#1
Is it? Because my guitar teacher says it is.
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#2
No it's not. But it depends on how your guitar is set up.
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#3
Okay i have a peavey t-15 standard for the record
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#5
What string gauge are you using at the moment?
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#6
With the right strings and the right setup, nothing's wrong. Your teacher's a conservative moron.
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#7
it wont hurt your guitar, it would be better in the long run if you used it in drop C constantly for you to have it set up for that, and even then that would only really matter on a floating trem. I have a feeling your guitar teacher hates super heavy music and so is trying to slyly put you off it.
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#8
I use .11-.54's (Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky) for drop C.
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#9
actually i think its good since it puts less tension on your strings so theres less tension on your neck and i heard that everyonce in a while you gotta get your guitar necked fixed up since the tension in the strings slowly bends the guitar neck especially at the seventh and eight fret. so even if you play at standard its best to tune your guitar down when your finished to reduce stress on your guitar. plus it helps you with learning how to tune since you gotta tune it back up when your going to play it again..........just my opinion though
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it wont hurt your guitar, it would be better in the long run if you used it in drop C constantly for you to have it set up for that, and even then that would only really matter on a floating trem. I have a feeling your guitar teacher hates super heavy music and so is trying to slyly put you off it.

QFT....some people, especially older player/teachers think that drop tunings are a waste of time. Its pretty funny he told you that putting your guitar in a low tuning is bad for it......next time you talk to him tell him you put it in Drop A# hahaha see what he says
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actually i think its good since it puts less tension on your strings so theres less tension on your neck and i heard that everyonce in a while you gotta get your guitar necked fixed up since the tension in the strings slowly bends the guitar neck especially at the seventh and eight fret. so even if you play at standard its best to tune your guitar down when your finished to reduce stress on your guitar. plus it helps you with learning how to tune since you gotta tune it back up when your going to play it again..........just my opinion though

Please, don't try to 'help' any more.
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actually i think its good since it puts less tension on your strings so theres less tension on your neck and i heard that everyonce in a while you gotta get your guitar necked fixed up since the tension in the strings slowly bends the guitar neck especially at the seventh and eight fret. so even if you play at standard its best to tune your guitar down when your finished to reduce stress on your guitar. plus it helps you with learning how to tune since you gotta tune it back up when your going to play it again..........just my opinion though


Doesn't quite work like that, because without enough tension on the neck it just gets all warped.

and TS, your guitar teacher is daft.
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#14
I have never heard any tuning being bad for your guitar. I have heard tho, that it is not good to constantly be changing tunings (ie more than a semitone or so at a time). I think that's part of the reason pro's have so many guitars, they just leave them in the same tuning.
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#15
.09-.52 strings
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#16
Those strings will be OK for Drop C, but I'd go for heavier strings if it's your main tuning. If you mostly use standard though, don't bother.

And he may be awesome but saying Drop C is bad for your guitar is plain silly.
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#17
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You SHOULD be able to tune down to drop c with those. But I wouldn't recommend doing so, it will be way too loose imo. I personally use 12s with drop c. Maybe start with 11s. It should keep the tension about the same so you wouldn't need to mess with your truss rod.
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QFT....some people, especially older player/teachers think that drop tunings are a waste of time. Its pretty funny he told you that putting your guitar in a low tuning is bad for it......next time you talk to him tell him you put it in Drop A# hahaha see what he says


or tune to drop A and play Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who is in the Water by Nile.
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or tune to drop A and play Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who is in the Water by Nile.


If he can do that he has no need for a teacher
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#20
It isn't bad if you set it up.....If you keep it in Standard with 12's and go straight to B Standard it would be bad....If you want to play in Drop C every now and then I would go up to 10's so your strings aren't falling off.
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#21
Its not bad for your guitar if its setup right. If you plan to keep it in drop c, you would probably want to put a bit heavier strings on it and make a truss rod adjustment. Just depends on how the neck reacts over time with the new strings/tuning. Nothing that is going to ruin your guitar however.
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QFT....some people, especially older player/teachers think that drop tunings are a waste of time. Its pretty funny he told you that putting your guitar in a low tuning is bad for it......next time you talk to him tell him you put it in Drop A# hahaha see what he says

lol, but no drop tuning isn't bad, and your teacher IS probably trying to turn you off of heavy music, traditionalists tend to hate metal

i use DR Tite-Fit 10-50's and i tune to drop B,C,Db,and 1 step down. i have to keep changing tuning cause i only have one guitar, but for shows i use my drummer's guitars cause he has 5 or 6 $100-$200 guitars and i use them cause he's not that good so i keep them in different tunings
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#23
...no, dropped and down-tunings are not bad for your guitar.

A pain if you want to change a floating bridge guitar between tunings a lot, but other than that, no.

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