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nikolo727
04-19-2009, 03:22 PM
OK if any of you guys and dolls have been paying attention to my posts(Im sure no one has lol, i dont even pay attention to them) you will know that I have been looking to lower the action of my new mainland tenor.

I have found the solution. I used a regular nail file on the inside of the fingernail clippers gizmo. When that took way to long I used a.......


BUTTER KNIFE!!

the butter knife doesnt have a razor edge, but the edge is slighty "file like" and I used it as a file to just file(DUHH) down the nut and the saddle, where the strings are resting.

I will note that there are a few scratches on the bridge, but that is ok. You cant even see them. well you can if you really look but it does no damage to the uke itself. It is now a joy to play and I used it when I played with my youth group praise team tonight!!

JKoval
04-19-2009, 03:23 PM
Hail!

-Jeff

bt93
04-19-2009, 03:26 PM
good job! i need to lower my action on my mainland, but dont have any experience so i dont want to mess it up.

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 03:29 PM
good job! i need to lower my action on my mainland, but dont have any experience so i dont want to mess it up.

neither did I but it turned out great.

if you are having doubts: dont do it.

but if you want to save a few bucks, watch some youtube videos on it and try it yourself. thats what i did.

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 03:29 PM
Hail!



hahahahaha

haolejohn
04-19-2009, 03:31 PM
It is now a joy to play and I used it when I played with my youth group praise team tonight!!

Nikolo-What songs you guys play with your youth praise team? I like get copies. I have been learning some Jeremy Riddle and some Hillsong.

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Nikolo-What songs you guys play with your youth praise team? I like get copies. I have been learning some Jeremy Riddle and some Hillsong.

lol its funny that you asked. The first real meeting for the praise team was tonight, and we are working on writing a song, so we really havent done anything else with other songs. I will let you know when we start working on other songs.

Choboy
04-19-2009, 04:19 PM
if you guys find some good christian ukulele websites hit me up.
not chords though. but soloing. yea baby yeaaaa!!

DeG
04-19-2009, 04:53 PM
Does your uke sound like butter now?? :D

seeso
04-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Does your uke sound like butter now?? :D

Ouch. :rolleyes:

:D

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 05:24 PM
Does your uke sound like butter now?? :D

all I have to say is....


:D yes :D

thejumpingflea
04-19-2009, 05:26 PM
Does your uke sound like butter now?? :D

That is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 05:31 PM
That is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

man we are cleve today are we. LOLLLLzz I love you guys.

nikolo727
04-19-2009, 05:53 PM
One question. Is it bad to file slots onto the saddle?? Or should I have filed the whole saddle??

Captain Google
04-19-2009, 06:18 PM
One question. Is it bad to file slots onto the saddle?? Or should I have filed the whole saddle??

I'll answer your question with another question. Does it work for you? If so, don't fret. :D

LIKE BUTTAH! :shaka:

Ahnko Honu
04-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Great ingenuity Nick. I had to adjust the action on my Banjo ukulele bridge yesterday so I used a cheap bastard file (the file, not me) to deepen each string groove on the new Grover bridge into 90 degree Vs, sound pretty decent with new Aquila Banjolele string set.

ricdoug
04-19-2009, 09:45 PM
Nikolo-What songs you guys play with your youth praise team? I like get copies. I have been learning some Jeremy Riddle and some Hillsong.

Many Bluegrass and Gospel songs are upbeat and used in praise teams. Ric


Will The Circle Be Unbroken

I was standing by the window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw the hearse come rolling
To carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better home a waiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

I said to the undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For that body you are carrying
Lord I hate to see her go

Well I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in that grave

I went back home Lord that home was lonesome
Since my mother, she was gone
All my brothers and sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone

experimentjon
04-19-2009, 10:56 PM
One question. Is it bad to file slots onto the saddle?? Or should I have filed the whole saddle??

When I fixed the action on my Leolani, I was too afraid to file slots into the saddle. So I just grabbed some sandpaper and filed down the whole bottom of the saddle. I figured it be more idiot-proof for me that way, instead of having to do four careful slots. But that's just me. If using a butter knife and cutting slots into the saddle worked for you, then there's no problem either!

Raygf
04-20-2009, 12:34 AM
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Guitar/Setup/LowerAction/loweraction01.html :music:

Moh
04-20-2009, 03:03 AM
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Guitar/Setup/LowerAction/loweraction01.html :music:

Thank you for this link! I was actually looking for information alike! :shaka:

hoosierhiver
04-20-2009, 04:31 AM
The nut isn't glued in so it is easily removed if you want to adjust the action.

nikolo727
04-20-2009, 10:32 AM
Great ingenuity Nick. I had to adjust the action on my Banjo ukulele bridge yesterday so I used a cheap bastard file (the file, not me) to deepen each string groove on the new Grover bridge into 90 degree Vs, sound pretty decent with new Aquila Banjolele string set.

thanks ahnko!!

and dont worry captain google, ITS MY 1000 POST!!!

no fretting here no sir!!! :D

ukeatan
04-20-2009, 10:40 AM
thanks ahnko!!

and dont worry captain google, ITS MY 1000 POST!!!

no fretting here no sir!!! :D

Dude, that was your 1,000th post? aren't you supposed to send everyone UU stickers or sumthin?? :p

Congrats on the post whorage, btw.

haolejohn
04-20-2009, 10:44 AM
Many Bluegrass and Gospel songs are upbeat and used in praise teams. Ric



I knew that but alot of the gospel songs I don't like as much as the newer stuff. Don't get me wrong, I like hymns but the youth hate the old timey songs.

bt93
04-20-2009, 10:50 AM
The nut isn't glued in so it is easily removed if you want to adjust the action.

is it like that on the mainland too?:anyone:

hoosierhiver
04-20-2009, 05:17 PM
is it like that on the mainland too?:anyone:

yes, mainlands nuts are not glued on.

DeG
04-20-2009, 05:32 PM
yes, mainlands nuts are not glued on.

umm...:anyone:

:D

bluelake
04-20-2009, 05:56 PM
I saw your video with Bosco and Honey. It was great. I am going to have a ukulele festival next summer and I want you to come.

nikolo727
04-21-2009, 10:41 AM
umm...:anyone:

:D

hahahahaha. Im from da mainland and my.......nevermind

NukeDOC
04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
i have a little story... a little off topic though. one day back when i was in the navy, there was a dilemma at the office. and nobody could figure out how simple the solution was. so i wrote out the answer on the dry erase board and followed it up with "... and yes, Petty Officer Reyes (me) is a genious". someone else followed it up with... there's no "o" in genius... genius.

hahaha. ok just kidding! sheesh! hey im jealous ok! you just got a new ukulele. im allowed a little bit of ribbing! you started it when you brought up your mainland nuts. haha.

on topic:
you must have been a marine in a previous life. that is perfect display "improvise, adapt, and overcome". good job niko!

seeso
04-21-2009, 10:54 AM
I saw your video with Bosco and Honey. It was great. I am going to have a ukulele festival next summer and I want you to come.

Right on, man. Send me a message.

HaileISela
04-21-2009, 12:22 PM
nutz ?