View Full Version : Slack Key Uke question

07-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Can you just retune the "A" string to low G on a concert or should you replace the "A" string with a low G string?

Jim Hanks
07-08-2014, 03:20 PM
As I understand it, slack key usually means tuning the "A" string down two half steps to "G" but it is still the highest string on the uke. Typically the 4th string would be a low G string already. What you are describing would achieve the same effect but: a) I think it would be weird having the 1st string be the lowest note, b) you're almost certainly going to have to adjust the nut and maybe bridge to have such a low 1st string.

The Big Kahuna
07-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Guitarlele sounds quite nice in Taropatch. I play slack key on my GL6 sometimes.