Strings popping out of bridge on Kamaka HF-2+
I recently bought a Kamaka HF-2+ and because I didn't like the stock Kamaka strings I changed them to Aquila strings. About a week or two after restringing the uke, I found that the A string had popped when I opened the case.
I had some Worth Fluorocarbon Clear strings on the way for my banjo uke, so I decided to use the Worth strings on my Kamaka. I was trying to restring it and I couldn't get the G string on without it popping out of the bridge when I was close to getting the string in tune. I tried tying a larger knot but it still popped out . Am I having this problem because the Worth strings are finer than the stock Kamaka strings?
I don't want to damage the bridge from the strings popping out.
Is it possible to use the Worth strings on a Kamaka or do I need strings that are the same thickness as the stock Kamaka strings?
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