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planet waves micro soundhole tuner (pw-ct-15 ns)

after falling in love with the ct-12 micro headstock tuner i thought it would be about time to have a look at the soundhole version and how that one fits to my ukuleles. note that ct-15 is the “standard” (guitar) version of the micro soundhole tuner, d’addario also have a dedicated ukulele version, the pw-ct-22….

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worth medium

i don’t have any tension values, just taking a quick note of string diameters for worth medium strings. these values are apparently valid for clear and brown strings for tenor and concert scales. A4 0,52mm (0,0205″) E4 0,66mm (0,0260″) C4 0,74mm (0,0291″) C5 0,47mm (0,0185″) G3 0,91mm (0,0358″) G4 0,57mm (0,0224″) full string specifications (resp…

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quickstart for guitar players (dgbe tuning) on ukulele (gcea tuning)

i would assume it is commonly known that guitar and ukulele have some things in common – apart from the 8-shape. i am referring to the tuning intervals of the strings. standard guitar tuning is eadgbe, standard ukulele tuning is gcea – and believe it or not: the string intervals are the same :-). ukulele…

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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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