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MattOud
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[*] posted on 1-20-2017 at 07:19 AM
My New OUD...and some problems with it...


OUD Specs: Syrian OUD made by MSKHLIFEH
Problems needing to be addressed:
*Bowl has slight seperation between one set of ribs
* Soundboard seems to be seperating slightly in 2 spots(i can see light through from inside if i look) where the vaneers connect.
* There is a surface crack, small, under the bridge near bottom. Humidification seems to have been poorly maintained on this OUD, but it could also perhaps have been wood under treated and left with too much moisture when built.
*Strings need updating. This is strictly maintenance as well.

Plans:
*I have ordered new pyramid orange strings. I hope i got the right ones.
** I bought some hide glue from Lee Valley the other day. Once i figure out what i am doing more, I am planning on trying to fix the cracks somehow. I will read other threads when ready to try this.

I will upload pics once i figure out how so others can see what i am up against.
{Pictures to follow shortly}



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[*] posted on 1-20-2017 at 08:56 AM


Here come some pics as promised.

OudLabel1a.jpg - 219kB mskhlifeh2.jpg - 417kB mskhlifeh1.jpg - 471kB OudBottomCrack1.jpg - 324kB OudBridge1.jpg - 462kB OudCrack1.jpg - 490kB OudLVenner1.jpg - 493kB

OudRVenner1.jpg - 310kB Ouddoves1.jpg - 468kB
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[*] posted on 1-20-2017 at 09:14 AM
...pics continued...




Oudwarping1.jpg - 449kB OudPeghead1.jpg - 344kB Oudnut1.jpg - 359kB Oudneck1.jpg - 328kB

Oudfretboard1.jpg - 344kB
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[*] posted on 1-20-2017 at 04:25 PM


Hi Matt. Welcome to the forum!! Couldn't help but notice you're from Hamilton; fellow Hamiltonian here :applause::applause:.

Your Oud looks a lot like the first one I owned. I wouldn't really call it a Oud though, the thing barely stayed in tune and sounded really bad. I would suggest trying to get your hands on a semi-professional oud. There are some out there that are not too expensive. You will really feel the difference. Once I got a decently built oud I couldn't understand how I was every playing on my first oud.

Btw, I was just curious did you buy your Oud in Hamilton?

Walid
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[*] posted on 1-21-2017 at 06:35 AM


Thanx for the reply Walid!
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