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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
Clyde Joseph Ortego joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

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Apr 10
Bob Elsken joined Rob Bourassa's group
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UKULELE PLAYERS

For the lovers of the flea.
Feb 17
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Greg Nelson commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Luis, I see you are in Lisbon so perhaps the bone piece in the bridge is called a nu5 there but a better term for me is "saddle" as it defines the two pieces better.  Paul, Luis' advice is spot on if the saddle is not located…"
Jan 17
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Luis Thank you for the expert advice.  I will give it a try. Paul"
Jan 17
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
Jan 17
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
Jan 17
Paul Stoddard commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Hello Luis Thanks for your reply.  When the open strings are in tune, every fretted note is sharp.  Maybe the problem is that it is a very cheap instrument."
Jan 17

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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