Does neck length effect drop tuning?


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MakeItWitChu
02-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Does the neck length effect a guitar's ability to drop tune?
For example, can a 25.5 scale guitar tune to Drop C easier than a 24.75 could?

qotsa1998
02-05-2008, 07:02 PM
Not sure. But i kno baritones, which have like a 28" scale length i think, are often tuned down pretty far. i think that a 25" scale guitar's strings might not go floppy like they would on a 24.75" would.

Reildeal
02-05-2008, 07:03 PM
I am not entirely sure, but I know that guitars are specifically designed on the professional level for lower tunings. I think this is one of those things where string guage, scale length and intonation will all play a part...

I tune a couple of my guitars down a whole step and often use dropped C tuning and I haven't really had any problems. I know a lot of guys that hit the studio in that tuning and even lower and never have issues too.

But I'm curious to see what other will say...

Dave_Mc
02-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Does the neck length effect a guitar's ability to drop tune?
For example, can a 25.5 scale guitar tune to Drop C easier than a 24.75 could?

generally, yeah.

wylde_overdrive
02-06-2008, 12:11 PM
Yes it does. So does string gauge.