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hotnanas
03-17-2008, 08:19 AM
So I goto lunch today, and when I got back, I had this on my chair:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_807.jpg

Of course I cut right into the box to see this:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_808.jpg

And pull out this:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_809.jpg

So I bust that sucker up and get this:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_810.jpg


...i'm such a tease!

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 08:20 AM
So, removing the shipping condom I have this:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_811.jpg

I can't wait to go home and play this:
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd45/hotnanas/Uke/IMAGE_814.jpg

Time to pick up a cheap amp to annoy my gf and dogs.

I got it from musicguymic for $209 shipped. I paid for it Thursday night, and I received it today! That's superfast! I guess the time difference between Texas and Hawaii worked in my favor!

NukeDOC
03-17-2008, 08:26 AM
ooooooooooh i hate you sooooo baaaaad right now!

Ian Boys
03-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Ah... I love those things... they're soo.. different...

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 08:30 AM
woot! woot!

i need to get off of work like now! but I have like 5 more hours here!

NukeDOC
03-17-2008, 09:14 AM
if you just got back from your lunch break, then you still have a 15 minute break sometime right? plug that sucka into your computer speakers! hahaha

oh wait, youll need a 1/4" phone plug adapter. sorry.

side not: did anyone notice that MGM doesnt have any bugsgear ukes up on his store anymore? does this mean im SOL? was i too late? schnap!!! arrrrggghhhh!!! someone please tell me there will be more!

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 09:17 AM
oh, man I almost left to goto radio shack to do it...so can I plug directly into a computer, or a stereo receiver and not use an amp?

i was planning on going to GC to buy this amp tonight after work: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Frontman-10G-10W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481602-i1370098.gc

NukeDOC
03-17-2008, 09:45 AM
oh, man I almost left to goto radio shack to do it...so can I plug directly into a computer, or a stereo receiver and not use an amp?

i was planning on going to GC to buy this amp tonight after work: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Frontman-10G-10W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-481602-i1370098.gc

if you have powered computer speakers, all you would need is a 3/8" to 1/4" female to male plug converter. pull the plug from the back of your computer, stick the adapter on the end of the cord, and stick that into your uke. and play away. hahaha. it will sound like crap, but it will still play.

man, you dont want that fender amp. you want a peavey blazer 158 15w amp that just so happens to be for sale in our marketplace hahaha. nah, i cant do that. it wouldnt be cost effective to try to ship it to you (weight). but seriously, take a look at the line6 amps. the 15w one is only $100, but you get so much more than from that fender.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944831-i1168996.gc
you dont wanna go too cheap on that uke, man.

NotoriousMOK
03-17-2008, 09:46 AM
there's a 15G on ebay now for $65 delivered

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 09:51 AM
if you have powered computer speakers, all you would need is a 3/8" to 1/4" female to male plug converter. pull the plug from the back of your computer, stick the adapter on the end of the cord, and stick that into your uke. and play away. hahaha. it will sound like crap, but it will still play.

man, you dont want that fender amp. you want a peavey blazer 158 15w amp that just so happens to be for sale in our marketplace hahaha. nah, i cant do that. it wouldnt be cost effective to try to ship it to you (weight). but seriously, take a look at the line6 amps. the 15w one is only $100, but you get so much more than from that fender.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944831-i1168996.gc
you dont wanna go too cheap on that uke, man.


ok, then I'll get that one on your recommendation...I don't know anything about amps...

NukeDOC
03-17-2008, 10:06 AM
ok, then I'll get that one on your recommendation...I don't know anything about amps...

before you jump on that reggae train (ok yeah that was bad)... shop around for other amps in that same price range. ive heard a lot of good things about the VOX amps too. and if you can afford it, you gotta take a look at the fishman amps.

the way i see it... if youve got:
low cholesterol = the instrument
normal blood pressure = the money
not overweight = the okay from the powers that be (ie gf/wife/etc)

why settle for spray-on PAM when you can have BUTTERRRRRRRRR. haha

shop around and see whats out there if you can find a local shop, try out what they have for sale. then compare the prices to what you can get online. i know you wanna play NOW. but you'll thank yourself later if you wait for the right gear.

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 10:21 AM
ok, i put the bong down for a bit.

i want to buy an amp on my way home from work. What are some key features to look for? I don't mind spending up to $100...but I'd rather dip into the $50-$75 range...since I won't ever be jamming out for crowds with this sucker.

To tell you the truth, i don't even know what these two knobs on the uke are for! But I love butter! You should see all my crap...I need to make sure I don't find any new hobbies!

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-17-2008, 10:22 AM
figured out who you got it off?

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 10:25 AM
musicguymic on ebay

ebay store: http://myworld.ebay.com/musicguymic

andrew
03-17-2008, 10:50 AM
i want to buy an amp on my way home from work. What are some key features to look for? I don't mind spending up to $100...but I'd rather dip into the $50-$75 range...since I won't ever be jamming out for crowds with this sucker.

Bring the uke into the store with you, borrow an instrument cable, and plug into as many amps as you can that are in your price range. Buy the one that sounds best to you.

NukeDOC
03-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Bring the uke into the store with you, borrow an instrument cable, and plug into as many amps as you can that are in your price range. Buy the one that sounds best to you.

yessir thats what i would do. but one more thing. you say youre willing to spend up to $100 but rather be in the $50-75 range.

start with the $75 and below amps first. find the best one that YOU like. bring your uke in with you. usually people are cool about that, because the want you to be satisfied with what youre going to be using it for. once you found the one that you like the most, check out the ones in the $75-100. but make sure you dont do this until you think youve found the one you like in the lower price bracket. if you dont notice any more improvement in some of the sounds of the more expensive amps, then youre in a good place. because youre spending less for what you really want. but if you find something better in that price range, then at least you were prepared ahead of time to spend that much in the first place. dig?

decision making with minimal regret.

just like when you go to local shop to buy a new instrument. if you already have an amp at home, make sure you test it out FIRST on an amp that is the same or comparable to yours. because otherwise, theyre going to set you up on a $500 fishman and blow your auditory senses away with sound quality and youre going to want to get that amp next. its all part of their secret plan to make you buy more stuff and regret spending all that money that you already have, on the gear that you already own.

why do you think im selling two guitars and an amp so soon after i bought them? damn guitar center salesmen. haha

seeso
03-17-2008, 01:07 PM
She sure is purty... :) Congratulations!!

mossyoak
03-17-2008, 03:02 PM
awesome looking uke man!

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 04:12 PM
thanks guys!

i picked up the line 6 amp today too...this thing is fun! i've been playing it nonstop for 2.5 hours....

Fred Miu
03-17-2008, 04:48 PM
wow....now if only i had one of these.....



your one lucky man.

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Here's my vid on it (it really sucks but whatever...i'm new at this)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ihhpgilmUE

Fred Miu
03-17-2008, 06:09 PM
sounds nice man. i like it

hotnanas
03-17-2008, 06:29 PM
sounds nice man. i like it

thanks... I am really loving it. I need to learn some new songs now!

hint hint...UU I need another lesson! lol.

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-17-2008, 07:16 PM
its a great uke, get it going and it'll down good.

hotnanas
03-18-2008, 05:14 AM
ya, I think it sounds really good, even when unplugged! i can't wait for the strings to stop stretching though!

the fretboard is a bit awkward for me right now...my hands feel too small all of a sudden.

nikolo727
03-18-2008, 05:35 AM
thats a really nice uke bro.


have fun!

hotnanas
03-18-2008, 05:47 AM
thanks...i really want to go home and try to play some pennywise or just punk music!

i need to tell myself...this is not a guitar.

russ_buss
03-18-2008, 05:48 AM
cool sounding uke! nothing like having a new toy to break in. have fun and make lots of cool noise since you can plug it in!

GX9901
03-18-2008, 06:41 PM
Hey guys I just put my BugsGear concert with active pickup in the For Sale section. If you're interested take a look over there.

ukeboypat
04-21-2008, 02:54 PM
ahhhhh ive wanted to get an eleuke but i got my resonator lol

davoomac
04-21-2008, 03:03 PM
i'm so jealous right now. :D

deach
04-21-2008, 04:22 PM
How loud is it when it's not plugged in? Is it as loud as playing an unplugged electric guitar?

Ukulele_Junkie
04-21-2008, 04:25 PM
How loud is it when it's not plugged in? Is it as loud as playing an unplugged electric guitar?

i got the newer ones with the headphone jack and the amp jack, but the good thing about these is that u dont really need a acoustic amp to make it sound good. I have a peavey electric guitar amp i got like 7 years ago and it sounds great on it. You can set the volume control to as loud as you want and there are no feedback issues watsoever. MGM has some new models on ebay if you'd like to check em out :D

*******
ah crap i didnt read ur message rite sorry i was in a hurry, but yeah its pretty much silent. It's great to practice through ur headphones at night when everyone's asleep

deach
04-21-2008, 04:31 PM
...but yeah its pretty much silent...

hmmmmm this might save my marriage. Maybe I won't look into to since Gwen Stefani is waiting for me....

seeso
04-21-2008, 06:08 PM
hmmmmm this might save my marriage. Maybe I won't look into to since Gwen Stefani is waiting for me....

She hasn't been around lately! You spurned her.

tad
04-21-2008, 06:45 PM
ahhhhh ive wanted to get an eleuke but i got my resonator lol

Don't let that stop you-- if you have a reso and an electric, you can have some sweet-sounding duets.

What kinda resonator do you have?

hotnanas
04-22-2008, 04:24 AM
How loud is it when it's not plugged in? Is it as loud as playing an unplugged electric guitar?

it's pretty quiet...i'm not sure of the electric guitar, but I play it when my girlfriend is driving and she doesn't seem to mind.

It has become my silent-practice uke...I hardly ever plug it in anymore.

deach
04-26-2008, 06:15 AM
How loud is it when it's not plugged in? Is it as loud as playing an unplugged electric guitar?

Got mine today!!!! It's as loud as an unplugged electric guitar when played so although it's quiet, it's definitely not silent.


...still getting dirty looks from the wife....

Gwen Stefani
04-26-2008, 06:30 AM
...still getting dirty looks from the wife....

Is that a fact? ;)

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/5369/hqcu018rd5.jpg

deach
04-26-2008, 06:38 AM
Is that a fact? ;)

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/5369/hqcu018rd5.jpg

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma +++++++++++++++++++++++++


lmao!!!!

seeso
04-26-2008, 06:41 AM
Is that a fact? ;)

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/5369/hqcu018rd5.jpg

Gwen, leave that guy alone... He's nothing but trouble! I'm your man, baby.

http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys/2104.gif

deach
04-26-2008, 06:44 AM
Gwen, leave that guy alone... He's nothing but trouble! I'm your man, baby.

http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys/2104.gif


I think maybe I should've checked D-bag.

I'm thinking you may have a point there..... :D

Fred Miu
04-26-2008, 06:55 AM
Gwen, leave that guy alone... He's nothing but trouble! I'm your man, baby.

http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys/2104.gif

Correction, she also needs a Ninja in her life. make me the second man in your life ;)

deach
04-26-2008, 07:05 AM
This Eleuke is a lot of fun!!!! It's cool playing with the tone. I like the feel of the neck and barring seems to be pretty effortless.

There are some things that could have been done better though. The finish isn't the best. There are scratches above and below the top coat - not deep but still.... The plate that covers the electronics isn't flush and one of the screws keeps snagging my shirt. One of tuner knobs was loose.

I'd expect to see these things in a hand-made instrument. I know these are little knit-picky things but I work hard for my money, shouldn't they?

Kaneohe til the end
04-26-2008, 07:07 AM
I work hard for my money, shouldn't they?

i completely agree, why make products that suck? unless its a joke and youre trying to hit people with it...EEEELLLLL CABOOOOOONG!!!!

deach
04-26-2008, 07:10 AM
i completely agree, why make products that suck? unless its a joke and youre trying to hit people with it...

It doesn't suck, it's just not as 'perfect' as I had expected. With 5 kids, the time anything in my house stays perfect is limited so I was looking forward to this.

Kaneohe til the end
04-26-2008, 07:12 AM
i didnt mean what you bought specifically, just in general, why make something that isnt a top notch product

deach
04-26-2008, 07:14 AM
i didnt mean what you bought specifically, just in general, why make something that isnt a top notch product

gotcha. .

SMillette92
04-26-2008, 10:45 AM
Do you know if MGM has anymore of these bad boys left?

NukeDOC
04-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Is that a fact? ;)

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/5369/hqcu018rd5.jpg

i do believe deach has a stalker! hahaha. three out of three posts all in reply to deach.

i wonder if the IP address matches any other current members haha.

but gwen, if you really are gwen stefani, im your huckleberry.

deach
04-26-2008, 12:31 PM
Do you know if MGM has anymore of these bad boys left?

He does and if he doesn't have any on ebay, send him an email and he'll put some up for you. Mine came in 4 four days!

jaggtmolina
05-30-2008, 04:30 PM
sooooooo...i saw this post a while back and i've been wanting an eleuke ever since. well guess what guys!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02515.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02517.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02520.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02522.jpg

jaggtmolina
05-30-2008, 04:33 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/nahulogakosaiyo/DSC02524.jpg

i'm a happy camper right now. :)

deach
05-30-2008, 04:37 PM
Congrats! This must "new uke week".

How does it sound through the amp? I have yet to plug mine into an amp.

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-30-2008, 04:47 PM
looks very nice and i bet it sounds great

hotnanas
05-30-2008, 04:50 PM
alright! congrats! i love that color...

berylbite
05-31-2008, 08:45 AM
I love that it came in the mail feeling

SailQwest
05-31-2008, 09:47 AM
Y'all are a bad influence...I just put a Bugsgear concert on my eBay watchlist. Now, I have to figure out how to explain it to Rich if I do get this.

"Honey, look what I got you for our anniversary! Do you mind if I play it?"

Hmmm...it just might work...

jaggtmolina
05-31-2008, 04:18 PM
Congrats! This must "new uke week".

How does it sound through the amp? I have yet to plug mine into an amp.

it sounds great deach! i love it.

jaggtmolina
05-31-2008, 04:19 PM
I love that it came in the mail feeling

lol me too! and you can't forget the smell. hahahaha. :)