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UKISOCIETY
03-29-2009, 07:48 AM
Here it is! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WizFM1b3wMw)

scooterguitar
03-29-2009, 09:52 AM
That was fun!
The old Martin wins!

fleadermaus
03-29-2009, 11:34 AM
I was surprised at how decent those plastic ukes could sound. Nice playing!

UKISOCIETY
03-29-2009, 12:15 PM
That was fun!
The old Martin wins!

Thanks! I have to say that I'd keep the old Martin if I had to get rid of all but one.

UKISOCIETY
03-29-2009, 12:26 PM
I was surprised at how decent those plastic ukes could sound. Nice playing!

They have a distictive sound, but pleasant if you're into that sort of thing. The real small ones (17" ones or less) really suffer from lack of body size.

Link
03-29-2009, 12:38 PM
I gotta say that I've always disliked the way the plastic ones sound. Sometimes a video doesn't really display how... plastic they sound. haha.

But I sure do love that Mainland... :)

Bassukuguy
03-29-2009, 12:38 PM
The 60's martin sounds fantastic. and the mexi-martin sounds like a solid strummer. i dont know what it is but i do love me the sound of the Flea though. this is a great comparison though, thanks for this. oh and i forgot to mention the Mainland Soprano. SO MUCH VOLUME. either that or a flea will be my next purchase. damn economy.

UKISOCIETY
03-29-2009, 12:45 PM
I gotta say that I've always disliked the way the plastic ones sound. Sometimes a video doesn't really display how... plastic they sound. haha.

But I sure do love that Mainland... :)

The plastics definitely have their own sound. I love the Mainland, but I should have put friction tuners on it. I keep hitting the machine tuners with my left hand when I play G dim. Could be the screwy way I hold it!:cool:

mailman
03-29-2009, 12:46 PM
I'm new to ukes, but I know what I like....

My first choice would be the Mainland, followed then by the 60's Martin. I do like the sould of the Flea, but the looks have yet to grow on me....

UKISOCIETY
03-29-2009, 12:48 PM
The 60's martin sounds fantastic. and the mexi-martin sounds like a solid strummer. i dont know what it is but i do love me the sound of the Flea though. this is a great comparison though, thanks for this. oh and i forgot to mention the Mainland Soprano. SO MUCH VOLUME. either that or a flea will be my next purchase. damn economy.

The Flea has such a distinctive sound from the others that I disliked it the most in the comparison video. But on its own, I think it sounds great. The Mexi Martin is great. The action is a bit high in the higher frets tho. The vintage Martin has everything going for it. Great action, solid construct and light as a feather.