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    Quote Originally Posted by leftovermagic84 View Post
    will do, but whats a uke-u-plug-and-play thing?
    Oops, I meant the amp-u-plug-n-play. http://www.ampuplugnplay.com/ I've heard good things about it on these boards. Cheap and simple, lets you play clear or fuzzed out.
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    Any updates available for this thread. I am seriously contemplating this uke and want to see what your thoughts all are. I really wanted a Tenor for my fat fingers but can't beat the price for a concert. Hmmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigploch View Post
    Any updates available for this thread. I am seriously contemplating this uke and want to see what your thoughts all are. I really wanted a Tenor for my fat fingers but can't beat the price for a concert. Hmmmm....
    it should be here friday afternoon. if all goes well i'll try to post up friday evening or saturday morning, but from my acoustic concerts and tenors, I can tell you the difference in size in the fretboard isn't really all that much.
    Last edited by leftovermagic84; 02-25-2010 at 03:14 PM.

    Fluke concert | Honu traditional tenor (TR-KRGT) | Kala KA-Watermelon | Lanikai spruce top 6 string (O-6) | Mainland mahogany concert-slotted headstock (CMM-CGH) | Stagg electric-gibson style (EUK L-SB)

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    it's great to see that some of you have jumped in on this uke... Hope you will like them too and let us all know your opinions... I'm so excited for you guys...

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    Ok so first a big thanks to sgporc for the great review. It's the reason I went with this uke, and I'm happy I did. Overall if I had to be super picky:
    • I'd say the tuners aren't the greatest, but don't appear to be slipping, they're just not super smooth.
    • Also, I prefer the knobs on the eleuke to the slides on the stagg, just because it's harder to adjust the slides while playing.
    • The fretboard also came a little dry, but a little oil made it shiny and fixed it right up.

    These aren't big problems, just me being hyper-critical. Overall, though, for a $100 uke coming from a store that doesn't do a proper setup like MGM, These are very manageable issues.

    The factory action is great for me. It's not too high, and not too low. I think action is like skirts, the theory of lower is better isn't always true, because sooner or later things just get trashy.

    The intonation seems pretty good. Strings are still stretching, but so far it seems just fine. Plugged in, the uke sounds super clean and responsive. I'm already a huge fan.

    Now as for the questions that arose.
    The headphones and mp3 plugs in the back: aren't really a problem for me. They sit in the lower outer corner of the uke, near the plug, and I find that with a strap on that part of the uke is actually in between my torso and my arm, so no problem there. If you wanted to use it without a strap and were pinching it to your chest, you might have an issue though.

    As far as the fretboard size, well, here's more pics. I have a kala soprano, the stagg concert, and a honu tenor lined up at the nut. You be the judge

    and just the fretboards lined up next to each other for a better view


    anyways, I hope this helps, thanks again to sgporc for the great review, as well as UU for being my favorite website. I'm very impressed with the stagg, if you're on the fence, go for it.

    P.S.
    Here's a couple of pics, because its shiny and pretty.


    Fluke concert | Honu traditional tenor (TR-KRGT) | Kala KA-Watermelon | Lanikai spruce top 6 string (O-6) | Mainland mahogany concert-slotted headstock (CMM-CGH) | Stagg electric-gibson style (EUK L-SB)

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    I agree with everything leftovermagic84 said.
    factory action is perfect for me
    the tuners look and function great but don't feel too smooth while tuning.

    Most of you don't like the idea of the headphone/mp3 jacks being on the back. I don't think this was a bad design move, but more of a money saving move.
    The factory does not have to drill seperate, yet clean holes for each jack........they also don't have to wire them through the holes...
    This is fine with me because it's reflected in the price....I paid $122 shipped.


    here is a photo with a regular and L shape jack plugged in
    I don't even notice it if I have the L jack in.

    Another great thing is that I can plug straight into my computer speakers.
    not only that, but you can plug it into your computer as a microphone and record

    http://www.aptuner.com/cgi-bin/aptuner/apmain.html
    if you download this free tuner, you can plug it straight into your computer as a microphone and tune it
    this tuner is more accurate than most clip on tuners

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    Looks great. Got my budget approved today. Probably place the order in a week or two. Any vids of this instrument out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mokai View Post
    I don't think this was a bad design move, but more of a money saving move.
    The factory does not have to drill seperate, yet clean holes for each jack........they also don't have to wire them through the holes...
    This is fine with me because it's reflected in the price....I paid $122 shipped.
    The L jack is a great solution, and good point about saving costs on the drilling. Glad to hear it is a good instrument.
    -Josh
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    Ukes: Mainland concert mahogany w/slotted headstock and Mi-Si; Fluke tenor (mango); Kamaka vintage Gold Label pineapple (restored); Applause UAE20 Acoustic-Electric Deluxe Mini Ukulele, Adamas Red
    Guitars: 1991 Fender Strat Ultra (sunburst), Ibanez acoustic, Yamaha classical 3/4

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    I love this Uke, tried one out in my local guitar shop
    Looks like a sunburst stagg will be my next ukulele...

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    An when the economy improves and you want to upgrade? Try one of thse:


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