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Jerryc41
03-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Error - disregard

mikelz777
03-12-2018, 10:21 AM
FYI, it's "poll" not "pole".

I voted concert 'cuz to me, the soprano is too small and squished on the fretboard and a tenor seems too big and guitar-like.

Jerryc41
03-12-2018, 10:28 AM
FYI, it's "poll" not "pole".

I voted concert 'cuz to me, the soprano is too small and squished on the fretboard and a tenor seems too big and guitar-like.

Yes, my keyboard has been giving me trouble. : )

Joyful Uke
03-12-2018, 11:54 AM
I voted for concert, but my current favorite size is 16 inch scale, like Ohta San and also offered by Ono.

Rllink
03-12-2018, 12:25 PM
I can't vote, because I own both a soprano and a concert and I like them both. It really just depends on how I feel at the moment, which one I like best.

maki66
03-12-2018, 12:58 PM
We own all sizes and play most regularly.
But our main ukuleles are concert. I will say that the baritone gets about 40% of my time.

Lapyang
03-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Baritone keyboard for me, the old eyesight is fading fast! :D

I get it. This is funny Campbell.

Jerryc41
03-12-2018, 02:30 PM
I can't vote, because I own both a soprano and a concert and I like them both. It really just depends on how I feel at the moment, which one I like best.

Do you have a coin handy? :)

Croaky Keith
03-12-2018, 11:02 PM
I'll put tenor - but mine are tenor scale with smaller bodies than the regular tenor, & long neck concerts. ;)

I also have concerts & long neck sopranos, plus baritone. :)

Jerryc41
03-12-2018, 11:29 PM
I'll put tenor - but mine are tenor scale with smaller bodies than the regular tenor, & long neck concerts. ;)

I also have concerts & long neck sopranos, plus baritone. :)

You must live near a leaky nuclear power station. ;)

Tootler
03-13-2018, 01:37 AM
No strong preference. I mostly play tenor and baritone these days but what I choose to play at any time depends on the song and how I'm feeling.

Pukulele Pete
03-13-2018, 04:27 AM
It's like that old adage , . . . "Anything larger than a soprano is cheating."

spongeuke
03-13-2018, 09:33 AM
My loyalty is to sopranos with the exception of a WWII Martin Concert. Will use a Baritone if the song calls for guitar like voice. Never Warmed up to Tenors although my best ukulele is a Little River Tenor that I'm selling now. Currently I'm mostly thinking about learning the Bass.

stevejfc
03-13-2018, 10:25 AM
16" scale concert

Uncle Rod Higuchi
03-13-2018, 10:45 AM
I voted 'Soprano' but my preference is concert-scale, so
longneck Soprano or smaller-body Concert (16" scale - Sonny D),
or Kerry Bannister-made concert-scale, short-neck, tenor-body uke :)

bottom-line - Concert-scale, but ideally, smaller-body uke.

keep uke'in',

twokatmew
03-13-2018, 10:50 AM
I prefer the sound and feel of my tenor.

connor013
03-13-2018, 11:15 AM
One soprano. One baritone. No more UAS (he says before he checks the marketplace).

dinghy
03-13-2018, 12:32 PM
ahoy

make mine soprano
other sizes feel huge

yours truly
mac

Nickie
03-13-2018, 05:00 PM
FYI, it's "poll" not "pole".

C'mon, you can't tell me Poles don't play ukulele....I'm half Czech and I'm here, blast it!

Jerryc41
03-14-2018, 12:01 AM
C'mon, you can't tell me Poles don't play ukulele....I'm half Czech and I'm here, blast it!

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Jerryc41
03-14-2018, 01:32 AM
No more UAS (he says before he checks the marketplace).

Yes, several times a day. : )

sunshiNee
03-14-2018, 01:33 AM
If this Ukulele thing doesn't work out for you. You should get into standup comedy :)

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kkimura
03-14-2018, 02:02 AM
I voted for concert because it fits my fretting hand the best but I'll never give up my tenor and my sopranos get the most use. I must be dyslectic.

Creb
03-14-2018, 07:37 AM
Exclusively the soprano size for me. If I want something bigger, I have an acoustic guitar that in my mind is a bass guitar. Nothing in the middle makes sense to me to own.

TopDog
03-14-2018, 08:10 AM
My sig says it all so far as my preference!

kissing
03-15-2018, 04:48 AM
After 10+ years playing non-stop, I actually don't know anymore.

I like tenors for the versatility their scale length offers.
More frets, more space, bigger sound and options for lower tunings (eg: dgbe).

But I find myself playing Soprano the most, in real life.
Just so convenient to just pick up and play without even thinking.
And I don't find the smaller fret spacings to be limiting at all, I like the lower tension and I like its compactness.
Doing lots with little.

Then I play a Concert, and I appreciate how it's a bit bigger and more versatile than a Soprano, but not quite as big and high-tension as a tenor and feel that it's the best of both worlds.


Maybe it's fair to say I like all of them.


AND HEY, WHY IS BARITONE MISSING FROM THE POLL??

bratsche
03-15-2018, 05:05 AM
My right hand finds baritone most comfortable for fingerpicking, and my left hand finds tenor easiest for fingering. I voted for tenor. (Yeah, why wasn't baritone included?) I don't think I'd find concert nearly as comfortable, and soprano most definitely not.

bratsche

tomthebaptist
03-15-2018, 12:32 PM
I like them all

Jerryc41
03-26-2018, 01:45 AM
Today is the last day for this poll, so if you want to voice an opinion, tomorrow will be too late.