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SuzukHammer
09-16-2010, 03:59 AM
First off. Thanks to Bevan for great service and being easy to work with.

I plan to make a video over the weekend of the sound both fingerpicking / chords/ struming / slide both plugged and unplugged .

Modification 1)
He sent me large nuts in the mail. Clarify that: Uke nuts for his Backpacker so I could turn his Backpacker into a slide uke. Photos to follow of that mod.

Don't be jealous of my fret nuts.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04976.jpg

Modification 2)
THe Protection of the wood from the strings digging into the wood. You know, Its too nice a uke to have that kind of damage and honestly its not all that great for tuning. So, I looked for turtle skin to protect it based on previous suggestions, then I'm walking around my room and I have all these harmonicas and harmonica parts. SO, I used a coverplate of a harmonica for this mod. I think it looks good and it functions well. Let me know what you think.

Strings digging into the wood.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04968.jpg

The mod for protection

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04990.jpg



modification 3) Just for fun, some girl was asking about buying a Hello Kitty uke. I show you all you need to do to make your Uke instant cut til you puke . haha. Seriously tho. I bet if I walked around with Hello Kitty in my soundhole, ... that doesn't sound right. but, I'd say Hello Kitty would grab attention.

Soundhole Cuteness

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04988.jpg


Anybody want to take a look at the clip on space mod Bevan made for me?

SuzukHammer
09-16-2010, 04:03 AM
THis pic shows the clip on space and the raised string action with larger nut

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04981.jpg

SuzukHammer
09-16-2010, 04:06 AM
The Harmonica cover plate mods made

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04972.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Frankdom/DSC04974.jpg