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    Default Baritone electro acoustic or just acoustic

    Does a baritone uke need an amp for playing small venues? I know my concert and soprano do ( never tried a tenor).
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    Daryl

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    If you have a perspective of playing live gigs, I think you'd be on the safer side with having the option to plug in.

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    I would agree, if your intention is to gig regularly.

    But a baritone certainly has more oomph to it than the smaller ukes.
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    Do you think the kala ka be entry level electro acoustic worth double the price of the caramel cb103 electro acoustic ?

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    To answer the above, I can only say that on my experience of Kala ukes, it is the one that I personally would buy.
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    I am definitely going for a kala, too many uncertainties with caramel electronics. Now I wonder if a tenor with tenor-bari strings will sound the same as a baritone, since the tenor will be amplified when more sound is needed. Plus I have more options with a tenor pricewise

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    Doesn't have the same depth of sound as a bari, but fairly close sound wise, (I have a KA-T set up with DGBE).

    Also, there are a few others on here that have a tenor tuned linear DGBE, & some even have it re entrant dGBE.
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    Personally, I'd get an acoustic, and have a pickup added (endpin-jack type) if I deemed it necessary. Purely for aesthetic reasons, as I think "electro-acoustic" instruments look mutilated and horrible with electronics planted in the side.

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    Thank you to everyone. I went for a kala tenor and will be fitting them with living waters custom dGBE ba i tenor strings

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