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v30
05-10-2011, 09:59 AM
...ever since I received my (first) used tenor that I purchased from this board. I just seem to really dig that tenor sound and find I'm going to it instead of the soprano's. Hopefully its just the novelty of a new uke and it'll wear off soon. I'm starting to doubt it though!

Mandarb
05-10-2011, 10:15 AM
Play whatever makes you happy - it is all good.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-10-2011, 10:28 AM
I'm sure your sopranos aren't jealous of your tenor. Ukuleles are very understanding.

janeray1940
05-10-2011, 10:30 AM
Same thing happened when I got my first concert size uke. Now I only keep one soprano around, as my beach uke. Re-homing the other neglected sopranos made me feel less guilty about this :)

SweetWaterBlue
05-10-2011, 10:42 AM
This mood comes and goes with me. Sometimes I only play soprano for weeks, even months, then maybe the tenor, or whatever. Its all a great big circle.

bunnyrawr
05-10-2011, 11:56 AM
:D each to their own, I don't think I'll ever switch from a soprano personally because they're so darn happy

GX9901
05-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Come to think of it, I haven't played my sopranos for a very long time. I guess I'll try to give them a little love soon.

mds725
05-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Never anger a soprano.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=23661&d=1305063679

Skottoman
05-10-2011, 12:53 PM
You'll switch around, depending on what you are in the mood for. I agree, it goes in circles, sometimes you dig one uke and play it for a while, then another, etc...

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Cheers,
Skottoman

Huna
05-10-2011, 01:14 PM
my poor tenor is ignored now for mos!

Coconut Willie
05-10-2011, 01:28 PM
Eventually you start showing your sopranos some love. They do give off that distinctive Hawaiian sound!!!!

PhilUSAFRet
05-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Sopranos are so damned convenient to leave laying around to grab quickly, practice something, etc. Don't take up a lot of space next to computer, coffee/end table, etc.

OldePhart
05-10-2011, 02:17 PM
Heh, heh. Just the opposite in my case. Now that I have two longneck sopranos my tenors (and concert) are gathering dust... Actually, that started as soon as I got my first longneck soprano.

John

uke4ia
05-10-2011, 04:01 PM
I got my tenor 16 years ago. I've hardly played the sopranos since.

savagehenry
05-10-2011, 05:25 PM
Everytime I practice I try to make sure I put some time in on each size, they each sound and feel so different!

Huna
05-11-2011, 03:19 AM
yah I mostly like sopranos and have been playing my Hamano, Luna and Mahalo. That Luna with the Martin Strings is pretty cool... really the loudest and deepest of the bunch. The Mahalo U-350 with the Hilo strings I put on it can sound funky but depending on how you listen to it, it has a beautiful tone too. I can't necessarily say that any one instrument is absolutely better than the others. Each has its own voice. For a lot of bar chords up and down the neck though I agree that a concert or Tenor would be better. I am just not doing that sort of work right now.

uke4ia
05-11-2011, 06:19 PM
This week I tried doing a video of playing the same 3 1/2 minute song on tenor and soprano, just to see how how much different they would sound. It was a song I wrote on soprano 30 years ago, but have been playing on tenor for the last 15 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYnCz0QAoRI