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  1. Mele ukuleles are worth considering. ...

    Mele ukuleles are worth considering.

    https://meleukulele.com

    They have options from cheaper than your budget to more expensive.
  2. Macyn is a fantastic player. She is a pupil of...

    Macyn is a fantastic player. She is a pupil of the great Leo Kottke. Macyn has unfortunately gone AWOL lately. I'm not in a position to know why yet I guess it will have to go under the heading....
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    I've been involved in this exact same discussion...

    I've been involved in this exact same discussion on another music forum discussing guitars. Its a universal experience.

    My perception of the sound of my ukuleles changes within the time period of...
  4. Petros is a high end, small scale guitar builder...

    Petros is a high end, small scale guitar builder who likes to build a few ukuleles as well. Think Collings, yet even smaller and more exclusive.
    His work is beautiful and he builds some exceptional...
  5. Old thread, yet I agree with the sentiment...

    Old thread, yet I agree with the sentiment entirely. If the instrument is good then I don't care who made it.

    I have bought quite a few Brucewei instruments over the years too. They were a...
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    You don't have to think of a super soprano as a...

    You don't have to think of a super soprano as a soprano with a long neck. You can also think of it as a concert with a small body.
    I own a Cole Clark Ukelady and from the start it has always been a...
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    My personal experience is that when the average...

    My personal experience is that when the average moisture drops my instruments start to sound harsh and brittle. Humidifying them improves the sound so I have no idea why I would want to start with a...
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    Meh, just because pasteurisation is considered...

    Meh, just because pasteurisation is considered good it doesn't mean that ultra-pasteurisation is better.

    What this does mean I guess is that if you don't absolutely love the sound when you play...
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    Here's my two bobs worth. "Torrefied" is just a...

    Here's my two bobs worth. "Torrefied" is just a marketing term for kiln dried wood which has been standard practice in the industry for a long, long time. Its been a LOONG time since mass...
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    There are options coming although it will take a...

    There are options coming although it will take a little while to gain mainstream use. A Chinese Bank, is trialling a system called Alipay I believe, where the trader/busker will display a QR code,
    ...
  11. In guitar circles anyway, there is a view that...

    In guitar circles anyway, there is a view that internal( EDIT (microphones)) sound much better except for the low frequencies that are very boomy with the internal mic and susceptible to feedback. ...
  12. Its for running stereo amplifiers. Some people...

    Its for running stereo amplifiers. Some people are into that and it was big in electric guitars in the 80's that I can remember.

    Either for a stereo "soundscape" or for running different sound...
  13. The first thing that comes to mind is that stereo...

    The first thing that comes to mind is that stereo outputs are on the instrument for stereo amplifiers. That's what they are intended for. If the intention was to use a single amplifier then they...
  14. The first question you need to ask of your friend...

    The first question you need to ask of your friend is, what do you need an amplifier for?

    You don't really need amps for practice. If they are playing at open mics then they will use what's...
  15. It may just be a policy change in your local...

    It may just be a policy change in your local stores. My local stores carry a VERY limited range of ukulele strings. Its mostly Aquila New Nylgut and Aquila Red so its just as well that Aquila New...
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    I'm currently a professional busker although not...

    I'm currently a professional busker although not for 8 hour days. I'm busking 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    Children asking parents for money to give me is good income just as parents giving...
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    Will the Behringer ADI21 help? Yes it will help,...

    Will the Behringer ADI21 help? Yes it will help, but honestly, I recommend that you just use a microphone in the first place. Even a cheap and simple microphone like a Behringer XM8500 will give...
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    Making a deal with the Devil for musical talent...

    Making a deal with the Devil for musical talent is quite real and no supernatural figure is required and unfortunately, no shortcuts.
    The real selling your soul for talent goes like this.

    NOTHING...
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    Lets say you have just accurately tuned the open...

    Lets say you have just accurately tuned the open strings on this ukulele. When you fret and play the first fret, the second fret and the third fret, are the notes in tune, going sharp or going flat?...
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    Sorry, but this isn't necessarily true. Do SOME...

    Sorry, but this isn't necessarily true. Do SOME active DI's have a preamp function? Sure, some do but not all and if they do have a preamp function how good is it and how much pre-amplification....
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    In the end, a preamp may well be what you need,...

    In the end, a preamp may well be what you need, however what I'm reading is somewhat mixed up and I'd really like to get the information straight in order to give the best advice.

    Also, as much as...
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    OK, great. I can see it now. You have some,...

    OK, great. I can see it now.

    You have some, unique instruments there.
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    Hey Titch. I've tried to checkout your website a...

    Hey Titch. I've tried to checkout your website a few times but I keep getting an error message.
  24. Yes its repairable. At a cost although I'm not...

    Yes its repairable. At a cost although I'm not in a position to say what that may be.

    If you want it repaired so it doesn't look like it happened at all then that will be expensive. Its the...
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    Either technique is useful depending on the sound...

    Either technique is useful depending on the sound you want.

    Mark Knopfler used his fingers mostly.
    Eric Clapton used a pick.

    Learning to play with a pick can be useful and I suggest you buy...
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