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Ukuleles????

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Johnny StingRay, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

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    OK, what's up with the sudden onslaught of ukulele, bass ukulele stuff lately??????

    The only reason I've noticed this is because I retired from 30 years of teaching in Detroit last Thursday and I have a month off before I start my new career. So, I've had a lot of time to peruse the music websites on the internet.

    I even heard that Tal Wilkenfeld played a bass ukulele recently.

    And..................do you play a bass ukulele with your fingers or a pick? What's the best amp to use for bass ukulele? Should I string a bass ukulele with rounds or flats? What's the proper setup on a bass ukulele? What sounds better on a bass ukulele......maple or rosewood? Fretted or fretless? Strap locks? and should it be slung low or high? And.......would I be ostracized by the bass community if I played a 5-string? Or would I be better off with dropped tuning on a 4 string?

    :bag: :hyper: :bassist: :D
  2. elgecko

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    Whats the best ukulele for metal?

    :bag:

    ...and congrats on retirement!
  3. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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  4. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

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    That's funny!

    "You are only a true jazz artist if you only play an upright bass ukulele!!"
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings
    As much as I hate to admit it, ukeleles are musical instruments, and Off Topic is for non-musical related subjects.

    Moved to Miscellaneous.

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