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Link
04-06-2009, 05:33 PM
So I have some options here with birthday funds and would like some opinions :shaka:

Should I..
Get a nice pickup installed on my Mainland tenor and a hardshell case.

or

Get this with my b-day funds plus some reg funds:
http://tinyurl.com/cwfjm5

I really don't want to perform with my Mainland, but I know it would sound the best. I know the Kala isn't solid wood, but I almost prefer that for my performance uke. LEss to worry about. Also, I really love the cutaway on the Kala. I pretty much am in love with the looks of the Kala. And the hard case is a plus plus plus.

I've pretty much decided to try and see if I can get the Kala, but I'm wondering what you guys would do. Have someone cut in to your baby? It seriously took my two months of grief to even put a strap button on it, because I want no chance of ruining it.

DeG
04-06-2009, 05:42 PM
I got a KA-KC from MGM last year and it is a nice playing uke. If you get that then you'll have 2 ukes instead of one:) Plus, Mainland is sure to come out with built-in pickup models soon (if they don't have them already) just wait and then you'll have 3...and oh my gosh it is happening again!! Be gone cursed UAS!! :D

haole
04-06-2009, 05:42 PM
If you're planning on gigging but you don't want to bring the Mainland, the Kala should be a great workhorse. It's laminate, so it won't sound as good as the Mainland, but it should be more durable and it's already electric. I'd say go for it!

I'm in a similar predicament right now. I'll be doing some small gigs with an acoustic group this summer, and the idea of drilling into my little Kamaka and bringing it out is a little scary. Looks like drilling into the Flea could be difficult too. Which is perfect justification for finding an inexpensive, electrified tenor that can take a beating. :D

thejumpingflea
04-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Go with an electric Kala. It can take a beating, you don't have to worry about temperature as much and it will work great for gigs.

generem
04-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Another vote for the Kala.

russ_buss
04-06-2009, 06:18 PM
hey John, i was actually thinking of putting a pickup in my Mainland so i could plug in at the open mics. Mike@Mainland told me they might have some models with built-in pickups coming in soon. If I end up putting one in anyway, I'll let you know.

Link
04-06-2009, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the votes, all. I know now what I must do. The UAS, it burns. But really, not ever UAS as much as need. I keep missing performance opportunities because I don't have an acou elec, and stick on pickups/any pickup that won't truly rep the great sound of my Precious, will never get within 5 miles of my Precious.

Russ, that's great news. I'm going to shoot him a message right quick. And let me know fo sho.

ukeshale
04-07-2009, 12:57 AM
go for the kala! don't risk the mainland and it's good excuse for another uke ;)

UKISOCIETY
04-07-2009, 01:18 AM
Why would anyone need more than one ukulele? You only got 2 hands! :p

deach
04-07-2009, 01:18 AM
Why would anyone need more than one ukulele? You only got 2 hands! :p

lolzzzzzzzzzz

SamWise
04-07-2009, 01:44 AM
I read this as being about Birthday Monkeys! Imagine my disappointment.

PoisonDart
04-07-2009, 03:54 AM
Why would anyone need more than one ukulele? You only got 2 hands! :p

I just dropped a fully enunciated wtf :eek: here at my work cubical. luckily I don't think anyone heard.

UKISOCIETY
04-07-2009, 04:18 AM
I just dropped a fully enunciated wtf :eek: here at my work cubical. luckily I don't think anyone heard.

That elicited a LOLzzzzzzzz from me.

hoosierhiver
04-07-2009, 04:43 AM
I read this as being about Birthday Monkeys! Imagine my disappointment.

Wha..? Someone's giving away Birthday Monkeys!!

UKISOCIETY
04-07-2009, 04:52 AM
I read this as being about Birthday Monkeys! Imagine my disappointment.

Teh funneh! I did, too.

Still disappointed...:(

Link
04-07-2009, 06:57 AM
Ukez > Monkeyzzz

SamWise
04-07-2009, 07:41 AM
But parrots are not as good as 'ammers.

Captain Google
04-07-2009, 08:58 AM
But parrots are not as good as 'ammers.

True. If I 'ad an 'ammer... :p

Ahnko Honu
04-07-2009, 10:11 AM
Wha..? Someone's giving away Birthday Monkeys!!

Just don't spank them in public. :eek::cool:;)

thejumpingflea
04-07-2009, 10:18 AM
Just don't spank them in public. :eek::cool:;)

Then what are they good for?

Ahnko Honu
04-07-2009, 10:20 AM
Then what are they good for?

Sort of like war- absolutely nothing. ;)