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  • #51936
    surferjay
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    I’m thinking of lowering the action on my Uke myself 😳

    I’m pretty confident I can sand the bridge down easily enough but the nut seems to be something requiring a decent and correct size file.

    Has anyone got any recommendations for sizes/files they use.

    I don’t want anything to expensive as I’ll likely only use it once or twice so any links on Amazon/eBay/AliExpress would be awesome 🙂

    #51944
    recdog
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    Check this out. Joel might be the world uke setup expert. The DIY stuff works pretty well. Search for “the ukulele review podcast #12”
    Ron

    #51959
    surferjay
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    Thanks 👍 just watched it, really great info on how to setup a Uke with bare bones hardware.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by surferjay.
    #53048
    kanae926
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    @surferjay – did you end up finding something to lower your action? I bought a $10 file set from Amazon a couple of years ago to test on a cheap Soprano that had bad action. It worked well enough. The widths ranged from 0.4mm-1.6mm and because they weren’t really all that sharp, it wasn’t hard not to file down too low if you go slow.

    #53064
    surferjay
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    I’ve seen similar sets for sale. I have a new Uke arriving this week so I’ll have a play with my Cordoba and try and try and lower the action.

    If I mess it up I’ll take it to a professional.

    #53065
    kanae926
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    Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

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