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noid
07-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Hi all, I just received my Uke today and the first thing I noticed was the strings have been tied off in such a fashion. Shouldn't each string be seperately cut such that the tuning of one doesn't affect the other?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2654502986_0be8ca9074_o.jpg

russ_buss
07-09-2008, 04:03 PM
you're fine. those are just the loose ends tucked away neatly so they are poking out all over. it doesn't affect the individual tunings at all.

bluesuke
07-09-2008, 04:38 PM
you are fine. thats the same way I tie mine :D

noid
07-09-2008, 04:47 PM
Thanks guys! I was just worried because I've been correcting the tuning over the past 2 hours quite frequently and I thought it was due to the way those ends were tied up. :o

russ_buss
07-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks guys! I was just worried because I've been correcting the tuning over the past 2 hours quite frequently and I thought it was due to the way those ends were tied up. :o

yup, you can expect that from new strings. they're still stretching so you'll have to constantly tune it for a few days. after they settle in, it will be much less painful.

deach
07-09-2008, 05:03 PM
...I've been correcting the tuning over the past 2 hours quite frequently... That's normal. You'll be tuning for a week or so.

hoosierhiver
07-15-2008, 06:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tD2kZO_Tc0

russ_buss
07-15-2008, 06:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tD2kZO_Tc0

nice video hoosierhiver. i'm sure many will find this to be very helpful. cheers!

owensd
07-15-2008, 08:38 AM
Wow thanks hoosierhiver, I am new to ukes and that stretching has really increased how long my uke stays in tune.