#1
Everyone knows the standard tuning is

\
E
a
d
g
b
e
/
Right?
I was just playing with my guitar, and found this fancy new tuning.
It makes EVERYTHING sound more rich, i played everything from Fade to Black to Stairway with this tuning, sounds great. It is similar to standard but sounds better.
Hope you guys like it.

\
F#
b
e
a
C#
F#
/

I know, it looks horrible, but it sounds great.
Also, be careful with your 2 highest strings, they may start to snap.
#2
e
B
G
D
A
E

so i assume you mean?

f#
C#
A
E
B
F#
?

EDIT: you had me rather confused for a minute but thats just a step up from standard tuning. Rather then tuning up to that try putting a capo on second fret.
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#4
Quote by Ninjamonkey767
All you did was increase the string tension.

Which gives a clearer, more ringing tone at the expense of some playability.

BEWARE. The increase in tension is likely to do damage to your guitar. Get the truss rod adjusted if you really want to use it.
#5
Yes, but I would think that that could be done with your guitar set up differently. I don't know anything about gear, so maybe I'm wrong. I mean, everything you're playing is now in a different key, and you risk string snappage.
#7
Quote by eyebanez333
I would just take the advice above...capo the 2nd fret.


I don't think that would make it sound any clearer, just change the notes.
#9
Quote by Ninjamonkey767
I don't think that would make it sound any clearer, just change the notes.


thats what proper technique is for
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#10
Quote by Ninjamonkey767
I don't think that would make it sound any clearer, just change the notes.


My guitar sounds just fine in standard tuning with a capo...and I don't have to adjust my truss rod or change strings to play

EDIT:

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thats what proper technique is for


+1
#11
Thanks for replies.
I don't read music nor have I ever had lessons.
I know it could damage the guitar, it's an acoustic so whatever.
I figured it was just a step-up, but i wasn't sure.
It still sounds more rich that standard, and these strings i have are like bullet proof lol.
Nearly wore a hole in my fingers yesterday

I got a band going so I can show you my skills once we get recording.
Thanks for the constructive critisism.

-Ian.
#12
it sounds clearer because you are stretching out the strings, it will sound much like new strings would, but it won't last
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#13
Quote by EpiFenderSon
Thanks for replies.
I don't read music nor have I ever had lessons.
I know it could damage the guitar, it's an acoustic so whatever.
I figured it was just a step-up, but i wasn't sure.
It still sounds more rich that standard, and these strings i have are like bullet proof lol.
Nearly wore a hole in my fingers yesterday

I got a band going so I can show you my skills once we get recording.
Thanks for the constructive critisism.

-Ian.

Use lighter guage strings or you seriously will cause too much tension. They won't snap too easily, either.
If it's an acoustic, it's infinitely more vulnerable to changes in tension; again, take care.
#14
Quote by rebel624
I think it would sound like tird! plz use normal tunings unless you find something awesome like 1/2 step down.


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#15
i can NEVER tune up without breaking strings so capo fo me
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#16
Advice:
When you're finished playing, don't leave the capo on the guitar! It'll damage the strings alot in the long run.
#19
just replace your strings and you will get the same sound in standard tuning
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