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Fuzzbass
06-04-2017, 10:06 PM
I'm getting close to saving enough money for a new Electro Tenor Uke around the 250-300 mark. I'm in the UK. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations?

Just looking at this

http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/3621/Big-Island-EUL-SMP-N-Concert-LONG-NECK-Spalted-Maple-Electric-Ukulele

Anyone tried one?

Thanks all :-)

Croaky Keith
06-05-2017, 12:18 AM
That is very tempting, looks like it's new in as I haven't seen it there before - but you're safe, my UAS is over, (I seem to have got HAS now ;) ).

I have a couple of RISA electric ukes, they use Fishman pickups if I remember, & they sound pretty good to me, although I only use a Micro Cube amp with them.

Fuzzbass
06-05-2017, 01:52 AM
HAS? I'm having a dumb moment :-) What's that?

Croaky Keith
06-05-2017, 02:19 AM
HAS = Harmonica Aquisition Syndrome ;)

I went back to learn how to play them after spending a year on here learning to play ukuleles - collected a few ukes in that time, very enjoyable, but it's the harmonicas for me just at the moment, but, "I'll be back", (as the saying goes). :cool:

Kimosabe
06-05-2017, 05:03 AM
I love my Pono electric tenor and I'm tempted to get another but a baritone. You don't need the fancy shiny woods. Just get the basic model. Then, really learn to play the thing.

Fuzzbass
06-05-2017, 06:22 AM
HAS = Harmonica Aquisition Syndrome ;)

I went back to learn how to play them after spending a year on here learning to play ukuleles - collected a few ukes in that time, very enjoyable, but it's the harmonicas for me just at the moment, but, "I'll be back", (as the saying goes). :cool:

Ha! I went through a very brief KAS period (kazoos). I hit on the perfect one and stopped looking :-)

This man makes lovely kazoos -

Doc Kazoo

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/home/greataswegokazoofactory

Bought the student model, lovely, comes with spare resonators and a pot of wax!

Mivo
06-05-2017, 07:01 AM
Haven't tried the one in the link (does look pretty), but my concern would be that the single passive piezo might be rather "quackish" sounding.

Is saving up for a Risa an option?

Croaky Keith
06-05-2017, 07:35 AM
Ha! I went through a very brief KAS period (kazoos). I hit on the perfect one and stopped looking :-)

Well, one does have to have a hobby........ :rofl:

I know someone on this forum who may be interested in this one - but I'm not going to put temptation her way.....
https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/greataswegokazoofactory/6905474/the_original_8_ukezoo_handmade_wooden_folk_kazoo_b y_doc_kazoo/handmade/music_instruments/wind

P.S. You might like to have a look at a tenor RISA Uke Ellie.

Fuzzbass
06-05-2017, 09:03 AM
Well, one does have to have a hobby........ :rofl:

I know someone on this forum who may be interested in this one - but I'm not going to put temptation her way.....
https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/greataswegokazoofactory/6905474/the_original_8_ukezoo_handmade_wooden_folk_kazoo_b y_doc_kazoo/handmade/music_instruments/wind


P.S. You might like to have a look at a tenor RISA Uke Ellie.

Which RISA Uke Ellie did you mean, I'm a bit confused searching for it?

Fuzzbass
06-05-2017, 09:13 AM
Hmm, I'm really tempted by the Big Island EUL-SMP-N Concert Long Neck.

On the Big Island site it looks beautiful.

http://www.bigislandukulele.com/products/#product07

Can't find any reviews or demos about it though. I'm not to worried about the sound, I have three amps, some monitor speakers, and a couple of preamp pedals, but would be nice to hear it though :-)

Croaky Keith
06-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Which RISA Uke Ellie did you mean, I'm a bit confused searching for it?


http://ukulelehunt.com/2009/11/11/risa-uke-solid-electric-tenor-ukulele-review/

Pictures here
http://www.ukeshop.cz/RISA-UKE-ELLIE-SUNBURST-TENOR-d475.htm