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    Default Playing uke at the beach

    Sure, it looks like the coolest thing....

    and it is ....

    for about half an hour.

    and then the salt air makes your strings heavy and sticky. It feels like you are playing a sticky cantaloupe.

    Hopefully Wet Wipes is the solution. because.....

    Its too damned cool playing music in the water, your feet sinking in the sand as the surf keeps throwing water up your shorts.

    I can't wait for my wife to join me. I'm thinking campfire, ukulele, and Bernadette Peters.

    Living by the beach is cool.

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    Coll you mentioned this coz i was just playing down by the park. Isnt playing outside the coolest thing.
    Ukulele is more than just a hobby. Its a way of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzukHammer View Post
    Living by the beach is cool.
    Oh yes it is

    I've never had the sticky strings issue, but then I've never had the guts to actually stand in the water with my HF-1 and play. I sit a short distance away, usually sheltered by rocks if it's that kind of beach.

    Sigh. Wish I was doing that today!

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    Keep an eye on the uke at all times. I live by beach too and some kids tried to take my uke and run. I guess no one can resist a dolphin!
    Enjoy life, it's temporary.

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    I have more issues with the powdery white sand we have on Aruba, but most of our go to beaches have offshore wind all year long.
    Uke's: Mahalo U-30 G, Richwood UK 180 and a decent Applause UAE20 acoustic/electric
    Acoustic quitars: Yamaha CPX-900-BS, Cort Earth 100
    Electric guitars: Ibanez Roadstar II, BC-Rich Warlock
    Harmonica's: Hohner Meisterklasse C, Lee Oskar Bflat, Dflat, E, Hohner Melody Maker A, Hohner pro-harp G, F
    Other instruments: Digeridoo, and probably more to come.

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    when i go to the beach

    i don't play around

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    Really?? I've never had that problem my entire life :/
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    yeah John, that's me too.

    Hawaiians to have it lucky Miso.

    Just to let you know, in the country I am in, music is forbidden in public. Yes, No kidding. I live on a compound that is supposed to be a shelter from the public so I can feel more at ease with my own culture. The problem is that now the compound has more percentage of nationals and I have to find secluded spots to play or sing. Its funny. I'll be strumming along and if I see somebody who looks like they could be a national, I have to stop playing out of respect for them.

    So..... This playing in the water feels extra fun.

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    @ Diego, Some sands are hard to scrape off. I'm lucky that I can just walk in the grass and it all comes off. I have been to Aruba. I just never made it to the beach because I was just making a plane transition.

    I see you play harmonica. So do I. Do you play harp on the beach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    Oh yes it is

    I've never had the sticky strings issue, but then I've never had the guts to actually stand in the water with my HF-1 and play. I sit a short distance away, usually sheltered by rocks if it's that kind of beach.

    Sigh. Wish I was doing that today!
    Santa Monica, I have some memories from there. Most of them hazey from a girl and too much cerveza. I like that song named Santa Monica by Everclear. Maybe some day I can play that.

    I say that you should try it. But just limit the time to 15 minutes and have something to clean off the uke when you get out. I think ukes are supposed to have experiences. They call it Mojo.

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