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Thread: Should I add MiSi to my Blackbird order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1
    If you are getting the instrument to take out on hikes and adventures in the wild, electronics will get in the way of the fun.
    Electronics... especially a Mi-si where all the parts are inside the uke would be unaffected by most ukulele adventures in the wild.
    Short of completely submerging it in water or using it as a boat paddle....

    Under the normal care you would give to an ukulele, electronics won't be a hindrance.
    It'll only be if for whatever reason you intentionally expose your ukulele to the most extreme situations.

    And even then, if you install a PASSIVE pickup, it'll probably work perfectly fine again after drying.

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    I had the opportunity to get the MiSi system for free at a local store when I bought my Farallon, but turned it down. I don't ever expect to need amplification, so I just didn't want something that would eventually need maintenance. And almost as important, I HATE the endpin jacks that the system uses. I just can't ever get a strap to feel secure using one of those.
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    I also consider buying blackbird tenor and i wonder if the hollow neck is strong enough to hold a string tension? Is this ukulele scratch resistant (body and fingerboard) /its east to break if falls?

    does anyone own this ukulele for a long time?

    1500$ its a lot of money for me, i have to be sure what i purchase :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Final_form View Post
    I also consider buying blackbird tenor and i wonder if the hollow neck is strong enough to hold a string tension? Is this ukulele scratch resistant/its east to break?
    Structurally, hollowing out a tube can make it stronger. There have been no reports of blackbird necks (ukes, not avians) snapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    Structurally, hollowing out a tube can make it stronger. There have been no reports of blackbird necks (ukes, not avians) snapping.

    coo and what about scratches on the body/fingerboard surface.

    I wish to get the answer from sbdy who use the uke for a while.
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    The neck is carbon fibre. The real question is, are traditional wooden necks durable enough to withstand stribg tensions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Final_form View Post
    coo and what about scratches on the body/fingerboard surface.

    I wish to get the answer from sbdy who use the uke for a while.
    Well I've had my Farallon since the fall of 2016. The body seems free of scratches, BUT my older version is matte, not gloss. For some reason the headboard is gloss, and does show some scratches from restringing. The fretboard is quite hard, and doesn't seem to scratch at all, though it does show fingerprint gunk more than a wood fretboard does. Can't remember if it was glossy or matte originally, but now it just looks sort of dirty matte. And of course the neck has not moved.
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