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Old 07-26-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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recently I Begin to play ukelele and I really dont like the fourth string..................
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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yeah if you play guitar and are used to the top string being the lowest and thickest then you have the thinnest one on top but the other three in the "normal" order it seems really odd...
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Heres a tip if you don't like the reentrant tuning that provides the very high G string tuning.

You can request of your store or order a Low G string to mount in that position, giving you a more guitar sounding instrument. It's a big deal to do here as many don't like the very high sound that doesn't match up with the chords in all instances.

The mod will work on all sizes of instrument Tenor, Concert and Soprano.

Youtube some ukulele vids from "Hawaii Musical Supply", and Aaron will show you what string to mount and how to tune it.

Oh, and it's UKU (flea) LELE (Jumping) so it's called the "Jumping flea". Kinda fits...;-)
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:52 PM   #4
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Personally, I like the reentrant (high G string) tuning on the ukulele, because it makes it sounds kind of like a banjo, and is part of the instrument's unique charm.

But lots of people play the uke with a low G string. If that's what you favor, go for it, there's nothing wrong with it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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What kind of ukulele? If it is soprano or concert size, forget the low G. You can only get away with the low G on a tenor.
Putting the low G on a ukulele totally changes the character of the instrument. The ukulele then loses the close chording sound that is characteristic of a ukulele and begins to sound more like a guitar. A low G is more often used for players that play fingerstyle arrangements and chord-melodies.
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Maybe, but it is a standard mod out here. On any size. It does remove the percussive sound that turns off so many to the instrument. Oddly, none of my three have the low G mounted. I didn't like it and removed it from my Tenor.
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I just got one, i am only been playing for 4 days, i got my girl one do to she really liked it. I kinda like who it is set and it is really fun to play
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I only dislike my fourth string because it's always out of tune. But then that's what you get when you buy a $75 dollar ukulele....
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The choice to tune guitars to what we call E standard was pretty much arbitrary, and as a result the G string is just at this perfect intersection of string size and tension that getting it to sound nice is a total crap shoot.
So it always will sound a little off.

However tuning to 432 gets that G string to it's sweet spot.
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I only dislike my fourth string because it's always out of tune. But then that's what you get when you buy a $75 dollar ukulele....
Not necessarily, buy some new strings and mount them and you will be surprised at the difference. Most times, they mount the cheapest available strings to sell the unit. That said, I just had to change my strings on my tenor this weekend. I went to take it down from the hanger and the Aluminum third string was unraveled and broken. It didn't actually break, just unraveled the winds. I may have to change to all nylon instead of the aluminum third. I like the sound of it but not if they just break from tension or humidity.
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