"Yep, Bo Diddley definitely stole his name from the instrument, played them like other poor folk, built his own guitar in the shape of a cigar box. Even if it's clouded in mystery, when looking at one, you can clearly tell that it's a…"
"Chordie.com has a conversion tool for most of their tabs. Google "Uke tabs" or "Ukulele tab and you'll find a gazillion or two". Dominator , Ukester Brown, The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz. Meetup.com Ukulele Club of Las Vegas…"
I have been using Tabledit (a commercial tablature editor/creator/player) for many years as it has been great when making odd musical intruments as i do as a hobby. I know it "costs" but I like it.Anyway, I have been searching around for ukulele tabs in Tabledit form and I have not found too many out there.Does anybody know a good source for Uke tabledit tabs please?Perhaps other "convertible" Uke tabs would be great too.ThanksSee More
"A bit off topic re strings. But can you use "ordinary" soprano G strings for a low G tuned tenor uke? I have mine tuned to low G but it seems very "slack" (not to be confused with slack tuning whatever that is!) Perhaps i have to…"
"Great observation and makes sense to a non physicist! I am sure that volume inside the body has some effect too, that is why I was looking at the Mexican acoustic bass guitar. This is the fun thing about CBGs and instrument making.
I will be…"
"Actually the guitar conversion HG sound like it should do but I have to learn how to reduce the volume of the drones. To do this I have to construct a device for gradually lessening the pressure of the drone strings on to the wheel. I have not…"
"Sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you make a total recovery soon.
I meant to ask, how does the hurdy gurdy sound and what problems did you have constructing the instrument and how easy was it to set up? Am I correct in assuming that…"
"I have been playing with ideas about volume in my head. The standard ukulele/guitar construction has the strings very much parallel to the body, with a small angle to where the strings attach to the body. The physics of that connection don't…"
"Yes, I am selling my wife... any offers?!!!!
No, it was a sun spot that was invasive (Basal cell carcinoma) They took an 18mm circle around it from the end of my nose, then instead of creating a graft they did some fancy cutting to free up the skin…"
"Ref 'bass' ukulele neck............
there are a number of things that helped in this construction. The neck is, compared with a normal bass, is very short; the hard wood, through the body design; the thick (ish) finger board and rose wood…"
Sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you make a total recovery soon.
I meant to ask, how does the hurdy gurdy sound and what problems did you have constructing the instrument and how easy was it to set up? Am I correct in assuming that notes are stopped or fretted by a kind of keyboard?
It's the kind of thing that I would love to build, but I know that I never will.
there are a number of things that helped in this construction. The neck is, compared with a normal bass, is very short; the hard wood, through the body design; the thick (ish) finger board and rose wood neck binding; and most importantly the relatively low tension of the "strings".
Hi mate - just a quick link you might enjoy re: spinning reso cones. The video suggests that with the right material and know-how, spinning cones is childs play - without heat! Il be trying again tomorrow with some much thinner material, so Il keep you posted!
Believe me Brian, when Im limited to just 2 words, that IS speechless!!! hehe
Looks like a very involved build! Its certainly very eye catching... any chance of a sound demo?? I love this kind of experimentation, good work!
when you go to wcbn music should start to play right away. the music player is at the top of the page and there are 46 different artists on there. let me know if you need more help or ask the guys in the chat to help you find your way around. everyone here is generally pretty happy to help out.