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ukeeku
01-11-2011, 02:09 AM
Sorry for the amount of reviews I have been posting. NAMM is in a couple days and they want the reviews before then. I will have a BIG post from a company that starts with a M Thursday

so....

http://ukeeku.com/2011/01/11/kiwaya-ks-1-full-review/

Enjoy

Tor
01-11-2011, 02:23 AM
Ah! I noticed this picture from the review:http://ukeeku.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kiwaya-ks1-saddle.gif?w=150&h=128
I have been looking for a saddle like that (this would help on the intonation problems I have on my Lanikai - the two thicker strings go sharp when fretted). Does anyone know if there's a supplier somewhere selling compensated saddles for ukulele?

spots
01-11-2011, 03:45 AM
Great review Ukeeku! Thank you.



Ah! I noticed this picture from the review:http://ukeeku.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kiwaya-ks1-saddle.gif?w=150&h=128
I have been looking for a saddle like that (this would help on the intonation problems I have on my Lanikai - the two thicker strings go sharp when fretted). Does anyone know if there's a supplier somewhere selling compensated saddles for ukulele?

You can make your own, that way the intonation is corrected for your particular instrument.

Below is a link to a company called "Graphtech" which sells high quality saddle and nut blanks. Make sure you measure the thickness of your saddle so you get the correct one. You then shape it using fine grit sand paper (220 grit) and small files as needed. I did this for one of my ukes and it works very well. Do most of the shaping off the uke as is creates quite a bit of dist. Wipe the saddle off before you insert it into the bridge so you don't get dust in the slot for the saddle.

http://www.graphtech.com/products.html?CategoryID=1

Tor
01-11-2011, 04:25 AM
Thanks. I may try this. (Although I would prefer a pre-made one.. I'm no good with manual work - I limit myself to nut files basically).