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lancemanion
05-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Stopped by HMS on the North Shore of Oahu today and asked to buy some D'Addarios. Aaron asked me what kind I would like. I said, "t2 titaniums, arn't those the kind Aldrine uses?" Aaron answers,"I think so, let me check". Picks up phone, dials, "Hey Aldrine, what kind of strings you using now? Thanks, Bye". Aaron, "Yah, he's using t2's".
Tell me, is there anyother ukulele store in the world that can offer this kind of service?

Newportlocal
05-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Nice story. Sounds like you are having a great time.:D

kvehe
05-06-2013, 08:42 PM
I absolutely agree. I had a super-stellar email exchange with Andrew this afternoon, working out some details of a purchase I made on the website this morning. They are the best!

dkcrown
05-07-2013, 12:40 AM
Yes, Yes, Yes. I have never been there in person but a fantastic business to deal with.

On a side note, let's hope that small businesses and sellers like HMS will not be required to collect state sales tax from out of state internet sales. It will definitely hurt the little guys!

wayfarer75
05-07-2013, 02:12 AM
Funny story!

*Although if it were me, I'd be buying more than strings if I were on Oahu. Just saying. ;)

Paul December
05-07-2013, 03:35 AM
Did you ever see the Bob Newhart skit where he pretends to have a conversation on a phone ;)

kvehe
05-07-2013, 03:43 AM
Good thing I had put my coffee down before reading that!

Cornfield
05-07-2013, 03:55 AM
"Did you ever see the Bob Newhart skit where he pretends to have a conversation on a phone "

Yes yes yes. That was before "My name is Larry and this is my brother Daryl and this is my other brother Daryl."

Tele295
05-07-2013, 07:59 AM
Did you ever see the Bob Newhart skit where he pretends to have a conversation on a phone ;)

Bob made whole albums like that. That was a big part of his stand-up act.

hawaii 50
05-07-2013, 08:09 AM
Yes i think The Ukulele Site(aka HMS) is the greatest ukulele store in the World too! nicest ukuleles and the best customer service with MGM(and beth too.) Aaron and the boss Andrew no one close..

and just to throw in..they are all great family men too..i would have to say family first for them,but ukulele comes next!

Dan Uke
05-07-2013, 08:21 AM
We should all stop by and ask them, what string does "Insert Name" play and see their response? :p

Aldrine Guerrero
05-07-2013, 12:01 PM
?! I don't remember getting a phone call...

UncleMoon
05-07-2013, 01:12 PM
?! I don't remember getting a phone call...

Bwahahahaaaa!

erivel
05-07-2013, 01:25 PM
?! I don't remember getting a phone call...

Awesome!!!

sukie
05-07-2013, 01:26 PM
?! I don't remember getting a phone call...

SFPOD!!!

too perfect.

Aldrine Guerrero
05-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Lol. Aaron just called me. It seems that he thought you were asking what Kalei played and dialed what he thought was Kalei's number. He dialed Chris Salvador instead and said "Hey bro, what strings you play" and Chris replied with "T2's"

So as luck would have it, I DO play T2's. I introduced them to Chris Salvador and he uses them as well. So even with all the mix ups, you still got the right strings. HMS is magical like that.

keliiyama
05-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Now that's funny!!!

Wait........so what strings does Kalei use????

Dan Uke
05-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Is the second best Guitar Center? :p

MGM
05-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Is the second best Guitar Center? :p

No second best ukulele seller is ABC stores in Hawaii....they don't play but look like ukes.....they sell a ton of them. Lol

AaronC@HMS
05-07-2013, 03:07 PM
I know the answer to this one! D'Addario J71. And this time I did dial the right #... Note to self, get new phone, and stop calling everyone dude, bro, bradda man ect... From now on use Names!
Now that's funny!!!

Wait........so what strings does Kalei use????

OldePhart
05-07-2013, 03:12 PM
I know the answer to this one! D'Addario J71. And this time I did dial the right #... Note to self, get new phone, and stop calling everyone dude, bro, bradda man ect... From now on use Names!

BWAA-HAA. Reminds me of that old gag they used in one of the Peter Seller's Pink Panther movies (though it was old before then).

Man to hotel clerk: "Does your dog bite?"

"No"

"NIce doggy!" Snap!

"Hey, I thought you said your dog doesn't bite?"

"That's not my dog..."

electrauke
05-07-2013, 03:21 PM
:) That is funny. Cannot wait to actually go there.

AndrewKuker
05-07-2013, 03:24 PM
So I called up Jake and we were laughing about this. We're gonna meet up with Taimane later and make fun of you. Bill Tapia might stop by too:p

Kanaka916
05-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Eh, no foget da odda guys too, you know . . . Derick, Kalei, Bryan, Brittni and Kris!

MGM
05-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Eh, no foget da odda guys too, you know . . . Derick, Kalei, Bryan, Brittni and Kris!

Well I will just have to ask James Hill, Gerald Ross, Little Rev, Victoria Vox...etc etc when I see them lol

Kamanaaloha
05-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Their service is PRO!

I look at their website first and if I am in the market for an ukulele I start and finish there...it's all about the service...and the selection!!! Of course they do not have everything which is why I bought my HF-3L direct from Kamaka...rather than wait...I think HMS Kamakas are almost like getting a MooreBettah from Moore's website...gone in seconds...if you wait, you lose out!!!

I am not sure how Gryphon is...or Sylvan...but HMS is by far the best website for online sales and information and videos...and few compare with their service! Cheers to Andrew, Eli, Aaron, MGM <who I have not met or spoken to>, Zach, and Chris etc.! Keep up the awesome work!!!

Kamanaaloha
05-07-2013, 03:57 PM
?! I don't remember getting a phone call... that is Funny!

Kanaka916
05-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Well I will just have to ask James Hill, Gerald Ross, Little Rev, Victoria Vox...etc etc when I see them lol
Braddah Mike . . . lemme know wen you guys set all da details and den we can plan da pahtee.

Kamanaaloha
05-07-2013, 03:57 PM
I know the answer to this one! D'Addario J71. And this time I did dial the right #... Note to self, get new phone, and stop calling everyone dude, bro, bradda man ect... From now on use Names!

Bruddah Aaron you rock! rotflmao!

PereBourik
05-07-2013, 04:29 PM
Did you ever see the Bob Newhart skit where he pretends to have a conversation on a phone ;)

That was hi schtick for many years: different implausible phone conversations. Great fun.

Paul December
05-07-2013, 04:53 PM
That was hi schtick for many years: different implausible phone conversations. Great fun.

I think we are showing our age :o

MGM
05-07-2013, 05:01 PM
I think we are showing our age :o

what were we talking about?? oh well hey who's on first?

hawaii 50
05-07-2013, 05:04 PM
what were we talking about?? Oh well hey who's on first?


who......?????

lancemanion
05-08-2013, 02:52 AM
Oh man, you had me worried for a minute till I read the rest of the thread (especially since I bought 3 sets of T2s!!!)



?! I don't remember getting a phone call...

Pukulele Pete
05-08-2013, 03:19 AM
But what strings does Bob Newhart use ?

The Big Kahuna
05-09-2013, 08:02 PM
According to the psychic hotline, Iz used Martin strings.

experimentjon
05-09-2013, 08:47 PM
Stopped by HMS on the North Shore of Oahu today and asked to buy some D'Addarios. Aaron asked me what kind I would like. I said, "t2 titaniums, arn't those the kind Aldrine uses?" Aaron answers,"I think so, let me check". Picks up phone, dials, "Hey Aldrine, what kind of strings you using now? Thanks, Bye". Aaron, "Yah, he's using t2's".
Tell me, is there anyother ukulele store in the world that can offer this kind of service?

I'm sure MGM is glad he isn't competing against them. :cool:

coolcow
05-09-2013, 09:36 PM
haha....funny...lol


?! I don't remember getting a phone call...