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uke142464
07-09-2008, 10:38 AM
I'm looking into buying my next uke, right now I have a concert makala. I have 73 bucks and I'm hoping my parents will go halfsies with me on a new one. I was looking at the kala mahogany tenor http://www.ukes.com/kala-ukulele.html
anyone know anything about or can suggest another one?
also, at an open mic at a cafe, do I need to bring anything other than my ukulele (microphones, cables, etc.)?
all help is appreciated!!:D

uke142464
07-09-2008, 10:43 AM
or is waiting till i have enough for one with a pick-up worth it?

nikolo727
07-09-2008, 10:48 AM
are you going to be using the pickup?

wait and get more cash or wait for easter for a gift or something

tell your parents for easter you want a uke that you will help pay for.

i myself dont get gifts for easter but if you do then just wait for easter.

deach
07-09-2008, 10:53 AM
are you going to be using the pickup?

wait and get more cash or wait for easter for a gift or something

tell your parents for easter you want a uke that you will help pay for.

i myself dont get gifts for easter but if you do then just wait for easter.

LMAO!!!!! Easter?? Why Easter? lol, Groundhog's Day is sooner and everyone knows an ukulele is a traditional Groundhog's Day gift.

uke142464
07-09-2008, 10:58 AM
LMAO!!!!! Easter?? Why Easter? lol, Groundhog's Day is sooner and everyone knows an ukulele is a traditional Groundhog's Day gift.

is it really?

deach
07-09-2008, 10:59 AM
oh man .

uke142464
07-09-2008, 11:01 AM
ahhhhhh, why am i so gullable??????:mad:

Kanaka916
07-09-2008, 11:04 AM
Eh deach, this holiday thing just might work out . . .

SailQwest
07-09-2008, 11:08 AM
You shouldn't have to bring anything but your ukulele.

I think that paying the extra $40 or so for the Kala w/pick-up would probably be well worth it.

uke142464
07-09-2008, 11:11 AM
anyone know about the ukulele itself?? can you tell if it's laminated or real wood?

uke142464
07-09-2008, 11:23 AM
what do you think about this one??
http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-LAI-SC?SRC=D0501PG0HAMS0000&utm_source=pricegrabber&utm_medium=feed&
you can listen to it here http://www.ukes.com/lanikai.html
I really like the sound of this one and for 100bucks and free shipping I'd say its a pretty good deal

Bassukuguy
07-09-2008, 12:40 PM
i own the kala KA-C the concert version of the tenor you are looking at. i believe its laminated mahagony... all in all its a good budget instument. good sound, extremely playable. there is nothing special, fairly bare-bones. but will most likely sound alot better than your makala... which is like the squire to kala's fender.

hope this helps.

Bassukuguy

uke142464
07-09-2008, 12:45 PM
i own the kala KA-C the concert version of the tenor you are looking at. i believe its laminated mahagony... all in all its a good budget instument. good sound, extremely playable. there is nothing special, fairly bare-bones. but will most likely sound alot better than your makala... which is like the squire to kala's fender.

hope this helps.

Bassukuguy

thats what I was looking for, and thats a perfect because I have a squire strat.. lol

uke142464
07-09-2008, 12:48 PM
I think Im gonna get the ukulele seeso has but with electrics, the lu21-te, he seems to like it a lot and its fairly cheap for an alright tenor with electrics

RON<>VA
07-09-2008, 12:51 PM
LMAO!!!!! Easter?? Why Easter? lol, Groundhog's Day is sooner and everyone knows an ukulele is a traditional Groundhog's Day gift.

Me and my family have celebrated Groundhog's Day for years now. Just love it.

deach
07-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Me and my family have celebrated Groundhog's Day for years now. Just love it.

I figured, he's from PA, maybe he could convince his parents if Punxatawny Phil sees his shadow, he gets his uke 6 weeks early.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 04:39 PM
LMAO!!!!! Easter?? Why Easter? lol, Groundhog's Day is sooner and everyone knows an ukulele is a traditional Groundhog's Day gift.

groundhog's day? lmao - my birthday is on "horses birthday" 2nd of august... and yeah why easter lmao!!!

you could just celebrate that you have lived until September 2008 and tell ur parents to buy you an ukulele to celebrate, if not... christmas is good

uke142464
07-09-2008, 04:45 PM
groundhog's day? lmao - my birthday is on "horses birthday" 2nd of august... and yeah why easter lmao!!!

you could just celebrate that you have lived until September 2008 and tell ur parents to buy you an ukulele to celebrate, if not... christmas is good

well my birthday is october 1st so maybe I could get it then... Im thinking about getting the lu-21t seeso uses and slapping one of these on there http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/jopeacgupi.html
and the lu-21t is only $100 bucks and free shipping

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 04:59 PM
well my birthday is october 1st so maybe I could get it then... Im thinking about getting the lu-21t seeso uses and slapping one of these on there http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/jopeacgupi.html
and the lu-21t is only $100 bucks and free shipping

aww shot bro thats a mean pick up. haha i need one :)

yeah seeso uses Lu-21T... its a good ukulele :D have you seen guting rip at it?

... i talk about guting to much haha

uke142464
07-09-2008, 05:14 PM
aww shot bro thats a mean pick up. haha i need one :)

yeah seeso uses Lu-21T... its a good ukulele :D have you seen guting rip at it?

... i talk about guting to much haha

does he have a youtube acct I could check out?

russ_buss
07-09-2008, 05:27 PM
I think Im gonna get the ukulele seeso has but with electrics, the lu21-te, he seems to like it a lot and its fairly cheap for an alright tenor with electrics

i have the LU-21TE in black (LU21-TEBK). i've used it in some of my videos. i have no complaints about it but i'm also not a picky person.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 05:27 PM
does he have a youtube acct I could check out?

of course

http://www.youtube.com/guting

uke142464
07-09-2008, 05:36 PM
of course

http://www.youtube.com/guting

gawd dayum hes good, I love his intro for while my guitar gently weeps

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 05:40 PM
gawd dayum hes good, I love his intro for while my guitar gently weeps

using gods name in vain :mad:

yeah guting uses a rogue baritone on that video though, he can make magic through a $30 ukulele... His Lu-21T are in CC and one of his versions of dragon.

freedive135
07-09-2008, 05:42 PM
I have the KA-T its not solid wood but I don't want solid wood living here in Denver (no humidity).
I love it it doesn't have the pick up but I'd never use it anyway, I don't really care for the strings though (ghs) they feel hard. I also changed the wound string out.

I just went to the local shop today and was going to pick up a new Koalana Soprano I have been drooling over for the last 2 weeks, but ended up getting a Kala Soprano KA-S.
The Koalana had a 4in crack on the back and had only been in the store for 2 weeks, and the shop is humidified.
Good luck with what ever you choose.

uke142464
07-09-2008, 05:47 PM
using gods name in vain :mad:

yeah guting uses a rogue baritone on that video though, he can make magic through a $30 ukulele... His Lu-21T are in CC and one of his versions of dragon.

yea I watched the dragon video

uke142464
07-09-2008, 05:48 PM
I have the KA-T its not solid wood but I don't want solid wood living here in Denver (no humidity).
I love it it doesn't have the pick up but I'd never use it anyway, I don't really care for the strings though (ghs) they feel hard. I also changed the wound string out.

I just went to the local shop today and was going to pick up a new Koalana Soprano I have been drooling over for the last 2 weeks, but ended up getting a Kala Soprano KA-S.
The Koalana had a 4in crack on the back and had only been in the store for 2 weeks, and the shop is humidified.
Good luck with what ever you choose.

you make a good point and I think I've pretty much decided on the lu-21T because after watching gutings videos, I realize its the carpenter not the tool. But I want something better than my makala still.