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Neil Wyatt17/04/2019 20:04:19
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I've made this thing out of a Ukelele neck and pieces of an old mahogany table.

It actually works, it has two pickups the magnetic one and a piezo one in the bridge.

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duncan webster17/04/2019 20:29:27
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So now you can lean on an electric lamp post at the corner of the street

I'll go and walk the dog

XD 35118/04/2019 10:54:00
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Maybe Stub mandrel will let you post a video on his youtube channel so we can hear what it sounds like 🎶.

Mike Poole18/04/2019 11:05:19
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I have seen people playing a ukulele bass a couple of times of an electro acoustic construction, the strings were massive but the sound was excellent, amazing from such a small instrument.

Mike

David Noble18/04/2019 19:28:47
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Very nice Neil

Neil Wyatt18/04/2019 19:46:19
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Posted by Mike Poole on 18/04/2019 11:05:19:

I have seen people playing a ukulele bass a couple of times of an electro acoustic construction, the strings were massive but the sound was excellent, amazing from such a small instrument.

Mike

My brother has one, part of my inspiration, but it's lot bigger than the above!

I have a soft spot for basses...

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Jon Lawes18/04/2019 19:47:14
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Superb.

OldMetaller19/04/2019 11:15:23
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I've just bought a bass: it's an early 90's non-graphite neck Status. I've not researched it yet but the guy in the shop knew quite a bit about these guitars. No photo yet as I've left it round at Mrs Metaller's.

The plan, as it's rather tatty and scratched and only cost £200, is to customise it cosmetically. If I actually do it I'll make a build log for on here.

John.

Ian S C19/04/2019 12:52:35
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You will have to bring it out here, our locals have a Ukulele Orchestra, and they are quite enthusiastic players.

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Neil Wyatt19/04/2019 14:19:53
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Posted by OldMetaller on 19/04/2019 11:15:23:

I've just bought a bass: it's an early 90's non-graphite neck Status. I've not researched it yet but the guy in the shop knew quite a bit about these guitars. No photo yet as I've left it round at Mrs Metaller's.

The plan, as it's rather tatty and scratched and only cost £200, is to customise it cosmetically. If I actually do it I'll make a build log for on here.

John.

£200 for a status?

I thought I was doing well at £130 for the 5-string Hohner!

Neil

Roderick Jenkins19/04/2019 17:27:34
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If we're showing off...

I've got a bass guitar:

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and another 6 string bass as well

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smiley

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Neil Wyatt19/04/2019 21:13:13
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I was going to be clever and say 'bass viol' then those very words appeared under my mouse pointer, so I won't...

Neil

Neil Wyatt19/04/2019 21:18:06
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Do you play it - and what do you play on It? Baroque music?

Roderick Jenkins19/04/2019 23:30:38
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Sadly, I don't play the viol. I made it for the son of a work colleague a few decades ago and it came back to me fairly recently by a strange and circuitous route. I do manage to knock out a few renaissance tunes on my lutes. Mind you, if I ever finish the Chitaronne I should be able to trump you on "how low can you go?"

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It's supposed to end up looking like this:

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What tuning do you use on your Ukibass?

Rod

OldMetaller20/04/2019 10:33:31
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 19/04/2019 14:19:53:
Posted by OldMetaller on 19/04/2019 11:15:23:

I've just bought a bass: it's an early 90's non-graphite neck Status. I've not researched it yet but the guy in the shop knew quite a bit about these guitars. No photo yet as I've left it round at Mrs Metaller's.

The plan, as it's rather tatty and scratched and only cost £200, is to customise it cosmetically. If I actually do it I'll make a build log for on here.

John.

£200 for a status?

I thought I was doing well at £130 for the 5-string Hohner!

Neil

Yes, I was a bit shocked: I went back in the shop yesterday and he's got an Epiphone Thunderbird (cf Krist Novoselic of Nirvana) for £140! Even I wouldn't buy two basses in two days, that's just mad!

John.

Roderick Jenkins20/04/2019 11:31:58
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You chaps might like this on YouTube:

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Mike Poole20/04/2019 16:24:49
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Five string electric violin anyone?

**LINK**

Mike

Neil Wyatt20/04/2019 19:58:53
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Posted by OldMetaller on 20/04/2019 10:33:31:

Yes, I was a bit shocked: I went back in the shop yesterday and he's got an Epiphone Thunderbird (cf Krist Novoselic of Nirvana) for £140! Even I wouldn't buy two basses in two days, that's just mad!

John.

I have the same Laney head as Krist Novselic used on Bleach (I think).

Please don't tell me where this bass is...

Neil

Neil Wyatt20/04/2019 20:00:47
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Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 19/04/2019 23:30:38:

What tuning do you use on your Ukibass?

For first fling ADGC, the only thing I can promise is it won't end up in Uke tuning

The string spacing is quite wide so suited to fingerstyle, so straight fourths or fifths would be OK. Might end up like a mandolin.

Neil

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 20/04/2019 20:16:58

Neil Wyatt20/04/2019 20:19:11
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P.S. I'll see your djent and raise you some fusion:

SMV

(I refuse to acknowledge this as being jazz )

Neil

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