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    Default Ukulele sounds like Guitar

    Learned something new yesterday. I purchased a small amp/speaker the other day and hooked up my baritone ukulele to it and played. My wife said that it now sounds like a guitar. I thought the same. Has anyone else ever noticed the difference when plugged in?

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    i don't baritone, but enjoyed going electric with my Risa when I had it. I am getting a new electric in a month or two. My soprano Risa took effects very well and gave the impression of being way up the neck with a guitar so I believe your experience.

    got some video of it to share?

    Also curious if you used a pre-amp and which amp. Mine was through a vox pathfinder 10 and boss eq pedal for a pre-amp. I shopped around and picked this amp because it was the best affordable amp that didn't have a prominent piezo squawk.

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    btw, I recently heard a song that sounded like it had a uke in it but it was actually a guitar.


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    I find that only with low G linear tuning. I switched from guitar to ukulele high G reentrant tuning because how different it sounded from guitar, which I played for almost fifty years, I actually gave my four guitars to my nephew, that's how enamored I am with high G ukulele. Linear tuning to me sounds too much like a guitar.


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    Well that's kind of the point of a baritone uke isn't it?

    And what is surprising? It is basically a 4 string guitar

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    My classical guitars sound like 'ukuleles when I play the treble strings in the upper positions...

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    Hey Johnny, I agree with your conclusion, especially with a baritone. With an amplifier you can add reverb, chorus and adjust or increase the bass. This all ads up to more resonance and a fuller sound just like a guitar has compared to a ukulele.
    Last edited by DownUpDave; 02-06-2020 at 03:09 AM.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Usually tuned the same as a guitar's 4 higher strings, so it will sound guitar like.

    A baby guitar if you like, part of the reason I bought mine, (most) guitars have too many strings & are just too big.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Np pre amp. Just an amp and speaker in a 8 inch by 8 inch, by 5 inches deep case. Made in China. Overdrive is the name on front of the unit. No other information that I can read because what little information is there is is in Thai. I live in Thailand so unless I mail order I do not have many large choices. Volume setting has ten clicks. I only use 1/2 of a click and it is very loud in a 18'X6' room with 9' ceiling. Very inexpensive. 1,100 Baht. Approximately 36 dollars. Maybe it will live and maybe it will die. Only time will tell.

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