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Thread: For the uke purists..... The Bongolele, by Ohana!!!!!

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    Just a uke body. Ohana's answer to Kala's Kalimba? At least Ohana didn't leave the heel and neck "stub."

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    I think it looks cool. I find the uke purist thing to be silly; one of my biggest frustration with uke groups is how some of them are so rigid. The UBass was a brilliant idea, and since groups are willing to allow the UBass, it improves the sound and the experience immensely. If a drum shaped like a uke will lead to some kind of drum being allowed, that's great.

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    I like it and I want one. And a uke shaped harmonica. And a uke shaped hat. And a uke shaped shoes. And a uke shaped boat. And a uke shaped house... and...

    Seriously though, I do want one. And a...

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    I think it is a cool percussion instrument and is easily carried in a ukulele bag/case.
    Using my double bag I can carry a drum and uke.
    Keep Strummin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilUSAFRet View Post
    Just a uke body. Ohana's answer to Kala's Kalimba? At least Ohana didn't leave the heel and neck "stub."
    i'd rather just get a cajon if i was going to get this sort of thing it def doesn't appeal to me instruments shaped like other instruments
    just doesn't appeal to me. I guess its another way for them to cash in from percussionists and people who like novelties just like the sopranino
    and pocket ukes (which do appeal to me).
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    I don't see why it's silly, and it's almost a Uke. Is a banjo a Uke? Is a 5 string a Uke?--a 6 string?--an 8 string? Anyway, does it play like Bongos? Or does it make a lot of different sounds? I'm interested.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
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    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    I don't see why it's silly, and it's almost a Uke. Is a banjo a Uke? Is a 5 string a Uke?--a 6 string?--an 8 string? Anyway, does it play like Bongos? Or does it make a lot of different sounds? I'm interested.
    its not a uke it has no neck and its a percussive instrument not a stringed one.
    I think its silly and fun, its a cool idea it just does not appeal to me.
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
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    I hear that Yamaha is coming out with a ukuba -- a ukulele shaped liked a tuba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveY View Post
    I hear that Yamaha is coming out with a ukuba -- a ukulele shaped liked a tuba.
    what about the trumpele the ukulele trumpet or -U-trump i think kala i s working on it now.
    or the U-zoo the ukulele shaped kazoo!
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

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    Well, I see where it only costs $65, and there's gonna be another one for $45. Pretty cheap, so every one will be able to afford one. Some with a cheap one, and some with a better, nicer looking, more expensive one.
    Has anyone ever seen someone in a group tapping the beat on his Uke? I have and more than once.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBE - Finger style
    Gold Tone “Mini” Travel banjo - Steel GCEA - Noodling
    Luna “Peace” concert - CGBD Plectrum music

    Kala tenor eight string - gGcCEEAA Strum

    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA - Wall hanger
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Wall hanger
    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano - Wall hanger
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - Bookshelf

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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