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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

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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.


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The banjolele (brand name; sometimes banjo ukulele or banjo uke) is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck.

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  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (17 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    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

    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

    Oscar Schmidt Banjolele

    0 5/5 George W (Puyallup, WA, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin (Electronics) I've been playing this little jewel for about a month, and can find nothing to complain about. The fit and finish are just fine, it comes with Aquila strings, so it's a great sounding instrument. You do have to place the bridge properly, as it comes separately packaged. Not to worry! Anybody can do it. Go to YouTube and look up banjolele bridge placement. I had it done in 5 minutes. Once you have the bridge set, mark the spot with a pen on each end for future reference. The size is concert, the drum is a Remo and 8", as opposed to the puny 6" ones you find on competitive brands--it looks more balanced with the neck. Excellent tuners, and a very good, projecting sound; more banjo than ukulele. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 2014
    List Price: $359.90
    Remo head
    Mahogany resonator
    Uke Banjo
    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Flame maple veneer headstock


  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))
    List Price: $266.99
    Price: $199.99
    You Save: $67.00 (25%)

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


  • Gretsch

    Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo

    Musical Instruments (Gretsch)
    List Price: $415.00


  • Kala

    Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (Kala)

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

    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

    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

    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
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  • Eddy Finn

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

    Musical Instruments (Eddy Finn)
    List Price: $269.95
    Price: Too low to display

    Includes heavy padded gig bag
    Mahogany neck and rim
    Open geared machine tuners
    Adjustable coordinator rod
    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!!


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

    Musical Instruments (Zither Heaven, LLC)
    List Price: $78.99

    Ages 6 and up
    Nylon frets and strings
    Includes tuning wrench, song booklet, and pick
    Sturdy construction
    Made in the U.S.A.


  • Dunlop

    Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo

    Musical Instruments (Dunlop)

    Rating (62 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Dunlop

    Not very well engineered

    0 2/5 Michael J. Jones (Hewitt, TX USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo (Electronics) The way the low-tech eyelets are set into the stretch band that reaches around the neck makes it far too easy to scratch your instrument's finish. There is a flap designed to go between the eyelets and the wood, but it's a major headache to keep the flap perfectly in place at the same moment you're trying to stretch the entire thing and hook it around the instrument's neck. The 7828 is just surprisingly poorly engineered. It's too inexpensive to justify the hassle of returning it, but I don't intend to keep using it and risk scratching my ukulele. I guess I got what I paid for. I'll undoubtedly purchase a better capo. I strongly suggest that you do, too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 7, 2011

    Does the job.

    0 4/5 Holly W. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo (Electronics) This is a simple, cheap option for a capo. I just recieved it today and spent a few minutes playing with it on my soprano ukulele. It isn't as easy to use as other capos, but once you figure out how to use it properly it's a breeze. Another plus is that you don't have to remove the capo to put it on another fret. I'm recieving a baritone ukulele tomorrow, so I'll update if I have any issues using the capo with a different neck size.So far, I recommend it if you don't want to spend a fortune on a capo and don't mind taking an extra few seconds to put it on correctly. If you perform with a ukulele you may need something quicker to use, but using it while practicing at home it would work perfectly.Update: This capo worked well with my baritone ukulele, as well. Just make sure it's set up properly, and you're golden! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 28, 2011

    Works on a mandolin too

    I use this on my mandolin, it is easy to use once you have the trick of it, first this thing has a long end with eyelets on it (that the other reviewers fear will scratch the neck of their instruments), and a short end (designed to prevent said scratches). To use place the capo on your strings with the short end facing you, use your left thumb to hold it in place with the short end dangling just below your thumb, next loop the long end over the back of the neck using your right hand to pull it under the neck and then up toward your thumb, this will trap the short end under the long end and prevent the long ends eyelets from touching your instruments neck, now just rotate your left thumb out of the way so you can buckle the strap in place and you are all set.I prefer this capo over the other 2 I have because it is so tiny, barely bigger than the first two joints of my pinkie, and yet it does the job it was designed for, its small size means I can toss it in my mandos... 5/5 Al (Florida) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Jim Dunlop 7828 Russell Banjo/Uke Capo (Electronics) I use this on my mandolin, it is easy to use once you have the trick of it, first this thing has a long end with eyelets on it (that the other reviewers fear will scratch the neck of their instruments), and a short end (designed to prevent said scratches). To use place the capo on your strings with the short end facing you, use your left thumb to hold it in place with the short end dangling just below your thumb, next loop the long end over the back of the neck using your right hand to pull it under the neck and then up toward your thumb, this will trap the short end under the long end and prevent the long ends eyelets from touching your instruments neck, now just rotate your left thumb out of the way so you can buckle the strap in place and you are all set.I prefer this capo over the other 2 I have because it is so tiny, barely bigger than the first two joints of my pinkie, and yet it does the job it was designed for, its small size means I can toss it in my mandos... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 7, 2012
    List Price: $4.85
    Price: $2.50
    You Save: $2.35 (48%)


  • Gold Tone Musical Instruments

    Gold Tone Banjolele-DLX Banjo Ukulele Deluxe (Maple)

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone Musical Instruments)
    List Price: $752.00

    A one-piece flange and resonator creates excellent volume and tone
    It produces superior volume.


  • Gold Tone

    Gold Tone BUC Concert Banjo Uke Banjolele w/Case, Tuner, and Stand

    Musical Instruments (Gold Tone)
    List Price: $480.00
    Price: $381.75
    You Save: $98.25 (20%)

    Bridge: Maple with Ebony cap
    Neck: Maple
    Resonator: Maple
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Bundle Includes Free Case, Stand, and Tuner!


  • Kala

    New Kala KA-BNJ-BK-S Satin Black Soprano Banjo Ukulele Banjolele Uke

    Musical Instruments (Kala)
    List Price: $339.00
    Price: Too low to display

    Scale: Concert length (13 )
    Finish: Classic satin black
    Hoop Diameter: 6
    Design: Open Back Adds To The Authentic Vintage Tonality And Aesthetics
    Banjo Head: Remo Weatherking


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