(Curt.) There is a lot of mis-information regrading how to change ukulele strings. This IS the BEST video for learning how to change strings on a Classical guitar out there. And, it directly applies to the ukulele.
A lot can be learned from the classical guitar and guitar fingerstyle world when if comes to strings and even technique that be applied to the ukulele. The reason is simply a longer history of the Spanish guitar and the more advance techniques involved for playing the demanding repertoire required of a classical guitarist.
Here are two great videos for learning how to change your ukulele strings.
Guitar TIP-Stringing a Nylon String Guitar • Same for ukulele
Buster B. Jones shows you his fast technique for changing nylon strings. If you're a gut string player you'll love this video. (YouTube link )
How To Change Classical Guitar Strings | Strings By Mail.com • Same for ukulele
Changing classical guitars strings made simple and effective. Learn the basic and quick approach to changing nylon strings on your classical guitar. Strings By Mail is THE source for strings when ordering order online. (YouTube link)
These techniques for changing strings apply to ukuleles as well with a tie bridge. It also explains why there are so many windings of string on mass produced ukuleles when they come into the store ( Curt, Funky Frets ).
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