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Old 12-23-2003, 09:29 PM   #21
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Someone on the other thread said that IRIS by Goo Goo Dolls was tuned DADDAD, but I'm prettyr sure it's actually DADDDD. So, can someone tell me which one is the good tuning, and how to do it?
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Old 12-26-2003, 09:49 PM   #22
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Drop G

Righty, Drop G
Im fine with getting there, just need to know which ones right
Told it was GCG... an so on(to wrecked to work it out, sorry)But i got this book that ses its GCDGBe...(bottom 2 down, the rest in standard) just clear up wich is right colud ya?
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whats the lowest possible tuning
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:09 PM   #24
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how do i tune my guitar with chromatic tuner?

how do i tune my guitar with my chromatic tuner like this:

Db-Ab-Db-Db-Db-db




my chromatic tuner dousnt have a Db or a Ab what should i do and what does the little db's mean???????
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Old 01-02-2004, 02:55 PM   #25
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Re: Drop G

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Righty, Drop G
Im fine with getting there, just need to know which ones right
Told it was GCG... an so on(to wrecked to work it out, sorry)But i got this book that ses its GCDGBe...(bottom 2 down, the rest in standard) just clear up wich is right colud ya?
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you sure the bottom two arent tuned up? e to a g will be incredibly lose?
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Re: how do i tune my guitar with chromatic tuner?

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how do i tune my guitar with my chromatic tuner like this:

Db-Ab-Db-Db-Db-db




my chromatic tuner dousnt have a Db or a Ab what should i do and what does the little db's mean???????

ok

1st fret on e, tune to e,
1st fret on a tune to a
1st fret on d, tune to d
6th fret on g, tune to g
..... give me a minute, my heads not thinking straight, ill edit that string later
1st fret on e, tune to e
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Old 02-14-2004, 03:52 PM   #27
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I can play All apologies by nirvana but I dont know how to get the tuning.It says "Low/High Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
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I can play All apologies by nirvana but I dont know how to get the tuning.It says "Low/High Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
".Any help would be greatly appreciated.


tuning down half a step (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

from normal tuning, play the forth fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e. play the seventh fret on low e and open a (now should be tuned to Ab) and retune low E

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Old 03-07-2004, 01:54 AM   #29
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Yay i got drop c tunning now for my bass.

But the strings rattle like crazy.
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you could try highering your strings? then retuning? that may create less rattle.
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BRON YR AUR STOMP tuning would be great.
DGDGBD
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wow, thats one weird tuning.

firstly, play the 7th fret on low e and open a, and retune the e string
then, play the 5th fret on low e and open a, and then retune the a string
then play the 3rd fret on the b string one open high e, then retune the e string
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:05 PM   #33
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Half a step down?
Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
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tuning down half a step (d# g# c# f# a# d#) (thats right, just used sharps instead of flats)

from normal tuning, play the forth fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e. then play the bottom e and the top e, and detune the top till it sounds the same as the bottom
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cool, i tuned my bass a step lower by using that method.
and i raised my strings so theres no rattleing.
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Bassmaster is using frets to tune. This is a very bad way of tuning as pressing a fret makes the note slightly higher (unnoticable), doing this over a lot of strings will result in a detuned guitar. To tune a guitar to standard tuning use this guideline to tune it in a much better way.

1. Tune the low E string to a piano, tuner or another guitar.
2. 3. 4. touch the low E string at the 5th fret and play it to get a (5) harmonic and do the same at the 7th fret of the A string and tune it so they sound the same.
repeat these steps up strings until you have tuned the G string.
5. Now play 4th fret on G string and tune the open B string to sound the same
6. Now play both open E strings at the same time and tune the high e string to sound in tune.
7. Play the 7th fret on the high e string and the B string at the same time to check whether tuning is correct.
8. Play a chord to check whether tuning is correct.
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thats odd, i never tuned it to standard tuning anywhere in my last three threads, just thought people could do it using a tuner

one problem with your method though, im doing this for people that have no way of drop tuning other than frets. if a person had a piano, i would tell them to use that, it is a guideline for people who have no way of reaching a dopped or detuned tuning.

so while you methods sound, it doesnt put anyone in a dropped tuning without a piano, i mean if the tuning was down half a step, a whole step, or something which keeps the same symmettry as regular tuning, you could drop the string then do the harmonics way.

however, i prefer the frets way, if its unoticable, why change i admit actually, thinking about it, when i first started tuning by ear, i could never end up with the low and high e strings two octaves apart. it just comes with practice. if i was going to say anything from you post, it would be.

if you do use the frets method, you could do tijmen's 6,7, and 8 steps to make sure you have tuned it okay.

if you use the harmonic method, make sure you can play harmonics
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You can tune the harmonics way for every time you would use a fitfth fret on a lower string to tune a higher string. Also, why not buy a chromatic tuner that can tune to any dropped tunings, makes life easier. Or learn to tune by ear, but i suppose this is the guitar and bass basics forum, so yeah.

Anyway, bassmaster, you described ways to tune to half a step down, or even a drop D tuning, the D,G,B and e strings can be tuned my way in those type of tunings.
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Anyway, bassmaster, you described ways to tune to half a step down, or even a drop D tuning, the D,G,B and e strings can be tuned my way in those type of tunings.


can you do g to b since its on the forth fret, forgive me if this is a daft question but im no intriqued with this method of tuning. dont get me wrong, im not calling your method crap, its just a matter of preference.
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No, thats why i said tune the g to b using frets, also, youre probably right its not the best way of tuning guitars, but on bass however its the best way to tune standard tuning.
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