We mark the saddle and then sand it down evenly. Rush Setup & Delivery:The rush setup and delivery service is for customers who would still like to receive the full setup but on a shorter time frame. Much easier to get the barred chords with out buzzing. I have a concert with the nut size of 1 and 3/8. © The Ukulele Site, LLC - All Rights Reserved. I'm new to ukulele (and instruments in general) but wanted to pick up a hobby I could obsess over. Overall the full setup services we provide would usually cost over $100 from a repair shop or instrument technician. it can be really frustrating. Each ukulele that leaves our warehouse will undergo a strict QC and setup process by our experienced staff. and note the areas that need extra attention and adjustment during the setup. The SetupWhile most Ukulele brands will conduct their own quality control during the manufacturing process, there is usually still room for adjustment and improvement beyond that initial quality control. most cases the depth of the nut slots that the strings sit in can be lowered. And it did. It was flawless, I still own it and adore it. REGARDING “The saddle is stuck.” Eventhough I’m NOT a woodworker, my guess is that unless an unknowing person put glue in the slot, the slot is simply gunked up and some solvent would loosen the saddle. Back in 2011 I bought my first truly serious ukulele - the Kanile'a K-1 Tenor. If the check with 3rd fret checks out ok, then it may simply be you getting used to strings (they are never 'easy' on fingers starting out) or you might want to try a low tension set of strings. I'm aware of the Oscar Schmidt model with 1.75 inch spacing. For me a low action would be about 6/64ths of an inch (or 0.093 inches, or about 2.2mm). This improves the comfort of the instrument when playing. I ordered a ukulele online here in the USA from a box store before I read the advice not to do so. ;-) I recently bought my first ukulele - an Islander MSC-4, which is the concert version of the MST-4 tremor reviewed by Barry a while ago. That said, comparing strings is expensive, time-consuming and laborious. LY ON EACH STROKE. We will do this with a microfiber cloth. I dropped the action about 1/8″, and put on new strings. I sanded the notches after filing. SETUP and delivery, for an extra fee, one of our setup technicians will work overtime outside of normal business hours to complete the setup within 2-3 days of the order being placed and immediately hand it over to the shipping department Copyright © 2008 - 2020 Got A Ukulele / Barry Maz - All Rights Reserved, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. I bought my uke last week and found that when practicing I was often touching the C string when pressing the G string. Thanks, Barry. Your email address will not be published. I am pretty sure that it would be good in place and I really can't afford to damage the instrument! Installing New Strings at Bridge. We use a special nut file and then low grit sandpaper. What we do is try to add a more consistent approach to the final setup so that it meets OUR expectations If it was just the saddle end, I might well have tried it myself, spurred on by the confidence you inspire.Thanks! Have a look at several YouTube videos before doing anything. We provide our FULL SETUP service at a reasonable price of $40 for instruments under $399 and it is available at no i’m a newcome to ukulele and i was thinking in lowering the action. If the strings are too high, the instrument becomes uncomfortable to play, if the strings are too low, it can cause fret buzz. Deep down I wish I had gotten a tenor, and something with a wider nut (the PWC is only 34mm wide). Don’t have an alternative yet but will figure it out when I get a start and tele. The instrument isn't that bad, but the notes do become a bit high when fretted at the nut end in particular, so it will need to be sorted out in due course. If you are 3mm a the saddle - do you know where the buzz is coming from or even if it is the string? So far I’ve seen almost 4mm variation in string spacing in 35 to 35.5mm nuts (Outdoor Ukulele Soprano had 35 / 26.9) Click the logo to help. I'd miss it! Thanks! Actually i am new to the uke and the one that i purchased has an action of 3mm above the 12th fret. Measure string action (the height of the string above the fret) at any point by placing the gauge behind the string. I am new to the uke actually. We find this to be our lucky number that centers the bridge correctly in the middle of the lower bout, optimizing sound quality. to keep the bottom of a saddle perpendicular to the sides. Should I go back to the shop and ask them if they will do the adjustment? The action on a ukulele is effectively the gap between the strings and the fretboard. Hi.Understood a lot from your post. Installation again depends on the type of bridge that your ukulele has. In the end, I think that it’s going to be easier to file the underneath of the saddle, as described above, even if it means having to do it two or three times until the desired action is achieved. Can some experienced uke player please tell me if this too much? Does it affect the intonation? Since We inspect intonation and fret buzz to make sure that each ukulele is ready to play straight out of the box. 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