#1
Is it possible to tune higher than E standard?
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#3
of course its possible...u tighten the strings.... is this recommended?? not unless u use super light strings, like .9 MAX.
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#4
Sure. I think Bachman Turner Overdrive tuned to E#. If you go much higher you might need a lighter gauge string like .008s or something.
#5
anyone know any songs in higher tunings?
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#6
Anything with a capo is in a higher tuning.
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Quote by fretz86
Sure. I think Bachman Turner Overdrive tuned to E#. If you go much higher you might need a lighter gauge string like .008s or something.



That tuning doesn't exist. It's E to F
#9
Theoretically, yeah, you can tune up all you want ('till your strings break, anyway).
The only two common tunings I can think of off the top of my head that are higher than standard are open E and open A.
#11
OOOOOOOR you can tune to standard, capo, there you go.

I don't see the benifits of having a higher sounding chord unless your using a capo, wont really make it sound HAPPIER, at least with drop tunings, it could make it sound more metal or heavier.

you can always play your chord higher on the fretboard, you can only play it so low on the fretboard :P, if your going to tune up though man, try getting some .8's, those things are SUPER light.
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#12
Thanks I'm aware that E# and F are enharmonics but that is the way I have seen it written for BTO songs.
#14
Quote by DrDeathjeans
anyone know any songs in higher tunings?


Yes. The Big Money by Rush. Alex Lifeson tuned his guitar up to F#.
#15
why put the tension on the neck of the guitar when you could use a capo
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#16
Quote by DrDeathjeans
anyone know any songs in higher tunings?


i know staind did some songs with higher tunings on their "Shades of Gray" album. i wasn't a fan of that cd at all, but i always thought it was cool that mushok actually tuned up instead of down.
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#17
Paul Gilbert did it on a Mr Big song to get the keyboard riff, I think. No reason why you can't just stick a capo on there though.
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#19
Tuning up has the same effect on the neck as using heavier strings. It's fine for the neck as long as it's adjusted properly. When using a capo, you're limiting yourself in the upper frets and it throws some people off. There's nothing bad about it. Yes, you can use a capo for instant gratification, but that doesn't work for everyone.