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Thread: New Uke Day: Grape Soprano Flea With Pickup

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw View Post
    Thanks for the inspiration! And why stop there? I'm actually now wondering where I can get purple tuning pegs! Google is no help!
    I'd ping "bruceweiart" on The Bay, and see if he'll make a custom set of replacement tuner buttons.

    If all else fails, you can investigate 3D "printing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by singh44s View Post
    I'd ping "bruceweiart" on The Bay, and see if he'll make a custom set of replacement tuner buttons.

    If all else fails, you can investigate 3D "printing".
    Good suggestions. I found some purple classical guitar tuners on eBay that I'm wondering if I can just remove the buttons from. There's also a company called Sperzel that makes colored tuning machines, but they're a fortune!

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    Nice flea, I just got a new flea as well to go with my fluke. love them both IMG_1881.jpg

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    One more proof what a great idea these coloured strings are..... (Seems I really need to restring my Flea with green or red Auroras very soon)

    Could you pls post some pics of the pickup as well? (Panel, panel location, output jack - I just started thinking about enhancing my Flea with a B-band p/u)
    Soprano Concert Tenor Bass
    Makala MK-S (Baton Rouge SU-BW)
    Kala SSTU-FMCP (ukuMele FC)
    Makala Waterman (ukuMele)
    Firefly Walnut (Aquila)
    Flight TUS50 (ukuMele)
    Flea M-42 (Worth CM-LG)
    Koa Pili Koko Acacia (Aquila CGDA)
    Big Island KTO-CT (ukuMele)
    Blackbird Clara
    Pono MTDX8 (Worth BM) Kala Ubass EM-FS (Aquila Red)

    more about all my ukuleles on just.4str.in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis0815 View Post
    Could you pls post some pics of the pickup as well? (Panel, panel location, output jack - I just started thinking about enhancing my Flea with a B-band p/u)
    It's the most basic K&K transducer pickup they offer - I will try to get a pic for you tonight.

    KoAloha Pineapple | Grape Flea | Luna Concert Great Wave

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    Quote Originally Posted by serenityuku View Post
    Nice flea, I just got a new flea as well to go with my fluke. love them both IMG_1881.jpg
    slightly OT here, but anyway:
    (1) What size are the two? Both concert or a mix of concert/tenor and soprano/concert?
    (2) what is that black thing clipped onto the headstock? Planet Waves CT12 Mini Tuner (like below)?
    Soprano Concert Tenor Bass
    Makala MK-S (Baton Rouge SU-BW)
    Kala SSTU-FMCP (ukuMele FC)
    Makala Waterman (ukuMele)
    Firefly Walnut (Aquila)
    Flight TUS50 (ukuMele)
    Flea M-42 (Worth CM-LG)
    Koa Pili Koko Acacia (Aquila CGDA)
    Big Island KTO-CT (ukuMele)
    Blackbird Clara
    Pono MTDX8 (Worth BM) Kala Ubass EM-FS (Aquila Red)

    more about all my ukuleles on just.4str.in

    Every artist was first an amateur (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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    Default The Most Purple Purple Flea

    I got inspired by some of your suggestions, and went a little nuts on the purple. So not only do I have purple Aurora strings on my Grape Flea, but I added...

    ...purple tuning buttons (found them on a set of classical guitar tuners and just replaced the original buttons):

    IMG_0310.jpg


    ...purple "Jewel Dot" stickers as fret markers:

    IMG_0312.jpg


    I believe this is as purple as I can get without resorting to paint! Hope you enjoy the Most Purple Purple Flea!

    IMG_0309.jpg

    KoAloha Pineapple | Grape Flea | Luna Concert Great Wave

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    This is so completely awesome!!!! I use the exact same jewel stickers on my fretboard except I have clear "diamond" ones on my Flea and blue "sapphire" ones on my Fluke. I hope you have the perfect purple outfit to wear while you rock out on your perfect purple Flea

    Nix

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw View Post
    I got inspired by some of your suggestions, and went a little nuts on the purple.
    Yes indeed..... awesome. Already got the tabs for "Purple Rain" now?
    Soprano Concert Tenor Bass
    Makala MK-S (Baton Rouge SU-BW)
    Kala SSTU-FMCP (ukuMele FC)
    Makala Waterman (ukuMele)
    Firefly Walnut (Aquila)
    Flight TUS50 (ukuMele)
    Flea M-42 (Worth CM-LG)
    Koa Pili Koko Acacia (Aquila CGDA)
    Big Island KTO-CT (ukuMele)
    Blackbird Clara
    Pono MTDX8 (Worth BM) Kala Ubass EM-FS (Aquila Red)

    more about all my ukuleles on just.4str.in

    Every artist was first an amateur (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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