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    Default New POS day!

    Those of you who follow my exploits in eager anticipation of the latest installment (and please stop stalking me if you do) will recall that a record store opened up down the street from my office.

    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...hp?73631-Lo-fi

    Yeah, a RECORD store, that sells RECORDS. Like the black round discs that contain less than 30 minutes of playing time per side.

    Anyway, the place had some ukes for sale. So I brought in some old vinyl that was gathering dust for more than a decade, and traded for this:
    Mahalo POS-sb.jpg

    A Mahalo model sunburst-POS (well, actually a UTL-30SB).

    So, basically for free (LPs no longer having value to me), I have a uke to fiddle with at the office and I don't have to care what abuse it suffers. The action is actually not horrible at the nut but almost a centimeter above the fretboard on the other end, so I will lower the saddle when I get a chance.

    The sound is a lot like the sound a cheap uke makes. But the price was right

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    Alright. Just don't Uke yourself out of a job.
    •Bonanza Black Walnut Oreo #291
    •Framus 6197 Tenor
    •Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo Ukulele
    •Hadean UKB22 UBass Zebrawood
    •Ibanez Uew10qm Ew Concert
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    •Kala KA-SSTU-T Travel Tenor
    •Kay Soprano (Plastic Fretboard 1950s)
    •Koalana Soprano (first gen.)
    •Lanakai LB6-S Soprano Banjolele
    •Lanakai LQA-C Concert
    •Lanakai LU21T Tenor
    •Luna Tattoo Electric Concert
    •Outdoor Ukulele Black #35
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    •Zeynel Abidin Cumbus Ukulele

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    That uke is much more practical than the vinyl records; when you're done playing it, you can use it for a bedpan. lol

    It's much like when we take the crappiest, most unsafe old clunker and make our new teenager driver use it....we take a POS uke, put it at work, and that's where everyone is going to say, "Okay, Pootsie, let's get some of this great ukulele playing you're always speaking of..."
    Last edited by coolkayaker1; 12-10-2012 at 10:33 AM.

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    Got the exact same thing at the office! Lowered the saddle, changed the strings... not too bad. That and Chordie.com keep me occupied some times when maybe I shouldn't be. Don't tell.
    Kala KA-ACP-CTG. Had the tenor version. Decided tenor's not for me. Got the concert.
    Mainland Classic Concert Solid mahogany, no bling, beautiful.
    Bonanza Concert Oreo Slimline black walnut and cherry CNC marvel.
    Ohana SK-39 Great little Martin wannabe.
    Mahalo Smiley Face. Cute little bugger and Jake signed it!
    Kala KA-15S. Good starter.

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    I do have plans on new strings and taking down the saddle.

    I just noticed it's a compensated saddle--though I don't think it helps an awful lot. I will test and see where the intonation is when I've taken it down.

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    Whoops, to use politspeak I "misspoke".. I've got the Les Paul version. Essentially the same thing though.
    Kala KA-ACP-CTG. Had the tenor version. Decided tenor's not for me. Got the concert.
    Mainland Classic Concert Solid mahogany, no bling, beautiful.
    Bonanza Concert Oreo Slimline black walnut and cherry CNC marvel.
    Ohana SK-39 Great little Martin wannabe.
    Mahalo Smiley Face. Cute little bugger and Jake signed it!
    Kala KA-15S. Good starter.

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    They had the les paul and this one, the telecaster, and a bunch of Diamondhead brand colored ukes that looked just like Mahalos.

    This one seemed like the most fun to me.

    Funny thing is, the trade value he offered me on the records was *just enough* to cover the retail price. It's like god wanted me to have a cheap uke at the office.

    He also sniffed at the cover of my copy of Peter Tosh's "Legalize It." I bought that record used so I can honestly claim that any residue left there could possibly be from the previous owner. Dark side of the Moon, too, I bought that used also.

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    Well, at least it has Aquila strings. Who knew?
    http://www.mahalo-ukulele.com/Index....s/detail/id/57

    The fretboard is rosewood but unfinished. It has a dull dry look. What can I use to give it a little something?

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    The stock aquilas are no good though.
    Try a fresh set of Aquilas and hear the difference.

    My old Mahalo Les paul really sang with Concert Aquilas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pootsie View Post
    Well, at least it has Aquila strings. Who knew?
    http://www.mahalo-ukulele.com/Index....s/detail/id/57

    The fretboard is rosewood but unfinished. It has a dull dry look. What can I use to give it a little something?
    Try a little fretboard butter...
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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