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drmosser
12-25-2013, 11:50 AM
Even though I wasn't always as good as I could be this year, Santa was very nice and brought me a Blue Frog Soprano and a Daily Ukulele songbook. :)

Did Santa or someone else give you a ukulele for a holiday gift?

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Dan Uke
12-25-2013, 11:54 AM
I didnt get a uke for Christmas but I got a gift from 2 of my uke heroes! Totally unexpected...love the people from UU and the uke community.

soupking
12-25-2013, 12:01 PM
I didnt get a uke for Christmas but I got a gift from 2 of my uke heroes! Totally unexpected...love the people from UU and the uke community.

Who???????

Bumgardner
12-25-2013, 12:15 PM
I got a couple of John King books, a Peterson Strobe, and the Daily Ukulele.

ksiegel
12-25-2013, 02:52 PM
I got a rock.



To quote Charlie Brown.




-Kurt

bborzell
12-25-2013, 08:40 PM
No rock here.

http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/bborzell/cd06686a3ba81a64b87510e3995b709c.jpg
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Neck and radiused fretboard are a pleasure to play. Neck is a bit thinner than my Pono acoustic ATDC. Only burp is higher action than I expected.

So far I have played it through a Polytone bass amp, a Fender Princeton Reissue, a Genz Benz Shenandoah Acoustic and Roland Cube 60. Strange as it might seem, the clearly best sound is with the modeled Acoustic setting of the Roland. All the amps produce a clear and balanced tone, but I was seriously pleasantly surprised by the Cube 60.

The Pono was worth the wait. Thanks, Santa.

bborzell
12-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Just noticed the horizontal shadow on the shot of the top. Here is a better one.

http://i315.photobucket.com/albums/ll468/bborzell/695528d866b2a224cf94963ccdbad284.jpg

Wongo
12-26-2013, 12:45 AM
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The ukulele was my 30th bday present but the stand and amp were a complete surprise yesterday :)

focsle
12-26-2013, 02:41 AM
Santa liked everybody!

teruterubouzu
12-26-2013, 02:59 AM
Lots of nice gifts. I didn't get any ukes, but I did get Aaron Keim's two chord songbooks (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LazarusBooks), a Taylor Swift songbook (hush your mouth), a Kala uke stand and a keychain with Obama playing a ukulele. My other gifts were great too, but those won't be as exciting for you all. :)

Cornfield
12-26-2013, 03:30 AM
My wife has given me a trip to the festival of my choice. Choices include but not limited too: a uke fest, the Rocky Mountain folk train, guitar fest, song writing workshop or general folk fest.
She gave me a similar gift a few years ago and we ended up at the Reno Uke Fest

mds725
12-26-2013, 06:13 AM
I received on Christmas morning the gift of performing holiday music, along with some ukulele friends and about 200 other people, for bedridden veterans at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. (I'm in the Santa hat at about 0:06 - 0:10.) It was a great opportunity to thank these veterans for their service and to pay forward the kindness of those people who perform at hospitals and rehabilitation facilities everywhere, including the one in Florida where my father lives.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omuz6aT4pJ4

mm stan
12-26-2013, 10:04 AM
Even though I wasn't always as good as I could be this year, Santa was very nice and brought me a Blue Frog Soprano and a Daily Ukulele songbook. :)

Did Santa or someone else give you a ukulele for a holiday gift?

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Congrats DRmosser...oh you the one jumped on it vic's uke so quickly and scored....happy strummings.. :)

peaceweaver3
12-26-2013, 03:16 PM
I received on Christmas morning the gift of performing holiday music, along with some ukulele friends and about 200 other people, for bedridden veterans at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. (I'm in the Santa hat at about 0:06 - 0:10.) It was a great opportunity to thank these veterans for their service and to pay forward the kindness of those people who perform at hospitals and rehabilitation facilities everywhere, including the one in Florida where my father lives.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omuz6aT4pJ4

Now that's a great gift!!!

rowjimmytour
12-26-2013, 06:29 PM
Flea Market Music Blues Ukulele: A Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Songbook
Robert Johnson for Ukulele
Snark tuner
and hopefully order some south coast or and living water strings soon.

drmosser
12-26-2013, 06:57 PM
Congrats DRmosser...oh you the one jumped on it vic's uke so quickly and scored....happy strummings.. :)

:D Yep, I troll the Marketplace regularly and I've got PayPal on speed dial. My wife had said she didn't know what to get me for Christmas. I asked how much she had planned to spend and she said I should just buy something that would make me happy. Wow, that was a blank check, right? I could have really gone crazy if funds had been unlimited.

I think two of these Blue Frog sopranos were offered when I bought mine (#22). I held out as long as I could and then pounced on the one that I found the most attractive of the two (not an easy decision). I kept thinking, before and after buying, that I didn't really need another soprano. The new direction was supposed to be tenors, but this soprano was singing an extremely loud siren song. :) The neck is a little wider than on some of my other sopranos, but I consider that a plus as it feels more like playing one of my concert ukes. I think it's a keeper.

consitter
12-26-2013, 07:14 PM
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The ukulele was my 30th bday present but the stand and amp were a complete surprise yesterday :)

Whoa, Alex! That is a nice combo!

You are gonna have a blast with that set-up! Can't wait to see some videos.

consitter
12-26-2013, 07:17 PM
Here's what I got...

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And something to sit on it.


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No more days of sitting on the bed or the couch, straining my neck looking down at the book, or ipad sitting beside me. My wife pays attention!

kohanmike
12-26-2013, 07:46 PM
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The ukulele was my 30th bday present but the stand and amp were a complete surprise yesterday :)

Wongo, what are the details of that uke? I and 20 other international UU members ordered something very much like it directly from a dealer in China, East-Start. They quoted me a single price of $400 US, but by ordering 20 at the same time it was $165 plus $80 air shipping to the US and 4.5% PayPal fee, total of $256.03. Should be here end of January.

http://www.kohanmike.com/images/archtop style.jpg

Rodney.
12-26-2013, 08:44 PM
No Xmas gifts here, we got that Sinterklaas-thing early December for gifts.
So I ordered myself a Korala ABS concert, ETA early February.

consitter
12-26-2013, 09:15 PM
No Xmas gifts here, we got that Sinterklaas-thing early December for gifts.
So I ordered myself a Korala ABS concert, ETA early February.

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

His Sinfulness
12-26-2013, 10:04 PM
No uke for Christmas, but my wife has given me a shopping spree at Nakwon Arcade, which is a huge music mall in Seoul. We will go the first weekend after the new year and I will get a new amp or maybe an 8-string... :cool:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-26-2013, 10:11 PM
i got this LOVELY jupiter creek solid body electric baritone uke

steel strings

OW! (in a rock and roll sense)

and OW! (in a shredding my fretting fingers to a pulp sense!)

no pain no gain though

i love it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vhr21vdwmw

mds725
12-27-2013, 04:37 AM
i got this LOVELY jupiter creek solid body electric baritone uke

steel strings

OW! (in a rock and roll sense)

and OW! (in a shredding my fretting fingers to a pulp sense!)

no pain no gain though

i love it!



Beautiful instrument, and it sounds great. Congratulations!

I tried playing along with your video and it seemed to me your new bari is tuned GCEA.

teruterubouzu
12-27-2013, 05:58 AM
Here's what I got...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q8ajjauPL._SL1500_.jpg

And something to sit on it.


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No more days of sitting on the bed or the couch, straining my neck looking down at the book, or ipad sitting beside me. My wife pays attention!

Nice! I have that same stand. It works great!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
12-27-2013, 07:20 AM
Beautiful instrument, and it sounds great. Congratulations!

I tried playing along with your video and it seemed to me your new bari is tuned GCEA.
ooh how strange!

i just had a go playing along and it didn't really work with my soprano but it sounded ok with my acoustic baritone...

i don't know how to explain that at all! lol!

the new electric is tuned dgbe

(the chords for that song are an E D pattern, then a bit of an A E pattern, then E D again etc etc etc)

and thanks very much for saying nice things about it - i'm so pleased with it, it looks the business, and i love how it sounds (given it's just me playing!)


re. the music stands people are talking about...

i've been thinking about getting one like that, so the positive comments about it here are very helpful, i might just go for it

haole
12-27-2013, 07:24 AM
Santa brought me a sunburst Godin Multiuke! Pictures and review to come this week. It is fantastic.

UkerDanno
12-27-2013, 07:30 AM
I got a Kala longneck soprano and a Callaway Razr Fit Driver!!!
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oh, and 4 string swing uke hangers...

seneystretch
12-28-2013, 05:33 AM
Only burp is higher action than I expected.



Is that a bolt-on neck? Home Depot will sell you a packet of shims.

What did I get? Permission to play in public a second time. :)

Leigh Coates
12-28-2013, 06:05 AM
Santa brought me a sunburst Godin Multiuke! Pictures and review to come this week. It is fantastic.


THAT is what I want. Lucky you!

His Sinfulness
01-06-2014, 09:00 PM
I finally got home with my Christmas present late on Sunday night. My wife bought me a Vox AGA30 acoustic amp. My ukes have never sounded better!
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It's got two channels, so I can plug in a microphone as well. The perfect gift for our coffee shop gigs. :cool:

Fisherman
01-07-2014, 12:14 AM
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Have been enjoying this lovely one ... Well, after blowing a fuse for a couple of hours after falling for a family practical joke on me. They opened the box and replaced my uke with an el cheapo green one ... Then taped it all up perfectly and made it look like it had been switched during transit or the wrong one had been sent. Pfft! Can't believe I fell for it...

Ipcmlr
01-07-2014, 04:12 AM
A larrivee P09.
Fingers having an awful time playing it!