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Thread: So I Bought a Mitchell Concert or "Hello"

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    i love my mitchell mu-70 (actually preferred the tone out of it than the mu-100). I have had no problems with it at all. The intonation is great (according to my Korg tuner). The sound is sweet. I would say if you are happy with yours, then don't let anyone change your idea of happy?
    Cliff Rock - I have a severe ukulele learning disability

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKISOCIETY View Post
    Will you stop with your falling nut already!??
    LOL sorry. I only bring it up when it's relevant! When your nuts fall you'll talk about it too! J/k man, lol!

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    It's your first Uke.... the next one will sound better and play better and so will the next one and the one after that.....or so you hope!!!!

    As far as being Loud it's a Ukulele, they normaly are not loud but some of them are louder than others due to internal bracing and wood type.
    Ukulele, the most fun I've had being bad at something!!!

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    Buying something before reading other customer reviews is only a mistake if you don't like it yourself. If you're happy with it, then you've made a smart purchase and you shouldn't have any regrets! There are plenty of satisfied players who have instruments with less than stellar reputations. I have a 1985 Fender Telecaster (from Fender's dark ages, where quality control was notoriously bad), and I wouldn't trade it for anything else even though it's near worthless. Enjoy your uke, and only get rid of it if you honestly think it sucks.

    I'm not sure if some Guitar Center salespeople are genuinely ignorant of what they sell, or if they BS you on purpose about solid wood. But the shopping experience there can range from friendly and helpful to careless and indifferent to clueless but well-meaning to complete deception depending on who you talk to. D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by haole View Post
    There are plenty of satisfied players who have instruments with less than stellar reputations. I have a 1985 Fender Telecaster (from Fender's dark ages, where quality control was notoriously bad), and I wouldn't trade it for anything else even though it's near worthless.
    haole, I'm with you. I have a mexican $275 tele that I play with my band gig. I also own a $1200 50th anniversary strat. But I have to say the tele sounds and plays better than my strat! No joke, I'd use the strat if I could, but tone don't lie...e.lo...
    Dude...it's a ukulele! www.dudeitsaukulele.com

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    My Mitchell has been good to me too! I really didn't know anything about ukes, and was excited that any store by me even carried them! Like IrvingJohn, I bought the cheapo one and had fun the whole time. But then it happened...

    I got a Lanikai tenor, and just fell in love with the rich sound. But I think it was simply the lower pitches - but now I sometimes use my Mitchell to do a higher melody (seen here) or a chordal harmony (seen here) over the tenor. THEY'RE GREAT FRIENDS, and there's always room for more!

    But I'll agree with what everyone else is saying: if ya like it - keep it! Then punch the salesman in the junk for lying about the wood

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    On the one hand, it's the principle of the matter. They lied, so you should take it back. It's true that there are solid wood ukes for the same or just a little bit more.

    But then again, if you like it, then don't worry about those uke snobs who say you shouldn't.

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    Wow! Thanks for all the responses!

    See, that's how I was when I bought my Ibanez--I had a decent idea of what I wanted, went to Guitar Center, played through most of the instruments within or close to my budget in the acoustic room, found something that I loved, and bought it.

    ...but I didn't really get much of a choice with the Mitchell.

    Even though I actually do like the Mitchell quite a bit, I may go ahead and try to return it to get this Kala Mahogany Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele. I'd really rather a tenor, and Guitar Center didn't have any (or rather, I THINK I'd rather a tenor, I've never seen one in person).

    ...whatever I do, I'll let you all know.
    Last edited by afeatheredhat; 01-14-2009 at 02:34 PM.

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    A question if to topic starter, lisaxy, or anyone with a Mitchell:
    Does you Mitchell have really terrible intonation? I'd tune mine to perfect GCEA, and 1st fret nots were almost a quarter step off tune. It was wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Link View Post
    A question if to topic starter, lisaxy, or anyone with a Mitchell:
    Does you Mitchell have really terrible intonation? I'd tune mine to perfect GCEA, and 1st fret nots were almost a quarter step off tune. It was wild.
    No no no, as far as my Korg tuner can tell me its got perfect intonation all the way up the fretboard.

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