• DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    Like Rolli my performance ukes must sound good with my voice when I am singing overtop of them and be easy playing. But I also fingerpick and play...
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  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 AM
    “Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my friends they drive Porsche’s I must make a menz”...........love it Nickie, great choice and good...
    5 replies | 419 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-17-2020, 01:14 AM
    A big WELL DONE Mike. The more you do something the more comfortable you become, even if it is just a little bit. I like Kens idea of you and your...
    18 replies | 298 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-12-2020, 04:13 AM
    Baz and VintageGibson thanks for the input. I agree that fret wear should not be happening this quickly. The friend with the OU ukuleles has had them...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-12-2020, 03:13 AM
    A friend and playing partner has three Outdoor Ukuleles. When I voiced my concern about the wound low G string possibly causing fret wear he said all...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 07:40 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread NUD: Enya Nova U in Uke Talk
    Yup.....mine is in my suitcase and will be flying to Mexico in the cargo hold for a two week vacation. Can’t do that with an all solid wood ukulele. ...
    3 replies | 97 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 05:00 AM
    Hey Anthonyg, check facts first before making incorrect assumptions. Pono did indeed develop this as a dedicated steel string instrument from the...
    7 replies | 190 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 02:49 AM
    Welcome to UU, yes it is a wealth of knowledge and a nice place to hang out, great people here. I see you have already acquired some very fine...
    8 replies | 103 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 02:42 AM
    I answered your question in the thread you started before I saw this. I can honestly say that with Savarez or D’Addario high tension florocarbon...
    38 replies | 1730 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 02:25 AM
    I own a Cordoba Cadet which is 3/4 size. I bought it used and the strings seems old and a bit dead or dull sounding. I restrung it with high tension...
    2 replies | 94 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-11-2020, 02:18 AM
    Thanks Nickie. A friend and playing partner has two Outdoor Ukuleles, they have the same all black fretboard. He ordered a set of decals for each,...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-10-2020, 01:42 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread RIP Neil Peart in Uke Talk
    Oh man this is the first I have of this. My heart is broken, being Canadian we were all so proud of Neil as he was considered one of the greatest...
    4 replies | 151 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 01:53 PM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread ukulele to guitar in Uke Talk
    Very cool.........you have basically made a Tenor Guitar. I have a Blueridge and a Regal resonator tenor guitars, they are acoustic. Google Eastwood...
    8 replies | 235 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 11:40 AM
    I thought about that too Ken, the nut might be hollow with modeled nut slots. I might drill a small hole and see if it is solid or not. I am getting...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 10:16 AM
    Damn Rainer.........you just had to show the Pepe steel string guilele.;) I look forward to you starting this thread every year. I really...
    147 replies | 8151 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 08:36 AM
    Congratulations on your upcoming Beansprout baritone. I love both wood samples you picked, lots of character, grain and color. I have a Mya Moe...
    10 replies | 241 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 07:21 AM
    I am in the same dilemma as you, outside to outside is more accurate. But nut slots are cut center to center so that is how I measured these string...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 07:16 AM
    Yea I can be the same with metric, although as Canadian we are suppose know this stuff. We are splitting hairs, ;) as Choirguy said and yourself it...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 06:52 AM
    Here are measurements taken with dial calipers then laid on the steel rule for reference. I measure things for a living so I am a bit anal about this...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 06:29 AM
    Hey Baz, below are pictures I just took of a steel rule up against the nut and and then the strings to substantiate my stated dimensions. As you can...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 06:18 AM
    I ordered it on December 9th and he shipped out December 10th, I ordered 4 of them. He also emailed me back right after my order to ask what make...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-09-2020, 12:08 AM
    Yea I am strangely attracted to “plastic/non-wood ukes”. As a comparison. *The Korala is a basic plastic concert uke with the awful Tupperware...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 11:59 PM
    Thanks Glen, it is a fun instrument and being inexpensive frees me up to do modifications with out too much worry. Lack of side dots are an issue too...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 07:15 AM
    That is so good, so very very good. I love all songs and all the performances you do, thanks for sharing
    7 replies | 139 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 07:11 AM
    Hahaha, sorry I had to guilt you into responding;) You and I have performed live on stage together, that is more important to me......I get the...
    24 replies | 590 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 03:43 AM
    DownUpDave replied to a thread Radiused fretboard in Uke Talk
    I am a radius fretboard fan as well for ease of barre chord playing. It is a personal preference and many other players are fine with out it. ...
    16 replies | 414 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 03:32 AM
    I had thought of adding a black colouring to it but was afraid it might change the chemical make up. It dries really fast and rock hard, perfect to...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 03:19 AM
    I gave a lot of thought to doing something about the string spacing. One idea as you mentioned was to cut off the nut and made a separate one. The...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
  • DownUpDave's Avatar
    01-08-2020, 01:55 AM
    To illustrate what I mean about string spacing here are two pictures. One of the Enya Nova and the other is my Kimo tenor with 1-3/8" nut width. The...
    77 replies | 2076 view(s)
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