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Thread: High tuning a low-G string

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    Question High tuning a low-G string

    I accidentally ordered low-G strings (Aquila Nylgut) for my soprano uke I'm a beginner and I feel it could be better to keep the regular tuning. So my question is:

    can a low-G string be safely tuned to high-g?

    Or should I take this as a sign and tune low-G from now on?

    And i have two brand new sets

    Please help, thank you...

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    Can you return the strings?

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    just leave the high G, you being a beginner has nothing to do with using high g or low g, the chords are the same

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    unless you dont like the sound of it
    I didnt realize the soprano part

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    [ So my question is:

    can a low-G string be safely tuned to high-g?

    No. You cannot tune a low-g string to high-g. You need to change the string to high G if thats what you want.

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    oh yea forgot about that
    no

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    thanks everyone for the guidance!

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    If she can't return the strings, can't she use the A string from one set and add it to the other set in place of the low G, and then tune it high G? Or sell those strings to someone on here, and get high G strings.

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    Thanks for your question Maya. I'm a beginner as well and have been confused by low G vs. high G strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maya View Post
    Ican a low-G string be safely tuned to high-g?
    NO! Tension will snap the string before it ever gets that high..

    Play it, enjoy it, while your order for a single high-G string is being processed...
    Ian
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