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Thread: im thinking of buying an eleuke. what do you think?

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    Exclamation im thinking of buying an eleuke. what do you think?

    im looking to get the EleUke Soprano SC-100 PHP/R - Rosewood

    http://www.theukuleleshop.co.uk/acatalog/EleUke.html

    but amnot too sue whether to or not.

    has anyone have any experience with one

    or know anything about them?

    or even just an oppinion

    anything that could halp me decide

    (:

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    i love mine (well I have the concert scale, but I think the only different may be the neck length). i use it all the time. I pair it with a Line 6 "Spider III" 15 watt amp and get all sorts of funky sounds out of it.

    it takes a bit of getting used to. I don't really like the fretboard. It kinda seems like scrap wood just kinda thrown into the mix. It's kinda grainy looking. But that doesn't stop me at all, and it sounds good. The intonation is good too. All in all, I like it a lot.

    Now, if only I could learn Bow Chicka Wow Wow on it, I'd be golden...tutorial anyone???

    I'm not sure where you are located, but I got mine from MusicGuyMic on ebay. He posts frequently on here.
    Last edited by hotnanas; 07-16-2008 at 08:10 AM.
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    im in england

    i was plannin on buying it from theukuleleshop.co.uk, but i havent really shopped round. ive read upon some reviews, and they all pretty much agree with what you said

    thanks for the advice

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    You can hear Risa's Rigk Sauer play an eleuke in his youtube instructional video for playing the blues:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FPL5cYMGM

    I've never played or even seen one in the flesh, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoMa View Post
    You can hear Risa's Rigk Sauer play an eleuke in his youtube instructional video for playing the blues:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FPL5cYMGM

    I've never played or even seen one in the flesh, though.
    That's a Risa electric ukulele. I think a lot people call any electric ukulele an "eleuke". A true eleuke is made by Bugsgear.

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    Whoops, you're totally right, deach!

    I was mixing up an eleuke with a Risa Uke-Ellie...

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    I have a TC-100 MHP and I love it.

    It sounds nice amped, it plays well, it looks cool hanging on the wall... And I cannot overstate the sheer awesomeness of how nice it is to have a uke that is so quiet when it's unplugged. It's nearly inaudible with stock GHS's, and while it's louder with Aquilas, it's still not loud enough to be heard in the next room.

    I play this uke probably the most of my ukes largely because I can play it at two a.m. without bothering my roommates or neighbors.

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    my bugsgear:


    here's my risa too:


    I think i like my Eleuke better than the ukestick for playing music. I love the Risa for driving around, travelling, and playing at work.
    Cliff Rock - I have a severe ukulele learning disability

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    ive just bought it now (:

    should be here in 5-8 days

    cant wait for itt to comee (:

    cheers for the advice!

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    Enjoy it. They're quite good and well made, with good intonation. They sound like an amplified nylon string guitar, but that's okay. Mine had a headphone jack which really pleased my wife. I have since traded it or an Applause.... but it wasn't a bad little uke.
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