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    Hi tech version: put a Bluetooth tracker (Tile or whatever) on each case: Hey, Siri, find my Cocobolo Tenor! and pick up whichever case rings

    Jerry could probably get a volume discount if he wanted to tag all 5390 ukes

    Or the dystopic version: Hey HAL, find my ukulele. I want to play Daisy.

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    Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a uke which is basically the same thing.

    Ukes are a lot like potato chips. It's hard to stop with just one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    Hi tech version: put a Bluetooth tracker (Tile or whatever) on each case: Hey, Siri, find my Cocobolo Tenor! and pick up whichever case rings

    Jerry could probably get a volume discount if he wanted to tag all 5390 ukes

    Or the dystopic version: Hey HAL, find my ukulele. I want to play Daisy.
    Oh! A 2001 movie reference. Love it.

    I use colored luggage tags. Name of the uke visible. My contact information inside. But then, I don't keep all of them in cases. Most are on uke stands in humidified rooms.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    —Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

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    My problem was that I had two tweed cases, side by side - one a Moku Soprano (no pickup), one an Ohana Concert( Mi-Si pickup). I had specifically put the Ohana in that position, to grab it for a gig, and grabbed the Moku.

    The Concert case has a strap,(pretty obvious, y'know?) and the soprano doesn't. The size is also a dead giveaway. Concert case has a luggage tag. soprano doesn't. Concert is a Uke Crazy case, soprano is not.Different stickers on cases.

    I know which case has which uke, for the entire collection - I was running late, trusted my memory, and grabbed and ran. On the bright side, when I gig, I always mic, as well as using the pickups, so I can still get the sound out. My only problem was the Ohana is a Low G, and I use it specifically on two songs. (As it was, we didn't have time to get to those songs anyway, because the group that was on before us ran long.)

    I only need to label the ukes for other people...
    Banjo Ukes: Southern Cross, Firefly, Stella
    Sopranos: Donaldson, Timms, Moku, Waterman, Bugsgear, Outdoor, Waverly Street, Harmony
    Concerts:Cocobolo #412, Ohana CK450QEL, CK-65D, Rosewood Vita, Mahogany Vita,
    Donaldson Custom, Epi Les Paul, National Triolian Reso, Republic
    Tenors: Kala KA-KTG-CY, KoAloha Sceptre, Fluke, Cordoba 20TM
    Bass: Fluke Timber

    Am I done?

    ...Maybe?...

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    All of my cases are identical.
    I solved that problem.
    All my ukes are identical.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    Having a senior flashback: "I remember when Dymo Tape was state-of-the-art…"

    Though the tape often had the sticking power of a Post-It. After a day of labeling, you'd often find little colored curls forming a Feng Shui haiku on the floor.
    Yes, Dymo was good in its day, but now the labelmakers are king of the labels. They really stick.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    I went with the larger labels for ease of reading them from a distance.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    All of my cases are identical.
    I solved that problem.
    All my ukes are identical.
    Must be really hard to find your favorite uke.
    Kamaka HF3, Tenor
    Martin S1, Soprano
    Ko'olau C1, Concert

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkimura View Post
    Must be really hard to find your favorite uke.
    Even after you open the case! Is this my favourite uke? I think so ... or maybe not ...
    Glenn

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    Love the pet tag idea but for Jerry that would be 71 x 3.49 = 247.79 + possible tax and shipping. but ukes are like beloved pets.

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