Today’s DIY music project was to add a pickup to my Kmise Ukulele. I have an Ibanez I favor for most things, but the Kmise I’ve set up as my go-to Low G uke. I have a Rubin set up at Low G as well, but I just like the overall tone of the Kmise […]Read More Joyo Ukulele Pickup
After that show a few weeks back, I got it in my head that I really needed to find a better way to electrify my low G uke. The obvious answer was to get electronics installed in it, but given I’m in the midst of home repairs, I knew it was going to be a […]Read More DIY: Installing an Ukulele Pickup
I’ve had a fairly productive weekend so far. I fixed a laundry room door, dyed my hair, got some spackling done in the bedroom and bathroom. And, I sat down to work, once again, on my little Rubin soprano uke. I don’t use this uke often for a number of reasons, but I’ve also really […]Read More Revisiting the Rubin Uke
I guess you could say I’ve had a reasonably productive weekend for once. I didn’t get out hiking, but I got a decent amount done around the house. Saturday I got up and decided to finally tackled the 2nd half of my kitchen cupboard project. I have a lot of cupboards, and I’d done some […]Read More Another DIY Repair Project & other thoughts
Well guys, are you ready for another totally random episode of DIY with Shelby? I had this grand plan to write up a post about my picking progress and the things I’ve learned and all the stuff that got me frustrated… I even wrote most of it on the sly at work. But, fuck it. […]Read More DIY Guitar Picks & thoughts on picking in general
I’m going to be all over the map with this post. I was planning some really well-organized posts, but time constraints have me floundering to make that happen. And, by time constraints, I mostly mean ‘damn it, I can practice, or I can blog, and there are three different instruments in this equation!!’ Sorry guys, […]Read More A Scattered, but Forwardly Direction
The sleeve I made yesterday/this morning I just was not happy with. It was badly cut, and just a poor fit. This sort of bag is just too tough until I get a little better at this sewing thing. 🙂 So, for take two I decided to simplify. I still had enough of the goodwill […]Read More Cigar Box Guitar Gig Bag, take two.
I ended up not getting any practice in other than the ukulele beach time yesterday because once again a project that I thought wouldn’t take TOO long…well, let’s just say I was up until 4 am and after a few hours of sleep finished it at around 2:30 this afternoon…and, it sucks. To be fair, […]Read More Protoytype bag for Cigar Box Guitar (and related thoughts)
Slightly wasted an entire day on this project. It’s 2 am where I’m sitting, and I am covered in thread and bits of fabric, BUT! I have made my own little padded case for my new ukulele. I had ordered one, which will potentially arrive some time before next year. Then, I got the idea […]Read More DIY Ukulele Case: Mission Accomplished!