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At 1:22pm on April 18, 2010, Yellowbelly Flatt said…
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.
At 5:01am on April 18, 2010, Yellowbelly Flatt said…
OUCH! I bet that hurt.
At 4:01am on April 18, 2010, Yellowbelly Flatt said…
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 neck binding; and most importantly the relatively low tension of the "strings".
At 3:01am on April 18, 2010, Yellowbelly Flatt said…
Hi Brian,
the cigar box ukulele 'bass' has a scale length of 50cm - 20 inches. Usual (ish) baritone ukulele size. The neck width at the nut is 35mm and at the 12th fret is 45mm.
At 6:58am on October 14, 2009, Roosterman said…
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!
At 9:22pm on October 12, 2009, Diane in Chicago said…
We are all still awaiting a sound sample from that HG! It is so incredibly cool!
At 6:38am on September 29, 2009, Will Carter said…
Hey Brian, Amazing effort mate - only prob is now I want one but don't have a clue where to start. Wish I'd built it :)
At 5:16am on September 21, 2009, Roosterman said…
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!
At 11:23am on September 13, 2009, Sounds of the Nation said…
glad you found it. hope you find some sounds you like
At 11:20am on September 12, 2009, Sounds of the Nation said…
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.


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