I put a low G string on my Kala Tenor

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With two sopranos, I decided to change my Kala tenor to low G, using a Aquila wound string. What a difference! Definitely a "guitar sound," which I like more than I thought I would.
 

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you get used to the sound and then high g sounds funny. slippery slope
 

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Hmmm on my tanglewood concert...interesting
 

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you get used to the sound and then high g sounds funny. slippery slope

That's what happened to me. I now have a Kala long neck soprano that's reentrant, it's in Bb at the moment. I like the reentrant sound to listen to, but maybe not when I'm the one playing. :eek:
 

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Fun! My favorite part of low G is how my thumb and that G string can partner up while strumming—it's the next best thing to a having bass player. ;)
 

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Yes join us. You'll find picking more fun, I guarantee it.
 

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With two sopranos, I decided to change my Kala tenor to low G, using a Aquila wound string. What a difference! Definitely a "guitar sound," which I like more than I thought I would.

I started out with a low-G (a Pono MT) and guess I've got to get around to trying a high-G someday.... :shaka:
 

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Low G on my Makala MK-T tenor, Kala KA-CEME electro acoustic concert, Kala KA-SLNG long neck soprano, & just tried it on my Kala KA-S soprano. :)
(I have re entrant concert & soprano ukes as well.)
 

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I have a set of mellow low g's with wound 3 and 4 on my Kala solid mahogany tenor...my "blues uke." Love it. Would never go back on this one. Trying to pick one of my concerts to set up with low g's.
 

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I too love the low resonant sound of the low g on my tenor. With the popularity it has, I can't understand why there are not a lot more instruction publications out there for linear low g tuning.
 

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Why is this not considered as a valid reason to have THREE of the same thing ? low 4th string -- high 4th string -- and the really, really surprising (thanks to Dirk at Southcoast strings) low 4th string on 4 AND 1 pulled up a whole tone.
dGBe or gCEa. Instead of 0001 as the 7th, try 3433
 

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With my three ukes, I definitely have a nice, full range of sound now!
 

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I like re-entrant tuning for strumming or playing campanella style, and linear tuning for finger-picking or chord melody stuff. It all depends on what I'm playing, which is why I need an unlimited number of ukuleles! :cool:
 

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I'm getting the new spruce scalloped kala tenor and i'm going crazy trying to figure out what low g set to go with on the uke. I want to get it ordered but people keep telling em to go with something different lol.....any suggestions so i can confuse myself even more? lol
here is a picyure of the uke!
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Congratulations on the new uke Krush, there are many strings that would sound great, Oasis Warm Low G may be worth a try.
 

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I have a mellow string set with a wound low g and C strings on my Kala solid mahogany tenor. About as much like a guitar as a tenor uke is likely to get.....which is fine because it's my surrogate jazz and blues "guitar." I think ukes should sound any way you want them to.