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How to change strings on your ukulele ?

02 2009

2 weeks from today I will be celebrating my first ukulele anniversary !
Ukulele has gradually taken more and more space in my life. A day without strumming a few chords doesn’t feel right anymore and I am sure some of you will recognise the symptoms.

After a year, I feel it’s about time I become more intimate with my ukulele and what better way than to change its strings ?
I have ordered Clear Medium Worth strings (from to replace the Hilo strings that came with my concert Fluke and they should arrive sometime next week.
I have therefore scanned the web for videos on how to change ukulele strings.

Although the learning process has been a bit chaotic at times since I don’t have anyone nearby who plays ukulele to show me, it has been rewarding too. And Ukulele Hunt and all of Al’s ebooks on how to play ukulele have been an endless source of information and have helped me build a ukulele culture.

So here is my selection :

This video from shows you how to change strings on different types of ukuleles.

This article on Ukulele Underground gives you step-by-step instructions on how to change strings.
And here is the accompanying video from Aldrine Guerrero:

Now I’m hoping things will go as smoothly as on the videos !

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