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Logz
09-22-2006, 11:18 AM
If you want to search for a tuning, use ctrl+F (or your browser's "Find" feature) and type each note with a space between, for example:

E A D G B e

SilentDeftone says: This is the new tuning thread. Post all questions pertaining to tuning in this thread. The old thread can be found here (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=51176).

Also helpful may be Basic To Advanced Tuning (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/basic_to_advanced_tuning.html), also written by Logz. Thank you for your help!

Logz Edit:
Thanks to frenchyfungus as well. He's also an awesome help in here. Listen to him!

Standard to other tunings

Standard Tuning: E A D G B e
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.



Standard; Half a step down: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb - (D# G# C# F# A# D#)
Play the 4th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.



Standard; A whole step down: D G C F A D
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.



Standard; One and half steps down: Db Gb Cb Fb Ab Db - ( C# F# B E G# C# )
Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.



Standard; Two whole steps down: C F Bb Eb G C - ( C F A# D# G C )
Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 1st fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.



B Standard: B E A D F# B By FrenchyFungus
Play the open low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Drop Tunings

Drop D: D A D G B e
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open

OR

Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.



Drop C (Drop D down a whole step): C G C F A D
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.



Drop B: B F# B E G# C#
Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.



Drop A: A E A D G B
Play the Low E string open and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the Low E string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the 4th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 4th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.



Drop D down half a step: Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb (C# G# C# F# A# D#)
Play the 4th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E string to match the D string open.



Double Drop D: D A D G B D
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret B string


Open tunings

Open D5: D A D A D D
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the B string open and the High E string open. Retune the High E string open to match the B string open.

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:20 AM
Open C: C G C G C E
Play the 9th fret Low E stirng and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret Low E.
Play the 12th fret A string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 12th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the 4th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 4th fret B string.


Open G: D G D G B D
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and teh A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 3rd fret B string.


Open D: D A D F# A D - ( D A D Gb A D )
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.


"Open A: E A E A C# E - ( E A E A Db E )
Play the 7th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 7th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.


"Open E: E B E G# B E - ( E B E Ab B E )
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret Low E.
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.


Open (7 string): G D G D G B D
Play the 3rd fret Low B string and the Low E open. retune the Low E string to match the 3rd fret B string.
Play the 5th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 12th fret Low B and the A string open. Retune the 12th fret Low B to match the A string open.
Play the 3rd fret High B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret High B.


Open (7 string): E E B E A B E
Play the Low B string and the E string open. Retune the Low B string to match the Low E string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G String to match the 5th fret D string.


Open F#m: B F# C# F# A C#
Play the 10th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the 10th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string
Play the 7th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 7th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G String open. REtune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G String.
Play the 4th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 4th fret B string.


Open Bm: Db Fb Db Fb Ab Fb
Play the 8th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 8th fret Low E String to match the A string open.
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 9th fret A string and the D string open. REtune the D string to match the 9th fret A string.
Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 3rd fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. REtune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Leave the High E as it is

Other tunings

Bron Yr Aur: D G D G B D
Play the 3rd fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E.
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret B string.


Bron Y Aur (2): C A C G C E
Play the 3rd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D String to match the 3rd fret A string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D String open. REtune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.


"kaki King": C G D G A D
Play the 9th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.


"Cooder": Db Ab Db F Ab Db - ( C# G# C# F G# C# )
Play the 8th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 8th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 4th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 4th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the 5th fret A string to match the D string open.
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


D A D G A D
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.


"lute": E A D F# B E - ( E A D Gb B E )
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.




"Fourths: E A D G C F
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B strnig and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


"Half Bent: F Bb Eb Ab C F - ( F A# D# G# C F )
Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 4th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


"Collins": F C F Ab C F - ( F C F G# C F )
Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 4th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret E string.
Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


"Big City": D A D F# A A - ( D A D Gb A A )
Play the 12th fret Low E And the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 4th fret D String and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 4th fret D string.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the B string open and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the B string open (Downtune the high E).

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:24 AM
"D Wahine" - D A D F# B D ( D A D Gb B D)
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D String open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret B string.


"Old Spanish": D G D G A E
Play the 12th fret Low E String and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 2nd fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B string to match teh 2nd fret G string.



Parvardigar: C G C G C D
Play the 3rd fret A String and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 3rd fret A string.
Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the 2nd fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 2nd fret B string.



Other tunings (no names)

G A B D E G
Play the 8th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the 8th fret Low E string until it matchs the A string open.
Play the 2nd fret A string and the d String open. Retune the D string to match the 2nd fret A string.
Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. REtune the G String to match the 3rd fret D string.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret B string.


C# G# C# G# G# C#
Play the 4th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 7th fret D String and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
Play the G string open and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the G string open.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. REtune the 12th fret Low E String to match the D string open.


F A# D# G# C C
play the 6th fret Low E String and the A String open. REtune the A string to match the 6th fret Low E String.
Play the 5th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E String to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 5th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G String.
Play the B string open and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the B string open.


D G C G C D By FrenchyFungus
Play the A string open and the E string at the 7th fret. Retune the E string to match the A string.
Play the A string open and the E string at the 5th fret. Retune the A string to match the E string.
Play the D string open and the A string at the 5th fret. Retune the D string to match the A string.
Play the B string open and the G string at the 5th fret. Retune the B string to match the G string.
Play the e string open and the B string at the 2nd fret. Retune the e String to match the B string.


Db Ab Db Db Db Db
Play the 4th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 4th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret E string and the open A string. Retune the 5th fret E string to match the A string open.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the D string open to match the 12th fret Low E.
Play the 2nd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E to match the 2nd fret B string.
Play the B string open and the high E open. Retune the B string t match the high E.
Play the D string open and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the D string open.


Bb Bb Db Gb Bb DbBy FrenchyFungus
Play the A string open and the E string at the 6th fret. Tune the A string to match the E string.
Play the A string open and the E string at the 12th fret. Tune the E string to match the A string.
Play the D string open and the A string at the 3rd fret. Tune the D string to match the A string.
Play the G string open and the D string at the 5th fret. Tune the G string to match the D string.
Play the B string open and the G string at the 4th fret. Tune the B string to match the G string.
Play the e string open and the B string at the 3rd fret. Tune the e string to match the B string.


F# F# F# F# E BBy FrenchyFungusUncertain
Play the A string open and the E string at the 3rd fret. Tune the E string up to match the A string.
Play the E string open and the A string open. Tune the A string down to match the E string.
Play the A string at the 12th fret and the D string open. Tune the D string up to match the A string.
Play the G string open and the D string open. Tune the G string down to match the D string.
Play the B string at the 12th fret and the e string open. Tune the B string down to match the e string.
Play the e string open and the B string at the 7th fret. Tune the e string down to match the B string.


A C C G G# CBy FrenchyFungus
Play the E string at the 12th fret and the A string open. Tune the E string to match the A string.
Play the A string at the 2nd fret and the D string open. Tune the A string to match the D string.
Play the A string at the 12th fret and the D string open. Tune the D string to match the A string.
Play the G string at the 1st fret and the B string open. Tune the B string to match the G string.
Play the B string at the 4th fret and the e string open. Tune the e string to match the B string.


B E D G B eBy FrenchyFungus
Play the A string open and the E string at the 10th fret. Tune the E string to match the A string.
Play the A string open and the E string at the 5th fret. Tune the A string to match the E string.


Db Ab Db Gb Bb B
Play the 4th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the A String to match the 4th fret Low E String.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D String to match the 5th fret A String.
Play the 7th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E String to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G String.
Play the 1st fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 1st fret B string.


D A E A E E
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E string to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 7th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D String.
Watch out for this one - Might snap your strings Play the B string open and the High E open. Retune the B string to match the High E string open.
You should be careful with this tuning. It'll have a tendency to snap your strings, especially the B string. I suggest getting some quite thick gauge strings.


E B E G# B E
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D String to match the 5th fret A string
Play the 4th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G String to match the 4th fret D string.

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:25 AM
E A C F A C
Play the 3rd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 3rd fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 3rd fret B string.

D A D G D F#
Play the 12th fret Low E String and the D String open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D String open.
Play the 7th fret G string and the B String open. Retune the B string to match the 7th fret G string.
Play the 4th fret B String and the High E open. REtune the high E string to match the 4th fret B string.


C G C F C E
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E string to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D String.
Play the 7th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 7th fret G string.


B F# B E A# E
Play the 10th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 10th fret Low E string to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string
Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
Play the 6th fret B stirng and the High E string open. Retune the High E to match the 6th fret B string.


D# A# F# C# G# C# - UNSURE
Play the 4th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the 4th fret Low E string to match the A string open.
Play the 6th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the A String to match the 6th fret Low E String.
Play the 3rd fret (???) of the Low E String and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 3rd fret Low E String
(I was unsure whether the D string was tuned up or down, so im assuming it was tuned down)
Play the 7th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G String to mtch the 7th fret D String.
Play the 7th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 7th fret B string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.

D D D D D B
Play the 10th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the 10th fret Low E string to match the A String open.
Play the A string open and the 3rd fret Low E string. Retune the A String to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 7th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B String to match the 7th fret G string.
Play the D string open and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the D string open.
Play the B string open and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the B string open.

**Be careful retuning your B string**

B D D D D D By FrenchyFungus
Play the E string at the 2nd fret, and the A string open. Retune the E string to match the A string.
Play the A string open and the D string open. Retune the A string to match the D string.
Play the D string open and the G string open. retune the G string to match the D string
Play the G string at the 12th fret, and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the G string.
Play the B string open and the e string open. Retune the e string to match the B string.


Db Gb B E Ab Db
Play the 9th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 2nd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 2nd fret A string.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G String.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.

E B E E B E
Play the 7th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 2nd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 2nd fret D string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D String to match the 5th fret A string.


D A D G A D
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:28 AM
Chord Tunings

C6: C G C G A E
Play the 9th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D strnig open. Retune the D string to match teh 5th fret A string.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E strnig open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


D Minor: D G D G Bb D - ( D G D G A# D )
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the 4th fret B string and the High E strnig open. Retune the High E string to match the 4th fret B string.


D minor: D A D F A D
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


G6: D G D G B E
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E strnig and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.


D Modal: D A D D A D
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
Play the D string open and the G string open. DOWN-TUNE the G string to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.


G Minor: D G D G Bb D ( D G D G A# D )
Play the 12th fret Low E String and the D String open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the B String open. REtune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the 4th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 4th fret B String.


Other tunings

New Standard: C G D A E G
Play the 8th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the 8th fret Low E string to match the A string open.
Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
Play the 7th fret G String and the B String open. REtune the B string to match the 7th fret G string.
Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 3rd fret B string.


Open (7 string): D D A D F# A D - ( D D A D Gb A D )
Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
Play the Low B string and the Low E String open. Retune the Low B string to match the Low E String.
Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D String.
Play the 3rd fret G string and the High B open. Retune the High B to match the 3rd fret G string.
Play the 5th fret High B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.




Shifted (7 string): E E G# C# F# B E ( E E Ab Db Gb B E )Play the Low B string and the Low E String open. REtune the Low B string to match the Low E string.
Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E String.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D String to match the 5th fret A String.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string


Dropped (7 string): C C G C F A D
Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E String to match the A String open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B String and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string
Play the Low B string and the Low E String open. REtune the Low B string to match the Low E string.

Baritone (1): A D G C E A
Play the 12th fret Low E string open and the A string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A strnig to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G strnig and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.



Baritone (2): B E A D F# B - ( B E A D Gb B)
Play the 10th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 10th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:29 AM
Tuning back to standard:

Whole step down -> Standard
Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune your A string to match the 6th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

1 and half steps down -> Standard
Play the 6th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune your A string to match the 6th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

2 steps down -> Standard
Play the 9th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune your A string to match the 9th fret Low E.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.


Drop D -> Standard
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the 5th fret A string to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the high e open. retune the high e to match the 5th fret B string.

Drop C -> Standard
Play the 7th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 7th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the 5th fret A string to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the high e open. retune the high e to match the 5th fret B string.


Drop B -> Standard
Play the 8th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 8th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the 5th fret A string to match the D string open.
Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the high e open. retune the high e to match the 5th fret B string.

Bass tunings:

C A F C
Play the 9th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 8th fret A String and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 8th fret A string.

(If the last string is tuned UP then follow step 3)
Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D String

(If the last string is tuned DOWN then follow step 4)
Play the 3rd fret A string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd fret A string.



12 String tuning:
SilentDeftones answer:
Okay, you have 6 strings tuned normally, EADGBe. When you get a pack of strings for a 12-string guitar, you should have a set of normal strings and a set of thinner strings.

You have:
e - normal high E string
e - unison (same) to other high E
B - normal B string
B - unison to other B string
G - normal G string
G - one octave higher than other G string
D - normal D string
D - one octave higher than the other D string
A - normal A string
A - one octave higher than the other A string
E - normal low E string
E - one octave higher than the other low E string

The ones that are higher should have more tension.


Logz Answer
Im not sure how to tune a 12 string, but from what SD wrote ill give it a go...

Im assuming you know how to tune to standard, so im skipping that part. If you dont, check the very top of this thread.


This is hard to explain!
Look at this tab:



e|----|---|---|---|---|---|-3-|---|---|-0-|-0--|
e|----|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-0--|
B|----|---|---|---|-3-|---|---|-0-|-0-|-5-|----|
B|----|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-0-|---|----|
G|----|---|-2-|---|---|-0-|---|-4-|---|---|----|
G|----|---|---|---|---|---|-0-|---|---|---|----|
D|--2-|---|---|-0-|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|----|
D|----|---|---|---|-0-|---|---|---|---|---|----|
A|----|-0-|---|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|----|
A|----|---|-0-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|----|
E|----|-5-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|----|
E|--0-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|----|

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


This is how you should use this diagram to tune....

at the bottom of the diagram theres numbers 1 - 11. Start from 1 and work to 11.
But tune in this order: 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 11

the first set of number ( 2 4 6 8 10 ) is tuning the normal strings to standard tuning. the numbers after, are tuning the extra set.

You should know how to tune to standard, so ill skip that part, as for the second set of numbers ( 1 3 5 7 9 11 ), retune the bottom number to match the top number.

Logz
09-22-2006, 11:32 AM
Useful links and notes:
Links
Basic Tuning tutorial (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/for_beginners/tuning_your_guitar_by_ear.html)
Basic to advanced tuning tutorial (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/basic_to_advanced_tuning.html)
The first tuning thread (archived) (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=51176)
The search facility...use it please (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?)
Online guitar tuner (http://www.chordbook.com/guitartuner.php)

People to trust:
Logz
FrenchyFungus
SilentDeftone

Notes:
Ill be adding new tunings shortly. But for today, this new list will be suffice :)
Ill also be changing the tunings around and put them into alphabetical order so you can find them easier

FrenchyFungus
09-22-2006, 11:59 AM
Ill be adding new tunings shortly. But for today, this new list will be suffice :)

lazy bastard

Actually good work, the idea of grouping them is great.

Only very intelligent people could think of that.

Logz edit:
Thanks for the idea frenchy :D

Frenchy Edit: :D

blinnk16
09-22-2006, 11:38 PM
how would I tune to EBDGCe?

Jimmy94
09-23-2006, 12:12 AM
Bring the A string up a whole step to B, and the B string up a half step to C

FrenchyFungus
09-23-2006, 07:09 AM
EBDGCe

1. Play the E string at the 7th fret and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the E string.

2. Play the G string at the 5th fret and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the G string.

benjy118
09-23-2006, 08:24 AM
Any one know how to do the tuning for Dance with the devil
Bb F Bb Eb G C ?

FrenchyFungus
09-23-2006, 08:42 AM
Drop Bb (Bb F Bb Eb G C) (A# F A# D# G C)

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.

benjy118
09-24-2006, 06:01 PM
Thanks ^^

The_Hell_Patrol
09-27-2006, 01:23 PM
I read through it, and didnt find what i was looking for..im also horrible at finding things, so maybe i skipped it...anyway...how would i tune to 1/4 step down from standard? (Chosen Ones by Megadeth)

FrenchyFungus
09-27-2006, 01:27 PM
I dn't know of a way to do it exactly, since the frets are all half steps.

If I were you I'd try a chromatic tuner and try and gauge where half way between E and Eb is on your tuner.

Or I'd just tune down a bit, but not as far as Eb.

Tbh, I personally couldn't be bothered tuning a quarter step down.

The_Hell_Patrol
09-27-2006, 01:29 PM
Alright, ill try that...would there be a very noticeable difference if i didnt tune 1/4 step down?, would the whole song sound very out of place?

FrenchyFungus
09-27-2006, 01:37 PM
I've never used it and never listened to a song that uses it, so I wouldn't know for sure.

However, it would depend on how good your ear is. A good ear and you'd hear the fifference, a not so good ear you probably wouldn't.

Try it in standard, if it sounds all right, great, if not, tune down a bit.

The_Hell_Patrol
09-27-2006, 01:41 PM
Alright, thanks

:cheers:

invincibleneo
09-27-2006, 01:54 PM
No instructions only tuning with harmonics?? Thats is the most accurate way!!

FrenchyFungus
09-27-2006, 01:58 PM
^agreed, check this link from Logz' last post.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/the_basics/basic_to_advanced_tuning.html

Logz
09-27-2006, 02:07 PM
ive not finished the list, i just cant be bothered to keep going yet. im quite busy with other stuff at the moment ;)

FoolOnThePlanet
09-28-2006, 08:32 PM
Is there any way to get to
EbAbDbGbBbEb
(half step down) tuning using a capo?

FrenchyFungus
09-28-2006, 09:25 PM
Yeah, pu the capo on the 1st fret, and tune to EADGBe.

Now take the capo off and you're in Eb standard

KerryHammett
10-07-2006, 05:58 PM
How do I tune (D,G,C,F,A,D) on a tuner?

Johnljones7443
10-07-2006, 06:01 PM
^Tune every string down a whole step until it matches the corresponding notes.

So.. tune low E down until it displays D, tune A down until it displays G... and so forth.

You only have to tune down one whole step, so you won't have to downtune that much until you get the required notes.. they're all natural notes, so they should display on any basic guitar tuner, too.

But.. if your tuner won't display F or C, then follow the instructions above on standard a whole step down..


Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string. (C)
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string. (F)

KerryHammett
10-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Wait, I think iam understanding. Do I put my finger on the 2nd fret and tune normally on my tuner?

FrenchyFungus
10-08-2006, 07:22 AM
That would work, yes.

skull277
10-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Bass tunings:

C A F C
Play the 9th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
Play the 8th fret A String and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 8th fret A string.

(If the last string is tuned UP then follow step 3)
Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D String

(If the last string is tuned DOWN then follow step 4)
Play the 3rd fret A string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd fret A string.





just a question, are you gona add some more bass tunings m8?

FrenchyFungus
10-18-2006, 03:29 PM
All these tunings can be applied to a bass as well, just ignore the top two strings.

But if you want to know a specific tuning for a bass, we'll work it out and add it.

skull277
10-18-2006, 03:41 PM
All these tunings can be applied to a bass as well, just ignore the top two strings.

But if you want to know a specific tuning for a bass, we'll work it out and add it.


ah right, np, im just checking caus you'll never know what tunings you'll need lol

ashley_102788
10-28-2006, 02:53 PM
Alright, This would be my first post but oh well. Anyways, do you know how you would tune a guitar to Drop- D with this tuner http://www.music123.com/Korg-GA30-Guitar-Bass-Tuner-i70342.music If you can help thanks, if not thanks anyway.

FrenchyFungus
10-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Assuming your guitar is already tuned normally with the tuner:

Push the "flat" button twice so that "bb" is displayed.

Tune the lowest string normally.

night_elf2004
10-31-2006, 09:13 AM
ive got a question just bought some thicker strings for my guitar here's what they are their ernie ball strings and the gauge are as followed 48, 38, 28, 18p, 14, 11 and when i try to get the EADGBe i dont get like half-step down and they feel like they are going to snap with alot of tention on them i was wondering is this was the right tuning patern or was there another one for thicker strings sry this is the first time that ive used thicker strings i always use the thin ones

guithardon
11-05-2006, 04:57 PM
ive screwed myself in the past with thick strings
today i just picked up ernie balls .12-.58
the thing is like a ****ing bass

Ascendancy5
11-05-2006, 09:58 PM
Help with tuning my Jackson Dinky with Floyd Rose tremolo bridge?

R0CKER1220
11-08-2006, 06:19 PM
I saw a guitar somewhere on here where the strings were wrapped around the bridge. The strings were strung through towards the tail-end of the guitar and then pulled back over towards the neck (hopw that made sense). What are some good and bad things about stringing like this? (I'll try to find a picture)

EDIT: I can't find a picture :( but it's for an Epi Les Paul Special II if that helps.

invincibleneo
11-09-2006, 04:44 AM
I doubt its for an electric at all. That how strings are strung in a clasical nylon string guitar.

R0CKER1220
11-09-2006, 05:19 PM
^Naw, I saw a picture and it was definately on an electric.

EDIT: Found a picture:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/SidMcCall/100_0341.jpg

Rebel1991
11-10-2006, 01:32 AM
how do i tune to half step down e flat...divine intervention by tbs? i think that is wat it was...i will double check...wat would the things be at on teh tuner

invincibleneo
11-10-2006, 03:26 AM
ok I guess the strings go through the body and anchor on the opposite side of the bridge. The advantage of this is that all the tension of the string is limited between the headstock and the bridge which results in a better attack. Since the string is almost 90 at the bridge.

I dont know a disadvantage for this. Probably someone else miht know. PM ave_MC h might tell you.

C-Dextrous
11-11-2006, 11:30 AM
I've made a couple up (I think)

I use this one for "Miss You" by Incubus' acoustic version - not sure if it's the one they use. I call it "Easy D" - it basically means you can play a D chord by moving a whole C chord 2 frets up.

D A D A B F#

Tune the bottom down to an octave lower than the 4th, tune the 3rd up to an octave higher than the 5th, and tune the 1st up to 7th fret of the 2nd.

The intro being played as

F#|---------------------------|
B |---------------------------|
A |-----------------------<5>-|
D |-----0-----------0---0-----|
A |---4---4---4---4---4-------|
D |-0-------0---5-------------|


(where <x> is a harmonic), and the chords are -0-5-4-0-3-0- -5-4-0-0-3-0-

...and for a couple of my songs I use this tuning, which I call "Easy C"

C G D G C E

Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd, tune the 6th to 2 octaves below the new 2nd string note, then tune the 5th to an octave below the 3rd.

OR

Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd, tune the 5th down to 3rd fret on the 6th, tune the 6th down to an octave below 5th fret on the 6th. Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd.

A C chord can now be played by as -0-0-2-0-0-0-

C-Dextrous
11-11-2006, 11:31 AM
how do i tune to half step down e flat...divine intervention by tbs? i think that is wat it was...i will double check...wat would the things be at on teh tuner


That tuning is in the load that Logz put in at the very beginning of this thread.

aSh_SG
11-12-2006, 04:07 PM
Is there a way that i can mix tunings so that one guitar is in a low tuning and another in a higher one? If so can you tell me a low tuning that goes good with Drop-D?

C-Dextrous
11-13-2006, 08:29 PM
Is there a way that i can mix tunings so that one guitar is in a low tuning and another in a higher one? If so can you tell me a low tuning that goes good with Drop-D?


You can mix any tunings together as long as you work out how to play certain chords. Drop D works well with DADGAD though. If you tune the whole guitar down to D standard and put an unjoined capo on second fret (ie. a trigger or a kyser - not a wraparound) on all the strings but the thickest, you have a drop D effect but your other chords won't change shape (eg. for a G chord you don't need to play your root note on the 5th fret anymore). If you need an E in the bass though you need to use your thumb.

blaue Augen
11-14-2006, 09:15 PM
Hey. I was wondering; does atleast one string need to be in tune for the standard E A D G B e tuning? I haven't tuned by ear yet, and I'm wondering if the average tuning method listed without any strings in tune is the way to go.

FrenchyFungus
11-14-2006, 09:21 PM
Yeah, to use these methods assume you are already in tune.

I tune by ear because it's quicker and IMO easier than using a tuner, but every now and then I use a tuner to make sure I'm tuned to E rather than slightly flat. it IS possible to learn to tune without using a tuner at all, just by memorising the pitch of the low E string. Logz I believe can do this.

alex_haeni
11-27-2006, 04:58 PM
Hey. I was wondering; does atleast one string need to be in tune for the standard E A D G B e tuning? I haven't tuned by ear yet, and I'm wondering if the average tuning method listed without any strings in tune is the way to go.

In most cases it has to be. some people can tune by ear and it can be perfect. Some argue if you develop that ability or if it's from birth. but yes, at least one string has to be in tune.

-Alex.:wavey:

KoRnOnA6String
11-29-2006, 01:23 PM
Nice work on posting the tunings! I have a tuning related question, although it's a lot to do with the gauges.
I have a 7 stringer, and I want to use a 'customised' tuning, namely: G# C# G# C# F# A# D#.
Does anyone have any idea on which gauge is best for this? I was personally thinking
(from 1st to 7th): .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052, and then for my extra Bass string a .064. Is this correct, or do have to use different strings?
(I've got an Ibanez RG 7321, fixed bridge)

guitarpunk21
11-29-2006, 09:43 PM
how i tune to C a d g b e

FrenchyFungus
11-29-2006, 09:46 PM
Nice work on posting the tunings! I have a tuning related question, although it's a lot to do with the gauges.
I have a 7 stringer, and I want to use a 'customised' tuning, namely: G# C# G# C# F# A# D#.
Does anyone have any idea on which gauge is best for this? I was personally thinking
(from 1st to 7th): .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052, and then for my extra Bass string a .064. Is this correct, or do have to use different strings?
(I've got an Ibanez RG 7321, fixed bridge)
Those sound OK to me.

CADGBe:

Play the E string at the 9th fret and the A string open. Retune the E string to match the A string.

zekk
11-29-2006, 10:17 PM
I just made up a tuning I've descovered can be very nice for slide.

e a d D A E (Low to high)

To tune to this, don't try to tune your sharp strings up to it, downtune them to it. Match the sharp to its opposing low.

Dersharpy
12-07-2006, 11:19 PM
My sister untuned my guitar today by playing with the knobs and I was forced to retune it by ear(I normally borrow my friends electric tuner). I'm so horrible with it, it tooks me 20 minutes and the only way I could do it was referencing to songs I knew how to play. I never can do it that way where you go down to the fifth of each fret(fourth for the g-string).

FrenchyFungus
12-07-2006, 11:38 PM
When the two notes are getting close to each other, the guitar starts to reverberate as the sound waves go in and out of phase.

When the two notes are exactly the same, there are no reverberations, as the sound waves are always in phase, the closer you are to being in tune, the longer the reverberations.

Try playing the 12th fret harmonic on the low E, and the open D, then slowly slackening the E string, you should be able to hear them then.

Tsunoyukami
12-08-2006, 12:04 AM
I just thought I would add in the strange tuning for 'There There' by Radiohead (on Hail to the Thief). I know it can be played in an open tuning, but this is the way that Thom plays it live:

D B D G B E (I believe this would be open B6 tuning, but I'm not 100% sure)

1. Tune your guitar in standard tuning.
2. Hold the thick E string down at the 7th fret and tune it down until it matches your open A string.
3. Hold the A strign at the 3rd fret and tune it up until it matches the open D string.

To get back into standard tuning follow these steps:

1. Hold the A string at the 5th fret and tune it down until it matches the open D string.
2. Hold the thick E string at the 5th fret and tune it up until it matches your open A string (after you've followed step 1).

I thought I'd offer this because when I was learning from some tabs and watching a live video the tabs were incorrect so I was rather confused. This turns out to be how Thom plays it. Johnny plays in standard tuning though.

Also I have a small question: when I tune by harmonics it seems taht by the end my thin e and b strings are slightly flat, and my thick E is tuned up sharp. I know that I have tuned them perfectly because there is no warble at all or any such sound, but is this normal?

jdthedruid
12-16-2006, 06:50 PM
Just wondering, wouldn't it be possible to tune to like, Drop-D#, by raising all the other strings by half a step? Like,

D# - A# - D# - G# - C- F

Right? I think it's correct. I like it, cause you can do the easy power chords, but the strings aren't too floppy. Does it work, or did I screw up? Is it already on there?

deluxity
12-18-2006, 01:08 AM
[QUOTE=Logz]
Standard to other tunings

Standard Tuning: E A D G B e
Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.



i quote logz, there's nothing wrong with your guitar

Tenacious Me
12-18-2006, 08:54 PM
Hey I need to find out how to tune to FACFCF

could any one tell me how to by saying like "then tune the next string till it is sychronized with the 7th fret of the above string" like that. Any help is appreciated

immolat1on
12-18-2006, 10:30 PM
Can some one post intrusctions on how to tune:

G G D G B D

Eagles of Death Metal use it in "Cherry Cola"

FrenchyFungus
12-19-2006, 04:24 AM
FACFCF

1. Play 4th fret E string and A string open. Retune E string to match A string
2. Play 7th fret D string and G string open. Retune D string to match G string
3. Play 6th fret G string and B string open. Retune G string to match B string
4. Play 4th fret B string and e string open. Retune B string to match e string
5. Play 5th fret B string and e string open. Retune e string to match B string.

GGDGBD

1. Play 2nd fret E string and A string open. Retune E string to match A string.
2. Play E string open and A string open. Retune A string to match E string
3. Play 3rd fret B string and High E open. Retune High E to match 3rd fret B string.

Watch that low E string, you're tuning it up quite a bit, so I'd recommend using very light strings.

Down Shifter
12-24-2006, 06:29 AM
Alright im hopping to get a guitar with a floyd on it
but the tunnings
whats the easiest way to down tune? Do I just un screw the nut?

Or do I have to do more?

FrenchyFungus
12-24-2006, 06:52 AM
I've never done it myself, but I have friends who play Floyd Roses, and I'm fairly sure you can go to Drop D just by unscrewing the nut, any more than that I think needs complete readjustment to keep the bridge flat.

Down Shifter
12-24-2006, 03:03 PM
Hmm That'll be annoying. Cause when I have it I know im gonna go between Drop C half step and stander... So basically im gonna have to pick one to stay with I guess.

zerowing
12-26-2006, 09:32 PM
On my low-pro the fine tuner can go all the way down to D if you screw it up higher than usual when tuning to E

Zacky~Vengeance
12-27-2006, 11:22 PM
hey guys i rele need help.. i have one of those crappy starter kit tuners that i got with my very first guitar and it only has the ability to tune the guitar into stnadard and drop d (only has ability to tune to E A D G B e). But my problem is that i need to tune into Drop C but i can't do it with this tuner.. and im too poor right now to buy a new tuner..now i've tried doing it by ear but i just can't get all the strings right and i even tried using the tuner on guitar pro 5 but my microphone doesnt pick up the string noise..any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! thnx

sumguy67
12-27-2006, 11:46 PM
maybe not the best way to do it but try tuning the guitar to drop D, then tuning your low E(now D) down until the 9th fret equals an open A string. then tune the A string down until the 7th fret on the dropped C string equals it open. then tune all the other strings down until the 5th fret on the string before it equals it open except on the B string. then it equals a 4th fret G(now F).

Zacky~Vengeance
12-27-2006, 11:49 PM
ok well i sat down to try and figure out my problem and i did so i thought id post the solution to it if ne1 else had same problem..so u have the standard keys on the tuner so drop c has some of those keys..just tune those strings accrodingly then work backwards using the tuning by ear solution posted on the first page of this thread..and for the low e string just tune it to D and then go a whole step down from there

FrenchyFungus
12-28-2006, 04:46 AM
stick a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to drop D,

take it off and tou have drop C

rustic_metal
01-01-2007, 03:00 AM
wow.

rustic_metal
01-01-2007, 03:01 AM
Alright im hopping to get a guitar with a floyd on it
but the tunnings
whats the easiest way to down tune? Do I just un screw the nut?

Or do I have to do more?

unless you plan to stay in standard tuning the whole time, do NOT get a floyd rose. it can take over 2 hours to tune. sharpen one string and it flattens the rest.

bblacksheepp
01-04-2007, 05:57 PM
stick a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to drop D,

take it off and tou have drop C


awesome idea man.

And thanks Logz for the drop C tuning, ive played jane doe like 3 times now =P.
a 12 minute song... by converge

Mahoru
01-05-2007, 07:49 AM
Well, this is not a big problem, but it's annoying for me. Now I'm playing in open Dmin (DADFAD) and everything is nice, except the 3rd string (F), which makes noise and sounds too muddy on the higher frets. How can I solve that without changing too many things on the bridge?

Hell to Pay
01-07-2007, 06:06 PM
In one tab, it says Tune 1 1/2 steps down to C#, so it would be:
C#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#
or ..?
Thanks!

FrenchyFungus
01-07-2007, 06:47 PM
If that's exactly what it says then it'd be:

C# F# B E G# C#

Scarlatti
01-08-2007, 04:10 PM
How to
Tune to C (C-F-A#-D#-G-C)
?:)

FrenchyFungus
01-08-2007, 04:16 PM
Standard; Two whole steps down: C F Bb Eb G C - ( C F A# D# G C )

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 1st fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Scarlatti
01-08-2007, 04:32 PM
Thanks!

Me2NiK
01-08-2007, 08:55 PM
For people saying tune down with capos, capos have the capability to slightly detune the guitar so you have to be careful when you're doing this.

syndicate125
01-09-2007, 03:47 PM
Im confused. I know how to tune drop but drop c's got me and on your tuning guid, are we tuning from standard?

FrenchyFungus
01-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Well, as long as the first string you use as a reference is tuned to what it would be in Standard tuning, these guides will work.

So in the case of drop C, as long as the E string is tuned to E, you can use the guide to get to drop C.

dormob
01-11-2007, 09:45 PM
to tune to 2 steps down do I hold the 4th fret down on each string and tune to that string on a tuner?

FrenchyFungus
01-11-2007, 09:48 PM
yeah, that's right.

Just do that and tune EADGBe

Broken-pick
01-12-2007, 04:20 AM
How do I tune to C F B E G C?

FrenchyFungus
01-12-2007, 09:06 AM
That's a strange tuning, where'd you get it from?

Standard; Two whole steps down: C F Bb Eb G C - ( C F A# D# G C )

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 1st fret Low E string.
2. Play the 6th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Broken-pick
01-12-2007, 10:41 AM
^The tuning's from a dream theater song.Thanks for the help

Ledhead82048
01-17-2007, 07:29 PM
C G C F Bb D

i need that for the all mighty dracula and friends pt.1 by don ross

any help would be greatly appreciated

EDIT: v thanks frenchy! :D

FrenchyFungus
01-18-2007, 03:57 AM
Drop C (Drop D down a whole step): C G C F Bb D

1. Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
5. Play the 4th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 4th fret B string.
6. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.

keverinkarama
01-20-2007, 05:53 AM
Hey guys, stupid beginner questions here. Hope you can help me...

Okay, its my first guitar with a floating trem and I just wanted to make cautionary steps b4 I do something stupid...

My guitar came in standard tuning from the factory and I would like to tune it back again(in standard tuning) after some time to keep it in-tune.... So is it safe to go ahead and tune the guitar without worrying about the bridge goin bonkers or having to adjust anything?

Do I have to unlock something on the nut or something from the bridge b4 i tune the guitar ?

How bout if I wanted to do some low-tunings? Is it safe to go ahead and do them on a floating-trem?

Anyone who is sure and knows this kind of stuff please help.

Syn_66
01-31-2007, 10:42 AM
how can i get to this tuning using a chromatic tuner? cos it only has flat buttons not sharps?

C=1st string
G
D#
A#
F
A#= 6th

also whats the name of this tuning thx

FrenchyFungus
01-31-2007, 11:37 AM
From low to high that's Bb F Bb Eb G C, if that's what you mean.

Looks like Drop Bb

singer_johnny90
01-31-2007, 10:09 PM
newbie question:
why do all the other strings vibrate when i pick a single note, and how can i make them not do that?

IndieMetalhead
02-01-2007, 06:14 AM
newbie question:
why do all the other strings vibrate when i pick a single note, and how can i make them not do that?

if its the same note it vibrates because of the bridge. like if i played the A on the E the A string would vibrate. you can mute the strings if it annoys you

Hey guys, stupid beginner questions here. Hope you can help me...

Okay, its my first guitar with a floating trem and I just wanted to make cautionary steps b4 I do something stupid...

My guitar came in standard tuning from the factory and I would like to tune it back again(in standard tuning) after some time to keep it in-tune.... So is it safe to go ahead and tune the guitar without worrying about the bridge goin bonkers or having to adjust anything?

Do I have to unlock something on the nut or something from the bridge b4 i tune the guitar ?

How bout if I wanted to do some low-tunings? Is it safe to go ahead and do them on a floating-trem?

Anyone who is sure and knows this kind of stuff please help.

Floyd rose? if it has a locking nut, you'll want to loosen it a bit before tuning, as it basically clamps the strings.

FrenchyFungus
02-01-2007, 07:18 AM
newbie question:
why do all the other strings vibrate when i pick a single note, and how can i make them not do that?
Probably cause your guitar isn't quite tuned perfectly right, or the intonation may be off.

If tuned perfectly it shouldn't do that at all, except when Indie says.

Ledhead82048
02-02-2007, 06:38 PM
can someone help me tune my guitar to EBDEBE

thanks!!

FrenchyFungus
02-03-2007, 06:19 AM
EBDEBE

1)Play the 7th fret E string and the open A string. Retune the A string to match the E string.
2) Play the 2nd fret D string and the open G string. Retune the G string to match the open G string.

keverinkarama
02-03-2007, 06:54 AM
Hi. I've had some difficulty tuning a floating trem (with locking nut) for the 1st time. Whenever I'd tune one string, then go back to another that I have already tuned in, it seems to go back out of tune. What is the reason for this and how do I tune it the proper way??

brittanyj107
02-14-2007, 08:48 PM
ive been tuning for 3 hours, but its still off. if i was to put a video on youtube of how im tuning it could someone help me please?

InTheFlesh!
02-14-2007, 09:11 PM
buy a tuner? +_+

brittanyj107
02-14-2007, 09:28 PM
i have a tuner. i have an acoustic, so i have one of those blow tuners. i still cant do it

FrenchyFungus
02-14-2007, 10:41 PM
i have a tuner. i have an acoustic, so i have one of those blow tuners. i still cant do it
Personally, I hate those, but that's just me.

Try tuning like this:


e---------0-
B-------0-5-
G-------4--
D-----0----
A--0--5----
E--5-------

try tuning like that, it's hard to get your ear round, but once you do it'll be your best friend.

arsonite
02-15-2007, 08:00 PM
By doing that you have to assume your low E string is in tune to begin with. But it is the quickest way to tune your guitar.

IlovemyCgull
03-01-2007, 06:21 PM
Hey guys... I know this is a really stupid question, but whatever.

So I have a tuner, and my guitar is tuned to A440, what on the tuner do I tune the guitar to for it to be a 1/2 step down? I mean, is it A435, or what. I'm confused. So, if any of you guys can answer me, that'd be sick. Thanks.

~Zelly

FrenchyFungus
03-01-2007, 06:46 PM
You shouldn't have to change that to tune down a half step. It'd be ~415 though.

By "~415" I mean, it'd actually be 415.30. If you can tell the difference, I'll give you a cookie.

MadSchecterGTR
03-03-2007, 08:18 PM
can you please help me with the sevendust tuning, i saw B F# B E F# B and if that's actually it how do you get that.

FrenchyFungus
03-03-2007, 10:51 PM
Drop B: B F# B E G# C#

1. Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 3rd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.

I can't be assed looking into Sevendust's tuning right now, but if it's what you say, that's how to do it.

Raags
03-06-2007, 04:01 PM
call me really dumb, but i'm having trouble tuning with my electronic tuner.
It's a Korg-UA30.
It's set to the right setting (guitar, not bass).
I tried plugging my jack straight from my guitar into it-- I get a reading on like three strings, generally-- sometimes they're two notes off, though. It was saying my 4th String was a 7B
(when it was still higher than my low Estring to my ears). It said my 6th String was a 5A-- so I tightened it, still a 5A, tightened it, it snapped.

I've now since restrung it, and still am getting no response on some strings- or flat out bizarre ones. The mic method isn't much better.

Any help? :(

FrenchyFungus
03-06-2007, 04:17 PM
The tuner doesn't actually know which string you're playing, just what frequency it is, and will show the nearest string to that, if that makes sense.

And if it was saying your 6th string was 5A, you already had it too tight.

If you get one string tuned, you can use this method to tune:

1. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

Takes a little practice, but I find it quicker, and much less hassle.

Raags
03-06-2007, 04:32 PM
Thanks. I'll try that. If you have any tips to get my tuner working (without it suggesting for me to tighten strings to the point of them snapping!) they'd be appreciated as well!

Oh, and one more quick question-- is there a particular place I should be picking/plucking when I'm trying to tune? Or just where I normally would?

Thanks again :D

FrenchyFungus
03-06-2007, 04:56 PM
Just where you normally would.

nick_kreighbaum
03-06-2007, 06:43 PM
how would i tune my guitar to C# Standard

FrenchyFungus
03-06-2007, 06:53 PM
Standard; One and half steps down: Db Gb Cb Fb Ab Db - ( C# F# B E G# C# )

1. Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Albores
03-09-2007, 10:10 PM
I have a dumb question what does it mean to tune the guitar up a full step I can't find nothing on it anywhere

FrenchyFungus
03-09-2007, 11:16 PM
I have a dumb question what does it mean to tune the guitar up a full step I can't find nothing on it anywhere
Down, almost certainly.

Sheepbane
03-10-2007, 05:52 PM
Tuning in drop C.
Now i might not being doing this right lend a hand here.
does my guitar needed to be tuned in C then follow the steps
to drop c tuning? Cause i tried in Standard useing the Drop c walkthrou and i cant seem
to get it right.
might just be me reading something wrong thou.

FrenchyFungus
03-10-2007, 06:04 PM
Tuning in drop C.
Now i might not being doing this right lend a hand here.
does my guitar needed to be tuned in C then follow the steps
to drop c tuning? Cause i tried in Standard useing the Drop c walkthrou and i cant seem
to get it right.
might just be me reading something wrong thou.
Those steps should work no matter what tuning your guitar is in to start with, as long as the first string is tuned to E.

Tuning this way takes a bit to get used to, until your ear gets used to listening for the phasing. When the string is slightly out of tune, you'll hear a "wobbling" sound when you play the two notes together. When the wobbling is at it's slowest, you're in tune.

Jau_Peacecraft
03-15-2007, 03:15 AM
I was playing around with the guitar pro file of arcade fire - power out and noticed one of the guitar's using an unusual (to me) tuning:

BBGDAD


what would this be called? I'm thinking bout hunting for my old squire and giving it a go before using it on me ESP.


cheers, thanks a lot.

FrenchyFungus
03-15-2007, 08:40 AM
It'd be called "odd" lol.

Anyway, I can't find a GP tab of it on UG, you got a link to it?

I think you've written that high to low, which is why I want to check before ****ing up your guitar ;)

But if it is then it'd be this:

1. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open
2. Replace the high e string with a B string and tune it to match the other B string.

IndieMetalhead
03-15-2007, 08:55 AM
Its drop D with the high E dropped to a B. No idea why win does that, but it says the same on the non GP tab on the site

FrenchyFungus
03-15-2007, 08:56 AM
Its drop D with the high E dropped to a B. No idea why win does that, but it says the same on the non GP tab on the site
Thanks, what I put up is right then.

Republican2007
03-18-2007, 10:55 AM
Can I take a 6 string guitar and tune it down to say an A-D-G-C on the lower end (say like Korn), and still have it retain its tuning, or do I need a 7 string.

FrenchyFungus
03-18-2007, 11:01 AM
It's possible with heavier strings and the right setup.

I've gone down to C standard with 9s before and it's still been playable, so with heavier strings, A should be achievable.

Republican2007
03-18-2007, 11:04 AM
It's possible with heavier strings and the right setup.

I've gone down to C standard with 9s before and it's still been playable, so with heavier strings, A should be achievable.

Thanks..

Are the 7's usually longer in the neck (I've never played one) if you know?

FrenchyFungus
03-18-2007, 11:09 AM
I've never played one either, but I don't think so. You get baritone guitars which are longer in the neck, and are normally tuned to D I think.

punkrox101
03-31-2007, 04:21 PM
This helps a lot.

gothikchile13
04-04-2007, 06:31 PM
Quick question:

I'm working on a heavy metal song. I have the distortion guitar tuned to drop C. I was just wondering what open tuning I could tune a slide guitar to that would go with that.

Thanks,
--Jon

Satyriasis
04-05-2007, 08:33 PM
What exactly would be Em tuning?...i cant figure it out

Satyriasis
04-05-2007, 08:37 PM
It's possible with heavier strings and the right setup.

I've gone down to C standard with 9s before and it's still been playable, so with heavier strings, A should be achievable.


I have 13's on my guitar. They're hard to find but it will play A with ease and it sounds good....11's will play A but its really, well, anus sounding, for lack of a better word.

FrenchyFungus
04-06-2007, 07:34 AM
What exactly would be Em tuning?...i cant figure it out
You sure you mean tuning and not key?

If so:

1. Tune the open A string to match the 3rd fret of the E string.
2. Tune the open D string to match the 5th fret of the A string.

coollikedat
04-10-2007, 03:14 AM
Can I tune my guitar to C like queens of the stone age by using a capo?

FrenchyFungus
04-10-2007, 05:13 AM
^No, you can only tune up using a capo, they tune down.

coollikedat
04-10-2007, 11:05 PM
My tuner becomes a bitch when i try to tune to c idk why.

Peeno
04-12-2007, 09:02 PM
What's a good tuning to use with drop D? An open tuning or something, not standard, D standard or anything like that.

FrenchyFungus
04-12-2007, 09:09 PM
^In all honesty I haven't a clue.

You could use just about any open tuning I think.

Try asking in Musician Talk, the theoryheads might know better.

sparkysmith
04-26-2007, 02:57 PM
anyone know how to tune to E A D E E E?

FrenchyFungus
04-26-2007, 03:01 PM
I'd think it would be

1. Tune open G string to match the 2nd fret of the D string
2. Remove the B string and replace with another e string and tune to 12th fret of G string.

What song is it?

sparkysmith
04-26-2007, 03:34 PM
get out of my yard by paul gilbert

FrenchyFungus
04-26-2007, 10:01 PM
Oh, I see.

It's an odd one.

The three highest strings are tuned as:

E4
E3
E2

Which basically means, the g string needs to be replaced with a low E string, and the B string with a D string, then tuned to match the 12th fret of the new "G" string.

They are each an octave apart.

sparkysmith
04-27-2007, 02:38 PM
ok, sounds complicated but no doubt i will manage it. thanks very much :D

TearsxDontxFall
05-10-2007, 09:38 PM
yeah this is probably a dumb question, but i've got mine going C G C F A D and i'm gettin some major fret problems for the first three on every string, fret buzz...any suggestions?

zekk
05-16-2007, 07:26 AM
Setup, bigger strings, raise action. ^

Syn_66
05-21-2007, 05:03 PM
can any one tell me how many times i have to press the flat button on my chromatic tuner to get this tuning

1=C
2=G
3=D
4=A#
5=F
6=A#

its from come clarity by in flames

EDIT: actually im not sure if that is the right tuning tbh so many tabs wiv different tunings :confused:

FrenchyFungus
05-22-2007, 05:25 AM
That tuning for that song will work, although it seems that the band play it without dropping the E string the extra step (ie, they play C F A# D# G C rather than A# F A# D# G C)

Press it 4 times for the highest 5 strings, and 6 for the low A#

For the way they play it, just push it 4 times and tune regularly

Syn_66
05-22-2007, 07:25 AM
cool beans cheers :D

joeyhuy
05-24-2007, 10:07 AM
eu, how do i tune my guitar into c a c g b e? i have this boos auto tuner, ct6, can i use that? please help, as i have no idea how to get it right...
thanks,
joey

FrenchyFungus
05-25-2007, 08:48 AM
Not sure how that tuner works, but you will be able to use it.

Play the 4th fret of the E string and tune to E
Play the 2nd fret of the D string and tune to D

Tune the other strings normally

Blawler
05-31-2007, 04:11 PM
How would I tune to C maj7/11?

FrenchyFungus
05-31-2007, 05:03 PM
How would I tune to C maj7/11?
You sure that's the tuning?

Which song?

a19e86
06-02-2007, 06:04 PM
How the hell do you tune down 1/2 step?

I am trying to learn A Tout le Monde, and I need to tune down 1/2 step to learn it.

All I have is the cheap start copy starter pack with a crappy cheap digital quartz tuner.

All I know how to tune is to standard tuning. The directions on the first page kind of suck for me because Im new. can anyone help me?

FrenchyFungus
06-03-2007, 05:16 AM
How the hell do you tune down 1/2 step?

I am trying to learn A Tout le Monde, and I need to tune down 1/2 step to learn it.

All I have is the cheap start copy starter pack with a crappy cheap digital quartz tuner.

All I know how to tune is to standard tuning. The directions on the first page kind of suck for me because Im new. can anyone help me?
Easiest way is probably to fret each string at the first fret and tune normally.

Blawler
06-05-2007, 05:13 PM
You sure that's the tuning?

Which song?

I'm not sure exactly but after a bit of googling that's what it seemed to be refered to as the most.
The tuning was C G D G B C

FrenchyFungus
06-05-2007, 06:24 PM
That is an odd one

C G D G B D

1. Play the 9th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
2. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
3. Play the 1st fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 1st fret B string.

cocacolabottle
06-06-2007, 03:34 PM
Hey there, how would I go about tuning my guitar to:

C G D# A# F C

It's for Jimi Hendrix's Hear My Train Comin', really lovely song, can pretty much play through it but I don't think I'm tuning it right cause when I play with the song it sounds weird alot of times.

Thanks in advance.

FrenchyFungus
06-06-2007, 05:10 PM
^That's written high to low, rather than low to high.

Standard; Two whole steps down: C F Bb Eb G C - ( C F A# D# G C )

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 1st fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.


Or capo 4th fret and tune normally.

listless
06-08-2007, 12:24 PM
Im not sure if this should be in this thread, but it is about tuning.
I've heard that if I leave my guitar in an alternate tuning, such as some lowered tuning, the neck will begin to move and cause fret buzz. My guitar is an omen-6, so it has a fixed bridge and a maple neck.
I change tunings frequently, and never go lower than C, so I don't know how much damage this will cause. Could I set my guitar up some way to minimize the effect alternate tunings have on my guitar?

FrenchyFungus
06-08-2007, 04:26 PM
^Either PM jj1565 or ask in the string changing thread, as I'm not sure, but she'll know.

Master Chief
06-08-2007, 09:25 PM
I recently just broke a string off my guitar after getting new ones put on because of my carelessness on tuning my guitar. The only tuning device I have is the one in the Roland Cube 30X. What I was attempting to do was tune my guitar to a Drop C#. I had a hard time tuning sharps and flats. I just don't know when to stop.

If I were to get a normal tuner, such as a Korg or something. Do those things help tune in sharps and flats? If not, when will I know if its sharp or flat enough?

igotabcrich32
06-08-2007, 11:21 PM
Alright, seeing as i almost never change tunings i need a bit of help, probably common sense but whatever.

How do i go about getting back to standard from a half step down?

FrenchyFungus
06-09-2007, 05:23 AM
I recently just broke a string off my guitar after getting new ones put on because of my carelessness on tuning my guitar. The only tuning device I have is the one in the Roland Cube 30X. What I was attempting to do was tune my guitar to a Drop C#. I had a hard time tuning sharps and flats. I just don't know when to stop.

If I were to get a normal tuner, such as a Korg or something. Do those things help tune in sharps and flats? If not, when will I know if its sharp or flat enough?
The majority of tuners are what are known as chromatic tuners, and they will do that.
Alright, seeing as i almost never change tunings i need a bit of help, probably common sense but whatever.

How do i go about getting back to standard from a half step down?
1. Play the 6th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune your A string to match the 6th fret Low E.
2. Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
3. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
4. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
5. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
6. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.

chinkboy7
06-09-2007, 05:38 PM
Double dropped
C G D G B e

"Iris"
D 1st
D 2nd
D 3rd
D 4th
D 5th
B 6th

"Name"
e 1st
A 2nd
A 3rd
D 4th
A 5th
D 6th

Vitamin_A
06-09-2007, 08:28 PM
I have a Korg Guitar/Bass tuner, and I was wondering how many times I would push the flat button for each string to obtain a Drop B tuning (B F# B E G# C#).

Thanks.

arsonite
06-09-2007, 09:15 PM
3 for the first to fifth strings then 5 for the 6th.

FrenchyFungus
06-10-2007, 08:45 AM
Low B = 5
Other 5 strings = 3

igotabcrich32
06-10-2007, 02:20 PM
Thanks so much Frenchy, thats what i thought it was, but i didnt really want to try it.

Master Chief
06-12-2007, 09:44 PM
I have a question about tuning.

I want to tune my standard tuned guitar to C#, G#, E, B, F#, B to get a low sound. What I want to play is this song, Filth in the Beauty by the Gazette (check out youtube if you want). And apparently, the correct tuning in the Guitar Pro tab are those 6 notes.

So for my

6th string I would drop it down 1 1/2 notes.
5th string down 1/2 note.
4th string (up one note or down 6 notes, this is where i'm confused).
3rd string (up two notes or down 5 notes)
2nd string down 3 notes.
1st string up 4 notes or down 3 notes.

Now my problem is, I broke 2 strings already from careless tuning. And everytime I go down my 4th or 3rd note or up my 3rd or 4th note, I keep on getting this feeling that the string is going to snap or loosen up too much.

Can you guys tell me what to do?

FrenchyFungus
06-13-2007, 07:59 AM
^You've got it back to front.

the tuning is B F* B E G* C*

(my hash key isn't working :p:)

which is on the first page.

It's down 3 half steps, with the lowest string being down 5 half steps

Master Chief
06-13-2007, 10:27 PM
^You've got it back to front.

the tuning is B F* B E G* C*

(my hash key isn't working :p:)

which is on the first page.

It's down 3 half steps, with the lowest string being down 5 half steps

OH so thats why things weren't working properly! Thanks a lot!

renk
06-14-2007, 08:15 AM
hey whats up. I have an audition today and the band says that the songs they're using is in standard tuning dropped down a minor third. Exactly what does that mean?

I found a tuning guide that says minor third tuning is C D# F# A C D# is this what they're referring to?

FrenchyFungus
06-15-2007, 10:34 AM
It'd be C standard.

renk
06-15-2007, 10:04 PM
hey whats up. I have an audition today and the band says that the songs they're using is in standard tuning dropped down a minor third. Exactly what does that mean?

I found a tuning guide that says minor third tuning is C D# F# A C D# is this what they're referring to?

oh I figured out what they were talking about it's a whole step and a half down tune either way you everyone should try out the tuning above it sound kind of like an organ or a piano playing a minor chord

FrenchyFungus
06-16-2007, 06:06 AM
^Just as well you figured it out, it's actually C* standard (my hash key still not work)

damien guitar
06-23-2007, 05:41 PM
E diminished chord E Bb C# G Bb E
1:play string 6 (Low E)on the 6th fret tune string 5 (A string ) up to match string 6

2:tune string 2 (B string ) to match string 5 (A string )

3: Play string 5 (A string ) on the 3rd fret , tune string 3 (G string to match ) String 5

SlimSG
06-23-2007, 08:24 PM
I believe this is the spot for this since it involves tuning so here goes nothing. I just purchased a Dean Razorback and its got the floyd rose liscenced tremolo on it. I have never used a tremolo system like this before to tune and I am having quite a bit of trouble. I unlock the locks up by the headstock and tune two strings at a time before re-locking and un-locking the next one. the Bas of the tremolo wasn't parallell to the body but for some odd reason it seems as though it decided to fix itself and now it is. Heres the problem. I'm getting better at getting the strings tuned that when I lock them they at the right note, not sharp or flatted. It's after that it comes out of tune almost immediatly, and I'll mess around with the fine tuners for a bit till its back in but then not too much later its back out again >_<. Any suggestions for tuning a tremolo system like this? Oh one other thing, I did start leaving the whammy bar off thinking maybe the locks were not tightning right but it still goes to what Ill call its own tuning and stays there (some notes flat others sharped)

FrenchyFungus
06-23-2007, 08:37 PM
^never having used one, I don't wanna give bad advice.

Ask in the restringing thread, I think jj1565 goes in there, and she knows her ****.

good4notin
06-29-2007, 01:51 PM
ok so i looked at all the tunings and i cant find how to get into

B G B E A D

(G,A,D are flat)

could someone tell me how to get into this using a tuner that only shows standard tuning?

if it helps this is how powertab shows it:

D(flat)4
A(flat)3
E3
B2
G(flat)2
B1


if someone can help me then ur a god lol......... :(

saiyuki411
06-30-2007, 05:48 PM
Hello guys! I have been trying to do C# F# B E G# C# But my ear just isnt developed enough and I cant get it to sound... Yes I do know my string letters and frets but I cant get this damn tuning to sound right... And I really want to play "The Red" by Chevelle... Is there anyway I can do it with a tuner?

FrenchyFungus
06-30-2007, 06:28 PM
Standard; One and half steps down: Db Gb Cb Fb Ab Db - ( C# F# B E G# C# )

1. Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Turn up the distortion, and listen for a phasing sort of sound. It's hard to describe, but once you hear it it's unmistakeable.

When you are in tune, there should be no 'phasing' at all.

Hope that helped.

saiyuki411
06-30-2007, 08:14 PM
Standard; One and half steps down: Db Gb Cb Fb Ab Db - ( C# F# B E G# C# )

1. Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

Turn up the distortion, and listen for a phasing sort of sound. It's hard to describe, but once you hear it it's unmistakeable.

When you are in tune, there should be no 'phasing' at all.

Hope that helped.

I tried that this morning... Didn't work lol

FrenchyFungus
06-30-2007, 08:28 PM
Do you have a tuner of any sort?

saiyuki411
07-01-2007, 04:14 AM
Yeah frenchyfungus I do :)

FrenchyFungus
07-01-2007, 06:17 AM
Hold each string down at the 3rd fret and tune as normal.

:cheers:

saiyuki411
07-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Hold each string down at the 3rd fret and tune as normal.

:cheers:


Thank you!!!! :) :) :) :)

Agent-X
07-12-2007, 06:01 AM
My tuning problem(s):

At the moment, I'm tuning my guitar. It's an epiphone les paul junior guitar. I got it in the mail two days ago, and I've been practicing with it about 10 hours a day to get the whole grasp of playing the electric guitar. When I started playing it today, I noticed a rattle. I didn't really know what the rattle was.

The rattle started to go away when I changed the position of the bridge; it also changed when I tightened the strings with the tuning knobs. However, it doesn't seem like I can actually get an E on my sixth string. If I try to get an E by adjusting the bridge and/or knobs, the string gets loose enough to rattle. Now, since I know a guitar won't sound too good if it rattles, I don't know what to do. I can't seem to get the perfect mixture of knob-turning and bridge positioning.

At the moment, I've been using what I call a "cheating method," which those more trained probably have a term for. I've been tightening the sixth just enough so it doesn't rattle. Afterwards, I have been using the standard-tuning method to tune the rest of the strings: go to next string, copy sound from closed 5th fret on other string, repeat with others, etc.

This, however, makes me think my guitar is somehow in tune, but it isn't correctly in tune. In other words, the guitar sounds like it's going from low to high. However, it doesn't sound like it's EADGBE.

Is there something I can do to make my instrument correctly intune while not having the rattle from loose strings? I tried finding a way for a good for four hours, but no pattern really seemed to work. The best I could do was keep raising the left part of the bridge, would would be the part next to the 6-5-4 strings.

Any ideas, cures, treatments, solutions, or comments on this?

FrenchyFungus
07-12-2007, 07:58 AM
^The rattle is caused by the strings hitting against the frets, normally called fret buzz.

Raise the action (height of the strings) and it should sort itself

-GuitarNoob-
07-12-2007, 10:31 AM
Hello everyone!
Trial and error doesn't seem to be working here..
Basically, I know how to tune, blah blah blah, no problem.
But what is a problem, is changing the tuning on a guitar with a Floyd Rose Bridge.
When I tune down, the bridge sinks into the body, due to the decrease in tention.. and I end up in standard tuning again, with less freedom of the whammy bar and a lot of fret buzz.

Someone told me I need to change the intonation of the bridge, is that right?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

lopheaded
07-16-2007, 06:23 PM
Hello All,
hopefully you guys can help an old fart out....Ive been tring to find this tuning somewhere without any luck. c# g# e b f# c#
close as I can figure its something like
low E 8th fret open to A open
then C#7 8 7 7 7

could someone verify this for me please :)
a perfect circle "hollow" for those who are wondering

FrenchyFungus
07-16-2007, 06:37 PM
^You've got that back to front.

Low to high it's C# F# B E G# C#

Which you can get from:

Standard; One and half steps down: Db Gb Cb Fb Ab Db - ( C# F# B E G# C# )

1. Play the 2nd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

:cheers:

Dangle Dorgan
07-19-2007, 03:21 PM
How do you do the Zakk Wylde "Drop A"

It's: A G C F A D

I know how to tune down the strings to D Standard but how do you tune the low D string to A?

FrenchyFungus
07-20-2007, 11:11 AM
Tune to D standard, then tune the 10th fret of your E string to match the open A string.

rosecityboy1990
07-21-2007, 04:37 PM
im 17 years old & i've been playing the electric guitar for about a month now and haven't played alot lately since i've been working alot trying to get money to pay off the credit card that my parents used to buy my guitar for me.

now i've finally payed it off so i finally have some quality time to spend on my guitar and would like to start by tuning it. now i've recently bought a $25(canadian money) electronic auto tuner and i know im supposed to plug my chord into the guitar and then into the tuner and all that basic stuff. my only problem is what string to press because i've heard some people say you should play open strings and tighten or loosen if its a red light and its fine if its a green light. i.e. 6th string open=5 string and 5th fret etc. but there are only 5 open string patterns and there are 6 strings on my guitar so im wondering if when pluck the string to see if its in tune, should i just pluck the string over the body without my other hand even touching the neck/fretboard or should i be playing a string on the body along with holding down a string on the fretboard.

p.s. im not the best at explaining nor am i best at understanding things so if you wanna help but dont understand what im trying to say, feel free to lemme know. i'll do anything to learn how to properly tune my guitar.

FrenchyFungus
07-21-2007, 05:00 PM
If you're using a tuner, just pluck the string without touching it.

The 5th fret thing is for tuning without a tuner.

rosecityboy1990
07-21-2007, 05:24 PM
thnx man. that really cleared things up for me.

Stupified
07-21-2007, 05:45 PM
I play a lot of songs with drop D tuning... whats the easiest way to tune to drop D? (I have a tuner)

I just play 6th string 7th harmonic and tune it to match 5th string 12th harmonic at the moment...it's not hard at all, I'm just lazy :)

cocacolabottle
07-23-2007, 05:02 AM
^ I just play my D string and my low E open at the same time and downtune the E to make it sound like the D, isn't that the easiest way?

Dangle Dorgan
07-23-2007, 02:08 PM
Tune to D standard, then tune the 10th fret of your E string to match the open A string.


You mean tune the 10th fret of the low D string to sound like the high A string?

FrenchyFungus
07-23-2007, 03:08 PM
No, tune the 10th fret of the low D string to sound like the open G string

seesaw
08-10-2007, 01:01 PM
Okay when it comes to tuning I'm a complete retard so forgive me for asking this because its probably a really easy thing to do.
I have a really crappy electric tuner which hardly ever works so i usually try and tune by ear or go over my friends and use his. I want to learn this song which is E G D D B e tuning and I don't have a clue how do go about that, if someone could tell me I would really appreciate it,
Thanks

FrenchyFungus
08-10-2007, 07:25 PM
1. Play 3rd fret of E string and the open A string. Retune the A string to match the E string.
2. Play the D string open and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the D string.

:cheers:

Dr. Faustus
08-13-2007, 01:11 AM
I was wondering, what is the ideal way to achieve a tuning with three E's, in octaves, next to each other (ala Paul Gilbert)?

Is the only safe way to remove all the strings and only put in a low E string, a D string tuned to an E, and a high E string? Or is it possible with a standard/light guage without too much/little tension in the strings?

Thanks

FrenchyFungus
08-13-2007, 06:12 AM
I think the best option is to leave 6 strings on if possible, to keep the tension if you plan on leaving it like that for a while.

But yeah, a low E, a D and a high E are what you want to use. There's a video of Gilbert doing that song on YouTube, check it out to see how he arranged the strings.

Asking in one of the threads in the Shred forum might be an idea, see if anyone's done it before.

Dr. Faustus
08-14-2007, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the advice :cheers:

goducks11
08-14-2007, 02:14 PM
i thought Drop Db was the same as Drop C.i guess i was wrong.

FrenchyFungus
08-14-2007, 02:21 PM
^Drop Db would be the same as drop C#

Tele Echoes
08-20-2007, 02:27 PM
This thread is awesome. I'm glad I found this right away because I was about to start what I'm not positive would have been a quickly locked tuning thread. Love whole step down. The C chord sounds like heaven...

Anyone have a favorite or unique sounding tuning?

metalcore123
08-22-2007, 09:50 AM
anyone ever hear of a Drop G# tuning? Anyone know what that might be?

jeesjees
08-24-2007, 10:08 AM
Drop C doesn't crack your guitars neck, right? I found these sites on the internet that said it might crack your guitar's neck so I want to be sure about that thing before I decide to tune Drop C or not...

Mr.Rodgers
09-03-2007, 05:07 PM
Hey there,

I just wanted to know what this tuning would be called... it's basically D minor open chord, but instead of tuning the 1st to D its left at E so it would be;

D A D F A E

Help anyone?

amisuary
09-04-2007, 07:40 AM
omg thank you. I just learnt how to tune with my ears. lol I thought it was like impossible for beginners.

ReaverNightwing
09-07-2007, 01:52 AM
Eb is what tuning?

FrenchyFungus
09-07-2007, 11:57 AM
Standard; Half a step down: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb - (D# G# C# F# A# D#)

1. Play the 4th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.

XxNitr0xX
09-09-2007, 11:37 PM
Could someone please tab out Drop C ? I just want to make sure it did it right..

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-----3--------

These should sound the same correct? Then just drop the rest of the strings just like you would tune normally, then drop the fattest string to Drop D ?

FrenchyFungus
09-10-2007, 06:53 AM
That's it, yeah.

skeptopotamus
09-10-2007, 03:37 PM
Hows about this tuning: B F# C# F# B F#

as in John Butler Trio: Seeing Angels

linky:http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/john_butler_trio/seeing_angels_tab.htm

skeptopotamus
09-14-2007, 04:55 PM
^Nope. Drop D is when you tune the Low E string, instead of matching the 5th fret to the A, you match the 7th fret to the A.

FenderBassist21
09-16-2007, 10:02 PM
Bb F Bb Eb G C
Anyone familiar with this tuning?

b_dog
09-22-2007, 07:56 PM
Bah. Two words: chromatic tuner. :D

I'm too lazy.

TheReFiller
09-30-2007, 05:04 PM
Amazing! Good thread, I'm bookmarking this. :)

pist off
10-01-2007, 05:29 AM
Heyy, awesome thread, as much as i apprreciate how much work put into this i would suggest that you put some uses of the tuning, i.e. a song name or for a particular genre or something along those lines, just a suggestion ^^,

nedthehead
10-01-2007, 04:21 PM
LOL Anyone uses "Higher tunings"? I mean Higher than standard? I heard a guy who raised all of the strings a step and it sounded pretty damn cool! Dont know if we could add that or not... probably need like 8 gauge strings :p
But it seriously did yound pretty cool!

invincibleneo
10-02-2007, 06:15 AM
Wouldn't that cause the neck to warp?

FrenchyFungus
10-02-2007, 10:09 AM
LOL Anyone uses "Higher tunings"? I mean Higher than standard? I heard a guy who raised all of the strings a step and it sounded pretty damn cool! Dont know if we could add that or not... probably need like 8 gauge strings :p
But it seriously did yound pretty cool!
www.dictionary.com/capo

:p:

Tster
10-03-2007, 05:23 AM
This is so helpful, thanks alot man.

porter_668
10-05-2007, 05:59 AM
Im not sure if this has been asked but i was told that if i held down the first fret on each string and then tuned it to standards
(was in standard to begin) it would then be tuned half a step down. Is that correct?

Kingyem0c0re
10-05-2007, 06:26 AM
Im not sure if this has been asked but i was told that if i held down the first fret on each string and then tuned it to standards
(was in standard to begin) it would then be tuned half a step down. Is that correct?
yes.

porter_668
10-05-2007, 10:06 AM
cheers mate, now i can get all along the watchtowers sounding right.

rhcpwhitey
10-07-2007, 01:32 PM
i dont have a tuner anymore and now none of my strings are in tune, i kno how to tun them if the low E string is in tune tho. does anybody kno an easy way to get just the e string in tune without a tuner?

FrenchyFungus
10-07-2007, 01:34 PM
http://www.guitarforbeginners.com/onlinetuner.html

:)

coca_cola
10-13-2007, 05:48 PM
quick tuning question, i dont know if this ahs been asked before, if so sorry im a little pressed for time at the moment. Can anyone tell how the Hz ( dunno what it stands for) on a tuner corresponds to the actual eadgbe tuning? so 440Hz would (i guess) equal eadgbe, but im at loss as to how to get, for example, half step down or whatever.

FrenchyFungus
10-14-2007, 11:01 AM
^Just leave it at 440, capo the first fret and tune normally.

The frequency thing is only really used when playing with orchestras, who tend to tune to 442-446Hz, but all modern music will be tuned to 440Hz.

Technically, if you set it to ~415Hz (my calculator says 415.304) you'd be tuning down a half step, but it's much easier to just fret each string at the first fret and tune normally.

However, this is probably the best way for the average guy to tune down a quarter step ( la Megadeth, Pantera and some others). If you set it to 427Hz, you'd be about as close as you're going to get (Actually about 427.5)

Some further reading if you care: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cent_(music)

Agent-X
10-15-2007, 05:12 AM
I'm doing "Drop D: D A D G B e"

and the E, when using the 7th fret method, just can't seem to match the open A.
Is there any way I can tell it's very close to matching the A?
It sounds too thick, and perhaps too low.
Perhaps that's because it's thicker than the A string.

Also, why can't I simply openly tune it to sound like the D string?
Why should I even hold down a fret?

coca_cola
10-15-2007, 01:41 PM
^Just leave it at 440, capo the first fret and tune normally.

The frequency thing is only really used when playing with orchestras, who tend to tune to 442-446Hz, but all modern music will be tuned to 440Hz.

Technically, if you set it to ~415Hz (my calculator says 415.304) you'd be tuning down a half step, but it's much easier to just fret each string at the first fret and tune normally.

However, this is probably the best way for the average guy to tune down a quarter step ( la Megadeth, Pantera and some others). If you set it to 427Hz, you'd be about as close as you're going to get (Actually about 427.5)


thanks alot,

FrenchyFungus
10-15-2007, 02:30 PM
I'm doing "Drop D: D A D G B e"

and the E, when using the 7th fret method, just can't seem to match the open A.
Is there any way I can tell it's very close to matching the A?
It sounds too thick, and perhaps too low.
Perhaps that's because it's thicker than the A string.

Also, why can't I simply openly tune it to sound like the D string?
Why should I even hold down a fret?
You can, it's just that the octaves are different and most people find it easier to match up two notes of the same octave.

A natural harmonic at the 12th fret of the E string and the D string open works well too.

jordan9527
10-26-2007, 09:09 AM
I read through it, and didnt find what i was looking for.

FrenchyFungus
10-26-2007, 12:52 PM
Well maybe if you tell us what you are looking for someone could help you...

Macabre_Turtle
10-30-2007, 12:41 AM
Bb F Bb Eb G C
Anyone familiar with this tuning?

Looks like Drop Bb. Down 2 steps + Drop D.

Nerdo-sez-bo
11-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Haha, most of the 'other' tunings are Sonic Youth tunings, sweet.

Good thread, I'll probably use this for the radical tunings.

GABDEG FOR THE WIN!

!xobile
11-02-2007, 07:04 PM
What guage strings would you guys recommend for New Standard Tuning? Currently I use 10-48 for EADGBe, but I imagine the low strings would have to be much thicker and the top ones much thinner.

Giant Tool
11-02-2007, 07:39 PM
awesome, i think this is the most useful thread i've seen

Andy2k64
11-11-2007, 07:44 AM
Cool thread!

bikersbasin
11-11-2007, 08:20 AM
missed out nashville

Izathatch
11-15-2007, 10:30 AM
Here's a quick question on tuning. I know that constantly changing your tuning is bad but is it bad for the guitar or the strings or both? Also how often is too often? I tend to change tunings about once a month when I restring my guitar.

FrenchyFungus
11-15-2007, 10:31 AM
^That shouldn't be a problem.

However, I'm not an expert, so I'd advise either posting in the String Changing thread, the guys in there will know more than I do, or PMing the user jj1565, she's really helpful with stuff like this.

pLx
11-17-2007, 02:42 PM
how do i tune to A# F A# D# G C ?

FrenchyFungus
11-17-2007, 03:31 PM
^

Drop Bb (Bb F Bb Eb G C) (A# F A# D# G C)

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 2nd fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.

zerogravity724
11-17-2007, 11:35 PM
I guess this goes in the tuning topic.. i need help... I have a fear of tightening my strings too much while tuning and them breaking. Ive had this happen on the high E string twice and i just re-strung my 2 guitars because they were missing that string. So now i need to gain courage to tune my guitar all the way up!! Any help appreciated

AngelOfHatred
11-22-2007, 08:09 PM
I was wondering if there was a name for this tuning. It's close to standard tuning, but some like a quarter step up. The low E is between an E and an F, so like half of a half step up. Once the low E is between an E and an F, you tune it like you would normally, so the rest of the strings are a quarter step up. Tom Petty uses this in his "Mary Jane's Last Dance" I believe, and I have used it in some of my songs. Is there a name for it? I just call it a quarter step up, but I don't know if that'd be a right way of saying it.

FrenchyFungus
11-22-2007, 08:16 PM
^That'd be the sensible name for it, lol.

You can get pretty close to it by using a tuner that you can change the A frequency of.

It's normally set to 440Hz, but if you set it to 453Hz you'll be almost exactly a quarter step up (A quarter step up would actually be about 452.89Hz)

ellman1
11-29-2007, 01:31 PM
for standard tuning go to www.superguitartuner.com (http://www.superguitartuner.com). It rocks!! V.accurate, if you have a good ear.

Red Exodus
12-01-2007, 12:06 AM
I didn't see open C# tuning, I found a site that tells you how to do it but I heard it's easy to break strings and crack saddles doing it. I figure I'm better of leaving it alone, does anyone know if open C# is really that dangerous?

Meedo
12-01-2007, 01:49 AM
Great Thread ,,, but I guess I am still beginner even on this thread!! lolz

FrenchyFungus
12-01-2007, 09:05 AM
I didn't see open C# tuning, I found a site that tells you how to do it but I heard it's easy to break strings and crack saddles doing it. I figure I'm better of leaving it alone, does anyone know if open C# is really that dangerous?
Yeah, could be, you'd be tuning the top three strings up a couple of steps.

Just use Open C tuning and put a capo on the first fret.