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EricStetson
08-02-2009, 08:40 PM
Now that I have my wonderful banjo-uke, I was looking down the road of future purchases for the collection and I was wondering if any of you guys had a solid-body electric uke, and what a good recommendation might be. I think it would be awesome to jam with a metal band on the ukulele with a distortion pedal and have it actually sound boss. So far I've seen negative reviews for Stagg, and some positive reviews for RISA, although I'd prefer a more 'metal' looking uke, like a 'warlock' body or a flying V. Is this totally out of left field or do any of you guys actually jam with a metal band with blazing uke-skills? :rock:

paw123los
08-02-2009, 09:01 PM
If you would like to use that uke with a disortion pedal and only amplified maybe you should get yourself Risa-Uke-Electric. It has steel strings, and transducers like in a eletric guitar. I tried to play on my eleuke with a disortion pedal once - but I was not satisfied with the result.

CulpRJ
08-03-2009, 09:58 AM
I'm happy with my Jupiter Creek. I think he takes custom orders too, so you can request any shape you'd like.

www.jupitercreekmusic.com (http://www.jupitercreekmusic.com/)

vahn
08-03-2009, 10:19 AM
I'm selling my jupiter creek solid body electric!! it shreds check out the video its in the UU marketplace thread

EricStetson
08-03-2009, 10:30 AM
vahn, are you my guardian angel and you're just not telling me?

vahn
08-03-2009, 10:42 AM
Possibly yes! haha, no I love the thing and shred it does but I'm looking to simplify my life (cough I'm broke) lemme know what u think im interested in trades possibly

Gaby
08-03-2009, 01:28 PM
Don't forget about the Eleukes; they are great value!

OC Shredding
09-14-2010, 05:09 AM
Hi! Cool post. When I was new to eleukes I search over the internet to get more information. So far, I am loving it especially when there are new tutorials. Thanks for the heads up.

kissing
09-14-2010, 07:57 AM
Well, Les Pauls with their humbuckers are great for heavy metal.
Why not check out the Risa Les Paul model with the dual humbuckers?
They kick ass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrTto-UimHg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrTto-UimHg

I have one - it's one of my favourite ukes!
The one pictured in the video is a prototype model without the cream binding. The standard ones (see in my signature pic below) have the cream binding.

Disadvantage: costs a lot T_T