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bbbbbkny
01-08-2009, 08:08 PM
what do you guys think of this uke?
http://www.music123.com/Oscar-Schmidt-OU3-Concert-Ukulele-514016-i1148242.Music123

I just got the applause soprano UAE20-5EB uke but didnt really like the tone of the uke. its too acoustic for me or something about it that bothers me. I kinda like the traditional sound better than that one. =/

UkEdman90
01-08-2009, 08:13 PM
you get what you paid for. put it that way! i would rather get a makala or lanikai!

SamWise
01-08-2009, 08:52 PM
I don't know anything about that uke, but I can guarantee you that there's no way a multi soundhold Ovation/Applause sounds "too acoustic" for you. Too artificial, perhaps.

Hobgoblin Steve
01-09-2009, 04:12 AM
Ive played this one, not impressed.

Regster
01-09-2009, 04:32 AM
they were selling one like this in my local music store, i've tried it n didn't like, there were buzzez in the c string 5th fret

hoosierhiver
01-09-2009, 04:48 AM
I always thought these ukes sounded dull,like the laminate is too thick or something.

wickedwahine11
01-09-2009, 05:54 AM
I would hold out for something better if I were you...

thejumpingflea
01-09-2009, 06:13 AM
what do you guys think of this uke?
http://www.music123.com/Oscar-Schmidt-OU3-Concert-Ukulele-514016-i1148242.Music123

I just got the applause soprano UAE20-5EB uke but didnt really like the tone of the uke. its too acoustic for me or something about it that bothers me. I kinda like the traditional sound better than that one. =/

This uke will NOT have a better sound than the Applause. I wouldn't bother.

Ukulele JJ
01-09-2009, 09:41 AM
I've got the OU-5. It's okay. Not very loud and not much "body", but it has a certain brightness that I kinda like.

The single biggest problem is the intonation. Lots of Oscar Schmidts have that trouble, from what I understand. Based on that alone, I'd keep looking if I were you.


JJ

Ukuleleblues
01-09-2009, 12:32 PM
My wife had an ou13 and it was a very quiet uke, plus I had to work the saddle and action to get acceptable intonation. For the money you can get a better sound. I played one of the Makala (around $100) Tenors a friend bought from MGM, much better uke. Go look at his site. For 99 bucks you can get a better uke than the OS. The OS schmidt looks great.....but....

RON<>VA
01-09-2009, 03:03 PM
First uke I got several years ago was the oscar schmidt. It is my least favorite. I would suggest the Lanakai over the oscar schmidt.

tad
01-10-2009, 07:09 AM
I don't know anything about that uke, but I can guarantee you that there's no way a multi soundhold Ovation/Applause sounds "too acoustic" for you. Too artificial, perhaps.

That's a hard thing to call, really-- you don't know the original poster's tastes. Maybe he'd be better served with an Eleuke, or even a Konablaster.