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deach
05-30-2008, 11:19 AM
Making a quick snack:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407645.jpg


and this arrives:

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407472.jpg
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407467.jpg
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407470.jpg

continued....

deach
05-30-2008, 11:19 AM
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407474.jpg
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407475.jpg

A 15 year old Soprano Kamaka!!! Sounds awesome! Rings nicely. Nice and loud. and only a couple 'character' marks.

The only thing I don't like:
http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL975/4133319/19683480/319407465.jpg

Should I change these out or leave it original?

FrankNoCal
05-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Freakin' A! Bet you forgot all about the plantains, huh? So, lemme guess...you're Deaching this to someone???

deach
05-30-2008, 11:24 AM
So, lemme guess...you're "GX9901ing" this to someone???

Not a chance! :p



....this was a gift.

1uke
05-30-2008, 11:28 AM
VERY NICE!!! Hmmm... Tough call about the tuners, what were you thinking of replacing them with?

deach
05-30-2008, 11:32 AM
VERY NICE!!! Hmmm... Tough call about the tuners, what were you thinking of replacing them with?

Not sure, probably geared friction tuners.

1uke
05-30-2008, 11:34 AM
Well they definetly have a nice aged look to them, it might look weird if you switch them out. I really like the shape of the body, btw.

russ_buss
05-30-2008, 12:20 PM
what a friday, plantains and a new uke! twice the delicious!

Ukulele_Junkie
05-30-2008, 12:55 PM
wow nice one deach. White label kamaka!!!!

GX9901
05-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Hey Deach, for using my username to substitute for "deaching" without my expressed written consent, you must send the Kamaka to me! Hahaha!:D

In regards to those tuners, I'd keep it original if they work. I know those Schallers aren't the greatest, but it's probably better to keep the instrument original, I think.

deach
05-30-2008, 01:03 PM
Hey Deach, for using my username to substitute for "deaching" without my expressed written consent, you must send the Kamaka to me! Hahaha!:D

LMAO!!! Ok, but I'm watching your posts like a hawk now. You have far more to lose...



In regards to those tuners, I'd keep it original if they work. I know those Schallers aren't the greatest, but it's probably better to keep the instrument original, I think.

They work, I guess I'm just not used to them. They very difficult to turn and since they're 1:1, tuning isn't fun.

nikolo727
05-30-2008, 01:06 PM
omg ive never had the food that you were cooking.

im used to corn and milk straight from the cow.

ive barely ever had tropical food


(drools)

la_ingrit
05-30-2008, 01:07 PM
Deach...your new uke!!! congrats!!!!!
btw..i like the tuners (very vintage)
in mexico we put some cream and cheese on the plantains!!! deli!! ;)

SailQwest
05-30-2008, 01:08 PM
Super yummy uke!!! drool, drool. You must have been very good (or very bad) for someone to get you that as a present! :D

deach
05-30-2008, 01:13 PM
omg ive never had the food that you were cooking.

im used to corn and milk straight from the cow.

ive barely ever had tropical food


(drools)

You get corn from cows? Cool! Is it true chocolate milk comes from brown cows? PM me your address and I'll send you some plantains and directions on to cook them.




...
in mexico we put some cream and cheese on the plantains!!! deli!! ;)

I've had that a few times but I love them plain. Sometimes I'll throw an unripe one in the microwave. Slit it open when it's done and eat it straight out of the skin.

deach
05-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Super yummy uke!!! drool, drool. You must have been very good (or very bad) for someone to get you that as a present! :D

LOL! You know me too well....:uhoh:

nikolo727
05-30-2008, 03:16 PM
LOL i was only referring to how in pennsylvania a regular meal is corn and milk. and you have to squeeze your own milk and pick your own corn

and of course chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

everyone knows that.

lol

:p

Ukulele Dude
05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Hey Deach, as far as those tuners go....

I think it might depend on what your plan is for that uke. If it's going to be an every day player, you might get sick of messing with those tuners. I have them on my older Maui Music uke and I really don't like them. I think I'm going to change them because I play the hell out of it; I don't really care what happens to the resale value (although I don't think a nice set of geared tuners hurts it that much).

If it's going to be one of many in your collection, and you're going to play it once in a while, you should probably keep it as is to keep it 'all original'.

Anyway, that's my two cents.

Congrats though! Nice gift.

degracia
05-30-2008, 03:49 PM
So this Kamaka was deached to deach am I correct? :D I kid you deach. Have fun with that beauty.

UKESTAR
05-30-2008, 07:11 PM
Very cool uke Deach! Post a video!!

salukulady
05-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Can't you switch out the tuning pegs without compromising the original body and then switch them back to original if you decide to sell it?

deach
05-31-2008, 12:58 AM
Can't you switch out the tuning pegs without compromising the original body and then switch them back to original if you decide to sell it?

As long as the new tuners fit in the existing holes, yes. And this one won't ever be sold or given away so the monetary value is far far less than the sentimental value.

salukulady
05-31-2008, 05:05 AM
As long as the new tuners fit in the existing holes, yes. And this one won't ever be sold or given away so the monetary value is far far less than the sentimental value.Then I'd switch them for the sake of my own sanity when tuning it.

SailQwest
05-31-2008, 06:00 AM
Then I'd switch them for the sake of my own sanity when tuning it.

Ditto. Friction tuners make me crazy!?! I had Rich change the tuners on my concert resonator, and I'm not even planning to keep it...

davoomac
05-31-2008, 12:49 PM
haha you faked us out with the plantains! :D Those sound DELICIOUS right about now by the way. hehe

Congrats on the kamaka deach! yeah those 1:1 friction tuners are tricky. It takes practice, but you'll get used to em. If I had to choose I'd keep em original.

seeso
06-02-2008, 11:35 AM
She's beautiful, Deach. Change those tuners if you feel like it, but definitely keep the old friction tuners around, just in case.

crookshankz
06-02-2008, 12:32 PM
I'm not sure which one I'm hatin' more on...the plantains or the uke....hmmmm. Gotta go grab a snack!

deach
06-02-2008, 01:01 PM
She's actually at the luthier right now getting the frets filed down on the sides. 15 years of being on display in the open air shrunk the neck.

UKISOCIETY
06-02-2008, 02:28 PM
keep the original tuners on , if they still work.

After all, tuning's half the fun!:p

polynesianpop
06-02-2008, 03:21 PM
If it were me I'd keep the original tuners on. To me there's just something cool about keeping it the way it was originally built...