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
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
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
I'm in the process of building uke in tribute to Jerry Garcia's Tiger guitar. Of course, Jerry's Tiger was a solid body electric guitar and mine is a hollow body ukulele but I think I'm close to capturing the general look of the instrument.
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.
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