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Oud => Oud Videos & Sound => Topic started by: Davids on October 21, 2015, 11:04:42 AM

Title: My new strings keep going of tune. How do I get them to stabilize?
Post by: Davids on October 21, 2015, 11:04:42 AM
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.

Video Demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFGrXoNAdQs
Title: Re: My new strings keep going of tune. How do I get them to stabilize?
Post by: Gloria on October 27, 2015, 10:41:56 AM
It is entirely possible to for a factory oud to equal or surpass a luthier oud in some ways, but in general luthier-built ouds are of higher quality.  These are not always clear distinctions, since a small factory may operate under the guidance and supervision of a master luthier.  Often a factory will attach a name to their ouds to give the false impression that they are luthier-built.