View Full Version : String keeps coming of the bridge.

07-14-2011, 07:04 AM

Yes, I am bothering you again, people. My 'A' string keeps coming off the bridge of my ukulele whenever I tune it, which unfortunately means I can't really do much with it. I can't even tune it up to the correct note before it comes off suddenly. I have not had this trouble with any other strings.

Is there anyway to combat this, other than getting a new string or whatnot?

07-14-2011, 07:21 AM
Is it fixed with a knot in the string,or a standard
bridge tie where the string is doubled back on itself
and then wrapped around four times? More info
needed if anyone can help you!

07-14-2011, 07:24 AM
Assuming it's the knot at the end of the string that holds it in place - the solution is to tie a bigger knot. On my Kamakas the A string always needs at least 3, sometimes up to 5, wraps in the knot, or it will pop out.

07-14-2011, 07:37 AM
Some folks tie the string to a small glass bead (from Michaels and other bead stores) to stop this from happening. A more expensive but similar solution might be http://www.southcoastukes.com/stringuide_files/BBBs.htm

07-14-2011, 07:51 AM
Yep, bigger knot, or if it's a tie bridge, wrap string round itself once or twice more. I'm assuming it's the former, and easily fixed.