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    Default What is the WORST Ukulele thing that awakened you

    For me, it was this morning ....I had 15 soprano cases with ukes
    in them stacked on each other and it toppled over sending my tenors and
    concerts following...Now what did I do wrong
    I thought I was behaving quite nicely lately

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    I had a couple of cigar box ukes I had made and hung them up on the wall. About a month later, i was sitting in the room when two loud pops simultaneously startled me. The bridges on both uke's popped off. From now on i always detune my wall hangers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faricelli View Post
    I had a couple of cigar box ukes I had made and hung them up on the wall. About a month later, i was sitting in the room when two loud pops simultaneously startled me. The bridges on both uke's popped off. From now on i always detune my wall hangers.
    I had my kamaka gold label by my bed in the case and I heard a twang and couldn't figure what that was...it was quiet nite...next day I opened my case and the bridge was off...and went awe awe

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    Wow, what rotten uke luck!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I think you need a bigger place to live, I mean store your ukes...
    I haven't had a uke tradegy, and hope I never do.. If I do my wonder woman uke will have to save me!
    Glad to hear that you and your ukes are fine though...

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    What you did wrong, Stan, was to stack them one on top of the other.

    You need to put them in groups of two, and stack the first two parallel, then rotate the second pair 90 degrees, and place on the first pair.

    Pretty soon, you can play Jenga with them!

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    In a hurry, I picked up my Flea hard case that wasn't latched and sent my uke skittering across the stone floor...yup... Fortunately, minimal damage. Wow, I can't believe I just confessed that!

    -joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksiegel View Post
    What you did wrong, Stan, was to stack them one on top of the other.

    You need to put them in groups of two, and stack the first two parallel, then rotate the second pair 90 degrees, and place on the first pair.

    Pretty soon, you can play Jenga with them!

    -Kurt
    Best answer. I would say using a wall corner with this method could be the best short term. But maybe someday I can come down and help you make racks so they will all be accessible. I would love to see your collection! (can't think of a better way to invite myself over, haha)

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    My Kanile'a did a face plant (in its case, fell over from its stand, no damage fortunately) at least 5 times one day recently. The last time I asked who was there and trying to tell me something and if so, what were they trying to tell me. It stopped after that. Hmmm

    Not a uke but when I was a kid, about 13, I heard what sounded like my guitar being plucked one string at a time in the middle of the night. Scared the &*^* out of me. Turned out it was the bridge ripping the soundboard of my first guitar. Just ripped the top, big hole where the bridge was. Too bad, that guitar sounded great, relatively inexpensive, but the top was apparently too light and not braced well enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksiegel View Post
    What you did wrong, Stan, was to stack them one on top of the other.

    You need to put them in groups of two, and stack the first two parallel, then rotate the second pair 90 degrees, and place on the first pair.

    Pretty soon, you can play Jenga with them!

    -Kurt
    Ha Ha If I did that, I wouldn't be able to walk in my small place...

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