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    Default Flight TUSL-35 Reviews

    Here is my take on the Flight TUSL-35, both in a “One Minute Format” and the longer UkeGuide review.



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    Sounds good. Lots of volume. These are now showing up on Amazon in the US for about $50.00, with free delivery in only a couple of days with Amazon Prime. I want a black one! The 36.5mm wide nut and 30.79mm string spacing at the nut sounds right up my alley.

    One other feature I like is the fact that the plastic frets are painted, and thus much more visible to the player than unpainted frets, as seen on other plastic fingerboard ukes, including Fleas and Flukes. No need for painting plastic frets with Sharpies here.
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    Thanks so much for doing that review. I watched both videos, very well done. I like the fact that Flight are encouraging people to buy from their local music stores. Those places are really the heart and soul of the music scene for the average person.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Sounds good. Lots of volume. These are now showing up on Amazon in the US for about $50.00, with free delivery in only a couple of days with Amazon Prime. I want a black one! The wide 30mm string spacing at the nut sounds right up my alley.
    I just wanted to add that I decided to measure width at the 1st fret because things like zero frets (such as the TUSL-35) change spacing a bit from the nut. So I decided that if I measured that spacing at the 1st fret, it would be more consistent for me as I do these reviews.
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    I have one of the TUS 35 (black) with the regular soprano scale. I like it better with fluorocarbon strings. It gives it a little more pop and liveliness. It is a nice instrument, although I may consider selling it as I play other instruments a little more regularly.

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    Nice review, thanks for posting! I actually wasn't aware of this YouTube channel, so thanks for sharing.

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    I bought one of these last week, actually the TUSL-50 model that has the wood grain soundboard.

    Hate the white strings that it came with. They are thick and stiff and sound shrill when I played them. They were incorrectly strung as well, with too much string wrapped around the posts and the E-string wouldn't stay in tune. I replaced the strings with a set of Worth Browns that I already had. Now this ukulele sounds fantastic. Warmer and less plasticy than the Enya Nova that I also own. Plenty of volume for a soprano and sustain is not bad for a cheaper ukulele.

    Can anyone recommend a better gig bag for this ukulele? Something with more padding to protect against bumps etc. I have other soprano gig bags, but none of them fit the long neck on this instrument. Concert ukulele gig bags are too bulky. Total length of this ukulele is 23.3 inches (59.3 cm). Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man0a View Post
    I bought one of these last week, actually the TUSL-50 model that has the wood grain soundboard.

    Hate the white strings that it came with. They are thick and stiff and sound shrill when I played them. They were incorrectly strung as well, with too much string wrapped around the posts and the E-string wouldn't stay in tune. I replaced the strings with a set of Worth Browns that I already had. Now this ukulele sounds fantastic. Warmer and less plasticy than the Enya Nova that I also own. Plenty of volume for a soprano and sustain is not bad for a cheaper ukulele.

    Can anyone recommend a better gig bag for this ukulele? Something with more padding to protect against bumps etc. I have other soprano gig bags, but none of them fit the long neck on this instrument. Concert ukulele gig bags are too bulky. Total length of this ukulele is 23.3 inches (59.3 cm). Thanks.
    With the original TUS-35 that I have (one of the Light Blue models that went on a strange Amazon sale a couple of years ago), I didn't realize how good it was until I played it against a Magic Fluke. Don't get me wrong...the Magic Fluke is better...but the Flight is "in the neighborhood" at 1/5 the cost.

    I am 100% in agreement about the strings. If all we had as an option was Aquila Super Nylguts, I'd survive...but I prefer fluorocarbons on just about everything but banjoleles.

    Flight recommended their $20 concert bag if you are interested in a Flight-branded ukulele gig bag.

    https://www.halleonard.com/product/2...kulele-gig-bag

    Otherwise any "thinner" concert gig bag should work, too, as the overall length should be similar to a concert, even though the ukulele's body is that of a soprano.
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    You are very welcome. I haven't been promoting my reviews, but I'm finally at a point where I am content with what I'm doing and what I have to offer.

    I've been posting videos for a while, with my main work at YouTube.com/ukeplayalongs, which will pass 45K subscribers soon. I can't monetize that work, so last summer I split my channel into a second channel where I put all of my own content, rather than the ukulele play alongs. That channel will be monetized someday (basic ad revenue), which will justify some of the time I put into my ukulele work! I tried the Patreon approach for a while but wasn't happy with locking people (many friends) into a monthly payment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by man0a View Post

    Can anyone recommend a better gig bag for this ukulele? Something with more padding to protect against bumps etc. I have other soprano gig bags, but none of them fit the long neck on this instrument. Concert ukulele gig bags are too bulky. Total length of this ukulele is 23.3 inches (59.3 cm). Thanks.
    The Kaces bags are great. They are really well made and well padded. You can often find them at really good prices

    https://kaces.com/collections/ukulele

    https://www.ukerepublic.com/store/p2...ulele_Bag.html

    You might have to get a concert bag to fit the long necked version

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