View Poll Results: Which Martin do you prefer?

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  • Sound test # 1

    5 13.89%
  • Sound test # 2

    8 22.22%
  • Sound test # 3

    6 16.67%
  • Sound test # 4

    5 13.89%
  • Sound test # 5

    12 33.33%
  • Sound test # 6

    0 0%
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Thread: Name that martin!

  1. #1
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    Default Name that martin!

    Okay Martin fans, time to have some fun.

    Which Martin do you prefer? Complete the poll, then see if you can guess 1 to 6 which is which.

    SIX STRUM TESTS

    I recently bought some new Martin ukes:

    Martin S-1 (Mexico)
    Martin 2 (USA--New Build)
    Vintage 30s-50s Style 1M
    Vintage 1948 Style 0

    BUT...

    I did SIX TESTS. Tricky, huh?

    That means--duplicates. Can you tell which is which?

    NOTE: It's supposed to be a BLIND TEST. I was asked for fun to make it a test where you have to guess. So I'll reveal the secret later!

    https://soundcloud.com/pdxuke/name-that-martin

    1. LISTEN
    2. VOTE FOR FAVORITE
    3. Come back and make a post guessing which is which.
    Last edited by pdxuke; 01-05-2013 at 05:12 PM. Reason: explain, Lucy
    My Soprano Empire:
    VINTAGE MARTINS: c.'48 Martin 0
    OTHER VINTAGE: c30s Blue Favilla, c50 TV Pal, 30s Redhead
    MODERN MARTINS: OXK; 2012 2M
    KAMAKA: 2010 Pineapple (RIP MGM)

    My Baritone Empire:
    '12 Kala KA-B, '69 Silvertone, c.'53-57 Favilla, c.'63 Martin, '11 Kamaka

    STRUMTESTS//ADD to The STRING DATABASE and UKE CASE DATABASE // Take the NAME THAT MARTIN test.

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    How do I know which is which?

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    That's the point. I was asked to do a test where you have to guess. So first, see which uke you prefer by sound. Blind guess. Then match up from the list above.
    My Soprano Empire:
    VINTAGE MARTINS: c.'48 Martin 0
    OTHER VINTAGE: c30s Blue Favilla, c50 TV Pal, 30s Redhead
    MODERN MARTINS: OXK; 2012 2M
    KAMAKA: 2010 Pineapple (RIP MGM)

    My Baritone Empire:
    '12 Kala KA-B, '69 Silvertone, c.'53-57 Favilla, c.'63 Martin, '11 Kamaka

    STRUMTESTS//ADD to The STRING DATABASE and UKE CASE DATABASE // Take the NAME THAT MARTIN test.

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    I want no 4.....i hoped its made in mexico.

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    This is epic!!!

    I've already listened to them all once, but want to sleep on it. I'll listen again tomorrow, clicking between samples, when I have a fresh "thinking cap" on. After the vote of personal preference, I'll try my darndest to get the six right...I'd probably select the new 2M as the prize if I win, even though I have one. Man, this contest is fab; very generous of you, pdx! Okay, let me sleep on it for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    This is epic!!!

    I've already listened to them all once, but want to sleep on it. I'll listen again tomorrow, clicking between samples, when I have a fresh "thinking cap" on. After the vote of personal preference, I'll try my darndest to get the six right...I'd probably select the new 2M as the prize if I win, even though I have one. Man, this contest is fab; very generous of you, pdx! Okay, let me sleep on it for now.
    Oh, I GET IT NOW! Suggest that I have this poll, then bait and switch it into a contest (hahaha.) Please don't confuse the other children into thinking this is a contest.

    But Ok: here's the deal, made only to YOU, Steve: If you can correctly ID all 6 samples, I'll send you a pack of Martin 600 strings. :-)
    My Soprano Empire:
    VINTAGE MARTINS: c.'48 Martin 0
    OTHER VINTAGE: c30s Blue Favilla, c50 TV Pal, 30s Redhead
    MODERN MARTINS: OXK; 2012 2M
    KAMAKA: 2010 Pineapple (RIP MGM)

    My Baritone Empire:
    '12 Kala KA-B, '69 Silvertone, c.'53-57 Favilla, c.'63 Martin, '11 Kamaka

    STRUMTESTS//ADD to The STRING DATABASE and UKE CASE DATABASE // Take the NAME THAT MARTIN test.

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    lol, funny, Thom. I'm just joshing. Everybody, I'm just joshin' on the contest! You needn't send me strings. Why?> There's no way in Sam Heck that I'm going to get them right.

    No, my friend PDX is not running a contest, but what I still think is epic! Thanks for recording those. Man. I might even have to put on headphones when I click between them tomorrow (and please, for the love of God and all small animals, don't tell us that all six are the same, as pauldecember suggested in the last thread...lol. That'd be downright cruel).

    You da man, this will be revealing. And, you are a wicked good player, too. Very very strong. Nice.

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    I liked 5 the best and there is no way I can tell what is what as I don't own or haven't played enough Martin sopranos...I'm too lazy to go back to your original thread to figure out what is what.

  9. #9
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    as a uke beginner, just guessing
    #1 is S1, #2 is SO, #3 is 1M, #4 is M2, and #5 is M2 as well, and #6 is 1M again! hehe, just guess!

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    I'm guessing that number 5 is the S1 don't know about the others

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