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    And to think I felt crowded when I simultaneously owned 15 or so ukes before I started selling/gifting some! You're a ukulele hoarder, Jerry!

    In the 4th and 5th row of your collection, what are these seven banjoleles? And which of them sounds the best in your ears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mivo View Post
    And to think I felt crowded when I simultaneously owned 15 or so ukes before I started selling/gifting some! You're a ukulele hoarder, Jerry!

    In the 4th and 5th row of your collection, what are these seven banjoleles? And which of them sounds the best in your ears?
    Gold Tone DLX, Firefly, Duke 10, Homemade, Rolando (1921), Beansprout, Southern Cross. The one I made isn't the best-sounding. : ) All the others sound different, but nice.

    As for being a hoarder, I prefer to think that I'm not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    You'd think someone who had a hundred ukuleles would be satisfied. But no. A friend sent me a link to a banjo uke selling for $35. This was one of those typical Chinese deals that includes everything - even a pickup!

    At first, I didn't take it seriously because of the low price. Then someone here kindly pointed out that the same thing is selling for $125 on eBay. My friend bought one, and I did, too.

    How bad can it be, right? I'll let you know when it arrives.

    I'm not going to try to add a link to eBay. I tried that through an edit yesterday, and I couldn't post for hours. Look for a Vangoa banjo uke on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plunker View Post
    Could be from the same factory. My deal fell through - all sold out. That's just as well.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Gold Tone DLX, Firefly, Duke 10, Homemade, Rolando (1921), Beansprout, Southern Cross. The one I made isn't the best-sounding. : ) All the others sound different, but nice.
    The 4th one with the Fyberskin-looking head is actually the one that had grabbed my attention! I only have one banjo ukulele, the Deering concert one, and frankly, I don't particularly like it. I bought it used a few years ago and I never connected with it. I do plan to experiment with strings soon, though, and now that I know a bit more about banjos, I may also replace the head with a frosted head and maybe commission a custom bridge for it. I could really get into banjoleles if I am not careful! (I also saw a Gold Tone CC Mini banjo today, 19" scale - very tempted by it; it's sort of like a uke with five strings.)

    As for being a hoarder, I prefer to think that I'm not.
    No worries, Jerry, most people have a hundred stringed instruments in their bedroom and a garage full of packaging material to ship them all! (In a way, I'm a little jealous. I get uncomfortable/feel crowded when I have too much stuff sitting around, but that led me to selling and gifting some ukes that I would have liked to keep, in retrospect.)

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    100 quid here on Amazon! Question is, are they any good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Is that the one made years ago by Duke?
    Don't think so, I think is is just a cheap banjo uke that we are (were) importing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mivo View Post
    The 4th one with the Fyberskin-looking head is actually the one that had grabbed my attention! I only have one banjo ukulele, the Deering concert one, and frankly, I don't particularly like it. I bought it used a few years ago and I never connected with it. I do plan to experiment with strings soon, though, and now that I know a bit more about banjos, I may also replace the head with a frosted head and maybe commission a custom bridge for it. I could really get into banjoleles if I am not careful! (I also saw a Gold Tone CC Mini banjo today, 19" scale - very tempted by it; it's sort of like a uke with five strings.)



    No worries, Jerry, most people have a hundred stringed instruments in their bedroom and a garage full of packaging material to ship them all! (In a way, I'm a little jealous. I get uncomfortable/feel crowded when I have too much stuff sitting around, but that led me to selling and gifting some ukes that I would have liked to keep, in retrospect.)
    That's a Remo head I got, probably from Amazon. The angle of the neck isn't quite right, so I'm probably going to cut it off and increase it a bit to lower the action. I like slotted headstocks, so I used one for this.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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