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Rider
03-19-2018, 06:10 AM
Why do some left hand players only swap the middle two strings around when they are changing a RH ukulele to play LH? Are the 1st and 4th string the same then and don't need to be swapped?

Jim Hanks
03-19-2018, 06:55 AM
they are usually not the same gauge but very close. It's not ideal, but you could get by with tuning them a step higher or lower than their intended pitch.

Rider
03-19-2018, 08:02 AM
why not just swap all 4 then?

Croaky Keith
03-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Down to laziness, I guess. ;)

A lot of high G & A strings are in fact the exact same gauge, so isn't really necessary to swap them, especially if they are new strings. :)

Rider
03-19-2018, 09:37 AM
okay I see thanks...