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Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Steve Pollack Dec 30, 2013.
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Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Jonesy Mar 11, 2013.
Oh, man - learn your chords while playing Beatles tunes. Live diagrams and a backing track included!http://www.beatlesite.info/Continue
Started by Bobby Ratliff. Last reply by Bobby Ratliff May 25, 2012.
.Having a bad back, my bass has been giving me pain. Especially on Sundays when we have Church at the local Nursing Home and we play music for an hour. Recently I started researching lightweight,…Continue
Tags: butternut, birdseye, hard, maple, ukulele
Started by Sanddraggin. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Nov 24, 2011.
Tags: uke, folding
Diane, I was reading one of your replied to someone and you mentioned the fretting on blues fret of a diatonic scale and mentioned different frets to skip on regular guitar fret board. If I understand it correctly and I probably do not, will this fretting work for any scale? I have been using the fret board chart from CB Gitty will they work for setting these blues ( 0,3,6,7,10,12) frets of diatonic? Oh, and the 0 means no frets until the 3rd fret? Help me Sonny
Just posted the frog Uke..cant seem to get this technology quite right...anyway, have psoted this on another page I think...reso/ tenor ukulele...made form wooden frog money box, vegetable steamer used for resonator, nut made from guttering and back is made from a door..(which you cant see)..have used aquila string but a but "soft for me..can I use steel/wound strings for louder sound...?
Here's my first effort, a cigar box Uke. Already planning my next build.
Thanks Richard...templates are handy, but I have a caliper and Stew-Mac has an online fret calculator for reference...so no worries. I think I am going to revisit my "roots" on this build and go with Wade's suggestion to use t-pick frets. They worked very well on my "Andersen" (long-scale electric ukulele)...I just don't look forward to "dressing" them...thanks again
Hi Ted. I think I have a 15 inch scale template in my shop, I know I have a 17. It's late here in Tennessee, and if I go outside to my shop, a raccoon or other critter will probably attack me 'cause I'm so sweet. I'll check tomorrow and let you know. Peace, Richard
Thanks Wade, I have done the same in the past, in fact my personal cbg has bamboo toothpick frets, and two years later, still on and good. It's what I like to call a "long-scale" electric cb-uke at 24.75" scale tuned ADF#B.
I might consider doing same on this build.
Hey Scott I've made some great little ukes with skewer frets. Just cut a little notches with a saw and glue in. The frets last a long time since the strings are nylon. Hope this helps.
I need a fretboard for a cigar box ukulele (I don't own fretting tools) and hope someone here can help. Specifications are 15 inch scale, to be installed on a maple neck 1.5 inches wide (no taper as seen on traditional ukes where top is narrower than bottom).
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