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Ser-T-Fide
11-09-2009, 08:11 AM
Hey UU

I see MGM has them in stock in Concert. I'm looking to get an electric. Has anyone tried out one of these babies out yet?

Much Love

pirate looks at 40
11-09-2009, 01:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5dqcRpOiac

this isn't me doing a review, but this is a pretty good review of the uke you're looking at.

Ser-T-Fide
11-09-2009, 02:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5dqcRpOiac

this isn't me doing a review, but this is a pretty good review of the uke you're looking at.


I thought people might think that but i'm actually talking about this (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Kala-Sunburst-Jazz-solid-electric-CONCERT-ukulele_W0QQitemZ330375523553QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4cebea6ce1)

Thanks for the reply though.

pirate looks at 40
11-09-2009, 02:31 PM
oohhh, okay, my bad. Yea, I can't help you on that one, sorry my man, but good luck =]

kissing
11-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Thats a Bugsgear Eleuke, rebranded as Kala.
Mike Upton at Kala told me that he doesn't produce them anymore, so that's just a remaining stock from the brief time he did.

I imagine that they will be exactly the same as Bugsgear Eleuke.
There are plenty of examples of their sound on youtube if you search.

I have one, which is branded as Eleuke (the original brand).
It came with a high action, which I sanded down. The second fret on the C string sounds a bit sharp (is there an easy fix for this? :( ). Otherwise its a lovely looking, super portable/durable electric ukulele that sounds fantastic through amplification.

The rebranded Kala may have better quality, and I'm sure MGM would adjust it to optimum playability.
I have loads of fun plugging it into a guitar amp and getting it to sound like an electric guitar with distortion and effects.
It also gives a very clean, acoustic signal too.