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    Default Help! My brand spankin' new amm3 G string is reluctant to tune...

    Just got it.... That's okay...comparing my little electronic tuner to online "tuner ninja" I'm tuning and yeah, so far all is okay but- the G string.

    G is super tight at D4, sitting around 296hz...scared to go any farther so I'm letting it stretch....

    OTOH, shes a right looker and feels spectacular...can't wait to play it!
    Last edited by Eggs_n_Ham; 06-12-2021 at 06:32 AM. Reason: my error completely its low g not standard

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    Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles are tuned too high at gCEA and have way too much string tension at that tuning.
    I play Tenor ukuleles at either EAC#F# or FA#DG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggs_n_Ham View Post
    Just got it and completely not tuned. That's okay...comparing my little electronic tuner to online "tuner ninja" I'm tuning and yeah, so far all is okay but- the G string.

    G is super tight at D4, sitting around 296hz...scared to go any farther so I'm letting it stretch....

    I sorta expected it to be tuned pretty much...600 dead presidents worth...anyway...

    OTOH, shes a right looker and feels spectacular...can't wait to play it!
    So you got a high G on there? This uke sounds superb in low g, very rich and resonant. I have no issues with overly tight tensioned strings on mine.
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

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    Sounds like you have a low G string which should be tuned to G3. I have tried to tune a string an octave too high more than once
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Sounds like you have a low G string which should be tuned to G3. I have tried to tune a string an octave too high more than once
    That makes sense. HMS does send these ukes out with low g. Which would be 196hz.
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

    Kanile'a KSR-T premium koa tenor
    KoAloha KTM-00 tenor
    Rebel Double Cheese spruce/mahogany tenor, my BFF.
    aNueNue AMM3 mahogany tenor
    Romero Creations Tiny Tenor spalted mango
    Romero Creations SK koa soprano
    Pono ATC-PC acacia cutaway tenor
    Kala KA-ASFM-T-C flame maple tenor
    Pono MT-SP tenor
    Cocobolo 5 string tenor #28
    Cocobolo concert #467
    Pono ASD acacia soprano deluxe
    Pono MGS mango soprano
    Brad Donaldson cedar/rosewood custom tenor


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggs_n_Ham View Post
    Just got it and completely not tuned. That's okay...comparing my little electronic tuner to online "tuner ninja" I'm tuning and yeah, so far all is okay but- the G string.

    G is super tight at D4, sitting around 296hz...scared to go any farther so I'm letting it stretch....

    I sorta expected it to be tuned pretty much...600 dead presidents worth...anyway...

    OTOH, shes a right looker and feels spectacular...can't wait to play it!
    Yargh! I edited and corrected this post and it didn't post correctly! My HUGE mistake! I called HMS and they were so super nice and helpful- they sent a low G amm3 which is most often how they leave the factory. For some reason I thought they were sending me a standard G.

    My fault *completely*.

    I just finished correctly tuning her and she sounds wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadia View Post
    That makes sense. HMS does send these ukes out with low g. Which would be 196hz.
    Yeppers you are correct! My fault completely. I'm so glad I called them and got it sorted out. Thank goodness for this forum and nice people at HMS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadia View Post
    So you got a high G on there? This uke sounds superb in low g, very rich and resonant. I have no issues with overly tight tensioned strings on mine.
    I thought I was getting a high G but received a stock low G, something I've wanted to try since I picked up my first Aklot ukulele (you can order them with low G)...I'm just a duh head and thanks to my slight ocdness got the answer I needed before something catastrophic occurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyg View Post
    Like a lot of people, I find that tenor ukuleles are tuned too high at gCEA and have way too much string tension at that tuning.
    I play Tenor ukuleles at either EAC#F# or FA#DG.
    I'm a new ukulele player of a few months and once I get proficient in gcea I'd like to try alternate tunings. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggs_n_Ham View Post
    Yargh! I edited and corrected this post and it didn't post correctly! My HUGE mistake! I called HMS and they were so super nice and helpful- they sent a low G amm3 which is most often how they leave the factory. For some reason I thought they were sending me a standard G.

    My fault *completely*.

    I just finished correctly tuning her and she sounds wonderful!
    That's more like it!
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

    Kanile'a KSR-T premium koa tenor
    KoAloha KTM-00 tenor
    Rebel Double Cheese spruce/mahogany tenor, my BFF.
    aNueNue AMM3 mahogany tenor
    Romero Creations Tiny Tenor spalted mango
    Romero Creations SK koa soprano
    Pono ATC-PC acacia cutaway tenor
    Kala KA-ASFM-T-C flame maple tenor
    Pono MT-SP tenor
    Cocobolo 5 string tenor #28
    Cocobolo concert #467
    Pono ASD acacia soprano deluxe
    Pono MGS mango soprano
    Brad Donaldson cedar/rosewood custom tenor


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