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notefinder aka another fretboard map

there’s plenty of fretboard maps out there, showing which note is where on the fretboard of your ukulele. but all of these graphical maps omit the octave, they show only the note names – which can lead to slightly unwanted results… as this disturbed me for quite some time now i finally decided to quickly…

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howto add a strap button to the firefly banjolele

sometimes a strap comes in handy – but on the original firefly there’s hardly any good mounting point to attach a strap. big banjoleles come with lots of possibilities, just the firefly lacks one. and i do not consider fiddling some shoelace through the tailpiece a good solution, not even a workaround. fortunately the tailpiece…

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project: “bass” ukulele

one might ask: why “project”, the ubass has already been introduced? looking closer, the question already contains the answer: the ubass (and all its variants) is in fact not an ukulele but a small scale bass. most obvious proof is the tuning: ukulele is tuned gcea (or adf#b) – ubass is tuned eadg which is…

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speeding up (again)

the site felt a bit slow lately which seems to be a natural side effect of using shared hosting at one of the cheaper providers. not that i am unhappy with arvixe, i just noticed some lags here and there – which i didn’t like. sure, in the 90s all we had was 56k modem…

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