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My Amp Hums

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker Apr 1, 2014. 3 Replies

I have an Ibanez Mimx 30 amp. For a $100 amp it sounded awesome when it was new . Now it hums a lot . My teen age son used to use the amp a lot and I'm sure he beat on it quite a bit. Is the probable…Continue

Famous Guitar players who got there start on uke

Started May 30, 2013 0 Replies

I was just thinking about what famous guitars players got their start by learning to play the ukulele before the guitar.Here are the names that came to mind:Jimi Hendrix,Neil YoungDick DaleJohnny…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy D Durrence May 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I just built my first case. I used poplar to frame it and 1/4 " birch plywood to sheath it. It has a small battery operated amp built in. I got a little crazy putting on steel corners and other…Continue


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Bang Bang 2

I never though I would cover a Cher song but" Never say Never". "Bang Bang" is a Cher song also done by Nancy Sinatra. Cher's version had a very gypsy sounding guitar, while Nancy's version had more of a Latin feel. I like the Latin…
Jul 11
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Crazy May2017

"Cool build, great version of that song!"
May 19
Jim N. commented on RIGuitars's video
May 19
RIGuitars posted a video

Crazy May2017

This is an instrumental, acoustic version of Willy Nelson's "Crazy" played on a steal string ukulele.
May 19
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Canzone Danza

This is a video of my son and I playing Canzone Danza on my tenor reso uke.
Apr 21
RIGuitars commented on Leonard Rice's photo


"Sweet!!! I like the weed wacker strings. I've used the a couple of times."
Apr 21
RIGuitars commented on Tony Padillo's video


"Nice. The first instrument my son and I build was using a box just like that."
Apr 21
Jim N. commented on RIGuitars's video

Diamond Head

"Ditto, ditto!"
Apr 11
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's video

Diamond Head

"I love this!  Awesome build and sounds great."
Apr 10
RIGuitars commented on Joseph McFarlane's photo


"Very nice design."
Apr 10
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Diamond Head

I build a Mosrite style ukulele as a tribute to The Ventures and The Ramones.
Apr 10
Belfast Guy commented on RIGuitars's photo

Ramones Tribute Ukulele

"Looks great, nice job there!"
Apr 5
Jim N. commented on RIGuitars's photo

Ramones Tribute Ukulele

"Nice piece, and yeah, the Ventures' tunes sound good on ukuleles! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9diT9sZVspA"
Mar 24
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo
Mar 22
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Ramones Tribute Ukulele

I don't think Johnny Ramone wa known to be much of a ukulele player, but the Ramones sound awesome on ukuleles. So , that was my inspiration for this build. The Ventures also sound great on ukulele toi.
Mar 20
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's video

Dads Army

"That sounds great!  Added to my 'to build' list."
Jan 4

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At 12:52pm on April 21, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

At 9:40pm on June 22, 2016, Joseph McFarlane said…

Thanks for comments on the Zenith.  Really enjoyed seeing the UkeAxe.  Wild.  

At 10:41am on April 21, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 4:21pm on January 4, 2016, Joseph McFarlane said…

The enamel medallion embedded in the guitar was originally a lapel pin that I got many years ago in Spokane, Wa., for participating in an art exhibition at what was called the Cheney Cowles Museum.   There were a couple of local artists there (Les LePere and Ken Cory) who dubbed themselves the "Pencil Brothers" and they produced the pins.   I knew them both - Ken has since passed away but here's Les's website:   http://pencilfarmstudio.com/

Not a lot of hidden meaning there.  Les likes drawing and painting silly things:  bones, dog tongues, big pencils, etc...   Looks better in the guitar rather than pinned to a shirt.

At 2:02pm on April 21, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:04am on April 21, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:49am on April 21, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 7:17pm on February 27, 2013, Ted Hartman said…

Wow, thanks.!!!   will be talkin to ya

At 5:55pm on January 22, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

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