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  1. DPO

    Postcard from New Zealand. (The first day of the rest of my life)

    An off topic post I know but I though some of you might like to know that I ended up following my dream. The house sold in November and in December i purchased a Motorhome to live in permanently and boarded the ferry to cross the Cook strait. The photo is Picton entrance to the South Island...
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    Southern Cross Banjo Uke (Anyone selling one)

    Hi, if anyone has one for sale let me know. I have just been contacted by a buyer from the UK who wants one if you know of one, or have one for sale let me know and I will pass along the buyers' details. Kind Regards Dennis
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    Southern Cross Banjo Ukes

    Hi everyone, Just a note to inform you that I am no longer building instruments, it was fun while it lasted. It has now been a little over six months since my wife lost her fight against cancer, and I have had a roller coaster of emotions to deal with. However one thing that became abundently...
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    Anybody else getting porn spam in their PM box?

    I have had two messages in the last few days in my pm box. How do they access this? Does it mean they are UU members? Never had anything like it before.
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    11.11.11

    Photographed this today.
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    FS:Southern Cross banjo Uke

    Last of the spec builds. Tasmanian Blackwood, Silver Ash, Purple Heart. Concert Scale. All quality hardware. Geared planetary tuners. Strung with Worth Browns. Complete with armrest. The price for these is normally between US$875/975. Price reduced now only US$750.00 plus shipping. Ships...
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    The End of Southern Cross Banjo Ukes

    I have always been able to sell my instruments quite readily however this year I have made two neither of which have sold. It is pointless making things which don't sell so I have decided not to make anymore, I will continue making "Fantail and Teardrop" ukes for the local market. The tenor...
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    FS: Southern Cross Banjo Uke Tenor

    Just completed. Tenor scale BU 17 frets to the body. Timbers used are Tasmanian Blackwood, Australian Silver Ash and Purple Heart. Neck is a three piece laminate, body is a 48 piece solid block construction. Remo fibreskin head, Der Jung planetary tuners. Strung with Worth Browns. Hand crafted...
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    FS: Southern Cross Banjo Uke

    Closed the old thread and starting a new one. My latest build. Open back Banjo Uke. Concert scale built in Tasmanian Blackwood, Silver Ash, and Purple Heart. Quality hardware ex Rickard Banjos Canada, Der Jung planetary tuners, strung with Worth Clears. Hand made nut and arch bridge in Purple...
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    Windows Movie Maker

    Hi, I have been using Wiidows MM for a few years, just recently it simply refuses to regognise videos from my tablet and my phone, stock standard mp4 format. Anyone have any ideas?. If I can not getit to work Ii will need advice on a new siimple programme, and I stress Simple . Thanks.
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    FS:Southern Cross Banjo Uke

    My latest build. Open back Banjo Uke. Concert scale built in Tasmanian Blackwood, Silver Ash, and Purple Heart. Quality hardware ex Rickard Banjos Canada,Der Jung planetary tuners, strung with Worth Clears. Hand made nut and arch bridge in Purple Heart and complete with hand crafted armrest in...
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    FS:Southern Cross Banjo Uke New Build

    This is a new model very loosely based on the Gibson UB2. Body is a laminate, the neck is NZ Matai, fretboard and nut are Purple Heart. Planetary geared tuners, Aquila strings. Bridge is Ebony topped Maple Concert Scale. Due to cheaper hardware and less overall costs, I have priced these at...
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    FS:Southern Cross Banjo Uke New Build

    Concert scale. Body is a block construction in Tasmanian Blackwood with a feature ring of Purple Heart and NZ White Pine. Neck is Tasmanian Blackwood laminated with PH and WP. Headstock is Claret Ash and PH. Remo fibreskin head, Aquila strings, planetary geared tuners, hand made nut and bridge...
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    Not a Uke

    Hoping to sneak in under the radar of The Uke Police :D Something a little different for me. Tasmanian Blackwood Licence plate three string box guitar. Tuned GDG
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    FS:Southern Cross banjo Uke

    My first build for quite some time. Tasmanian Blackwood, Claret Ash and Purple Heart. Concert Scale. Complete with handmade Armrest. Planetary tuners, quality hardware throughout. US$ 975.00 plus shipping. Still for sale US$925.00 Plus shipping
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    Southern Cross Instruments now closed.

    I am no longer building instruments. My wife has been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer and all my energy and care must now be devoted to her. If you own one of my instruments I hope you enjoy playing them as much as I did building them.
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    FS: Southern Cross Banjo Uke New Build

    Concert Scale open back. Built in Tasmanian Blackwood, Purple Heart, and Claret Ash. Gotoh Planetary Tuners, Remo Fibreskin head. Southcoast Strings, bone nut and hand made bridge in Purple Heart. Top quality hardware ex Ricard Banjos Canada. Price US$975.00 plus shipping. Price reduced. Now...
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    New off the bench

    Teardrop uke in Tasmanian Blackwood, Claret Ash and Purple Heart. Concert Scale Aquila strings.
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    Banjo uke dampening the sound.

    Bsfloyd made mention in another thread about the use of a product called Moongel damper pads used on drums to alter or tone down the sound. I thought that this might work well on banjonuke heads to replace the rolled up sock under under the rim rod. So I invested 20 dollars and it arrived...