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UkuleleD
03-13-2009, 06:28 PM
Does such a thing exist? Maybe I ought to attend a couple meetings if so haha.

So I bought my first uke, a Pono tenor, and I was content for many months. Back then I had heard of this UAS and thought never I.....surly the most I would ever do was upgrade to a better tenor......well, it's been a downhill spiral ever since :D.

The next thing I know I'm strumming a beautiful KoAloha soprano, but thats not the worst part, get this, not more then 2 weeks later I have a Tangi Manini on the way(and boy was it easy to justify that purchase as a specialty).....matter of fact I think it's getting easier and easier LOL

I think it will calm down a little from here on(notice I said THINK). I try to avoid even looking at concerts these days as that's the one size I've yet to touch(whos counting baritones? ;)). Tenor upgrade would be a future thing as this Pono just does the trick so well atm and if I were to upgrade it would be a REAL upgrade for quite a bit of simoleons($$).
(That was my attempt at trying to suppress another uke purchase if you didn't notice)

All the meanwhile MGM throws up some beautiful Honu's for HUNDREDS of dollars off list price, damn him LOL!!(haha appreciate it all michael)

Welp, thanks for listening to my rant. Please tell me I am not alone in this mess, what is your story?

HoldinCoffee
03-13-2009, 10:54 PM
Sorry, but I can't help you. I do NOT have any syndromes, addictions, or any problem what-so-ever. The uke I bought last week was purchased because I NEEDED it. And the one this week, well, same thing... its a fluke damn it AND I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT!

So when are those new Kalas being released?

deach
03-14-2009, 01:47 AM
....
So I bought my first uke, a Pono tenor, and I was content for many months. Back then I had heard of this UAS and thought never I.....surly the most I would ever do was upgrade to a better tenor......well, it's been a downhill spiral ever since :D.

The next thing I know I'm strumming a beautiful KoAloha soprano, but thats not the worst part, get this, not more then 2 weeks later I have a Tangi Manini on the way(and boy was it easy to justify that purchase as a specialty).....matter of fact I think it's getting easier and easier LOL
....

Amateur .

liquid_wind
03-14-2009, 02:08 AM
The nice(and not so nice) part of the disease is the symptoms are the cure...no money left. If only more disease were as good as UAS.

psesinkclee
03-14-2009, 02:19 AM
I'm feeling you man, UAS is an epidemic :p

In the past month, I've bought a Soprano Surf Flea, Ohana Sopranino, and just ordered a Curly Mango Kala Soprano from MGM yesterday. I may have to start the "one-in-one-out" rule :(

ukantor
03-14-2009, 03:15 AM
I've got at least a dozen sopranos, two concerts and a tenor, but I'm not hooked - I can quit any time I like-----------------------------

Ukantor.

WS64
03-14-2009, 03:36 AM
http://i36.tinypic.com/6nxug3.jpg

UKISOCIETY
03-14-2009, 04:00 AM
Does such a thing exist? Maybe I ought to attend a couple meetings if so haha...

Check this video out and then sign up for their "12 Fret" program.

"Because we care that you don't fit in; UASS." (http://www.youtube.com/user/UASSociety)

GX9901
03-14-2009, 04:13 AM
Amateur .

LOL! Yeah, I agree with Deach, you're still pretty early in the game. There's still time to go back. But if you don't watch out, this is what could happen when UAS takes hold for an extended period of time:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hMJKe0Vprf4/SXtwZoMC-QI/AAAAAAAAAcw/PpGDseprzCs/s720/DSC_9127.jpg

UkuleleD
03-14-2009, 04:55 AM
LOL! Yeah, I agree with Deach, you're still pretty early in the game. There's still time to go back. But if you don't watch out, this is what could happen when UAS takes hold for an extended period of time:

:eek::eek::eek: !!!!!!!!!??!!!!

...........never mind


someone get this man a doctah!! LOL
:eek:
-envy

Captain Google
03-14-2009, 05:03 AM
I only have three ukes left to purchase, then I'm done. The fluke will be my con-uke, the risa stick will be my quiet-time uke, and the Mainland banjo will be my tin-pan-alley uke.

Then, I shall be done with UAS.

...I hope. :uhoh:

ukantor
03-14-2009, 06:26 AM
Love those box ukes. Everybody should have a cigar-box uke. I'm three quarters the way through making one for myself.

Ukantor.

bbycrts
03-14-2009, 06:45 AM
Then, I shall be done with UAS.


Denial is an ugly thing.

Feel the UAS. Embrace the UAS. BE the UAS.

Howlin Hobbit
03-14-2009, 07:49 AM
Love those box ukes. Everybody should have a cigar-box uke.

I've long lusted after one of Ukulele Eck's Hoochuleles (http://www.earnestinstruments.com/ceegar.html). Except I prefer bourbon to scotch.

They're not even that expensive.

Luckily, I remain broke so most of my UAS is of the phantom variety. It's like, I don't go window shopping, I go window shoplifting. I can't even afford to pretend to buy things so I pretend to steal them. :eek:

freedive135
03-14-2009, 08:02 AM
I've been kinda sad/happy cuz my UAS has gone into remission...

After I got my KoAloha Soprano I have been having trouble justifing getting a new Uke. I really want a KoAloha Tenor but the $$$ are not there till the Kayak lessons start back up again in May then I am making $$$$ she won't know about!!!

But I have been getting my UAS fix for free lately at my local Uke shop!!!!

haole
03-14-2009, 08:31 AM
The most painful symptoms of UAS occur when your bank account is empty while you browse MGM's ebay store. No matter how broke you are, $800 for a KoAloha will seem like a good price and you will do terrible things to earn the money.

I was starting to think that acquiring a Pineapple Sunday could end my UAS once and for all, but then Flea Market Music came out with new Fluke/Flea patterns and I still want a Moore Bettah somewhere down the road. As of right now I can barely afford the tuners on a Pineapple Sunday but new things always find their way onto my list of ukes to buy when I make millions of dollars with my anthropology degree.

thejumpingflea
03-14-2009, 09:09 AM
While I am not up to GX9901 I suffer from advanced stages of UAS as well.

My collection is up to 13. (1 is in the mail coming to me.... Bushman Pineapple!)

4 of these ukes I have gotten in 2009, so I know this is getting to be VERY bad.

OOooo! Look at that Tangi MGM has in.... must.... not.... pull.... trigger....

CDon
03-14-2009, 09:28 AM
After I got my KoAloha Soprano I have been having trouble justifing getting a new Uke.

justifying? justifying? justifying? Come now!

freedive135
03-14-2009, 10:50 AM
justifying? justifying? justifying? Come now!

I know I know...

It's a good thing my uke store sold the Mango Pono Soprano that I had been drooling on or I might have had to dust off a credit card...
So far I have resisted and have just paid cash for all my Ukes, thats been my rule.... no cash, no new Uke!!!!
I am starting to get withdrawls it's been over 2 months now!!!!!

cosmoblue
03-14-2009, 11:35 AM
I think I have to accept that I am developing UAS. It started when I purchased my Ohana soprano and there was a Koaloha soprano hanging on the wall the the sales woman took down and played for me and let me pluck:love:a bit. I couldn't afford $500 for my first uke in the event that this was just a passing fancy. However I hear it calling me sometimes when I pass the store. Then I saw Pete Howlett's cherrylele :love:. I am afraid to try any other size because I know I will be in real trouble. I am going to try and stick with "concerts are too big for me", but then there are those sneaky sopraninos . . .

Captain Google
03-14-2009, 12:01 PM
Being constrained to what the government gives me to spend helps out a lot. No Pineapple Sunday for me, but I'm alright with that.

dominicfoundthemooon
03-14-2009, 12:34 PM
i have had UAS in all kinds of ways... it all started with GI JOES and HEMAN! then it was BASKETBALL CARDS and BASKETBALL STUFF!! now.. years after all that.. it is UAS...

but.. but... i have been good so far! i think.. i got a beater uke to see if i liked it.. i did.. and then i passed that one on to a girl when i got my bushman tenor.. then i sold my bushman tenor to finance my puchase of a koaloha concert.. (you might have seen me talk about koaloha on here) and then i had to get a FLEA because you can't drag a koaloha on a drunken night of ukulele playing.. so i now i sit with two!

but.... i do have a koaloha tenor on order!!! and well.. i just bought one of those tangi litttle guys.. MGM said he only had a few left.. and well.. after i saw alan play one for me.. i just had to have one..

but this is my justification... i can have my FLEA as my beater..

then i can have the
Tangi - Tiny Uke
Soprano - (looking for what one i want)
Concert - Koaloha
Tenor - Koaloha

so you see.. i am going to let myself keep one of each at a time.. and the only way i can buy a new one of the same size is if i feel i need it.. so i will sell the current one!! we will see if i stick to this..

it has worked with guitars!! once i had a 1949 martin, 2005 Martin DM and my beater guitar.. i was good.. i have not bought a guitar in a YEAR!!! in a year!! and i have bought and sold.. A LOT OF GUITARS!!!! A LOT!! well a lot to me.. like 20 in the past 3 years..

we are going to leave my "world percussion toys" out of this talk!!

so hummmm on that soprano.. i am thinking... mainland.. maybe ohana.. something...

d

Ahnko Honu
03-14-2009, 01:22 PM
WOW, I thought I was bad at 7 ukuleles but I did sell or give away 4 ukuleles but also purchased 3 more recently with 2 more in site real soon by canceling my medical insurance for a couple months to finance them. I guess just a mild case for me. :rolleyes: