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    Default Oddball slanted uke

    Was looking around today for ukes that are a littl edifferent and came across this oddball gimmicky ukulele with slanted frets and bridge, the Uma Pulse.

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    I found this manufacturer promo on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW1O8HN5muE

    I'm not going to run out and buy one, but it definitely is a bit different. Seems like the slanted frets could be strange to deal with.
    Last edited by shanmoon; 06-19-2019 at 04:24 PM.

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    There's a listing on Reverb with a video. It sounds good. https://reverb.com/item/25425503-uma...h-low-g-string
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    Wow, thanks for this video, Penny!
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    It seems like there's an attitude against her videos here on UU, but Bernadette also showed this ukulele the other day. I'd love to play one, and I'd probably like playing one in front of others for the shock value. I am going to get the Ortega Hydra when they come on the market, for a similar reason. (Admittedly, the dual eight string and four string with a pick-up is a benefit).

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    I've been seeing that on guitars for at least a few months, if not longer. Something about getting the lower strings even lower tuning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keenonuke View Post
    There's a listing on Reverb with a video. It sounds good. https://reverb.com/item/25425503-uma...h-low-g-string
    That's Feng E playing the Pulse in the video. He can make any uke sound good. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    It seems like there's an attitude against her videos here on UU, but Bernadette also showed this ukulele the other day. I'd love to play one, and I'd probably like playing one in front of others for the shock value. I am going to get the Ortega Hydra when they come on the market, for a similar reason. (Admittedly, the dual eight string and four string with a pick-up is a benefit).
    Well, she's cute and ambitious and loves that ring light! She did manage to call the 'ukulele's 4th string (g) "the 1st string" in her strumming tutorial... Wish I had that many views on my YouTube channel. Guess I'll have to get a ring light...
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    Definitely weird. Guaranteed to be a conversation starter.
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    What's a ring light?

    Quote Originally Posted by gochugogi View Post
    Well, she's cute and ambitious and loves that ring light! She did manage to call the 'ukulele's 4th string (g) "the 1st string" in her strumming tutorial... Wish I had that many views on my YouTube channel. Guess I'll have to get a ring light...

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    I have a Gretsch Roots Collection fan fret tenor. Apparently it was a prototype that never made it into production, and I bought it from a music store that is near their facility. It is certainly an odd sensation to play it, and although it sounds good, I still haven't gotten the hang of the fret placement.

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