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UkeKiddinMe
04-21-2013, 03:08 PM
I'm about 40 days into this journey, and I must confess - my second is on the way next week.

Should I feel bad? ;)

Kanaka916
04-21-2013, 03:15 PM
Nahhh, don't feel bad. It's gonna happen eventually. You'll find an excuse to get another, then another. Your other half will file a TRO and you'll be sleeping in the DH but at least you'll have your uke(s). Happiness is a warm gun! LOL!!!! If it's in your budget, don't feel bad.

hibiscus
04-21-2013, 03:19 PM
You should feel excited! Each one of my ukes sounds different from the others. I've been happy with one piano and one of many other instruments, but not so with the ukuleles~ they are so much fun!

ksiegel
04-21-2013, 03:20 PM
I'm about 40 days into this journey, and I must confess - my second is on the way next week.

Should I feel bad? ;)

I got my first Uke over Thanksgiving 2010, from my Father-in-law.

I received my Third Uke via UPS January 2, 2011.

Why feel bad?

I have two more due within the next month.



-Kurt

Doc_J
04-21-2013, 03:30 PM
I'm about 40 days into this journey, and I must confess - my second is on the way next week.

Should I feel bad? ;)


Yeah, you should feel bad. I would have expected you to have at least 3 by now. :D

remy26
04-21-2013, 04:00 PM
Yeah, you should feel bad. I would have expected you to have at least 3 by now. :D

I was thinking the same thing... :D

gitarzan
04-21-2013, 04:07 PM
Feel bad?

I have three on order right now (two on the way in the shipping system and one more being made) and while I don't bad, I do feel a little gluttonous.



I'm number 35 on the list for an Outdoor Ukulele.
I ordered an uke from BruceWeiArt.
I also ordered a thing called a Cumbush Ukulele. (pronounced JimBoosh)


All three of them are low cost, and I am taking a risk somewhat on all three, but it's more fun to me than risking it at the casino.

Outdoor Ukulele: I wanted one since they first offered them
last summer on KickStarter.
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/304501_261974080581392_1962958681_n.jpg

A beautiful simple uke from Bruce Wei. The pic on eBay is that actual instrument you are buying. After I bought it, I noticed the rosette is on crooked... :confused:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Solid-Maple-Tenor-Ukulele-Aquila-String-Wood-Inlay-UC17-224-/00/s/OTQ2WDcwMA==/z/2DwAAMXQJRhRaOXd/$T2eC16VHJH8E9qSEWJ-KBR,O(dMyCQ~~60_57.JPG

This is a Cumbus Ukulele. A Cumbus is an oud like Turkish instrument. Sales were slowing down, so the diversified and make Cumbus ukes, mandolins, etc. Looks cool anyway.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/TURKISH-CUMBUS-CUMBUSH-UKULELE-BY-ZEYNEL-ABIDIN-/00/s/NjY0WDE2MDA=/$T2eC16NHJHoE9n3Kd2kKBQcbewf,+g~~60_57.JPG

itsme
04-21-2013, 04:12 PM
OP, what are you getting? You can't leave us hanging like this. :p

fumanshu
04-21-2013, 04:21 PM
You should not feel bad....your UAS will not stop there!!! ;)


https://soundcloud.com/baouke/

teruterubouzu
04-21-2013, 04:21 PM
You should definitely not feel bad!

But curses to gitarzan, now I want one of those Cumbus Ukuleles. ;)

Mandalyn
04-21-2013, 04:22 PM
I bought my second ukulele about 3 weeks after getting my first one. I have bought a few more since then, but my second uke is still what I prefer to play.

bborzell
04-21-2013, 04:25 PM
Yes, feel bad. Feel guilty, feel selfish and self centered.

I'm about 40 days into this Uke thing and I own two with another on order. Then again, there are the 2 basses, 6 guitars, 2 resonator lap steels, 2 solid body lap steels, 1 Weissenborn, 5 mandolins, 1 clarinet, 2 djembes and at least a couple of other instruments that I probably haven't seen for awhile.

So yes, you should feel really bad. :iwant:

kvehe
04-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Yes, feel bad. Forty days in and you don't even have the second one in your possession yet? Are you a procrastinator in other areas of your life?

LOL. Let us know when #2 arrives, and show us pix. We love pix.

UkeKiddinMe
04-21-2013, 08:47 PM
OP, what are you getting? You can't leave us hanging like this. :p

Nothing too extravagant. A Boulder Creek Riptide.

iDavid
04-21-2013, 09:04 PM
Ukes are like potato chips. You cannot have just one. They are small and tasty but are not bad for your health.

I try to get one uke a year... or maybe two.

-Emma-
04-21-2013, 09:35 PM
You don't need to feel bad :) ...I went from 1-4 ukes in the space of 2 months.

Just read up on Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome (UAS) and tell any naysayers that you've developed UAS.

Kyle23
04-21-2013, 09:40 PM
Not at all, I think I was in that same time frame when I got my 2nd.

Mercury
04-22-2013, 01:17 AM
One can never have too many ukes, or guitars in my opinion. Be happy!

lowendrick
04-22-2013, 05:13 AM
Here everyone understandably talks about UAS, but on other forums you may have seen the acronym GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). Its just the nature of things. We get passionate about an instrument and we just want to have more of it.

I have 5 basses, 3 guitars, a dobro, and now a ukulele. This doesn't include all the instruments my wife and kids own (mandolins, guitars, fiddles, a cello, a djembe, a piano).

I'm only 2 weeks into the uke (and loving it) and I was looking at a second uke before the first one even arrived. They are such beautiful and compelling instruments, and a whole lot less expensive than many other instruments (my upright basses, omg i practically needed a second mortgage :rolleyes:).

BgmUke
07-06-2013, 05:09 PM
Here everyone understandably talks about UAS, but on other forums you may have seen the acronym GAS (gear acquisition syndrome)..

Gaahh...
My one and only guitar lasted me 6 years, and my eyes never wandered.

2 months into my first uke, and I have my eye on three other ukes; Eleuke Jazz, Ohana solid cedar top, Anuenue longneck PaPa I...
Respective justifications: Silent practice, Solid top, More frets with soprano sound.
Thank god my fiancee controls the money.

But this addiction, it's consuming me :wallbash:

coolkayaker1
07-06-2013, 06:27 PM
I'm about 40 days into this journey, and I must confess - my second is on the way next week.

Should I feel bad? ;)

feel bad. are uke kiddin me? you should be buying your third by now.

tigersister
07-06-2013, 07:44 PM
UkeKiddingMe, enjoy it. What are you getting, anyhow?

igorthebarbarian
07-06-2013, 08:06 PM
The "reasonable" price-tag of ukes really helps too... fortunately (or unfortunately?)

PTOEguy
07-07-2013, 03:43 AM
Don't feel bad - my second uke came about 3 days after my first - although I had the excuse of being in Hawaii at the time. I've also got a shipment of 13 (yes thirteen!) ukes arriving tomorrow. My excuse on that one is that my daughter's school needs a ukulele program and I found a good deal.