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Jim Yates commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Thanks a lot Don.  I don't think I want to go much higher.  I think I'll stick with C6 tuning. Here it is beside a concert uke for size comparison. "
Nov 23, 2015
Don Lawson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Jim You may have seen this link, but if you follow this link you will see:  https://reverb.com/item/1331476-c1920s-sterling-tiple-spruce-mahogany  a 1920 Tiple (with reverse tuners) very similar to yours (except the bridge shape is…"
Nov 23, 2015
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Jim, I can't help you: of course, you can find double-stringed cavaquinhos here, but this one is different. However, I'd like to emphasize  the patchwork blanket: a true beauty! My sincere congratulations for both things!"
Nov 23, 2015
Jim Yates commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Not really a ukulele, but today I just spent $100 on a tiple made by the Regal Musical Instrument Company of Chicago.  Anyone had any experience with these?  At present I have it tuned GCEA. "
Nov 22, 2015
Alan Sturgess joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

For the lovers of the flea.
Jun 4, 2015
Clyde Joseph Ortego commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Hey my fellow Ukers; I own and play a Kala Baritone Acacia Ukulele I got from the Ukulele Site in Hawaii two years ago. I love to play it and the sound is so relaxing to me after a long stressful day at work. Happy Strumming Clyde Ortego"
Apr 10, 2015
Clyde Joseph Ortego joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

For the lovers of the flea.
Apr 10, 2015
Bob Elsken joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

For the lovers of the flea.
Feb 17, 2015
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"One more thought.  Perhaps the nut is too far from the first fret.  You can use a fret calculator to discover the distance that the first fret should be from the nut. If the first fret is too far from the nut then all notes would…"
Jan 19, 2015
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Thank you Luis, and Greg, for your expert advice.  When I have time I will try your idea.  If it does not work perfectly, or if I make a mistake, no harm done, since as I said it is a very inexpensive instrument.  If nothing else, I…"
Jan 19, 2015
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Well then, the action seems within reasonable tolerance so you may need to lengthen the compensation by moving the saddle.  Without some confidence and competence in wood working you should seek out a luthier in your area that can deal with…"
Jan 19, 2015
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Hi Greg The distance from nut to 12th fret is 6 3/4 ", the distance from 12th fret to saddle is exactly 3/32 longer.  As far as I can tell, the action at the first fret is 1 mm, at the 12th fret is 2 mm. "
Jan 18, 2015
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Paul, The height above the bridge doesn't tell us much.  What is the action height at the first fret? Do you have to press a significant distance to fret the note? Same question at the 12th. Measure from top of fret to bottom of string if…"
Jan 18, 2015
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Hi Greg and Luis The saddle is about 1/8 " above the bridge.  I have almost no woodworking skills at all.  I have great respect for the skills of instrument builders and repair people. "
Jan 18, 2015
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Agreed, but I think you will also agree that removing and moving the bridge is even more complicated! We will also need to know Paul's comfort level, experience and tooling before letting him loose on this.  Luthiers who do repair work…"
Jan 18, 2015
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Some languages (like English) are more specific and able to define things on a level an engineer would appreciate, but give me any of the romance languages (like Portuguese) for the pure beauty of the sounds and their ability to communicate emotion.…"
Jan 18, 2015

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Mostly Zimnicki, Deering, Martin and Fender.
What is your website address?
http://www.youtube.com/user/robbourassaguitarist
What type of music do you like to play?
Swing, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Country, Ragtime, Funk, Latin, etc.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 4:47pm on March 29, 2010, bob yonko said…
hi rob it me bob yonko call me guitar lesson at 313 399 2625
At 5:24pm on February 25, 2010, Robert Bourassa said…
Cousin,

I am still looking for regular work. Craziest thing ever. I have never had trouble getting employment until late 2008. Strange times we are in.

All is well though. I am like Larry, Daryl and Daryl, from the Newhart Show. I will do just about anything for a buck and do. In my free time I am finishing up my wife's website up for her band. Then it is time for me to celebrate by taking some time with my guitar.

How is life with you and yours?

Robert
At 3:22pm on December 27, 2009, Chet Masters said…
no i grew up in U>P>
At 6:37am on December 25, 2009, Chet Masters said…
Good morning Rob, Im new at this guitar thing. iI picked up a bass guitar at A&R. Need lessons bad. Know any one who can do it? Thanks.
At 7:55pm on November 21, 2009, Robert Bourassa said…
My guitar playing is so so. I have been spending all my time looking for work, soliciting for work and taking care of my wife and step daughter. I gave my Alvarez guitar to my step daughter...she plays all the time. I loaned out my classical guitar to a friend and I am left with my very first guitar, my Takamine Jasmine. I have started working on Need You Know by Lady Antebellum...I am hit or miss on practicing even though I try to get 10 minutes a day. Crazy because before getting married I was playing and practicing all the time.
At 7:05pm on November 21, 2009, Robert Bourassa said…
I will ask my dad this weekend. Have a great holiday! And don't eat too much.
At 7:02pm on November 21, 2009, Ken Rogers said…
Hey, Rob! Just saw that you're back with us, and that's made my evening. Good to see you, man!
At 6:59pm on November 21, 2009, Walt Pilcher said…
Hi Rob! I just discovered you are back in the AG Community. I'm very glad. Hope you have been doing well.
Walt
At 1:31pm on November 16, 2009, Robert Bourassa said…
I know of an Earl in the family. Potentially we are cousin's.
At 12:50pm on November 16, 2009, Robert Bourassa said…
The lineage as far as I know, my great grandfather Joseph, my grandfather Roy, my dad Richard and my uncle Roy....all from around Detroit.
 
 
 

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