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132 pages

Pulp Classics, Ghost Stories June 1931 Issue

Creator: Conrad Richter, John Gregory Betancourt, E H Heron | Fiction - 2004-01-30

Own and play a "Bradley" Hawaiian Ukulele or a Banjo Ukulele. Get Into the swiml Whenever people get together you will ... Banjo Uke is made in handsome oak finish, with real calfskin head. THake money-win} Musicians are paid liberally.

Publisher: Wildside Pr

About this book
A reprint of the June 1931 issue of the classic pulp magazine, GHOST STORIES, which features contributions from Conrad Richter (best known as the author of THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST) and a story by E. and H. Heron (pen name for Mrs. Kenneth and Mr. Hesketh Prichard) featuring their psychic detective, Flaxman Low.



107 pages

Ukulele Heaven - Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele

Creator: Ian Whitcomb | Music - 2000-01-01

The BANJO-UKE Study the diagram of the Banjo-Uke carefully. Memorize the name of every part so that you will be able to understand the instructions that follow. As with the Ukulele, beginners are advised to secure an instrument of good ...

Publisher: Mel Bay Pubns

About this book
A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present. Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of CD's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites.



344 pages

Popular Mechanics

1926-04

YOU CAN PLAY THE TENOR BANJO, UKULELE, GUITAR, BANJOLELE, MANDOLIN AND BANJO Now you can play your favorite stringed ... Fun From the Start With an Instant Playing Tenor Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar, Banjolele or Mandolin you need no special ...

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


Vintage (Pre-1980) Directory

Tenor Banjo turned into a Uke
I got this old Maybell for about $100 and turned her into a Uke. It is a 17 fret "Irish" tenor and it is now tuned GCEA linear with nylon strings.

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  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Oscar Schmidt

    Almost a 5.

    SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... 5/5 Jim - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) SHIPPING:The Banjolele arrived triple boxed and on time. Thanks Amazon for the extra effort and expense.FINISH:A previous Posting discussed the quality and finish of this Product as not being up to "Washburn" standards. I kind of agree with some reservations. MY Oscar Schmidt Washburn Uke is made of Laminated Hardwood. The Finish is High Gloss. Absolutely Stunning...The Oscar Schmidt Washburn Banjolele is made of Solid Hardwood with a Redwood Satin Finish. Not a apples to apples comparison. I did find a small ding in a hard to find area of the body. Not a Biggie. The instrument was advertised a having a Satin finish. Having said all this, I expect to wood to darken with age.OUT OF THE BOXYou will find the Banjolele much heavier than the Uke. It is made of Solid Hardwood, not Laminated like the Uke. The Bridge came mounted. After some trial, I found a Happy Location just under center. This did take some time to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2013

    Fun little banjo & a true value. Charley Simmons Professional Musician.

    0 5/5 Charles Simmons - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) I've had the OUB1 for two weeks now & am delighted with the quality & playability. It took very little setup & sounds great. Some people seemconfused about bridge location. The distance from the nut to the 12th fret &12th fret to the bridge should be the same. Measure from edge of nutto center of 12th fret to edge of bridge. Minor adjustments can be made if necc. This is true of any banjo. I've played it with our ukulele group &it stands out when doing a lead. Concert size is nice. I like it better than most banjo ukes I've played that cost twice as much.I think it's a real value. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 19, 2015

    Okay, but may not be worth it

    While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... 3/5 Kindle Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) While I consider myself a beginner, I have several years of banjo experience but only around 8 months of ukulele playing (still pretty new with the uke). It happened that about 2 weeks after I got my uke, I stumbled upon the amazing and oh-so-very-intriguing banjolele. I have been saving up and finally decided to purchase the OUB1 Oscar Schmidt as my first banjolele.I had seen some positive reviews, and some negative ones about this particular banjolele, but had heard some good praise for the OS ukuleles, so I decided to give it a try. It was quite a bit of money for a student like me, but was still under the $200 mark which made it very attractive. While it is okay, I wouldn't really recommend this banjolele at the price. Now don’t get me wrong, it is a fun little instrument, there are however a few things that I will have to see about adjusting in hopes of cleaning her up a bit.The banjolele came quickly and incredibly well packaged. My living room was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 14, 2013
    List Price: $359.90
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Flame maple veneer headstock
    Uke Banjo
    Remo head
    Mahogany resonator


  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))
    List Price: $266.99

    10 Brackets
    Single Coordinator Rod
    Laminated Maple Rim
    Maple Neck
    Rosewood Fretboard


  • Kala

    Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (Kala)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Kala

    Kala Concert Banjo Uke Comparison

    I 'test drove' the Kala concert along with a Gold Tone soprano and Lanikai concert banjo uke. The Kala sounded dull and didn't feel as 'playable' as the other two . . . . . . at first. However, the shop keeper changed out the original fluorocarbon strings with Aquilas - sound improved (brightened up a bit). Next we added a slightly higher bridge than the original - more improvement and removal of a fourth string buzz. Finally we tightened the brackets about a half turn or slightly more than as it was shipped (subsequently, I've tightened the head a bit more and now the sound really 'pops'). After spending an hour toodling around on all three, I ended up purchasing the Kala - I prefer the warm sound that leans more toward the ukulele end of the sound spectrum (although banjo component still clearly there). To my ear, the Gold Tone and Lanikai are decidedly more toward the banjo end of the sound range. The Gold Tone, to me, is the more 'banjo sounding' of those two, whereas the... 5/5 James P. - See all my reviews This review is from: Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I 'test drove' the Kala concert along with a Gold Tone soprano and Lanikai concert banjo uke. The Kala sounded dull and didn't feel as 'playable' as the other two . . . . . . at first. However, the shop keeper changed out the original fluorocarbon strings with Aquilas - sound improved (brightened up a bit). Next we added a slightly higher bridge than the original - more improvement and removal of a fourth string buzz. Finally we tightened the brackets about a half turn or slightly more than as it was shipped (subsequently, I've tightened the head a bit more and now the sound really 'pops'). After spending an hour toodling around on all three, I ended up purchasing the Kala - I prefer the warm sound that leans more toward the ukulele end of the sound spectrum (although banjo component still clearly there). To my ear, the Gold Tone and Lanikai are decidedly more toward the banjo end of the sound range. The Gold Tone, to me, is the more 'banjo sounding' of those two, whereas the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 18, 2015

    Nice little banjo uke

    0 4/5 T Man (Arizona) - See all my reviews This review is from: Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) Just got this banjolele. it is definitely a lot heavier than any of my ukuleles, but that was expected. It has a nice sound that is definitely more banjo than uke, but the size is more uke than banjo. Exactly as expected. I really like the concert size.One thing to note about the description - on most sites the Kala concert banjo ukulele (8 inch head), is said to be an open back design. That is not the case. It has a closed back, but the plate can be removed to make it an open back. The 6 inch Soprano is an open back.Overall seems like a fun instrument to add to my ukulele collection, which I just started. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 29, 2014

    Superb from Packaging to Sound

    0 5/5 MountainMojo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) Excellent Banjo Ukulele. Superb combination of a banjo and a Uke. Great, great sound and very easy to play. Setting the bridge was a bit intimidating (not having perfect pitch), but a there are several good youtube videos that can guide you along. The packaging was pure bomb proof. It was in the included case, inside the factory box, inside another huge box with bubblewrap. As this was a gift, I wanted to be sure that there were no Christmas morning disasters. Not even close. This is a closed back BanjoUke (Banjolele?) and it fairly heavy. Apparently one can remove the back to reduce the weight, but I wouldn't want to mess with the tone of this lovely Kala instrument. Very pleased with the seller, Kala, and the end product. If you play the Uke, and you know you want to add to your collection, this is one to really think about. Enjoy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 21, 2015
    List Price: $449.99


  • Luna

    Luna Ulu 8-Inch Concert Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Luna)
    List Price: $403.45
    Price: $199.00
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  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)

    Rating (24 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Zither Heaven, LLC

    Unbelievable value for money

    0 5/5 Antoine Boisvert (Salem, MA) - See all my reviews, November 8, 2012

    I love it

    0 5/5 James Brown - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners I enjoy my ukulele banjo I'm just learning to play a ukulele, and I play my banjolele almost every day, I also play in a group, and they also enjoy it. Thanks Much J.Brown 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2012

    Better than expected

    0 5/5 Margi (MO USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) When I ordered this instrument for our 6 year old granddaughter who loves music I wasn't sure it would be the right thing. She is beyond toy instruments but not really ready for a true instrument. This was as close as you can get to perfect. In addition, the craftsmanship is superb so the banjo/ukulele can hang on her bedroom wall and supplement the decor. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 23, 2012
    List Price: $78.99
    Includes tuning wrench, song booklet, and pick
    Nylon frets and strings
    Sturdy construction
    Ages 6 and up
    Made in the U.S.A.


  • Gretsch

    Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo

    Musical Instruments (Gretsch)
    List Price: $415.00
    Price: $249.00
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  • banjouke.kiwi

    BanjoUke SideKick Tenor Banjolele ukulele banjo W/Gig Bag +Tuner +Strap BANJOUKE Tattoo Patten

    Musical Instruments (banjouke.kiwi)

    Fretboard - rosewood with mother of pearl inlay , Neck - solid mahogany , Drum - seven layer birch , Strings - Aquila Supernylgut ,
    Drum head - high impact polyvinyl , Drum pattern - Polynesian tattoo or plain , Tailpiece - Nashville non-adjustable .
    Frets - 18 , Distance from nut to 12th fret - 21.5cm (8.464") , Tuning - GCEA ,
    Instrument weight - 650gms (1.5lb),Packaged weight - 1.6kg (3.3ib), Total length - 64cm (25.19"), Drum size - 20cm (8").
    lso included: - Naomi electronic tuner- padded gig bag - fully adjustable shoulder strap - tuning peg tightener - Allen head neck adjuster - drum tensioner.


  • Eddy Finn

    Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown

    Musical Instruments (Eddy Finn)

    Rating (10 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Eddy Finn

    Not a good purchase!!!

    0 1/5 Taylor (North Carolina, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) I am a music teacher and I want to start a uke program. I wanted to buy a banjo uke to use in class. When I got the instrument I was so excited. Unfortunately I could not get the instrument to tune correctly. On banjos the bridge will most often be the problem with intonation so I attempted to set the bridge in place...with no luck. I then took it to a local music shop to see if anyone could help me. They took a look and said it was a cheeply made banjo uke and the reason it will not tune right is NOT due to the cheep strings or the bridge but because the neck was both straight and concave. On string instruments the neck should be either all straight or all concave it should NOT BE BOTH! So DO NOT buy this instrument it is not worth the money!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 23, 2013

    Two time loser

    0 1/5 Teacher Peter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) I read the reviews on this banjo ukulele, and they were sterling. Too bad the product wasn't. The first one came delivered in two boxes. The outer box was smashed on one side. The inner box looked o.k.,so I opened it.The tail piece was out of alignment. The instrument could not be tuned. One of the strings was slipping off to the side as a result of alignment problem. It was a mess. I sent it back and had them send me another banjo ukulele. This one arrived in a UPS bag, with the instrument in a box. It seemed to be o.k. but when I opened it up, I found that the white vellum head was out of alignment. It had machine oil all over the tuning gears making it impossible to tune also. The bridge was not grooved deep enough so that one of the strings keep slipping out. I sent it back as well. What a disappointment. This banjo ukulele was a birthday present from my wife. I'm waiting to see how long it will take to get all my money back. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 25, 2013

    love it!

    0 5/5 em (ca) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Eddy Finn Banjolele Series EF-UB-1 Ukulele, Mahogany Brown (Electronics) Great quality for the price! I love my banjolele!! Could maybe use a string upgrade, but other than that this is such a high quality, sturdy instrument. Such fun to play, I recommend fingerpicking with it because that really brings out the banjo twang! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2012
    List Price: $269.95
    Price: $223.51
    You Save: $46.44 (17%)
    Open geared machine tuners
    Includes heavy padded gig bag
    Adjustable coordinator rod
    Mahogany neck and rim
    Free $35 value lesson! This instrument comes with a FREE 30 minute lesson, either in your own home, a TRMC studio or by skype video call (depending on your location) $35 value for FREE!!


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Goldtone Banjolele DLX

    I purchased this Banjolele DLX based on a sentence in Goldtone's site which says "It's design incorporates an arched top which lends itself to the playing style of George Formby". More about George below. The set-up upon receipt was EXCELLENT either done by Goldtone, the distributor or the retailer. Head was properly tensioned, string height was perfect, bridge in proper position, and neck angle was correct. The physical condition was also excellent in that there were no scratches, chips, dings, etc. One of the few of my many instruments that could be taken right out of the case and played and enjoyed without tearing it apart.Some other reviews indicated the tuners would slip and the banjolele could not be kept in tune. This referred to an older design when Goldtone used vintage 'friction' type tuners. These have now been replaced with geared tuners so this is not a problem anymore. Some web retailers are still using an older picture of the Banjolele which shows the old... 5/5 BanjoGuy - See all my reviews This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple) (Electronics) I purchased this Banjolele DLX based on a sentence in Goldtone's site which says "It's design incorporates an arched top which lends itself to the playing style of George Formby". More about George below. The set-up upon receipt was EXCELLENT either done by Goldtone, the distributor or the retailer. Head was properly tensioned, string height was perfect, bridge in proper position, and neck angle was correct. The physical condition was also excellent in that there were no scratches, chips, dings, etc. One of the few of my many instruments that could be taken right out of the case and played and enjoyed without tearing it apart.Some other reviews indicated the tuners would slip and the banjolele could not be kept in tune. This referred to an older design when Goldtone used vintage 'friction' type tuners. These have now been replaced with geared tuners so this is not a problem anymore. Some web retailers are still using an older picture of the Banjolele which shows the old... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 21, 2010

    goldtone banjolele

    0 5/5 incorrect address shown... - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) A wonderful instrument, well built, holds the tune, has a great sound... love it! Actually one would/could say it has a huge voice, truly a delight. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2011

    First and last banjolele

    0 5/5 Avery - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple) (Electronics) these instruments /can/ be pricey... but this is one of the cases where you get what you pay for. this was my second ukulele and I wanted to get something that was just a tad bit different than the rest; so I settled on the idea of getting a banjolele. after doing a lot of research and figuring out everything that there is that makes an instrument most ideal, I found out that it was the item description for the BUS-DLX. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 13, 2013
    List Price: $789.00
    It produces superior volume.
    A one-piece flange and resonator creates excellent volume and tone


  • SNARK SN-5 CHROMATIC TUNER FOR GUITAR, BASS, UKE, BANJO

    Musical Instruments

    Red when flat, yellow when sharp, and green is in tune.
    Chromatic Tuning Capability
    Place anywhere on the headstock
    Full COLOR bright display screen


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