Snapping Brand New Ukulele Strings whilst tuning up?
Q. Unfortunately, the A string snapped while being brought up to pitch. Strangely it snapped at the 4th fret.
A. Hello John Sorry, you are having problems.
I will send another A string for you. Ukulele strings are Not available single Units (Yep different to the guitar world, there is a gap in the market) only Low G is sold as a single string.
Is the Set for the Right Scale length of Ukulele.
The first thing, just checking it is a Tenor Scale Instrument, not a baritone scale or Super Tenor Scale. Tenor Reds on these larger scales just don't like it.
Watch the Pitch closely not just the Note on the tuner.
The open A string is 44O hertz. Coming from guitar world myself it's easy to go past the correct octave and try and hit the next note higher octave.
Middle C on the piano is the C String on Ukulele if that helps get your ear in the right octave.
Use a tuner that shows the actual pitch if you don't have such you can get a free app to do this, I recommend Pano Tune from the apple app store, but android/google would have something similar in their app stores.
Order of tuning the strings from slack.
First I fit all the strings and tie them off and have the tails under each other classical style. But they are slack and not raised to pitch yet.
Second Then I tune in this order, I do C string, then E, then G, then A.
I like getting pressure on the bridge from the centre strings first so as to reduce the sideways torsional stress on those glued on Ukulele bridges.
It is just what I do as I'm super careful and super fussy and it works.
Hope this info helps.
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