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jonhwang214
10-14-2008, 08:51 PM
My C string on my Kala Soprano is in tune, but when i push it down on different frets, it sounds sharp. If i just pluck the C string alone, it sounds perfectly in tune. My kala soprano came with GHS strings ( i believe ) and i was thinking of switching out that string with a nylon string, hoping that that would fix it. I am confused and really dont know what to do. I am almost to the point where i want to buy another ukulele.
Thanks guys & girls!

BluesDrive
10-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Same thing happens with my C string. I have nylon strings, I just think the intonation is off.

ChamorroDT
10-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Yeah. Same here. Don't worry, you're not alone in the world of "strings gone wild"................:biglaugh:

jonhwang214
10-14-2008, 11:02 PM
hahah thanks guys. i feel a bit better now. but whats the solution to this problem? if there isnt any.. is the only way to go is to buy another ukulele? i like the bigger ones that sound more "Crisp" if you know what i mean.

hoosierhiver
10-15-2008, 04:51 AM
Don't blame the ukukele,here's a thread about bad strings

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4624&highlight=strings

jonhwang214
10-15-2008, 05:18 AM
Aha! Thanks Hoosierhiver. I have heard a bunch of great things about Aquila strings, so maybe I'll give those a shot, considering the fact that I still have the stock strings on mine!

Aldrine Guerrero
10-15-2008, 08:40 AM
Change the strings. If that fixes the problem then it was a bum set.
If the problem persists, then it would most likely be your saddle.