View Full Version : Hello all.

12-23-2009, 10:00 AM
New guy here from the Cleveland Ohio area. Been playing music for about 25yrs now, but have been only playing for a couple years on a loaner uke. It's a Martin Concert 1-C. It was handed down to a friend by his grandfather. It is beautiful and sounds wonderful. I play it with a band that has upright bass, acoustic guitar, and mandolin old timey stuff. I am getting uncomfortable with a loaner and want to get one of my own. The problem is that I could never afford a Martin. In fact times are so tight that I can only make it to the $150 range. I was looking for suggestions. I 'm not sure if a tenor if it would cut through a band situtation a little better, but if it would I would consider one. Just something playable with a decent tone. I'm not featured in the band so it's just a matter of staying in tune and fitting in. I wanted to thank you all for this invaluable resource you have created with the forum. It has help me immensely.
Take Care and thanks again,

12-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Hi Janus
Welcome to UU an very friendly and helpful forum.
Enjoy your stay here!

Doug W
12-23-2009, 12:33 PM

I am a pretty new guy around this site myself. In regards to your uke question, I would suggest you post over in the forum
You will get a lot of help there finding a uke in your price range.


Papa Dave
12-23-2009, 06:33 PM
Hello Janis, Welcome to UU! I agree with Doug W. Check over at 'ukulele buying tips (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=37) part of the forum.

12-25-2009, 04:36 PM
Hey Janus, welcome. That band sounds really cool. I'd like to hear what you guys sound like. I've been really happy with my Lanikai LU21TE. It's a tenor with a pickup, and it's really cheap. You can just plug it into an amp or a PA and you will be heard.

12-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Welcome to UU!