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30 days warranty on parts
We regard a broken part as an exception, because we always deliver the best quality with full responsibility. But we cannot rule out a small accident.
If the purchase was made via our web-shop no more than 30 days ago, then you may order a new part from our website for free. In all the other cases you will need to pay a small handling fee. Order part here
30 days return time
You have the right to cancel your order up to 30 days after receipt without giving any reason, provided that the seal has not been broken. When the seal is broken, your order is final and can no longer be returned. If you make use of your right of withdrawal, you have another 14 days after cancellation to return your product. You will then be credited with the full order amount including shipping costs. If you make use of your right of withdrawal, the product will be returned to the entrepreneur with all accessories supplied and in its original condition and packaging. To exercise this right, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you a return label in the mail. You can print this label and stick it on the repackaged shipment. Then you can hand it in by post at no extra cost. We will then refund the order amount due within 14 days after registering your return in case the product has already been returned in good order.
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HURDY-GURDY: THE WORLD'S FIRST MECHANICAL MUSICAL MODEL FOR SELF-ASSEMBLY AND PLAY IS A GENUINE GEM OF THE UGEARS
The Ugears Hurdy-Gurdy assembles easily and with no glue, toothpicks or special tools due to our patented plywood joints method. The assembly of the Hurdy-Gurdy includes several stages. Firstly, you put the smaller parts together to form the large blocks: the body, decks, wheel, crank, head, tuning pegs, keyboard, melody strings – which will altogether complete the whole model.
Hurdy-Gurdy Assembly Instruction.
Adjusting the height of the strings
The strings should touch the wheel gently.
The hurdy-gurdy produces a sound resembling one of a bagpipe by a hand-turned wheel rubbing against the strings working similarly to a violin and a fiddle bow.
Turn the small ventils clockwise on the bridge to decrease the height and counter-clockwise to increase of the height of the strings
Switching off a bourdon string
Before tuning the first string – the melody string - please switch off the bourdon string using a little lever in the keybox.
Tuning a melody string
Tune the respective peg on the head to the D note. You can do this by ear or by using a free online chromatic (guitar) tuner app.
Do note it is our recommendation because it fits the Hurdy-Gurdy’s sound the best.
Tuning a bourdon string
Tuning the respective peg in unison to the melody string (D note in our example) or in any melodic interval (quart, quint, octave).
Again you can do this by ear or by using a free online chromatic (guitar) tuner app
Waxing the wheel
Wax the wheel with a piece of rosin from the kit to improve the sound and you are ready to play Hurdy-Gurdy.
Just build it together with your own hands and feel like Stradivari or a popular Hurdy-Gurdy star!