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Bao
03-24-2012, 03:13 PM
I'm thinking of getting an ukulele for more strumming than finger picking. Would a 6 string ukulele be the way to go?

And also, is the Lanikai LU6 any good?
Can someone link me to some reviews of it if there are some? I can't seem to find them on google.

I don't want to spend a lot on this though because I mainly finger pick more than I strum so I'll only be getting a pure acoustic model, probably around the 200 - 400 dollar range only.

Harold O.
03-24-2012, 07:07 PM
You can pick with a six string, but it's harder due to the doubled up strings. Strumming a six string is pretty cool and you can decide for yourself which strings to double up and whether or not to use the same or octave-different tuning. On my LU6 I have the C string an octave apart and the A string as a plain double. Find one in a store or go to a uke fest and try one out before buying. If it works for you, great.

Some songs sound better with a six string uke in much the same way a soprano vs tenor makes a song come alive.

kenikas
03-24-2012, 07:57 PM
I have an LU-6 and it sounds pretty good, I think for the price they are hard to beat. Mine is strung with octave C's and A's and I really like the sound strummed, but I do a lot of picking and arpeggiated chords and the low A just sounds wierd to me. I find I play my 8 string a lot more than the 6. I guess I need to try it with unison A's to see if I like it better.

Bao
03-24-2012, 11:57 PM
It's quite hard to find expensive ukuleles in Sydney, well atleast in the music stores I've been to. It's especially hard to find a 6/8 string because not many people like to play more than 4 strings, especially when it comes to teenagers.

foxfair
03-25-2012, 01:41 AM
maybe guitar factory in gladesville?
http://www.guitarfactory.net/Folk/Ukuleles-Tenor.htm

Bao
03-25-2012, 07:15 PM
maybe guitar factory in gladesville?
http://www.guitarfactory.net/Folk/Ukuleles-Tenor.htm

Oh wow, thank you for the site foxfair !

foxfair
03-25-2012, 07:24 PM
no worries.

Let us know when you hunt something down!

Bao
03-25-2012, 09:24 PM
I'll probably go for the Lanikai Lu6, don't want anything too expensive since I'm just testing the waters for now.

Ondrej
08-23-2012, 10:00 PM
[QUOTE=Bao;900424]I'm thinking of getting an ukulele for more strumming than finger picking. Would a 6 string ukulele be the way to go?
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Also on the six string ukulele can finger picking. Just a few months researching. I uploaded to youtube a few examples.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV0xf64Dt48&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q&index=1&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5H-C0RFg70&feature=BFa&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-feGsmMM8Cs&feature=BFa&list=UUgAsFDORpIRCjiJ-7lIPG2Q

savagehenry
08-23-2012, 11:44 PM
I like my 6 string for fingerpicking, especially since I changed the strings. I have it tuned gCcEAA, so the low c is first and the a is doubled. It sounds good with a low g, but I have discovered that I really prefer re-entrant. You have to get a six string, they sound really cool.

Kanaka916
08-24-2012, 03:25 AM
Check the Marketplace, there's a Lanikai 6 String (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?69335-FS-6-String-Koa-Lanikai) available.