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    setting up string action

    OK I'm using the hit or miss method of setting up action on my ukes. File the slots in the nut a little, make a bridge( this is a banjo BTW) file a little, and then slowly take off a little here a...
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    U bass neck patterns

    Does anyone have a U bass neck pattern to share? Maybe that's not right?
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    my new little sander

    I just purchased a Harbor Freight 1 x30" belt sander for $39.00 to rough out my necks and I have to report it works great. After the bandsaw work I can roll it back and forth 50 grit and presto a uke...
  4. New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukulele #030Tenor Patina

    This is my latest offering. This is a Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukulele #030 Tenor 17" scale. This has a maple neck ebony fingerboard 15 frets friction violin tuners Fremont flourocarbon Blacks....
  5. New Book " Thumpin on the Old time Uke" Clawhammer Ukulele

    42307http://www.amazon.com/Thumpin-Old-time-Uke-Clawhammer-Tablature/dp/1478314613/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346086900&sr=8-1&keywords=thumpin+on+the+old+time+uke
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    I have just finished writing a book on old time...

    I have just finished writing a book on old time fiddle and string band tunes and playing in std uke tuning is really not hard . I have a tab for Soldiers Joy which is a D tune. The only thing you...
  7. Chester's looking for a home Barry Sholder Woodspirit Ukulele Tenor Clawhammer

    Chester's looking for a new home. He is a New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukulele Tenor O/A length 28" 17" 412364123741238scale 14 frets and very loud if you are so inclined. The gourd is 10 x 3 1/2"...
  8. Barry Sholder Gourd banjo Ukulele #026 T Tenor

    Just finished is #026T a tenor 27" O/A length
    Neck is nice Curly Maple with Rosewood fingerboard 14 frets lemon oil finish. The peghead is highly figured Black Walnut with rosewood friction violin...
  9. New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukulele #025T

    Just finished this is a New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Uke #025T Tenor size 17" scale overall length 27 1/2". This one feature Black Walnut neck Birdseye maple Fretboard (14 frets) and peghead...
  10. Thread: veneers

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    veneers

    I was up at the Uke Republic Sat. and was looking at a really nice Uke(can't remember which one) and it had a veneer peghead overlay....thin. Is this common on highend Ukes I always use 1/16-3/32"...
  11. New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukulele Tenor #018T "Owl"

    This is the latest offering from Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Ukes. This is the "Owl" tenor size 17" scale 24" O/A length.
    This Uke feature an Ambrosia neck which has Ambrosia beetle holes and streaky...
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    that's good to hear. I will get it. That tabledit...

    that's good to hear. I will get it. That tabledit is awful no tech support nothing. Did the downloads work easily?
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    guitarpro 6 tab software

    Has anyone used this software for Uke. I unfortunately bought Tabledit and it's nothing but problems.
  14. new Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Uke Concert Clawhammer model

    This is my latest offering from www.gourdbanjosbybarry.com
    Gourd banjo Ukulele Concert 15" scale 24" O/A Clawhammer series. Huge sound.. 8" x 41/4" gourd 2" soundport. Curly maple fretboard and...
  15. New Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Uke #015 "Whaler"

    This is my latest offering, a Tenor size Barry Sholder Gourd Banjo Uke #015T "Whaler" This has a curly Maple neck ,17" scale Ebony fretboard,Gold Grover friction tuners and is strung with Aquila...
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    UBass Question

    Does the UBass have any structural beefing up to accommadate the bass strings and does it have different frets. Why couldn't you just take a Baritone of you choice throw some of those tuners strings...
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    may I suggest my website...

    may I suggest my website www.gourdbanjosbybarry.com. I make gourd Ukuleles in tenor size. They're a lot of fun and sound great check the Media page of my website.
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    Gourd banjo Ukuleles

    I would like to invite everyone to visit my website www.gourdbanjosbybarry.com and take a look at my gourd banjo ukes. 333603336133362
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    So ebony doesn't seem to be a problem. maybe I...

    So ebony doesn't seem to be a problem. maybe I just need to file a bit more.
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    When I do ebony, the fret wants roll on it's side...

    When I do ebony, the fret wants roll on it's side when pressing it in. I bend a little right angle knob to hang on to but sometime the slot will chip(ebony) then I have to repair. Just doesn't seem...
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    fretboards

    my fretboards are not cominh out the way I'd like them. It could perhaps be the sequence that I am building....not sure.
    I usually take my blanks and cut all the slots.
    Then I rough cut the...
  22. BTW I just made a video of this on you...

    BTW I just made a video of this on you tube....search Barry Sholder Gourd banjo Uke #012. The playing isn't great but you get a feel for the instrument.
  23. yes I can replace the head easily. I charge...

    yes I can replace the head easily. I charge $40.00 to replace the head. It's not a difficult procedure. although you would be surprised how durable the heads are.
  24. "Woodspirit" Tenor Gourd Banjo Ukulele by Barry sholder

    Just finished this one. I have made a number of Gourd 5 string banjos like this with the hand carved peghead and wanted to build a Uke the same.
    This is a Tenor size 17" scale.This one has maple...
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    Success!! I regrouped just warmed the torch with...

    Success!! I regrouped just warmed the torch with the flame going inside the pipe, a little spritz of water and just like Chuck said bent easily. I did the the pipe a bit toooo hot due to...
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