View Full Version : Low G string

08-02-2010, 08:12 AM
what guitar string can i use for a low g string? and what note do i tune it to?

08-02-2010, 08:17 AM
I don't know what guitar string you could use,but don't use a steel one!
There are plenty of threads about what can and can't be used but a steel
guitar string will certainly harm your instrument.It may warp the neck or
pull off the bridge.The note you would tune it to,is (surprisingly!) G but
one octave lower than the high G you will be replacing.

08-02-2010, 08:36 AM
Using the D string (4th) from a classical guitar set will give you a low G and it'll probably be a wound string.

08-02-2010, 01:44 PM
I would suggest Worth Clear strings Low G, they have a low G that is not wound.

08-02-2010, 05:28 PM
Its difficult to answer your question without knowing what size uke you want to put it on. A Low G from a tenor would not work well on a soprano, for example.

08-02-2010, 05:36 PM
I am a fan of the unwound Fremont Flourocarbon Blackline low g string. If you don't mind wound strings try the Savarez Corum D string.

08-02-2010, 06:36 PM
What size uke?

I find that Classical D string works for Soprano, Concert and Tenor for low G.
The Fremont unwound G only works on Tenors, too loose on soprano and concert