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MGM
06-30-2009, 07:51 PM
If you could choose what you more be inclined to get as a second or alternative ukulele A resonator or Banjo ukulele and what scale lengths would you want them....

iamdanielle
06-30-2009, 07:54 PM
a concert resonator would be awesome. i have soprano banjo uke that i don't play much. i'm actually trying to trade or sell it in the "marketplace" section.

Myala509
06-30-2009, 08:27 PM
RESONATOR! I always wanted a Dobro guitar.

ukudele
06-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Reso. I have a Bonjo uke, and I'm not a fan. RESO SEXO!

paw123los
06-30-2009, 10:48 PM
Banjo ukulele.
I play tenor and bluegrass banjo and would like to add a banjo uke to my collection

cashew
07-01-2009, 01:36 AM
A shiny silver resonator.... Shiny being the operative word... (I have this thing for bling)... Concert sized for me... like this one... *drool* http://www.mandoweb.com/Item.aspx?ItemID=955

Uke-lahoma
07-01-2009, 01:47 AM
I just purchased one of Dave G's Waverly Street banjo ukes with a concert scale. I think it's the perfect scale a banjo uke. (So, I guess my answer to 'Which would you buy?' is a banjo uke.)

Gcow55
07-01-2009, 05:20 AM
a tenor resonator would be pretty cool.

seeso
07-01-2009, 05:32 AM
My vote is for reso ukes. Any size.

WhenDogsSing
07-01-2009, 05:50 AM
I vote for resonator, either concert or tenor...thanks for asking...:D

PoisonDart
07-01-2009, 05:58 AM
argh, how am I supposed to pick just one?

tenor scale.

Lori
07-01-2009, 06:38 AM
I kind of fascinated by both of them, but would get a banjolele in tenor (or concert) size first. A variation on that theme would be a Camp Uke style, maybe concert size. Or how about merging a Camp Uke with a resonator cone??

Actually, I would go for a Camp Uke before the Banjolele and the Resonator. I think I would like a circle for the sound hole though.
–Lori

UKISOCIETY
07-01-2009, 06:59 AM
Concert reso. but I have a Gold Tone Banjo uke already, so..

dnewton2
07-01-2009, 07:11 AM
Well I am currnetly thinking about getting a concert banjolele. Those Waverly Street banjos sure are tempting. I haven't even thought about a reso. Hmmmmmm.......

haole
07-01-2009, 07:15 AM
I'm a huge fan of the Mya-Moe tenor resonator ukes.

mailman
07-01-2009, 02:46 PM
I like a "blues-ey" sound....gotta go with the resonator. Any size larger than a soprano.

UkEdman90
07-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Banjo ukulele all the way! i was in guitar center today killn it on the banjo lol... drew quite a crowd as well... and thats why i have been off uu for while peep... practicing the banjo...... For real thou a banjo uke! i had a chance to play on in HB two weeks ago... a guy had one and i loved the twangy sound!

DeG
07-01-2009, 04:24 PM
I kind of fascinated by both of them, but would get a banjolele in tenor (or concert) size first. A variation on that theme would be a Camp Uke style, maybe concert size. Or how about merging a Camp Uke with a resonator cone??

Actually, I would go for a Camp Uke before the Banjolele and the Resonator. I think I would like a circle for the sound hole though.
–Lori

+1 on the camp uke

nikolo727
07-01-2009, 05:58 PM
concert resonator, deff. since seeing bob brozman on his national concert reso, ive added a reso uke to my list of wants haha....did i say wants....needs...

Ahnko Honu
07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
I've already got an old La Pacifica Banjolele so a chromed brass "Terminator" resonator would be cool though another Banjolele in a Tenor size would also be awesome. Is there such a thing as a pineapple resonator? :rolleyes:

ichadwick
07-02-2009, 01:08 AM
If you could choose what you more be inclined to get as a second or alternative ukulele A resonator or Banjo ukulele and what scale lengths would you want them....
Personally: a tenor scale resonator.

I picked up a tenor scale banjo uke and am not as happy with the sound as I had expected. The extra tension on the strings makes the BU sound loud and harsh. I'm tweaking things like the tension on the head and playing with a new bridge to try and warm it up. I suspect a concert or even soprano scale would have been a better idea (sorry, Dave! I should have listened to you...).

It seems to me that the tenor scale/tension will work to the betterment of a resonator, however. I had a concert scale and liked its sound, but felt it was a little softer than expected. I didn't care for the scale, and felt it could improve with more pressure on the resonator.

mile38
07-02-2009, 02:48 AM
My Beltona reso tenor blue ukulele is the best for the $$$

If you have a mint to spend then go with a Ron Phillips custom concert or tenor reso uke.

Banjo ukes are okey, the very best being a Bean Sprout banjo uke.

TheWannabe90
07-02-2009, 04:09 AM
Both please, shall I PM you my address? :)

Raygf
07-02-2009, 11:21 PM
A tenor resonator would be a nice addition.

buddhuu
07-06-2009, 02:45 AM
Concert resonator! :music:

Bluke
07-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Besides owning half a dozen nice resonator guitars, I have a concert reso-uke (National) and a tenor reso-uke ( Mya-Moe). They're not for everyone, but I like 'em!