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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.


Vintage (Pre-1980) Directory

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Banjo Ukulele | eBay
Vintage Maxitone/U-King style banjo ukulele with original case. The maker is unknown, although there is a name on the underside - the first part of which is 'Leonard'.

Banjo uke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.

Banjo Ukulele Parts.... Heads, bridges and BJU Body Parts ...
Banjo ukuleles were the rage in the vaudeville days. Bright sounding, loud, brash, everyone liked 'em. Now, parts for the old banjo ukuleles are really hard to find.


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  • Oscar Schmidt

    Oscar Schmidt OUB1 Ukulele - Satin

    Musical Instruments (Oscar Schmidt)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    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
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    Bound rosewood fingerboard
    Uke Banjo
    Mahogany resonator
    Flame maple veneer headstock
    Remo head


  • Kala

    Kala Concert Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (Kala)
    List Price: $449.99
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  • Gretsch

    Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo

    Musical Instruments (Gretsch)
    List Price: $415.00


  • The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele

    Musical Instruments (The Music Link (AXL))

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    The Music Link (AXL)

    Recording King Banjo Uke

    I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... 4/5 BobN - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I wanted a soprano banjo uke for travel. I own a couple of homemade concert scale banjo ukes, but I wanted something I could stuff in my backpack. I have played some of the older soprano banjo ukes and enjoyed playing them.The $200 price is good. I have built a couple of banjo ukes and spent about $100 for the hardware, bridge and head, so this is a great price for a real banjo with a tune-able head.The shipping and packing were excellent. It was purchased through Amazon.The painted finish is good. The frets are nicely finished. The chrome tuning machines work OK.The strings are OK, but I will put on better strings when I wear these out.The tuning head looks a bit over-sized and thicker than it needs to be. It would be nicer if it was modeled after some of the antique banjo ukes.The nut had square edges and I found my hand snagging on the edges of the nut. It took me a few minutes to round the sides of the nut with a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 27, 2012

    Banjole

    0 5/5 Jamie Walker - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) I love my banjo uke. This wasn't the one that I wanted but it was much cheaper than the $600 one. It preforms really well and is very fun to play. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2013

    He loved it!

    0 5/5 Glenda Clemens "Glenda, ARNP" (Norman, OK) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recording King RK-U25-BR Madison Banjo Ukulele (Electronics) My husband loved it. Some other reviewers have complained about the string placement on the fretboard. If they are not right you have to adjust the bridge. This is ALWAYS the case with banjos. My husband has two other ukuleles and a large Sterling Professional banjo. This is small and fun and fits nicely with our group of old codgers playing ukes on Tuesday evenings. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 6, 2013
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    Single Coordinator Rod
    10 Brackets
    Rosewood Fretboard
    Maple Neck
    Laminated Maple Rim


  • Kala

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

    Musical Instruments (Kala)
    List Price: $339.00
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    Design: Open Back Adds To The Authentic Vintage Tonality And Aesthetics
    Banjo Head: Remo Weatherking
    Finish: Classic satin black
    Scale: Concert length (13 )
    Hoop Diameter: 6


  • Zither Heaven, LLC

    Zither Heaven Ukulele Banjo for Children and Beginners

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

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


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


  • Aquila

    Aquila AQ-90 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings

    Musical Instruments (Aquila)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Aquila

    You will marvel at the difference

    0 5/5 wrytre - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) These strings are almost magical. They are easier to play, more comfortable and sound better. They look great. They are a definite improvement upon the original strings. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 18, 2014

    Great for really old banjo ukes

    0 5/5 keeeef111 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aquila AQ-90 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings (Electronics) These were for an antique banjolele restoration job, already had super nylguts on my other uke, easy choice. They play and sound great. These particular strings are supposed to sound warmer than the other Aquila banjo ukulele strings, probably a good thing for these little old models as they tend to sound kinda dinky. Can't say the old girl sounds like a million bucks (never really did, nice uke however), more like 8 or 9 hundred grand though, basically these strings make it sound as good as it possibly can and I love the tone very much, no way it ever sounded this good before, more of a lower end than I expected. These take several days to break in and hold their tune well. Why red though? 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 30, 2015

    Satisfied

    0 5/5 deanna pell (New York City) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aquila AQ-90 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings (Electronics) Good product 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 29, 2015
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    Improved composite material and proprietary design makes the tone brighter and more responsive across the fret board
    Each string shares a similar diameter, yet differs in material density providing a uniform feel and enhances intonation
    Proprietary composite material also absorbs less moisture than other synthetic strings to assure tuning stability
    Aquila's Red Series strings have an extremely comfortable player feel and a greater volume than standard strings
    For High G tuning, For Banjo ukulele, Sold as set of four strings


  • Aquila

    Aquila AQ-42 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings

    Musical Instruments (Aquila)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Aquila

    The Best

    0 5/5 Jo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) AQUILA strings are the best! I always order them for my tenor ukulele and banjolele, and appreciate their resonance and mellow tone. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 17, 2012

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 jeff sturgeon - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aquila AQ-42 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings (Electronics) quality product fast service 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 9, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Brenda Simco (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aquila AQ-42 Banjo Uke High G Ukulele Strings (Electronics) excellent strings 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 1, 2015
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    New Nylgut strings provide better sound than traditional Nylon or PVDF
    For Banjo Uke, High G
    Proprietary composite material absorbs less moisture to assure tuning stability
    Designed to have excellent player feel and a sweet tone similar to that of genuine gut strings
    Accurately gauged strings of varying densities provides increased accuracy of fret-intonation


  • Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments

    Lanikai Concert Banjolele

    Musical Instruments (Hohner/Lanikai Stringed Instruments)
    List Price: $780.00
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    Flame Maple Resonator
    Custom Fitted Gig Bag Included
    Geared Tuning Machines
    Concert Sized
    Aged Brass Hardware


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