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garyg
09-20-2013, 04:33 AM
For about the 10th time I managed to clip a string while putting it on, without leaving enough for the tuner to grab. This made me wonder if there was anywhere online where you could buy individual strings rather than spring for a whole set. I like Fremont, Worth and Orca strings. TIA, g2

PTOEguy
09-20-2013, 05:01 AM
Are you trimming the string to length before tightening?

garyg
09-20-2013, 05:14 AM
Are you trimming the string to length before tightening?

Not trying to be snarky, but the mistake isn't my question, the question is "does anyone sell individual strings" TIA, g2

Paul December
09-20-2013, 05:15 AM
For about the 10th time I managed to clip a string while putting it on, without leaving enough for the tuner to grab. This made me wonder if there was anywhere online where you could buy individual strings rather than spring for a whole set. I like Fremont, Worth and Orca strings. TIA, g2

:confused: Isn't trimming the string the *last* thing you normally do?
...but to answer your question, unless it is a Low G, there is no real cost effective way to replace a single string.

KoaDependent
09-20-2013, 05:19 AM
Juststrings.com sells single strings. Decide for yourself whether it's cost effective or not.

Bao
09-20-2013, 05:34 AM
Full sets are usually only 5 - 15 dollars depending on the brand. You could always just buy the full sets and stock up on the spare strings you get from the sets. Atleast then, when you break the strings on the ukulele, you'll have spare singles.

Doc_J
09-20-2013, 02:24 PM
You could get some Seaguar fishing line/leader.

bunnyf
09-20-2013, 03:09 PM
PTOEguy, I'm sure u weren't trying to be a know it all, if I was doing something repeatedly (10+xs) that was resulting in a problem, I would want someone to point out what I might be doing wrong (putting on the strings) that was creating the problem rather than just solving the problem created ( getting a single string). Actually it would be nice to know both. Btw I just put new strings on my tenor and cut one a little short ( thought I had left plenty, didn't want the extra flopping around while I was winding it...loops) thanx for the tip. I will wait to clip next time

Flyinby
09-20-2013, 04:46 PM
When you post something as puzzling as "managed to clip a string without enough for the tuner", and then expect no one to wonder why such an odd thing would be happening (for the 10th time??), one should expect people to ask how that's happening. Then a snippy reply when their natural curiosity arises, instead of just a simple answer. I'm surprised you got any answers at all, but perhaps a bit more civility may get you more useful replies.

If it's "none of their business", why give the explanation to begin with? Why not just say "does anyone know where to buy single strings"?

Kdogg
09-20-2013, 05:02 PM
Perhaps the " mistake should be your ? " then you would not need the single strings...
Figure out the problem- buy one more pack- re-string- get back to playing...

Paul December
09-20-2013, 05:06 PM
Not trying to be snarky, but the mistake isn't my question

Yes, but it is our question! :eek:
...Enquiring minds want to know :D

igorthebarbarian
09-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Buy in bulk? Elderly usually has free shipping if over $50.

Louis0815
09-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Albert Einstein once said:
"To recognize the problem is more important than recognizing the solution, because exact description of the problem leads to the solution."

People often tend to cure symptoms rather than solving the underlying problems...

garyg
09-21-2013, 12:44 PM
Yes, but it is our question! :eek:
...Enquiring minds want to know :D

Well then start your own post

garyg
09-21-2013, 12:47 PM
You could get some Seaguar fishing line/leader.

Now there's a good solution Doc, I know historically there have been multiple threads on the diameters for various strings, etc. Do you use that Seaguar and does it sound close to any "brand" string? And for those of you who really think I did this 10 times, posh, internet boards aren't literal places. cheers, g2

Flyinby
09-21-2013, 05:53 PM
Just save the strings that are too short, and when you get 2, tie them together. Then clip that to size before putting it on the uke. If it's too short again, just tie another piece on. Knots improve the tone and add volume, and work as a reference point if playing in the dark.

Tigeralum2001
09-21-2013, 08:46 PM
Put me in the group that doesn't understand how this happens once, let alone repeatedly. I always string the uke, then clip the string once it has been around the tuning peg a time or two. Yes, even on sets that are 2 sets, like Worth, this method works perfectly. I have never even considered clipping a string before stringing the uke.

KoaDependent
09-22-2013, 02:48 AM
This photo I dug up of Garyg might explain a lot.
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garyg
09-22-2013, 03:06 AM
I keep trying to remember not to feed the trolls.

wendellfiddler
09-22-2013, 03:55 AM
I know that stringsbymail.com is able to sell certain brands as singles - Savarez for sure. I order custom sets from them to match the Collings set my tenor uke came with - you have to do it that way because Collings does (orders their uke sets custom). So SBM will sell you any diameter that Savarez has available. Other brands may or may not provide that option. Aquila does not (other than low G's) - I know this because I wanted a smaller diameter C string in a tenor set and they "couldn't" do it. I seems like there is a market for custom sets and individual strings, but maybe it isn't a large enough market for many string manufacturers and set compilers to be worthwhile. Savarez offers custom guitar sets too - so they seem to be geared up for that market already.

Duk

Skinny Money McGee
09-22-2013, 04:13 PM
PM Old Phart, he's the fishing line expert. He knows all the gauges that match up with the various Worth strings.

seeso
09-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Not naming names, but please keep the golden rule in mind:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?85568-Ukulele-Underground-Forum-Rules&p=1377746#post1377746

Remember, no question is a stupid question. The minute we start poking fun at each other for asking a question is the minute we begin to become elitist snobs.