View Full Version : Fs soprano konablaster electric steel string ukulele

04-11-2015, 12:12 PM
Bought this to hold me until i got my Risa. now a friend made me a baritone. I don't need this.
works great and is a lot of fun. the fuzz is wearing thin in a spot on the back, and there is some staining[play wear?] on the front. nice neck.
comes with fleabag.new lower price, 150 shipped CONUS78374783757837678377

04-11-2015, 12:16 PM

Captain Simian
04-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Is this strung high G or low G?

04-11-2015, 03:03 PM
high.............................................. ............................

04-21-2015, 05:21 AM
$150 shipped.............

04-22-2015, 08:42 PM
how are the steel strings compared to normal uke/fluoro strings?

04-23-2015, 03:46 AM
They are literally harder, but easier to fret, so it's a wash for me. the action can be set much lower as the strings don't seem to move as much and you use a much lighter touch. they settle in much faster too.

Inksplosive AL
04-23-2015, 06:56 AM
I keep looking at this and was about to make an offer but I have to ask. (question removed) Answered it myself.

06-14-2015, 05:03 AM
still for sale. I forgot about it but someone mentioned it in another thread. make me an offer.

07-03-2015, 06:28 AM
last bump before it goes to evil bay. all offers entertained.

Inksplosive AL
07-03-2015, 10:50 PM
PM sent.

I have an idea for a steel string soprano that looks like my BC Rich guitar I no longer play. While I have collected a few parts and accurate body plans I do not know if I'll ever build the thing. I work much better as a thinker.

Canned ham body shape with a stylized pineapple headstock. This is not a looker but I'm looking for something to play. Hmm maybe strip it and paint it like a ham complete with cloves lol.

07-03-2015, 11:21 PM
I love its wooly back! Maybe some UU member from North Wales would like it - Mike F? (Liverpool people call those from NW "wooly backs" :)

The Big Kahuna
07-03-2015, 11:34 PM
BC Rich guitar I no longer play

What you got, dude? I've loved BC Rich for over 30 years, and always wanted a Mockingbird Supreme or a Bitch.

07-04-2015, 01:58 AM
The KonaBlaster soprano is fun. Traded for one a few months ago and find it a lot of fun. That 30.06 bridge is a conversation-starter and the sound isn't half-bad at all. EMando.com is a great source of strings at all gauges as well.

Captain Simian
07-04-2015, 04:22 AM
What you got, dude? I've loved BC Rich for over 30 years, and always wanted a Mockingbird Supreme or a Bitch.

The first good electric guitar I ever owned was a 70's Mockingbird that I bought for $125 at a garage sale in 1987.


I kept it for about 4 months then traded it for a mid 70's Gibson Explorer. Hung on to that for about 3 weeks because it was one of the worst guitar I've ever owned. Traded that for a 70's Firebird with a single mini humbucker in the bridge. Kept that for almost a year then traded it for my '65 Princeton Reverb, which I still have.

The Big Kahuna
07-04-2015, 05:26 AM
The Explorer has always been my favourite shape, but it has to have the droopy headstock, so only Gibson or Hamer do it for me. Mockingbirds are beautiful though.

Captain Simian
07-04-2015, 06:39 AM
I've always loved Explorers. Sonically I always found them to be between a Les Paul and an SG. About 10 years ago I almost bought a Hamer Explorer with a checkerboard finish. I mean I came real close, as in the store let me bring it home over a long holiday weekend to check it out at my leisure.

The Big Kahuna
07-04-2015, 06:54 AM
I had a checkerboard explorer made in 1982. I was a huge Rick Nielsen fan :)

Captain Simian
07-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Funny, the Hamer I looked at was also an '82. Hmmm...

Same here, I still love Cheap Trick.

Inksplosive AL
07-07-2015, 02:30 PM
I was 20 in 86 with friends that were heavy in the underground thrash scene way back when. I bought a USA made bolt on neck Warlock with a LFR floating bridge. It was always a dark muddy sounding guitar so its been hotrodded with a really bright set of classic 70's Bill Lawrence blade style pickups. That damn bridge was what killed it for me.

Maybe playing the steel strings on this little "Ham Hock" will make me want to lock that dang bridge down and get the warlock playable again. Its just so frickin big!

81294 It has the classic BC Rich inline headstock.

I await Hammy's arrival and I'm going to start researching the gauge string needed for linear tuning.

EDIT: I have accurate drawings of the warlock, bitch and mockingbird. The mocking bird shape would make a classy ukulele.


The Big Kahuna
07-07-2015, 07:04 PM
My Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro is going to the guitar tech on Saturday to have the locking nut replaced with a normal TUSQ but, and the Floyd Rose replaced with a non-locking Schaller Vintage Trem, which I'll probably disable with a Tremol-No or a couple of wood blocks. I'm also swapping the EMG 81 & 85 around, so the 85 is in the bridge (unusual, but they have more tone than the 81).

I hate Floyds with a passion.

07-08-2015, 03:22 AM