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Ahnko Honu
04-05-2009, 11:01 PM
Aloha, Just started a social group called the Pineapple Patch for lovers of the classic Pineapple Ukulele. E komo mai!
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=37
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1010168-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/Ahnkochee/My%20Ukuleles/P1010171.jpg

deach
04-15-2009, 06:04 AM
New Pono. Old Mele.


http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475658.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475688.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475703.jpg

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 06:09 AM
New Pono. Old Mele.


http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475658.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475688.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1302/4819541/11668864/361475703.jpg

Gawlll! That Pono is gorgeous!

::droool::

ukeatan
04-15-2009, 06:18 AM
Gawlll! That Pono is gorgeous!

::droool::

I know, that poor old Mele looks like a freaking paperweight next to it.

deach
04-15-2009, 06:20 AM
I know, that poor old Mele looks like a freaking paperweight next to it.

Yes, the Mele sounds great while I drool at the Pono hanging on the wall.

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 06:26 AM
Yes, the Mele sounds great while I drool at the Pono hanging on the wall.

I've had one chance to play a Mele and I liked its sound very much. It was a tenor, I believe.

Ahnko Honu
04-15-2009, 10:06 AM
deach, I would be honored if you'd post the pictures of your bodeachious pineapples at the Pineapple Patch.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?do=addpictures&groupid=37
I used to think my MELE was da bomb aesthetically until I got my R&L curly Koa but Miss MELE still sings beautifully as ever. :D

ukeshale
04-15-2009, 10:09 AM
that Pono is gorgeous! needs to be reclassified as a Pwno

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 10:13 AM
that Pono is gorgeous! needs to be reclassified as a Pwno

LOLllzzzzzzzzz

Link
04-15-2009, 10:21 AM
that pono is gorgeous! Needs to be reclassified as a pwno
hahahaha!!!!!

deach
04-15-2009, 10:32 AM
Comparison video - (endless tons of useless garbage )

Look for the special guest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRI9_lY4Eb4

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 10:42 AM
Great comparison video. I don't know the cost of the two ukes, but I bet the Pwno was more expensive. I thought they sounded close enough to not merit paying the extra bucks for the beautiful spalted whatever wood that Pwno has. But garsh, it's purty!

Raygf
04-15-2009, 10:44 AM
Thanks for the comparison video. I like the looks of the Pono, but I like the sound of the Mele with the old Worths better than the Pono. Mele/Pono? Mahogany/Mango? Decision, decisions . . .

deach
04-15-2009, 10:45 AM
Great comparison video. I don't know the cost of the two ukes, but I bet the Pwno was more expensive. I thought they sounded close enough to not merit paying the extra bucks for the beautiful spalted whatever wood that Pwno has. But garsh, it's purty!

The Pwno is Mango and costs $150 more but it came witha Ko'olau case and the Mele didn't. MGM also threw in one of those cool Pub Probs he discovered on his Germany trip.

UKISOCIETY
04-15-2009, 10:48 AM
The Pwno is Mango and costs $150 more but it came witha Ko'olau case and the Mele didn't. MGM also threw in one of those cool Pub Probs he discovered on his Germany trip.

Well, then, I'd pay the extra 150. Of course it's mango - you said it in the video! Time to go home, i think!:o

Jimmy
04-15-2009, 10:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRI9_lY4Eb4

Quit doing shirtless vids, it's getting hard to concentrate. But good job! Lovin' the tatzz.

I dunno, I've liked the look of pineapples but I've never gotten the advantage over the conventional eight-shaped uke. I've never played one either, anyone care to tell me?

Ahnko Honu
04-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Great review deach, MAHALO! ;)
I may risk divorce and give into my UAS urge today, details to follow. :eek:

deach
04-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Forgot to add, the finish on the Pono is immaculate and perfect. It's like they dipped it in plastic whereas the Mele, you could definitely tell it was hand made. I do like the Mele because of the "character". I am sure I will be customizing the Pono with some character marks soon.

mailman
04-15-2009, 11:16 AM
that Pono is gorgeous! needs to be reclassified as a Pwno


Sorry....I must be a bit thick....I don't get it. :o

mailman
04-15-2009, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the comparison video. I like the looks of the Pono, but I like the sound of the Mele with the old Worths better than the Pono. Mele/Pono? Mahogany/Mango? Decision, decisions . . .

Just goes to show you about personal preference....I thought the Pono looked and sounded better....but that's just me.

I wonder how much of the sound difference can be attributed to the strings?

deach
04-15-2009, 11:21 AM
Sorry....I must be a bit thick....I don't get it. :o

Not thick, just older. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn


Just goes to show you about personal preference....I thought the Pono looked and sounded better....but that's just me.

I wonder how much of the sound difference can be attributed to the strings?


I'll order some stringz for both and do the comparison again.

mailman
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Thanks, Deach....I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. BTW...just how bad is your UAS? What's the latest count?

deach
04-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Thanks, Deach....I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. BTW...just how bad is your UAS? What's the latest count?

I don't count. That's like asking a woman her age.

ukeshale
04-15-2009, 11:50 AM
Thanks, Deach....I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years. BTW...just how bad is your UAS? What's the latest count?


you know, i recently added U.A.S to the urban dictionary - i'm startin to think that deach should've been in the definition

deach
04-15-2009, 11:52 AM
you know, i recently added U.A.S to the urban dictionary - i'm startin to think that deach should've been in the definition

No way. My UAS is tame compared to others *cough UKISOCIETY coughcough GX9901 cough thejumpingflea cough* on here.

ukeshale
04-15-2009, 11:55 AM
No way. My UAS is tame compared to others *cough UKISOCIETY coughcough GX9901 cough thejumpingflea cough* on here.

you're like a junkie finding bad excuses. there's gonna be an intervention soon if you don't clean yourself up young man

mailman
04-15-2009, 12:05 PM
I don't count. That's like asking a woman her age.

My apologies....didn't mean to be rude. ;)

Link
04-15-2009, 12:09 PM
I don't see UAS on urbandictionary, Shane. I looked it up and got this:

1. UAS 15 up, 2 down
Ugly as S***.

If you are this, I weep for you. Please accept my apologies. It is the lowest of the low. You are so ugly, that there is no chance of fornication in this or any lifetime. Again, I apologize.

ukeshale
04-15-2009, 12:12 PM
I don't see UAS on urbandictionary, Shane. I looked it up and got this:

1. UAS 15 up, 2 down
Ugly as S***.

If you are this, I weep for you. Please accept my apologies. It is the lowest of the low. You are so ugly, that there is no chance of fornication in this or any lifetime. Again, I apologize.

haha. that's cause UAS was already taken so i entered U.A.S with full stops :)

Ahnko Honu
04-15-2009, 12:12 PM
I don't see UAS on urbandictionary, Shane. I looked it up and got this:

1. UAS 15 up, 2 down
Ugly as S***.

If you are this, I weep for you. Please accept my apologies. It is the lowest of the low. You are so ugly, that there is no chance of fornication in this or any lifetime. Again, I apologize.

Is that worse than being FUGLY? :eek:

ukeshale
04-15-2009, 12:16 PM
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=U.A.S

Link
04-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Haha, I think UAS may be worse than fugly. U.A.S. however is the most beautiful thing known to man.

nikolo727
04-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Yeah. UAS is like getting lasic surgury. It doesnt matter how many times you buy it and have it, you will never get the sought after, final result.

UAS result: The need to stop buying ukuleles

Lasic result: Good eye sight.



theres my pathetic joke of the year.


:smileybounce: