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rem50
11-24-2013, 07:09 AM
My wife and I were just spending a weekend in Wilmington NC and went to the NC ukulele academy. I had called Kent in advance because I wanted a lesson. While we were there we bought a dolphin for our 17 month old grandson for christmas. He loves the uke and I know this will be a big hit. Anyway, the next day we went back. Well, she went shopping elsewhere and I hung out there to totally scour the store to see if I really "needed" anything. I started playing a Teton. I have been considering getting one but it is not really a need, just fun to rock out on. She came back to the store to get me (or to check to see if I was ever going to leave) and bought me this tenor as an early holiday gift! Wow!!! I am supposed to wait till christmas to get it but that will never happen! Ha! It is a blast to crank up and play. One bad problem about an amplified instrument is it amplifies your mistakes too! Now my question is what strings? Any suggestions?
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cigarfan
11-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Never played an electric uke so I can't suggest strings but it's a looker. Congrats!

dtikim1
11-24-2013, 08:41 AM
My wife and I were just spending a weekend in Wilmington NC and went to the NC ukulele academy. I had called Kent in advance because I wanted a lesson. While we were there we bought a dolphin for our 17 month old grandson for christmas. He loves the uke and I know this will be a big hit. Anyway, the next day we went back. Well, she went shopping elsewhere and I hung out there to totally scour the store to see if I really "needed" anything. I started playing a Teton. I have been considering getting one but it is not really a need, just fun to rock out on. She came back to the store to get me (or to check to see if I was ever going to leave) and bought me this tenor as an early holiday gift! Wow!!! I am supposed to wait till christmas to get it but that will never happen! Ha! It is a blast to crank up and play. One bad problem about an amplified instrument is it amplifies your mistakes too! Now my question is what strings? Any suggestions?
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Nice...you've got a beauty there!!! Early Holiday Gifts are always a good thing. Amplification always does the 2 things you mentioned; enhances the sound of the instrument and highlights ones mistakes and faults...lol This is why I always wonder why I request amplification on my ukes. Congrats

rem50
11-24-2013, 11:55 AM
I feel the same way Dennis. I am not sure why I got one that's amplified!

teruterubouzu
11-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Because it is fun to plug in and be loud!

That is a very cool looking ukulele. Happy holidays!

Tikiden
11-24-2013, 02:26 PM
HNUD!!! It's always nice to get a present early.... Enjoy!

mm stan
11-24-2013, 03:04 PM
Aloha Rem50,
Congrats on the new Teton...ha ha you are a gas, amplify you mistakes....:) crank up the distortion man....

rem50
11-25-2013, 02:45 AM
I know nothing of electrified instruments but I will have to figure it out especially the effects. I do remember the whammy bar.... hmmm..now there's and idea for a uke :)
Aloha Rem50,
Congrats on the new Teton...ha ha you are a gas, amplify you mistakes....:) crank up the distortion man....

teruterubouzu
11-25-2013, 02:59 AM
I know nothing of electrified instruments but I will have to figure it out especially the effects. I do remember the whammy bar.... hmmm..now there's and idea for a uke :)

Do you have an ipad or an iphone? The iRig looks like a lot of fun. (http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irig/)

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/joomla/images/ik_images/product_page/irig/ipad_front_irig_amplitube2.5.jpg (http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irig/)

tonet
11-25-2013, 03:30 AM
Normally any nylon set could be good for an amplified uke. I suggest Daddario Pro arte or Ko'olau golds.

drbekken
11-25-2013, 05:44 AM
Man, you better hang on to that wife.

rem50
11-25-2013, 01:14 PM
feb will be 34 years... and i finally got her to get me a uke :)

Man, you better hang on to that wife.