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jmw
06-04-2012, 06:32 AM
After realizing what an awesome addition to my instrument collection a toy piano from Schoenhut would be, (see this thread: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?66107-Flea-clone-for-33-bucks/page3), it got me wondering: do you have a favorite instrument to accompany your ukulele? For example, something you wear, like a LP Finger Shot or something you tap like a tambourine? Or is there an instrument someone else plays that you just love to hear with your ukulele?

Just curious and just for fun! :)

bpedaci
06-04-2012, 06:40 AM
I love to keep a kazoo handy when I'm sick of hearing myself sing.

1931jim
06-04-2012, 07:08 AM
Sometimes whenever there are too many ukes at a gathering I will play my slide guitar. It has a solid mahogany top with a hollow neck. It is a Weissenborn from Gold Tone. It has that really sweet Hawaiian guitar sound.

mds725
06-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Cello.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UexE_f8hzrc

His Sinfulness
06-04-2012, 07:27 AM
My fiancee plays viola while I play my tenor. Sounds pretty nice. :)

The Big Kahuna
06-04-2012, 07:38 AM
Gin, Tonic, Ice and a slice of Lime.

Manalishi
06-04-2012, 07:42 AM
Kazoo,tambourine and harmonica.That'll do nicely!

fabioponta
06-04-2012, 08:36 AM
Glockenspiel sounds awesome with ukulele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bMNobnpATg&list=UUXjazOPiZrUWH5guQUITdoQ&index=1&feature=plcp

Hippie Dribble
06-04-2012, 08:52 AM
can't beat da BASS!!!!!!!!

+1 on the glockenspiel and kazoo.

Plainsong
06-04-2012, 10:10 AM
can't beat da BASS!!!!!!!!

+1 on the glockenspiel and kazoo.

Ideally, a bass, a guitar, and an organ. But I'll settle for just one of those. I like the highs, mids and lows. :)

Luana Gouvea
06-04-2012, 10:26 AM
It's fun with a Washboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgiCouHCe0&list=UUkFW6se-iw7wGSGC0XuhiyQ&index=5&feature=plcp

It's me and my boyfriend playing a bit with it.

glass
06-04-2012, 10:30 AM
I am learning to play the accordion so that would be sweet!

Hippie Dribble
06-04-2012, 10:34 AM
It's fun with a Washboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgiCouHCe0&list=UUkFW6se-iw7wGSGC0XuhiyQ&index=5&feature=plcp

It's me and my boyfriend playing a bit with it.
Nice Luana!!!! :)

Kem
06-04-2012, 10:36 AM
I am learning to play the accordion so that would be sweet!

I play both the uke and the accordion. They don't entirely work together because the accordion is so very much louder than the uke. An amplified uke and an unamplified accordion would probably be sweet.

Freeda
06-04-2012, 10:50 AM
It's fun with a Washboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgiCouHCe0&list=UUkFW6se-iw7wGSGC0XuhiyQ&index=5&feature=plcp

It's me and my boyfriend playing a bit with it.

That is a neat effect. :)

njukeman
06-04-2012, 10:57 AM
A vintage Hohner alto melodica. Sweet!

12fretharmony
06-04-2012, 09:02 PM
Personally, I like the sound of a uke and baritone uke, but other than that, I like the violin with it or some percussion in the form of a cardboard box, played by a friend. A bit ghetto, but it's fun on a Friday night with three friends and one uke.

Ron
06-04-2012, 10:12 PM
A pack of cigarettes, a bottle of Talisker Single Malt and another ukulele.

drbekken
06-04-2012, 10:12 PM
How about some good old foot stomping?

MGM
06-04-2012, 11:00 PM
A kala u bass fret less version

luluwrites
06-04-2012, 11:39 PM
It's fun with a Washboard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgiCouHCe0&list=UUkFW6se-iw7wGSGC0XuhiyQ&index=5&feature=plcp

It's me and my boyfriend playing a bit with it.

That sounds so great!

Gillian
06-05-2012, 05:30 AM
A kala u bass fret less version

Kala U-Bass (but mine's fretted), harmonica, and kazoos. My friend brings a little snare drum head and brushes, which can sound good on certain songs. The key is being selective which songs, and when in the song, (usually during the chorus) for the accompaniment.

I've been to some uke meetings where members bring tambourines, castanets, washboards, bones,...and it sounds awful.

'ili puakea
06-05-2012, 04:12 PM
Slack key guitar and bass.

Ukulele JJ
06-05-2012, 04:26 PM
I play both the uke and the accordion. They don't entirely work together because the accordion is so very much louder than the uke. An amplified uke and an unamplified accordion would probably be sweet.

Well, you don't have to play the accordion loudly. Switching to a single reed (clarinet switch, for example) can help.

Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rewhReymelc

JJ

mattydee
06-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Mouth trumpet.

Kekani
06-05-2012, 10:02 PM
A kala u bass fret less version

If you're going to amp it anyway, I'll stick to a custom neck through P&J (personally, the exact one in my avatar). Of course, once I build one of these, that may change. http://liutaiomottola.com/instruments/Tinozza.htm
And yes, I'll do a, fretless version.

Aaron

bombbuddy
06-06-2012, 12:58 AM
Bongos and a cajon.

franulele
06-11-2012, 05:14 AM
Bass & clarinet on jazz standards is awesome! In fact, having a bass in the uke group really makes the ukulele pop!
Wooden spoons made in Quebec sound great on "Happy Trails"
Melodica on the interlude in "Lion Sleeps Tonight" a la the Tokens
Kazoos are always in style in tin Pan Alley music

coolkayaker1
06-11-2012, 05:51 AM
Sousaphone.

The Big Kahuna
06-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Mouth trumpet.

I don't even want to know about the alternative.

lambchop
06-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Anything that goes below middle C. Bass or Cello is best. Abe Lagrimas Jr. did a wonderful job proving vibraphone goes well with the ukulele (his "Ukulele Vibes" is a great CD).

Nickie
06-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Probably the bass... keeps me in time...

SweetWaterBlue
06-16-2012, 03:14 PM
Any sort of bass (UBass, upright, cello, or even a guitar) and a reasonably quiet percussion instrument such as brushes on a snare drum and cymble. I personally don't care much for kazoos and melodicas unless you are just doing one or two songs or going for a gag act.