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Lucyisafish
01-16-2009, 08:39 AM
Hulloo..

Weeell, since I got my nice new uke, I'm trying a little project and I'm going to try and make my cheap old Mahalo a bit better. Even if I can't make it sound better I could make it look nice and hang it on my wall.
Sooo, I have bought a new bridge on ebay but I don't know much about bridges it appears, the bit where you attach the strings is different to my others and I cant figure out how to do it..

It just has slits, rather than drilled holes to poke the strings through and tie them up, its just like:

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l l l l

How do you do it?

SinisterDom
01-16-2009, 09:06 AM
You just tie a knot big enough to keep it in the slot.

Nurdaben
01-16-2009, 11:14 AM
http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/02/18/uke-minutes-5-how-to-re-string-your-ukulele/

Lucyisafish
01-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Ah ha. Thankyou :)
That's a lot simpler than I assumed it would be, lol.

Also, painting it.. the uke is this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130276913360&cguid=1732ef4e11d0a0e201b1c941ffdd0914
Shall I just paint over what's already there? or try and strip/sand the paint off somehow?