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AMS
08-31-2009, 08:07 AM
hi there im new to this whole uke thing and i need some help! My sister gave me an old kamaka ukulele (i belive 1960ish) it had no strings. i bought some Martin strings but the C and E are to big for the bridge. please help

ukuleG
08-31-2009, 08:09 AM
did you buy the right size for your ukulele i.e soprano concert or tenor?

hoosierhiver
08-31-2009, 08:14 AM
hi there im new to this whole uke thing and i need some help! My sister gave me an old kamaka ukulele (i belive 1960ish) it had no strings. i bought some Martin strings but the C and E are to big for the bridge. please help

Do you mean the strings won't fit thru the holes in the bridge?

AMS
08-31-2009, 08:22 AM
its got 12 frets and its got one of the old style bridges the one where you put the knot under that slot then the string is held by the knot

hoosierhiver
08-31-2009, 08:26 AM
did you buy the right size for your ukulele i.e soprano concert or tenor?

Good thought, maybe you've got tenor or even concert strings which should have a slightly wider guage than soprano strings.

ukuleG
08-31-2009, 08:32 AM
its got 12 frets and its got one of the old style bridges the one where you put the knot under that slot then the string is held by the knot
that would make it a soprano perhaps try buying a different set of strings in soprano size (i recommend worth lights.) if they don't fit then well i dunno..

AMS
08-31-2009, 08:36 AM
ill try those out thanks! but the odd thing is upon further inspection i got string rated for soprano/concert.

hoosierhiver
08-31-2009, 08:39 AM
Martin strings aren't favorited by many people anyway.

AMS
08-31-2009, 08:46 AM
so in other words butcher the martins till they fit then buy Worth lights when i get the money?

LameLefty
08-31-2009, 09:03 AM
Martin strings aren't favorited by many people anyway.

The new flourocarbon clears (M600) are very nice, MUCH better than the old Crystal Nylon.

AMS
08-31-2009, 09:06 AM
The new flourocarbon clears (M600) are very nice, MUCH better than the old Crystal Nylon.

the new m600 are what i got

ukuleG
08-31-2009, 09:13 AM
maybe it was a left handed uke? try threading the c in the e hole. just to see if it fits i doubt this is the case though.

AMS
08-31-2009, 09:20 AM
nope it dont work. im just gunna costum fabricate the string till it fits