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    Default Problem with the strings

    Hi everyone again. As I mention in my greetings post https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...gs-from-Russia!
    I have a problem with my ukulele, and I have no idea what may be the reason. Could it be cold weather or humidity? My ukulele strings are constantly detuning. There was a thought in the thread that strings could stick in the grooves but surely I would notice that. Did anyone have the same problem with their guitar? I store my ukulele and guitar in a separate room, and that's really moisty, I was thinking about buying a dehumidifier. But I don't have another place to store the instruments. And do not want to spend money on useless devices. Can be strings detuned because of humidity?

    UPD. Hello, the reason was the low temperature, as I can see. It was cold September, and I felt the fresh air blowing through the window, bought an oil heater, like these, you know. So, I bought one of these and ukulele was the same after three days of this heater working.
    Last edited by RabitHabit; 11-29-2019 at 02:00 AM.

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    What kind of tuners are on the uke? Geared or friction? How much detuning? How quickly?
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, A, EJ45LP

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    New strings may take a while to stretch before they keep their tune. Humidity and temperature will affect the strings if temperature or humidity drops tuning will go down. If it goes up tuning mat be high.Some strings also take a longer time to break in. Also check the tuners to see if their are screws that might be loose.
    LACole
    Laurie Ann Cole

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    2018
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    2019
    Ohana PKC-25G Concert Mahogany Pineapple gCEA Aquila
    Donner DUC-3 Concert Spruce/Mahogany gCEA Donner

    CPM CT-Q2 chromatic clip on tuner
    Snark SN-4 tuner
    Donner tuner

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