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#1
Like what I mean is, like drop-D making power chords easier. Also the lower the tunings the looser the strings and the easier they are to push down.

P.S. The reason I'm thinking about this is that I'm learning "Hope" by Rush. It's really easy and sounds awesome. It's tuned DADAAD lol.
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#5
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No. Its tuning
Agreed its tuning. Waste of a thread.
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Goddamn, thats a retarded question.


Haha, and you've been around here since 2006.

That's how dumb you are TS.
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#10
No
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#11
i wish i could somehow report this...UG needs more rules
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#12
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Wanna know a tuning that makes everything ridiculously hard?

Reverse tuning.

Yep, EBGDAE. Try it.



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#13
Tuning can be done for several reasons:
-The song sounds better in a different tuning
-The singer sounds better in a different tuning
-You're a pussy who can't bend strings in standard tuning
-you're too noob to play a power chord without a drop tuning.

First two reasons are totally legit. The other two just mean you need to practise more.
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#14
No its not cheating. Its necessary. I dare u to play slither by VR without being in drop d.
#16
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One day I will tune to DDDDDD.


I've actually wanted to try that.
#18
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No. Different tunings are awesome. DADGAD ftw.


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#19
Why is this stupid you guys are total ass holes, I mean I'm just asking a question. I'm sorry I can't make a super great epic thread like you guys do ever ****ING time. God I wish you guys would really get a life.
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#20
It's not cheating, it's "explanding your horizons"...or making things heavier...or compensating for a low/high voiced singer...or you're lazy...or you're Tony Iommi and have prostetic finger tips.
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#21
No. Shut up.

Sometimes, it's necessary to tune to something like drop D. Possible reasons?
1. You get two extra notes, D, and D#. What's not to like?
2. It does make chords not just easier, but makes certain chordy things possible.
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#24
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Goddamn, thats a retarded question.

Indubitably.
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One day I will tune to DDDDDD.

I speak from experience when I say it's... interesting.
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Wanna know a tuning that makes everything ridiculously hard?

Reverse tuning.

Yep, EBGDAE. Try it.

Get a seven-string and tune to CABBAGE.
#25
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Why is this stupid you guys are total ass holes, I mean I'm just asking a question. I'm sorry I can't make a super great epic thread like you guys do ever ****ING time. God I wish you guys would really get a life.


Don't ask uninformed questions in the wrong forum, then. Insulting us out of your embarrassment is childish as well.
#27
I'm not saying it's wrong, I'm only posing a question that it might be.
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#28
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Get a seven-string and tune to CABBAGE.


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#30
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Yes, it's cheating. John Petrucci himself will appear at your front door and smash your guitar into millions of pieces.


Yeah, because John Petrucci has NEVER used an alternate tuning.

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#31
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Don't ask uninformed questions in the wrong forum, then. Insulting us out of your embarrassment is childish as well.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, I'm not embarrassed only a little mad. So should we never talk about guitars in this forum.
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#32
yes any1 who tunes their guitarz 2 anythin outher then EADGBE is a loser and n00b who cant even play teh guitarz.
#33
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, I'm not embarrassed only a little mad. So should we never talk about guitars in this forum.


Actually, this forum is meant for anything not guitar-related.
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before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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#34
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Indubitably.

I speak from experience when I say it's... interesting.

Get a seven-string and tune to CABBAGE.



Pfft.

Tune it BAGGDAD

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#35
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Capo's are cheating.




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#36
yeah i know people who tune drop-d because they're lazy when it comes to power chords

me personally, my main guitar is in drop D. I do that because I usually play in D minor or B flat major, which is just easier to utilize in that tuning. Plus I get really creative ideas that way.
#37
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Capo's are cheating.

oh hell naw
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Pfft.

Tune it BAGGDAD

Hm. That could seriously terrorize people.
#39
i used to think that. like Drop-D.. sure its easier to push down and stuff but if ur playing fast its really hard to, maybe thats just for me though. looser the strings, harder it is to catch and pick em...

i like different tunings though! keep 2 axes in standard, 1 in Drop D, one in Drop C and 2 in Eb
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#40
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Indubitably.

I speak from experience when I say it's... interesting.

Get a seven-string and tune to CABBAGE.

...... I'm so doing this
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