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SoloRule
11-01-2017, 05:46 AM
While you are waiting for delivery of your newly ordered uke, you decided to spend the time looking seriously in UU marketplace, flea-market, HMS, uke republic .............. I mean serious not just browsing to kill time.

Is this normal in our world?
I hope all you enablers out there assure me I am not the only SICKO.

Iza
11-01-2017, 05:49 AM
To be honest, I never understood why ukulele players usually buy so many instruments. I tend to get attached to one instrument and focus more on playing than collecting. But it's common, from what I saw.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 05:50 AM
To be honest, I never understood why ukulele players usually buy so many instruments. I tend to get attached to one instrument and focus more on playing than collecting. But it's common, from what I saw.

Hmmm that's what I asked every time someone buy another pricey uke then I quickly followed and lost my principle.

DownUpDave
11-01-2017, 05:57 AM
Those that know Brenda know she is a very accomplished player. She will play and practice 4-6 hrs a day without breaking a sweat. This is a direct response to Iza's comment above.

I don't know if it is normal but I do it too. Nothing wrong with searching for a finely crafted instrument that might enjoy playing. Knowing full well you won't find any better sounding instruments then you already own. Different maybe, and sometimes different is good.

Croaky Keith
11-01-2017, 06:04 AM
Yep, it's about finding out about different ukes, more than just acquiring a collection - & quite normal to have a look at what's available. :)

As long as you can resist buying - just because it's a good price, doesn't mean you need it. ;)

Rllink
11-01-2017, 06:10 AM
I think that it is normal here in the uu community.

kvehe
11-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Sounds fine to me. :D

Josť de Londres
11-01-2017, 06:30 AM
To be honest, I never understood why ukulele players usually buy so many instruments. I tend to get attached to one instrument and focus more on playing than collecting. But it's common, from what I saw.

I'm the same. I'm a one instrument guy so usually have acquisition syndrome until I find the one instrument that feels right in my hands and to my ears, then I work on building a relationship with it. But I do like browsing and pretending I'm about to buy something, which I guess is its own category of weirdness.

Pirate Jim
11-01-2017, 06:53 AM
There's always so many new models coming out you can think of it as staying up to date on current affairs in the uke sector! I like to browse HMS just to watch the Corey and Kalei videos anyway, watching those guys makes me practice more.

strat4me
11-01-2017, 07:15 AM
Why not? Waaaay less expensive than guitars. My wife and I started with ukes only 4 months ago and now we have 15! We still look at the Marketplace every day although I think we've got our bases covered for awhile. Even sold one we didn't bond with. The rest are like children - each special and unique and all loved and enjoyed for their individual characteristics.

Part of the reason for a variety is to enable us to place them all over the house in different rooms, office, barn, work, etc. so one is ALWAYS handy and available to pick-up and practice with.

Also love a variety of tunings without having to make any adjustments. Just pick-up the one that fits THAT song.

Brenda is an inspiration to many of us. ;-)

OOOOPS! My wife just bought a 1920s Lyons & Healy Camp Uke! Here's the new baby.104072

Who wants to be normal...anyway.

Iza
11-01-2017, 07:25 AM
I'm the same. I'm a one instrument guy so usually have acquisition syndrome until I find the one instrument that feels right in my hands and to my ears, then I work on building a relationship with it. But I do like browsing and pretending I'm about to buy something, which I guess is its own category of weirdness.

I do this too xD

Kyle23
11-01-2017, 07:35 AM
It's not a problem until you start getting packages and you aren't sure which ukulele the mailman is bringing to the door that day! And even then it's not really a bad problem to have.

Rllink
11-01-2017, 08:18 AM
I'll tell you what is not normal, seeing a ukulele at the pawn shop that you don't even like or want, and then feeling guilty when you get home because you didn't buy it.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 08:30 AM
Rllink : that is just wayyyy too funny. I must visit a pawn shop with downupdave !
Kyle 23 : I bet you have already brought your KoAloha many younger brothers and sisters since your last post.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 08:35 AM
Why not? Waaaay less expensive than guitars. My wife and I started with ukes only 4 months ago and now we have 15! We still look at the Marketplace every day although I think we've got our bases covered for awhile. Even sold one we didn't bond with. The rest are like children - each special and unique and all loved and enjoyed for their individual characteristics.

Part of the reason for a variety is to enable us to place them all over the house in different rooms, office, barn, work, etc. so one is ALWAYS handy and available to pick-up and practice with.

Also love a variety of tunings without having to make any adjustments. Just pick-up the one that fits THAT song.

Brenda is an inspiration to many of us. ;-)

OOOOPS! My wife just bought a 1920s Lyons & Healy Camp Uke! Here's the new baby.104072

Who wants to be normal...anyway.


Thank you for the nice comment about being someone's inspiration. That's really really made my day. I started my ukulele journey only 2 1/2 years ago.
By the way, that is one interesting looking uke. At the moment I am looking at exactly that -something unique ! I like to think outside the box. Traditional looking ukes are starting to bore me. I am so desperate that I even consider this .... Luckily, the seller never responded (it has been three days since I sent him the email) ! I would have bought it already!

https://reverb.com/item/5754306-riptide-uc-2n-concert-ukulele-natural104080

Kyle23
11-01-2017, 09:12 AM
Rllink : that is just wayyyy too funny. I must visit a pawn shop with downupdave !
Kyle 23 : I bet you have already brought your KoAloha many younger brothers and sisters since your last post.

I wish! I actually haven't been very active with the uke over the past year. I go through periods of time where I can't put my uke down and times where I don't play for months. Makes me sad :(

slackkey007
11-01-2017, 09:45 AM
While you are waiting for delivery of your newly ordered uke, you decided to spend the time looking seriously in UU marketplace, flea-market, HMS, uke republic .............. I mean serious not just browsing to kill time.

Is this normal in our world?
I hope all you enablers out there assure me I am not the only SICKO.


Aloha Brenda!

May I ask? .... What newly ordered uke are you waiting for delivery???:confused:

strat4me
11-01-2017, 10:02 AM
Thank you for the nice comment about being someone's inspiration. That's really really made my day. I started my ukulele journey only 2 1/2 years ago.
By the way, that is one interesting looking uke. At the moment I am looking at exactly that -something unique ! I like to think outside the box. Traditional looking ukes are starting to bore me. I am so desperate that I even consider this .... Luckily, the seller never responded (it has been three days since I sent him the email) ! I would have bought it already!

https://reverb.com/item/5754306-riptide-uc-2n-concert-ukulele-natural104080

I was playing guitar for 4 years - a serious musical instrument doncha know. I humored my wife's interest in ukes and happen to listen to Brenda's version of "Moon represents my heart" and I got tears in my eyes." I wrote Brenda re TAB and she graciously responded.

I now play many ukes - a serious musical instrument... Doncha know!

Thanks Brenda.

Oh, oh. My wife is looking at the just posted Brucko!

dinghy
11-01-2017, 10:08 AM
Ahoy Brenda

What is normal,
most everybody i know thinks my love of ukes is anything but normal.

yours truly
mac

dsummers
11-01-2017, 10:14 AM
I think you should practice some self control...:)

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 10:47 AM
Sounds fine to me. :D

I will never forget you said let's buy this to [tide you over] . ;)
I like your respond and attitude on my bad behaviour.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 10:55 AM
Aloha Brenda!

May I ask? .... What newly ordered uke are you waiting for delivery???:confused:

Ha Ha Kimo you don't want to know .......You may think LESS of me if I tell you.

dinghy
11-01-2017, 11:16 AM
Ha Ha Kimo you don't want to know .......You may think LESS of me if I tell you.

Brenda
even if it was a Sponge Bob pineapple
we still would not look down on you

cheap or expensive buying ukes
can be
just plain nuts

Mac

DownUpDave
11-01-2017, 11:24 AM
I will confess that the uke Brenda just bought was all my fault. I purchased an inexpensive super soprano (not going to mention the name and spoil it) and Brenda played it, liked the sound and the concert scale neck. So she bought the concert size model. Now she starts a thread about more UAS flairing up because of a purchase........I'm not claiming responsibility for that:p

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 11:28 AM
I will confess that the uke Brenda just bought was all my fault. I purchased an inexpensive super soprano (not going to mention the name and spoil it) and Brenda played it, liked the sound and the concert scale neck. So she bought the concert size model. Now she starts a thread about more UAS flairing up because of a purchase........I'm not claiming responsibility for that:p


It’s a snowball effect. You not only infected me. You infected another UU member here (without naming name, you know who you are. Lol! ) Its always you! The biggest UAS bug!

igorthebarbarian
11-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Extremely common for me. I like to cycle through ukes so yes, I do this all of the time. I jokingly proposed that someone should start a Redbox idea of ukes (rent it/ use it/ return it/ pass it on/ etc).
I like that they're small and don't take up much space in the house/apartment/closet.
I like that they're fairly inexpensive. A $200-$300 budget has lots of possibilities.
I love that there are a variety of choices - colors of woods, laminates/hardwood, sizes, different scale lengths, different headstocks, different tie-bars/string-thrus, different fretboards, strings, cases, etc. So many configurations available!
Also I like that if you don't like it, you can sell it for "something" at least and recoup some of the money. (It's not like gambling or eating it away in that you have a sellable asset).

sukie
11-01-2017, 12:26 PM
To be honest, I never understood why ukulele players usually buy so many instruments. I tend to get attached to one instrument and focus more on playing than collecting. But it's common, from what I saw.

I'm with you. We are a very rare breed.

Peace Train
11-01-2017, 12:32 PM
This is a fun thread that's making me laugh because I can relate to everything everyone's saying. At first read of your post Brenda, I thought, "I don't do that!" But reading through the posts made me wake up to the fact that I have a uke being built right now AND I've been searching through threads and websites looking for my next.

There's something addicting about this community that goes beyond all the laughs and good vibes! :)

mm stan
11-01-2017, 12:45 PM
Brenda brenda brenda.. everyone is looking for that great once in a lifetime deal price ukulele, but buying online never truly tells how good the uke sounds nor how it feels
as they say never buy sight unseen...or unplayed and you won't be disappointed... good luck in finding your great deal... Happy strummings

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 12:57 PM
Brenda brenda brenda.. everyone is looking for that great once in a lifetime deal price ukulele, but buying online never truly tells how good the uke sounds nor how it feels
as they say never buy sight unseen...or unplayed and you won't be disappointed... good luck in finding your great deal... Happy strummings

Stan not everyone has the privilege of buying a uke in person My first uke was purchased in person in Hawaii One of the beautiful K brand. I hated it even before I checked out of the hotel. That’s how good it is buying in person
! I already have my two lfdm. I am looking for fun uke. Something unique.

mm stan
11-01-2017, 01:39 PM
Stan not everyone has the privilege of buying a uke in person My first uke was purchased in person in Hawaii One of the beautiful K brand. I hated it even before I checked out of the hotel. That’s how good it is buying in person
! I already have my two lfdm. I am looking for fun uke. Something unique.
Brenda that was your first uke buying experience, never buy on impulse and use your inner feelings when choosing a ukulele.. Im sure you learned that by now
anyways your lfdm are amazing.. trust who you buy from too, more, trust your ears and fingers too

kohanmike
11-01-2017, 01:55 PM
It's totally normal for me, I relish in GAS/UAS (as my signature will attest). I like collecting and playing, since I'm retired I have plenty of time to do both.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 03:14 PM
It's totally normal for me, I relish in GAS/UAS (as my signature will attest). I like collecting and playing, since I'm retired I have plenty of time to do both.

That is a lot of ukes! Wow!

Doc_J
11-01-2017, 03:56 PM
Well, I'll add my 2 cents. I've bought a lot of ukes, some very quickly. Some were careful decisions, some were fast decisions, none were impulse. We regret more what we didn't do than what we did.
And my conclusion is..:D

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=104090&d=1509587643

104090

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 04:12 PM
It's totally normal for me, I relish in GAS/UAS (as my signature will attest). I like collecting and playing, since I'm retired I have plenty of time to do both.


Well, I'll add my 2 cents. I've bought a lot of ukes, some very quickly. Some were careful decisions, some were fast decisions, none were impulse. We regret more what we didn't do than what we did.
And my conclusion is..:D

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=104090&d=1509587643

104090


Good one , Hodge! Regret nothing is the key! Ha ha

mm stan
11-01-2017, 04:43 PM
No regents missing nothing if you buy everything lol

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 04:55 PM
This is a fun thread that's making me laugh because I can relate to everything everyone's saying. At first read of your post Brenda, I thought, "I don't do that!" But reading through the posts made me wake up to the fact that I have a uke being built right now AND I've been searching through threads and websites looking for my next.

There's something addicting about this community that goes beyond all the laughs and good vibes! :)

I wonder if we would be this crazy if our local
Music shop has all the ukes we want on display ?
I blame internet shopping.

SoloRule
11-01-2017, 04:56 PM
No regents missing nothing if you buy everything lol

Stan you are the expert! You have one in every brand , every size and shape!

mm stan
11-01-2017, 04:59 PM
Stan you are the expert! You have one in every brand , every size and shape!

Nope not me, I don't buy ukes anymore..I only got two hands ����

Booli
11-01-2017, 06:02 PM
While you are waiting for delivery of your newly ordered uke, you decided to spend the time looking seriously in UU marketplace, flea-market, HMS, uke republic .............. I mean serious not just browsing to kill time.

Is this normal in our world?
I hope all you enablers out there assure me I am not the only SICKO.

Yes, normal. Like Abby Normal from the Frankenstein story.

The Hive Mind spreads this sicko habit just by reading about it. Once infected, it becomes an addiction, and almost like the hunt for the next conquest creates a dopamine high that is unmatched even when the FedEx guy delivers yesterday's acquisition...

UAS is a disease indeed, and easily transmitted to others.

There is no self-disciplined cure, and the process is usually only stalled by either an empty bank account, maxed out credit cards or bankruptcy.

Welcome to the leper colony! :)

Peace Train
11-01-2017, 09:07 PM
I wonder if we would be this crazy if our local
Music shop has all the ukes we want on display ?
I blame internet shopping.

I agree that if local music shops had all the ukes on display, then UAS might be more under control. Taking libraries as an example however, there was always demand for books to be purchased in bookstores...so that might contradict the argument.

After all, libraries didn't put bookstores out of business, the internet did. And with the advent of forums in every arena where brick and mortar stores are few and far between, it's the forums themselves that fuel buying, selling, and collecting by the very nature of their existence.

zztush
11-01-2017, 10:17 PM
I wonder if we would be this crazy if our local
Music shop has all the ukes we want on display ?
I blame internet shopping.

I think it is hard to cure.

https://s1.postimg.org/8z6nsyrq3z/image.png (https://postimages.org/)

Croaky Keith
11-01-2017, 11:06 PM
If I had had a store that had every uke available, I'd have been intimidated by the quantiity & quality, & likely wouldn't have bought one, not knowing which one was going to be the best one for me. :D

Having to buy off the internet, makes me have to try them all.......:smileybounce: