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Thread: How many ukuleles to a festival?

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    Default How many ukuleles to a festival?

    Hello everyone,

    I searched to see if this topic had been covered before. I didn't find anything, and apologize if this is a repeat.

    Going to my first ukulele festival this weekend. I'm registered for a few workshops and was considering bringing one strung low G and one re-entrant. How many ukuleles have folks on the forum brought to a festival? Just curious. I'm concerned about feeling generally loaded down, leaving one at the hotel (there will be one circumstance where I would only be able to bring one with me), and perhaps regretting that I'd brought 2. Or bringing one and thinking nertz, I could have brought two.

    I'd appreciate your thought and input.

    Thanks very much.

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    That's a simple decision for me, since I only play tenor re-entrant, I only have to bring one.

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    I usually bring one.

    I went to the International Ukulele Festival this past weekend and I had the dilemma of which uke to bring because I really wanted to take Abe Lagrimas' workshop and it specified high g and I mostly play low g.

    I ended up bringing the uke I made because it's the easiest to switch out strings.

    So, I've still never brought more than one.
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    I take two, one low G and one re-entrant. Some workshops are aimed at a particular tuning.

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    I take my favourite uke, and only that one, because I like learning new stuff on the uke that I'm most familiar with and most comfortable playing.
    Klos Tenor (carbon fibre)
    Mya Moe Tenor (myrtle)
    Kamaka Tenor (koa)
    KoAloha Tenor (mango)
    Lone Tree Tenor (driftwood red cedar, black cherry, western maple)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary52 View Post
    I take two, one low G and one re-entrant. Some workshops are aimed at a particular tuning.
    I'm taking an introduction to jazz, which specified tenor uke, but not tuning. I thought low g would sound great, and it would work nicely in a couple of the other workshops. Re-entrant would sound better for the other workshops, but If I end up having to bring a portable stand I'm going to feel like a pack mule.

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    You're all echoing my thoughts. Except for the part about making a uke.

    I appreciate these replies!

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    which fest are you heading to?



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    You only need one. And it's less to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichM View Post
    which fest are you heading to?
    The inaugural Funky Frets in Boyertown!

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