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Thread: Epiphone UkeBird (Mandobird IV Conversion) Electric Ukulele

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Beaver View Post
    Hey Geeky666, Lucy looks cool, an 8-string.

    I'm curious, Do you have a post regarding your National ?

    Thanks very much for your input
    Just this crummy video from a couple of years ago. http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...33#post1677233
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeky666 View Post
    Just this crummy video from a couple of years ago. http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...33#post1677233
    Cool, I liked the video . Maybe if you keep your eye out you might find another, it's a pity you missed the opportunity before, but I'm pretty sure there's some around for sale occasionally.
    Your video is ok , my first video effort was pretty crummy too so don't fret about it The Video Review I did for this Ukebird IV is my first proper edited video, recorded on my mobile and then I edited it via a Video Editor App.
    Last edited by Dean Beaver; 06-23-2017 at 05:50 PM.

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    I have a Risa tenor, here are Risa's and D'Addario's recommndations:

    heavy gauge (about 20 lbs tension):
    high g - .014"
    low-G = 0.030" wound
    C = 0.023" wound or 0.020" plain
    E = 0.016" plain
    A = 0.012" plain

    light gauge (about 15 lbs tension):
    high g = .012
    low-G = 0.026" wound
    C = 0.017" plain
    E = 0.014" plain
    A = 0.010" plain

    A 0.018" for C is is okay. You can buy a standard electric guitar string
    set 0.010" and take the first four strings of this set.

    With kind regards
    RISA Musical Instruments

    And D'Addario's Recommendations:

    Unit Weight Scale Length Frequency Gauge Tension
    (Lb/in) (in) (Hz) (in) (Lb)
    .00001601 19.00 466.20 A# = PL0085 13.00
    .00001794 19.00 440.00 A = PL009 12.98
    .00003190 19.00 329.60 E = PL012 12.95
    .00004984 19.00 261.60 C = PL015 12.75
    .00009184 19.00 196.00 G = NW022 13.18
    .00001999 17.00 466.20 A# = PL0095 13.00
    .00002215 17.00 440.00 A = PL010 12.83
    .00004037 17.00 329.60 E = PL0125 13.12
    .00006402 17.00 261.60 C = PL017 13.11
    .00010857 17.00 196.00 G = NW024 12.48

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    Very nice work! I'm liking the burst!
    Thanks for posting the pictures.
    My Risa tenor is due for a string change. Got a set of EB regular slinky's ready to go.
    "Life is short. Opera is long."

    Anonymous


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagehand View Post
    My Risa tenor is due for a string change. Got a set of EB regular slinky's ready to go.
    Cool Stagehand, I'd be interested to know how you go with the Slinkys on your Tenor Risa Stick.
    I haven't seen or heard one of the Risa Sticks in action yet

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    Not quite a stick but I will let you know how they work out.
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    Last edited by Stagehand; 06-24-2017 at 11:08 AM.
    "Life is short. Opera is long."

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