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xbeezer
07-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Hello Everyone,
I am looking for some assistance. I am a Newbie and am really having problems with learning how to re-string my concert. I have the knots down but seem to not be able to grasp getting them to go around the tuners correctly. I have looked at a bunch of YouTube videos and still cant seem to grasp it. Two issues, I have problems getting it to get started around the tuner and staying and the second is it seems to be to high on the tuning peg. I have already had one string break off. Any guidance would be much appreciated. If your located in Dallas and can meet with me to show me. then all the better.

Thanks!

iamesperambient
07-03-2014, 09:22 AM
Hello Everyone,
I am looking for some assistance. I am a Newbie and am really having problems with learning how to re-string my concert. I have the knots down but seem to not be able to grasp getting them to go around the tuners correctly. I have looked at a bunch of YouTube videos and still cant seem to grasp it. Two issues, I have problems getting it to get started around the tuner and staying and the second is it seems to be to high on the tuning peg. I have already had one string break off. Any guidance would be much appreciated. If your located in Dallas and can meet with me to show me. then all the better.

Thanks!

you mean wrapping the string around the peg at the top ?
http://www.get-tuned.com/images/ukulele-headstock.jpg
you want to follow the pattern of where each string goes with each peg
so the G string would line up with the first peg, the C would line up with the
2nd peg (at the top) than the E string would go on the top peg on the opposite side
than the A string would go on the last final bottom string. (im stringing from G string down to A i always found it less confusing and easier to do). So when i say first peg i mean the bottom peg closes to the G string. If you want to do it the other way around just reverse what i just said.

When your are wrapping the string once its tied i always wrap it around 2 or 3 times depending
on the thickness of the string than put it through the hole.

http://www.get-tuned.com/how-to-string-a-ukulele.php this may help you out.

Rllink
07-03-2014, 09:30 AM
I restrung mine a couple of weeks ago and had no problem. I put Aquila strings on mine and simply followed the directions on the box. One thing, when I ran the string through the hole in the tuner, I put one wrap above where the string came out the hole, and then the rest of the wraps below it. That caused the string to wrap over itself once. I also made sure that the string stayed wrapped tightly together and didn't let them wander down the barrel of the turner, so to speak. Other than that, I can not imagine what the problem is. Post a picture if you can. That might help understand what is going wrong. Mine settled in after about a week, and I have hardly had to tune it.

vanflynn
07-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Here's helpful link http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/restringing.html

And remember that the first/1 string is the closest to the ground (the A string). Most of us get that wrong the first time!

Good luck

wralyn
07-03-2014, 11:11 AM
I know. Here's another video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwNDkh43oqc

This one has a pretty good close-up on how to get the wind started. Haven't changed uke strings yet, but I use the same method for my guitars. Once you get the over/under wrapped, pulling on the string should "pinch" the tab end enough to keep it from pulling out. Then use your thumb to guide the string down until tight. The string winds from the hole down. As long as that happens, I'm not sure how it could sit "high" on the peg.

If you still have trouble figuring it out, see if you can find a local music store. I doubt that anyone would charge to show you how to get it started.

xbeezer
07-07-2014, 03:59 AM
Thanks for all of the direction! I am much appreciative.

Down Up Dick
07-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Next time change one string at a time. Then you can see how to put them back on the way they were wrapped before.

SailingUke
07-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Here's helpful link http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/restringing.html

Gordon's video is one of the best.
If you still have problems ask for assistance at your next uke club gathering.
If you don't belong to a club, here is another reason to join one.

Louis0815
07-24-2014, 10:50 PM
+1 for Gordon's video

And one last remark: Fluorocarbon (e.g. Martin, Worth, Living Water) strings tend to be more slippery than Nylon strings - Aquilas almost "stick" to the peg whereas the fluoros need an extra loop on both ends... :2cents: