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  1. As much as I love my J. Rieck and Kanile’a...

    As much as I love my J. Rieck and Kanile’a ‘ukulele, I would scour the market and snap up the next Ko'olau ‘Ulu that came along.
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    More music; less shopping. Music hobbyists are...

    More music; less shopping.

    Music hobbyists are often both creators and consumers. Try not to consume gear that does not fulfill a creative need.
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    Tuners came in today. I'll be installing them...

    Tuners came in today. I'll be installing them over the next week or so and will provide an update once the work is complete. Full review coming in the next few weeks.
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    That is really nice storage system, Michael. If...

    That is really nice storage system, Michael. If only I could bear to part with enough books to do this myself!
  5. Look into the Quilter Micropro Mach 2 line of...

    Look into the Quilter Micropro Mach 2 line of heads and combo amps. The 8" combo model might serve your needs well.
  6. With proper technique, some sopranos can fill a...

    With proper technique, some sopranos can fill a similar same role quite well. Take a listen to Brian Heffernan (of The Fabulous Heftones) on his Martin 3M in some of the many videos on their YouTube...
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    Check this out:...

    Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO4qESxhuAI

    It might be fun to learn some of the techniques that Jake begins to show off around 2:30 mark. Really slick stuff.
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    I'd also recommend that you check out "Ukulele...

    I'd also recommend that you check out "Ukulele Aerobics", perhaps try your hand at some of Jake Shimabukuro's arrangements (most of them aren't terribly difficult although playing them as smoothly as...
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    Take a look at this for something very different:...

    Take a look at this for something very different:

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?101521
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    What sorts of music do you most enjoy?

    What sorts of music do you most enjoy?
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    Have you done much transcription of 'ukulele...

    Have you done much transcription of 'ukulele performances you really enjoy? That might help guide you in a specific direction or reveal a technique you want to master.
  12. Vintage Martin soprano, Kenn Timms soprano,...

    Vintage Martin soprano, Kenn Timms soprano, vintage Gibson soprano or tenor, or a Kamaka HF-1.
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    In a sense, you're quite right to think that the...

    In a sense, you're quite right to think that the different sounds come out of instruments. The core electric signal is still produced by pickups installed in an instrument, and this core signal is...
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    Since you have a Fender Frontman already, the...

    Since you have a Fender Frontman already, the easiest route to playing around with effects would be to buy a used multieffects unit such as those made by Line 6, Zoom, or Digitech. The Frontman's...
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    Both Kanile'a have decent Grover-type open-geared...

    Both Kanile'a have decent Grover-type open-geared tuners on them now. I know from past experience that the headstock-adjacent side of the plate is stamped with a large "D" enclosing two smaller...
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    If you're doing this on a budget and you want...

    If you're doing this on a budget and you want live playback, get Reaper ($60, free trial period) and optionally install the SWS/S&M and LBX Stripper extensions (free). You could also use Cakewalk...
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    I have some on order from Japan that are expected...

    I have some on order from Japan that are expected to ship at the end of this month. I’m going to install them on my Kanile’a ‘ukulele. I’ll post a review when it’s all done.

    Let me know if you...
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    Rofl. Out of those 10 points, I resemble 5 or 6.

    Rofl. Out of those 10 points, I resemble 5 or 6.
  19. I have four ukes, of which I play at least two 6...

    I have four ukes, of which I play at least two 6 days/week. When selecting which uke to play, I choose the one with the most appropriate compromises for the task at hand.
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    Some effects work really well with the 'ukulele. ...

    Some effects work really well with the 'ukulele. In that video, James Hill is playing through a JFET overdrive into a tube-based guitar amp (and possibly also a bass amp).

    If you're interested in...
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    Again, "The Advancing Guitarist". You're pretty...

    Again, "The Advancing Guitarist". You're pretty much the target audience. Supplement it with "Ukulele Fretboard Roadmaps" or "Ukulele Aerobics" for an extra dose of fun.
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    That's oddly fascinating, Peter. Some of those...

    That's oddly fascinating, Peter. Some of those flaws are certainly inexcusable. I suppose the low quality could have resulted from some combination of the DOE being unwilling to pay for decent...
  23. That's an inspiring performance, Ukujiji. ...

    That's an inspiring performance, Ukujiji.

    Subscribed. :)
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    Yeah, I have a hard time imagining that the...

    Yeah, I have a hard time imagining that the average new Kala would play ball in the same league as the older, folksy Kamakas. The older Kamakas I've played have had some issues, but their tone...
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    I wasn't able to make it to today's jam. I'll...

    I wasn't able to make it to today's jam. I'll try to be there for the next open mic. :)
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