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keepwaddling
10-10-2009, 05:28 AM
Hello all!

It's my first post, and my first uke! I live in Brisbane where the range of ukes for sale in the shops is very very limited. Luckily, I found out about Musicguymic, and I ordered from him this beautiful thing:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3993472640/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3993470552/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3992420827/

Of course, it's not the fanciest of ukes that are out there, but I'm very happy with it. Now I have to learn how to play it...so lots of fun ahead.

Cheers!

jvann
10-10-2009, 05:58 AM
Welcome! Your new uke looks very nice and your pictures have an artistic quality to them. They look like they could go right into a magazine!

Matt Clara
10-10-2009, 10:06 AM
Hello all!

It's my first post, and my first uke! I live in Brisbane where the range of ukes for sale in the shops is very very limited. Luckily, I found out about Musicguymic, and I ordered from him this beautiful thing:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3993472640/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3993470552/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepwaddling1/3992420827/

Of course, it's not the fanciest of ukes that are out there, but I'm very happy with it. Now I have to learn how to play it...so lots of fun ahead.

Cheers!

Some nice composition to the photos. I have an all mahogany Ohana (same as yours--Asian factory built, good price, nice ukes--just different companies), and I enjoy it immensely. Have fun!

Playscool39
10-10-2009, 10:51 AM
You made your Uke look like a supermodel;)Welcome and have fun!

keepwaddling
10-10-2009, 10:49 PM
Thank you all! Yes, I thought getting the uke in the mail was an opportunity to combine it with my other great passion - taking pictures :)

buddhuu
10-11-2009, 09:53 AM
Congratulations! Nice uke.

I have the same model and I love it. When you get around to a string change, consider trying Worth BTs (browns). I find they sound very nice indeed on the mahogany Kala. A tad less brash than Aquilas, very musical tone but still good volume.

mokai
10-11-2009, 10:38 AM
When you get around to a string change, consider trying Worth BTs (browns).

:agree::agree:

veep
10-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Nice uke.....

keepwaddling
10-12-2009, 12:11 AM
Congratulations! Nice uke.

I have the same model and I love it. When you get around to a string change, consider trying Worth BTs (browns). I find they sound very nice indeed on the mahogany Kala. A tad less brash than Aquilas, very musical tone but still good volume.

Thanks! Yeah, I've heard good things about the Worth strings. What about the D'Addario classical guitar uke strings that Jake uses? Have you tried those on your Kala Mahogany tenor?

kissing
10-12-2009, 03:23 AM
ah nice uke!

I had the same one a couple of months back :)

I think D'Addario will also work really well with solid mahogany :)

buddhuu
10-12-2009, 04:43 AM
Thanks! Yeah, I've heard good things about the Worth strings. What about the D'Addario classical guitar uke strings that Jake uses? Have you tried those on your Kala Mahogany tenor?

I did try the D'Addarios. I think I posted my reaction then... I was totally disappointed. They were quiet and bland. They may be great on many ukes, but sadly not on mine. D'Addario make my favourite mandolin strings, so I had high hopes.

Aquilas are OK, nice and loud, but they're a tad brash. For me the Worths are just perfect. Ken Middleton suggested them, and his advice was spot on.