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Thread: Eleuke is Developing a Steel String Ukulele...What do you think?

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    Are you developing a LAP STEEL one also, my son wants one

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    I've been building short scale electric instruments for some time and just started building solid body ukes. They really create a new avenue for musicians. Obviously, you can sound like a guitar player without having to learn to play guitar but there are also a lot of of other benefits. There are a number of midi setups that can be installed so that you can record your music then convert the midi to to tab using programs like TABLEDIT or sound like another instrument. I had a customer who used his to do a full band arrangement that included a brass section. There are also a lot of options with effects pedals and such.

    Personally, I'm glad to see an entry level solid body because it creates more awareness for that type of instrument as well as I can be the next upgrade level. It wont be long before people will be asking for 5 and 6 string electrics.

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    As a person who plays both guitar and uke, I have to say that the nylon strings are part of what makes my approach to uke different from guitar - so a steel-string electric uke is probably not for me. At the same time I think it's a cool innovation and I can see where some folks will probably dig it, so more power to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    making everything sound so rainbow sunshine lollypops.
    haha, nicely put!^^

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    I have to say that the nylon strings are part of what makes my approach to uke different from guitar
    I do see your angle on it, and agree. The uke has a strong sense of identity through its nylon strings and that unique sweet sound.


    But then again, in another way, classical guitars are nylon strings too anyway, so it also makes sense that an Electric uke is steel string.

    I see the steel string electric uke as the "true" electric uke.
    Because the widespread identity of an "electric" string instrument comes from the steel strings and magnetic pickups.

    A nylon-string electric uke is still really an "acoustic-electric" without a resonating body to me. The piezo pickups are what are used primarily to amplify and imitate acoustics.
    While it does make a good sound through amps and effects, I think it limits the versatility of the ukulele as an electric instrument. I felt this a lot having gotten myself a steel-string electric uke fairly recently.

    Don't get me wrong though - I love the uke as an acoustic instrument in its original form.
    I have a new Flea on order from MGM that I am greatly looking forward to. But perhaps in the "electric" department, we can afford to promote steel strings a bit more than we already do for its advantages in electric amplification
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    *bump*

    Are these strings going to be available soon? Or are they already?
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    Are these strings going to be available soon? Or are they already?
    We should be getting prototypes soon-ish... but we're expecting to reveal them at summer NAMM in June. Right now, they're still in development.
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    i did string my cheap uke with steel strings i used the top three from a set of 9's and then used the top E again for the bottom g string . it sounded quite good actualy . had a nice ring to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by eleukeusa View Post
    So we're chilaxing here at Eleuke and talking about our steel string...
    Hmmm. Could be very interesting. Be REALLY keen on a resonator uke/steel strings for some slide playing. But even a basic electric/steel/soli body could be a fun instrument and would be okay for slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevWill View Post
    ...the nylon strings are part of what makes my approach to uke different from guitar...
    Well, there are nylon-stringed guitars, too, and both tenor (4-string) and short-scale/nylon guitars that are remarkably uke-like. I don;t think there's that much difference - more in tonal results and the enchanced slide playing ability with metal. Steel gives a much fuller sound when electrified and opens all sorts of tone doors.
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