#1
SO, i took my guitar in a few days ago to get it set up. ive had it for ayear and I just now finally decided to get it set up anyway, when i dropped it off they asked me what tunings i use. i play drop d and c, but mostly drop d.

so, i just said to set it up a full step down (drop c).

was that the correct way to do it? or should I have just asked them to set it for standard tuning (drop d, except for the low e, obviously).

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#2
Drop C is CGCFAD. Drop D is DADGBE.

You said you play drop D more, so you probably should've got them to tune it in E standard. Because from drop C you're going to have to bring everything up a step.
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#3
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You said you play drop D more, so you probably should've got them to tune it in E standard. Because from drop C you're going to have to bring everything up a step.


Or just capo the 2nd fret
#4
A full stp down is D standard tunning.

You should have told hm drop D tuning if thats what you use most.

E standard - E,A,D,G,B,e
Drop D - D,A,D,G,B,e

D standard - D,G,C,F,A,d
Drop C - C,G,C,F,A,d

Or click this for an extensive list of tunning and their names http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_tunings
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Last edited by srob7001 at Oct 7, 2009,
#5
why, if you mostly play drop d, would you decide to get them to set it up for a step dowm? >.>...
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why, if you mostly play drop d, would you decide to get them to set it up for a step dowm? >.>...



because i figured it would be easier to play a guitar in standard that was set up for a full step, rather than playing a full step down that was set up for standard.

but to the above post, i told them to set it up for a full step down, which is drop d standard. ill just drop the low d whenever i want.

and yes, i know all the tunings and what notes they are, i was just trying to generalize them. (drop is pretty much standard, and drop c is pretty much a full step, except for 1 string on both)

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#7
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because i figured it would be easier to play a guitar in standard that was set up for a full step, rather than playing a full step down that was set up for standard.

but to the above post, i told them to set it up for a full step down, which is drop d standard. ill just drop the low d whenever i want.

and yes, i know all the tunings and what notes they are, i was just trying to generalize them. (drop is pretty much standard, and drop c is pretty much a full step, except for 1 string on both)


A full step down is not called drop d standard. You are combining d standard and drop D.

A drop tunning (drop D, or drop C) only referes to dropping the low sting down.
Where D standard would mean to tune all the strings down 1 step.

If he sets up the guitar to d standard and you then drop the low string down a step you are now in what is called Drop C tunning. Not Drop C standard, just Drop C.
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Last edited by srob7001 at Oct 7, 2009,
#8
Quote by srob7001
A full step down is not called drop d standard. You are combining d standard and drop D.

A drop tunning (drop D, or drop C) only referes to dropping the low sting down.
Where D standard would mean to tune all the strings down 1 step.

If he sets up the guitar to d standard and you then drop the low string down a step you are now in what is called Drop C tunning. Not Drop C standard, just Drop C.


yea i know, i just described it poorly. he is setting it up for d standard.

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