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Thread: I just scalloped the last four frets on my uke.

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    Default I just scalloped the last four frets on my uke.

    It may be just a standard uke with no pick-ups, but I use those frets a lot. And it really helps my bends and vibratos up there.

    By the way, it's a Koaloha. Yes, it was expensive before I defaced it drastically. But it's not like I was gonna sell it

    EDIT: Apparantly, I can't count. I meant FIVE scalloped frets. Curse you, PCHS.

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    how'd you do it?
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    With three different files. One is a 1/4 inch round file, one is a very skinny round file, and the other is a flatter one that I used to smoothen it.

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    but dude, why the koaloha??? hahaha jk i totally understand. but next time get a kala and scallop the whole thing! then i want you to do an yngwie solo cover on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NukeDOC View Post
    but dude, why the koaloha??? hahaha jk i totally understand. but next time get a kala and scallop the whole thing! then i want you to do an yngwie solo cover on youtube.
    Doing those four frets took me nearly an hour. I don't want to imagine the horrors of scalloping 12-16 frets x.x

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    I love scalloped frets on guitars and trying it on ukes has crossed my mind, just needed you to boot kick me!

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    Interesting - I have never seen that before, even on guitars. What if you want to slide across several frets - does it effect that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by khrome View Post
    Interesting - I have never seen that before, even on guitars. What if you want to slide across several frets - does it effect that?
    it might be a slight learning curve. you have to learn how to fret the string just enough to maintain intonation. when you get that down, sliding shouldnt be a problem.

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    Interesting. KoAloha is probably a good choice to do that on, since its got a koa fretboard. I'd imagine it being a more difficult job on a rosewood or ebony fretboard.
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    Wow. Now that's hard-core ukin'!
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