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UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 01:30 AM
ok... so i am doing my maths homework, and its getting to the point where its m+nk2x54b(-398x2abcde)/pie squared - some fish symbol etc... and i am bored out of my mind

Now, its my b'day in.... i dunno, more than 1 week but less than 2 :D
birthdays to me are like every single other day except i really appreciate it when people say happy birthday, a happy b'day from my friends and family is all i ask for...

But, just like all of you, you can't go without giving your family a present of any sort. Every year i don't ask for everything but i always get money because im the type of laid back person, normally, and don't care what happens.. or care what i get - so i get money to buy whatever

....so heres the part where $ + good mood = ukulele.. i now only have $500 to pay my dad, and i get only ust over 200 tax.. but when that comes through ill have it all paid off...

SO!! after my life story, my conclusion is this... i want a new ukulele =]
i now, on this forum, i say to buy this buy that.. depends on you, but when it comes to making decisions for myself - i suck at it

realizing i am writing to much and people wont answer me... what ukulele??
im thinking 300-400 for now, then ill buy a flea next then etc..

BRIEF IT ALL UP 300-400 ON AN UKULELE - not a flea or fluke right now
and a tenor :D

so yeah.. haha, pickup or not.. dont care

i want a new ukulele because i believe it will motive me more.

anyways, thanks!! please reply haha

bREAd
07-24-2008, 01:48 AM
a better gift would be 2 buy a really good uke and donate it to the homeless, i wouldnt mind hobos playing the uke on the streets

deach
07-24-2008, 01:53 AM
a better gift would be 2 buy a really good uke and donate it to the homeless, i wouldnt mind hobos playing the uke on the streets

Do you think a hobo would know how to properly humidify a nice ukulele?

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:02 AM
... for some obvious reason, i knew i wouldn't get a straight answer for a while...
hobo or not, i wouldn't give my new uke to them... maybe my old.

deach
07-24-2008, 02:12 AM
So...$300-$400 tenor, non fluke/flea Those are your specs correct?

My choices would be

Kala Spalted Maple
Koa Pili Koko
Ohana TK-35G

Why? Because those are the ones I've never owned.

Plainsong
07-24-2008, 02:14 AM
I forget what you have, but hows about a Pono PTO tenor? If you get it from a seller like MGM (MGM is a lot like MGM I here ;) ), he'll make sure it's a keeper.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:15 AM
^ never owned? alright then hahaha, pili koko is the one i am considering at the moment.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:17 AM
I forget what you have, but hows about a Pono PTO tenor? If you get it from a seller like MGM (MGM is a lot like MGM I here ;) ), he'll make sure it's a keeper.

yeah i wanted a pono PTO tenor as well, but i want to get the PTE... correct me if im wrong but i think they are the same ukulele but the PTE has a pickup installed? so i would get the pickup which cost me about 550 i think

which is the ukulele after the flea ;) i got most planned out, just not this uke

SailQwest
07-24-2008, 02:19 AM
Rich loves his Bushman Jenny Tenor. I can't get him to even think about getting another ukulele. (And I've offered to get him some sweeet ukuleles!)

Others tenors that we have:
Applause UAE148
Kala KA-S8E-C
Papa's Boxes Cigar Box
Bruce Wei (cool dragon inlay!)

For sound and playability, none of them even come close to his Bushman.

deach
07-24-2008, 02:19 AM
^ never owned? alright then hahaha, ....

The only ukulele I've owned that I will never give away is my Kamaka. All my others weren't that hard to part with. There was always something, maybe something very trivial, but something, I didn't like about them.

Jack33@
07-24-2008, 02:23 AM
I've just been in the same situation, birthday coming up etc etc.


My solution (after several shameless and disasterous attempts to 'win' a new uke) was the Ohana sk35, Ohana just seems to get the best press at the moment.

Since I am among friends I can tell you that it has been ordered from a certain online uke shop and I am in the long dark ukeless torment of the soul as it clears UK customs. Can the days really be this long?

Mine will be a soprano but I'd be tempted by a tenor so I am with deach on an Ohana reccomendation.

The others I don't know about as much.

What a great position for you to be in, having your pick of such a cute herd.

Happy hunting

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:24 AM
The only ukulele I've owned that I will never give away is my Kamaka. All my others weren't that hard to part with. There was always something, maybe something very trivial, but something, I didn't like about them.

us maoris have a saying and it goes
Ko nga tohunga anake i whakaaetia kia kōrero.

which actually means
Only the learned were allowed to speak.

which has nothing to do with anything... but my point is
maybe you couldnt am like this - :music:

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:27 AM
Rich loves his Bushman Jenny Tenor. I can't get him to even think about getting another ukulele. (And I've offered to get him some sweeet ukuleles!)

Others tenors that we have:
Applause UAE148
Kala KA-S8E-C
Papa's Boxes Cigar Box
Bruce Wei (cool dragon inlay!)

For sound and playability, none of them even come close to his Bushman.

kala doesnt sounds too bad.. ill check it out now
*checking
hmm..its alright hahaha but not an applause or cigar box etc.. heads up for everybody else :D but thanks, i dont mind this kala at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

deach
07-24-2008, 02:29 AM
...
Mine will be a soprano but I'd be tempted by a tenor so I am with deach on an Ohana reccomendation.
...

I have to credit Ken Middleton and his reviews. He will be listed as a contributer to my UAS.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:32 AM
I've just been in the same situation, birthday coming up etc etc.


My solution (after several shameless and disasterous attempts to 'win' a new uke) was the Ohana sk35, Ohana just seems to get the best press at the moment.

Since I am among friends I can tell you that it has been ordered from a certain online uke shop and I am in the long dark ukeless torment of the soul as it clears UK customs. Can the days really be this long?

Mine will be a soprano but I'd be tempted by a tenor so I am with deach on an Ohana reccomendation.

The others I don't know about as much.

What a great position for you to be in, having your pick of such a cute herd.

Happy hunting

hahaha :D cute herd is it?? i have no idea what that is
well, if i didnt say happy birthday, happy birthday!! :cool:

im quoting everything people say, i clearly have no life.. :'(!
but thanks for ur help, ill stick with the tenor

any imput helps

14twelve
07-24-2008, 02:47 AM
So...$300-$400 tenor, non fluke/flea Those are your specs correct?

My choices would be

Kala Spalted Maple
Koa Pili Koko
Ohana TK-35G

Why? Because those are the ones I've never owned.

Deach you've almost read my mind with those choices.

I'd love to hear the Kala Spalted Maple and Koa Pili Koko.

I'd also add the Kala Koa with solid Cedar Top. I have that one and it's got a beautiful tone.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 02:51 AM
Deach you've almost read my mind with those choices.

I'd love to hear the Kala Spalted Maple and Koa Pili Koko.

I'd also add the Kala Koa with solid Cedar Top. I have that one and it's got a beautiful tone.

u want to hear a pili koko??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zNBZRO8A2M
thats brilliant!!
hahaha, i always refer that video, but it sounds great the uke and everybody says its nice - which is true

deach
07-24-2008, 03:01 AM
u want to hear a pili koko??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zNBZRO8A2M
thats brilliant!!
hahaha, i always refer that video, but it sounds great the uke and everybody says its nice - which is true

Not really a good choice. I once heard Aldrine play a stunning version of the Flight of the Bumblebees on shoe box with strings duct taped to it. He is magic.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 03:09 AM
Not really a good choice. I once heard Aldrine play a stunning version of the Flight of the Bumblebees on shoe box with strings duct taped to it. He is magic.

do you think people want an example of Aldrine playing one or me?? they wouldn't consider me, which is why.. you give good examples, to back up what your saying

Plainsong
07-24-2008, 04:46 AM
Alrighty then, I second the KPK, and Kala spalted maple, but only because I have a weakness for highly figured maple. I have birdseye maple on my favorite uke and it's so much nicer than in the pics.

And the Ohana, because I wouldn't turn down a 50g concert. :)

deach
07-24-2008, 04:50 AM
I have a weakness for highly figured maple.

Me too! I lean towards the quilts rather than the flames. The spalteds are just too cool and although I love birdseyes necks, they make me itch because they remind me of chicken pox.

SailQwest
07-24-2008, 06:14 AM
I lean towards the quilts rather than the flames. The spalteds are just too cool and although I love birdseyes necks, they make me itch because they remind me of chicken pox.

Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)

dnewton2
07-24-2008, 06:34 AM
Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)

Wow Rich is a lucky man. I wish my wife would offer to get me one of those.

polynesianpop
07-24-2008, 06:37 AM
Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)


If you really feel the need to buy this you can send it to me! I'll be your new best friend -- I PROMISE! :)

deach
07-24-2008, 06:48 AM
Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)

Yes, I have ebay memorized.
Yes, there is something wrong with Rich
Yes, if you are looking for a new husband to enable you in your UAS, twist my arm - I'm kinda kinky like that.

SailQwest
07-24-2008, 07:52 AM
Gosh, I guess I don't need my husband to be an enabler for my UAS, I have y'all at UU!!!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Gosh, I guess I don't need my husband to be an enabler for my UAS, I have y'all at UU!!!

haha :music:
whats tha people of UU for??

Gaby
07-26-2008, 02:32 AM
Hey Matthew,

I don't know how many times you have mentioned you are going to get a uke, so I hope this time it is really going to happen!

I have a heap of tenors listed (www.stores.ebay.com.au/musiccitycairns), inlcuding Pono tenors (mahogany and koa - both with pickup) at great (!) prices, Kala and Ohana. You can have pickups installed in any uke you like from around $100 - so if you see something you like without pickup, that's easily fixed!

The spalted maple Kala is pretty and sounds nice but the Ohanas for example have better projection (and is thus louder) and tone in my view. That's not to say that every Kala is like that - not at all. It just depends on what you are after...(and often what your point of reference is)...

Anyway, you know where to find me for any ideas, suggestions etc!

experimentjon
07-26-2008, 11:32 AM
Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)

That's a pretty psychedelic wood. It's too busy for my tastes, and I lean towards the more traditional looking or conservative ukes. But I wish I could see that uke in person...maybe I'll get a chance to see something like that at the ukulele festival tomorrow.

cMejilla
07-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Did you see this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330253338060&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
I offered to get it for Rich...he said, "Why would I want another ukulele?" Definitely something wrong with him.;)

So shiny it makes my eyes hurt.


Do you think a hobo would know how to properly humidify a nice ukulele?

Steaming man-holes should correct dry wood.

deach
07-26-2008, 03:55 PM
Steaming man-holes should correct dry wood.
Whew..I almost didn't know what that was in reference to..

cMejilla
07-26-2008, 04:26 PM
Whew..I almost didn't know what that was in reference to..

I didn't think about the reference until the second after I posted it. But if you watch enough Man vs. Wild, you learn how to get water and moisture out of the most unlikely places.

ah Bear Grylls.

Kekani
07-26-2008, 04:49 PM
maybe I'll get a chance to see something like that at the ukulele festival tomorrow.

My nephew will be there with me, Quilted Maple/Spruce 6 string (tuned like an 8 minus the extra strings on 2 and 3). This one has a matching Quilted Maple neck, Koa bindings, Cocobolo F/B and Bridge, Quilted Maple H/S with inlay (his name) in Gold MOP.

If you want to see it, find MGM - he'll know how to locate me. Or, go to the KoAloha booth and ask Paul or Bryan to call me (assuming they have a booth). Of course, they'll all be busy, so MGM is the best bet. Sorry, can't guarantee you'll be able to play it, but if you've never seen Quilted Maple in person. . .

-Aaron

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-26-2008, 06:16 PM
Hey Matthew,

I don't know how many times you have mentioned you are going to get a uke, so I hope this time it is really going to happen!

I have a heap of tenors listed (www.stores.ebay.com.au/musiccitycairns), inlcuding Pono tenors (mahogany and koa - both with pickup) at great (!) prices, Kala and Ohana. You can have pickups installed in any uke you like from around $100 - so if you see something you like without pickup, that's easily fixed!

The spalted maple Kala is pretty and sounds nice but the Ohanas for example have better projection (and is thus louder) and tone in my view. That's not to say that every Kala is like that - not at all. It just depends on what you are after...(and often what your point of reference is)...

Anyway, you know where to find me for any ideas, suggestions etc!

yeah, this time im for real, because this time.. i dont have debts of $1000 , next 2 weeks... ill have it all paid off + money for an ukulele :D

tad
07-26-2008, 08:27 PM
Kids today have too much money... ((grumble grumble))

davoomac
07-26-2008, 10:47 PM
My next ukulele would probably be the koa pili koko. I remember a few months back I asked aldrine for advice on what to buy. I had the same budget as matt, and he suggested the koa pili koko. He said it sounds like a high end ukulele for a fraction of the price.

I'll take it from a guy who knows his ukuleles :D

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-27-2008, 12:52 AM
My next ukulele would probably be the koa pili koko. I remember a few months back I asked aldrine for advice on what to buy. I had the same budget as matt, and he suggested the koa pili koko. He said it sounds like a high end ukulele for a fraction of the price.

I'll take it from a guy who knows his ukuleles :D

ok, my decidion is know the pili koko...
isnt it great how ukulele knowledge gets passed around ":D

Jimmy
07-27-2008, 12:56 AM
Why? Because those are the ones I've never owned.

You've got it all wrong, Deach ownzzz all.

I'd get a Koa Pili Koko or a K-Wave Les Paul ('cause I'm a rock star)