View Poll Results: If you could have only one type, which would it be?

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  • Resonator

    19 63.33%
  • Banjo Uke

    11 36.67%
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Thread: Resonator or Banjo Uke? A Poll

  1. #21
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    it totally depends on the genre of music you are playing.
    to me, banjo ukes work best for traditional folk, bluegrass and (sometimes) tin pan alley style jazz and popular standards.
    resonators are superb across a number of genres also: jazz and blues especially, but not exclusively.
    every musician will adapt an instrument to suit their individual style of playing and the arrangement they are looking for,
    always contingent on the sound you want to produce when you are recording or playing live.
    i play both and each has its place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    Our local jams are very welcoming to beginners, and the leader always says don't worry about making a mistake - no one will hear you. At which point I often quickly add, "Unless you are playing a banjo uke - in which case we'll ALL hear you."
    I've learned that it is possible to play one quietly, even without something stuffed inside.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Ukulele View Post
    Heaven help us all if I plug it into my small Honey Tone Amp, let alone my larger floor amp.

    While I enjoy the tone the resonator imparts, it is the banjo ‘twang’ that draws me.
    So my vote is for BANJO over RESONATOR.
    My Duke 10 has provision for amplification. I can't imagine!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    The resonators that I've looked at and handled were so heavy. I'm of the "Have ukulele, will travel" persuasion. I really like them, but for practical purposes I don't think we are a good fit. Banjo ukuleles just don't call to me.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    The resonators that I've looked at and handled were so heavy. I'm of the "Have ukulele, will travel" persuasion. I really like them, but for practical purposes I don't think we are a good fit. Banjo ukuleles just don't call to me.
    Yes. I have a metal Gold Tone Resouke, and it is heavy. Gold Tone says it weighs 2.5 pounds, but it feels heavier if you are used to wooden ukes.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    I have a Gold Tone Tenor Resouke - Concert body, in Maple. 2.0 pounds, feels comfy to play and I love the tone.
    Pete Howlett 'Deacon' - low G (That One With The Amazing Back)
    Gold Tone small bodied Tenor resonator - high g
    Kala Tenor resonator - low G

    Also Mark Savoy G melodeon, Andy Norman DG Anglo, Alba & MK whistles, Dave Copley flutes and Jon Swayne bagpipes. Well, keeps me busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    My Duke 10 has provision for amplification. I can't imagine!
    Jerry, plug it in! You'll love it! Make some noise!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rllink View Post
    The resonators that I've looked at and handled were so heavy. I'm of the "Have ukulele, will travel" persuasion. I really like them, but for practical purposes I don't think we are a good fit. Banjo ukuleles just don't call to me.
    My reso uke only weighs 2 pounds. You'd like it.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Resonator all the way,,,,,,why?????? 'cause the woman I share my life with really does not like the banjo.................gotta keep some happiness in the home....

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