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Aldrine Guerrero
07-25-2008, 05:08 PM
Yup! :D

I've always wanted a Martin ukulele. I picked one up at a music shop in LA. MUCH cheaper than I thought it would be. So this is me and "Christine" playing a cover of the song "Out loud" by Dispatch

and yes... I named her Christine :3 The peeps at Huntington beach should know why :D If you wanna know the story behind that, you can ask one of the people who attended if they remember anything about a name "Christine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdLxWthcHT8

Check it out guys. Mahalos!

rt1965
07-25-2008, 05:13 PM
Aldrine, great job. What model is that? S-O?

Aldrine Guerrero
07-25-2008, 05:15 PM
Aldrine, great job. What model is that? S-O?

Yeah it's an S-O but it still sounds super beautiful :D

rt1965
07-25-2008, 05:21 PM
Yeah, I don't think I've ever heard one actually sound that good. What strings did you put on it?

Aldrine Guerrero
07-25-2008, 05:24 PM
As soon as I got home from LA I went to work on this uke. The intonation was a little off so I fixed that by fixing the saddle. It had a little buzz on the C and E strings as well. I fixed that by dropping a couple of drops of super glue and letting it settle so that it raises the nut a little bit.

The final touch was a set of D'Addario strings with the low g :D

...it instantly became my new fave ukulele to jam on.

rt1965
07-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Well, whatever you did certainly made an improvement. Nice sounding uke! Maybe I need to check one out.

SailQwest
07-25-2008, 05:50 PM
Beautiful ukulele, beautiful song! Thanks, Aldrine!

rt1965
07-25-2008, 06:22 PM
Aldrine, what did you do to the saddle?

Aldrine Guerrero
07-25-2008, 06:31 PM
SailQwest: Thanks so much! Glad you like it :3

rt1965: I shaved it down to fix the intonation. The A and E strings were sharp so I shaved them down and let it lean more back.

jjsdad
07-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Is Mika jealous???

grappler
07-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Very nice looking uke there!!

Aldrine Guerrero
07-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Is Mika jealous???

Hahaha naw, they're good friends haha.

That's why I put a low g on Christine; so I can jam both and not prefer one over the other.

david98116
07-26-2008, 12:43 AM
OMG that Martin sounds warm and sweet. She's a wonder to listen to. Think we can maybe get a Uke Minutes on the adjustments. I would love to learn how to work on my ukuleles.

deach
07-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Do I sense UAS has finally creeped in? What's next? I think a custom King would be awesome.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-26-2008, 02:09 AM
this really shows u can make good music from any uke, how much was it? :D
u prob already said it but i just scan everything

Rubbertoe
07-26-2008, 09:33 AM
Wow! Christine sounds amazing! She's got some real soul in her sound... very different from what I was expecting (but I've never heard a Martin uke before).


Think we can maybe get a Uke Minutes on the adjustments. I would love to learn how to work on my ukuleles.

That would be a great Uke minutes. Some handy tips on DIY adjustments; good idea david98116!

davoomac
07-26-2008, 11:28 PM
lol I figured you put your special touches on that ukulele. It sounds awesome!

david98116
07-26-2008, 11:54 PM
Uke Minutes. Uke Minutes. :D

Poi Dog
07-27-2008, 12:35 AM
WOW... Low G Soprano! How cool is that? :D

Excellent video Aldrine! I'm happy for your new aquisition.

AKdocmike
07-27-2008, 07:40 PM
Aldrine...she sounds really nice. When did you have time to pick up a new uke?

ONYX
07-28-2008, 12:21 AM
Have to say....awesome picture of marley playing football!!

SuperSecretBETA
07-28-2008, 11:52 AM
What D'addario strings did you use to get a low G setup?

tripl3thr33
07-28-2008, 03:22 PM
That would be a great Uke minutes. Some handy tips on DIY adjustments; good idea david98116!

thats a good idea. things like adjusting the action and maybe even installing a pickup :eek:

DeG
07-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Sounds great! I'm hoping that the low g-string doesn't mean Christine has a big butt, I hate it when my girl's G-string gets too low:rofl: She looks pretty good from the front though!!

DigableKid
07-28-2008, 08:38 PM
Yup! :D

I've always wanted a Martin ukulele. I picked one up at a music shop in LA. MUCH cheaper than I thought it would be. So this is me and "Christine" playing a cover of the song "Out loud" by Dispatch

and yes... I named her Christine :3 The peeps at Huntington beach should know why :D If you wanna know the story behind that, you can ask one of the people who attended if they remember anything about a name "Christine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdLxWthcHT8

Check it out guys. Mahalos!

That's a unique soundin' uke Aldrine. I like the low mellow tone it delivers. Looks like you were meant to California more than just to meet your California supporters=). Congrats homie!

Payce,
Brian "Digablekid"

Aldrine Guerrero
07-29-2008, 08:00 AM
Aldrine...she sounds really nice. When did you have time to pick up a new uke?

On the last day while I was waiting for my flight back. There was a block of music stores in LA and I just fell in love with it.

bundy
07-29-2008, 08:19 AM
On the last day while I was waiting for my flight back. There was a block of music stores in LA and I just fell in love with it.

where in LA?
do you know what streets?

Aldrine Guerrero
07-29-2008, 08:21 AM
where in LA?
do you know what streets?

I dunno. But guitar center was right across the street.

bundy
07-29-2008, 10:57 AM
ooooo.
thats the "rockwalk" on Sunset.
anywayssss, i hope you and christine have a great life. =)

deach
07-29-2008, 11:01 AM
L M R & S A O !!!!!!!!!!


http://pic20.picturetrail.com/vol1302/4819541/17784501/327838265.jpg










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SuperSecretBETA
07-29-2008, 12:17 PM
:( I wanna try this setup on my soprano, but I don't know what specific strings he used.


What D'addario strings did you use to get a low G setup?

adellethegreat
07-29-2008, 03:47 PM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h197/adellethegreat/327838265.jpg

:biglaugh:
Can we hear this alternate version at the next open mic?

NatalieS
01-16-2009, 06:37 PM
That's the most beautiful sounding non-vintage Martin I've heard! If you ever want to sell her, maybe I could ask for good ol' Christine as a b-day present. :D

SinisterDom
01-16-2009, 06:47 PM
That's the most beautiful sounding non-vintage Martin I've heard! If you ever want to sell her, maybe I could ask for good ol' Christine as a b-day present. :D

Aldrine actually sold that S-0 to buy a vintage Martin.

NatalieS
01-17-2009, 03:26 AM
Ahhhhhh rats!