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S11LKO
11-28-2018, 11:56 PM
I did this a while ago but don't think I ever posted it. I certainly can't find it on UU today. Apologies if I did though.

The uke is an Ozark 2037 which was a 60th birthday present for me. I love the look and feel of it, but just not the sound it makes - and that despite making allowance for my lack of expertise in playing it. It doesn't ever seem to stay in tune, and the sound is flat and lifeless. It was supposed to have been properly set up before delivery but I don't think it was, and I'm not experienced enough to sort it. So I'm planning to take it to an 'expert' to tinker with - IF I can find one..uke technicians seem to be few and far between around this way!

Anyway, here it is. Any advice re the uke would be appreciated apart from 'Give up Dave, and take up cross stitch instead'! lol


https://youtu.be/J13BDaRlVFo

Bill Sheehan
11-29-2018, 06:20 AM
Love it! Great job! Now, tech-wise, is it possible that one or more of those nut slots might be cut a little high? I say that only because it appears some of your strings ring very much in tune in the open position, but then go a bit sharp when fretted on the first or second fret... But that's just my un-schooled first impression, and again, the performance was awesome!

S11LKO
11-29-2018, 06:42 AM
Love it! Great job! Now, tech-wise, is it possible that one or more of those nut slots might be cut a little high? I say that only because it appears some of your strings ring very much in tune in the open position, but then go a bit sharp when fretted on the first or second fret... But that's just my un-schooled first impression, and again, the performance was awesome!

Thanks for your kind comments and thoughts on what might be helping cause the problem Bill. I'll get that looked into.

Lacole
11-29-2018, 07:00 AM
Check the placement of the bridge on the banjo head in relation to the twelve fret.

S11LKO
11-29-2018, 07:06 AM
Check the placement of the bridge on the banjo head in relation to the twelve fret.

Thanks LACole - that was the ONLY thing I knew to check on a uke (lol) but it seems ok...really appreciate your suggestion though.

Lacole
11-29-2018, 07:15 AM
How about the bracket hooks are they tightened equally around the head. They should have a nice ringing sound if tightened correctly.

good_uke_boy
11-29-2018, 07:20 AM
Loved your performance! You're clearly having a great time playing and singing. (I need to work on my personal performance face, or maybe just go back to headless videos.) -Kevin

SoloRule
11-29-2018, 10:19 AM
I like the way you play and sing. You always look so relax and having fun!

Camsuke
11-29-2018, 10:59 AM
+1 Awesome stuff young Dave! :D

Lapyang
11-30-2018, 04:59 AM
Your video just put smiles on people's faces. Thanks for posting.

MikeHollandGuitar
11-30-2018, 06:17 AM
Dave, you are getting to where you are really suited musically. If that Ukulele does not do it for you then find another similar one. Its definitely for you!
Great entertaining stuff!
Mike

keonepax
11-30-2018, 09:48 AM
The banjo uke is so right for this song! Great job! :)

S11LKO
11-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Thanks everyone. All comments appreciated.