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    Thumbs up Low G Concert ukulele strings?

    I went to my local music store to purchase some 'ukulele strings with Low G tuning for my concert size 'ukulele. They only had Low G's for tenors...They make concert 'ukulele strings with Low G tuning right??

    If so, can someone PLEASE recommend me a brand? I'm looking to order online and I need to make the purchase soon. Thanks.

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    Although low G tends to favor Tenors due to the larger body and naturally deeper tone, yes there are low G sets for smaller sizes. www.juststrings.com sells Aquilas in Concert size low G sets.

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    I like the low G Worth Clear, which I have found consistently on http://www.ukuleleworld.com/worth-cm...tring-set.html. When MusicGuyMic on ebay has them, his shipping price can't be beat.
    Remember, you are buying 2 sets of strings when you get the Worths, so don't be shocked at the price. Worth also offers low G separately with a length good for 4 in a package http://www.ukuleleworld.com/product....7&cat=7&page=1. I think, but I am not sure, that the diameter on the low G is the same on the concert as it is on the tenor.
    The Worth low G is not a wound string. Most other manufacturers of strings will have a wound string for low G. I prefer the low G to be smooth.
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    I've tried to put a low G on my custom MP Concert and it was great. It can produce much more bottom end that I thought a concert size could do. But my preference when it comes to low G is simply to put a regular 4th string of classical guitar strings set. It just sounds more low G compare to unwound string...but that's my preference and it's good for my style of playing.
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    You can also buy Single strings. I bougth a set of D'addario Titanium and wanted a low G so I bought a couple J4704 strings to use as my low G String. I wanted to try these since some folks on here had a thread about the J4804 sting for low G. The difference between the 4804 and 4704 is high tension vs. normal. I went with the normal Tension for my concert, also you cannot buy single 4804 anymore. I have yet to try it out but the J4804 was highly reccomended by some people that know a lot about ukes.

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    I have a concert strung low G using Aquilla strings. The G string is wound, and the rest are Nylgut. It is my only exposure to low G so far, and I like it!
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    You could always do what many players do,and fit a set of Tenor
    Low G strings! They work fine,I have done it a few times,no extra
    tension on the neck to worry about.I also fit Concert (high G) strings
    on my sopranos.Better sound,slightly more volume,depending what
    you want?

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    Thanks for all the help.
    I ended up getting Aquila's Concert Low G.

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    There is no need to buy a different set of strings to experiment with low G tuning. Just move your high G string to the E position and move the C & E strings down one position. So string your uke C, E, G, A then tune it low G, C, E, A. This also avoids using a wound string for low G. If you don't like Low G tuning just switch the strings back at no harm or cost other than a few minutes of your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the52blues View Post
    There is no need to buy a different set of strings to experiment with low G tuning. Just move your high G string to the E position and move the C & E strings down one position. So string your uke C, E, G, A then tune it low G, C, E, A. This also avoids using a wound string for low G. If you don't like Low G tuning just switch the strings back at no harm or cost other than a few minutes of your time.
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