8 string uke?

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  • #11248
    lisadmh
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    Anyone have experience with an 8 string uke? They sound so cool. Online I’m seeing that it’s good for strumming but really tough for fingerpicking. That might not be a good fit for me as I’m focusing on Andrew’s fabulous fingerpicking songs, and I’m a beginner. But the guy at the uke store said no, as long as you get your head around the doubled strings being one string, it’s fine for fingerpicking. Of course, he wants to sell a uke.

    Any experience? Thanks!

    #11266
    stryngtheory
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    Check this out and then tell me if it’s good for finger picking!

    Of course thats Colin Tribe playing and he can make anything sound good.

    Personally, I think double coursed instruments take a bit of getting used to… I have a six string and it’s beautiful played finger-style. It’s just something I haven’t spent enough time on to get it down smoothly… No fault to the instrument, it’s me and my sporadic practice habits.
    I’ve heard the same thing about eight stringed ukes, they’re for strumming. Nope, they’re ready for whatever​ you throw at em. And I think they sound best when you do BOTH!

    #11284
    lisadmh
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    That’s awesome! He’s just a wee bit better than me though.

    I definitely need to get my hands on one of these in a store to try it out.

    Thanks!

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