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    CM, Making a uke scale bass neck fit to a body...

    CM, Making a uke scale bass neck fit to a body big enough to cut thru an acoustic mix without amplification seems to be a challenge that has gone unfulfilled. I considered mounting a 22.5" scale neck...
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    O&S, I have been off-line for a bit. Probably, no...

    O&S, I have been off-line for a bit. Probably, no acoustic guitar conversion that I know of will give enough bass oomph to be heard well in a mix without amplification. I will post more in the recent...
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    I am using short bursts of info because the wind...

    I am using short bursts of info because the wind is disrupting my AT&T I-Net connection. I removed the mike as my solid body bass sounds so much better. A trip to The Florida Keys Northernmost...
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    Willie Nelson will be proud. A truly holey...

    Willie Nelson will be proud. A truly holey instrument.
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    OK, O&S, Here goes:

    OK, O&S, Here goes:
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    O & S, You made a good move going to the tenor...

    O & S, You made a good move going to the tenor vs. bass set-up. I played my acoustic mega-B'uke at a library function and was barely heard. This evening, I drilled a hole that holds a vocal mike and...
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    U.T. It is almost 5:00 AM EST on the date that...

    U.T. It is almost 5:00 AM EST on the date that will live in infamy. There is one on eBay 11 hours away from final bid. But, it is not going cheap. I love mine. It is a keeper.
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    Arcy, I should have specified that my need is to...

    Arcy, I should have specified that my need is to use STAINLESS STEEL round wound strings. Oops. Other than a company called Big Island, I have not been able to find an off the shelf bass uke set up...
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    Thanks, I especially like "For What It's Worth"....

    Thanks, I especially like "For What It's Worth". So, B'uke it is.

    My sonic preference for bass is round wound strings. So, I have to build my own creations from past parts. Hence, my moniker from...
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    Hi Mike, Glad you chimed in. The universe of...

    Hi Mike, Glad you chimed in. The universe of ubass seems to be in a nebulous flux. In order to make the lower range notes audible on an acoustic bass instrument, the body has to be bigger but that...
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    After a little GOOGLE searching, I just...

    After a little GOOGLE searching, I just discovered the Ohana OBU-22. Looks like they are marketing a 24.5" scale travel bass as a ubass. My friend can now direct the uke purists where to go. Thanks.
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    Asking for a friend...

    OK, All U brother pluckers and sister pickers in the Ubass universe:

    Can a less than 25" scale acoustic bass (modified Epi-guitar) be classified as a mega-long scale big body acoustic Ubass?
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    About three months ago, I stopped by our library...

    About three months ago, I stopped by our library in Key Largo to show my modified 50 watt off-grid bass/guitar amp to a fellow guitar picker who works there. Co-incidentally, that day for the first...
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    Very nice work, BB. It should sound good thru a...

    Very nice work, BB. It should sound good thru a Vox Mini-Super Beetle stack if the original Marshall has become unwieldy.
  15. Thanks, Good U. I had been debating putting a...

    Thanks, Good U. I had been debating putting a piezo in my 5 string steel string tenor acoustic (added low D) which is the easy route. After listening to your axe, a double rail humbucker in the same...
  16. Good U, Those steel strings have such a...

    Good U, Those steel strings have such a beautiful, bell tone. You must have a magnetic pick-up. Looks like a 4 pole humbucker. Please, provide details. Thanks in advance.
  17. Thank You Everyone for the suggestions. I mounted...

    Thank You Everyone for the suggestions. I mounted 2 front strap pegs. The one at the base of the heel is put there to hold the headstock above the table when the uke's back is set down horizontally....
  18. Jupu, Depending on your choice of music and...

    Jupu, Depending on your choice of music and personal preference, you should make the determination between the MV50 Clean or the MV50 AC. The clean model has no gain knob which is very good if you...
  19. Thank You, All, for the replies. Still...

    Thank You, All, for the replies. Still considering the front strap peg location on my acoustic. As an experiment, I mounted the strap peg on the front forward shoulder of my very heavy solid body...
  20. Thanks Rip and Rafter, I actually do push the...

    Thanks Rip and Rafter, I actually do push the reach into the treble stratosphere on rare occasion. So, I noticed that a strap and peg might be an obstacle on that portion of the neck. However, the...
  21. Front Strap Peg Location on an Acoustic Uke?

    Instead of running your strap to the headstock which I find awkward, where is best to mount the strap peg on an acoustic ukulele? The base of the heel of the neck mount makes the uke roll forward....
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    Another fuzzy pic. I drilled 3 new holes for...

    Another fuzzy pic. I drilled 3 new holes for string pegs. The G and E are a hair out of perfect placement but it plays fine and the bridge intonation is very good according to the 12th fret...
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    Now, Wiggy. This pic of the nut is fuzzy but the...

    Now, Wiggy. This pic of the nut is fuzzy but the best of the batch. I kept the 2 outside string places. Cut a notch in the middle just a fraction to the high side becase of string thickness. The two...
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    First, Keeno. Yes, but if she sings, I sing, too....

    First, Keeno. Yes, but if she sings, I sing, too. That is the deal with with our uke group. Only, the ubass player is exempt. It may be awhile as I have committed to do the audio/video from my kayak.
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    With a half hour to spare, Miss Oscar is now a...

    With a half hour to spare, Miss Oscar is now a ukulele tuned to DGCEA (not re-entrant). Conversion is complete. She sings a sweet alto. And, the table is clear. Time for a beer.
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