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Ukulele_Junkie
03-03-2008, 06:57 AM
Davoomac suggested that we should make reviews for our ukuleles so that other people planning to buy them will know what to expect. So how bout its own topic in the front page jus called Ukulele Reviews?

rayan
03-03-2008, 07:42 AM
You guys are psychic! We have a review application in the works that is almost done. It will let you guys imput your own reviews of whatever ukulele you have into a database and hopefully we'll have eventually have reviews of almost all the ukes out there.

Just give us a little bit more time, it's actually getting really close to being done.

Ukulele_Junkie
03-03-2008, 11:01 AM
ha cool, i'll be putting up a review sumtime next week also.

david98116
03-04-2008, 01:48 AM
Good idea. The choosing process is murder. I could have used the info when I purchased. I'll get up a review on youtube of my Kanile'a K1.

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-04-2008, 07:34 PM
Pretty good idea actually, becase when people plan to buy new ukes, they can open this thread and options will be available..

Maybe if you have a custom uke?? you can say what you have done to the uke, so that people dont buy the standard uke and realise they don't have the same ukulele..

I could do it on the Lu-21T i suppose

rayan
03-13-2008, 11:49 PM
Our uke review section is almost done guys. I'm excited.

koa
03-19-2008, 02:40 PM
Not sure if this will be part of the review. Possible to have links to the builders of the uke reviewed. Hopefully the builders will have a listing of their retailers. Would be nice to find out who sells and where they are located.

Looking foward to the reviews. Especially from some of the more talented UU members. Curious to hear what they feel are the strengths & weakness of the uke reviewed based on their playing style and perceptions.

rayan
03-20-2008, 08:04 PM
We're almost ready to launch this section, we're looking for beta testers to give some feedback.

you can reply in this thread if you want to be a tester.

NotoriousMOK
03-20-2008, 10:34 PM
i'm game to test -- count me in

Ukulele_Junkie
03-21-2008, 01:20 AM
I'll help test, what we gonna be doing?

rayan
03-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Actually, if anyone in our forums wants to try out our uke review thing, heres the address,

http://ukuleleunderground.com/ukereviews

I'm still in the process of making it look better, but it should work. Go ahead and add your review for your uke or if you don't see the uke you have listed, we are definitely missing a lot of them, just email us (ukuleleunderground(at)gmail(dot)com) and I'll put it into the db.

Thanks UU people, seriously, I am humbled that all of you take time out of your day to spend it with us on our site. Hopefully we can continue to provide for you guys and girls everything you need to rock!

bof
03-21-2008, 11:55 PM
I'll make a list of Brueko and Risa Ukuleles. They seem to be missing completely in your list.

rayan
03-22-2008, 01:20 PM
I'll make a list of Brueko and Risa Ukuleles. They seem to be missing completely in your list.

Thanks! We need all the help we can get.

bof
03-28-2008, 03:55 AM
i believe that it is necessary to be able to comment the reviews. First of all ot guarantee more neutrality and second to be able to write corrections.

For example (really just a random example) Fred Miu's review of the Kala KA-TE. He said that it has been made in Hawaii, which i think is wrong. I am quite sure that Kalas are made in China and only the Setup is made in Hawaii

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-28-2008, 09:53 PM
no Lanikais yet? (sp)

rayan
03-29-2008, 10:04 AM
i believe that it is necessary to be able to comment the reviews. First of all ot guarantee more neutrality and second to be able to write corrections.

For example (really just a random example) Fred Miu's review of the Kala KA-TE. He said that it has been made in Hawaii, which i think is wrong. I am quite sure that Kalas are made in China and only the Setup is made in Hawaii

I agree. This is our beta for the uke reviews. Keep those suggestions coming so we can get mold this thing into something good. :)

rayan
03-30-2008, 07:14 PM
I just added lanikai ukuleles to the database. Lanikai owners feel free to ad your review.

http://ukuleleunderground.com/ukereviews/index.php

menehunenyc
03-31-2008, 04:49 AM
How about Hilo brand? I feel that even though I don't play mine/my daughters anymore, the bargain brands should be listed, because, like it was for me, it may be the only option they have to learn on before they trade up.

UkuCouS
03-31-2008, 09:58 AM
Just made a review for Kanile'a K1 Tenor 4 strings

vialde
04-01-2008, 05:45 AM
@UkuCouS: What do you think of your Ashbury Koa Tenor? I've got one on order and I'm very excited about it.

tad
04-05-2008, 11:10 PM
I'd second the vote for having reviews for the budget/cheapies, too-- I mean, that's what a lot of people start with, right? And when you look at the "How big is your collection" post, you see that a lot of people are holding on to a couple of those cheapies, and still playing 'em too.

I wish I'd known when I bought a Mitchell for more than my Kala that it wasn't as good, despite the slightly higher price point.

UkeNinja
05-19-2008, 07:29 PM
A suggestion for the review section: it would be great to know whether it has been updated or not. I keep coming back to the reviews to check if I missed something, but then I forget if there were 6 or 7 Kala reviews last time, clicking and reclicking. The front page is crowded already, but perhaps a sticky in Announcements or something similar (limited to a "I reviewed the [XXX] ukulele" post by the reviewer) could help to make this section even more useful.

It seems as though the number of reviews has stopped growing.... even if your uke has already been reviewed, there is nothing better than a second (third, fourth, fifth...) opinion to base one's judgment on, so go for it! As suggested earlier, even reviews of cheapies are great to help lower the threshold into ukuleleworld even more.

On a personal note, I am considering purchase of a new ukulele even if it were just to make a review of it for UU! No that's just greed :D

(edit: and sorry for digging up old threads, hope the input is appreciated)

davoomac
05-19-2008, 07:49 PM
A suggestion for the review section: it would be great to know whether it has been updated or not. I keep coming back to the reviews to check if I missed something, but then I forget if there were 6 or 7 Kala reviews last time, clicking and reclicking. The front page is crowded already, but perhaps a sticky in Announcements or something similar (limited to a "I reviewed the [XXX] ukulele" post by the reviewer) could help to make this section even more useful.

It seems as though the number of reviews has stopped growing.... even if your uke has already been reviewed, there is nothing better than a second (third, fourth, fifth...) opinion to base one's judgment on, so go for it! As suggested earlier, even reviews of cheapies are great to help lower the threshold into ukuleleworld even more.

On a personal note, I am considering purchase of a new ukulele even if it were just to make a review of it for UU! No that's just greed :D

(edit: and sorry for digging up old threads, hope the input is appreciated)

Actually I was wondering about the ukulele review section too. I didn't see anyway to see new reviews.

By the way I sent in a request to add an oscar schmidt to the list, but haven't seen it up yet. Do you usually email us back to let us know if you post the new ones?

Also I sent in a review for my kala and i guess its not up yet? No hurry though, just wondering.