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si.lindley.uk
06-29-2009, 07:00 AM
Hi everybody, im a beginner uke player (2months), i have a kala ka-st spruce top with aquila strings. I really want to play it with a low g but i cannont yet tune by ear and rely on my little cherub tuner. Are there any tuners that will tune to a low g as surely if i use my current tuner it will tune to a high g and stretch the stri

DaveVisi
06-29-2009, 07:05 AM
Tune the others first and then fret the G string fifth fret and match it to the C string.

rossjr
06-29-2009, 07:49 AM
Both of my Ukulele's are low G and I have stardard clip on LED tuners that tune for Low G. If you need a make and model I find it for you but any digital one should do it...

deach
06-29-2009, 07:52 AM
Are you using a Low-G string?

si.lindley.uk
06-29-2009, 08:30 AM
I have it in standars tuning with a high g string at the moment but I have some low g strings ready to put on. I will try holding on the fith fret, will i have to match by ear or will it be the same frequency as the c note on my tuner. A low g digital tuner would be really helpful if you could provide a model, thanks

wickedwahine11
06-29-2009, 08:45 AM
I have it in standars tuning with a high g string at the moment but I have some low g strings ready to put on. I will try holding on the fith fret, will i have to match by ear or will it be the same frequency as the c note on my tuner. A low g digital tuner would be really helpful if you could provide a model, thanks

I use the same clip on digital tuner for both my low g and my high G ukuleles. The only difference is that one has a low g string and the other has high G. A regular tuner should work as long as you put the low g string on it.

itsme
06-29-2009, 08:58 AM
A low g digital tuner would be really helpful if you could provide a model, thanks
Actually, I'd recommend a chromatic tuner. They work with just about any instrument. :)

si.lindley.uk
07-01-2009, 04:57 AM
ok so i have put on my new wound low g string and tuned it the same as the the fith fret c string and it sounds auful when i strum complelely out of tune and the low g is much louder then the other strings and the note continues for much longer. what have i done wrong please help as my uke is unplayable

Gcow55
07-01-2009, 05:53 AM
If they are new strings, then they will need some time to stretch out and break in before they hold tune. A regular chromatic tuner should be able to tune low g with no problems. With one, you can tune anything from a bass guitar to a uke and beyond. If you are using a pitch pipe or something that only plays the tones of gCEA, you can use the high g pitch to to help get your low g in tune if you have a good ear. If none of these work, fret the low G on the 5th fret, which is a C note. Play that note and the C string open. Tune the low g string until both the G and C string are the same pitch.

As for the low g string itself, if it is wound, it will typically be louder and ring more. This is common. From my experience, a low g has a little bit more volume and sustain than the others.