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    Default Torn between 2 Ukes and Eddie Vedder

    Hi, i know you guys answer these types of Q's all the time but i would really appriciate it if you answer one more. im really eager to learn the ukulele and have come down to either an Oscar Shmidt OU5 (concert size) or perhaps a Kala Mahogony Tenor. the Kala i would have to order online and would prolly cost more.

    However my real concern is that i know what i want to play but i dont know what the best tool for the job is. i really admire the uke songs that Eddie Vedder plays and those are most likely the songs i would try to learn first but i dont know what type of uke that requires to get that sound. i also want to learn some of my favorite songs and do uke covers of them. i dont have much background in any instument so transfering knowledge from for example a guitar is not an issue..please help i live in canada and its gettin cold fast i need to get a uke to stay warm.

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    hey man!

    stuck on two different ukes yeah? haha buy em BOTH! ahha jk jk well maybe not

    but yeah check it out.!
    Generally with the tenor you get more fuller sound compared to a concert.
    the kala mahogany tenor is a nice sounding ukulele! check it out on youtube. and mgm (musicguymike) from ebay sells a lot of mahogany tenor ukuleles for really great prices. includes case and etc.!

    oh and one more thing look for solid mahogany. some are laminate on mgm's ebay store he sells a couple solid ones for under 200 i believe.

    here is a pono mahogany tenor: nice sounding. 300$
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pono-PTO-tenor-u...d=p3286.c0.m14

    here is the kala solid mahogany:219$
    http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-ALL-SOLID-M...d=p3286.c0.m14

    hope this helped yah

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    Default Thanks Brah!!!

    thanks for the quick reply, the solid mahogany does sound like the way to go but it is definetly more expensive (being broke sucks), does this mean the Oscar Shmidt ou5 concert uke is no good?

    can someone tell me what kind of Uke is being played here in these clips or if they are different what each of them are, i dont think my ear is as good as a lot of the people on UU ahahah.

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WJfQf3exQ

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=akHA60kZB1M

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=h3iMHiTLKfU

    these are some of the songs i want to learn and as you can prolly see from above dont have much cash so i want to be sure whatever i spend the money on can get the job done. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoUKER View Post
    thanks for the quick reply, the solid mahogany does sound like the way to go but it is definetly more expensive (being broke sucks), does this mean the Oscar Shmidt ou5 concert uke is no good?

    can someone tell me what kind of Uke is being played here in these clips or if they are different what each of them are, i dont think my ear is as good as a lot of the people on UU ahahah.

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WJfQf3exQ

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=akHA60kZB1M

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=h3iMHiTLKfU

    these are some of the songs i want to learn and as you can prolly see from above dont have much cash so i want to be sure whatever i spend the money on can get the job done. Thanks.

    You mentioned Eddie Vedder and I immediately thought of the Tululele I purchased a couple weeks ago.

    Eddie Vedder plays a custom Tenor Tululele from Earnest instruments
    http://earnestinstruments.com/tululele.html

    Heres a vid of him playing on one.
    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=cg5kmQ-cals

    as far as purchasing one your choices are pretty good. I have a O/S OU2 that I got as a gift it actually gave me a start. Have you looked at your local music stores yet? Most definitely toronto will have more variety than Winnipeg!! I'm currently selling the OU2 locally but if your interested PM.
    Samantha

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    If your moneys tight and you want to start off playin a Tenor the Kala KA-T, sure it's not a solid wood but Slap a set of D'Addario j-71 strings on it and it sounds good even the guy at my uke store and my Instructor thinks so.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Kala-K...742.m153.l1262

    and with MGM's deal you get a nice case too.
    Last edited by freedive135; 10-16-2008 at 07:37 PM.
    Ukulele, the most fun I've had being bad at something!!!

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    honestly just go with the solid mahogany tenor kala!
    the link above me if for a laminate its 139.
    the link i sent you is solid mahogany tenor for 219. thats not to much of a difference the sound difference is very noticeable.

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    thanks for the feedback, i really do want the solid mahogany kala. i live in toronto canada and 219+50 for shipping, puts it just under 300, thats quite a big difference from going to a close store and paying 120 for the o/s ou5 concert. since this is my first uke tho and all i hear is good things about the Kala i might just go for it.

    especially because i think the tenor is the sound im looking for, can someone verify if im right, is this the sound of a tenor? http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=z6WJfQ...eature=related

    it may be tuned differently in the clip.

    this is an amazing forum by the way, i would be soo lost without the help!

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    I personally would go with the Kala tenor. There hasn't been too many positive reviews on the OS ukes. I've played a couple and have not been impressed. If you are looking for a fuller sound, consider stringing with a low G.
    "Fish Prints With Aloha"http://www.takeogyotaku.com
    Low G or High G? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWC4VFON998
    Moore Bettah Tenor Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkOapP6FzM
    Savarez Alliance string review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzcyJmnetvg

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    Torn between 2 Ukes and Eddie Vedder
    I'd take Eddie Vedder. He's dreamy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deach View Post
    I'd take Eddie Vedder. He's dreamy!

    Haha! Thanks for the morning laughter. Dreamy huh, ha ha ha!
    "Fish Prints With Aloha"http://www.takeogyotaku.com
    Low G or High G? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWC4VFON998
    Moore Bettah Tenor Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkOapP6FzM
    Savarez Alliance string review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzcyJmnetvg

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