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by Jens Poulsen
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
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Re: What have I got?

Those tall frets look oriental/far east.
by Jens Poulsen
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5251

Re: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions

So here is the result of a more thorough measurement: Scale length 48.7 cm + 9 mm for E, 8 mm A, 6 mm D and 5 mm G (give or take a mm, as the rounded saddle makes it a bit difficult to see precisely where these fat strings touch).
by Jens Poulsen
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5251

Re: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions

A quick job with a ruler says: going gradually from about 8 mm compensation for the E string to about 4 mm for the G string. If you stray to the forum at ukuleleunderground, you can search for a couple of threads about u-bass conversions (including my humble efforts). I'll give you a more thorough a...
by Jens Poulsen
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Ukuleles
Topic: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5251

Re: Ukulele bracing bridge and piezo questions

The Pahoehoe strings are rather low-tension, so you don't need to beef up anything. It will be worthwile to strive for a decent non-amplified sound, I converted an existing baritone 'uke into a bass, and it is certainly loud enough for practicing.