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Tigeralum2001
11-02-2013, 07:13 PM
Well, it's getting close to that time of the year. People are asking what I want for the holidays. The truth is I am blessed and have all I need and much of what I want, but that answer doesn't go well with some folks. So what are good ideas for ukulele players that are under $50? I can only think of 2 things:
1. Tuner(s)
2. Strings

What else is there?

BTW, I think it would be cool if some retailers put together some string variety packs... that would be a cool thing to point people to.

Hippie Dribble
11-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Books
CDs
DVDs
Padded gig bags - like this (https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/129676507/orange-star-orange-and-white-stripe?ref=shop_home_active) sweetie I just got made :love:

Peterjens
11-02-2013, 07:37 PM
I hope to find the book "The Martin Ukulele:The Little Instrument That Helped Create a Guitar Giant" by John King and Tom Walsh under the tree but I haven't been very good this year so I'll probably receive a book on banjos.

ricdoug
11-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Songbooks like The Daily Ukulele 1&2, He Mele Aloha, Rise Up Singing, ETC... Ric

tangimango
11-02-2013, 08:32 PM
nice hardcase,
ukulele stand
amp
effect pedals
pickup

Hippie Dribble
11-02-2013, 09:13 PM
t-shirts
stickers

kissing
11-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Honestly;

1. Ask the question: Is there any ukulele within $___ range that you wouldn't mind having? :)
2. Get that ukulele.

RobinMS
11-02-2013, 10:43 PM
A promise to jam with you. Friends don't play uke? That's okay - even if they're using an old coffee can for a hand drum, playing together is more fun than practicing alone. If that doesn't feel like enough of a gift, they can offer to bring snacks, or add a shaker ring so you can play percussion and uke simultaneously.

A crafty person could make a cool-looking binder for your music. A strap might be handy too.

tainauke
11-02-2013, 10:50 PM
I'd go with books, dvds, mp3, uke related stickers, tshirt...
A UU+ Ukulele lesson giftcard for a month (30$), if you don't already have UU+...

equina
11-02-2013, 11:02 PM
More ideas:
1) strap and maybe strap pin
2) pin button
3) rhythm ring
4) kazoo

bunnyf
11-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Music stand, mic stand, stand accessories like cup holder or uke hanger, thumb pick, tuning fork

Bao
11-02-2013, 11:32 PM
My freind bought me a real wooden ukulele keychain. I actually really like it.

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:16 AM
P.A. system:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Kustom-PA50-Personal-PA-System-106388085-i1934071.gc

http://www.powerwerks.com/ContentHandler.ashx?ID=87

Super-portable and convenient PA system that will go where you go, and keep you sounding great.

The PA50 PA System from Kustom combines quality performance and convenient features, all in a highly portable package. You’ll find that the PA50 works well in a variety of environments, amplifying vocals, instruments, keyboards, drum machines, audio devices, and more.

The two 4.5" speakers and high-frequency driver provide just the right combination of high and midrange sounds. This balance ensures your vocals cut through the mix while minimizing harsh and unwanted frequencies. The PA50 Construction is based on the same tried-and-true techniques as the rest of our speaker line. This includes a heavy-duty steel grill and rigid corners. This model also utilizes a high-frequency driver for crisp, accurate reproduction of treble frequency and articulate speech.

For the soloist or acoustic duo, the PA50 works well when positioned on a standard speaker stand. As your following grows, so does your sound system; multiple units can be connected to increase the sound coverage in your venue of choice.

Features
Master Level Control
Twin 4.5" Drivers with High-Frequency horn
Three Channel Mixer
Two Instrument / Mic Channels
One Pre-Recorded Music Channel

Output Power 1%: 50W – 8-ohm load
Accepted Inputs:
CH 1& 2 – mic XLR balanced, line level 1/4” un-balanced
CH 3 – 1=8” headphone/line level stereo, mixed mono
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (actual response is tailored to speaker cabinet for accurate acoustical response.
Hum & Noise:
-56dB - residual noise, all level controls 0% (minimum)
-48dB – nominal system noise, all level controls at 50%
System Gain (@1kHz):
+70dB – Mic to speaker output (Ch. 1&2)
+56dB – Line to speaker output (Ch. 1&2)
+42dB – AUX in to speaker out
Channel EQ (high, low): 42kHz and above, 800Hz and below
SYNC (in and out): Both jacks accept a balances input and sends a pre-master volume output mix of channels. Recommended use: linking two PW100T’s together.
Subwoofer Out: Line out 20Hz-150Hz
Phantom Power: +15V mic inputs (Ch. 1&2)
Power Requirements: USA/Canada 120VAC/60Hz, 160W nominal
Speakers: Four 4-1/2” " 50W 4-ohm each
Horn: 3-1/2” Piezo driver
Power Capacity: 100W RMS
Frequency Response:
60Hz-20kHz (Full range / subwoofer jack not used)
150Hz-20kHz (Crossover active / Ό” mono plug in subwoofer jack)
Nominal Impedance: 4-ohms (not designed for external speakers)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 7-1/2” x 20 x 6-1/2”
Weight: 18lb

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/optionLarge/Kustom/DV016_Jpg_Large_H74861_V.jpg

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/optionLarge/Kustom/DV016_Jpg_Large_H74861_back.jpg

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:24 AM
Vocal microphones:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital-Reference-DRV100-Buy-One-Get-Two-Free-H79030-i2256366.gc

Digital Reference DRV100 Buy One Get Two Free Features:

3 x DRV100 Microphones
Outstanding vocal reproduction for any musical style
Cardioid polar pattern for wider pickup area
Dynamic capsule, rugged grille, all-metal body, and gold-plated XLR connector
Includes microphone clip


Digital Reference DRV100 Buy One Get Two Free Specifications:

50Hz - 15kHz frequency response
600O output impedance

Get three-budget, vocal microphones for the price of one.

Digital Reference

The Digital Reference DRV100 Dynamic Vocal Microphone is an all-around mic for stage vocals. Built with a rugged grille, all-metal body, and optimized frequency response, the DRV100 microphone stands up to long hours of use while providing uncompromising vocal reproduction. Ideal for any musical style or speech application, the great-sounding and durable DRV100 microphone is the must-have for every gig bag.

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/optionLarge/GearOne/DV016_Jpg_Large_H79030.jpg

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:27 AM
Instrument microphones:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital-Reference-DRI100-Buy-One-Get-Two-Free-H79029-i2256365.gc

Digital Reference DRI100 Buy One Get Two Free Features:

3 x DRI100 Microphones
Ideal for amps, percussion, horns, acoustic instruments, vocals and more
Supercardioid polar pattern for maximum gain, minimizes feedback
Designed to handle high Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
Rugged grille, metal body
Includes microphone clip

Digital Reference DRI100 Buy One Get Two Free Specifications:

50Hz - 15kHz frequency response
300O output impedance

Get three-quality, instrument microphones for the price of one.

Digital Reference

The Digital Reference DRI100 Dynamic Instrument Microphone offers frequency response for superior sound reproduction. The mic's clarity and warmth makes guitars, amps, percussion and horns sound their very best. The DRI100 microphone's tight pickup pattern isolates your instrument from other performers, while at the same time reducing feedback. Designed to handle high sound pressure levels, the Digital Reference DRI100 mic captures all the subtle nuances of drums and saxophones as well as vocals and stringed instruments.

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/optionLarge/GearOne/DV016_Jpg_Large_H79029.jpg

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:36 AM
Microphone cables:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10244&cs_id=1024401&p_id=4754&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150902&p_id=4755&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150902&p_id=4756&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150902&p_id=4758&seq=1&format=2

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/47541.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/47551.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/47561.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/47581.jpg

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:42 AM
Instrument Cables:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150901&p_id=5498&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=115&cp_id=11509&cs_id=1150901&p_id=5499&seq=1&format=2

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/54981.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/54991.jpg

ricdoug
11-03-2013, 04:50 AM
Heavy duty 12 AWG extension cords for gigs where the power is distant from the stage:

http://www.harborfreight.com/25-ft-x-12-gauge-outdoor-extension-cord-41449.html

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022802&p_id=5305&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10228&cs_id=1022802&p_id=5306&seq=1&format=2

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_18167.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/53051.jpg

http://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/53061.jpg

Lori
11-03-2013, 05:16 AM
Music Stand with book light or
iPad with stand, bluetooth foot petal http://www.westsideukes.com/uke-talk-and-reviews/
metronome
humidifiers
strap
–Lori

cantsing
11-03-2013, 10:13 AM
a good hygrometer and humidifier

mds725
11-03-2013, 11:04 AM
A Uke Leash for ukulele players who'd like to have an ukulele strap but don't want to either drill a hold in their ukes for a strap button or don't want to use a strap with a sound hole hook.

http://www.ukeleash.com/

Tube
11-04-2013, 06:20 AM
DIY:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7257&d=1258807751

wolfchs
11-04-2013, 08:49 AM
A gift card/certificate to uke stores (online or not) to help fund the next uke you fancy but don't need :)

hoosierhiver
11-04-2013, 09:01 AM
There are a lot of cool ukulele T-shirts out there now, wall hangers are always good too!

greenie44
11-04-2013, 09:57 AM
Instrument microphones:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital-Reference-DRI100-Buy-One-Get-Two-Free-H79029-i2256365.gc

Digital Reference DRI100 Buy One Get Two Free Features:

3 x DRI100 Microphones
Ideal for amps, percussion, horns, acoustic instruments, vocals and more
Supercardioid polar pattern for maximum gain, minimizes feedback
Designed to handle high Sound Pressure Levels (SPL)
Rugged grille, metal body
Includes microphone clip

Digital Reference DRI100 Buy One Get Two Free Specifications:

50Hz - 15kHz frequency response
300O output impedance

Get three-quality, instrument microphones for the price of one.

Digital Reference

The Digital Reference DRI100 Dynamic Instrument Microphone offers frequency response for superior sound reproduction. The mic's clarity and warmth makes guitars, amps, percussion and horns sound their very best. The DRI100 microphone's tight pickup pattern isolates your instrument from other performers, while at the same time reducing feedback. Designed to handle high sound pressure levels, the Digital Reference DRI100 mic captures all the subtle nuances of drums and saxophones as well as vocals and stringed instruments.



Hey ricdoug -

Are these comparable in quality to a Shure SM58? I'm looking mainly for home recording. Thanks in advance!

itsme
11-04-2013, 12:10 PM
DIY:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7257&d=1258807751
Those are adorable! What a neat idea! :)

Nickie
11-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Love the clothespins....
how about ukulele jewelry...earrings, maybe a bracelet, neclace....
or christmas tree decos....I have one that's a miniature uke....

kmac66
11-04-2013, 12:50 PM
The Pro Mini CooperStand. $44.95

http://www.cooperstand.com/buypro-mini.html

The thing is rad.

ricdoug
11-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Hey ricdoug -

Are these comparable in quality to a Shure SM58? I'm looking mainly for home recording. Thanks in advance!

They are not SM58 equal's, Greenie, but very nice quality. The vocal microphones:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital-Reference-DRV100-Buy-One-Get-Two-Free-H79030-i2256366.gc

The instrument microphones:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Digital-Reference-DRI100-Buy-One-Get-Two-Free-H79029-i2256365.gc