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levesvosskinnyfists
12-25-2008, 11:43 AM
I got a new uke and it's going out of tune like mad, I'm having to retune it three or four times a day (though I am playing for about six hours a day)... I've only had it for three days so I'm wondering is this normal for a new ukulele? If not, what might it be?

Cheers.

BluesDrive
12-25-2008, 12:01 PM
That's normal. I've put on a set of classical strings on my new uke a week ago and I still have to tune it every couple of songs.

hoosierhiver
12-26-2008, 04:36 AM
try this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tD2kZO_Tc0

gp-ak
12-27-2008, 02:08 PM
Do you have geared or friction tuners?
If its friction you might try tightening the screw on the tuning button a bit.

Fred Miu
12-27-2008, 07:11 PM
Do you have geared or friction tuners?
If its friction you might try tightening the screw on the tuning button a bit.

thats what i would do if it keeps coming out of tune. just in case.

Dibblet
12-30-2008, 02:42 AM
If you're playing 6 hours and only have to tune it 3 or 4 times I'd say the tuning's pretty stable. It depends on your tolerance of out of tunenness I guess but I don't think I've ever played for 2 hours without having to tweak the tuning a bit.