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The BIG Reason

Music, opinions, and portfolio of Mark Eagleton, musician and web developer in Northern CA.

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This is where I tell you what I really think. This website doesn’t support comments by design, that is what your blog is for!

  1. Ukulele view from the bridge to the nut
  2. Ukulele fret board with star inlays

    Going Gut

    Important upate: I have run into major intonation issues due to these strings and cannot recommend them.

    I’ve been playing gut strings on my basses for at least as long as I have been playing ukulele (10+ years). I’ve always wanted to try them on my ukulele, but was apprehensive about drastically changing the vibe of my main axe. I finally pulled the trigger on some Aquila gut strings, and thought it might be helpful to put my thoughts down here, but first some background…

  3. Electric ukulele in store window
  4. Don’t Fear the Soprano

    I picked up the ukulele some years back because I wanted an instrument I could bring places with me more easily than I can my double bass. I’ve gotten pretty into it, and recently had a custom instrument built for me. When you have the opportunity to completly spec something out, you really explore the possibilities and form some opinions. Believe me, I have some opinions. But first, some background.

  5. I’d Be Astonished If I Were Amused album cover