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Old 07-14-2015, 01:02 AM   #11
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I like the low 4th. I buy a set of classical guitar strings and use the high four. I've also been thinking about using the middle four and tuning lower, at least on my reso uke. I can get two concert uke strings out of one guitar string if I'm economical in how I use them. It works out cheaper than buying uke strings, but the don't sound as nice as nylgut.
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I like the low 4th. I buy a set of classical guitar strings and use the high four. I've also been thinking about using the middle four and tuning lower, at least on my reso uke. I can get two concert uke strings out of one guitar string if I'm economical in how I use them. It works out cheaper than buying uke strings, but the don't sound as nice as nylgut.
The nylgut to me is a fantastic material, but for some reason I break them. I don't much care for the white color additionally. I threatened to put them on my lady's Kamaka and she said I could wear it out of my butt afterward....;-)

The low fourth does have drawbacks. It's the "lazy" way to play ukulele, mostly by guitar players accustomed to the last 4. What it does add is bass tone and fullness, what it removes is the ability to make augmented and suspended chords with one finger or two. When you do this on ukulele, you strum all four to create the chord and a low G doesn't produce the full chord.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:37 PM   #13
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I like the low G for my tenor and I leave the high G for my soprano. I think it depends on how you use your ukulele and what kind of music you play. I use it to play any music that I would play on guitar.
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