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Resonator baritone uke?

Started Jun 29, 2014 0 Replies

Someone just told me he wanted a baritone resonator uke.I said no problem...I'll find you a link...That was harder than I thought...I found a couple $1500 ones...not in budget.I told him he might…Continue

WTT, barter, whatevah: Need airplane-related CB or label

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Nicholas Apr 7, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi:I need some help - looking for an airplane-, or aviation-, themed cigar box or label...hopefully they are not rare, collectible and requiring a 2nd mortgage.I would like to swap, trade, barter,…Continue

building a 5-string electric bass - request for reference

Started Jan 21, 2014 0 Replies

I am interested in building a bass that is a hybrid of inexpensive parts and decent wood.I have a large cherry slab that isn't quite big enough for full-sized bodies, so I'm thinking a Klein-style…Continue

bass pickups sanity check

Started this discussion. Last reply by murrayatuptown Jan 2, 2016. 11 Replies

Hi:I got a gift card for Amazon and decided to shop for some instrument project odds & ends I might not want to waste the money on otherwise.I bought some cheap pickups for a primitive 5 string…Continue


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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Reading Cigar Box Nation newsletter email; saw sidebar reference.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Baritone uke converted to tenor guitar - resolving intonation problems when I have time.

Other 4-string ideas/projects making little progress.

Occasionally I try tuning another aluminum carcass from an old hard drive case. I have 5 tuned so far chromatically...a lot of work, and it's based on suspending them from a node or dead spot to measure them. I think I need to start mounting them & recheck the tuning before I assume they are 'done'. I can tune the primary pitch that lasts the longest and loudest, but can do very little about other pitches that accompany those, or different ones excited by hitting a different side. I hope to get a full chromatic octave. Originally I wanted more, but it's getting frustrating.

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At 12:06pm on December 1, 2020, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:11pm on December 1, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:44am on December 1, 2018, murrayatuptown said…
Thank again, Ted.
You’ve really got the cake design perfected...each batch looks as perfect as the previous!

I think my neighbor goes to Stuart for a month in the winter, and parrot-sat for someone. The parrot rode places in the car with them and said whatever was on it’s mind...
At 11:05am on December 1, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:13am on December 1, 2017, murrayatuptown said…
Thanks, Chef Ted!

Same cake recipe as last year!

Still tasty,..not complaining...
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