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Logz 09-22-2006 11:18 AM

The ONLY tuning thread (new)
 
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.

Also helpful may be Basic To Advanced Tuning, 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
  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.


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.


Standard; A whole step down: D G C F A 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 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.


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.


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.


B Standard: B E A D F# B By FrenchyFungus
  1. Play the open low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 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.

Drop Tunings

Drop D: D A D G B e
  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

    OR
  2. 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
  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 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.


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 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.


Drop A: A E A D G B
  1. Play the Low E string open and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the Low E string open.
  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.


Drop D down half a step: Db Ab Db Gb Bb eb (C# 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 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
  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. 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
  1. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  2. Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
  3. Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
  4. 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
  1. Play the 9th fret Low E stirng and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  3. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret Low E.
  4. Play the 12th fret A string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 12th fret A string.
  5. Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
  6. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E and teh A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  3. 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 )
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
  3. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
  4. 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 )
  1. Play the 7th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 7th fret A string.
  2. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
  3. 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 )
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  2. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret Low E.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 3rd fret Low B string and the Low E open. retune the Low E string to match the 3rd fret B string.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  3. Play the 12th fret Low B and the A string open. Retune the 12th fret Low B to match the A string open.
  4. 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
  1. Play the Low B string and the E string open. Retune the Low B string to match the Low E string open.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  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.

Open F#m: B F# C# F# A C#
  1. Play the 10th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the 10th 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 string
  3. Play the 7th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 7th 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 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G String.
  6. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
  3. Play the 9th fret A string and the D string open. REtune the D string to match the 9th fret A string.
  4. Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 3rd 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. Leave the High E as it is

Other tunings

Bron Yr Aur: D G D G B D
  1. Play the 3rd fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E.
  2. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 3rd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D String to match the 3rd fret A string.
  2. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D String open. REtune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  3. 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
  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 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  4. 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# )
  1. Play the 8th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 8th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 4th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 4th fret A string.
  3. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the 5th fret A string to match the D string open.
  4. Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
  5. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
  6. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  3. 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 )
  1. 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
  1. Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
  2. 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 )
  1. Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 4th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
  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 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 )
  1. Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 4th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string.
  3. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret E string.
  4. Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd 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 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 )
  1. Play the 12th fret Low E And the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  2. Play the 4th fret D String and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 4th fret D string.
  3. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
  4. 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)
  1. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D String open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  2. Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D string.
  3. 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
  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. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 3rd fret A String and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 3rd fret A string.
  2. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E to match the D string open.
  3. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  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 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 2nd fret A string and the d String open. Retune the D string to match the 2nd fret A string.
  3. Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. REtune the G String to match the 3rd fret D string.
  4. Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  5. 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#
  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 7th fret D String and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
  4. Play the G string open and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the G string open.
  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 String to match the D string open.


F A# D# G# C C
  1. play the 6th fret Low E String and the A String open. REtune the A string to match the 6th fret Low E String.
  2. 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.
  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 5th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G String.
  6. 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
  1. Play the A string open and the E string at the 7th fret. Retune the E string to match the A string.
  2. Play the A string open and the E string at the 5th fret. Retune the A string to match the E string.
  3. Play the D string open and the A string at the 5th fret. Retune the D string to match the A string.
  4. Play the B string open and the G string at the 5th fret. Retune the B string to match the G string.
  5. 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
  1. Play the 4th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 4th fret A string.
  2. Play the 5th fret E string and the open A string. Retune the 5th fret E string to match the A string open.
  3. Play the 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the D string open to match the 12th fret Low E.
  4. Play the 2nd fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E to match the 2nd fret B string.
  5. Play the B string open and the high E open. Retune the B string t match the high E.
  6. 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
  1. Play the A string open and the E string at the 6th fret. Tune the A string to match the E string.
  2. Play the A string open and the E string at the 12th fret. Tune the E string to match the A string.
  3. Play the D string open and the A string at the 3rd fret. Tune the D string to match the A string.
  4. Play the G string open and the D string at the 5th fret. Tune the G string to match the D string.
  5. Play the B string open and the G string at the 4th fret. Tune the B string to match the G string.
  6. 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
  1. Play the A string open and the E string at the 3rd fret. Tune the E string up to match the A string.
  2. Play the E string open and the A string open. Tune the A string down to match the E string.
  3. Play the A string at the 12th fret and the D string open. Tune the D string up to match the A string.
  4. Play the G string open and the D string open. Tune the G string down to match the D string.
  5. Play the B string at the 12th fret and the e string open. Tune the B string down to match the e string.
  6. 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
  1. Play the E string at the 12th fret and the A string open. Tune the E string to match the A string.
  2. Play the A string at the 2nd fret and the D string open. Tune the A string to match the D string.
  3. Play the A string at the 12th fret and the D string open. Tune the D string to match the A string.
  4. Play the G string at the 1st fret and the B string open. Tune the B string to match the G string.
  5. 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
  1. Play the A string open and the E string at the 10th fret. Tune the E string to match the A string.
  2. 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
  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 7th fret Low E String and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E String to match the A string open.
  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 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 7th fret A string and the D String open. Retune the D string to match the 7th 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. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 7th 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 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
  1. Play the 3rd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 3rd fret A string.
  2. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
  3. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
  4. 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#
  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. Play the 7th fret G string and the B String open. Retune the B string to match the 7th fret G string.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 3rd fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 3rd fret Low E.
  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 12th fret Low E string and the D string open. Retune the 12th fret Low E string to match the D string open.
  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 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E string.
  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 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
  6. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 6th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the A String to match the 6th fret Low E String.
  3. 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)
  4. Play the 7th fret D string and the G String open. Retune the G String to mtch the 7th fret D String.
  5. Play the 7th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 7th fret B string.
  6. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the A string open and the 3rd fret Low E string. Retune the A String to match the 3rd fret Low E string.
  3. Play the 7th fret G String and the B string open. Retune the B String to match the 7th fret G string.
  4. Play the D string open and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the D string open.
  5. 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
  1. Play the E string at the 2nd fret, and the A string open. Retune the E string to match the A string.
  2. Play the A string open and the D string open. Retune the A string to match the D string.
  3. Play the D string open and the G string open. retune the G string to match the D string
  4. Play the G string at the 12th fret, and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the G string.
  5. 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
  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 2nd fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 2nd fret A string.
  3. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  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 open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string.

E B E E B E
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E String and the A String open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  2. Play the 2nd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G String to match the 2nd fret D string.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  3. 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
  1. Play the 9th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  3. Play the 5th fret A string and the D strnig open. Retune the D string to match teh 5th fret A string.
  4. Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  5. 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 )
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
  3. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
  4. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 3rd fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 3rd fret D string.
  3. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
  4. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. 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
  1. Play the 7th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 7th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 2nd fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 2nd fret G string.
  3. Play the D string open and the G string open. DOWN-TUNE the G string to match the D string open.
  4. 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 )
  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. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  3. Play the 3rd fret G string and the B String open. REtune the B string to match the 3rd fret G string.
  4. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
  3. Play the 7th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 7th fret D string.
  4. Play the 7th fret G String and the B String open. REtune the B string to match the 7th fret G string.
  5. 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 )
  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. Play the Low B string and the Low E String open. Retune the Low B string to match the Low E String.
  3. Play the 4th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 4th fret D String.
  4. Play the 3rd fret G string and the High B open. Retune the High B to match the 3rd fret G string.
  5. 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 )
  1. Play the Low B string and the Low E String open. REtune the Low B string to match the Low E string.
  2. Play the 4th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 4th fret Low E String.
  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

Dropped (7 string): C C G C F A 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 Low E and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E String 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 open. Retune the High E to match the 5th fret B string
  7. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A strnig to match the 5th fret Low E.
  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 strnig 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 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)
  1. Play the 10th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 10th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. Play the 5th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E.
  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 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
  1. Play the 7th 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.

1 and half steps down -> Standard
  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.

2 steps down -> Standard
  1. Play the 9th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune your A string to match the 9th 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.


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

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


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

Bass tunings:

C A F C
  1. Play the 9th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
  2. 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)
  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)
  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:


Code:
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
Basic to advanced tuning tutorial
The first tuning thread (archived)
The search facility...use it please
Online guitar tuner

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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logz
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!!


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