View Full Version : pimp my uke

12-30-2008, 11:03 AM
Ok so basically I want to do whatever possible to make my uke better. Attached is a pic of it.


$100 with case and still sounds great
Gold nylon stringing

Rattle when playing
frequently needs tuning
Red (ive always been a fan of that classy spruce/birch look)

I also want a way of hanging it on the wall.

I have a Dean Markley transducer, but its dumb so you have to bend it a certain way until I can get it to work.

Any suggestions? Wall hanging, amplifying, appearnce, acoustic sound, anything. help me out here.

12-30-2008, 11:08 AM
I suggest playing the hell out it and then set it on fire Jimi-style.

12-30-2008, 11:46 AM
well my ukulele is modded
-i change the nut to tusq
-change the friction to geared tuners
-i change the saddle to bone

the tusq is $12, bone saddle is $12, and the geared tuners are from my old broken lanikai. the ukulele sounded a bit louder because of the tusq and bone.
ohh yehh i named her "LEGEND."

12-30-2008, 11:50 AM
he asks feebly...

whats a nut?
wheres the nut?
wheres the saddle?

where the heck did you get all this stuff?

how did you do this?

12-30-2008, 12:15 PM
Ukulele Anatomy 101 (http://liveukulele.com/ukulele-info/parts-of-the-ukulele/)

The where and the how . . . hmm? Regster will have to provide that info.

12-30-2008, 12:50 PM

the nut is the white thing that separate the neck from the head.

basically i just took out the nut and the saddle, i bought the saddle(bone) n nut(tusq) in a guitar shop n just made a carbon copy n i took out the tuners from my old broken lanikai n tried it in the kamoa n it fits.

the hard part about it is changing the nut since the one i bought is from a guitar so i have to file down four lines for the ukulele.

but heres an video sample http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9FAxZaB2k