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    Default License Plate Uke

    I'd like to make a uke based on a license plate, but it seems to me that it would need a pickup. Drilling a large sound hole in the license plate would defeat the purpose. If I made the body larger than the plate, I could put four sound holes in the corners.

    If I have to buy a pickup, that would make this a relatively expensive project. Any suggestions?
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    Wait. You need a pickup for your license plate. Don't you have that backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopped Liver View Post
    Wait. You need a pickup for your license plate. Don't you have that backwards?
    Oh, so clever! ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I'd like to make a uke based on a license plate, but it seems to me that it would need a pickup. Drilling a large sound hole in the license plate would defeat the purpose. If I made the body larger than the plate, I could put four sound holes in the corners.

    If I have to buy a pickup, that would make this a relatively expensive project. Any suggestions?
    Sound hole(s) can go in the sides.

    If you go back through the archives a few weeks, there was a thread with a lot of information about inexpensive diy preamps that can be used with dirt-cheap piezo pickups.

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    Just Google "License Plate Ukulele", plenty of ideas out there that don't involve trying to put a sound hole in the license plate.

    https://www.cbgitty.com/kits-guitar-...or-guitar-kit/

    https://davetalsma.com/license-plate-ukulele/
    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Oh, so clever! ��
    heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee

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    OK, I'm officially flummoxed. What the heck is a "license plate Uke," and what does it look like? I can't imagine what it would be. But, nonetheless, I won't let that stop me from commenting. What about using one of those silly "love" plates, like "I ❤️ NY" and making the "❤️" the sound hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGeorge View Post
    OK, I'm officially flummoxed. What the heck is a "license plate Uke," and what does it look like? I can't imagine what it would be. But, nonetheless, I won't let that stop me from commenting. What about using one of those silly "love" plates, like "I ❤️ NY" and making the "❤️" the sound hole?
    I think "silly" might apply to mine. I prefer "fun."

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    I didn't bother with pickups or soundholes
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    Last edited by Titchtheclown; 02-16-2021 at 10:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    I didn't bother with pickups or soundholes
    20201012_150728.jpg
    Looks good! I don't have a sound hole in mine, but I just installed a $10 pickup. I'll have to string it and see how it sounds.
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