Poll: Bongos or ukulele?
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View poll results: Bongos or ukulele?
bongos
17 28%
ukulele
43 72%
Voters: 60.
#1
My uncle wanted me to pick out something for Christmas <$75. So, I've narrowed it down to either bongo drums or a ukulele. A uke would be fun to take along on trips, but I don't know if I really want to learn another instrument. And bongos would be fun to just beat when I feel like it. So....which would you choose???


also, if you own/have used one of either that you really like, a link or name would be great
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#3
Uke. It's not terribly different from guitar, just learn a few chords and you'll be set.
#5
Yeah, uke is the best choice.

Bongos just make you feel like a loser, whereas ukes can play leads and make you closer to Jack Johnson.
#6
Quote by PedroLesPaulVM
Gotta be the Uke.

First you get the Uke, then you get the power, then you get the women.



umm...I'm not a guy.
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I like guitars, running, and math.
#7
Has to be a Uke dude, but make absolutely certain that it's the most expensive one he's willing to buy; the cheaper ones don't tune at all, let alone hold tuning.
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#8
Quote by Psalm 150:4
umm...I'm not a guy.

First you get the uke, then you get the power, then you get gay men.

Kind of the same.
#9
Quote by StratoTele
First you get the uke, then you get the power, then you get gay men.

Kind of the same.


Umm...still failing a bit, try this one:

First you get the Uke, then you get the power, then you get the men
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#11
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Umm...still failing a bit, try this one:

First you get the Uke, then you get the power, then you get the men

Dammit, what am I doing wrong?
#12
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Umm...still failing a bit, try this one:

First you get the Uke, then you get the power, then you get the men

I'll admit I'm a sucker for female ukulele players.
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I'd have to say guy junk wins but not by much. It's like winning a beauty contest against Steve Buscemi.
#13
Quote by bendystraw
Get a mandolin.

I've never seen a mandolin for under 75, if you could though mandolin deffo.

Definitely not bongos, the novelty wears off quick. I'd honestly suggest a good quality harmonica.
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I'll admit I'm a sucker for female ukulele players.

I love that girl who did all those videos, her version of "Keep Fishing" was fantabulous
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#14
I've been looking at musicians friend a bit...
anyone know if either of these are good?

http://folk-instruments.musiciansfriend.com/product/Oscar-Schmidt-OU2E-Soprano-Ukulele-with-Active-Pickup-System?sku=514015

http://folk-instruments.musiciansfriend.com/product/Lanikai-LU21C-Concert-Ukulele?sku=512521


I'm sure he wouldn't care if I gave him 5 bucks to put towards it..
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I like guitars, running, and math.
#15
Quote by Zaphod_Beeblebr
Umm...still failing a bit, try this one:

First you get the Uke, then you get the power, then you get the men


haha
I'm not a Bible-thumper anymore. Realized I had a brain in '09.

I like guitars, running, and math.
#16
Mandolins are way out. For $75 you are going to get the mandolin that Dwalin broke before he serenaded Bilbo.

On purpose.
#17
Quote by ravioli123
I've never seen a mandolin for under 75, if you could though mandolin deffo.

Definitely not bongos, the novelty wears off quick. I'd honestly suggest a good quality harmonica.

I love that girl who did all those videos, her version of "Keep Fishing" was fantabulous

Or a whole set of slightly mediocre harmonicas.
#18
Quote by bendystraw
Or a whole set of slightly mediocre harmonicas.

Or 1,400 Kazoos.
#19
Quote by bendystraw
Or a whole set of slightly mediocre harmonicas.

Or a whole mess of those sh*tty little mouth harp elastic things


Or about 1,000 kazoos...

EDIT: Damn, beaten to it...
Quote by ravioli123
James, a type of sandwich:

A sandwich that consists of ham, turkey, roast beef, shredded cheese, nacho cheese doritos, and ranch on a toasted bun.
"Hey man lets go get a couple James's for lunch"
#20
Quote by ravioli123
Or a whole mess of those sh*tty little mouth harp elastic things


Or about 1,000 kazoos...

Beat you to it, bitch!

And I own the mouth harp.

Don't hate.
#21
Quote by StratoTele
Dammit, what am I doing wrong?


TS is a woman, I'm assuming a straight woman too.

TS: Those two you posted look pretty nice but I honestly don't know much about Ukes apart from that you need to get a decent one or it'll basically be unusable. I have a uke but it was really cheap so the tuners are terrible and I can't even tune it to pitch.
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#22
Quote by StratoTele
Beat you to it, bitch!

And I own the mouth harp.

Don't hate.

Ugggh, don't be a dick...

I wasn't slating the mouth harps, I just find it hilarious that someone would spend €1 on a little bit of plastic with an elastic band attached and call it a real instrument...
Quote by ravioli123
James, a type of sandwich:

A sandwich that consists of ham, turkey, roast beef, shredded cheese, nacho cheese doritos, and ranch on a toasted bun.
"Hey man lets go get a couple James's for lunch"