#1
NO, this is not a "whats your favorite tuning" thread.
i just left one of those (it was interesting, but i have a question)
for those of you who have used "New Standard" tuning, what can you tell me about it?
pretend your the advertisment for it, convince me to use it, cause im really interested in it, but idk if i should. (and i dont know what im supposed to tune the strings too)
help?
my 6 best friends:
Ibanez Artcore AF75
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
LTD H-207 7 string
Ibanez Acoustic
#2
"just try it once.. come on! Dont be a pussy your whole life!"

that work?


i've heard of it but dont know anything about it
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#4
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Is new-standard drop-C?

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#5
Quote by victoryaloy
"just try it once.. come on! Dont be a pussy your whole life!"

that work?


i've heard of it but dont know anything about it

Tuned in fifths except between the current B and B strings, which are tuned a tritone apart. So the tuning is CGDAEbBb. Needless to say, the top string is a bit tight. I forget what strings Fripp uses to compensate for both the tight high strings and the loose low string.
I tried it, not a fan. It's a great idea in that it forces you to think outside the box, because your old licks are often harder in this tuning and ideas that might not have worked before might be really easy to play now. That said, I find it less than ideal for chording, so I don't use it.
EDIT: below poster is correct, i remembered it wrong. CDGAEG is the tuning.
Last edited by Nightfyre at Nov 17, 2008,
#6
i thought it was CGDAEG

but maybe i'm wrong
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#7
Quote by victoryaloy
i thought it was CGDAEG

but maybe i'm wrong

Whoops, my bad. You're correct. I was wondering about that high Bb...
#8
yeah but how am i supposed to tune to that wihtout snapping my strings?
lol
and the B string, do i tune it down a to an E or up to an E?
my 6 best friends:
Ibanez Artcore AF75
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
LTD H-207 7 string
Ibanez Acoustic
#9
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
yeah but how am i supposed to tune to that wihtout snapping my strings?
lol
and the B string, do i tune it down a to an E or up to an E?


Up.
#10
Quote by Dodeka
Up.

the string would snap
i tuned my acoustic high E string to G and it snapped
my 6 best friends:
Ibanez Artcore AF75
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
LTD H-207 7 string
Ibanez Acoustic
#11
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
the string would snap
i tuned my acoustic high E string to G and it snapped


You pretty much need a specialized set of strings to accommodate it.
#12
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
NO, this is not a "whats your favorite tuning" thread.
i just left one of those (it was interesting, but i have a question)
for those of you who have used "New Standard" tuning, what can you tell me about it?
pretend your the advertisment for it, convince me to use it, cause im really interested in it, but idk if i should. (and i dont know what im supposed to tune the strings too)
help?



if you're really interested, why do you need us to sell it to you? just go ahead and try it.

Maybe you can report back and tell us how you feel about it.
shred is gaudy music
#13
Quote by musicTHEORYnerd
the string would snap
i tuned my acoustic high E string to G and it snapped
Stick a different string there. If you need that pitch, use a narrower string that will require more tension to get it up to its designed pitch. Try using a .08 high E, regardless of what size strings you use elsewhere. There are no laws against mixing strings from different sets.
#14
I've never heard of this "New Standard" tuning. I would still say it's technically an alternate tuning.
#15
Quote by BrickIsRed
I've never heard of this "New Standard" tuning. I would still say it's technically an alternate tuning.


Right; at this point there's nothing standard about it.