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Icelander53
05-11-2014, 04:08 AM
http://vimeo.com/84790224

Do I detect JH going Willie Nelson here? That looks like a crack fixed with Duct Tape (likely the greatest invention of mankind).

Check it out and tell me if I'm right.

DownUpDave
05-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Whatever that is on his ukulele or for whatever reason it is there.............it works. My God I love is music.

I had the pleasure of seeing him perform about 6 weeks ago. If you ever get the chance to see him do not pass it by. He is not only a great muscian but a great performer as well. Has a really good time with the audience and is very warm and genuine.

kissing
05-11-2014, 05:46 AM
perhaps it is a DIY pickguard?

dickadcock
05-11-2014, 05:50 AM
I'm sure that's the new Acoustic line of duct tape. It improves one sound, if applied properly. I put mine on my mouth. :o

Seriously, I think Hill is sounding better these days.

pixiepurls
05-11-2014, 05:52 AM
perhaps it is a DIY pickguard?

Thats what I thought it was, painters tape as a guard for fingernails etc.

kohanmike
05-11-2014, 06:05 AM
There's definitely a crack under that tape, and judging by the condition of the uke overall, it looks more like an accident happened that broke that spot, it's indented pretty good.

http://www.fairfax67.com/images/dent in uke.jpg

sonomajazz
05-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Gaffers tape

OldePhart
05-11-2014, 07:53 AM
I think that's where he stores the comb and chopsticks when he's not using them... :)

John

Ukuleleblues
05-11-2014, 10:16 AM
He could have at least cut it in the shape of a unicorn, Chevy bow tie, smiley face, hula girl, state of Texas, something....

Icelander53
05-11-2014, 10:28 AM
The first thing I thought of was this.
http://imacountryboy.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/5243593104_b5bc2fe542.jpg
http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=http3A2F2Fwww.newsvine.com2F_vine2 Fimages2Fusers2Fkatiecannon2F5220170.jpg&width=900

Ukejenny
05-11-2014, 11:22 AM
According to the Mya Moe Facebook page, it was a bandaid for a repair that is now fixed.
https://www.facebook.com/MyaMoeUkulelesLLC/posts/779693535387837?stream_ref=10

stevepetergal
05-11-2014, 11:31 AM
What duct tape?

Ukuleleblues
05-11-2014, 11:48 AM
The first thing I thought of was this.
http://imacountryboy.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/5243593104_b5bc2fe542.jpg
http://m.static.newsvine.com/servista/imagesizer?file=http3A2F2Fwww.newsvine.com2F_vine2 Fimages2Fusers2Fkatiecannon2F5220170.jpg&width=900

What's he holding up with that strap coming out of the soundhole?

Ukejenny
05-11-2014, 11:48 AM
The good old boys in our high school band used to say, "If it can't be fixed by duck tape or bailing wire, then just burn it."

OldePhart
05-11-2014, 12:17 PM
"A real man only needs two things to make it through life, duct tape and WD-40. The duct tape for fixin' stuff that moves when it oughtn't and the WD-40 fo fixin' stuff that won't move when it oughta."

:)

1931jim
05-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Real men don't eat quiche. John Wayne. gigglegiggle.

Icelander53
05-11-2014, 12:57 PM
"A real man only needs two things to make it through life, duct tape and WD-40. The duct tape for fixin' stuff that moves when it oughtn't and the WD-40 fo fixin' stuff that won't move when it oughta."

:)

It's scary how much sense that makes.

geetee
05-11-2014, 11:02 PM
So James Hill and I have something in common. I've got a piece of tape on one of my ukulele in the exact same spot.

Sometimes it has a Schaller Oyster pickup under it. http://guitar-parts.biz/hp14979/Oyster-S-P-single-plug-16050103.htm?ITServ=C174b8343X145ef5ebabeX2a4

Not the recommended installation method but it works as a band-aid fix.

I think these guys are using something similar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEvTzxu5PIo

drbekken
05-12-2014, 12:55 AM
Somebody ought to start a post where folks may tell tales about how many different things they have fixed with duct tape. It is a Divine Invention. As a musician, I cannot function without it.

Icelander53
05-12-2014, 04:31 AM
I've lost track of that number. I'll bet I have 5 rolls of different thickness and colors at my house and garage right now.

BigD
05-12-2014, 06:06 AM
My old harmony is more duct tape than guitar so understand the struggle as well lol