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Dual Neck CB Ukulele

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 14, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello All, Any and all comments welcomed for this project.  Start date unknown, but would like as many ideas as possible.  If anyone has made one, pics would be nice.  Thanks, jhContinue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hopper Feb 1, 2010. 4 Replies

Hey, who is out there in the Denver Metro area?  I am working on my first CB Ukulele.  john

 

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Order99 replied to John Hopper's discussion Resonator Ukulele in the group How good can it sound unplugged?
" Hi! I'm on a bit of a resonator kick myself, and i'm currently playing with the idea of turning some cheap kid's guitars into Dobros, but i've done a few Ukes, Dulcimers and one banjo so far.  CB Gitty sells actual…"
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Hi, I'm new, so bare with me. It looks like the free plans were scanned as 8x14 or 11x14. When I try to print, I only get 8x10. Please send tips on how to get the whole page. I am building a CB Ukulele and have no clue, but am going for it!

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At 11:03pm on March 17, 2013, robert h. seay said…

 hey john i see we are friends on c.b.n. very kool i live in ft.collins co. it would be great to get together some time. are you a bulider or a player. i work tue. thru sat. sunday is good for me let me know.

 

At 11:33pm on March 10, 2013, Gary T Nordby said…

HI John I do not have any photos of the back side I will have to turn it over and take some Its pretty much just like a banjo I left a 3/4 X 3/4 stick on the neck when I made it so it goes all the way through with a wood block I used for a nut on the other side and a long screw holding it all together . I will take some photos of it that mite help was a fun project . I have made several for friends and relatives the kids really like them . it all needs to be cut to fit the shape of the pan . I used a 8 in cake pan I got at the local Dollar store .

At 9:33pm on March 10, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hey John,

I made this one on a whim...followed my instincts. Has a chunk of rock maple been staring at me for over a year, and got the inspiration to turn it into the walking stick bass thru a suggestion from my dad.

No plans done on it, but I do plan on doing more to diversify my line of guitar offerings.

At 9:43am on November 1, 2012, Marcus P. Clarke said…

Good to know your so close. I'll be going to Florida for about a week should be home by the 10th Nov. My email is peterclarke20@comcast.net Phone is 303-862-9988. I live real close to Lincoln & Jordan Rd.

At 6:11am on September 26, 2012, Yellowbelly Flatt said…

Hi John, I believe that you were asking about slide playing on ukuleles. I regularly play slide on a cigar box baritone ukulele and a "regular" baritone ukulele. I use steel baritone ukulele strings on both instruments as nylon doesn't seem to work well. The cigar box ukulele is for electric use and sounds great. I normally use Spanish tuning in the key of G.

I have built a reso style CBG but I used an upturned pie dish for the cone,

At 5:56pm on December 9, 2011, Shelley said…

Banjo uke is looking adorable. Can't wait to see/hear it strung up. : )

At 3:10pm on December 9, 2011, Rob Uker said…

Nice Ukes.

At 6:38pm on December 7, 2011, Mike "Katfish" Karash said…

Howdy John, been a few years since the wife and I have been to CO for skiing, but it is magnificent! Gotta be great to sit and strum to that view!

At 7:12pm on November 9, 2011, Uncle John said…

Hi,

   John Hopper, the reso uke  and spoot tail piece man.  I'm glad to have you for a nation friend.   I like your builds, the Tabak one for sure.  I like your photo.  You look like a grizzled cavalry man.

John

At 12:17am on January 18, 2011, Jim Mitchell said…

Well as far as making them goes you might ask Rooster Man. There is a video on YouTube from the guys at National. I buy my cones from Frank at Republic Guitars in Texas.  The best thing I can tell you is everything needs to be solid and watch your break angle.

If you are going to go steel string use a tail stock. I had issues with pulling the top off when I used the holes in a purchased cover plate. Now I bang my cover plates out of sheet stock I buy at Home Depot.  I have a bunch of pic's on my page, there is also a video from Pat Cook making one of his Reso's . Hope it helps the cause.  Jim

 
 
 

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