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T-UKEL
04-05-2009, 04:11 PM
should i go with the tenor The solid body with the F soundhole or the concert the which is not solid at all

grappler
04-05-2009, 04:40 PM
not sure about this one, do they both sound completely different to each other?

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-06-2009, 12:19 AM
i say the 1st picture..

jhob
04-06-2009, 04:26 AM
What do you mean 'not solid at all'? I have the concert ele-uke (like in the first picture) and I can confirm that it definitely is solid!

Very nice little ukes, I recommend them!

T-UKEL
04-06-2009, 04:45 AM
thats not what i meant ( i just didnt know how to describe it) which would you recomend?

dnewton2
04-06-2009, 04:53 AM
I think either would be fine. I don't know the differences in the models as far as what pickup it has or if it is a headphone model. I think it will come down to which scale you like better. (Concert or Tenor) Most everything else will be similar except the looks.

Oswegan
04-06-2009, 07:01 AM
They are fun, but not very well made. There is a really good chance you'll end up replacing the nut at a minimum - unless you are a super mellow player (unlike me).

jhob
04-06-2009, 11:19 AM
I think the only difference between the two is purely aesthetics so go for whichever you like the best. Personally I prefer the original one with large cutaway. I was looking at mine just earlier and thinking how much I liked its shape.

Build quality on them is average, but more than adequate. The fret ends on mine are a little too rounded off so the A string can slip off the fretboard a little too easily sometimes but you do adapt to this and it's really not much of a problem. The sound is just fine, I recommend a roland micro-cube amp to go with it. The headphone jack is also really handy for late night practicing.

One word of advice - do not leave it plugged in to either jack when not using it unless you like flat batteries!

Oswegan - Why do you think the nut needs replacing? I'm curious.

T-UKEL
04-06-2009, 11:27 AM
i just ordered the rosewood tenor (not the one with F shaped hole). i am going to pick it up at east village music store in new york. i hope these things sound good!!!

jhob
04-06-2009, 11:33 AM
i just ordered the rosewood tenor (not the one with F shaped hole). i am going to pick it up at east village music store in new york. i hope these things sound good!!!

Bosh! Sure you won't be disappointed. Bit hard to comment on the sound as it is more determined by what amp you put it through, at any rate I have no complaints with the sound. It is very different to an acoustic uke, but just different - not necessarily better or worse. Depends what you are looking for really.

I replaced the strings on mine with aquilas, I just really dislike the feel of the GHS strings it comes strung with. I also hate how they sound on an acoustic but the strings don't make such a difference to the sound on an electric.

T-UKEL
04-06-2009, 11:34 AM
Bosh! Sure you won't be disappointed. Bit hard to comment on the sound as it is more determined by what amp you put it through, at any rate I have no complaints with the sound. It is very different to an acoustic uke, but just different - not necessarily better or worse. Depends what you are looking for really.

I replaced the strings on mine with aquilas, I just really dislike the feel of the GHS strings it comes strung with. I also hate how they sound on an acoustic but the strings don't make such a difference to the sound on an electric.

i am getting a micro cube....does this uke have an acoustic sound to it at all?

jhob
04-06-2009, 11:40 AM
i am getting a micro cube....does this uke have an acoustic sound to it at all?

Not really. You can hear it and you could practice with it unplugged but if you're planning on singing at the same time you would need it plugged into something. If you put aquila strings on it will be a little louder than with the stock GHS strings. I do practice without it plugged in sometimes, such as when watching TV at the same time.

NukeDOC
04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
i am getting a micro cube....does this uke have an acoustic sound to it at all?
yes... well there is an acoustic "setting" that gives you the effect of acoustic instrument... and if your eleuke has the same dean markley active pickup as mine does, the tone knob range is so wide, you can still get close to that acoustic tone, even without setting the microcube to the acoustic setting. use them both together and its gonna sound nive.

T-UKEL
04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
no thats not what i mean. when plugged in does it sound anything like an acoustic? also, when using headphones will people be able to hear me playing?

T-UKEL
04-06-2009, 11:42 AM
nevermind i didnt see nukedoc's reply thanks

jhob
04-06-2009, 11:44 AM
There's loads of videos on youtube with the eleuke, take a listen to a few of them - should give you a good idea of what to expect:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=eleuke&aq=f

jhob
04-06-2009, 11:48 AM
Eleuke and microcube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gr2-dky4uo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRB_rFSk9w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1JJ0AwSBw0

Oswegan
04-08-2009, 06:44 AM
Oswegan - Why do you think the nut needs replacing? I'm curious.

Maybe the ones I played, and particularly the one I bought, just had some quality control issues. They were mostly the new 2009 models I played and I bought the jazz cutaway tenor and ended up returning it.

When I played them, the slightest note bend would pop the bent string out of place at the nut, especially below the 4th fret on the C string.

The local fretworks looked at it and tried to fix it but ultimately said that the nut and saddle are just really cheap and toy like and to make it work properly it would require a better nut.

The issue could be limited to the few that I played, but to me it just wasn't worth the trouble, at least until they have worked out their QC issues.

T-UKEL
04-08-2009, 07:07 AM
w/e its too late now...it i dont like it i will return it (should be here on friday) i just have one question. i saw the headphone slot on the bottom of it, is that for just plugging in the headphones straight into the uke, or do i have to plug the headphones into the amp while conncected to the uke?

jhob
04-08-2009, 07:21 AM
You plug headphones straight into the eleuke which is pretty neat! It has 2 jacks - one for headphones and one to go to an amp.

jhob
04-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Maybe the ones I played, and particularly the one I bought, just had some quality control issues. They were mostly the new 2009 models I played and I bought the jazz cutaway tenor and ended up returning it.

When I played them, the slightest note bend would pop the bent string out of place at the nut, especially below the 4th fret on the C string.

The local fretworks looked at it and tried to fix it but ultimately said that the nut and saddle are just really cheap and toy like and to make it work properly it would require a better nut.

The issue could be limited to the few that I played, but to me it just wasn't worth the trouble, at least until they have worked out their QC issues.

Now you mention it I had heard about the popping out before, fortunately mine doesn't suffer for the same. If you get one that does deepening the nut slots should fix it providing the action doesn't get too low.

grappler
04-08-2009, 12:17 PM
You plug headphones straight into the eleuke which is pretty neat! It has 2 jacks - one for headphones and one to go to an amp.

tats pretty neat! i didnt know that at all

yonsaiyan
04-08-2009, 07:32 PM
How is the intonation? Any other problems other than the nut?

paw123los
04-08-2009, 08:09 PM
i just ordered the rosewood tenor (not the one with F shaped hole). i am going to pick it up at east village music store in new york. i hope these things sound good!!!

I have the same model. It is an awesome uke, especially when you want to play late at night. You just plug your earphones in and rock on.
I have no problems with intonation or with the quality of finish. I even managed to install straplocks on my own, beacuse I find it hard to hold it and play without the belt.
I had to fill the frets and to polish the fretboard a little but hey - it is just a cheap chinesse ukulele :D.
I think it is worth the price an you will be very happy playing it.