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Snapper D
01-29-2009, 12:49 PM
Is there a silent practice uke w/ headphones, kind of like the SoloEtte is for guitar?

01-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Yes, theres various bugsgear electrics
http://cgi.ebay.com/NAMM-2009-eleuke-Concert-Electric-ukulele-w-headphone_W0QQitemZ330304227295QQihZ014QQcategoryZ 16224QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

or the Risa stick:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-Risa-Tenor-Electric-Ukulele-Rare_W0QQitemZ270336954060QQihZ017QQcategoryZ16224 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

01-29-2009, 01:05 PM
I haven't heard very good things about the Risa, but have heard nice things about the Bugsgear units. However, what I really want to try is one of those high end Koolau electric ukes back to back with a BugsGear to see if it is actually that much better.

01-29-2009, 02:03 PM
I've got a Risa Stick soprano. It is perfect for my needs (I live in an apartment, and the soundproofing is not good). It is very well made, makes virtually no sound, but is very satisfactory when played through a micro-amp and headphones. It is standard soprano scale, physically tiny, but feels surprisingly 'normal' when played.

Highly recommended for silent practising.