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arpie
11-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Hi guys

Look what turned up on MY doorstep yesterday?? After kick-starting our local Ukulele club a few months back, quite a few of the members became entranced with my Mainland Banjo Ukulele - so after much discussion with Mike/hoosierhiver, he despatched 4 banjo ukes to me!!

That is mine in the middle (not in the box!)

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One very happy punter - he fell in love with mine at first strum! I also gave Rob his strap - it fitted him like a glove! :D
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Now - there are another 5 people who are keen on owning a Mainland Banjo Ukulele - so maybe in the next 'clutch' there will be a maple one or a soprano one, just to be different!!

BTW - IS there a specific term for a bunch of ukes???

Cheers

Roberta

zac987
11-10-2011, 05:05 PM
What a sight to behold! He looks like a very happy customer xD

itsme
11-10-2011, 05:06 PM
I don't know... just call them an ohana of ukes, which means family. Seems appropriate. :)

And I so want a banjo uke some day.

Hippie Dribble
11-10-2011, 05:08 PM
[QUOTE=itsme;800557]just call them an ohana of ukes, which means family. Seems appropriate. :)QUOTE]

yes!!!! Good call itsme!! An 'ohana' of ukes....perfect! :)

arpie
11-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Thank you, itsme! Ohana! That sounds cute & being Hawaiian, even better!!

Being an Aussie, I am not 'up' on the Hawaiian lingo - but remember of Mahalo (more so recently because of ukes) and Aloha (also more so recently because of ukes!) from a visit to the Big Island some 20 years ago ...... shame I wasn't 'into' ukes back then, hey? I would have purchased a ship load!!! :)

CHeers

Roberta

metricfuture
11-10-2011, 05:23 PM
I've always referred to mine as "my brood" or "my kin". Still means family to me.;)

joejeweler
11-10-2011, 05:29 PM
And here i thought you were gonna say something like........

A large group of ukuleles is called,......."A cluster of pluckers" :uhoh:

Lori
11-10-2011, 06:35 PM
I always call them "the herd"... or is that "the heard"?:)

–Lori

ADD
11-10-2011, 07:57 PM
And here i thought you were gonna say something like........

A large group of ukuleles is called,......."A cluster of pluckers" :uhoh:

This one gets my vote.

UkeLad
11-10-2011, 08:57 PM
Very nice! :)

My wife would go mad if they landed at our door - I aready have 2 Uke Banos, a Soprano, Concert, 2 acoustic guitars, mandolin and bass guitar - now that for me is an Ohano - almost like something out of The Godfather!

The Don?
Has to be my 'Baby' Lag Soprano Uke - it rules! :D

arpie
11-10-2011, 11:31 PM
....My wife would go mad if they landed at our door ... he, he, they are all gone on to their respective owners already and very happy they all are, too!

...I always call them "the herd"... or is that "the heard"?.... LOL! Very Punny, Lori! :)

...The 'cluster of pluckers' ..... that is another good suggestion,

.....brood or kin....... very much part of the 'family'


but I think the "Ohana of Ukes" is still in the lead ..... so far...... and you MUST get a banjo uke, itsme - they are so different from normal ukes! Great fun. :)
cheers

Roberta

cantcook1
11-11-2011, 12:46 AM
And here i thought you were gonna say something like........

A large group of ukuleles is called,......."A cluster of pluckers" :uhoh:

Or even A cluster of pleasant pluckers/

Uke Whisperer
11-11-2011, 01:55 AM
If a Cluster of Ukulele Players were called a "Cluster of Pluckers", would a Cluster of Ukuleles, be called "Cluster of Pluckees"? Possibly a "Cluster of Plucks"? Where is ichadwick when you need him?

Ambient Doughnut
11-11-2011, 02:14 AM
Cluster Pluck.

;)

ksiegel
11-11-2011, 02:36 AM
I always call them "the herd"... or is that "the heard"?:)

–Lori

I've heard of ukuleles....



-Kurt

ksiegel
11-11-2011, 02:39 AM
BTW - IS there a specific term for a bunch of ukes???


Nirvana.







But I do like "An Ohana of Ukes".



-Kurt

Pete Beardsley
11-11-2011, 03:43 AM
Cluster Pluck.

;)

Beat me to it! :D

hoosierhiver
11-11-2011, 04:08 AM
Covey?, flock?, pride?, school?, pack?, pod?, cluster?, swarm?, colony?, troop?,

Check out this site. http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html

Depending upon the talent in the group, scourge or murder might apply :)

kenikas
11-11-2011, 04:40 AM
I always thought it was an infestation..... No wait, that's uku's not ukuleles!

fabioponta
11-11-2011, 04:53 AM
For a carefully uke player, always have a lot of humidifiers together: call it: an oasis of ukes...in the middle of a desert of thirsty people.

joejeweler
11-11-2011, 05:19 AM
If a Cluster of Ukulele Players were called a "Cluster of Pluckers", would a Cluster of Ukuleles, be called "Cluster of Pluckees"? Possibly a "Cluster of Plucks"? Where is ichadwick when you need him?

I think if a group of Cluster Pluckers got together, the jam would be called "A Cluster Pluck".

......already "mentioned" by others, but altered initially so as not to offend anyone. But as long
as you all have a sense of humor,...... :D


By the way,....brings to mind Ron Saul's automated machine to break in a new ukulele by strumming a million times before he sells it,....

.....The: "Little Plucker" as it's known.

Seems like what most any soprano should be called! :rotfl::uhoh::rotfl:

Uke Whisperer
11-11-2011, 09:50 AM
What would be proper for a cluster of "jumping fleas"?

Shazzbot
11-11-2011, 09:55 AM
Just like crows and my beginner playing style:
A murder of ukuleles.

Colonel Uke
11-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Can't believe no one has called it yet. A large gathering of ukelists all in one place? A CONGRESS of ukulele's! As in Ukulele World Congress.

ricdoug
11-11-2011, 11:07 AM
If they're all crow black, they would be called a "murder of ukes":

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

GinnyT11
11-11-2011, 12:21 PM
I know, I know---a STRUM of UKES!

With two ukeists in our household, we've got a fair-sized strum here.
Some of the strum can be found upstairs, and parts downstairs. Parts of our strum are super high quality, and other parts are merely cheerful additions to the group.

mm stan
11-11-2011, 12:36 PM
If they are female ukes....Ukettes(after Rockettes)....tee hee hee...

v30
11-11-2011, 02:09 PM
When not in use....a gaggle....when being played...a skein

Nickie
11-11-2011, 03:24 PM
Cluster Pluck.

;)

Love it! LOL!

MGM
11-11-2011, 07:44 PM
If one were really proper "ukulele" is singular or plural. We add s as an american english lesson but it is one ukulele or 10 ukulele not 10 ukuleles if you want to be technical

Dan Uke
11-12-2011, 04:52 AM
If one were really proper "ukulele" is singular or plural. We add s as an american english lesson but it is one ukulele or 10 ukulele not 10 ukuleles if you want to be technical

LOL...Mike I don't want the proper english answer, I want the pigeon answer!!