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Pete Howlett
06-17-2009, 05:00 AM
I think some of you may be interested in my new 4 string electric so I have posted here:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f352/ukulele_pete/FireflyRaw.jpg

RevWill
06-17-2009, 05:11 AM
Great googly moogly! That's gorgeous! (Heretical as it may be, with that headstock shape I'd want geared tuners)

seeso
06-17-2009, 05:12 AM
cant tyope... drooolingf now...

Pete Howlett
06-17-2009, 05:58 AM
This is fitted with Pegheds. It is actually a design I have 'permission' to use. The maker's name is david Myka and his work is sensational. It looked right for scaling to a ukulele and it turned out a peach didn't it. Haven't wired it up yet but I will be Youtubing it tomorrow.

UKISOCIETY
06-17-2009, 06:05 AM
cant tyope... drooolingf now...

lollf mef toon,v

UkuleleHill
06-17-2009, 09:46 AM
gahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Pete Howlett
06-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Amazing - sold sight unseen. I have another one in production ready next month if you are interested. High spec with a Mahogany body and Pegheds so pm for price...

Jim X-S
06-17-2009, 11:13 AM
Would have commented earlier .... but my keyboard shorted out from all the drool as I was looking at the picture.

WHOA, beautiful. If I ever decided to swing to the dark side (electric amplification) a model such as this would be the lure that did it.

Have a Great Day,
Jim

Pete Howlett
06-17-2009, 11:16 AM
You ever get to play high volume gigs this is the sort of uke you would have to use...

Jim X-S
06-17-2009, 11:20 AM
You ever get to play high volume gigs this is the sort of uke you would have to use...

me thinks that time is a long time away! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkmFtxanMbU :( :biglaugh:

Have a Great Day,
Jim

mailman
06-17-2009, 02:39 PM
[QUOTE=Pete Howlett;155860]This is fitted with Pegheds. QUOTE]


Could you describe these? I'm not familiar with them....

seeso
06-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Pegheds are 4:1 ratio geared tuners. They have the look of friction tuners, but have the advantage of gears.

Pete Howlett
06-17-2009, 03:03 PM
I am reluctant to correct you seeso. However, to my mind, they have the look of 3/4 violin pegs...

seeso
06-17-2009, 03:20 PM
I am reluctant to correct you seeso. However, to my mind, they have the look of 3/4 violin pegs...

You'd know better than me, that's for sure.

pithaya9
06-17-2009, 05:06 PM
Very nice work Pete.

mailman
06-18-2009, 11:12 AM
Pegheds are 4:1 ratio geared tuners. They have the look of friction tuners, but have the advantage of gears.

Thanks, Seeso.... I may need some of those for my soprano!