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sam13
07-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Hello,

I am looking to buy a Super Soprano, and I know there are a few on the boards here but they are a little too rich for my budget right now.

I am looking to experiment with a Low G Super Soprano ... mellow is what I am looking for.

Let me know if there is something you aren't using that is in excellent shape ...

Thanks.

PhilUSAFRet
07-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Lots of Kala's out there. Bright or mellow can be tailored with different strings: Kala KA-SSLNG Spruce/Mahogany Series Soprano Long Neck Ukulele. Here's a nice demo by Mims, comparing the Kala all laminate vs the solid spruce topped mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YToJZJpa8-c
I have an all solid acacia Lehua I'll likely be getting rid of as soon as I replace the tuners and install a bone bridge.

sam13
07-07-2015, 09:07 AM
Lots of Kala's out there. Bright or mellow can be tailored with different strings: Kala KA-SSLNG Spruce/Mahogany Series Soprano Long Neck Ukulele. Here's a nice demo by Mims, comparing the Kala all laminate vs the solid spruce topped mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YToJZJpa8-c
I have an all solid acacia Lehua I'll likely be getting rid of as soon as I replace the tuners and install a bone bridge.

Hi Phil,

Thanks ... yes, I would consider a Kala SSLNG Spruce top ... for sure.

Looking to use a Low G and do some jazz with it.

Uke182
07-07-2015, 09:30 AM
This one is on sale on this forum: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?108591-FS-G-String-Long-Neck-Soprano

sam13
07-07-2015, 10:17 AM
This one is on sale on this forum: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?108591-FS-G-String-Long-Neck-Soprano

Thanks Uke182 ... looks nice ... but at $400 one needs to consider other options ... and I am looking for Spruce or Mahogany ... I think.

sonomajazz
07-07-2015, 11:10 AM
Just sent you a PM, Simon...

sam13
07-07-2015, 11:42 AM
PM's have been responded to ... still open to suggestions ...

deschutestrout
07-07-2015, 02:30 PM
Mainland Longneck Cedar Pineapple soprano. Killer little uke.

PhilUSAFRet
07-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Haven't heard that particular model, but have heard the regular cedar topped soprano longneck. Amazing sounding little sucker.

sam13
07-07-2015, 05:06 PM
[QUOTE=PhilUSAFRet;1719345]Haven't heard that particular model, but have heard the regular cedar topped soprano longneck. Amazing sounding little sucker

Is it warm. Will scout YouTube.

Jim Hanks
07-07-2015, 06:20 PM
I have low G on my KPK longneck. It's a 15.5" scale so a little longer than normal longnecks so maybe that helps with the low G. I asked for it that way from KPK and was set up great. I think it is a Savarez but blends well with the other strings which I think are Worth clears. Under $200 so a lot of bang for buck.

mainger
07-08-2015, 04:11 AM
I have a Bruko, all-solid walnut and maple. Yummy sound, low action and fantastic craftsmanship...

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sam13
07-08-2015, 05:57 AM
I have low G on my KPK longneck. It's a 15.5" scale so a little longer than normal longnecks so maybe that helps with the low G. I asked for it that way from KPK and was set up great. I think it is a Savarez but blends well with the other strings which I think are Worth clears. Under $200 so a lot of bang for buck.

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the note ... forgot you got a KPK LN ... so you got this from KPK directly? How do you find the Acacia compared to a Mahogany sound ... was looking at their site and might be interested in one of their Ukes. Was thinking a Deluxe model but if the finish is too heavy then perhaps a regular model would do the trick.

Also, what do you think of the PineApple vs. Regular shape ... just watched a MyaMoe video ... and Aaron mentions he thinks the PineApple has a more mellow tone with more sustain due to a larger sound board ... any thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEhJxkKDjpw

sam13
07-08-2015, 05:59 AM
I have a Bruko, all-solid walnut and maple. Yummy sound, low action and fantastic craftsmanship...

8129981300813018130281303

Thanks for posting ... do you have a sound sample? PM me for my email address to send an iPhone sample ... thanks.

Jim Hanks
07-08-2015, 03:16 PM
. so you got this from KPK directly? How do you find the Acacia compared to a Mahogany sound ... Was thinking a Deluxe model but if the finish is too heavy then perhaps a regular model would do the trick.

Also, what do you think of the PineApple vs. Regular shape ... just watched a MyaMoe video ... and Aaron mentions he thinks the PineApple has a more mellow tone with more sustain due to a larger sound board ... any thoughts
I got mine when the pineapple LN was just coming out so I had a bit of back/forth with Jason. Now I think you could just order from the website, put in any setup requests/preferences and off you go. I'm not sure about the acacia vs mahogany, bone vs wood saddle, pineapple vs normal. Too many variables. All I know is that I like the sound. :-) as far as Deluxe vs regular, I think that is mostly just bling. Mine is regular and does look somewhat "plain" with no binding or abalone. Let's call it "simple elegance" :)

PhilUSAFRet
07-08-2015, 03:21 PM
[QUOTE=PhilUSAFRet;1719345]Haven't heard that particular model, but have heard the regular cedar topped soprano longneck. Amazing sounding little sucker

Is it warm. Will scout YouTube.

I"d say on the "sweet side" of warm

mainger
07-09-2015, 03:33 AM
Thanks for posting ... do you have a sound sample? PM me for my email address to send an iPhone sample ... thanks.

Sound sample sent. And just for everyone's viewing pleasure, here's more eye candy ;)
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mainger
07-09-2015, 03:34 AM
Mmmmmhh Ukulele Pr0n!

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