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Jens
09-13-2010, 02:22 AM
Hello boys and girls!

I decided to change the strings on my tenor (first time stringing a uke by myself) and ordered the J71 Tenor Ukulele Pro Arte. But when I was stringing the C-string I noticed that it was too thick to fit the gap in the nut. I was devestated, of course. I wonder, what do I do now? Do I throw away the strings, or do i file the gap to make it wider?

any help would be much appreciated/ Jens

Ruukie
09-13-2010, 07:22 AM
Hey Jens,
carefully widen the slot of the nut. Same held true when you decide to string your uke with low-G one day.
Cheers,
another Jens ;)

JamieFromOntario
09-13-2010, 07:30 AM
Howdy Jens,
I just had the same issue when putting a SouthCoast, unwound, low-g string on my Kala tenor.

I did as Ruukie suggested and widened the slot at the nut with a small cone-shaped file.

It took less than five minutes. Works just fine.


What kind of uke are you using?


Jamie

Jens
09-13-2010, 08:10 AM
Thanks for the replys guys, I'll get myself a file first thing tomorrow.
Jamie - I spent all my money on a Kala Acacia Tenor a few weeks ago. I love it, but I'm curious what the different strings sound like.

Ruukie
09-13-2010, 08:18 AM
I spent all my money on a Kala Acacia Tenor a few weeks ago. I love it, but I'm curious what the different strings sound like.

For Worth strings on a Kala Acacia tenor watch the review from TheJumpingFlea or for lowG-Aquila strings fingerpicking you may watch my channel ;)

Jens
09-13-2010, 08:30 AM
Will do :o