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    What companies currently produce steel-string ukes? Are they acoustic or electric? I'm trying to get a tally of who makes them.

    I've seen some Jupiter electrics with them. I saw a thread that suggested Eleuke was coming out with some models, but haven't seen one yet. Any others?

    My interest in steel strings just perked up about 1,000%. I borrowed a Boss eBand JS-8 from the local music store. I has a huge library of amp sims, effects, and loops (with drums, bass and rhythm). Plus it can loop a phrase for learning, input songs from USB, iPod or flash drive, and record pieces. Tons of features in a small box that doubles as a mini-amp.

    My ukes sound great through it, but I also want to try steel - maybe open-tuned slide. Thought it might be worth looking into to see who offered them. Tenor, of course.
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    Risa make fabulous steel-string electrics. I have their new Tenor Les Paul model (with humbucking pickups!), which is definitely my favourite, primary uke.


    Soprano Electric (single coil)
    Tenor Electric (single coil)
    8-string electric

    Soprano Les Paul Electrics (humbuckers):
    Black
    Sunburst
    Mahogany

    Tenor Les Paul Electrics:
    Black
    Sunburst
    Mahogany


    I don't have a great sound sample of it yet.
    But I use it in this video after 2:00 minutes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM-bu5__RKw
    (first clean, then with some distortion)
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    Thanks. I'll check them out. I trust they have a sales outlet or distributor in North America...
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    Not likely, I ordered mine direct from ukulele.de Germany. If you make an account and login, you get 19% off, as you're exempt from European VAT tax.

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    I have an Electric Tenor Red by RISA and it's amazing. Two single lipsticks and a great sound.
    If you wanna check it out I just recorded a song on it for the Mya-Moe contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzIH58ApkI
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichadwick View Post
    My ukes sound great through it, but I also want to try steel - maybe open-tuned slide.
    Don't even know if one's available anywhere, but wouldn't a tenor reso-uke with steel strings be perfect for slide?
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    The Risas are nice enough to warrant my attention, but the price is a tad hight and shipping to Canada is a killer. I'm looking for one I can get here. Seems I need to keep looking...
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    Might be worth a trip to Elderly in Michigan.
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    Elderly sells them? Didn't know. They're a 6-8 hour drive away. Will check their store.

    I don't usually mind paying shipping from the USA - although in the past Elderly has quoted me DOUBLE the cost to ship from Michigan as MGM quoted to ship from Hawaii and others have quoted to ship from California.
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