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    Default What did you do to your Uke today?

    I cleaned and restrung my Kanile'a with Living Water high G strings. When I re-string, I always remove all the strings and give the whole instrument a wipe down with lemon oil, especially the fretboard. Wiping the excess off immediately from satin type finishes because it's probably not real good to let it soak in too much.

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    I just played a couple of tunes on mine.
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    Cleaned and restrung my Kala Exotic Mahogany UBass with new Road Toad Pahoehoes! These things are a pain to change out and stretch a LOT! I'll let them stretch for a few days, then loosen and take out a lot of the extra string length. Also gave it a good wipe down with lemon oil.

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    See my thread in the bass section covering restring with Pahoehoes
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    Snowing all day today & I'm not at work....so.....lots of time to sit and play. I haven't played my Islander AS-4 soprano a lot recently. Too busy playing my Loprinzi and my Gary Gill that I got at Christmas time. I got "Turtle" out and played him all morning. I had forgotten how nice this soprano sounds. Turtle got lots of love & attention today.
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    I wonder if anyone else is as lazy about changing strings as I am. I wait until they break or shred. Hate to waste time that I could spend playing. Been about a year for me. LOL

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    It was almost 70 degrees here today! What??? Should be snowing this time of year, but I'll take it! In honor of this brief February summer, I played my Ukulele Like Object (ULO), because it has a fish painted on it.

    Fish = summer.

    Noticed the fretboard was dry dry dry. So I lemon-oiled it.

    That's what I did.
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    72 degrees here, after flooding on Friday and snow on Saturday. Sat outside and played my OXK.
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    This isn't exactly what I did to my uke, but I used it today to test a small cart that has a chair attached, which I'll be using on Sundays for a Meetup of acoustic players in park. I was putting on my back a dual compartment gig bag with uke in one, a tablet and stand stand in the other, and carrying a small folding chair, but I have a heart condition and I found it a little difficult to lug that weight on me, so I got the cart. The seat is small but more comfortable than I thought it would be.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bratsche View Post
    I wonder if anyone else is as lazy about changing strings as I am. I wait until they break or shred. Hate to waste time that I could spend playing. Been about a year for me. LOL

    bratsche
    I'm with you in that. While I don't have such a long experience with ukulele, with nylon strings in guitar I have never changed until one breaks or a serious shread on a wound string.
    After I bought my ukulele, did change after about a month, cause did not like the idea of someone elses fingers been on my strings and anyways after a store bought instrument.

    I did file the nut slots somewhat lower without taking the strings off/change them, but don't seem to have done any noticeable damage to my Aquilaa nylguts.

    I'd estimate without something crazy like bending guitar like, using (metal) picks, unwound strings surely will last a year easy.

    EDIT:
    I did practice chord sequences in many keys today just before posting this.

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