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NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 07:15 AM
ok so ive come up on a little spare change. not much, but enough. for the time being. so im looking at all the ukes and im thinking to myself how i LOVE to gig with my eleuke. i love the concert size of the one i have now. but im also wanting one in tenor.

here's my dilemma: 18 hours left on MGM's auction for the natural finish tenor with headphone jack. $300 shipped. i currently (including my "toy" ukes that i actually play) own 9 ukes. i need a 10th like i need an ulcer. but my UAS is twisting my logic into thinking that maybe i do need an ulcer.

ok so my choices:
1. just go ahead and buy the badboy and be "fat and happy".
2. get the new uke with the full intention of putting up some of the other ukes for sale on craigslist (doubtful).
3. slap myself across the face and scold myself for being such an addict.
4. build kharma points by offering some of my cheapies to people within the continental USA (shipping purposes) for free through some sort of contest. people who actually just want to try the uke out and would like a beater to use while following along with aldrine's awesome lessons to learn how to play.

what should i do?

russ_buss
04-29-2008, 07:22 AM
full blown UAS!!!!

i used to have this problem with guitars and it pained me to have to sell them on craigslist or ebay. it's like selling your child (okay, not quite). what i ended up doing was giving them away to family and friends that wanted to learn. so i would say, A) go on with your bad self and make that new purchase, B) choose your favorite ukes and hold onto them for dear life, and C) maybe give one or two of your "beaters" away to friends or family, or D) get your deach on and host a contest!

NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 07:25 AM
get your deach on
hahaha i love it! deach is not only an entity on this forum. the word is now a VERB.

looks like i need to go through my inventory and see what i want to do with which ukes. but i can totally foresee "deaching" at least one of them. hahaha.

la_ingrit
04-29-2008, 07:30 AM
Nuke relax!!!!;) UAS is not a bad habit..my advice is...if you are going to have regrets..dont buy it!!!...but c'mmon you already have the UAS disease lol!!!!! buy that uke and BE HAPPY!!!!!!!...and if the guilty is killing you...think why in the whole wide world you deserve that cool ukulele....i'm pretty sure you have more than 10 reasons!!!!!!!:):)

Keonikapila
04-29-2008, 07:30 AM
...i need a 10th like i need an ulcer. but my UAS is twisting my logic into thinking that maybe i do need an ulcer.


Well...if you don't buy it you'll get an ulcer thinking about it anyway...so you might as well just do it! haha.

...besides, do you have a tenor eleuke yet? No? Well, there's your justification right there!


DO YOUR PART TO STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY!
haha

GX9901
04-29-2008, 07:36 AM
Haha, I kind of have the same problem a lot, coveting ukes that I really don't need.

That's actually a pretty tough choice you're making there. One one hand, the tenor Eleuke is the same as the concert except for the neck/fretboard length. On the other hand, the new tenor has that cool headphone jack. I do think that if you get the tenor Eleuke, the concert Eleuke will become redundant.

BTW, the "deaching" concept is excellent. I'm probably going to "deach" one of my ukes when it comes time to manage my UAS problem. And that's going to be real soon...:D

NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 07:40 AM
Haha, I kind of have the same problem a lot, coveting ukes that I really don't need.

That's actually a pretty tough choice you're making there. One one hand, the tenor Eleuke is the same as the concert except for the neck/fretboard length. On the other hand, the new tenor has that cool headphone jack. I do think that if you get the tenor Eleuke, the concert Eleuke will become redundant.

BTW, the "deaching" concept is excellent. I'm probably going to "deach" one of my ukes when it comes time to manage my UAS problem. And that's going to be real soon...:D
ok so lemme get this straight... the body dimensions of the eleuke concerts and tenors are identical?

i was somehow (dont ask me how) under the impression that the concert had a soprano size body, while the tenor had a concert size body. if the body dimensions are the same, then i agree that having two would be redundant. and in that case, i would turn my attention toward a new guitar! oooh! or maybe a cheap set of electric drums! hahaha. either way, if i get anything, something's gotta go. haha

hell, i might just invest that money into materials to make my own electric ukulele in the dimensions that i want. hmmm les paul styleeeeoooooooo!

deach
04-29-2008, 07:50 AM
hahaha i love it! deach is not only an entity on this forum. the word is now a VERB.

looks like i need to go through my inventory and see what i want to do with which ukes. but i can totally foresee "deaching" at least one of them. hahaha.


Too funny!

I say do #5 - all of the above.

GX9901
04-29-2008, 07:51 AM
ok so lemme get this straight... the body dimensions of the eleuke concerts and tenors are identical?

i was somehow (dont ask me how) under the impression that the concert had a soprano size body, while the tenor had a concert size body. if the body dimensions are the same, then i agree that having two would be redundant. and in that case, i would turn my attention toward a new guitar! oooh! or maybe a cheap set of electric drums! hahaha. either way, if i get anything, something's gotta go. haha


I wrote without checking any facts first, but MGM's listings doesn't help because he puts the exact same picture of the Eleuke's body on both the tenor and concert listings. You should probably check with MGM to make sure that they do have the same body size, but I'm fairly certain that's the case.

BUGOY
04-29-2008, 08:43 AM
maybe give one or two of your "beaters" away to friends or family

thats a GREAT idea!!! :D

FunkyPeaNutZ
04-29-2008, 09:31 AM
Nuke what you got to do first is slap yourself across the face and acknowledge that you're an addict, then hit that bid button on ebay. And although it pains to wait for that new uke to come in, even though MGM is pretty quick. The hours feel like days, the days feel like weeks, the weeks, nevermind, MGM doesn't take that long. Once you get that stick. You'll be like it was all worth it, and it always is. UAS is justified, yes it is a disease. Besides you're doing the country a good thing by helping to spike the economy.

NotoriousMOK
04-29-2008, 09:42 AM
I suspect your UAS has not fully manifested itself. If so, your post would have started with "okay, so I just bought this new uke, and . . . "

That said, go buy it, then work out a way to justify it.

Now -- if you really feel the urge to send one out to make room for the new guy, what about a travelling uke? By this I mean a cheapie that could get circulated around to the UU members and be signed/tagged/whatever and be sent on to the next? Maaybe each member could do a video with it, sign it, then send it off to the next guy. It could either eventually end up back in your hands, or remain in circulation 'forever'.

I suppose it might be important to use a relatively sturdy carton that could be re-shipped again and again, etc.

As usual, just shooting from the hip here . . .

backdoc972
04-29-2008, 09:42 AM
Sorry, but I can't get used to the acronym UAS. For years I have been infected with GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome) I think I'll just keep it GAS for (gear acquisition syndrome)

Oh, and back on topic, buy that Uke. What'cha gonna do, take all that money with you??

Renaissance-Man
04-29-2008, 10:05 AM
Sorry, but I can't help you either. I'm constantly buying another guitar, banjo, mandolin, and now ukes too. We're doomed.

Ukulele_Junkie
04-29-2008, 10:27 AM
ey nuke if you like the natural finish go for it. But you should ask MGM if he has any new types coming in cuz i actually had 1 week of knowing he had a rosewood and sandalwood coming in after he came back from NY.

NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 10:56 AM
i was thinking about "deach" as a verb. to deach. so in the present tense, performing the act, i would be deaching. if that were the case, then if i were to put up an uke in a contest, once the winner receives the prize, can i say "you've just been daught!" ??? hahaha

im going to make that the title of the contest thread once i start it.

deach
04-29-2008, 11:10 AM
i was thinking about "deach" as a verb. to deach. so in the present tense, performing the act, i would be deaching. if that were the case, then if i were to put up an uke in a contest, once the winner receives the prize, can i say "you've just been daught!" ??? hahaha

im going to make that the title of the contest thread once i start it.

Oh great. So now I'm getting conjugated... :)

UKESTAR
04-29-2008, 11:34 AM
ok so ive come up on a little spare change. not much, but enough. for the time being. so im looking at all the ukes and im thinking to myself how i LOVE to gig with my eleuke. i love the concert size of the one i have now. but im also wanting one in tenor.

here's my dilemma: 18 hours left on MGM's auction for the natural finish tenor with headphone jack. $300 shipped. i currently (including my "toy" ukes that i actually play) own 9 ukes. i need a 10th like i need an ulcer. but my UAS is twisting my logic into thinking that maybe i do need an ulcer.

ok so my choices:
1. just go ahead and buy the badboy and be "fat and happy".
2. get the new uke with the full intention of putting up some of the other ukes for sale on craigslist (doubtful).
3. slap myself across the face and scold myself for being such an addict.
4. build kharma points by offering some of my cheapies to people within the continental USA (shipping purposes) for free through some sort of contest. people who actually just want to try the uke out and would like a beater to use while following along with aldrine's awesome lessons to learn how to play.

what should i do?

Keep saving for a Kanilea or something...ha.

NukeDOC
04-29-2008, 11:45 AM
Keep saving for a Kanilea or something...ha.

you know, ive thought about that. and one of these days i will have one in the same realm. but when i come to think of it, i dont even want to gig with my pono, just because its my prized uke. now, if i were to get a kanile'a, then i would feel just fine gigging with my pono. but at the same time, ive got these other ukes that are just as capable of playing the same tunes. i dunno, maybe im still stuck in the world where i dont think i deserve to be playing one just yet, and that the "cheaper" ukes suit me just fine right now.

tripl3thr33
04-29-2008, 11:57 AM
oh man, i feel like this too! i really want a new uke, hella expensive but i have enough haha. but you know... i really think you should hold off. 10 ukes is a lot to have. i only have 2 but i'm trying to stay content with my kala lol. i would go with ukestar's suggestion though. save for something that would be high in quality. i dont think that'll stop you from buying more in the future but for me, i would like to have 1 great uke over many. not trying to say any of your ukes arent great, cuz they sound good on open mic and stuff, but thats how i see things. thats just my opinion haha. im trying to keep myself from severe UAS hehe ^^; good luck with the decision

Dino
04-29-2008, 11:58 AM
I think you should sell or get rid of ones that can live without. For me, I have this 6-string baritone that I dont really play, but everytime I think im going to sell it, I give it a strum or two and l like the sound so much, i put it away. Wastefull to keep it unplayed. I know I should sell it, but havent made that jump. Maybe put some of your ukes in the UU marketplace. That way, if someone from here buys it, you know it went somewhere safe and probably be appreciated.....and you can beg for it back if you need to later!

menehunenyc
04-29-2008, 12:42 PM
i was thinking about "deach" as a verb. to deach. so in the present tense, performing the act, i would be deaching. if that were the case, then if i were to put up an uke in a contest, once the winner receives the prize, can i say "you've just been daught!" ??? hahaha

im going to make that the title of the contest thread once i start it.



I think the correct term in the past tense should be 'deached', but in any case, shouldn't you ask the Deachter himself? I've seen his whimsical responses, but he hasn't formally given his permission...

by the way, read my signature for my opinion on the matter.:p

uke142464
04-29-2008, 02:22 PM
hehe, number 4, karma, Im really into it. you'll feel good about it.

davoomac
04-29-2008, 04:48 PM
hahaha get your deach on! nice!

I say do #1 and #4. You can NEVER have too many ukes.

You'd be fat and happy with both of those I think!

Ian Boys
04-29-2008, 05:15 PM
This thread is a tad confusing... so I don't know if this has been answered or not, but...

As far as the body size of a tenor Eleuke goes... I'd call it...well... not completely sure.

It's smaller than my concert's body... and I have a slightly small concert... so it's I guess just a really small concert body?

Measurements of the body are...

Upper Bout-14cm
Width in concave part-12.5cm
Lower Bout-18 and 1/4cm
Length-24cm

Hope that helped...

dugbrandon
04-29-2008, 05:19 PM
I know I'm new here, but I might know someone who might not mind taking a lonely extra uke of your hands.....hint...hint....

uumember
04-29-2008, 06:31 PM
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You just need an intervention. :D

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seeso
04-29-2008, 06:43 PM
Now -- if you really feel the urge to send one out to make room for the new guy, what about a travelling uke? By this I mean a cheapie that could get circulated around to the UU members and be signed/tagged/whatever and be sent on to the next? Maaybe each member could do a video with it, sign it, then send it off to the next guy. It could either eventually end up back in your hands, or remain in circulation 'forever'.

I suppose it might be important to use a relatively sturdy carton that could be re-shipped again and again, etc.

As usual, just shooting from the hip here . . .

This is a great idea! A great way for everyone to get their "Deach" on! :D

Deach it forward, Nuke!

MGM
04-29-2008, 09:36 PM
okay im lazy i dont like taking pictures the concert is 23-1/2 and the tenor is 25-1/4"

MGM
04-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Oh yeah to the question of UAS. I had it so bad bad i became a dealer. Now I can buy ukuleles all the time..BUT also no sleep, no breaks, ukulele 100% of the time...well maybe thats not so bad after all...Ophhs she might read this. Spend quality time with better half is the most important thing....Remember you male UAS....its not fun without the W.I.F.E

seeso
04-29-2008, 10:00 PM
Oh yeah to the question of UAS. I had it so bad bad i became a dealer. Now I can buy ukuleles all the time..BUT also no sleep, no breaks, ukulele 100% of the time...well maybe thats not so bad after all...Ophhs she might read this. Spend quality time with better half is the most important thing....Remember you male UAS....its not fun without the W.I.F.E

Hey, that sounds nice. :)

la_ingrit
04-30-2008, 05:44 AM
[QUOTE=NukeDOC;23797]i was thinking about "deach" as a verb. QUOTE]

IT IS ALREADY A VERB IN THIS FORUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE UU!!!!!!!!:D

UKESTAR
04-30-2008, 05:50 AM
you know, ive thought about that. and one of these days i will have one in the same realm. but when i come to think of it, i dont even want to gig with my pono, just because its my prized uke. now, if i were to get a kanile'a, then i would feel just fine gigging with my pono. but at the same time, ive got these other ukes that are just as capable of playing the same tunes. i dunno, maybe im still stuck in the world where i dont think i deserve to be playing one just yet, and that the "cheaper" ukes suit me just fine right now.

I hear you on the concept of "deserving" to play a high end uke. The way I look at it is, my skill level is not quite there to justify purchasing an expensive uke. I did purchase one around 1000 dollars because I know how MY mind works. Having that expensive uke drives me to improve faster......so that I could justify playing it sooner...hahha. Make sense? I have done this with other things like custom boards or bikes and it works for me. It makes me more driven to improve quicker!

UKESTAR
04-30-2008, 05:52 AM
This is a great idea! A great way for everyone to get their "Deach" on! :D

Deach it forward, Nuke!

Brotherhood of the traveling uke.

Renaissance-Man
04-30-2008, 06:13 AM
If anyone knows of a cure for UAS, please tell me!

russ_buss
04-30-2008, 06:22 AM
Brotherhood of the traveling uke.

haha, that's a good name for this if it happens!

NukeDOC
04-30-2008, 06:37 AM
Brotherhood of the traveling uke.
i love it! ok i seriously would like to do this. so lets see...

to save on shipping costs because of size, from the four that i can stand to let go of, i wont do this with the tenor or the baritone. so that leaves my super small leolani tourist trap uke and my first act (walmart special) uke.

im thinking about doing this with the wallyworld uke.

stay tuned for a new thread including the details to this!