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chuck in ny
06-04-2014, 05:29 AM
what is the protocol, leave less slack, and it will stretch?

dhoenisch
06-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Pretty much.

Dan

chuck in ny
06-04-2014, 06:46 AM
okay dan thanks.

Ukulele Eddie
06-04-2014, 07:16 AM
You want to watch this video on proper installation, it's very helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGH1d8IP_Us

DownUpDave
06-05-2014, 12:04 AM
When I installed my Reds I left no slack at the start. It worked out I still had at least three wraps, they sure do stretch.

chuck in ny
06-05-2014, 04:41 AM
well. i first tied it at the bridge and then gave the string a couple of very mild pulls, then left no slack and wound it up. very nice quality to the string and sound, proper tension, they have a winner.

DownUpDave
06-05-2014, 08:29 AM
well. i first tied it at the bridge and then gave the string a couple of very mild pulls, then left no slack and wound it up. very nice quality to the string and sound, proper tension, they have a winner.

I had them on a koa tenor and I really liked the sound of them as well. They settled down pretty quick for a stretchy string, having minimal wraps on the post helps a lot with this. I have found too much over wrapping can be a cause of strings going out of tune.

1931jim
06-05-2014, 11:27 AM
You want to watch this video on proper installation, it's very helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGH1d8IP_Us
Ukulele Eddie I agree with you on this video. Also make sure you ease the groove or slot in the nut to .039" and put a nice radius on the groove or slot towards the tuner leaving no sharp edge. The video shows the string being held out of the groove as much as possible. Regards.