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pdxuke
12-29-2009, 01:24 PM
My Special Ukulele Friends!

My Ohana SK21 Sopranino is here! And so is a holiday snow storm in Portland, OR:

http://thomasbray.com/uke/ukesnow1.jpg
Here without flash so you can see the snow storm out window, and

http://thomasbray.com/uke/ukesnow2.jpg
...with flash so you can see the uke a bit better.

I am absolutely in love. Came from Elderly, set up beautifully, action great, Aquila strings (still settling.) Love the bright sound. It's just adorable, so much fun to play.

And since I'm an actor who plays a one man Christmas Carol every year (http://pdxchristmas.com) and the uke is so small, isn't what to name it obvious?

TINY TIM.

KC8AFW
12-29-2009, 02:07 PM
Ooh...me likey! Congratulations! I see the ghost of Christmas Presents was very kind indeed.

euchre
12-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Very nice, but may I suggest Tiny Thim

tom

uke552
12-29-2009, 03:22 PM
Congrats on the new addition. I sure have enjoyed playing mine. Down the road, you might try Freemont black carbon strings, they sound great on the sopranino.

pdxuke
12-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Congrats on the new addition. I sure have enjoyed playing mine. Down the road, you might try Freemont black carbon strings, they sound great on the sopranino.

thanks for the tip--I'll put them on as the next pair.

BTW, what do you use for a case?

pdxuke
12-29-2009, 03:53 PM
Very nice, but may I suggest Tiny Thim

tom

:biglaugh: Indeed you may!

(..but I'll stick with Tiny Tim.)

bbycrts
12-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Ohana makes a very nice gigbag that fits the sopranino. Uke Republic has had them - don't know if they do right now or not, but check them out. http://www.ukerepublic.com/Cases.html

pdxuke
12-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Ohana makes a very nice gigbag that fits the sopranino. Uke Republic has had them - don't know if they do right now or not, but check them out. http://www.ukerepublic.com/Cases.html

Hey Jon--Thanks for the tip! I've emailed them..

pdxuke
12-29-2009, 04:59 PM
Congrats on the new addition. I sure have enjoyed playing mine. Down the road, you might try Freemont black carbon strings, they sound great on the sopranino.

do you mean these?
http://www.elderly.com/brand/STUK_fremont.html

devilishlypure
12-29-2009, 05:12 PM
Aww, it's adorable! I've had my eye on that uke for a while. Maybe someday. Congratulations!! :D

pdxuke
12-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Just ordered a Gig Bag from Mike at Uke Republic:

http://thomasbray.com/uke/sk21gigbag.jpg

$28 shipped

I also talked to Ohana; they have a hard shell SK21 case in the works! :rock:

bbycrts
12-29-2009, 07:12 PM
Just ordered a Gig Bag from Mike at Uke Republic:

http://thomasbray.com/uke/sk21gigbag.jpg

$28 shipped

I also talked to Ohana; they have a hard shell SK21 case in the works! :rock:

Now THAT is cool! I had an Ohana sopranino for a little while but my fumble fingers just weren't happy, though my ears were... have a great time with yours, Thom - they're sure cool itty bitty ukes!

Skottoman
12-30-2009, 04:54 AM
I love my Sopranino! I've had it about a year, with aquilas as set up by MGM. It really 'opens' up, and intonation seems to get better the longer I have it. I may try the Fremonts on it at some point, as they are my new favorite string for my Flea.
Keep playing it, and you'll notice it getting better and better. A whole lot of fun for strummin!!!! :D
Cheers,
Skottoman

NatalieS
12-30-2009, 03:49 PM
I've been wanting one of these for a while. That's great that Ohana is making a hardshell case for it! Hmm, hmm... I might have to give in and get one.

Big_e
12-30-2009, 09:25 PM
Congrats! I love my sopranino and it's the axe I grab most often.
Ernest

clayton56
12-30-2009, 10:00 PM
darn, didn't see one on the Elderly site

HaileISela
12-31-2009, 02:09 AM
I guess that is the coolest look you can ever achieve, carrying a sopranino in a hardshell case with you^^

btw, what about "tiny timbre"?