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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll check out some...

    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll check out some of the links.

    Just to clarify, if the electric route is feasible, then it'll be in addition to making an acoustic..... After all, you can never...
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    DIY kits revisited

    So, having some time on my hands has got me thinking about building a kit.

    I've done some searching and there's not much new content on the topic, so hence the new post.

    I fancy adding a...
  3. I hope you guys will be glad to hear that, whilst...

    I hope you guys will be glad to hear that, whilst I don't play any of my ukes half as much as I used to, nor anywhere near as much as I want to, the Alida will never get sold! It will always remind...
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    Read it - and all it seems to try and do is...

    Read it - and all it seems to try and do is dismiss all the occasions of people intervening by highlighting that they were, or had been, or were training to be, in some sort of uniformed service.
    ...
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    In this country, there has been a complete ban on...

    In this country, there has been a complete ban on all handguns and 'military' type rifles since the Dunblane killings, many, many years ago.

    It still doesn't stop the 'bad' elements of society...
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    I'd seen your Dolphin before Pondweed - cheers...

    I'd seen your Dolphin before Pondweed - cheers for reminding me about it. I'm going to make a new nut for mine, which will have the 2 Gs straddling the position of the current single G, to keep the...
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    Converting 4 string Concert to 5 strings

    ...... is what I'm going to do!

    It was a choice between my roundback Tenor and my Aria Concert, so I've decided to go the less conventional route and do a 5 string Concert.

    I'll detail my work...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adeFF0nQyzM ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adeFF0nQyzM

    Fret levelling and uke setup really doesn't have to be that complicated ....... this video is the one I followed
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    Traitional Tattoo help

    I'm in the process of designing a new half sleeve and I need some guidance on traditional designs, in terms of what I can and can't use in order not to cause offence.

    It won't be a complete...
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    Having been home a week, today I got round to...

    Having been home a week, today I got round to doing a quick setup on the Alida.

    Frets levelled and fret edges sorted, nut taken down and made narrower - and the intonation is vastly improved,...
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    Wood would be fine - easily stained black ..........

    Wood would be fine - easily stained black ....... :D
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    I'd take one, as long as the price wasn't...

    I'd take one, as long as the price wasn't ridiculous. Would prefer black .......
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    I might bite the bullet and order some of the...

    I might bite the bullet and order some of the individual saddle pieces, as I've seen some 3-sided box section alloy lengths in my local DIY store which I reckon could be easily made into a new bridge...
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Saddle-Piece-for-Les...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Saddle-Piece-for-Les-Paul-Tune-o-Matic-bridge-EAD-New-/111341484849

    Individual saddle pieces for a buck apiece. From my quick sizing up, the post to post measurement...
  15. Got home last night and got round to opening my...

    Got home last night and got round to opening my new Alida box.

    Very quick first impressions .....

    Its a cracking looking instrument, didn't seem to have any issues with the electrics and sounds...
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    I chose the roller type because they are designed...

    I chose the roller type because they are designed for guitars with tailpieces. I don't know enough to know whether the tune a matic types come in a tailpiece variant.

    My idea, to me at least,...
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    Wonder if Timbuck is reading and fancies a...

    Wonder if Timbuck is reading and fancies a challenge? :D
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    66508 How about this roller bridge? Surely...

    66508

    How about this roller bridge? Surely there's someone out there with the ability to machine a new block that would then bolt straight onto the existing saddle?

    I'd pay for something like...
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    So whats the score with an alternative tunamatic...

    So whats the score with an alternative tunamatic bridge? Did anyone find anything? What about something on the lines of the Lanakai idea?
    Or, just thinking out loud, I wonder if the existing bridge...
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    This little website might well be helpful to some...

    This little website might well be helpful to some of you ....... especially when looking for custom pickups, bridges, etc

    Www.ukeland.co.uk

    :D
  21. Well, mine arrived today, after having paid the...

    Well, mine arrived today, after having paid the very reasonable 11 customs charges. It's still in its box, awaiting my return in 2 weeks!
    So at least its been delivered, although I guess I'm going...
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    Got the PM - thankyou. I'll send her an email :D

    Got the PM - thankyou. I'll send her an email :D
  23. My wife got a phone call today. Mine's in customs...

    My wife got a phone call today. Mine's in customs awaiting an 11 charge to be paid for import duty.

    Seems like a bargain to me! :D
  24. So mines on its way?! Woo hoo indeed! It should...

    So mines on its way?! Woo hoo indeed!
    It should arrive just about the same time as I get home, so the timing couldn't be better!
    Massive thanks to Mike for organising it all, and an ever bigger...
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    Olarte ....... I bought blanks from Clifford...

    Olarte ....... I bought blanks from Clifford Essex Music in the UK (same place I got my Aria concert from) as they have a big selection of blank bone pieces. I just measured the stock ones and...
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