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So. Earlier today I tweeted this:

I shall now fill the Olympics-sized hole in my evening viewing by attempting to learn how to play the ukulele

Fate intervened. My lovely Shure earbuds promptly started making crackly noises. Yes, I know that Shure customer service is bloody marvellous, but I'm not sure that even they will replace a pair of 4 year-old earbuds.

So, I've been looking at replacements. I asked Twitter (as you do), and it's a toss-up between:

Sennheiser CX-300 II
SoundMagic E10
and the more expensive
Klipsch S4

or this lovely sunburst orange Makala soprano uke. Look! it's orange! and has a dolphin on it!

Forty quid though. I'm sure they were less than £30 last time I looked. And I'd need new strings (I'm told), and some kind of 'please god make it play in tune' tuneriser.

HELP ME LIVEJOURNAL.
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alicephilippa From: alicephilippa Date: August 13th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC) (linky)
Just think of the fun you'll have learning to play though. You won't need the earbuds.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 14th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC) (linky)
Fair point
sirenity From: sirenity Date: August 14th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC) (linky)
Eddie would go.

=)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 14th, 2012 07:20 am (UTC) (linky)
Lol. Must post some photos up from our French holiday. That bean has GROWN
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 14th, 2012 07:21 am (UTC) (linky)
Ah,  true. I'm sure I found an app for my Android...
nalsa From: nalsa Date: August 14th, 2012 08:27 am (UTC) (linky)
Android app for tuning. Also, don't get new strings until you genuinely need them - I've never changed the strings on mine and it was a cheapass 20 quid thing. Get used to the ones you have and then change if you feel your fingers are getting sticky.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 14th, 2012 10:32 am (UTC) (linky)
ooh, intresting. Loads of people go WOE! Strings bad! Aquila strings!

Also looked at the twenty quid ones, but wasn't sure if it was a false economy.

Of course, if I spend double that and am still rubbish, it's a waste either way. But if I get a twenty quid one and LOVE IT, I'll wish I'd spent more.

WOE.

yrs, dakegra, Overthinker Extraordinaire.

ps, coffee?
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: August 14th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC) (linky)
That's actually a really really brilliant point, which boils down to JFDI.

:-)
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