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DanielHulbert
09-07-2013, 03:44 PM
I hope you don't mind some ukulele building silliness. :)

One of my YouTube subscribers suggested that I make a lightsaber shaped ukulele. I could not resist.

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I embedded 4 LEDs as fret markers. They are powered by a 9V battery housed in the handle.


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Since it doesn't have a soundboard, I put a piezo rod in the saddle. It isn't the fullest sounding ukulele I've made, but it sure is fun.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHUdBb9sDUo

ukulele-melee
09-07-2013, 04:07 PM
That made me smile, fun video too.

Titchtheclown
09-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Has Mr Hulbert gone too far this time, or to a galaxy far far away.

Tigeralum2001
09-07-2013, 06:18 PM
How fun; enjoy it!

Brad Bordessa
09-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Over the top! Gotta love the full-on production! Selling it.

vanflynn
09-07-2013, 07:46 PM
Super thanks. Nice blog on the ax - er - saber.

Gotta love them zero frets!

Uke long and prosper

Steveperrywriter
09-07-2013, 08:15 PM
Funny. Speaking here as a Star Wars guy ...

Steve

PhilUSAFRet
09-08-2013, 01:00 AM
Maybe you should change your user name to........ready for this?

UKE SKYWALKER

:biglaugh:

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Hahaha. Release it on May the 4th

Maybe you should change your user name to........ready for this?

UKE SKYWALKER

:biglaugh:

ksquine
09-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Ya know....Darth Vader just wouldn't be as scary with a uke leitmotif

Chuck Dubman
09-12-2013, 07:13 PM
Real nice. Piezos benefit from preamps. This one will make that light saber roar:

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profiles/blogs/piezo-preamp-experiment

Should be easy to tuck into the handle. You've already got the power supply built in.

Trinimon
09-13-2013, 05:16 AM
OMG! That's awesome! Then again, I think anything Star Wars is awesome! :)