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    Default Space Fluke

    With any luck, I'll get the nut and the strings installed today. The graphic is an image from the Hubble Space Telescope. I printed it on sticky vinyl. It was very easy to install once I removed the bridge and fretboard. I'm going to see how it sounds without the sound hole cut out. Maybe I'll add a side port.

    The fretboard is courtesy of eBay, and the bridge probably came from there, too. I replaced the friction tuners with tuners I took off an XS Soprano when I installed Gotohs. They're small and very smooth in operation.

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    Nice one Jerry! Great tuners too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkimura View Post
    Nice one Jerry! Great tuners too.
    Thanks. Those tuners are small and nice, but they were rather heavy for the XS Soprano.
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    I added the nut, saddle, and strings last night, and I think it sounds fine without cutting out the sound hole, and I like the looks of the solid outer space scene. I might add a side port, though. I still have to do the setup; it's a bit high now.

    I have one more Fluke to "decorate," but I'm not rushing into that.
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    As we used to say in the 60s, "Cosmic man."

    Looks great Jerry.
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    Looks great! Glad it sounds fine without the sound hole. Really gives it a clean look! The other option would be to find a black hole picture!

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    I could do with that uke for next month's jam session which will have a 'space' theme! Nicely done!
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    Those black geared tuners look good on your Fluke. I wonder if these ones on eBay would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Those black geared tuners look good on your Fluke. I wonder if these ones on eBay would work?

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    They should be fine, provided the shaft isn't too wide. I like them having only one screw but also a nut. It's odd that they sell them in pairs. They're coming from China, so you could have a bit of a wait.
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