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scooterguitar
04-04-2009, 12:12 PM
I'm thinking of getting another uke the same size of the one I have. Different makers. Odss are they will sound totally different, but should I be considering a different size altogether for my second uke?

freedive135
04-04-2009, 12:27 PM
Then I must be silly!!!!!

Proud owner of a 2 Tenors same brand but different models and 5 Sopranos, 2 of which are the same make and model but with different strings.

You can have 2 of the same make, size, and model but have a different sound due to the grain of the wood or strings.


If you like the size go for it but if you want to try a different size go for that...

UKISOCIETY
04-04-2009, 12:27 PM
I'm thinking of getting another uke the same size of the one I have. Different makers. Odss are they will sound totally different, but should I be considering a different size altogether for my second uke?

What size do you have now?

scooterguitar
04-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Super concert (tenor neck).

kailua
04-04-2009, 02:56 PM
I have two tenors. One low G and one high. It's nice to have the flexibility. I'm still a newbie. So the "flexibility" idea was my justification for making the purchase. A rational person probably would have waited untill they could strum and sing at the same time. But hey, any excuse will do.

deach
04-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Not silly at all. I have ukes that are the same size, same model, and from the same builder. Each is set up differently. Low-g, re-entrants, different tunings, different string combinations. I also have them in different rooms since I am too lazy.

Ahnko Honu
04-04-2009, 03:46 PM
The main thing is you buy another uke, don't matter the size, just satisfy that UAS urge as soon as possible. ;) I too have several sopranos though only one concert, and one tenor. You can never have too many ukuleles (unless you ask my wife).

scooterguitar
04-04-2009, 04:27 PM
HOw can argue with myself with responses like this:D

deach
04-04-2009, 04:31 PM
HOw can argue with myself with responses like this:D

Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.

haole
04-04-2009, 04:38 PM
Think of it as a constant, futile attempt to achieve balance that can only be temporarily sated by buying more ukes.

For example, I have two sopranos, a concert, and a baritone. Being newly unemployed, I foresee the disturbance in my feng shui lasting quite a while. But once I get some kind of tenor, I'll of course have to get another concert, tenor, and baritone eventually to balance it out. Sure, I could ditch one of the sopranos and live with one of each, but that's just not reasonable. :confused:

UKISOCIETY
04-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.

This is soooooooooooooooo true! :)

but don't tell my wife i said that!

UKISOCIETY
04-04-2009, 04:40 PM
Think of it as a constant, futile attempt to achieve balance that can only be temporarily sated by buying more ukes.

For example, I have two sopranos, a concert, and a baritone. Being newly unemployed, I foresee the disturbance in my feng shui lasting quite a while. But once I get some kind of tenor, I'll of course have to get another concert, tenor, and baritone eventually to balance it out. Sure, I could ditch one of the sopranos and live with one of each, but that's just not reasonable. :confused:


This is perfect logic to me. Is that wrong?

scooterguitar
04-04-2009, 04:43 PM
HA! Too funny man.

RON<>VA
04-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.

I'll give a big Amen to that truth

40 plus years of blis(ters) :) I was just teasing, honey. Honest!

salukulady
04-04-2009, 06:50 PM
My house has 12 ukes in it. All sizes, shapes and models from a sopranino to a baritone to a banjolele. Only five people live in my house, (not counting the critters) so that's more than two ukes a person if we play with both hands. Still not enough. I'm starting to hang them on the walls in all the rooms 'cuz I'm lazy like Deach. I'm seriously considering hanging one in the bathroom.....

Howlin Hobbit
04-04-2009, 11:05 PM
I currently have 3 sopranos (Glyph, Flea and National reso) and one sopranino (Ohana). I have one more soprano (Dominator) that's off in the wilds for some adjustments. I have the prospect of another soprano or two joining me soon.

Oh, and if I ever get around to fixing it, I have a banjo uke that I think may be a concert scale.

(I'll check that if I ever ummm... y'know, get brave enough to fix it. I'm such a wuss sometimes.)

In fine, no, it's not silly to own more than one of the same size. With the exception of the 'nino -- and possibly the banjolele -- all the ukes I own are the same size.

ichadwick
04-05-2009, 02:37 AM
Silly? Nah!
I currently have seven, all tenors. I prefer the size and am not comfortable with smaller scales. Some folks here comfortably play all sizes, so they have a more varied collection. Me, is tick to what my clumsy fingers find most reassuring.

Try the other sizes, and get what you like.

ichadwick
04-05-2009, 02:39 AM
Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.

My wife never argues with me. That would be pointless since she's always right, and her Word is Lsw here. Why argue when I'm clearly and demonstrably wrong? It would be like arguing with the dog.

jellybean
04-05-2009, 02:54 AM
I have made a proposal.

psesinkclee
04-05-2009, 04:53 AM
My roomates always tell me that its silly for me to have more than one of the same sized ukes haha. Sopranino: Ohana. Sopranos: Surf Flea, Kala Mango. Concerts: Cordoba Koa, Mitchell, WaverlyStreet Banjolele.

They all have different sounds. All of them are high G except for the banjolele. I use them for different purposes too. I've got a pickup on my flea, so for playing with a full band, I normally use that. The Mitchell is my junker that I take with me when I'm going overseas or for playing outdoors. The Cordoba is my baby, my only solid koa uke.

Now that I think of it, I might just need another soprano.... :p

kissing
04-05-2009, 04:53 AM
..So the "flexibility" idea was my justification for making the purchase. A rational person probably would have waited untill they could strum and sing at the same time. But hey, any excuse will do.

Yup, that's exactly what I'm going through :eek:

PoisonDart
04-05-2009, 05:04 AM
I love my baritone for some things and my concert for others.

Now that my girlfriend has taken my flea (and is learning to play uke!) I'll need another uke that I'm not scared to take out doors...

and I really think a banjolele would sound awesome for some things too.

And I'm sure I could be tempted by a resonator uke....

I've never played a tenor, perhaps those are awesome too?

hmm....

sukie
04-05-2009, 06:25 AM
Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.


Hey!!!!!





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Ahnko Honu
04-05-2009, 07:15 AM
I love my baritone for some things and my concert for others.

Now that my girlfriend has taken my flea (and is learning to play uke!) I'll need another uke that I'm not scared to take out doors...

and I really think a banjolele would sound awesome for some things too.

And I'm sure I could be tempted by a resonator uke....

I've never played a tenor, perhaps those are awesome too?

hmm....

A. Banjolele

B. Resonator Uke

C. Tenor

D. All of the above

(pick D ;) )

Ahnko Honu
04-05-2009, 07:17 AM
Never argue with yourself, that's your wife's job.

I never win those arguments, at least with myself I have a 50/50 chance.

scooterguitar
04-05-2009, 07:34 AM
MY diverted thinking (thanks guys!) made me go for it, hopefully be here mid week!
I'll tune the new (used) one low g, then have to rationalize later this week to go ahead and buy a Kamaka tenor I think. Been selling off some guitar gear I never use, what good is a basement full of amps that are never played!
So this new super concert, then the tenor, and done...for this month:>)
BAd, bad influences. I am no match for peer pressure, now where's that bottle of booze:>)

Captain Google
04-05-2009, 07:58 AM
what good is a basement full of amps that are never played!

That's why you get an eleuke. :cool:

salukulady
04-05-2009, 03:14 PM
what good is a basement full of amps that are never played!?????

Do this to a few of your ukes, I did and they work great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLUDWoh-cE

Captain Google
04-05-2009, 03:22 PM
what good is a basement full of amps that are never played!?????

Do this to a few of your ukes, I did and they work great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLUDWoh-cE

Why risk damaging the uke when you can buy a new one from MGM with pickup pre-installed? :cool:

salukulady
04-05-2009, 05:40 PM
Why risk damaging the uke when you can buy a new one from MGM with pickup pre-installed? :cool:
True, true, true....and up the number of ukes you have at the same time!

deach
04-06-2009, 01:36 AM
Having two of the same sized guitar wouldn't be silly would it?