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    Default Koaloha Opio issues

    I purchased a concert Koaloha Opio on the board and I seem to have issues with it staying in tune - especially the E string. I can actually see it slip out of tune.

    Would it be wise to change the tuners? Perhaps planetary tuners? I can't seem to find Koaloha replacements anywhere.
    My uke family:

    Coming soon... Opio Concert Solid Acacia
    Tyde Learner Ukulele
    Lyon & Healy Camp Uke (1920s)
    Kamoa Pineapple Soprano
    Custom-built Maple Tenor by me
    Stewmac Mahogany Tenor Kit Build by me

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    Sounds like the tuner is loose. Tighten the set screw on the tuner button.
    Not to tight, just tight enough to hold.
    Keep Strummin'

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    Did that but it still moves?
    My uke family:

    Coming soon... Opio Concert Solid Acacia
    Tyde Learner Ukulele
    Lyon & Healy Camp Uke (1920s)
    Kamoa Pineapple Soprano
    Custom-built Maple Tenor by me
    Stewmac Mahogany Tenor Kit Build by me

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    I saw that one in mp, that's a bummer. if you haven't done so already, you might contact koaloha and see what they suggest. you never know...

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    KoAloha does have the better than the weather warranty, even on the KoAlohas. If it is something as easily fixable as a faulty friction peg, they might very well just send you one in the mail.
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    Fixed it. I tighten the screw as much as I can and it seems to be working! Thank you for all of your help.
    My uke family:

    Coming soon... Opio Concert Solid Acacia
    Tyde Learner Ukulele
    Lyon & Healy Camp Uke (1920s)
    Kamoa Pineapple Soprano
    Custom-built Maple Tenor by me
    Stewmac Mahogany Tenor Kit Build by me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mineymole View Post
    Fixed it. I tighten the screw as much as I can and it seems to be working! Thank you for all of your help.
    If the problem comes back, you could add a very thin washer between the tuner and hack of headstock to gain more grip, which seems less invasive than cutting a bit off of the screw end.
    John

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    Plays like a dream now.
    My uke family:

    Coming soon... Opio Concert Solid Acacia
    Tyde Learner Ukulele
    Lyon & Healy Camp Uke (1920s)
    Kamoa Pineapple Soprano
    Custom-built Maple Tenor by me
    Stewmac Mahogany Tenor Kit Build by me

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