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Thread: I've officially lost control, now. I'm a noob, but UAS is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacole View Post
    What would our signatures look like if we also included ‘I want that’.
    Fortunately/Unfortunately.. UU limits how long our signature can be :-(
    Uke Set:
    Sopranos: Ken Timms, TinGuitar Khaya, Rip Tide Acacia, Martin: 3k Koa, 3M centennial, 1927 1K
    Super Soprano: Cocobolo
    Tenors: Moore Bettah(Sitka, ebony slothead), Compass Rose Koa, Tyde learner Spruce n Koa, Ono 18 wahoo Adirondack n rosewood, Fluke spruce top, MyaMoe 1848
    Baritone: Les Stansell PO Cedar walnut, Les Stansell Incense Cedar Myrtle. Vintage unbranded laminate mahagony.
    Cello Banjo: Waldman Cello Banjo D dGBE
    Always buying, tradings & selling,(kerneltime)at gmail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacole View Post
    What would our signatures look like if we also included ‘I want that’.
    Unfortunately, since we are limited to 500 characters my want list won't fit. My inventory list barely does, hehehe.

    I guess I could shorten it to: WANT: THE ENTIRE INVENTORY AT HMS!!!
    Last edited by shanmoon; 02-15-2019 at 04:26 PM.

    My Symptoms of UAS
    1. Kamaka HB-2D Deluxe (Ohta San), UPT Tuners, FIVE.0 P/U
    2. Kanile'a Premium Super Soprano KCS-SSP
    3. Flight TUS50, Soprano Travel Uke
    4. Pono MGBD Mango Baritone Deluxe, FIVE.0 P/U
    5. aNueNue Moon Bird Concert UC200E
    6. aNueNue Moon Bird Tenor UT200E
    7. Kanile'a Custom Baritone Spruce Top KSDLX
    8. Pono ETSHC-PC Cedar/Macassar Slothead Cutaway Tenor
    9. Islander GL6, K&K P/U


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    After seeing you guys' lists of instruments, I just feel so inadequate with so few instruments in my signature.

    I gotta get some more ukuleles.

    Oh yeah, just one more......

    Greg
    Greg

    -Collings UT1 tenor mahogany:my first slide down the expensive slippery slope
    -1940's-50's Martin Style 1 tenor mahogany--currently restoring--can't wait!
    -Various cheapo asian tenors: the beginnings of my UAS illness
    -Many expensive steel string and classical guitars--in their cases while I
    obsess over these little boxes of wood and wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanmoon View Post
    Only two?!??!
    That's just to get in the door....you need 4 to get out!
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanmoon View Post
    .....I'm even about to purchase yet another tenor, my rationalization being I want one on hand strung low-g and the other re-entrant (I really HATE changing strings although I've done it quite a bit to bring out the best in an uke!)....
    You said rationalization...good one!
    John

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    Welcome to UU, Chevy!

    I've had my own journey with UAS. Since I first picked up an 'ukulele almost 4 years ago, I've bought 6 'ukuleles and kept 2. I still have a long way to go before I can truly commune with the 2 I've kept, and I won't be getting rid of either any time soon.

    Each acquisition and break-in period (both of the instrument and of one's own body) is an extension of the daily practice routine. A year invested in developing/refining my right hand technique has taught me the shortcomings of my current stable, and I am now in the final stages of procuring my 7th 'ukulele.

    As my preferences cement and my focus shifts increasingly towards practicing the 'ukulele, my UAS continues to cool down (if for no other reason than that shopping cuts into practice time). My eventual target is to own 4-5 ukuleles as follows, but I'm in no rush:
    -2 beater ukes for gigging and teaching. I've now filled these two slots to my long-term satisfaction.
    -2 exceptional ukes for meditative enjoyment, recording, and unamplified performance.
    -1 uke for slack key tunings and relaxed playing at work
    "Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once -- for how count heart-beats plain / Unless a company, with hearts which beat, / Come close to the musician, seen or no?" - Robert Browning, "Balaustion's Adventure"

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    Greg, Aloha and welcome to the UU Forums and the worldwide uke community! Having an "Affliction" of UAS isn't a bad or painful thing that causes suffering ... it's a GREAT thing!!!!

    Enjoy the lifelong ride!!!

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