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  • jamesbdunn commented on KoenB's instructable Improve Your Cheap Ukelele1 year ago
    Improve Your Cheap Ukelele

    Bone filing smell, hmmmm. I've not done that. But I wonder if a wet saw would work. I've cut a bit of stone and tons of tile; literally. Seems if you happen to have a wet saw with diamond dust blade (very common), you could easily slice up a dozen bone blanks to make nuts, frets, bridge, inlay....That said, I wonder if stone would work as a nut.

    I happen to think, waterproof sandpaper could be laid across a 2x4 into a kitchen sink on an angle with a trickle of water running. No smell.

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  • jamesbdunn commented on KoenB's instructable Improve Your Cheap Ukelele1 year ago
    Improve Your Cheap Ukelele

    There are many free cell phone apps for tuning ukulele's. I prefer the ones that listen with the phone microphone and provide an averaged frequency. The most common ukulele frequencies are Ukulele TuningsTypeStandard TuningAlternate TuningsSopranoG4-C4-E4-A4A4-D4-F#4-B4G3-D4-A4-E4ConcertG4-C4-E4-A4A4-D4-F#4-B4C3-G3-D4-A4TenorG4-C4-E4-A4G3-C4-E4-A4D3-G3-B3-E4BaritoneD3-G3-B3-E4G4-C4-E4-A44 String Soprano, Concert and Tenor UkulelesKey of C (low g) tuningStringNotePitch in Hertz4G196.03C261.62E329.61A440.0The low G string is often a wound string that produces an undesireable rasp as your fingers slide up and down the strings over the frets. The high G alternative eliminates this noise.

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