for your upcoming treatment. We will be holding you in our thoughts!

    Like many others have commented, I am also drawn to the guitar tone. It does seem a lot more complicated, despite "only" two more strings. Go figure.

    I find that playing smaller parlor sizes (size 0 or 00) with 12-fret joins and wider string spacing (>2.25 inch) make it much more comfortable. It's slow going, but I'm now finding it easier to go back and forth between instruments. My first song on the guitar I'm trying to learn is "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. Good fun!

    While I love the guitar, I think uke will likely always have most of my play time.
    Just as you have done Eddie I gravitated to smaller bodied guitars, 00 size and 12 fret neck. Compared to my old Larrivee L01 (which is bigger than a dreadnaught, read massive) the 00 12 fretters feel very comfortable to play. But yea those two extra strings sure can complicate things
    Last edited by DownUpDave; 10-18-2018 at 03:05 AM.
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    Smaller bodied guitars are my favs as well. Love their sound.

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    I'm not GREAT at anything, but I've been messing with guitars for about 50 years and I suppose I spend about 70% of my playing time with them. They ARE my first love.

    The other 30% of my playing time is shared between my piano and my recently (the last year or so) love of ukes. I know this means I won't ever get close to 'mastering' any of them, but as I play just to amuse myself that doesn't worry me too much.

    It's been a pretty rubbish year for me personally in many ways, but I fully intend to put more effort into my uke learning during 2019.
    Luv n stuff, Dave

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