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khairijamian
07-20-2011, 07:37 PM
What's the difference in terms of size (height), quality, & sound? Any disadvantages of flat-body ukulele? Planning to get myself a Bruko No. 6, a review should be thanked. It's whether the flat/non flat body.

Link;
S006
http://www.brueko.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p18_Brueko-No--6-Soprano-Ukulele.html&XTCsid=0e50eb83d3780f394d437c0c01a2a4a5

S006F
http://www.brueko.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p20_Brueko-No--6-Soprano-Ukulele-with-flat-body.html&XTCsid=0e50eb83d3780f394d437c0c01a2a4a5

Thanks!

micromue
07-20-2011, 10:31 PM
The regular Bruekos height is about 5,5 cm (2,17 inch) , the flat Brueko is 3 cm (1,18 inch). There is no difference in quality and -to my ear- no real difference in sound. Both have the distinctive Brueko sound which is a bright and percussive one. The flat one is probably slightly more percussive. Both are examples of diligent craftmanship and are built to last. If you like a modern uke that sounds "old-timey", youīll be happy with either of them. If I had to choose, I would prefer the flat No. 6, because they are special, fit for travels and pack a surprising lot of punch for their size.

khairijamian
07-21-2011, 01:27 AM
The regular Bruekos height is about 5,5 cm (2,17 inch) , the flat Brueko is 3 cm (1,18 inch). There is no difference in quality and -to my ear- no real difference in sound. Both have the distinctive Brueko sound which is a bright and percussive one. The flat one is probably slightly more percussive. Both are examples of diligent craftmanship and are built to last. If you like a modern uke that sounds "old-timey", youīll be happy with either of them. If I had to choose, I would prefer the flat No. 6, because they are special, fit for travels and pack a surprising lot of punch for their size.

Take a look at these;
Bruko S002F
http://www.brueko.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p134_Soprano-Ukulele-Maple-Flat.html&XTCsid=7dbedcaedf8712c50d2e14b4544fcf4e

S002F has all maple, from body to neck to head, so what do you think? Looks pretty and pure, too. While the No. 6 has two tone color, mahogany body, maple neck, 3 veneer maple-mahogany neckplate. Which will sound better as solid top wood? The maple woods or the mahogany? Price also similar, both is €119. I am currently using a solid mahogany top soprano with laminated mahogany back & sides (Ohana SK-20S), and yeah, it's a soprano, so would it be a great upgrade if i buy another soprano, either the No. 6 mahogany or the No. 2 maple?

micromue
07-21-2011, 02:47 AM
The all maple Brueko is a different animal. I have one in my office for the quick strum. Very Bright and LOUD, but not very subtle. Especially if you string it with aquilas the brightness could be a bit overdriven. Perfect as a sidearm for loud ukulele festivals, but not really suited for a gentle strum on the porch. IMHO the No. 6 is more versatile because it can produce very distinctive sounds either being strummed or picked.

Iīm not sure about the "great upgrade" though. The Ohana is an all-okay entry-level uke with a streamlined, mass-appealing sound. Okay, but not really special. The Bruekos have a unique percussive sound that you will like a lot...or not. So I wouldnīt consider it an "upgrade" but more as a "change".

khairijamian
07-21-2011, 07:50 AM
The all maple Brueko is a different animal. I have one in my office for the quick strum. Very Bright and LOUD, but not very subtle. Especially if you string it with aquilas the brightness could be a bit overdriven. Perfect as a sidearm for loud ukulele festivals, but not really suited for a gentle strum on the porch. IMHO the No. 6 is more versatile because it can produce very distinctive sounds either being strummed or picked.

Iīm not sure about the "great upgrade" though. The Ohana is an all-okay entry-level uke with a streamlined, mass-appealing sound. Okay, but not really special. The Bruekos have a unique percussive sound that you will like a lot...or not. So I wouldnīt consider it an "upgrade" but more as a "change".

Which one do you prefer, personally? The maple No. 2 or mahogany No. 6? And if possible, could you please tell me what's the differences between those woods; sound projection, etc. Which wood are better? Also as you said "The Bruekos have a unique percussive sound that you will like a lot...or not.", what do you mean by that 'or not'? I really wanna have my own solid wood uke, a real ukulele to be played and never get bored of. Thanks! :)

micromue
07-21-2011, 08:17 AM
I prefer the No. 6 because it is more versatile. It can sing gently or bark loud, depending how hard you strum/pick it. The all-maple Brueko is more kind of a one-trick pony: It yells and thatīs it. With "like it a lot...or not" I meant, that the percussive sound is not to everyones taste. If you are e.g. into "sustain", than you shouldnīt go for a percussive uke. If you are into the old-timey midrange bark, than you canīt go wrong with the Brueko No. 6.


For sound comparison between maple and mahogany bruekos you may listen to this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFj_k6XsK1Q&playnext=1&list=PLDAE74FEE04CD4078

khairijamian
07-21-2011, 05:39 PM
I prefer the No. 6 because it is more versatile. It can sing gently or bark loud, depending how hard you strum/pick it. The all-maple Brueko is more kind of a one-trick pony: It yells and thatīs it. With "like it a lot...or not" I meant, that the percussive sound is not to everyones taste. If you are e.g. into "sustain", than you shouldnīt go for a percussive uke. If you are into the old-timey midrange bark, than you canīt go wrong with the Brueko No. 6.


For sound comparison between maple and mahogany bruekos you may listen to this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFj_k6XsK1Q&playnext=1&list=PLDAE74FEE04CD4078

Ah, so the No. 2 has ONLY one bright, loud tone while the No. 6 may produce distinctive tone, depending on how we'll play it? Okay, I guess we should prioritize the tone first, looks are second. Am I right? And thanks for the video, now I know what's the difference, quite shock when I first listened to the No. 2. It really barks! While the No. 6 has sweeter sound. But will the No. 6 able to barks as loud as No. 2 with the right strumming?

micromue
07-21-2011, 10:32 PM
The No. 6 is actually pretty loud. Especially with aquilas. My only soprano uke that is louder is my Koaloha ;).

khairijamian
07-22-2011, 03:29 AM
The No. 6 is actually pretty loud. Especially with aquilas. My only soprano uke that is louder is my Koaloha ;).

KoAloha is unbeatable, though. Yet unaffordable by me. LOL so do you suggest that the Aquilas will work well with the No. 6?

micromue
07-22-2011, 06:50 AM
I like Aquilas on a No. 6. Worth BMT are a good alternative.