#1
I have found detailed guides for almost every tuning, but I cant find one for open a. I know what I have to tune each string to, but which ones do I tighten and which ones do I loosen? And the D string need to be changed to E, how do I get it to that without snapping it?
#2
you should definitely share these so called detailed guides of almost every tuning.

/im too lazy to find 'em myself
#3


When it comes to that kinda tuning, unless you play some crazy ass genre, you down tune, so tune your D string waayyy down till it's E, ect.
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#4
come on. google open a tuning, first result: http://www.tle.se/atune.html

Quote by Jesstaa


When it comes to that kinda tuning, unless you play some crazy ass genre, you down tune, so tune your D string waayyy down till it's E, ect.


I don't think so... You only have to tune it up one step, so it certainly shouldn't snap. D string going down almost an octave would lose all its tension
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#5
Ive looked for a long time, I dont want break a string again, so I dont want to play around with strings again without knowing exactly what to do.
#6
Wait, the site told me to uptune, and someone else told me to downtune, what's right? Yesterday I tried dowtuning the 4th string, and by the time I got to E, I could not believe how loose it was....
and im trying to play Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.
#7
Hahahaha, i was searching "How to tune to open a tuning on guitar" and it came up with all kinds of stuff.
#8
Should I be tuning to open a on acoustic, I just read that the neck can snap on an acoustic because the strings are thicker.
#9
In order to tune down, you gotta use thicker strings. </obvious>
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