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MGM
03-30-2010, 05:56 PM
heres some eye candy

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/IMG_1914.jpg

bbycrts
03-30-2010, 07:02 PM
TEENY TINY EYE CANDY! Have a bigger picture?

Lori
03-30-2010, 07:09 PM
11575 Really? I am not sure what that means.
But I love the idea of a spalted pocket Kala!!!!

–Lori

Sambient
03-31-2010, 02:39 AM
heres some eye candy

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/IMG_1914.jpg

Shown actual size.

Ukeffect
03-31-2010, 04:49 AM
Now THAT is what I call a pocket uke!! (actual size...LOL!) I bet it has a teeny tiny MiSi pickup, too!:cool:

angelopb
03-31-2010, 09:11 AM
Didn't see it for sale on MGM site yet. Looks cool. Would like to hear sound sample.
In one of the UU vid reviews, the guy says the pocket ukes are "chick magnets." I think he was was playing
one at the terminal at the airport.

bt93
03-31-2010, 09:20 AM
mgm has the mahogany pocket ukes for sale right now on ebay

Skitzic
03-31-2010, 10:00 AM
11575 Really? I am not sure what that means.
But I love the idea of a spalted pocket Kala!!!!

–Lori

x2. I heart spalted anything.

GrumpyCoyote
03-31-2010, 10:02 AM
x2. I heart spalted anything.

My heart is spalted. Too much fatty food.

Love that little uke though.

VixDee
03-31-2010, 01:06 PM
11575 Really? I am not sure what that means.
But I love the idea of a spalted pocket Kala!!!!

–Lori

"Spock" = saw with my own eyes

uke5417
03-31-2010, 01:54 PM
Hey Mike,
What's that puppy weigh? I was surprised last year to find out the Ohana ninos weigh more than several of my sops. That's why I bought the lighter Manini from you.

Lori
03-31-2010, 03:28 PM
"Spock" = saw with my own eyes
Thanks!
–Lori

Ahnko Honu
03-31-2010, 06:01 PM
11575 Really? I am not sure what that means.
But I love the idea of a spalted pocket Kala!!!!

–Lori

Younger daze we used to "go spock chicks at da beach"

Nowadays I watch reruns of "Star Trek"

Ambient Doughnut
02-16-2011, 06:06 AM
and here it is! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/5390368422/

veejayblox
02-16-2011, 07:28 AM
heres some eye candy

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/musicguymic/IMG_1914.jpgShown actual size.hehe. double funny. :rotfl:

Tudorp
02-16-2011, 07:46 AM
Any pics of that with something in frame for scale? How big is it compared to the Ohana Sopranino?

HornedOne
02-16-2011, 07:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbP5a9s2Eoo

the mahogany version i think but size should be the same

Lori
02-16-2011, 07:49 AM
and here it is! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/5390368422/

That's a really dramatic grain pattern! Congrats on the new uke!
–Lori

mds725
02-16-2011, 02:19 PM
"Spock" = saw with my own eyes

Fascinating.

bbycrts
02-16-2011, 07:49 PM
and here it is! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/5390368422/

The spalting on that one is CRAZY! Have fun!

Hippie Dribble
02-16-2011, 09:06 PM
and here it is! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/5390368422/

congrats ambientdoughnut and welcome to the UU!!!!

wow, that is crazy...looks like a spiderweb full of...umm...spiders :o

Ambient Doughnut
02-16-2011, 11:49 PM
Thanks all! :)

I've had it a few weeks now - at first I wasn't at all sure about it as it seemed impossible to tune or play. But nowthe strings have settled down it's sounding surprisingly good. Not sure about the advice to tune up to G (no offence MGM) D or F seems best. G seems excessively plinky!

Teek
02-16-2011, 11:53 PM
11575 Really? I am not sure what that means.
But I love the idea of a spalted pocket Kala!!!!

–Lori

You even named the jpg "spock1" lolololololololol!

Teek
02-16-2011, 11:54 PM
"Spock" = saw with my own eyes

"Spock" also = "grok" as in "we reach".

Lori
02-17-2011, 05:53 AM
You even named the jpg "spock1" lolololololololol!
I didn't name the jpg... it came that way. Spock doesn't have super vision, so I am still surprised at it's usage. I have been a fan of ST for many years, so I am surprised to hear this phrase so recently for the first time. Just re-watched the JJ Abrams remake– really nice job on a story fraught with baggage. The DVD has got a lot of good extras too.

Always been a big fan of the spalted flame maple ukes!!! The spalted mangos are really fun too.
–Lori

Ambient Doughnut
02-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Scale you say? Well, here it sat between a concert and a soprano:

http://flic.kr/p/9iZN5h

Teek
02-17-2011, 11:38 AM
I have been admiring those spalted mango pocket ukes for months.

McCoy always used to say "Damn your Vulcan hearing" or the like, I seem to remember Spock also had superior vision compared to humans, but not super as noted. It sure is an interesting phrase.

OT, I generally love JJ Abrams' work and enjoyed the film, but disliked the take that Kirk was basically a juvenile delinquent, even though it's an alt uni. That's not the same thing as a cowboy. Cowboys are tough and resourceful and make do with what they have. Cowboy is not synonymous with gunslinger, though that seems to be a current usage, it's a disservice. Also Kirk was an Iowa farm boy, but he was smart, and the youngest cadet to enter Starfleet Academy, and also the youngest to captain a Constitution class vessel.

But I'm not really a Trekker so what would I know.. :rofl:

Ambient Doughnut
02-17-2011, 12:34 PM
Hey is the ukulele underground or sci-fi nerds underground? ;)

(actually when you said 'grok' it made me think of the number 9 guy (http://futurama.wikia.com/wiki/Number_9_Man) in Futurama and a quick Google (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok) shows it to be a word coined by Heinlein.)

Plainsong
02-17-2011, 01:46 PM
I don't mind Kirk being a bit of a Kirk in overdrive. It's just that the film didn't take time showing how it was that he was about to graduate in 3 years. He may have liked the ladies, but that meant lots of extra time studying. It just wasn't shown. Then there's the deleted scene where the boy Kirk took the car because it was his dad and the uncle looking after it and him was abusive. The cousin says that it's Kirk who's the really brainy one. It's a 30 second piece that should have stayed in. So the writers did think of this. But I think it wasn't left in for reasons Plinkett spells out in his Star Trek: The Star Trek review over at Redlettermedia. :) (Spelling it out for the audience)

But there's that awful TNG episode that destroys any idea of any timeline canons whatsofreaking ever...

Teek
02-17-2011, 09:14 PM
But there's that awful TNG episode that destroys any idea of any timeline canons whatsofreaking ever...

Which one exactly? It seems there were so many....:wallbash:

Thanks for the review mention too.

AD, I was thinking "grok" from Heinlein's "Stranger In A Strange Land" which I read when I was about 19 and Futurama was almost 20 years off. (I wish I still had my "I Grok Spock" button!) Then I read his "Glory Road" which is a must read, I read it twice. Have read others of his novels over the years.

Would "I spock an '"I Grok Spock"' button!" be proper usage? I was studying Hawai'ian pidgen recently and love it, and am curious.

Ambient Doughnut
02-17-2011, 11:03 PM
Mmm, I read a lot of Heinlein also many years ago but my memory of it's pretty hazy. I did get a sense of recognition when it popped up in futurama but I couldn't have placed it with recourse to the net.

Ambient Doughnut
02-17-2011, 11:19 PM
Not sure about the advice to tune up to G (no offence MGM) D or F seems best. G seems excessively plinky!
Actually I take that back - Tuned it right up last night and it sounded pretty good. Think it just needs a bit of time and playing before it's ready for it.

'You know, playing the ukulele is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman' /swisstony

Teek
02-18-2011, 08:18 PM
Ambient re your spocked pocket uke, you absolUKEly got the pick of the litter! I would love to see the backside.

And what the heck are you straddling there at BamFest? I have wanted one of those fat tired beasts since they debuted, but I'm feeling like my trail riding days are winding down, dang it. How does it handle on the downhill run?

Ambient Doughnut
02-19-2011, 02:47 AM
Picture of backside coming up shortly! ;)

Which pic are you looking at? It may not be me of course. Think I was riding a Titanium Inbred, a good all round bike - light enough for XC but tough enough for a downhill thrashing. I'm a bike nerd in my other life, own many more bikes than ukes...for now.

You're in the right part of the world for some mountain biking - jealous - it's all mud round here at the moment!

Ambient Doughnut
02-19-2011, 04:30 AM
Aye up, here's a few more pics of the little guy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/sets/72157626087277828/

Lori
02-19-2011, 06:31 AM
Aye up, here's a few more pics of the little guy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/sets/72157626087277828/
Wow, the back is really amazing too! The cool thing about these spalted ukes is that each one is so unique. That one is fabulous. I would love to hear a video post when your ready.
–Lori

Ambient Doughnut
02-21-2011, 11:20 PM
Trying to get the nerve up to post some video. Perhaps when I've found a suitable hat?

7string
02-24-2011, 03:09 AM
I was wondering if anyone has compared the spalted pocket uke to the mahogany and acacia ones.

The spalted ones have a solid spruce top and veneer (laminated??) sides, the other 2 are all solid, so is there any difference in the sound.

As usual, any opinions greatly appreciated!

Teek
02-24-2011, 08:45 AM
Back is a really nice match to the front. Another vote for sound clip/video. :D

This pic of this bike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/4551819197/in/set-72157623806289699/), I was curious what the make and model was, I had been looking at Specialized since that is the brand currently stabled in the garage.

Pueo
02-24-2011, 09:03 AM
and here it is! :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20974160@N05/5390368422/
Wow that is really beautiful!

joeybug
02-24-2011, 10:07 AM
That is one beautiful Uke!!! :drool: :drool:

*checks bank account*
*checks ebay*
*is sad*

:music: can't wait to hear how it sounds!

Ambient Doughnut
02-28-2011, 01:28 AM
I was curious what the make and model was, I had been looking at Specialized since that is the brand currently stabled in the garage.
Ah, that's Dave on his Commencal - Can't remember the model of the the top of my head. A 'Meta' something or other I think. I have tried it - it's a very fine all-rounder. Specialized bikes are generally good - they've been at it long enough!
:)

Teek
02-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Thanks! Uke, bike, uke, bike, hmmm.. 5 great ukes or one great bike... hmm. ;)

Ambient Doughnut
03-10-2011, 12:31 PM
If you want to hear it head over to the videos forum where I've stuck up a cover of 'Baby'. You'll have to put up with my voice though too I fear...

bmoreuke
03-10-2011, 11:05 PM
add that one to my christmas list! ...its getting long now...

veejayblox
03-11-2011, 08:25 AM
well i can spreckle i can sparkle i can shekel and i can snarkle,
i just can't spalt and i can't spockle too good. sorry. :rotfl: