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BBcakes
07-14-2009, 12:56 PM
As some of you already know, my first and only uke is the KPK Soprano. Been trying to supress UAS, but I'm having the hardest time. :rolleyes: So...thinking about my next purchase and interested in my UU fam's opinions. I eventually plan on owning all three, but can't decide which to get first! Anyway, on to business.

Which one should I purchase next??

*Mainland mahogany concert

*Kala KA-ST (Spruce top tenor)

*Fluke (standard concert)

:shaka:

kailua
07-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Since you're going to own all three eventually, choose the one that you spend the most time obsessing (i.e. drooling) over. I voted for the tenor because I'm now playing tenors, but plan to get a concert next (totally irrelevant comment). Good luck with your next uke!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-14-2009, 02:56 PM
always go for the tenor :D

KC8AFW
07-14-2009, 03:32 PM
I voted for the Mainland (gratuitous photo op) :D

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=405&pictureid=2380

*does best Vanna impression* Ooohhh...Aaahhh!

BBcakes
07-14-2009, 03:38 PM
I voted for the Mainland (gratuitous photo op) :D

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=405&pictureid=2380

*does best Vanna impression* Ooohhh...Aaahhh!

Lol! I knew it! Saw your name and knew your vote was for the Mainland! :D Are you still madly in love with it? Or found things that concern you?

KC8AFW
07-14-2009, 03:47 PM
Lol! I knew it! Saw your name and knew your vote was for the Mainland! :D Are you still madly in love with it? Or found things that concern you?

Well...we are kind of exclusive now:rolleyes:

I had to think on this one...and I can't really find anything that concerns me. It has good tone, no buzzes or "dead spots", intonation is great up and down the neck, action is comfortable. And its awful purdy.:D

Ahnko Honu
07-14-2009, 05:50 PM
Your first 'ukulele is a nice solid wood soprano KPK. I voted for something different in round 2 the plastic and laminate Fluke which can take abuse, perfect outdoors and hiking partner, and decent sounding with great playability. You'll have one indoor, and one outdoor 'ukulele. ;) You can add other indoor 'ukuleles later.

Roy Jovero
07-14-2009, 08:05 PM
I voted for the tenor since the spruce top will give off a good sound. Ahnko Honu did bring up a good point with the Fluke. I just sold mine (should've let you known it was on sale before I posted it here), and they sound great. With the right strings, they are nice and loud.

BTW, how's the KPK treating you? We gotta jam sometime.

BBcakes
07-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Your first 'ukulele is a nice solid wood soprano KPK. I voted for something different in round 2 the plastic and laminate Fluke which can take abuse, perfect outdoors and hiking partner, and decent sounding with great playability. You'll have one indoor, and one outdoor 'ukulele. ;) You can add other indoor 'ukuleles later.

Good point! Hmmm, decisions, decisions... but the Mainland looks so lovely! And the tenor size Kala is priced right. Aaarrrgghhh!

BBcakes
07-14-2009, 08:56 PM
BTW, how's the KPK treating you? We gotta jam sometime.

KPK is great! My son says I play "so good". Hahaha At least I've got 1 fan.:p
He has a toy uke and it's a trip, he's right handed, but is a lefty when he jams. As a matter of fact, he plays guitar hero that way, too!

I've been meaning to ask you... have you tried other strings on the KPK? I don't know much about strings, but the D'Addarios feel kinda thick to me. :confused: Maybe it's just me and lack of skill. But I was eventually thinking of trying other kinds.

UkuEroll
07-14-2009, 09:26 PM
Mainland and then another Mainland and then.......you guessed it another Mainland

sukie
07-15-2009, 02:41 AM
I have to agree with Ahnko Honu. I'd go with the fluke. For the same reasons.

Dirka
07-15-2009, 05:02 AM
Mainland.

Why?

I want one. I can't afford one. I have to live vicariously through others :D

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-15-2009, 05:06 AM
wow. spruce top hasnt moved in a few days haha

russ_buss
07-15-2009, 06:09 AM
some of us are meeting up to jam tonight if you want to come out. i can bring a mainland soprano (sorry, don't have a concert one at the moment) and a fluke if you want to compare the two. you'll likely see some other ukes to compare as well. PM me for info if you want to check it out.

cocohonk
07-15-2009, 07:10 AM
I say Fluke, if only because I'm currently lusting after a Flea. I think about it almost every day. :D Damn that expensive shipping cost!

But I think the Mainlands are gorgeous too! And the Kala Spruce Tops have a really bright sound too.

So, you can't really go wrong with any of them.

BBcakes
07-15-2009, 11:49 AM
Looks like the Mainland is in the lead!