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manapualabs
03-23-2012, 03:40 AM
When I originally purchased my Eleuke (eh, t'anks Mim!) I wanted to be able to practice quietly in the house without disturbing my boyfriend while he did his homework. It does a great job doing this and I am grateful.

What I didn't predict was how much fun it was going to be taking the Eleuke out and being able to practice *anywhere* without disturbing other people.

For example:

1. I took it to the optometrist's office and practiced while I was getting my eyes dilated.

2. I took it to an Indian casino and practiced while my mother spent my inheritance. (Seriously, we take her to a casino every couple of months because she enjoys playing. However, we can't afford to lose money when we are saving for our next `ukuleles so I practice instead of gambling.)

3. I took it to a hotel and played late at night/early in the morning when my boyfriend said that the KPK was too loud. (Yes, two people traveling with four `ukuleles.)

4. I took it to a coffee shop and practiced while I was waiting for my brother to show up.

Does anyone else have an Eleuke story?

ukuLily Mars
03-23-2012, 03:49 AM
I don't have an Eleuke story -- or an Eleuke -- YET, but if you keep posting stuff like this it's only a matter of time! Sounds even quieter than my knitting. And that Peanut is adorable...

I don't know that anyone here would think it's strange that two people were travelling with four 'ukuleles.

Olarte
03-23-2012, 04:44 AM
No but I did change to friction tuners on my Peanut and we are both happier for it :)

kenikas
03-23-2012, 06:38 AM
No...but thanks for reminding me! I better go give them both a hug and strum, my rosewood concert is rather independant but the Peanut seems to get its feelings hurt if I don't pay enough attention to it.

ukulefty
03-23-2012, 07:40 AM
Yep! I love my Eleuke (another MIM purchase here) and it's great for when the other half is busy working in the other room as I can jam almost silently. Or if she's not home I can plug into my amp, crank the distortion and bang out some hard rock tunes to annoy the neighbours! Haha!

I never bother with using headphones as it's got just enough volume unplugged. Plus my strumming always hits the volume knob, turning up full and deafening me through them.

missameeames
03-23-2012, 12:16 PM
I usually play mine so that I can quietly practice while DH is on the computer playing video games with friends. But I've also played it while riding shot gun on road trips, which makes it so much more bearable! The kids can watch their movies, DH can listen to his audiobooks, and I can practice!

ckellogg
03-23-2012, 04:07 PM
I love love my Peanut for all the reasons previously mentioned. I got it so I could practice quietly while the hubby and I are watching TV, and it's great for that. I take it to my ukulele group's Beginner's Lessons and Jams, so I can practice stuff while people are talking and playing other things. You know, those times where if you're playing, about 8 people turn around and glare at you to Please Be Quiet! The Peanut solves that problem. And, only I can hear my mistakes. My favorite use was on the Marta train in Atlanta, and, on the plane during the flight home. I bothered no one except myself.

I think we should have a 'weirdest use for a hard-body electric ukulele (ok, Peanut)' contest. Winner gets.... bragging rights. That should be worth something.

manapualabs
03-23-2012, 05:49 PM
I love love my Peanut for all the reasons previously mentioned. I got it so I could practice quietly while the hubby and I are watching TV, and it's great for that. I take it to my ukulele group's Beginner's Lessons and Jams, so I can practice stuff while people are talking and playing other things. You know, those times where if you're playing, about 8 people turn around and glare at you to Please Be Quiet! The Peanut solves that problem. And, only I can hear my mistakes. My favorite use was on the Marta train in Atlanta, and, on the plane during the flight home. I bothered no one except myself.

I think we should have a 'weirdest use for a hard-body electric ukulele (ok, Peanut)' contest. Winner gets.... bragging rights. That should be worth something.

I don't know about "weirdest use" but I think reading other people's stories about where they play their Eleukes gives me new ideas about where I can squeeze in a little more practice time. Life is so busy, time is too expensive to waste.

hapauke
03-24-2012, 02:40 AM
I play my Peanut (thx Mim) in the car during my daughter's dance classes. A little rockin' out in the parking lot helps pass the time.

ukantor
08-20-2019, 10:04 AM
I don't have any particular Eleuke story to recount, but I did buy a Bugsgear Eleuke five or six years ago. I was disappointed with it, at first. I bought it thinking it was a soprano, but it is concert scale. That's no big deal, but along with a weight that feels like two house bricks, it didn't endear itself to me.

However, whenever I've needed to practise silently, it has proved very useful. If I didn't already have it, I'd be tempted to get the peanut version.

I've never played mine through an amp and speakers. I just plug my headphones in and I'm in a world of my own.

John Colter.

shanmoon
08-20-2019, 10:43 AM
I've been thinking about a Risa Concert Stick for the same kind of instances you mention in your post....kind of waiting for one to pop up here in the marketplace or at HMS/Mims/Uke Republic.

Choirguy
08-20-2019, 03:42 PM
Ukulele Underground: a rare forum where someone can post a scam post on a dead thread, and then forum members simply carry on with new posts on the existing topic. :)

I bought one of the new Concert Electric Peanuts from EleUke...with some work, it's pretty nice.

AustinHing
08-20-2019, 07:25 PM
I got no desire for an eleuke until I saw this thread. What’s wrong with me..

Kenn2018
08-20-2019, 07:39 PM
I bought a used Eleuke peanut that's about 4 years old. I am not impressed. The new ones look much better. The action on mine is very high. It would cost me almost as much as I paid for it to get it setup properly.

So, I bought a Fred Shields Back Packer concert with only a side port sound hole. Man! That thing is loud! Way to loud for a hotel room.

Now I have a used tenor RISA Stick that is perfect for quiet practice. Even in hotel rooms with a connecting door, it is just fine to use late at night. (Took a little time to get used to not have a head stock.)