#1
alright, so ive been hearing alot from people, that they have their own "custom" tuning, so how does one go about finding a tuning that suits them? and building upon that, which tones sound good with which other tones stuff like that, im looking for a lower tuing, but i still want to shred.
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#2
I'd start to analyse how you play:
If you play a lot of power-chords, you should tune your stings something like root-fifth (instead of forth)-octave (instead of seventh). You could do dis by detuning the "root" stirng down a whole step or tuning the other two strings up.
If you like a "drone" character, you should tune the guitar to a open chord and so on.
You should also note, that the pitch and the strings' tension changes the tone so you'd have to look for a sound you want.
For shred, I'd not suggest open chords or thirds, for they'll make it harder to produce a good sweeping tone. I wouldn't go higher than fifths, for you'll have to jump alot, which will ruin your legato.

If you had told, what you're looking for, I could have been able to help, but I'll try to find a good "shred-tuning" and post it
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#3
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alright, so ive been hearing alot from people, that they have their own "custom" tuning, so how does one go about finding a tuning that suits them? and building upon that, which tones sound good with which other tones stuff like that, im looking for a lower tuing, but i still want to shred.


My custom tuning is:
D# (highest)
A#
F
C
G
C (lowest)

It's beautiful. It has a giant range of notes that are accessible for most ideas I think of. Took about two months to get used to it.

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which tones sound good with which other tones stuff like that

That's entirely up to you. Don't let somebody tell you something sounds great or horrible, make that decision yourself.

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im looking for a lower tuing, but i still want to shred.

You can still shred in lower tunings. Just be sure to have higher gauge strings so your tone isn't floppy and thin.
#4
a custom tuning doesn't seem like a great idea. You would have to transpose everything you learned and showing riffs to other guitarists in a band situation would be a nightmare. Would work for a solo player though
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