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Old Harmony Uke with touchy Friction Tuners
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 38
From: West Chester, OH
Posted: 2004-08-20 12:39 pm   Permalink

I recently purchased an old Harmony uke with friction type tuners. The tuners fit nice and tight but my problem is that the slightest movement (either tightening or loosening) of the tuners and the string goes wildly out of tune. Is this common with ukulele's or is this something unique to friction tuners? Much thanks in advance for any help you can give a newbie!

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Joined: Feb 12, 2004
Posts: 31
From: Hamilton, Canada!
Posted: 2004-08-22 09:26 am   Permalink

Like Nylon string classic's, uke strings are slippery beasts. Make sure you lock down that string to itself, pass it through the hole twice if there's room. It's the initial loop that holds it, then as it wraps it goes to pitch. Good luck and continue twangin...flailing? What would you call it?

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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2158
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2004-08-22 10:25 am   Permalink

At the outer end of each of the tuning keys there is a small screw. Tighten that - not too tight - but pretty snug and that should help.

Also check to see if any of the other small screws and bolts are tight.

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