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Too Many Guitar Threads. What About The Ukulele?

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Worth another posting (h/t rk)

Bad mother f*ckers

Where's that one where there's a 2nd player (woman?) who springs up out of nowhere? :D

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now here's something you don't see every day:

Begad! A whole new subculture is revealed. Just stick 'ukulele' in front of all your favourite guitar riffs into Youtube - Smoke on the Water, Voodoo Chile, How Soon is Now - and you can hear them all being enhanced or assaulted, in equal measure, by people playing toy guitars all over the world

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtCfjYkNNg0

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I applaud your choice of instrument! It's far sexier than the Bassoon! :blink:

Any music is good!

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OK. I'm sending that ukulele back tomorrow, can't get on with it.

the strings are buzzy and it's too quiet. I can't seem to get that bright ukulele sound i was expecting.

of course it could all be pilot error.

anyway, i'm off to a proper music shop next time, a uke specialist, and try before i buy.

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OK. I'm sending that ukulele back tomorrow, can't get on with it.

the strings are buzzy and it's too quiet. I can't seem to get that bright ukulele sound i was expecting.

of course it could all be pilot error.

anyway, i'm off to a proper music shop next time, a uke specialist, and try before i buy.

If you really were George Formby, you'd write a risque song 'Sending Back my Ukelele'.

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Can I just say that I read this thread and posted my original reply on my tablet, which displays this forum in mobile mode and hence doesn't show the thread description subtext (which I now know was "not just for cleaning windows" or somesuch) (I'm back on the tab now).

My link to Formby was not ironic- the sheer speed and funkiness with which he thrashes the hell out of his Uke at the end gives me a genuine buzz. Depending on my mood it's 50/50 which way a drunken youtube ukelele rampage will turn, Formby wins as often as Shimbukuro TBH.

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Also, 1.17 to 1.50 here:

Soloing genius. That gives me every bit as much of a kick as anything Blackmore, Rhoads, May, Slash, Satriani etc. have managed, and I say that as a true lover of electric guitar virtuosity.

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Love the ukulele but Yamaha make an instrument called the guitalele which I have. It is like a ukulele but with 6 strings and turned like a guitar (but 5 semitones higher).

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/miniguitars/gl1/

Highly recommended.

One can, of course, tune any ukele as per a guitar (albeit selecting the tuning of only 4 of the 6 strings of a guitar) which, I imagine, would make the ukelele easier for someone like me who (sort of) plays guitar.

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Okay TONA....

I'm thinking of buying...with tuner and spare strings.

Will wait for advice on exactly what to buy!

I can sing a little (and dance a bit) to cover for for my strumming.

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Okay TONA....

I'm thinking of buying...with tuner and spare strings.

Will wait for advice on exactly what to buy!

I can sing a little (and dance a bit) to cover for for my strumming.

Good man! that's the spirit.

being utterly ignorant, all i can offer is the benefit of my mistakes.

1st uke was a £5 Mahalo u30 from a charity shop. it's pretty nasty (strings like fishing line), but i haven't given up hope on it as a beater instrument so i've bought some decent (Aquila) strings to put on it.

2nd was that ashbury concert model bought in ignorance from a warehouse setup and which had to take back for a refund.

today i visited a ukulele specialist shop in the East End of London.

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/

actually tried a lot of intruments with the knowledgable owner, and came away with this:

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/makala-student-tenor-ukulele-p-222.html

and a packet of Aquila strings to put on it to replace the ones it comes with.

it's a very plain-looking tenor model but sounds nice.

and gets good reviews everywhere as a "serious" entry-level instrument.

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Good man! that's the spirit.

being utterly ignorant, all i can offer is the benefit of my mistakes.

1st uke was a £5 Mahalo u30 from a charity shop. it's pretty nasty (strings like fishing line), but i haven't given up hope on it as a beater instrument so i've bought some decent (Aquila) strings to put on it.

2nd was that ashbury concert model bought in ignorance from a warehouse setup and which had to take back for a refund.

today i visited a ukulele specialist shop in the East End of London.

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/

actually tried a lot of intruments with the knowledgable owner, and came away with this:

http://www.dukeofuke.co.uk/makala-student-tenor-ukulele-p-222.html

and a packet of Aquila strings to put on it to replace the ones it comes with.

it's a very plain-looking tenor model but sounds nice.

and gets good reviews everywhere as a "serious" entry-level instrument.

Yes, I'm looking for something around the 60 quid mark.

One reason I'm looking is that my right wrist is a bit stiff after having a stroke about 3 months ago...nothing to write home about though.

Also I have plenty of free time (sickness pay!) which should continue for about another another 3 months at around 7 hours a week.

Strangely I noticed that in the 48 hours of having a stroke I couldn't speak but I counld sing! Strange that.

I'll go into town tomorrow to check out ukeleles before buying on line (big surprise)

Btw, the wife is always working (nights) , our neighbours are both deaf (85)....just the cat to worry about!

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