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gyosh
10-07-2011, 11:54 AM
I'm looking to purchase a uke for my nephew and I'm considering the Triumph http://www.empire-music.com/Catalogue.php?ProductID=TR400 Does anyone have any feedback about this uke? I did a search but it didn't turn up anything useful. Thank you.

PhilUSAFRet
10-07-2011, 01:42 PM
I have seen other instruments that looked exactly like this, not sure if they were called "triumphs" (could be a name just for Empire) feedback indicated they were not very loud or resonant. I couldn't, in good conscience advise you to buy it. Unless you find an owner that thinks it's worth ^$70 bucks, I'd get a nice laminated Makai, lanikai,
Kala, etc. if you are stuck with that price range.

gyosh
10-07-2011, 02:11 PM
I have seen other instruments that looked exactly like this, not sure if they were called "triumphs" (could be a name just for Empire) feedback indicated they were not very loud or resonant. I couldn't, in good conscience advise you to buy it. Unless you find an owner that thinks it's worth ^$70 bucks, I'd get a nice laminated Makai, lanikai,
Kala, etc. if you are stuck with that price range.

Thanks. I'm pretty sure it's the uke they use in "The Mighty Uke" (Langley). Anyhow, I have a really nice uke waiting for him too, I just want to see if he's going to take to it or if it's just a phase. He's only 12 so his interests are pretty fluid. Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

Paul December
10-07-2011, 02:54 PM
I used to own this Triumph, but sold it about 3 years ago...
...sad to see her go, but got rid of her right before the bottom fell out of the classic car market.
28686

ricdoug
10-07-2011, 07:20 PM
I used to own a Triumph Bonneville 650. It was a great hill climber. Ric

ricdoug
10-07-2011, 07:26 PM
I used to own this Triumph, but sold it about 3 years ago...
...sad to see her go, but got rid of her right before the bottom fell out of the classic car market.
28686

I loved those and the Spitfire's, Paul. All I could afford at that time was a Fiat 850 (843 CC) Spider:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_850

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Fiat_850_Spider_%2816.06.2007%29.jpg/800px-Fiat_850_Spider_%2816.06.2007%29.jpg

At only 49 horsepower, I'd be in second gear climbing a hill. Ric

jamesboorn
10-07-2011, 08:21 PM
I enjoy commuting on my '98 Triumph Sprint Executive (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/bikereviews/searchresults/Bike-Reviews/Triumph/Triumph-Sprint-Executive-1997-1998/).

Though the Rocket is not my style, this video about it is great:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEuzxC4eGc

Bill Mc
10-08-2011, 01:55 AM
I'm looking to purchase a uke for my nephew and I'm considering the Triumph http://www.empire-music.com/Catalogue.php?ProductID=TR400 Does anyone have any feedback about this uke? I did a search but it didn't turn up anything useful. Thank you.

Yup, I own a Triumph Thruxton. It is very loud and resonant. Nothing beats the Triumph sound ! Not a Kamaka, Kanilea, nothing.

Ted4
10-08-2011, 02:06 AM
I once owned a Triumph Toledo.....I'll get my coat!

Uke Republic
10-08-2011, 03:18 AM
British Leyland makes ukuleles?
I knew they would be back!

buddhuu
10-08-2011, 03:51 AM
Anyone want to drift back on topic with a little more uke advice for the OP? ;)

Heh heh... You guys... :D

gyosh
10-08-2011, 04:43 AM
No worries. Glad I could bring back some memories :). I used to race moto-x, and I started right about the time all the twin four strokes were going away. Always wished I could have raced a triumph, BSA etc.

ksiegel
10-08-2011, 10:00 AM
Never raced anything, but my last motorcycle was a 1973 Triumph Tiger 750.

Still miss it, but the neurosurgeon said that riding was one of the easiest ways to screw my neck up again. (He rides.) After Karate (He has a black belt. Mine just holds my pants up).

On the other hand, I've never heard of Triumph Ukuleles. Is the logo the same, I wonder?

-Kurt

gyosh
10-08-2011, 10:05 AM
http://www.empire-music.com/ProductImages/tr400.jpg.
Hey Kurt,

I think it's that triangle shaped uke that some of the kids from Langley used in the movie, "The Mighty Uke."

-Gary

ksiegel
10-08-2011, 10:40 AM
http://www.empire-music.com/ProductImages/tr400.jpg.
Hey Kurt,

I think it's that triangle shaped uke that some of the kids from Langley used in the movie, "The Mighty Uke."

-Gary

Ah, the Chalmers Doane design. The thing that people have been trying to sell on ebay as a "Heavy Metal Uke".


-Kurt