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whysosrs
09-05-2010, 09:21 AM
Is it because my strings are too high off the fretboard? It hurts every time I press down a chord to play.

http://imgur.com/CSwjE.jpg


http://imgur.com/CAxeW.jpg

Thanks!

spookefoote
09-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Your action does look rather high. How long have you been playing?

mm stan
09-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Aloha Whysosrs,
Your action seems rather high,,you can take it to the music shop for a good set up and get it fixed....maybe lower tension thinner strings too..Aquilla's
from the picture, can't tell too good...Good Luck!! MM Stan...

seeso
09-05-2010, 01:33 PM
When you're just starting out, expect some discomfort before your calluses form. But yeah, that action is way high.

Keef
09-05-2010, 01:44 PM
When I first started to make plinking noises with the uke I started a thread with the same title for me it got worse then it got better just got to toughen up the finger tips

TCK
09-05-2010, 07:17 PM
From the pics, the action looks really high and it could use a set-up, but yeah, what they said. Next week, you will have calluses and it will all go away.
Also gotta agree with MMSTAN, get the Aquilas. Looks like a laminate Uke and they will make it sing, and those defilement strings are rough on the fingers.

spookefoote
09-05-2010, 08:21 PM
What make of uke is it?