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    Default The Typical UUForum Member

    I thought I'd go through some past polls and pick out the most answered in each (the "mode") and create the following:

    If you are the typical UUForum Member you are in your 60s, have spent over $2000 on your ukuleles and play either a concert or tenor. You had over 5 years of musical experience before coming to the ukulele, and that was probably with another fretted instrument.

    Your primary ukulele has a satin finish and a center sound hole. It has an ebony saddle, two strap buttons, and no cord rope binding.

    That's it, and yes, I have way too much time on my hands.

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    Rofl. Out of those 10 points, I resemble 5 or 6.
    "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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    I'll never tell.

    I don't want to be typical.
    "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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    And the answer is.........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejfc View Post
    And the answer is.........?
    42.
    If music be the food of love, play on! -Bill Shakespeare

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    2 points only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steedy View Post
    42.
    "...to life, the universe and everything."
    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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    I fit right in, 8 matches.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly Grove near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 4 acoustic bass ukes, 12 solid body bass ukes, 14 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 39)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers

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    7 out of 10 here. To Bill1's point, generally it's the people who have strong preferences that post in polls. Others just may not care enough to comment. As long as the uke sounds good and looks good, finish, binding, sound holes, etc may not be that critical. It is an interesting observation, though.
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

    Kanile'a KSR-T premium koa tenor
    Rebel Double Cheese spruce/mahogany tenor, my BFF.
    Kala KA-ASFM-T-C flame maple tenor
    Pono MT-SP tenor
    Cocobolo concert #467
    Pono ASD acacia soprano deluxe
    Pono MGS mango soprano

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    Forums were popular in the 1990s and have largely been replaced with the various forms of social media and networked games for younger folks. So, yeah, no surprise we OF are more likely to gravitate to an old school forum. And, yeah, Boomers be spending' da bucks on nice toys like fancy 'ukuleles since you can't take it with you when you leave the room... However, I think being attracted to 'ukulele playing and music in general is ageless and too bad not too many young whipper snappers on UU.

    And, yeah, no rope blinding here but only one strap button and nuttin' but bone saddles.

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