View Full Version : Back after a long break

04-14-2010, 03:26 AM
Hello again, not been on in a while due to other commitments, but now back with a vengeance!

Also been updating my ukulele blog - feel free to comment


04-14-2010, 06:01 AM
Hi Paul, and welcome back. I wondered where you had disappeared to.

I thought you might be interested to know that the Mainland concert you had a "glitch" with, and was replaced by Eagle Music - well, I bought it from Mike (Hoosier Hiver), and have made a slanted saddle, which makes it play in tune, all the way up.

It is a really fine sounding instrument, and when I look it in the eye, I love the way it looks back at me with a cheeky, crooked grin!

All the best,

John Colter.

04-14-2010, 06:30 AM
wow - strange how things go around, and pleased you like it.

I do like the slotted headstock I now have, but kinda wish I still had that straight headstock - just love the binding on it and the tuners are nicer.

Ho hum - great great instruments though.

Just ordered me a cheap banjolele - i hear rumours Mike is due to release a Mainland banjolele - that will then mean TWO banjoleles in my house!

ps - hope the blog is of interest - i wanna try and put useful ramblings up there for anyone to read.

04-14-2010, 06:49 AM
Where'd you get a cheap banjolele?

04-14-2010, 06:54 AM
Welcome back!

I slapped some rainbow strings from http://www.guadalupecustomstrings.com/ on my Mainland, love them, you might try them out.

04-14-2010, 06:56 AM
Nice to see you back!

04-14-2010, 06:56 AM
got the banjolele from Highly Strung in UK. I say cheap - 150, but cheap compared to the prices they can go up to for Gold Tones and the like

04-14-2010, 06:58 AM
rainbow strings - cool!

That said, i went through a phase of being quite anal about strings, and have tried loads and loads on my Mainland (my blog explains some of the messing around)

I am now settled (I think) on the Martin Flourocarbons which give me the nice mix of chiming sound without being super fat, or going out of tune.

04-14-2010, 01:22 PM
Hey Paul, good to see ya back!

04-14-2010, 01:41 PM
Welcome back Paul.

04-14-2010, 11:15 PM
wow! thanks for the warm welcomes back! :o:o:o:o

04-15-2010, 12:33 AM
Just don't make a habit of disappearing - you won't get this every time!