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Fred Miu
04-03-2008, 11:44 AM
im walking to my car from class. and this is what happens....http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/NinjAttaK/?action=view&current=Picture063.flv

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/NinjAttaK/Picture061.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/NinjAttaK/Picture062.jpg

mwalimu
04-03-2008, 11:50 AM
I had a similar thing happen - the zipper broke. How annoying!

russ_buss
04-03-2008, 12:11 PM
haha. that sucks dude. but you know what? you're fred and i know you're going to bust out that glue gun, dremel, a pocket full of paper clips and pull a macguyver!

make us proud:D

GX9901
04-03-2008, 12:13 PM
How did that happen??? I know those Lanikai cases aren't built to last, but was there some excessive force involved there?

Fred Miu
04-03-2008, 12:20 PM
haha. that sucks dude. but you know what? you're fred and i know you're going to bust out that glue gun, dremel, a pocket full of paper clips and pull a macguyver!

make us proud:D

when my dad gets home, im going to ask for the gorilla glue and epoxy.


How did that happen??? I know those Lanikai cases aren't built to last, but was there some excessive force involved there?

i have no clue. the worse thing is, i have 3 more things that are breaking INSIDE the case.

honestly, i dont like today at all. i have to go call my bank and get my $500 for my flight to hawaii

ukusaurus
04-03-2008, 12:33 PM
You must be an incredibly aggressive walker. :confused:

NukeDOC
04-03-2008, 12:42 PM
those cases are pretty cheaply made. when mine break im going to be replacing them with the ProTec case. thats the one that all these "hard cases" are trying to copy pretty much. but its built the right way and doesnt use cheap materials. they go for about $80 i think so thats not bad, considering what could happen to your uke if it were to fall out in an accident. its already happened to me.

Fred Miu
04-03-2008, 12:50 PM
You must be an incredibly aggressive walker. :confused:

no, im not.


those cases are pretty cheaply made. when mine break im going to be replacing them with the ProTec case. thats the one that all these "hard cases" are trying to copy pretty much. but its built the right way and doesnt use cheap materials. they go for about $80 i think so thats not bad, considering what could happen to your uke if it were to fall out in an accident. its already happened to me.

im going to Mike DaSilva and buying a case from him.

Ukulele_Junkie
04-03-2008, 01:16 PM
the lanikai cases from musiciansfriend.com are a little more studier. The ones that are given out with the ukes when u buy them online are usually like a lower grade generic kind.

Fred Miu
04-03-2008, 01:44 PM
the lanikai cases from musiciansfriend.com are a little more studier. The ones that are given out with the ukes when u buy them online are usually like a lower grade generic kind.

this is the case from MGM :(

la_ingrit
04-03-2008, 02:11 PM
honestly, i dont like today at all. i have to go call my bank and get my $500 for my flight to hawaii

CHEER UP FRED!!!!!!!!

dakine2009
04-03-2008, 02:43 PM
man that sucks....
hopefully you can fix it.

UKESTAR
04-03-2008, 02:52 PM
OK Fred...so what really happened was someone said...."Hey, is that one of those tiny Hawaiian guitars??" You got angry = broken case and injured bystanders..:eek:

NotoriousMOK
04-03-2008, 05:06 PM
i suspected fred had a screw loose all along . . . . :p

davoomac
04-03-2008, 05:09 PM
THats the same case I have. On mine the straps are really cheap and they have already started breaking. :(

JosephBautista
04-03-2008, 05:57 PM
OH DAMN FRED...sall good dude thas kala cases for ya xD

pix dat shiet

NotoriousMOK
04-03-2008, 08:40 PM
It turns out I have the same case -- I took the screws out of the area around the handle, and it looks like a pretty easy fix. Make a new handle out of some strap material you've got laying around (or even off the strap on the case, it's pretty long anyways) -- you only need about 8" of the stuff. Melt the ends of the strap a little where you cut it to prevent fraying. Fold the ends in half and sew a small loop in them just big enough for the posts to go thru (the posts that used to hold the handle). If you've got a small piece of tubing laying around, you cut a small piece and run the new strap/handle thru that if you want something a little more 'grab'able.

If they would have made the handle this way in the first place, they would have saved a few pennies on the handle and it would last much longer anyways.

If you can make a nice uke strap out of a junk drawer, you can do this. ;)


Have fun!

Fred Miu
04-03-2008, 08:42 PM
It turns out I have the same case -- I took the screws out of the area around the handle, and it looks like a pretty easy fix. Make a new handle out of some strap material you've got laying around (or even off the strap on the case, it's pretty long anyways) -- you only need about 8" of the stuff. Melt the ends of the strap a little where you cut it to prevent fraying. Fold the ends in half and sew a small loop in them just big enough for the posts to go thru (the posts that used to hold the handle). If you've got a small piece of tubing laying around, you cut a small piece and run the new strap/handle thru that if you want something a little more 'grab'able.

If they would have made the handle this way in the first place, they would have saved a few pennies on the handle and it would last much longer anyways.

If you can make a nice uke strap out of a junk drawer, you can do this. ;)


Have fun!

thanks man, im thinking about doing that.

i actually thought of melting some plastic int he holes of the handle, and re screwing it.

tripl3thr33
04-03-2008, 09:43 PM
my case is hella worn out... the fabric is separating at the seems and my velcro kinda ripped off in the inside..... i really need a new case haha

JoeyJr858
05-12-2008, 01:48 PM
that SUCKS!!!!

BUT... the 1st time you drop or make some kinda accident to your uke... OH FRICK!!!!!

It PIERCES your soul!!!!!