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joeybug
02-26-2011, 01:43 AM
Hi Everyone :D

With all the new Ukulele purchases going on, I've got my eye set on number 5! It's a Tanglewood TU 1 CE Soprano Cutaway Electro-Acoustic Ukulele (Link here (http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=tanglewood+ukulele&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=dxy&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&prmd=ivns&biw=1024&bih=584&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6053726616726910272&sa=X&ei=5OpoTYS4NIaEhQe8q-XyDg&ved=0CFQQ8wIwAA#)) I originally wanted an Eleuke, but spoke to the Southern Ukulele Store, where I brought Lilo and was told they don't sell them in the UK anymore, I could look on eBay and get one from the US, but 1) They're above 200 and 2) I'd have to pay 20% VAT on that once it went through customs. The store sells the Uke for 99 with a hard case and having dealt with them before, I know they give good quality goods and equipment. I wanted the Eleuke for the headphones feature (and the MP3 feature, but I can live without that) and he said that this Uke (although not solid) with this amp (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Danelectro-Honeytone-Portable-Amp-Ukulele-Aqua-/320570997812?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item4aa3853c34) - A Danelectro Honeytone, I could use the headphone feature on the amp and it's also a good quality amp. I trust their judgement and he said he's used both to play on stage, so that makes me feel more at ease.

My goal is to have this within the next six months, gonna put my books up on smashwords and both Amazon.com and .co.uk and try to raise some money that way and I've got B saving the bills money she would give me in a jar where I can't spend it so should have it within four months! If I can add an extra 30 a month to that, it'll be two!!!

I know it seems like I'm hyper, but I've been struggling with depression quite badly since my 29th birthday and I finally feel like I'm doing something with my life, finally seeing that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel, just have to keep pushing on and I'll get there!

So progress so far: 0/136 - watch this space!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday!

Joey

PhilUSAFRet
02-26-2011, 02:13 AM
Hmmm, are Tanglewood ukes available through a U.S. distributor? Are they being sold here under another name? I have a slight penchant for cutaway acoustic/electric ukes, especially Soprano (very few made) and concerts.

Eric Blooduke
02-26-2011, 02:19 AM
Joey, I saw one on Eagle Music store's web site:

http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/products.asp?SubCatID=23&

Eric

HornedOne
02-26-2011, 02:40 AM
I was going to suggest getting a harley benton eleuke but they don't have a soprano anymore. they're basicly the same as an eleuke but with a diffrent name stamped on the headstock. even the gigbag is excactly the same XD

roxhum
02-26-2011, 02:47 AM
Nice goal Joey. It is always fun and inspiring getting a new uke. I am glad you are feeling better.

joeybug
02-26-2011, 03:24 AM
Hmmm, are Tanglewood ukes available through a U.S. distributor? Are they being sold here under another name? I have a slight penchant for cutaway acoustic/electric ukes, especially Soprano (very few made) and concerts.

I wouldn't know sorry!


Joey, I saw one on Eagle Music store's web site:

http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/products.asp?SubCatID=23&

Eric

It isn't an electric/acoustic model, hence the cheaper price, I'd have to get the pick up installed and don't know how much that would raise the price by. Thanks for the link though!


Nice goal Joey. It is always fun and inspiring getting a new uke. I am glad you are feeling better.

Yup, I'm so excitted!!! I've just been given 20 towards it by a friend, so I now only need to find 116 which seems so much more attainable!

Eric Blooduke
02-26-2011, 03:28 AM
OK Joey, this is what the page says:

" * Tanglewood
* TU1 CE Soprano Electro Acoustic Ukulele
* SRP: 79.99
Our Price: 71.99
* Price Match Available"

joeybug
02-26-2011, 03:30 AM
OK Joey, this is what the page says:

" * Tanglewood
* TU1 CE Soprano Electro Acoustic Ukulele
* SRP: 79.99
Our Price: 71.99
* Price Match Available"

Ah, didn't see that, might be an idea then..I'll keep the link in mind...Thanks for the info!

joeybug
02-26-2011, 03:39 AM
Eric,
Just called Eagle as they said they would price match, Southern Ukes offers it with a hard case and Aquila, so Eagle said with a hard case and Aquila, it would be well over a hundred, but they said they would see about price matching and will get back to me on Monday, so I'll let you know, thanks for the info!

Joey

Eric Blooduke
02-26-2011, 03:41 AM
Good on ya' Joey, do let us know what they say

joeybug
02-26-2011, 04:26 AM
Good on ya' Joey, do let us know what they say

I'll keep you all updated..I reckon if I can get it from them, it'll still be 99 but I'm not too happy about having to pay two lots of postage so will see if Eagle also do the amp or one similar, either way, I'll post as I save!

Nixon
02-26-2011, 05:13 AM
Those Tanglewoods are lovely little things. Nearly bought the same model a few years back until I realised they're a tad too small for me to play an E chord.

joeybug
02-26-2011, 05:51 AM
Those Tanglewoods are lovely little things. Nearly bought the same model a few years back until I realised they're a tad too small for me to play an E chord.

I'm really looking forward to ordering it...still 116 to go!

mm stan
02-26-2011, 08:41 AM
Aloha Joey,
Nice little ukulele you got your eye on..cool...getting a new uke always insipres and motivtes me when I get mine...nice goal to shoot for...and a nice price too....Happy Strummings, Have fun and enjoy! MM Stan

joeybug
02-26-2011, 09:47 AM
Aloha Joey,
Nice little ukulele you got your eye on..cool...getting a new uke always insipres and motivtes me when I get mine...nice goal to shoot for...and a nice price too....Happy Strummings, Have fun and enjoy! MM Stan

Thanks Stan, how many Ukes DO you own anyway? ;)

joeybug
03-04-2011, 11:20 AM
Just a quick update! I heard back from Eagle and they were unable to price match, so I'm gonna go with SUS (Southern Ukulele Store), SUS will set up with Aquila's and a hard case for only 99, when Eagle wanted between 30 and 50 to do so. It also means that because SUS have a maximum amount of postage I'll only pay one lot of 6.99.

The fund stands at 30 out of 136 and tomorrow when I get paid I shall add (or try to after everything else is paid for!) 20-30 myself which should bring it way under 100 and B is also gonna try and add 10-15 out of the money she would normally give me for bills so that will mean that the next time I get paid, I could be buying my Uke and Amp :squee:

I'll keep you all informed :D

Eric Blooduke
03-04-2011, 11:26 AM
sounds good Joey, thanks for update, glad to see it's getting closer :D

ksiegel
03-04-2011, 02:13 PM
Joey, one of the little things you might consider (if available where you live) is a Vox amPlug AC30. This is a small headphone amp the plugs directly into a 1/4" (25mm?) jack on any instrument, has a headphone jack, and a CD/MP# player input.

The unit cost me $39.95 USD, and works well. The web site on the package is www.voxamps.co.uk (http://www.voxamps.co.uk)

Again, just something to consider while waiting to afford the larger amplifier.


-Kurt

fitncrafty
03-04-2011, 02:33 PM
Joey.. so exciting, So good working on saving up! I am sure you will be pleased....

joeybug
03-05-2011, 05:55 AM
Joey, one of the little things you might consider (if available where you live) is a Vox amPlug AC30. This is a small headphone amp the plugs directly into a 1/4" (25mm?) jack on any instrument, has a headphone jack, and a CD/MP# player input.

The unit cost me $39.95 USD, and works well. The web site on the package is www.voxamps.co.uk (http://www.voxamps.co.uk)

Again, just something to consider while waiting to afford the larger amplifier.


-Kurt

They don't seem to have the one you suggsted on their UK webstie, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place! I'll keep it bookmarked and see if any catch my eye! Thanks for the link :D

In other news, the pot now stands at 70/136 with another possible 20 coming tomorrow!

joeybug
03-05-2011, 05:56 AM
Joey.. so exciting, So good working on saving up! I am sure you will be pleased....

Yep, first thing I did when I got paid this morning is set aside 30 for the pot and B put another 10 in today too, so I'm up to 70!!! Just 66 to go, over halfway!!

ksiegel
03-05-2011, 09:50 AM
They don't seem to have the one you suggsted on their UK webstie, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place! I'll keep it bookmarked and see if any catch my eye! Thanks for the link :D

Here's the link for the unit. It is specifically called a "Headphone Guitar Amplifier" on the package.
http://www.voxamps.com/uk/amplug/

-Kurt

joeybug
03-05-2011, 11:21 AM
Here's the link for the unit. It is specifically called a "Headphone Guitar Amplifier" on the package.
http://www.voxamps.com/uk/amplug/

-Kurt

Thanks, that looks really cool, and would give me the mp3 option I lost from not having an Eleluke!! I'll have to seee if I can find on in the local music stores, I have a 10% discount at one of them, if they sold the Uke and Amp I'm saving for I would go with them, but their uke collection is limited, amps not so much!

Just checked on eBay and they're like 35 plus P&P which is more than the Danelectro honeytone, hopefully my local music store will have them. Thanks for the info!

joeybug
03-07-2011, 04:40 AM
Got another 30 to put in the pot today...just 36 to go, should be able to get it when I next get paid!!! So just under two weeks ^_^

Skottoman
03-07-2011, 05:07 AM
It's great that you have a little "Saving pot" for your uke money. I should do that. I guess I have a giant coin container, that I've been saving coins in, but nothing dedicated for my next uke.
You'll be there soon, and then it will arrive, and we'll be looking forward to another great video of your growing uke collection!
Cheers,
Skottoman

joeybug
03-07-2011, 07:23 AM
It's great that you have a little "Saving pot" for your uke money. I should do that. I guess I have a giant coin container, that I've been saving coins in, but nothing dedicated for my next uke.
You'll be there soon, and then it will arrive, and we'll be looking forward to another great video of your growing uke collection!
Cheers,
Skottoman

Thanks, my carer, B keeps the pot hidden so I can't dip into it when I run out of cash for other things, so it's totally UKE money...yay!

joeybug
03-09-2011, 01:59 AM
I just ordered my next Uke!!! Came to 135.98 with a hard case, amp, free lead and free Aquila set up and should be here by Monday at the latest!! Yay!!! NEW UKE!!!

Eric Blooduke
03-09-2011, 04:22 AM
Good news Joey:D

joeybug
03-09-2011, 08:56 AM
Good news Joey:D

Hard part is waiting :D