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riaz

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Strings keep going on tune, How to solve?
« on: January 04, 2016, 11:19:20 AM »
Hi,
I have recently bought a new oud. But face a problem with tuning. My new strings keep going on tune. How do I get them to stabilize?

Thanks in advance.



dHuGo

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Re: Strings keep going on tune, How to solve?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 04:18:31 AM »
This problem is common with all string instruments: New strings need to be stretched first.

You have to tune your oud with new strings every day for some weeks until all strings are stretched to its stable state. You may feel the difference.
The stretching fades sometimes. - But it never stops. When stretching increases again it will break. That marks the end of lifetime of a string. Then be aware to renew it.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2016, 04:27:47 AM by dHuGo »

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Re: Strings keep going on tune, How to solve?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 12:46:04 PM »
Hi, Hold on for some days man. Ordinarily strings take some time to stretch in and come to a stable pitch. Pull the string sideways across the face of the oud a bit and retune. After twelve or so times, the string will be stretched in and hold its pitch.