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kohanmike
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kohanmike

Male, 71, from Los Angeles (near the Beverly Center)

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kohanmike was last seen:
Apr 16, 2021 at 3:28 PM
    1. DavidSean
      DavidSean
      Sir, my Ibanez PNB14E Parlor bass conversion to Road Toad Pahoehoe strings is in swing. Turns out the Ibanez peg holes are just larger than the bushings on the Pahoehoe strings. I need a washer to secure the bushing behind the bridge plate. Question: What material would be best for the washer? The bass has an under-saddle piezo pickup. Does it matter? Rubber? Wood? Plastic? Metal? Many thx Sir.
      1. kohanmike
        kohanmike
        I don't really know what would be best. My guess is rubber to avoid any kind of rattle, don't you think?
        Jul 31, 2020
      2. DavidSean
        DavidSean
        That sounds right. Small rubber 1/2" plumbing washers w .1" holes would work. I was thinking of wood washer or a wood underplate, but re your rattle observation, I think any rattle or transmitted vibration could be picked up as a kind of lag/feedback/distortion by the Piezo pickup. It should just pick up the vibrations transmitted by the saddle. Rubber it is Sir. Thx from this nubie for advice/guidance.
        Jul 31, 2020
    2. DavidSean
      DavidSean
      I play on a Hadean 23" scale UKB-23-33 bass with of Pahoehoe Black 22.5" to 24" scale strings, which I love. I just bought a used 24.75" scale Ibanez PNB14E and I want to put Pahoehoe strings on it. I already Uke tuners from Kala. Should I purchase the 22.5" to 24" scale Pahoehoe strings, or the 25-26" scale set? Also, any suggestions saddle mods for the Pahoehoe strings? Thx. David
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      2. DavidSean
        DavidSean
        Thx for getting back Sir. You are the authority on modifying Rondo Basses! The stretchiness why I was considering the 24" scale set. Aquila is good string IMO, but after 1 set of Pahoehoe, I’m hooked by the tone, playability, and intonation. I already have Kala machine tuners and I feel good about installing them.
        Jul 26, 2020
      3. DavidSean
        DavidSean
        Any tips re enlarging the Peg holes? The FAIL would be going too far, right? I’m thinking:

        >Don’t use electric drill. Work by hand.
        >Buy a cheap wood reamer?
        >Buy 4 drill bits sized to task? (rotate by hand, not w drill)
        >Make homemade reamer w sandpaper around tiny bit?
        >Catch dust with shop vac pulling from body as I work?
        >Catch dust w fabric or mask taped inside body (a makeshift dust bag)?
        Jul 26, 2020
      4. kohanmike
        kohanmike
        I've used an electric drill and proper sized bit, but a proper sized reamer would be fine. I would not use sandpaper on a bit. I do use a small shop vac, good idea.
        Jul 26, 2020
    3. Bassamatic
      Bassamatic
      Have you posted anything about how you make your mini basses? Can you show me one or two? I think I would be interested to do this myself.

      Thanks - GIO
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      2. kohanmike
        kohanmike
        Feb 23, 2019
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    4. HaughtyApe
      HaughtyApe
      Interested in getting your Gold Tone. How'd we do this!
      1. kohanmike
        kohanmike
        I thought I noted that it was sold many weeks ago. Sorry if I missed that.
        May 29, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 4, 1949 (Age: 71)
    Location:
    Los Angeles (near the Beverly Center)
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    The CC Strummers senior ukulele group
    Influences and Teachers:
    Teacher Denny Croy at McCabe's Guitar Shop

    Signature

    BASS UKES: 4 Acoustic, 10 Solid Body BASS GUITARS: 14 Mini Electric AMPS: Phil Jones Double Four 70w • Carvin MB15 200/250w 8/4ohm w/115MBE • Blackstar Fly 3 Duo Bass 6w • Sony wireless DWZ B30GB • Lekato 5.8Mhz wireless pods CLUBS: Sub-Short Scale • Crappy Bassist w/Expensive Gear • Joyo • Phil Jones • Tele Bass • Bass Moddin • Carvin MB Combo • Pat Wilkins • Sea Foam Green • Rickenfaker • Acoustic • Combo amp • Flatwound • Walnut • miKro Bass • Thunderbird • Blackstar • Purple Bass

    Member of The CC Strummers seniors ukulele group: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/videos

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