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Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-23-2014, 05:29 AM
Ok- so this is totally stupid, but it should put a smile on your face which is never a bad thing. Stay young my friends :)

Dedicated to Ken Timms (Timbuck) in honour of his annual garden pics.

PS- this is a tenor uke- so that zucchini is pretty darn big.


http://youtu.be/LNhxvNrZ8DM

perep
09-23-2014, 05:34 AM
Funny, sure beats the way you have to get rid of them by leaving on neighbors porch , ring bell & run like hell

VegasGeorge
09-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Predicting that Uke will be playing "The Dill Pickle Rag!"

VegasGeorge
09-23-2014, 05:37 AM
Funny, sure beats the way you have to get rid of them by leaving on neighbors porch , ring bell & run like hell

Funny, I never thought about getting rid of a Uke that way. I'll have to give it a try!

Steveperrywriter
09-23-2014, 06:27 AM
Funny, this brings up the old novelty song, They're Coming to Take Me Away ...

https://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~norm/TakeMeAway.html

Habanera Hal
09-23-2014, 06:52 AM
What adjustments need to be made to do this with a soprano uke?

scdano
09-23-2014, 07:16 AM
I wouldn't try this on a soprano, you might squash it. You could always check with Gourd at Mya-Moe.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-23-2014, 07:34 AM
What adjustments need to be made to do this with a soprano uke?

You only need a normal sized Zucchini with a soprano :)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Funny, this brings up the old novelty song, They're Coming to Take Me Away ...

https://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~norm/TakeMeAway.html

I actually wanted the Benny Hill theme but it was copywrited ;(

Steveperrywriter
09-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Try the theme from 2001, Thus Spake Zarathustra ...

Peterjens
09-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Tenor Zukulele?

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-23-2014, 07:56 AM
[QUOTE=Steveperrywriter;1581425]Try the theme from 2001, Thus Spake Zarathustra ...[/QUOTE

Nice!!!!!!!!!

lauburu
09-23-2014, 10:44 AM
A real tribute to Timbuck would have been showing us a jig that removes all the risk from incorrectly clamping any size of zucchini to any size of ukulele. All done without words.
However it's early days. I'm sure this idea will develop over time
Miguel

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-23-2014, 11:41 AM
hahahhaha- so true!- i should have stolen timbucks music too

Timbuck
09-23-2014, 11:48 PM
OK Beau ..Have your fun ...But I think clamping a Cucumber to a ukulele side is pointless, and can not add in any way to the structional integrity of the instrument :old:..But on the otherhand another vegetable such as the green runner bean could be used, for instance how about green bean linings.
see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qei7-6rCF3o&list=UUZy2EMxIuULsTGoMthfyFvw Please forward any reply's to this thread via: royal mail to Ken Timms c/o James Cook Teeside Hostpital Psychiatric Ward :uhoh: ..And a special thanks to the Benny Hill society for allowing me to pinch the music.

PhilUSAFRet
09-24-2014, 02:51 AM
Zucchinis don't go half bad with ukes, but I prefer mine with the seeds scooped out, filled with seasoned ground beef, covered with marinara sauce and cheese, and baked in the oven till tender, and served with some pappardelle.

Timbuck
09-24-2014, 03:31 AM
Zucchinis don't go half bad with ukes, but I prefer mine with the seeds scooped out, filled with seasoned ground beef, covered with marinara sauce and cheese, and baked in the oven till tender, and served with some pappardelle.
These Yank's will eat owt! ;)

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-24-2014, 03:54 AM
OK Beau ..Have your fun ...But I think clamping a Cucumber to a ukulele side is pointless, and can not add in any way to the structional integrity of the instrument :old:..But on the otherhand another vegetable such as the green runner bean could be used, for instance how about green bean linings.
see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qei7-6rCF3o&list=UUZy2EMxIuULsTGoMthfyFvw Please forward any reply's to this thread via: royal mail to Ken Timms c/o James Cook Teeside Hostpital Psychiatric Ward :uhoh: ..And a special thanks to the Benny Hill society for allowing me to pinch the music.

HAHAHHAHA- its true- that music makes things better!- nice one Ken :) Did you get that music on youtube?

Flyfish57
09-24-2014, 04:17 AM
My clamps keep going right through the Zucchini!

A M-80 stuffed into the Zucchini and lit would make for a fun video too!

orangeena
09-24-2014, 05:07 AM
A zucchini (or courgette) that large is surely really a marrow (or courge in French)? But then that would probably mean we should call ukulele's, guitarettes.

Timbuck
09-24-2014, 05:36 AM
HAHAHHAHA- its true- that music makes things better!- nice one Ken :) Did you get that music on youtube?
I have this App on my iPad called "iMovie" you just copy the video onto that ..It has an audio microphone feature for voice overs sound effects etc: ...Find the music that you want on youtube and Hold the iPad up to the computer speaker and press record...Simple :)...or you could do it the hard way and download the music...See a demo here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgB0eJ-wrP4

ericchico
09-24-2014, 05:55 AM
This got me thinking that I want a bread pan in the shape of a Uke for zucchini bread.

RPA_Ukuleles
09-24-2014, 06:30 AM
I don't get it. Why would you clamp a baritone zucchini to a tenor body? Is it a long zucc tenor?


And Ken, I couldn't tell what kind of glue you used on the bean linings. Should probably be something easily removable. (in case you get hungry later)

Timbuck
09-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Ken, I couldn't tell what kind of glue you used on the bean linings. Should probably be something easily removable. (in case you get hungry later)

I find this works best ;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/vegyglue_zps3e6249a9.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/vegyglue_zps3e6249a9.jpg.html)

Inksplosive AL
09-24-2014, 10:00 AM
For the record the theme to Benny hill is a song called Yakety Sax by Boots Randolph.

All these green vegetables yuck I am more a carrot person myself.

lauburu
09-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Mmmmm. Very gourd. I would have used the theme to Mr Bean ... but that's just me.
I look forward to future gluts of seasonal vegetables being applied to luthiery.
Miguel

Habanera Hal
09-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Ken,
Did you use a steam bender to make the beans more pliable?

Titchtheclown
09-25-2014, 10:17 AM
To alter the tenor of this conversation, the pea family are usually used for ukuleles. On the other hand out of your gourd you might make an akonting or a kora. Not sure if a zucchini will dry up hard enough without shriveling or rotting but. With Halloween coming up I am tempted to try a Queensland blue or maybe a butternut.

lauburu
09-25-2014, 10:32 AM
A butter nut would never work. The pressure of the strings would cut into it and you'd get fret buzz. Unless you played it in the fridge of course. You'd be well advised to use a harder substance like parmesan cheese for something as critical as a nut.
Miguel

ksquine
09-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Best use for zucchini ever!!

Nickie
09-28-2014, 07:49 AM
LMAO....thanks, we needed a chuckle!