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Mike7300
08-24-2014, 03:17 PM
I am new to ukulele, i play guitar normally. I would like buy a ukulele to play a couple songs on it per show, to change things up. Hey Soul Sister by Train is the first song i want to try on it.

Any recommendations on ukes i can plug in? Thanks

Jim Hanks
08-24-2014, 05:16 PM
You don't list a price range but I've got a great "bang for the buck" A/E tenor available for $155 here:
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?97443-FS-FT-Ohana-Thinline-Tenor
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Lardy Fatboy
08-24-2014, 11:51 PM
Epiphone do a good solid official Les Paul Concert Ukulele if you like that sort of thing. Or Fender do a couple but they are a little more expensive

One thing you have to think of though is do you want an electric acoustic or a solid body electric? Then as a guitarist do you want Nylon or Steel strings? And of course how much do you want to pay? (then what scale? do you want it to look like a ukulele or more electric guitarish and so on)

bnolsen
08-25-2014, 02:23 AM
seems like an epiphone les paul is a standard inexpensive choice. I got to play a couple unplugged for the first time at a sam ash last friday (business trip to FL, never been in a samash before). A nice playable uke. Used to be 99usd, now they go for 129usd.

strumsilly
08-25-2014, 04:20 AM
I am new to ukulele, i play guitar normally. I would like buy a ukulele to play a couple songs on it per show, to change things up. Hey Soul Sister by Train is the first song i want to try on it.

Any recommendations on ukes i can plug in? Thanks
you can plug in any uke with a pick up, and like with guitars, you get what you pay for. If you are a pro and are going to play it on stage, you are going to want one with good electronics, which cost more than many ukuleles do. first thing to decide is your size. A lot of performers play a tenor. this is a nice uke for the price used here in the marketplace with a good pick up,mainland tenor mahog slot head w/misi but we really need to know your price range to be more helpful.

Lardy Fatboy
08-25-2014, 01:57 PM
seems like an epiphone les paul is a standard inexpensive choice. I got to play a couple unplugged for the first time at a sam ash last friday (business trip to FL, never been in a samash before). A nice playable uke. Used to be 99usd, now they go for 129usd.

They are better if you change the strings from the ones they come with, (which isn't to say the ones they come with are that bad but they are a bit heavy and dead)

CeeJay
08-25-2014, 02:12 PM
first thing to decide is your size.

Hah...I'd like to decide my size ...but the beer has other ideas!

bnolsen
08-25-2014, 04:35 PM
btw you'd be better off doing a parody of "soul sister". there's a "favorite train song" thread out there somewheres.

oh yeah amazon for 99usd epiphone les paul: I personally liked the black much more than the red burst

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064RFT4A