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    Default New uke needed :)

    Hi everyone,

    I have about 100 euro to spend im looking for a Soprano/concert ukulele.
    I have a 20 euro uke at the minute but its done its job but has lost its life. I have played with my friends Ashton Concert if thats any help

    If anybody has any suggestions it would be much appreciated

    Regards,
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterC View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I have about 100 euro to spend im looking for a Soprano/concert ukulele.
    I have a 20 euro uke at the minute but its done its job but has lost its life. I have played with my friends Ashton Concert if thats any help

    If anybody has any suggestions it would be much appreciated

    Regards,
    Peter
    If you already play guitar then go straight to tenor.

    I picked up a nice Aria ACU-250 mahogany concert some while ago. They're about 70 now. Nice mellow mahogany tone.
    Needed better strings, I used Nylgut. Needed the saddle lowered a little (they are always deliberately high).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefrs View Post
    If you already play guitar then go straight to tenor.

    I picked up a nice Aria ACU-250 mahogany concert some while ago. They're about 70 now. Nice mellow mahogany tone.
    Needed better strings, I used Nylgut. Needed the saddle lowered a little (they are always deliberately high).
    I play a bit of guitar like i know the open chords but im not very good :L

    I want a concert/Soprano. Id also prefer not to have to adjust anything i did for my friend and it didn't work too well
    Thanks for the reply,
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterC View Post
    I play a bit of guitar like i know the open chords but im not very good :L

    I want a concert/Soprano. Id also prefer not to have to adjust anything i did for my friend and it didn't work too well
    Thanks for the reply,
    Peter
    The nut and saddle are always too high because the maker does not know how low you want the action, you can only file material out.
    So unless you purchase from a shop that can and will set up the instrument to your specifications, you are stuck with one that needs setting up.

    The intonation can be a bit off even on the most expensive, so always try before you buy. I can hear when notes are out relative to one another, check with good clip-on tuner.
    The idea of 'intonation' is that it is set up to plays all keys in tune all the way up the neck, not just at 12th fret. In fact it is better that a 'ukulele be set up to play in tune over frets 0 to 10 rather than just up at 12th. It is best that it can play open chords in tune, which it won't do if the nut is too high.
    But one slice too many with the nut file will cause fret buzz, you must know when to stop cutting. This comes with practice and some skill.
    Last edited by jefrs; 05-01-2013 at 09:02 AM.

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