Not a stupid question bro. Don't apologize for asking. From Low E (thick or top string) tune it to E since its the Low E string. Then A D G B E. Play an open E chord on the second fret and it should put your tuner right in the middle to E. If you play all 6 strings open, that is a G. Make sure you stretch out your strings real good so that they stay in tune once your there. Stretch each one individually. Be careful not to snap your high E (skinny E or bottom string) Also push down on them in front of the nut. That helps keep them in tune. Hope this helps you bro.