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bt93
03-04-2009, 11:34 AM
i was considering getting a tenor kala, but then came across some videos on youtube of the resonators. i have a couple questions...1 are they good sound quality wise? my next question is, if i were to buy one of these resonators, which is a better buy the http://www.instrumentalsavings.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ML-RU-998M&click=2

or http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/UK998.htm

thanks

Paul December
03-04-2009, 11:53 AM
I considered getting one so that when I play with a piano I wouldn't get drown-out. Unfortunately all the feedback I've gotten on the Recording King is that it isn't any louder than are regular uke. A better option, for me at least, seems like a Kala Archtop with pickup & small amp... Much Cooler too :shaka:
If I had to be completely honest with myself, my Ohana Vita probably is loud enough without electronics.... damn UAS!

GX9901
03-04-2009, 11:55 AM
A resonator uke is going to sound vastly different from a laminated or solid wood ukulele. It's difficult to describe other than that it's going to sound metallic.
Here's a soundfile of my National mahogany concert (http://www.box.net/shared/rlhx6jeheg). National is supposed to be the best of the breed, so if it doesn't do it for you, probably no resonator uke is going to do it.

myamoe
05-05-2009, 07:35 AM
Hi--just came across your post. My wife & I make mya-moe ukuleles, including resonators. There's a few YouTubes (or you can go to our video page). We use National cones, but designed them to be more "woody" than the nationals (Don Young, owner & president of National owns one of ours).

tryan
05-05-2009, 07:38 AM
should you buy one? yes.
then you should not like it much, and offer to sell it to me at 1/6 the purchase price. this sounds like a good plan to me.

dominicfoundthemooon
05-05-2009, 08:24 AM
Hi--just came across your post. My wife & I make mya-moe ukuleles, including resonators. There's a few YouTubes (or you can go to our video page). We use National cones, but designed them to be more "woody" than the nationals (Don Young, owner & president of National owns one of ours).

how much do you charge.. and do you have a website? or ebay page? how about posting some pics.. i love the bluegrass sound..

d

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 08:28 AM
how much do you charge.. and do you have a website? or ebay page? how about posting some pics.. i love the bluegrass sound..

d

http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/

HoldinCoffee
05-05-2009, 08:29 AM
should you buy one? yes.
then you should not like it much, and offer to sell it to me at 1/6 the purchase price. this sounds like a good plan to me.

And should YOU not like it much, I will pay you 1/6 of that price.

People helping people, makes me feel good.

tryan
05-05-2009, 10:48 AM
http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/

wow! those are gorgeous ukuleles!

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 10:52 AM
Only buy a resonator if you really want one. ;)

bbycrts
05-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Hi--just came across your post. My wife & I make mya-moe ukuleles, including resonators. There's a few YouTubes (or you can go to our video page). We use National cones, but designed them to be more "woody" than the nationals (Don Young, owner & president of National owns one of ours).

I looked at one of Mya-Moe's resonators at Pioneer Music in Portland, Oregon. It is beautiful, just beautiful! Sounded just as good as its looks.

bbycrts
05-05-2009, 10:56 AM
Only buy a resonator if you really want one. ;)

Of course, if you built a pineapple resonator Ahnko Honu would SWIM over here to get one!

Bluke
05-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Hey, MyaMoe, great to see you here! I own one of your resos, and it is fantastic. I also own a few National guitars, including one of Don's Maple Reso Ukes. Honestly, I like my Mya Moe more! I hope to meet you guys somewhere sometime. Fabulous instruments!

http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/images/market/67846-DSC_0037.JPG

Ahnko Honu
05-05-2009, 12:12 PM
Of course, if you built a pineapple resonator Ahnko Honu would SWIM over here to get one!

That WOULD be interesting! ;)

Bluke
05-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Listen to any recordings by Del Rey. She uses a reso uke exclusively (when she's not playing a reso guitar).