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GUEST,fleetwood 07 Mar 01 - 07:00 PM
Callie at work 07 Mar 01 - 08:02 PM
Mark Cohen 08 Mar 01 - 01:58 AM
LR Mole 08 Mar 01 - 11:59 AM
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Subject: help double base ukelele
From: GUEST,fleetwood
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 07:00 PM

a friend of mine recently obtained a three string double base uke or banjo type instrument but is unsure how to tune it does anybody have any information on the instrument or how it should be tuned?

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Subject: RE: BS: help double base ukelele
From: Callie at work
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 08:02 PM

Try the Lark in the Morning website. They have a catalogue which features instruments I'd never imagined could exist, and quite often list tunings for string instruments.

I'll check my printed catalogue at home tonight and post tomorrow if I come up with an answer.


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Subject: RE: Help: double bass ukelele
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 08 Mar 01 - 01:58 AM

If it has three strings, it might be related to a balalaika. I've never heard of an ukulele with three strings. Unless it was broken. A friend of mine plays a HUGE bass balalaika--he stands up and rests one corner (balalaikas are triangular) on the ground. It has an amazing sound.


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Subject: RE: Help: double bass ukelele
From: LR Mole
Date: 08 Mar 01 - 11:59 AM

Gretsch used to make very strange things, and I think they made an electrofied uke for Arthur Godfrey--a four-stringer, though (the uke, not Arthur, if anyone remembers who he was [HowEEhyeh!], on a full-sized f-hole body).Eddie Condon used to play one of those, too.

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