down in the valley on baritone uke





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Published on Aug 21, 2012

this baritone ukulele i'm playing for this song is a 'proud project' for me.
i got this uke for 25 dollars and when i got it i knew it needed work, but i was in the dark as to what extent.

i brought it home and:
1.) drilled a hole in the top of the neck heel and drove a wood screw into it with ample wood glue.....strapped that area over night....needless to say there are no separation issues any longer.

2. drilled a tiny hole in the saddle bridge put in a wood screw with ample wood glue....should be no 'lifting issues there.

3. put in a little string peg (like what you'd use to keep your steel strings in place at the bridge/saddle) for a homemade uke strap peg....works just fine.

4. intonation from the fifth fret on was a disaster. so i used some 100 grit sandpaper and the level side of a heavy duty staple gun to file from fret 3 down....this silly thing now intonates well

5. put a bunch of thin card stock shims underneath the plastic saddle piece which eliminated 85/90 percent of all string buzzing....

i am really enjoying this 25 dollar uke!!!

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