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Thread: NUD: Blackbird Farallon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    Congratulations and happy strummings
    On my behalf only, thank you!
    Last edited by good_uke_boy; 05-04-2016 at 11:19 AM.

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    Thanks Good Boy Uke and DownUpDave for welcoming my post about MY Farallon. Sorry I'm a bit late in responding. I've been thinking about the suggested sound sample so I'll try to get one up eventually. Unfortunately, I have a sprained left thumb so I can't play very easily right now. Maybe I'll have a friend play some for you guys and post that. In the meantime, I am still playing a little and falling more in love with this ukulele every day.

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    In addition to the Apogee MiC connected to an Apple MacBook Pro, in what environment did you record? The tone of both ukes are very clean and articulate; the Farallon with more, "shimmer." Sweet...!

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    EmmaQ would love to hear sound sample. I got am email from Joe showing a Farallon sitting in a Kamaka HSC they had at Blackbird so also nice to know Oahu cases also fit. For me, I got to have a HSC on a instrument of this price and quality even though it's almost indestructible ! (g). I'd also like to hear a BBT back to back with a Farallon. Maybe HMS will do one. This is exciting stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlegman View Post
    In addition to the Apogee MiC connected to an Apple MacBook Pro, in what environment did you record? The tone of both ukes are very clean and articulate; the Farallon with more, "shimmer." Sweet...!
    The environment was nothing notable. Just a room in a house near Washington, DC.

    PS: Leicester won!

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    I'm getting ready to place an order for a Farallon and wondered how you felt about some of the options

    - the soft case that it comes with, any need for the extra Mono case or another hard case option?

    - the aluminum fret board markers?

    - high vs low G?

    Any insight would be appreciated.

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    The Farallon is a ukulele that sounds fabulous in BOTH low g and high g. I have mine currently strung in high g for several reasons- I play in a uke group where more of the players use low g and I need a uke that stands out, not just blends in. I also play a lot of Fingerstyle in which much of the music is written for high g. That being said, I have played the Farallon in low g and I LOVE how it sounds- it's full and rich. Same with it in high g too, of course. I do have the Clara and I have it in low g so I'm covered with both tunings with 2 terrific ukes.
    The case mine came with is one made by Access. Though it's a soft case, it is well padded and I can't imagine any damage happening to the ukulele when it's in there. However, it's not my favorite soft case. About aluminum dots- I personally love the fretboard without fretboard dots and find the dots on the side perfect to use. No problem whatsoever.Congratulations, by the way, for deciding to order one- you won't be disappointed. It's a great ukulele!
    Last edited by EmmaQ; 05-07-2016 at 10:14 AM.

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    I have a sound sample below and I wasn't sure if I should add it to this particular post or start another NUD. I ended up doing another NUD but I'm thinking now I should've just done it all on this post- that way folks can read all the comments for low and high g. Anyway, I'm recovering from a sprained left thumb AND, at best, I'm an intermediate player so I decided to ask my stepson/music teacher do make the sound sample instead of me. I apologize for the glare on the fretboard- it's really a beautiful looking as well as beautiful sounding uke.


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    Nice playing on the sound sample, and I think you've captured the Farallon tone very well: lively, present, and full. I love mine!



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