View Full Version : Low G, stupid question....

05-06-2011, 08:56 AM
If I put a low G string on my uke, how do I tune it? Does it still show up on my tuner the same as a high G would?

05-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Hi v30

Yes, it would register on your tner as G. The problem is you may end up tuning it one octave too low or one octave too high (probably the string will snap before you get there).

To be sure you're in the right octave, fret the G string at 5th fret. That note shuld be the same pitch as the open C string.

Good luck!

05-06-2011, 09:24 AM
Ukulele Hunt has done all the work. Note, on low g tuning, the g is the lowest note. Listen and compare using this utility:


05-06-2011, 09:54 AM
Take a guitar and put a capo at the 5th grit - that's low G uke tuning.

This is also a good way to get guitar friends on the ukulele boat, tell 'em there's already a uke "inside" their guitar that's been there all along :-)