#1
My friend bought me a Ukulele for my birthday recently but it isn't a really good quality one (about $30) but he did do some wicked stencils of Samuel L. Jackson and Mr. T on it so I don't really want to get a better quality one. the first thing I want to do with it is give it new tuners since it goes out of tune after 5 minutes of playing. Should I get some guitar tuners or mandolin tuners? Also what sort of string up grade should I get? Obviously metallic strings would probably have too much tension on a thing that is practically balsa wood so should I got for some classical guitar nylons or something?

Also I'll post pics if someone wants to see a pretty bad ass ukulele.
#2
I'd wanna see that, but don't put electric strings on it. It snapped my neck.
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#3
Ukes go out of tune pretty fast anyway, man. I use banjo strings for mine, some people use nylon. And I really want to see this, man... post some pics.
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but he did do some wicked stencils of Samuel L. Jackson and Mr. T on it

pics or it didn't happen!!
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#5
1- Pics.
2- Nylon is the best type of strings to use; steel, etc. is too hard on its neck.
3- You can (and should) get tuners specifically for ukes.

11 bucks for a set isn't bad .
http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=ukulele%20tuners
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1- Pics.
2- Nylon is the best type of strings to use; steel, etc. is too hard on its neck.
3- You can (and should) get tuners specifically for ukes.

11 bucks for a set isn't bad .
http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=ukulele%20tuners

I would recommend buying actual ukulele tuners for it. There's a reason they make them.

First of all, what size ukulele is it? You'll need to know that before you purchase strings for it.

Do not use metal strings on it. To the person using banjo strings on theirs, that's a big mistake. Sooner or later, you'll rip off the bridge, since it's only glued into place. The strings don't enter the top like on a guitar, nor do they attach with a tailpiece like on a banjo. There's too much tension.

For a string upgrade, you can't do much better than nylgut strings from Aquila (link). They're the only strings I use on all my ukulele. Purchase what was made for your ukulele; don't try and swap with guitar strings or guitar parts. You'll just end up creating a mess.
Sincerely, Chad.
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So....yeah. That's exactly what I just said...

Just elaborating for the curious, Jim.
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pics or it didnt happen
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Seriously.

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#14
i started messing with my ukulele (only a really cheap one) and now its ****ed with loads of holes in it and no bridge, no tuners, fretboard has started to come off, and is just a mess. so i think you should be careful with what you do

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