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greenie44
09-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Just curious. I'm working on a song for this week's Season, and it feel more comfortable to sing a few steps up from where I am most comfortable playing it.

So I was thinking about tuning my Alida higher for a brief period - taking the G to an A#, etc. Is there any reason not to do this? Could I snap a string or potentially hurt the uke?

Thanks in advance. I intend to take it back down as soon as I am done recording, so it should not be tuned up for more than a few hours.

UncleMoon
09-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Use a capo & don't risk the instrument.

PhilUSAFRet
09-07-2014, 03:09 PM
:agree: Sound wisdom!

Roselynne
09-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Tuning up can damage bridge and top -- badly. (Though the strings may break before you reach that point.)

Capos are Good Things.

greenie44
09-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Thanks, all. What was I thinking?

Wicked
09-08-2014, 02:07 AM
I couple half tones is definitely not going to damage that Alida... But a capo is far simpler.