It is a great old song, and a classic lady as well. Georgia is a regular at the Community Players practices and performances. A long time ukulele player, Georgia is one of my favorite uke friends. We sat side by side at the recent practice at Gail's Studio.
Linda Henderson is putting us through our paces. She is a great leader and the result is we are beginning to sound really good. Thank You Linda.
I am keeping busy back in the workshop. Judy wanted a MiSi pickup in her Kala tenor. Here it is "in the stirrups".
First I sawed off the original plastic strap knob with a jewelers saw being careful to mask off the instrument with a piece of heavy paper card. Then I needed to drill the big hole for the pickup. I used these three bitts in succession.
First, the small one through the plastic core of the original strap button
Then the second bitt cleared the way for the step bitt, here making the final hole.
Here is the final hole, The step bitt does a perfect job every time
Now the barrel of the pickup is brought through the hole and locked in tight with washer and nut.
Now the piezo cable must be fished out from the interior through a small hole in the groove of the bridge. This is done with a thin wire, it is always the most difficult part of the installation, but this one went perfectly. Now you simply lay the cable into the slot and replace the saddle, string up the uke and the job is done.