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Astein2006
09-13-2018, 07:36 PM
For those who own both the soprano and tenor Outdoor Ukuleles, do you find the intonation better on one model versus the other? I'm leaning towards the soprano but I wanted to hear some real world experience for those that own both.
Also I am interested in purchasing one with strap buttons installed. For those that have used strap buttons on their outdoor ukuleles before( I haven't) do you prefer to have the second one installed on the body near the neck joint or just the one at the end and tie the strap off at the headstock? I like the idea of the second one but worry about neck dive if I'm not holding the neck with my left hand. Any thoughts on that, comfort or playability?

kohanmike
09-13-2018, 08:19 PM
I don't own either, but to address the strap buttons, I put buttons on the heel of the neck on all my tenor ukes. As light as ukes are, Ive never experienced neck dive, I have on a couple of my bass ukes that come with those large bass tuning machines so I also use straps with a rough or suede back to help prevent sliding.

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hendulele
09-14-2018, 01:02 AM
Vic, a UU regular, reviewed all of them lately. Here’s a link to one and you can link to his blog from the post

https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?134966-Review-Outdoor-Carbon-Tenor-Ukulele

Jerryc41
09-14-2018, 01:03 AM
Soprano: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=outdoor+ukulele+soprano

Tenor: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=outdoor+ukulele+tenor

I much prefer having the second strap button on the body. The neck can dive with either configuration. If the strap is non-slip, it should stay where you put it.

I believe Vic did a comparison of those two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHoJJlyfZU&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZiXtxz3lp0&t=5s