PDA

View Full Version : Need help deciding!



UkeMan09
10-24-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey guys,
So I have to admit, I'm falling in love... with the ukulele :). However, my current ukulele is probably the closest thing to a toy as it can get. So, I'm thinking about purchasing my 2nd uke, but I'm having trouble deciding. I've been playing for ~ 1 month, and had my eye on these two from MGM:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PSS-KALA-PINEAPPLE-SOPRANO-UKULELE-FREE-GIGBAG-SETUP_W0QQitemZ330368718034QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item4ceb8294d2

and

http://cgi.ebay.com/JUST-ARRIVED-Flame-mahogany-Kala-SOPRANO-Ukulele-KA-SEM_W0QQitemZ370276777171QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item5636373cd3

I like both, but am having a really hard time. I like the pineapple because its cheaper and has a "funner :rolleyes:" look to it, but the Flame Mahogany seems like a good buy as well. I'm also very open to other suggestions. I'd like to top the price off at $125ish, but I guess I could make a few exceptions :D. I also want it to be a Soprano. Thanks a bunch!!

-UM :shaka:

bt93
10-24-2009, 10:35 AM
i would go with the second one

thejumpingflea
10-24-2009, 10:44 AM
Hey guys,
So I have to admit, I'm falling in love... with the ukulele :). However, my current ukulele is probably the closest thing to a toy as it can get. So, I'm thinking about purchasing my 2nd uke, but I'm having trouble deciding. I've been playing for ~ 1 month, and had my eye on these two from MGM:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PSS-KALA-PINEAPPLE-SOPRANO-UKULELE-FREE-GIGBAG-SETUP_W0QQitemZ330368718034QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item4ceb8294d2

and

http://cgi.ebay.com/JUST-ARRIVED-Flame-mahogany-Kala-SOPRANO-Ukulele-KA-SEM_W0QQitemZ370276777171QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item5636373cd3

I like both, but am having a really hard time. I like the pineapple because its cheaper and has a "funner :rolleyes:" look to it, but the Flame Mahogany seems like a good buy as well. I'm also very open to other suggestions. I'd like to top the price off at $125ish, but I guess I could make a few exceptions :D. I also want it to be a Soprano. Thanks a bunch!!

-UM :shaka:

That Flamed Mahogany is HOT. That'd be my pick!

UkeMan09
10-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Looks like i should start saving up a bit more :)

-UM :shaka:

vahn
10-24-2009, 11:53 AM
yeah if your going to get a lam, that flame mahog looks sharp.

phanzo
10-24-2009, 12:01 PM
:agree: If you are set on buying one of those 2, I would go with the Flamer. The pineapple is cool but IMO you get a better product (that you will enjoy playing for a longer time) with the Flame. MGM will set it up for you real nice. You should be on your way to some long nights of playing (and welcome to the Underground. I officially diagnose you with UAS...congratulations, you're sick, just like the rest of us).

Good luck with your decision!

Mr. Miyagi
10-24-2009, 12:02 PM
The Flame Mahogany looks really good. Why not just get both!:D

Ahnko Honu
10-24-2009, 12:16 PM
These solid top KALA Travel 'ukuleles are cute, and sound great!
http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-SSTU-Soprano-Travel-Ukulele-w-Solid-Spruce-Top_W0QQitemZ360196272996QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item53dd5ef364
http://www.jwbosworthguitars.com/images/KA-SSTU-FMCP1.jpg

UkeMan09
10-24-2009, 12:24 PM
:agree: If you are set on buying one of those 2, I would go with the Flamer. The pineapple is cool but IMO you get a better product (that you will enjoy playing for a longer time) with the Flame. MGM will set it up for you real nice. You should be on your way to some long nights of playing (and welcome to the Underground. I officially diagnose you with UAS...congratulations, you're sick, just like the rest of us).

Good luck with your decision!

Haha, thanks. And yeah, I think I'm going to go with the flame.. I'll name my it Eye of the Tiger and my old uke Thug Life.

-UM :shaka:

UkeMan09
10-24-2009, 12:24 PM
The Flame Mahogany looks really good. Why not just get both!:D

Unfortunately I'm a little tight on cash :(. Plus, I would never be able to decide which to play!

-UM :shaka:

UkeMan09
10-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Has anyone ever played either of the two that could tell me how they sound?

-UM :shaka:

molokinirum
10-24-2009, 06:34 PM
I'd go with the flame mahogany....it looks hot!!:drool:

Lori
10-24-2009, 08:35 PM
The pineapple one should sound like the kiwi one I reviewed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6RfRzMW1t0
The photo is a bit more colorful than the uke is in person (they had them at my local music store). The color is much duller, and it has a matte finish.

I haven't heard the Flame Mahogany one, but it sure looks pretty. The pineapple one is a laminated mahogany too, so the sound might be similar between the two ukes. The pineapple shape might give you more volume though.

I have had excellent results with Kalas, very good value and quality for the money.

–Lori

cocohonk
10-25-2009, 03:22 AM
I guess it comes down to whether you want something pretty and fun looking (the cute kitschy fruit), or something pretty and more serious looking (the gorgeous wood grains).

But, either way, both are good ukes, and you can't go wrong with either. I would pick the flame, but that's because I already have a fruit.

UkeMan09
10-25-2009, 10:37 AM
I think I'm going to go with the flame. The way I see it is that the fun is in the playing, so I might as well get a better uke that will be fun to play then just a fun uke.

-UM :shaka: