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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    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.
    thats what im saying you coud turn off a baritone uke an tap on it and get a nice resonate sound ive seen it done
    and sounds good than you can flip it over and play something than flip it back and tap on it and do fancy tricks
    i dont know...
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    Does anybody know if it has an internal baffle - basically making a dual wooden bongo with different tones depending on which bout you tap?

    My Meinl bongo sounds great but doesn't look as nice. LOL

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    I don't really know why people make such a big deal about hybrid instruments or gimmick instruments. The more instruments the better I say, more ways of expressing music, in whatever ways someone sees fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    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.

    Gee, why don't you just tell us how you really feel about it?

    What the hell, I like it! I think it's cute.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldePhart View Post
    Does anybody know if it has an internal baffle - basically making a dual wooden bongo with different tones depending on which bout you tap?-John
    It has a separator and depending on where and how you tap it, you get a variety of sounds. I really like it and I'm sorry I didn't buy the rosewood one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    It has a separator and depending on where and how you tap it, you get a variety of sounds. I really like it and I'm sorry I didn't buy the rosewood one.
    That's it, I'm sold... where can I get one? Are they only available in the US?

    Great, now I have BAS, thanks guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I was at the U-Space/Japanese Cultural Center Expo in downtown Los Angeles today and Brad of U-Space/Anacapa showed and played it. Sounds like a mixture of a bongo and small African drum, really nice. I played it at the Ohana booth, very nice. They were selling the solid rosewood body there for $65 and bringing out a laminate mahogany for $45. (By the way, we did not break the record of 2,134 simultaneous uke players, we had just over 1,000. I think it was due to short and limited PR campaign, next year should be much better.)
    Cool. I would like to have a cajone, but this shape would allow you to hold the drum between your knees and play, instead of hunching over the instrument as you sit on it (cajone). Now, that would be great, as long as holding it doesn't cause leg strain... Did you just hold it and play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SailingUke View Post
    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.
    Great idea.
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    If anyone has a link where to purchase, please share it... They look cool and I really like the "toting it around in a uke case" idea. I have a spare bag sitting around at the moment, it needs something in it. A bongolele would be perfect.

    I agree that different sounds and different timbres adds a lot to a group. It takes a village...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukejenny View Post
    If anyone has a link where to purchase, please share it...
    +1

    I suppose the solid one needs humidification? I would order one in a second if I knew where!
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