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MetalFriend 02-15-2013 08:00 PM

8 string in Dropped G?
I recently wrote a song that uses a perfect fifth harmony for the verses and post-chorus sections. To play it with two guitarist I figured it would be easiest to use a six string in dropped D and an 8 string 27" with a fixed bridge in Dropped G. However I would have to tune the low string up a half step to G while tuning the rest of the strings half a step down. Would that be alright on the guitar? I never hear much about people tuning the guitar strings higher than they are supposed to be and I was wondering if the extra tension on the string would be a problem?

Viban 02-15-2013 08:04 PM

A half step should be fine, I wouldn't think much more would be a good idea though.

Lavatain 02-15-2013 08:12 PM

You'd need to tune the 7 high strings of an 8 string up by 3 half steps to achieve Dropped G. As in: G D G C F Bb Eb G? Or are you doing Drop G differently the way you're trying?

MetalFriend 02-15-2013 08:19 PM

Oh, I'm stupid. You're right Lavatain. I wasn't thinking about it clearly. I'd have an easier time getting a seven string and tuning it down.

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