#1
I am looking for a guitar that would be good for tuning down to drop A# (A# F A# D# G C). I have been through a few guitars trying that tuning but the action is always too high. Does anyone have any suggestions? (or a way to remedy that) The only thing I really don't want is a wilkinson or floyd rose trem and it not to be too metal looking (i.e. b.c. rich or dean). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
I forgot: my price range is up to $1000.00 and I would probably buy used.
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not Ibanez, Schecter Hellraisers are good for this stuff.
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Have you thought of looking into a baritone guitar?


Yes, but I have been having a lot of trouble finding one to try. What baritone would you recommend? Do they sound a lot different from a standard guitar?
#7
I'm guessing this is barring seven stringers by the looks of the tuning...

Schecter C-1 EX Blackjack is the only one that comes to mind. I know Ibanez has the MM1 too... but the sustain blows on those.
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#8
wow that's ridiculous. why not a seven string? If not your best bet is a baritone
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#9
I've got a baritone jaguar. It works great for slow sludgey-droney stuff, but for shredding i don't think it would be that great.

It's not any different from a normal guitar besides the 27" scale.

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#10
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wow that's ridiculous. why not a seven string? If not your best bet is a baritone


I tried a couple of seven strings and I just don't really like the feel of them.
#11
Any guitar can go to A#, you just have to adjust the action and probably your truss rod.
#12
So? This is simple:

Buy 6 string baritone guitar.

Cut open pack of 7 strings

use bottom 6 of 7 strings

tune down.

Done.
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#13
Quote by tigerking615
Any guitar can go to A#, you just have to adjust the action and probably your truss rod.


Once the action gets to a certain lowness it just start buzzing and sounding like dog farts.
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Once the action gets to a certain lowness it just start buzzing and sounding like dog farts.


Not sure what you mean. If it's too low, can't you just raise it up?
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Not sure what you mean. If it's too low, can't you just raise it up?


That's why I'm looking for a guitar to tune that way where the action is low and it doesn't buzz.
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That's why I'm looking for a guitar to tune that way where the action is low and it doesn't buzz.

Well you are adjusting the truss rod right? RIGHT??
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Well you are adjusting the truss rod right? RIGHT??


Yes I am adjusting the truss rod.
#18
Use a pack of seven strings, it starts at B and goes up. Its simple, they are really tight to begin with.
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#19
I've got the Schecter C-1 EX Baritone, its great for all the low stuff and I even take it up to D-Standard occasionally, but stuff like drop A#/Bb like you mentioned would work really well on that guitar, especially with the proper gauge of strings.
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I've got the Schecter C-1 EX Baritone, its great for all the low stuff and I even take it up to D-Standard occasionally, but stuff like drop A#/Bb like you mentioned would work really well on that guitar, especially with the proper gauge of strings.


Cool, thanks, I'll check one of those out.
#21
I also use a 26.5" scale Schecter Hellraiser, and can go down to drop G. It is a seven string, but a Baritone should have the same scale length.

You can get any guitar to tune that low. It is just a matter of adjusting the action, truss rod, and playing the right gauge of strings. For A or A# I play a .060 in. string. GHS puts out a 10-60 set that would likely work for you.

Fernandez also does some amazing things with Baritone guitars. I would look into that as well, though I have not played one.
#22
My friends: myspace.com/layinruins....play in A, I think.

Check their pics, they use Ibanez and Shecter. They recorded with that as well.
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