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    Default Kani Ka Pila Klip for cheat sheet

    Hi folks - Iíve been searching high and low without success for this product, which seems to no longer be in production. Anyone know where I can get say 20 of them for my uke group please?
    Otherwise does anyone know of a similar product?
    Itís a lightweight clear-plastic jointed clip-on with a sprung-grip end to hold a small crib sheet, or cheat sheet, onto the headstock of a uke. It functions a bit like a lyre for marching bands etc, but not designed for a full-sized music sheet - just a prompt for remembering chords etc during performance.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Check out the earlier UU thread on this topic (link below). The third comment by RonT, contains a photo of a cheat sheet holder that he improvised from a piece of foam. It would be a simple, inexpensive option for your uke group.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...top-of-ukulele
    KoAloha KCM-00 (koa concert)
    KoAloha Opio KCO-10 (acacia concert)
    Thormahlen Yew-kulele (yew concert)
    Kala KA-SLNG (long neck soprano)
    Flight TUS35 (blue soprano)

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    Like you I searched for the Kani Ka Pila Klip recently without success. After thinking about possible alternatives I decided that, for me at least, it would probably have been an unwelcome distraction rather than a convenience.

    Something I have considered is a transparent plastic sleeve, the sort of thing you get on ID lanyards, attached to the side of the uke. Write the cheat sheets onto index cards and slip them into the sleeve, putting the relevant song at the top as needed. Three or four cards, possibly more, should fit quite easily.

    Since I frequently play a Flea the idea of sticking something to the body of the uke isn't quite as horrifying as it might be if you favour, say, a vintage Martin.
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    Thanks. I saw that but it ainít exactly pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoyWoy View Post
    Thanks. I saw that but it ain’t exactly pretty!
    Can't argue with you on that. :-) A good concept, poorly executed.
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    KoAloha KCM-00 (koa concert)
    KoAloha Opio KCO-10 (acacia concert)
    Thormahlen Yew-kulele (yew concert)
    Kala KA-SLNG (long neck soprano)
    Flight TUS35 (blue soprano)

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    It always amazes when something I'm dealing with comes up in a forum post at exactly the same time. A couple of years ago the leader of my uke group found those clips online and showed it to all of us during rehearsal. The other bass player got online and bought a couple and he gave me one. Since then we both broke the clips, so a couple of months ago he went to look for more and they were not to be found.

    He then sat in on bass for another uke group and saw they had the same ones but with the name of that uke group. Ha asked the leader where they got them, but was told the person that set it up is not with the group anymore, didn't know how they were done. He and I looked online for any kind of music holder, but nothing fit the bill like that clip.

    A couple days later I was in the supermarket and on the shelves holding price tags were those clips. I got online and looked for price tag clips and bam, there they were. We bought 25 and I experimented with printing our group name to add to the clips (I'm a graphic designer) but finally decided to simply print on transparent inkjet self stick sheets and the other bass player cut them out and applied them.

    Just today he brought them in and we sold them each for $5 donation to our stash for The Ukulele Kids Club. All 25 went (actually 24, I broke one while trying to loosen the clip), and we're ordering another 25 for the rest of the members.

    The web site is: https://www.clipstrip.com/roto-clip-...r-rc-8000.html
    The transparent paper is Avery 8665 Clear Full Sheet Labels




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    Yahoo! Thanks so much - thatís the very one!

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    Great. Also, there's other paper available that's completely clear, the Avery I listed is slightly opaque.

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    Well it turns out that if you search for rotating clip-on sign holders there are many kinds out there, in black clear or white and of varying lengths and complexity.
    Mystery solved - seems the designers and retailers had no idea that these are useful for musicians as well!
    This is why I love UU.

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