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Thread: Somebody stop me; UAS is banging hard at the door.

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    Default Somebody stop me; UAS is banging hard at the door.

    I just saw this electric steel string uke Tele look-a-like (I have a Telescaster guitar), but having gone through the long effort of buying that Alida steel string arch-top, then finding that when I received it, I really wasn't going to play steel very often, if at all, I'm fighting myself about this one for the same reason.

    The price is certainly right, $140 US all in, but I haven't seen any reviews of it, other than the sales description on zZounds.com;

    "Vorson Electric Ukuleles are the coolest instruments that we have seen in a long time. If you play guitar you are going to want one. If you play ukulele you will HAVE to have one. Dual single coil pickups provide excellent ukulele tone with nice variation via a 3-way toggle and tone control. The necks are very comfortable and the ukes are really easy to play because of the adjustable truss rod and bridge. Shredding on a uke? Absolutely possible. The real wood finishes are super high quality and the craftsmanship of the Vorson electric ukes is superb. All Vorson Electric Ukes come with a padded gig bag and cable."

    Then I start thinking about using much heavier strings to thicken the sound. It comes with steel 009, 011, 016, 011 and in calling zZounds, he recommended flat wound D'Addario ECG25, 012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .052, or ECG26, 013, .017, .026, .035, .045, .056 (I would get two sets to be able to have reentrant tuning or low G). That thought is pushing me closer to buying it.

    I posted in a recent thread that my way of dealing with UAS is not to have any excuses and go for it, but I guess I'm not completely convinced of that. (Please don't berate me, I know I'm nuts.)

    Last edited by kohanmike; 08-16-2014 at 07:31 PM.

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    Oh just buy the damned thing. I can practically see the "drooling" from Florida. What can you get for $140 that will give you this much fun?

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    Yeah just buy it. There was too many issues with the Aldila. I'm sure ZZSounds has a return policy.

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    We can do many things, but saving you, or anyone or ourselves for that matter! from UAS is not happening. We can, however, throw you into the fire! So jump in! It burns either way, so you might as well have a uke to shred on! I know I know. That was very helpful.

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    Mike, I hate to be an enabler, but . . .

    I'm with everyone else. I recently bought a knockoff uBass for $120. Now, it buzzes a bit, and the frets are far from smooth, and I don't trust the intonation past the 6th fret or so, but, hey, loads of fun. As long as you see this as "anything fun is a plus", go for it!

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    There's nobody around here that will stop you!
    Just Play

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    Its simple I've come to terms with the fact I'm becoming a ukulele hoarder.

    hehe Hoarders: Covered in fleas!

    I think you're on the the right track now I'm trying to find a great low G for my Risa I find I'm looking at new ukes less.
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    It shore is purty. If it's a tenor size I'm in trouble.

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    All right. I'll do it.

    Why do you need another ukulele? Why?

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    It is a tenor! OK now you've gone and done it. But I'm awaiting a Pono from HMS in a few days so I'm in a good place to resist for a few minutes. I'm going to wait on you buying it and doing a review. One question is that being steel strings and electric would it likely take less finger pressure to play than a acoustic uke??

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