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konut
05-21-2013, 06:02 AM
Just curious, anyone know of a performer that has done slide work on a uke?

BIGDB
05-21-2013, 06:50 AM
I've never seen anyone do it with a regular ukulele but James hill does it with with lap ukulele http://youtu.be/qm5Yn-2Ci7I

river_driver
05-21-2013, 06:58 AM
It's out there, but not that common in my experience. I suspect it's because slide works better on steel strings than nylon.

fernandogardinali
05-21-2013, 07:10 AM
Alistair Wood from UkeHunt has a ebook on that subject.

Manalishi
05-21-2013, 07:15 AM
There used to be a player called the dirty johnson who played
a lot of slide with harmonica and so on.I think he was from
Australia,and not sure if he was a member on here?
On you tube his name was 'thedirtyjohnson' without spaces!

Cornfield
05-21-2013, 07:36 AM
Check out the Mya-Moe lap steel uke. Great for slide work. It has steel strings and a square neck.

SailingUke
05-21-2013, 07:39 AM
Ben Bonham, Fred Sokolow and Jason Arimoto all do slide ukulele.

pulelehua
05-21-2013, 07:44 AM
Bao, fumanshu as he's known around here, had Mike Pereira make him a lap ukulele. Not sure if it's a square neck, but I think it probably is, as it's got raised strings. He's done at least one YouTube video with it.

hoosierhiver
05-21-2013, 07:45 AM
There used to be a player called the dirty johnson who played
a lot of slide with harmonica and so on.I think he was from
Australia,and not sure if he was a member on here?
On you tube his name was 'thedirtyjohnson' without spaces!

He was awesome, I wonder what happened to him.

hoosierhiver
05-21-2013, 07:46 AM
I love this one,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMvZWZz-zFg

fumanshu
05-21-2013, 02:47 PM
Bao, fumanshu as he's known around here, had Mike Pereira make him a lap ukulele. Not sure if it's a square neck, but I think it probably is, as it's got raised strings. He's done at least one YouTube video with it.

It's true that I have a MP slide uke...it's a squareneck uke that Mike build for me a few years ago. Action is very high just lik ea squareneck or lap settel guitar. It was totally a new experience for Mike and it was a success!!!! Anyway, you can hear, listen and watch a few vids and a few tracks that I play my lap uke on my Youtube or soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/baouke)......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoP8AHzqeM8&list=UUcjwKeCxQpwhdmqbrFU3dWw&index=6


https://soundcloud.com/baouke

konut
05-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Thanks for all the great responses!

bborzell
05-21-2013, 05:12 PM
I have a couple of lap steel giitars that are tuned to open G and open D. What open tunings do folks use for lap slide ukes?

FiL
05-22-2013, 04:04 AM
Here are a few oddities a friend forwarded to me a while ago, none of which show the actual playing, unfortunately:

Soprano slide:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axsd1a5h1Uk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4gHbtYQvS4

Baritone slide:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00-sIu0lUY0

- FiL

Cornfield
05-22-2013, 05:01 AM
I posted this in another thread but think it belongs here too. This is David Lindley playing my wife's Mya-Moe Lap Steel at 3:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hicabusfluY