Another problem that beginners often face is pressing down on strings without fingers falling into the gap between strings and accidentally muting everything and producing a horrible buzzing sound if the spacing is too wide.One of the issues that beginners often face is to press down multiple strings for a chord without muting adjacent ones. A wider nut and string spacing can help with that.
- Avoid rolloff. The extra spacing helps a player to avoid the G and A strings from rolling off the fingerboard while playing, especially when it comes to intricate fingering.
They're always going to try and sell you what they have in the shop.The different widths definitely provide a different feel, so the best thing to do is hop on over to your local ukulele store and play a whole bunch of different ukes with different nuts/spacing and ...... wait, you don't have a local ukulele store?
The whole point of this forum is unimportant questions and unimportant answers!This question is not important.
Yes, I did that recently. It worked out well for me in general, but I went a little too wide on the fretboard.I think this is the first time I've seen this term "roll-off". I have this problem because I use light gauge strings and I tune down to Low F and I like to do a lot of string bending. I'm learning my way around it (don't do it as often), but I was wondering...
Regardless of nut width (obviously would be easier to do this on a wider nut), has anyone ever looked at doing a custom nut with closer STRING SPACING, but a little more distance from the edge of the fretboard? It wouldn't take a lot to make a difference if you have a roll-off problem.
I think 36 (1 3/8) mm is more common than 38 (1 1/2) mm nut width ukes. But there is also a difference in some ukes like Koaloha ukes that have a 38mm nut width but really have string spacing more similar to a 36mm nut width.
My 2 cents is that I prefer the 36mm more. It's a little more comfortable for me when barring chords or partially barring chords. 36mm is probably more of the standard (kala, ohana, lanikai, pono, etc). If you wanted a wider 38mm, you would have to be more intentional with your choice and it would be more limited (Islander, Kanile'a, cornerstone).
Most imported ukuleles (e.g., Kala and Ohana) have 1.375" (34.9mm) nut widths. Most Koolau, Pono, and soprano and concert Kamakas also use this nut width.Most ukes come in 36 and 38 nuts. Anyone know of ukes with smaller ones? My fingers constantly fall between the strings. I'd like to be able to do an E chord as 4442 instead of 4447 because the voicing sounds so different on the E further up the neck. yes i know its a practice practice, practice chord, but I have a bent fingertip not allowing me too hit it cleanly. I think a little less space between strings would help
Yeah I could play all the chords up the neck but the songs just don't sound right to me.