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Timbuck
06-05-2014, 01:03 AM
I always wanted one of these "Boys Toys" ;)
It wasn't expensive ... I had to file the nut a bit and take about a quarter of an inch off the bridge to get it set up right and now all I have to do is get used to it :D
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/IMG_1125_zps3d7b5d91.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/IMG_1125_zps3d7b5d91.jpg.html)

Michael N.
06-05-2014, 01:36 AM
I've never seen a Ukulele that size before. Maybe that's an awfully big chair. Funny looking soundholes as well.

Jim Hanks
06-05-2014, 02:53 AM
I've never seen a Ukulele that size before. Maybe that's an awfully big chair. Funny looking soundholes as well.
Don't you mean awfully *small* chair? it's really a sopranino in a dollhouse. :p

mm stan
06-05-2014, 03:09 AM
I seen a big hawaiian guy play one like a ukulele .....LOL

Kevin Waldron
06-05-2014, 04:42 AM
At one time we made a kit......... a lot of work......and you needed a lot of room. Still have one left someone game......

Blessings,

Kevin

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Timbuck
06-05-2014, 05:12 AM
If I lived nearby Id have a go at that one:).....
This one is a cheap 3/4 bass from China, but it does have a solid spruce top...I've been giving it a good looking over an I recon the fingerboard could do with levelling, so I'll be having a go at that next and It's a Maple fingerboard so it will need re-ebonising after I've done the job...It's funny how we can't leave things alone without trying to improve em init ;)

we tigers
06-05-2014, 06:01 AM
A cheap Chinese upright always needs a once over when you buy them. But they improve tremendously so it's worth it. Enjoy your new four string. I adore a double bass! As a bass player I should have one, but my house is more suited for ukuleles... Congrats!

tobinsuke
06-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Congrats on your new toy!

Flyfish57
06-05-2014, 06:51 AM
I've been wanting one of these to play around on as well. What's the brand?

Timbuck
06-05-2014, 07:03 AM
I've been wanting one of these to play around on as well. What's the brand?

Don't know the brand ..the massive box it came in just said CHINA.
It came complete with a hard case and a gig bag.:)
I got it on the UK Ebay.

ksquine
06-05-2014, 07:34 AM
I guess this will affect your choice in cars too.....minivans, station wagons (sorry..."estate car") No more minis for you!!

fynger
06-05-2014, 07:51 AM
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Robert Wadlow had the same Uke

Flyfish57
06-05-2014, 09:01 AM
I guess this will affect your choice in cars too.....minivans, station wagons (sorry..."estate car") No more minis for you!!
It came with a hard case so he can strap it to the roof!

Timbuck
06-05-2014, 09:47 AM
I'm driving one of these at the moment...And a 3/4 bass will fit inside with the back seat down (but only just) ;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/mycar_zpsac911cc1.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/mycar_zpsac911cc1.jpg.html)

Titchtheclown
06-05-2014, 11:13 AM
I quote Monty Banks of uogb fame

"It is a bass ukulele. It is the future. You can not fight it."

Timbuck
06-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Just done 1/2 hour practice session on the bass and I ended up with my left hand going slowly black with the dye from the ebonised fingerboard :eek: and it shows up any slight cuts or abrasions i've recieved in the last few weeks.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/IMG_1127_zps9314da61.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/shiregreenbod/media/IMG_1127_zps9314da61.jpg.html)

KnowsPickin
06-07-2014, 01:51 AM
I guess this will affect your choice in cars too.....minivans, station wagons (sorry..."estate car") No more minis for you!!

That ain't necessarily so. I had one that fit nicely into my 1988 Accord (which is slightly smaller than a current Civic). I just leaned the front passenger seat back and set it in the seat with the peghead toward the back. It worked quite nicely.

My only problem with playing a double bass style bass Uke is that the projection pattern is figure 8. It projects really well out the front and out the back; but I'm standing in the dead spot at the side. Everyone could hear what I was playing better than me, and I'm standing next to it!

Nice acquisition! Enjoy.