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    Question Thinking of Getting This Electric Uke What Do You Think?

    As some of you may know I am waiting to get a solid body electric uke from Flight when they come back out but that could be as early as May or as late as Aug. I would like to learn some rock riffs on the uke since it is so much easier to play than guitar.
    I was thinking of getting this inexpensive electric uke to fill the void until I get the solid body one.

    This is the only place that sells it as far as I know.


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ref_=pd_gw_unk
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    Guitars
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Mandolins
    Rogue RM100A and 111
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    What'll happen to this uke once your Flight uke arrives?

    Is playing those riffs on a regular acoustic uke not satisfying enough? If so, then this acoustic-electric uke will definitely have a more acoustic sound than electric. You can see if you'll like this sound by miking your acoustic uke (which should give you a better sound than this uke).

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    I would save the money you are going to spend on that, combine it with the money you're going to spend on the Flight and get a Risa when they become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
    I would save the money you are going to spend on that, combine it with the money you're going to spend on the Flight and get a Risa when they become available.
    I can't justify spending that much for one uke. If I were a pro sure, but playing for my own pleasure, inexpensive ukes are fine for me.

    No one has anything like the Flight Pathfinder blue. I love the look and the color, that is why I want one. It sound good from the videos I have seen of it.



    Quote Originally Posted by clear View Post
    What'll happen to this uke once your Flight uke arrives?

    Is playing those riffs on a regular acoustic uke not satisfying enough? If so, then this acoustic-electric uke will definitely have a more acoustic sound than electric. You can see if you'll like this sound by miking your acoustic uke (which should give you a better sound than this uke).
    I would play both. I have seen youtube videos where they are playing rock riff with a uke and it sounds like a guitar. Guess it's how the amp is set up.
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    Guitars
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Mandolins
    Rogue RM100A and 111
    4/4 Violin

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    This is "nylon"strings so gives you nothing you don't already have in terms of learning rock riffs. Isn't the Flight steel string? If you just want something to plug in, fine, but the sounds you get from this won't be remotely what you get from the steel string
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

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    The pickup will be rubbish.

    If you really want an electro-acoustic better to spend the price of this and a bit more to get a nice pickup.

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    Question Metal Strings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    This is "nylon"strings so gives you nothing you don't already have in terms of learning rock riffs. Isn't the Flight steel string? If you just want something to plug in, fine, but the sounds you get from this won't be remotely what you get from the steel string
    Yes the Flight is steel strings. Couldn't I use metal strings like this guy ... first 3 mins.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p1bEOw89oQ&t=159s
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    Guitars
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Mandolins
    Rogue RM100A and 111
    4/4 Violin

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris667 View Post
    The pickup will be rubbish.

    If you really want an electro-acoustic better to spend the price of this and a bit more to get a nice pickup.
    That was my experience. I don't have children that I acknowledge and a woman that doesn't sabotage my desires, so I bought a 100 watt amp, fuzz pedal, cry baby, flanger, etc. (you get the picture). When I played around with a cheap electro-acoustic, it was okay--enough to be interesting, but nothing to write home about. But when I got something with a real pickup, it was a totally different realm. That's why I mentioned above holding out for something better. But we all go our own way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris667 View Post
    The pickup will be rubbish.

    If you really want an electro-acoustic better to spend the price of this and a bit more to get a nice pickup.
    True about the pickup. But sometimes these inexpensive instruments are surprising from review videos I have seen.
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    Guitars
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Mandolins
    Rogue RM100A and 111
    4/4 Violin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripock View Post
    That was my experience. I don't have children that I acknowledge and a woman that doesn't sabotage my desires, so I bought a 100 watt amp, fuzz pedal, cry baby, flanger, etc. (you get the picture). When I played around with a cheap electro-acoustic, it was okay--enough to be interesting, but nothing to write home about. But when I got something with a real pickup, it was a totally different realm. That's why I mentioned above holding out for something better. But we all go our own way.
    What kind of strings did you use? I'm sure there will be a big difference between the uke in question and the Flight.
    My Ukes .... so far
    Hadean Acoustic Electric Bass Ukulele UKB-20 FH
    Hadean Bass Uke UKB-200 FH Ukulele with Steel Strings
    Caramel Baritone
    Deviser Concert/Tenor
    Vanphy Tenor Electric/Accoustic
    Vorson K Style Solid Body Electric Tenor
    All the rest
    Guitars
    95 Fender AG 15 N
    Squire (w/gold letters)
    RW Jameson Electric/Acoustic Nice $100!
    03 Ibanez AK 95
    Rogue 090 12 String
    Mandolins
    Rogue RM100A and 111
    4/4 Violin

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