8-string Tenor Ukulele demo w/ dobro, lapsteel, baritone guitars

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  1. Greg V.

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    Hi Folks,

    After a 6 month wait my Kamaka 8-string Tenor Ukulele arrived and I did a demo Sunday with it, as I always like to do with new gear. I also used my Tut Taylor dobro, Pre-war Rickenbacher lapsteel and Fender Bajo-Sexto baritone guitars to see how well the ukulele finds it's own space in the mix.

    I did an extended slower arrangement of "Oh Susanna" for fun..."Oh Susanna" Kamaka Ukulele MP3
     
  2. Drunkagain

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    Wow, that's just bitchin Greg. Love it!
     
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    Wonderful, it seems to well up out of the Mississippi and encompass the countryside. Foster's spirit lives on.
     
  4. Greg V.

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    Thanks everyone for checkin' out the jam and the good words!
     
  5. mentoneman

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    man, after going home to oahu this past july, i really miss my kamaka tenor uke.
    i leave it at my folk's house. i got it when i was 6. my dad worked across the street from iolani palace, very close to the kamaka factory, and knew the owner well enough to get da kine kama'aina rates!

    my brother has a baritone i love as well.

    not cheap, but

    kamakas OWN.:dude
     
  6. Ed DeGenaro

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    Beautiful...as always.
     
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    Stunning. Now thats tone.
     
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    Beautiful stuff. I've never heard a Uke sustain like that or sound so full. How about a pic. I'm visualizing koa goodness.:D
     
  9. Greg V.

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    Right On! thanks again for taking the time to listen, I'm glad you liked it...

    Hey Ed, we need to get you an Ukulele! I think you'd have some fun with it, esp. for your acoustic excursions.

    Hi Glynn, Fatback,

    Thanks and Yes, this Uke has some Koa mana! Here's a pic:
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    Beautiful music. Your notes are really important Greg, your tracks are like a beautiful painting, thank you! :)
     
  11. Fishin'Musician

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    I'm interested in the mics you used- it all sounds so close and in my face, I love it.
     
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    WOW :eek: That's GREAT i love it :dude
     
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    + another...
     
  14. Greg V.

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    Thanks Myron, FishinMusician, Abergdahl, Wayne
    For all the wonderful good vibes' !!

    Hi Fishin'Musician,
    Thanks! I used a MXL V69 large diaphragm condenser for the Uke and Square neck dobro, close mic'd around 8" away just off the body. The Bajo-Sexto Baritone and Bakelight Pre-War Rickenbacher Lapsteel are direct thru my PodXT.
     
  15. Scott Peterson

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    Lush and gorgeous. Your playing and arrangments always create such soundscapes, far beyond what anyone would expect. Your sense of space and the interplay adds tremendous depth. You create moods, time and space within the songs. Like Daniel Lanois does, but with your own feel.

    I am a fan Greg. Whew.
     
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    If you and your wife actually ever make it out to Brooklyn as promised, the price of my guest room is a lesson and a guest appearance on my CD.

    Awesome playing my friend.
     
  17. Greg V.

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    Hi Scott,
    Thanks very much, I love to try and capture the "conversation" that certain instruments can inspire within a minimalist framework. I gotta get a cittern, Mando-cello and a banjo sometime...

    Hi Jeff,
    Thanks very much, I'd love to visit !! That would be cool ! Please do us all a favor and finish your incredible CD ASAP!
     
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    Really very beautiful.
     

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