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    I'm sold that the uke community will ever be satisfied lol, you should have to sign something when you buy your first uke that says "Thou shall never be satisfied". Whether it be the ukulele itself or your skill set. Before I even bought my ukulele, I said "Man I just want to be able to play 1 song, that would be so amazing!", wrong. I can't learn enough songs. I told myself, I want one uke, I want to make this my only one. It's so special, this one will satisfy me SURELY. Wrong again! I had to get another one just weeks after my first. I told myself, just 2, I couldn't imagine having any more than that. Well I want another one, and I don't just want another ONE, I want multiple ukes. It's a curse really, a beautiful curse that keeps us coming back for more.

    I understand that wanting to increase your skill in anything is just human nature, but this is a whole different level than I'm used to. I'm not even satisfied with the strings I use. I literally put on new strings, LOVE them and then switch them out because they're "not good enough" and to try different ones. Why can't I be happy with 1 ukulele and 1 set of strings? I feel like I'm losing my mind here lol. Has anyone actually reached satisfaction on any level with this instrument?!
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    um.....


    hmmmmmm.....



    no.




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    Am I beating a dead horse with this thread? Sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle23 View Post
    Am I beating a dead horse with this thread? Sorry about that.
    na, not at all brother, it's a great thread...that was just a reference to my own self deprecation and loathing... he he

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    You just want a really good uke which can be expensive. Especially when you get three entry level and two mid priced ones before you realize that. Not like desire ever ends, but satisfaction is out there for you. Most likely..

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    Aloha Kyle,
    It's part of your ukulele journey....we all go through the same desires whether you achieve them or not, make sure it is fun....Happy Strummings
    maybe it's not about the level of things and more of a passion and enjoyment factor...if you can have fun with a 24.95 uke as much as a custom, you have achieved ukulele nirvana
    Making music is a gift in itself, and when you can share it ....it is your gift to others

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    I only have one uke! And no desire to get another one, this one suits me just fine

    Edit: Although I think I'm the exception to the rule.
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    I think it's cyclical - I went through a phase or wanting more and got up to 10 or so. Now paring them back to the ones I actually play. I expect I'll want more again at some point but I spend 99% of my playing time on the one little Kala.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    Nice! Hey Stan, definitely a wiser outlook. It's truly different for everyone but based on Kyle's pattern, he is lacking something in tone, perhaps intonation, that has him stringing instead of playing. It doesn't matter the price, but the quality tools plus the passion gives the satisfaction. no? sometimes..
    Aloha Andrew,
    Yes he seems to definitely need a setup ukulele from you bruddah....sometimes like you said, without the proper tools you cannot achieve satisfaction....
    Making music is a gift in itself, and when you can share it ....it is your gift to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    Aloha Kyle,
    It's part of your ukulele journey....we all go through the same desires whether you achieve them or not, make sure it is fun....Happy Strummings
    maybe it's not about the level of things and more of a passion and enjoyment factor...if you can have fun with a 24.95 uke as much as a custom, you have achieved ukulele nirvana
    ya, that too

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