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Einleitung

The melody strings are the most important strings on the shahi baaja. This guide will show how to repair a worn out melody string and then tune it properly.

There are 15 tuning pegs on this instrument. This guide will focus on the two strings that the melody notes are played on. These strings are tuned with the tuning pegs that are seen all the way to the left.

  1. You can tune both strings the same way. Once you finish tuning one string, repeat these steps with the other string.
    • You can tune both strings the same way. Once you finish tuning one string, repeat these steps with the other string.

  2. Turn the tuning peg counterclockwise to tighten the string. Tightening the string will raise the pitch of the note.
    • Turn the tuning peg counterclockwise to tighten the string. Tightening the string will raise the pitch of the note.

    • Turn the tuning peg clockwise to loosen the string. Loosening the string lowers the pitch of the note.

  3. Locate the ends of the strings. There are metal circles which hold the strings in place.
    • Locate the ends of the strings. There are metal circles which hold the strings in place.

    • Start turning the tuning peg clockwise to loosen the string.

  4. Once the string is completely loose, pull it through the slit of the back piece.
    • Once the string is completely loose, pull it through the slit of the back piece.

    • Pay careful attention to how the string comes out.

  5. Take the new string and run it back underneath the metal bridge cover. Make sure that the string lays within the notch of the bridge.
    • Take the new string and run it back underneath the metal bridge cover.

    • Make sure that the string lays within the notch of the bridge.

  6. Once the string gets up closer to the tuning peg, it will pass over another bridge piece. This is called the nut.
    • Once the string gets up closer to the tuning peg, it will pass over another bridge piece. This is called the nut.

    • Make sure that the string fits in the corresponding notch of the nut.

  7. Run the string through the tuner hole. Lead only half an inch of the string through the hole.
    • Run the string through the tuner hole. Lead only half an inch of the string through the hole.

  8. Start to turn the tuning peg counter clockwise, and keep the half inch piece of string on top of the string which is being wound around the tuner.
    • Start to turn the tuning peg counter clockwise, and keep the half inch piece of string on top of the string which is being wound around the tuner.

    • This will stop the string from jumping over the tuner and make for a tighter string.

    • Make sure that the string is laying on top of the tuner as seen in the picture.

    • Make sure that the string is still resting in both of the bridge notches (steps 5 & 6) as you tighten it.

  9. Tuning- The strings should be laying over the top of the tuning pegs as seen in picture 2.
    • Tuning- The strings should be laying over the top of the tuning pegs as seen in picture 2.

    • You may use a guitar tuner to tune your strings.

  10. Pluck the string to play a note.
    • Pluck the string to play a note.

    • The picture shows what a tuner would look like if the string played a C note that is flat.

    • Everything that falls to the left of the zero is flat. Everything that falls to the right of the zero is sharp.

    • Turn the tuning peg counterclockwise to raise the pitch of the string.

    • Continue to raise the pitch as necessary. If your string becomes too sharp, proceed to Step 12.

  11. Pluck the note again to re-evaluate the pitch.
    • Pluck the note again to re-evaluate the pitch.

    • The picture shows that the pitch is still flat, but not as flat as the picture in Step 10.

    • Tighten the string until the needle on the tuner either reaches the zero or passes it.

  12. The picture to the right shows a pitch that is sharp.
    • The picture to the right shows a pitch that is sharp.

    • Turn the tuning peg clockwise to loosen the string.

  13. Continue to tighten or loosen the string until the needle falls on the zero.
    • Continue to tighten or loosen the string until the needle falls on the zero.

  14. To tune the other melody string, simply repeat this process.
    • To tune the other melody string, simply repeat this process.

Abschluss

Follow the steps, and your shahi baaja will be in tune.

Eric Ivy

Mitglied seit: 02.06.2017

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You explain how a tuner works, but you don’t say in which note should each of the 15 strings should be tuned, could you please add it to the guide?

Thanks.

Alex3 - Antwort

I Just brought a Paloma just about few weeks back. Even i have the same question. how about the 15 strings?? Please add this info. Its important. If these strings are out of , the “Pickup” pulls up that sound also. thanks in advance….Mohan.

Mohan Achar - Antwort

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