#1
Asking on the behalf of a friend.
Will tuning down from E to D hurt his Schecter Diamond Somethingsomething..?
Or is it just to play away after the tuning?
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#2
Assuming its not some special tuning system, why would it? :?
#3
No, tuning down will not harm the instrument in any way.

I'm out of touch, is physics still taught in schools these days?
#4
I don't know, just some idea he's got...
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#5
Well dropping to D shouldn't change anything, he should be fine with that. However, depending on how low you are tuned, you CAN warp your neck by not having the tension that the basses are made to withstand. If you leave a guitar/bass unstringed for a long amount of time, the neck will warp because it is made with a truss rod to counter the tension of the strings, and if the strings are missing/not strong enough your neck could bend. Drop D won't be enough of a change however.
#6
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Well dropping to D shouldn't change anything, he should be fine with that. However, depending on how low you are tuned, you CAN warp your neck by not having the tension that the basses are made to withstand. If you leave a guitar/bass unstringed for a long amount of time, the neck will warp because it is made with a truss rod to counter the tension of the strings, and if the strings are missing/not strong enough your neck could bend. Drop D won't be enough of a change however.


If he's going to be playing in this tuning permanently he should adjust the truss rod. If it's just for a couple songs or even just for practice then he could tune it back up to standard when he's done and all would be fine. the warping is a pretty long term thing. nothing to worry about in the short term. I'd be surprised if going to D standard from E standard could even warp the neck at all.
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#7
I'm no neck guru, but I'm CONFIDENT, that you can downtune your bass within reason and not get neck wrapping. Many extreme metal bassist's downtune a fourstring 1 1/2 step down and keep it in that tuning - no problems. I've been to BEAD on a fourstring with 45-100 strings. Since you're only going down to drop-D, no worries.
#8
the day tuning down will hurt your bass is the day pigs will fly!

oh wait...Swine Flu! lololololololololololol....Sorry I really wanted to use that joke...

Anyhow, No it won't hurt your neck. XD
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no.

Haha that's all everyone needed to say.
#11
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No, tuning down will not harm the instrument in any way.

I'm out of touch, is physics still taught in schools these days?


well it depends. in my town you were given the option. take the smart classes for future nasa employees or take the classes that will teach you how to cash your welfare check and some basic hygiene that a 5 year old should know. physics is obviously in that smarter group of classes. im not sure how it works everywhere else. im guessing its something like that allover.
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well it depends. in my town you were given the option. take the smart classes for future nasa employees or take the classes that will teach you how to cash your welfare check and some basic hygiene that a 5 year old should know. physics is obviously in that smarter group of classes. im not sure how it works everywhere else. im guessing its something like that allover.

Ha, we get 2 choices here: take advanced classes from age 5 onward, or leave

As for downtuning, go for it. Just try not to go so low that the strings rattle
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#13
Yep it will make it bleed inside.
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#15
no it wont hurt it i have a fairly aged ibanez bass, and i drop tune it all the time.
right now its in drop c
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#16
His bass will be fine
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Bit of a necro-post ey?
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yep pretty much lol
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