Search:

Type: Posts; User: Uke Don

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. You might want to take a look at this on-line...

    You might want to take a look at this on-line bridge compensation calculator. It has a selection of instruments, including ukulele. You can choose the result from individually compensated strings...
  2. All very good advice. Different strings,...

    All very good advice. Different strings, different intonation. High saddle, sharp notes up the neck. Rules of thumb: String height should be in the range of 2.5mm to 3mm from the top of the 12th...
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    104

    I believe the Tattoo is all laminate and the...

    I believe the Tattoo is all laminate and the Sahara has a solid spruce top. Depends on what you want from your uke whether it's worth the difference. Then again, I think most here would recommend a...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    139

    Ponos (at least the ones I have) don't have a...

    Ponos (at least the ones I have) don't have a standard nut width. The closest ukulele-specific saddle I know of is made by Graphtech, like this one...
  5. Replies
    9
    Views
    139

    Try http://www.lmii.com/ or...

    Try http://www.lmii.com/ or https://www.stewmac.com/. All saddles have to be custom fitted to the instrument.
  6. Replies
    19
    Views
    443

    Play as many different ukes as you can and then...

    Play as many different ukes as you can and then form your own opinion. Since, well, opinions are like bellybuttons -- everybody has one.
    One thing I believe most do agree on is that strings can...
  7. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,510

    If you would like to see how saddles can be...

    If you would like to see how saddles can be compensated and the very small increments that affect intonation, take a look here. http://www.liutaiomottola.com/formulae/compensation.htm You can run...
  8. Like the arrangement :)

    Like the arrangement :)
  9. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,510

    I think it's actually PeteyMack64. Here's the...

    I think it's actually PeteyMack64. Here's the video where he talks about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAb0HnX8sWQ at about 6:20. Problem is that by shortening the scale you are going to mess...
  10. My parameters: Scale length 17" (432mm) plus...

    My parameters:

    Scale length 17" (432mm) plus required compensation.
    Nut width 38mm (1.5")
    Action at the nut 0.015"
    Action at the 12th fret 2.5mm
    Relief 0.005"
    Fingerboard Radius 14"
    ...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    681

    Try this http://www.playukulelebyear.com/

    Try this http://www.playukulelebyear.com/
  12. Replies
    20
    Views
    555

    I think even calling it a brand gives them too...

    I think even calling it a brand gives them too much credit. Nothing more than a cheap souvenir.
  13. Replies
    14
    Views
    435

    Even if you change the string, that will put you...

    Even if you change the string, that will put you in string stretching mode every time you change it, since the string removed will try to go back to its original length. A second uke is the only...
  14. Replies
    8
    Views
    386

    Don't be discouraged. Learning anything new...

    Don't be discouraged. Learning anything new takes time (and effort :)), especially a stringed instrument. There are plenty of folks with small hands that have learned to play a full sized guitar. ...
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    419

    Both excellent videos.

    Both excellent videos.
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    419

    Two suggestions: First, try rolling your index...

    Two suggestions: First, try rolling your index finger slightly toward the head stock. That may allow you to put more direct pressure on the strings. Second, Southcoast strings sells some low...
  17. Replies
    16
    Views
    666

    Day to day I use a Snark or a D'Adderio Micro. ...

    Day to day I use a Snark or a D'Adderio Micro. When I change strings I usually use my smartphone and the stroboscopic tuner app iStroboSoft by Peterson. The app is very useful when tuning new...
  18. From a physics standpoint, heavier pins (i.e.,...

    From a physics standpoint, heavier pins (i.e., brass) are going to add mass to the top and therefore reduce it's ability to vibrate. Even at that, I doubt you could tell a difference.
  19. Since it is coming directly from Snail, it is...

    Since it is coming directly from Snail, it is likely to arrive safely. First thing to check is the three components of string height. 1) There should ideally be 2.5 to 3mm between the top of the...
  20. I also recommend Kala or Ohana and buying from a...

    I also recommend Kala or Ohana and buying from a reputable dealer. I don't recommend the Enya X-1. It seems well made, but the HPL absorbs the high notes and the tone is very unbalanced. It's also...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    705

    Many thanks for your work Barry. I've learned a...

    Many thanks for your work Barry. I've learned a lot from your site, and your videos are always fun to watch. :worship:
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    216

    Unfortunately, I had the same experience with the...

    Unfortunately, I had the same experience with the same Kala model in a tenor size. The tuners worked fine until the strings got close to pitch and the tension increased. I tried a bit of oil on the...
  23. Thread: Which KALA?

    by Uke Don
    Replies
    17
    Views
    838

    All would be a good choice. The KA-C and KA-SEM...

    All would be a good choice. The KA-C and KA-SEM are both all laminate and will sound very close and are very close in price as I recall. Both should sound pretty good. The KA-SCG has a solid...
  24. Replies
    8
    Views
    319

    The Ukulele Site has really nice arch-top hard...

    The Ukulele Site has really nice arch-top hard cases for about $55 in the tenor size. It's essentially the same case that comes with Koolau and high end Pono. I'm not sure what the shipping cost...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    376

    If it were me, I think I would try the spray-on...

    If it were me, I think I would try the spray-on waterproofing used for suede shoes. It does a fairly good job.
Results 1 to 25 of 36
Page 1 of 2 1 2