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Uke Republic
12-29-2011, 07:06 AM
Riptide has decided to do a couple of changes on their new models. The headstock has changed and the logo on the soundboard is gone. Quality control seems to have improved as well with really nice fit and finish.

http://youtu.be/5Gd2NyGwuUI

haolejohn
12-29-2011, 07:54 AM
Riptide has decided to do a couple of changes on their new models. The headstock has changed and the logo on the soundboard is gone. Quality control seems to have improved as well with really nice fit and finish.

http://youtu.be/5Gd2NyGwuUI

Now I may get one that logo on top was pretty ugly.

PhilUSAFRet
12-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Are those plastic bushings on the tuners? Is this their version of a "Makala"?

Uke Republic
12-29-2011, 03:46 PM
Not like a Makala . If comparable perhaps Kala's mahogany series, KA models.
They have nice chromed/silver frets, and quality tuners. The tuners appear to have a rubber or perhaps silicone washer. The overall fit and finish is really well done and seems to have improved. Tone wise they have a lot of volume and sustain as well.
Are those plastic bushings on the tuners? Is this their version of a "Makala"?

PhilUSAFRet
12-30-2011, 11:25 AM
Been eyeballin those Riptides.....perfect uke to mod into a resonator. Can be done cheaply with those drop-in cones. Not sure about stability of soundboard if I cut a 6" hole in it.

PoiDog
12-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Looks MUCH better without their name written on the soundboard.

uke4life
12-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Like the new look alot!!!

Nickie
12-30-2011, 07:08 PM
It's a lot better looking uke now. My friend's old Riptide looks just plain ugly.