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Reno Ukulele Festival XII

At the Nugget Hotel
June 3-6, 2020

 

 

 

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upcoming FESTIVALS

San Diego Festival of the Arts

At Waterfront Park
June 13-14, 2020

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

Torrance Cultural Arts Center
September 26, 2020

the latest NEWS

2019 Palm Strings Ukulele Festival – Redux

2019 Palm Strings Ukulele Festival – Redux

The 2019 Palm Strings Ukulele Festival is in the books and we're finally getting a chance to write down our thoughts about it. It was a very good festival for us and we loved being able to reconnect with so many of our ukulele ohana.  We debuted our latest micro bass...

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San Diego Festival of Arts

San Diego Festival of Arts

Diana and I just got back from the 2019 San Diego Festival of Arts held in Waterfront Park. We decided to go to the festival sort of at the last minute and we're glad we did. It was a terrific show, we got to hang with lots of friends, made many new friends and also...

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news UPDATE

We've been doing some backend work on the websites recently. We updated security on the front- and back-ends and upgraded a number of other things. Now we can get to some overdue updates and keep getting back in the groove.  It's kind of short-notice, but we've...

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Stepping Back Into the Sunshine

2018 has been a... significant year. The most significant event was that my Dad died May, 24, 2018. After a difficult few years, he passed away quietly of natural causes. While I could see it coming for some time, when he actually died, I wasn't quite as...

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Looking forward to 2018

2017 has been a watershed year. It's been a year of unforeseen events that have significantly altered our view of the world as well as our role in it. These events have not been ukulele related, in fact the ukulele part of our life, in stark contrast, has been a...

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in the WORKSHOP

Headless or not? That is the question.

Headless or not? That is the question.

Headless or not? As we've been playing our first solid body electric basses, we've definitely noticed the weight, particularly after playing ukuleles. Our v1.x basses, while lighter than most full-size basses, still are quite hefty. So the notion of going headless, as...

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Finished up the bass body

Finished up the bass body

Base Layer The finish started out with a layer of deep red. This is Milk Paint and it has a very, very flat finish. This is the base layer.   Top Layer The next layer is Oyster White This will be the final surface. Milk paint starts out very flat but with a...

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the iPbass pickups just arrived

the iPbass pickups just arrived

More progress on the iPbass. We just got in our Geezer Butler signature pickups from EMG so we'll be routing the body to get it ready for the electronics. We're progressing on the neck and the truss rod gets installed next. Good fun.

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