jwoodbury3571
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#1
If you guys are playing by yourselves, do you always tune to what the original songs was tuned in? For example, if you're playing GNR, do you always tune down a half step or do you just play in standard tuning?
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#2
Yes, because i'm sad enough to not be lazy enough to not turn a couple of tuning pegs.
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Robbgnarly
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#3
I use whatever tuning the guitar I pickup is in. I have found some songs sound better when transposed into diffrent tunnings. I actually like D standard the best
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I use whatever tuning the guitar I pickup is in. I have found some songs sound better when transposed into diffrent tunnings. I actually like D standard the best


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zilant
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#5
Since the only guitar I currently have has a floyd on it I tend to just play in whatever tuning its in.
If i really want to play something and it sounds way too off (say I'm in B standard and I want to play some Metallica) then I just re setup my guitar.
I do agree that sometimes riff sound better in different tunings.
Sometimes Amon Amarth sounds great in Drop D.
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#6
Battery in D standard =
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#7
Depends, sometimes you can only play a song in the key it was done in, if its a 1/4 or 1/2 step you wont be able to get the right note and harmonics will be all wrong.

I am really picky and unfortunately have almost perfect pitch hearing so I need to play a song in the key it was originaly done in or else I just cant do it.

But you can play a song done in Estandard with D standard but if you need the 24th fret in a solo you cant hit it.
What the hell!!!
Prophecy69
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#8
I always play in whatever tuning im in, unless im playing along to the song of course. The worst though is when you get a song thats in standard tuning, for example, but a bit sharp of standard, example = Beat It by MJ.
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#9
The only guitar I use has a floyd so I just use the tuning it's already in.
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#10
I just have a guitar that's always in Eb. If not, I'd happily tune it to that in 6 seconds.

I wonder if TS is asking for his/her own guidance on the matter. If so, tune it, man. It don't take long!
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DarthV
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#11
That's why I have more than 1 guitar. Some are tuned to favorite albums, one is always in Eb and my only hardtail is in C or D standard.
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