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#1
Okay so im having a setup done on my rg and since I cant really switch tunings I gotta stick with one. I was wondering which tuning I should choose for classic rock/hair metal?
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#2
I think most bands of those genres played in E standard, possible Eb
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#5
So I should have it set for standard?
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#6
i'd say drop c# or drop d. unless you like standard tunings then standard or half step.
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#7
Oh forgot to mention favorite bands that I would want to play their songs

Guns N Roses
Motley Crue
Ratt
Poison
etc
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#10
So should I have the setup done for half step down or standard? Im going to be taking lessons again in 2 weeks so I will be learning this stuff.
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#11
learn on standard first, if you're going to be taking lessons just now

in fact, your teacher probably won't let you play anything but standard for a while
#12
Thats what I thought but I want to be able to play all my classic rock bands that I like later on without having another setup done
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#13
D Standard. Very versatile. Can sound very heavy but also normal depending on whaty ou play.
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Quote by dcdossett65
D Standard. Very versatile. Can sound very heavy but also normal depending on whaty ou play.


Thats what I told them to do but I didnt know if that would work well for what I play, I started second guessing whether It would work or not so thus I made this thread but thank you everyone for your help
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#15
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Thats what I thought but I want to be able to play all my classic rock bands that I like later on without having another setup done

You can still play anything you want, you'll just have to transpose some things which is a good exercise anyways.

If you're having lessons then leave the guitar in standard, otherwise it'll just confuse matters.
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#16
Eb of course.
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#17
So again should I have the setup done for standard or half step down, will I be able to play either with just one tuning or does it have to be switched?
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#18
D standard
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D standard


Will that work for half step down though too?
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#21
E-standard. Don't do any experiments when you're taking lessons and all.
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#22
Quote by bjoern_swe
E-standard. Don't do any experiments when you're taking lessons and all.


Yeah I will be learning all this hair metal and classic stuff in the lessons so I just wanted to be tuned correctly so that I could play it.
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#23
GnR tuned to Eb, Crue to D standard. I don't know about Ratt and Poison.
Just stick with E standard. No point getting anything else.
#24

Eb tuning (which is half-step-down) is the same as standard so...
Everything you can play in standard.


Is this true?
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#25
Either Eb or D standard. It could hep if you buy a capo instead of having to tune a floyd rose all the time. Hope this helps.
#26
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Will that work for half step down though too?


Well Motley plays in D standard usually and Guns n Roses in Eb and the rest in standard, so D standard is the one you want to go for. You can play the songs that are in E flat, just move everything up one fret when in D standard.

or put it in D stadnard n buy a Capo
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#27
Quote by Gregoric
Well Motley plays in D standard usually and Guns n Roses in Eb and the rest in standard, so D standard is the one you want to go for. You can play the songs that are in E flat, just move everything up one fret when in D standard.

or put it in D stadnard n buy a Capo


So If I did put it in D standard it could sound the same as Eb? What about standard and drop D can I still get those tones as well? Cause I see that Ratt's Lay it Down is in Drop D.
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#28
Quote by Lethal Dosage
So If I did put it in D standard it could sound the same as Eb? What about standard and drop D can I still get those tones as well? Cause I see that Ratt's Lay it Down is in Drop D.


Well if you put it in D standard then playing songs in E flat wouldn't be too difficult, you'd just have to play half a step higher etc. etc.

As for drop D stuff, it's possible in some cases but it would be difficult because there are certain chords and intervals you can hit in drop tunings that are abit tricky in standard tunings.
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#29
Either E Standard, Eb or D. Most hair metal was in those tunings. I'd go D and capo the neck at 2 for standard and 1 for Eb, especially if you got 24 frets.

Or for fun go with AbDbAbDbF#BbEb.
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Quote by STABxYOU
Either E Standard, Eb or D. Most hair metal was in those tunings. I'd go D and capo the neck at 2 for standard and 1 for Eb, especially if you got 24 frets.

Or for fun go with AbDbAbDbF#BbEb.


So basically the capo would solve all my problems with this?
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#32
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Quote by Lethal Dosage
Oh forgot to mention favorite bands that I would want to play their songs

Guns N Roses
Motley Crue
Ratt
Poison
etc



a lot of gnr is 1/2 step down.
but yea. that or standard. it depends on how much you play of each band really
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#35
Quote by AxeMaster
I'd go with standard down a step. You can always capo if you need to.


I think its going about 70% towards just having it done half step down and then using a capo for standard tuning stuff but im still undecided on what I wanna do.
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#36
..dude...buy a hardtail, get rid of your edge 3...
but stick with standard!!! learn the basics, not songs..if you have in standard..your "teacher" wont get in a huff or have to spend hours transcribing just for you!

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#37
So if I have them do it for lets say Eb I can just capo it to get back up to standard?

EDIT: Also I think the strings I chose are going to be too heavy, they were ernie ball power slinkys but yeah I think I might go lighter because those are .11's!
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#38
STANDARD - Your teacher doesn't wanna fuss around. STANDARD. And learn chords and Techinques first, not just songs. Songs aren't as important.
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#39
Drop A or lower.
Or maybe open G.
Or try B# standard.

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Standard tuning all the way.
#40
Quote by Lethal Dosage
Oh forgot to mention favorite bands that I would want to play their songs

Guns N Roses
Motley Crue
Ratt
Poison
etc


GnR is Eb
Motley is D standard
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