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Tom

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One more ukulele
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:49:15 PM »
I have several ukes here at our part-time summer place in OH, and brought a couple of others along. I was missing the baritone uke I have at home in CA, and was about to buy one on amazon when I thought about Craig's List. Sure enough, I found a used one in decent condition for half the price. Had to buy new strings.

One of my uses for the baritone uke is to emulate a harp while playing/singing some of my arrangements of Welsh ballads. It also helps not to have to sing one or two octaves lower than the instrument. Some folks question my logic, saying "it's the same sound". To my ears, one or two octaves lower doesn't sound the same  ???
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Re: One more ukulele
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 01:29:29 PM »
A quote from the Facebook page of Jim Wright (Stonekettle Station fame)
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The Ukulele is the wiener dog of musical instruments.
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Re: One more ukulele
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 02:25:46 PM »
This is happening at our Town hall. Might have to go check it out. Just inland off the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. Hang a left at Betty's pies.. :)
http://www.twoharborsukulelegroup.com/2016-ukulele-carnival.html
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Re: One more ukulele
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 06:14:45 PM »
Now all you need is a Kala Bass.  A Uke sized bass that sounds like a real bass.  I've played one for a couple of hours and it took me back to my high school bass playing days.  About $450 on Amazon.
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Tom

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Re: One more ukulele
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 06:20:05 PM »
I've played a couple in a store, and they seemed 'weird'; Might have been the strange strings  ???   I'll check them out again at my favorite music store when we (eventually) get home.
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