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Thread: Should I still be having this problem?

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    Default Should I still be having this problem?

    So it's been about a month and I stretched the strings and everything, but it still goes out of tune quite often. By that, I mean I tune and 5 minutes later it's out again. There's also one string that stays consistently out of tune. What should I do?

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    my mahalo is out of tune after 1 strum. what kind of ukulele do u own?

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    A Makala dolphin soprano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltlpenguin View Post
    A Makala dolphin soprano.
    oh ok then hahaa i got no idea what that is so i got nothing.

    sorry

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    it might be because you are playing too hard.

    the strings are bad.


    or its just the uke.

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    Yes def it is the strings and uke.

    Do you know what brand your strings are??

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    I've got a Makala dolphin soprano which I used to play for a couple of hours daily. I put Aquila strings on it. The strings settled down after three or four days and then I used to have tweak the tuning - particularly the fourth string (high G) maybe as often as two or three times a day.

    I guess it depends how often and for how long you play. Good luck!

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    You may need to tighten the tuners. If they are too loose, they will not stay in place and your ukulele will go out of tune very easily.

    On the back of the tuner is a screw. Tighten that, but not too hard. If you have a particular string that is still going quickly out of tune, tighten it a bit more until that stops happening.

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    if you have a small enough screwdriver that is, i find it hard to find one that small. Next best option is the file from nail clippers.

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    It's definitely not the tuners. I have to look for strings later this week.

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