• DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    If we take the big three K brand ukuleles a Kamaka, Kanilea or Koaloha tenor will run between $1100 - $1300. If we take the big three guitars,...
    11 replies | 168 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM
    A strap to me is more than just support to play my uke. I use a strap just to free up my hands so that I can turn pages, swipe the screen, adjust the...
    12 replies | 150 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Guitar$ vs Ukes in Uke Talk
    The Martin D-28 is the most sought after bluegrass guitar. But I didn't know that they cost that much. I probably won't be buying one this week.
    11 replies | 168 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 AM
    There is a huge demand for vintage "Experienced" guitars. Martins and Gibsons that have been played in for 40 or 50 years sell for more than new...
    17 replies | 739 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Flying with my uke in Uke Talk
    I always pack my uke in my checked lugage, but I have a pretty large suitcase and my concert just fits crosswise. I'm just wondering how big of a...
    8 replies | 205 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    I have this one solid mahogany concert with a MiSi pickup. It is my "do everything ukulele". It pretty much goes wherever I'm going because it is my...
    14 replies | 248 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Which to choose? in Uke Talk
    Yes........all of the above depending on my mood:p
    14 replies | 248 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Concertinas? in Other Instruments
    I'm sure that you are probably right about not finding one for $100, and I guess that also shows how serious I am about learning to play the...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    Well seeing as you asked........I would not go with that back. The "spots" just don't do it for me. But it is your instrument so you should go with...
    14 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 09:42 AM
    Rllink started a thread Concertinas? in Other Instruments
    The past couple of years I've been looking at 20 button concertinas. I almost bought one yesterday on Ebay, but it went over the $100 that I was...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 08:27 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread Electric Uke? in Uke Talk
    Tyler, your dad is wrong. Lots of people use pedals with acoustic electric instruments. The upside is that with an acoustic electric ukulele you can...
    10 replies | 197 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 07:50 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Enya ukuleles in Uke Talk
    You are talking apples vs oranges, sorry but I really don't know how to answer that. I guess if you want a tenor go with the Kala, a pineapple...
    13 replies | 267 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:56 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Enya ukuleles in Uke Talk
    I would do as Choirguy above says, do a search and get educated. I own 3 Enya X1 HLP ukes. A concert with slotted head stock and pick up, a round...
    13 replies | 267 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:50 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Flying with my uke in Uke Talk
    Google Southern Ukulele Store. Search tenor cases, find the Kinsman KUT14 wooden hardcase. It is only 36.66 pounds. Problem solved, seriously, buy it...
    8 replies | 205 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 04:07 AM
    Rllink replied to a thread 1st Uke for under $80? in Buying Tips
    I think that you are going to get much the same advise from the same people as you did in your other thread. Any of those would be fine probably....
    22 replies | 392 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 11:54 PM
    It depends on the type of music or source. I have a very good set of Audio Technica headphones and use those to listen to youtube, vimeo, sound cloud...
    21 replies | 421 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 12:43 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread How long and how many? in Uke Talk
    That's like an alcoholic saying "just one more then I will stop". Heck you can't even count them up........sure sign of denial.......no I don't...
    257 replies | 13323 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 12:40 PM
    Does it have a large horizontal anolog screen with the big round dial you use to move the orange needle from left to right. Or right to left...
    21 replies | 421 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:18 AM
    Haha, for the first twenty six years of my son's life everything I did was stupid and embarrassing for him. Then for some reason, he got older and...
    16 replies | 457 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:10 AM
    I use google play and I listen to it through a set of Bluetooth headphones, or Bluetooth speakers if I'm in the house. I also have a mount for one of...
    21 replies | 421 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 04:27 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread How long and how many? in Uke Talk
    I started playing in 2014. With in the first year I got into buying and trying, mostly used, to figure out what I liked. Sold off many that were just...
    257 replies | 13323 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 04:19 AM
    That is all very valid points, and in your case the buyer also gets a bit of Pete Howlett's heart and soul in every ukulele too. I think that people...
    45 replies | 15804 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 02:35 PM
    If you are really interested in buying a used one put a "WTB Farallon" post in the Marketplace. That is the best place to announce it as everyone...
    12 replies | 450 view(s)
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    06-17-2018, 01:15 PM
    Rllink replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    Watch for metal rivets and metal buckles.
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    Why such plain boring headstock overlays. Couldn't you guys come up with something a little more "interesting and unique" :biglaugh: I like #5
    52 replies | 1793 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 10:39 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Strap damage??? in Uke Talk
    RafterGirl, for the record I have Sherrins Thread straps on just about all my ukes. They all live in their cases and they all wear the straps 24/7...
    16 replies | 372 view(s)
  • Rllink's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 06:51 AM
    What constitutes any length of time? I'm wondering how much people here play? I play for forty-five minutes to an hour every afternoon without...
    12 replies | 288 view(s)
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