Brainy presents: The Shockelele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by barbrainy, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    I agree with Rick! The proportions are very nice. Good body shape for an electric uke!

    Did you use my suggested string gauges? If so, did it work OK for you?
     
  2. I_build_my_own

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    Oh Brainy, this look great. I somehow missed the petite size of this. very well proportioned. Congrats!

    I join the crew who votes for a sound sample.
     
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    Very nice. +1 on the demo.
     
  4. barbrainy

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    Well, the bridge itself will be mainly wood. But the saddles will probably be copper. It's "all a grand experiment"

    There is an interesting idea in there somewhere. Though the work involved in sticking numerous 1p pieces together vs the copper rod I already have......well, you can guess how that might turn out....

    Thanks Dazz. Unfortunately, 'popular' demand is backing me into a Doing a Demo Corner.

    Well, first off 'merchant banker' is rhyming slang. Which has become even more well deserved in recent years. I can't claim to know the history of bank holidays but they just = public holidays. There are two in May. I don't know why. But I like 'em.

    According to wikipedia:

    Until 1834, the Bank of England observed about 33 saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834 this was reduced to four: 1 May (May Day), 1 November (All Saints' Day), Good Friday and Christmas Day. In 1871, the first legislation relating to bank holidays was passed when Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock introduced the Bank Holidays Act 1871, which specified the days in the table below.[3] Under the Act, no person was compelled to make any payment or to do any act upon a bank holiday which he would not be compelled to do or make on Christmas Day or Good Friday, and the making of a payment or the doing of an act on the following day was equivalent to doing it on the holiday.[4] The English people were so thankful that some called the first Bank Holidays St Lubbock's Days for a while.[5] Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions: for example, New Year is a more important holiday there.[citation needed]

    As above, I give in to the demands for a demo. But just remember YOU ASKED FOR IT.

    I certainly did, Jim. And to my untrained ears, they work just right.

    Yeah, without something to compare it to, it's not obvious just how teeny tiny it is. Said the bishop to the actress.

    I will endeavour to record me making noises with it this weekend.
     
  5. barbrainy

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    Some more glamour shots

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  6. nickhofen

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    Nice pics and nice build.
    Grate job Sir!!!
     
  7. barbrainy

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    Don't blame me. You asked for it.

     
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    Wot, no 'Tiptoe Through the Tulips'? :D

    Awesome build - and for a man that claims he can't play the Uke, it sounded fine to me. Good work, Brainy!
     
  9. netgear69

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    Sounds excellent clean through the amp ! only negative thing i can say is you could of at least learned a George Formby tune for the demo :lol:
     
  10. jvin248

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    With the metal sign first up I waited for the heavy distortion. Perhaps another day :)

    Build looks great and sounded great!
     
  11. GunsOfBrixton

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    Very nice.
     
  12. oldrebel

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    Great job!!! It both looks and sounds fantastic!!!
     
  13. ItZaLLGooD

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    I like it! I wasn't sure what to expect. Definitely not what I heard in my head.
     
  14. nickhofen

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    Cool!!!
     
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    It's cute as a button! Sounds very cool, too.
     
  16. R. Stratenstein

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    Complete success. Looks great. Played clean, it sounded very uke-ish to me, played thru all the pedals, it sounded pretty cool, too. When does Mr. Shock take delivery of his new instrument?

    It occurred to me watching the video that there was opportunity for name-games in your two last names, to wit: you could have named it "Brain-Shock", which would have been very cool indeed, I'm sure you'll agree. Oh, you don't agree? Well, right then, just carry on. I knew it was a dumb idea when I thought of it, but my cat insisted that I mention it.
     
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    It sounds great!
     
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    Dear Brainy,
    I alllllllllmost walked away when you initially shunned the blessed reverb BUT you have redeemed yourself. That was a most excellent demo. I think the instrument sounds and looks fantastic. Please tell me it's future owner isn't a wanker. Thank you.
    Rob
     
  19. barbrainy

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    I was hoping to prove that I was in no way related to Tiny Tim. Not least because I cannot sing in his ludicrous and disturbing falsetto.

    No no, I really couldn't have.

    I did use a BYOC Big Muff, does that count?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Like me, eh? I am cute as a button and I sound cool. Right? Right?

    Thanks Rick. It's going to Mr Shock on Tuesday. After a ridiculous amount of 'it'll be ready in the next two weeks' being said over the last, oh, 3 months? I know. Not a surprise, is it?

    Me and him have discussed what it is when either one of us wave at someone.

    Thank you kindly Robert. Mark is absolutely a decent bloke, and really keen to learn the ukulele. He bought himself a cheap, crappy acoustic one which he immediately hated. Because, of course, it wouldn't stay in tune for a period of time measurable in units greater than miliseconds. He's already bought himself an Orange Micro Crush amp, he's that keen! So rest assured, this is going to a very good home.
     
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    Awesome, brainy! That turned out really great, and it seems that all that fitzing with the pickup surround really paid off. It turned out to look very nice.
     
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