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Old 12-24-2006, 06:29 AM   #61
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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?
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:52 AM   #62
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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.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:03 PM   #63
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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.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:32 PM   #64
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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
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:22 PM   #65
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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
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:46 PM   #66
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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).
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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
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:46 AM   #68
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stick a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to drop D,

take it off and tou have drop C
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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.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:57 PM   #71
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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.
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:49 AM   #72
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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?
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #73
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In one tab, it says Tune 1 1/2 steps down to C#, so it would be:
C#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#
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If that's exactly what it says then it'd be:

C# F# B E G# C#
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #76
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-09-2007, 03:47 PM   #79
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Im confused. I know how to tune drop but drop c's got me and on your tuning guid, are we tuning from standard?
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:16 PM   #80
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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.
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