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euchre
02-15-2010, 12:30 PM
Thanks to the Great East Coast Blizzard of 2010 it's been in shipping purgatory since 2/5. I was finally able to track down the Brown driver and pick it up this morning. It came from Mike at Uke Republic--great service, great guy.

Anyway I also got the cool new hard case in addition to the Ohana padded gig bag it comes with. The strings are still settling in so I've not done any serious playing yet. Build quality is excellent and it seems like a lot of bang for the buck.

Pix:

mds725
02-15-2010, 12:33 PM
Ooooh. Sexy.

dkcrown
02-15-2010, 12:38 PM
That is a long wait. Nice looking uke though. What kind of strings?

psesinkclee
02-15-2010, 12:45 PM
Very nice! Yeah, Mike is the man! I might need to look into getting myself a hardcase for my sopranino now...

euchre
02-15-2010, 01:06 PM
What kind of strings?

Pretty sure it comes from the factory with Aquilas. I have some Worth browns and clears waiting in the wings but I tend not to change strings very often.

mailman
02-15-2010, 02:04 PM
Very nice! I wish folks who photograph these sopraninos would put something familiar in the picture to judge scale by....a quarter? Or a can of Coke? Something everyone would understand the size of. As pretty as your uke is, I'm not sure I can really appreciate how small it is....

bbycrts
02-15-2010, 02:28 PM
This may be bad to say...but I think the case is almost better looking than the uke (which is a fine looking little instrument, don't get me wrong!)

Uke Republic
02-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Those are nice cases, Ohana also has them for other sized ukes as well. Thanks to all for the great compliments and excellent pics of the sopranino too!:cool:

euchre
02-15-2010, 02:51 PM
I'm not sure I can really appreciate how small it is....

Does this help? The other uke is a Mainland soprano

Lanark
02-15-2010, 03:56 PM
Pretty sure it comes from the factory with Aquilas. I have some Worth browns and clears waiting in the wings but I tend not to change strings very often.

I didn't keep the Aquilas on mine for very long. They kind of amplified the wrong tonal range of the sopranino and were actually kind of harshly bright for my ears. Plus the sucker's super loud to begin with so it didn't really need the extra push of Aquilas. I've currently got Fremonts on mine which is working out pretty well for me. Kind of widens the tone and tames the bright a bit. I still haven't tried Worth Browns on anything yet. I'd be interested in hearing how they work on the sopranino.

Ken Middleton
02-15-2010, 07:46 PM
We are very pleased with the new sopranino case. We actually had it on display at NAMM last month.

Aquila strings work very well on the sopranino, but they are better tuned to D tuning (or even Eb or E). this really brings the instrument to life.

Because the instrument is so small, always give the SK-21 plenty of "settling in" time.

ukeshale
02-16-2010, 02:57 AM
Congrats! I really love these ukes. I nearly purchased one just before Christmas. I think I may have to once again reconsider

UKISOCIETY
02-16-2010, 04:37 AM
Congrats! I really love these ukes. I nearly purchased one just before Christmas. I think I may have to once again reconsider

Yes, do so. And then make a darn video!

Chinthe
02-16-2010, 12:26 PM
We are very pleased with the new sopranino case. We actually had it on display at NAMM last month.



Can we get the hard case over here in the UK yet?

My poor Baby didn't come with a gig bag and is currently residing inside a pillow case, which in turn is inside a bag I made from a beach towel. :uhoh: :p

beeejums
03-16-2010, 02:53 PM
Oh, why did I have to see that there exists a hard case made for my sopranino?

My wife is not going to be amused.

How much is it, and where can I get one?

psesinkclee
03-16-2010, 02:54 PM
UkeRepublic has them. I believe MGM has one up for sale now as well :)

PorkLover
03-16-2010, 04:20 PM
The Sopranino topping my "realistic" wants these days. I think to avoid the fiance from giving me the "another uke" line, 1 of my present babies going to have to go. Gah! Maybe I can pass it off as a "gift" for her since its so cute.

tad
03-16-2010, 04:27 PM
I really need to get me one of those cases.

uke552
03-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Glad too see the hard shell case now for these sweet ukes. I sold mine several months ago, just didn't play it much and used the money for another soprano. Here is a picture I still had on file of my hand on the sopranino fretboard...

P-co
03-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Looks nice, reminds me of the Martin one someone is speaking about in the forums here. How many clam's did that one set you back?

P-co
03-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Holy gebus! Just saw the size next to you hand, you could hang that off your rear vision mirror. Handy to keep in your top pocket.

Gipserio
03-16-2010, 10:24 PM
That picture with the hand is shocking. Could some of you sopranino proud owners tell us how much much more difficult than a soprano it is to play (if at all), or would it be correct to say that if your fingers fit a soprano they'll fit a sopranino?

Ken Middleton
03-16-2010, 10:38 PM
That picture with the hand is shocking. Could some of you sopranino proud owners tell us how much much more difficult than a soprano it is to play (if at all), or would it be correct to say that if your fingers fit a soprano they'll fit a sopranino?

It is just like playing a soprano, just a few frets up the fingerboard. I have stubby fingers and I can play it just fine. I don't know anyone who can play the uke who has not been able to play the sopranino straight off.

beeejums
03-17-2010, 12:35 AM
That picture with the hand is shocking. Could some of you sopranino proud owners tell us how much much more difficult than a soprano it is to play (if at all), or would it be correct to say that if your fingers fit a soprano they'll fit a sopranino?

Right, I have massive sausage fingers and I can play just about anything on a sopranino that I could play on a soprano... It gets a little cramped when I try to form chords up the neck, but I don't do that often. I can pick up the neck about as well as I can on a soprano.

Raygf
03-17-2010, 12:58 AM
Congratulations. What an amazing little gem. The hard shell case is sweet! I've considered purchasing one. Maybe some day. I'm just afraid my meat puppet hands would have great difficulty playing the thing. I agree with Ken, tune it up. They sound so good that way. I have my Martin S-O tuned to D and it will stay there. Sounds great.
Regards,
Ray

Lanark
03-17-2010, 01:07 AM
Right, I have massive sausage fingers and I can play just about anything on a sopranino that I could play on a soprano... It gets a little cramped when I try to form chords up the neck, but I don't do that often. I can pick up the neck about as well as I can on a soprano.

I've got large hands with long fingers and it can get cramped for me on certain chords as well. But I can adjust pretty easily after a bit of play time. It's usually a bit awkward if I've been playing the concerts a bunch and pick it up, but it's really not much different than playing a soprano. It's a nice change of pace to have around and D tuning really does seem to be the way to go with it.

mailman
03-17-2010, 03:22 AM
Apparently D tuning fits well with the sopranino, based on the replies to this thread. Can someone help me understand why? My music theory isn't the strongest, and I don't understand why D tuning would be "better", and how so....

Nuprin
03-17-2010, 04:06 AM
Just ordered my case for mine last night! So excited!

psesinkclee
03-17-2010, 04:26 AM
Apparently D tuning fits well with the sopranino, based on the replies to this thread. Can someone help me understand why? My music theory isn't the strongest, and I don't understand why D tuning would be "better", and how so....

For me, its mainly string tension. Felt a bit floppy in C-tuning. I have mine strung with Worth Clear Lights right now and it barks in D-tuning.