#1
I'm trying to tune my electric guitar to drop D tuning but my E string keeps breaking when I do. I'm using the standard strings that came with the guitar..is this a problem? Because when i tune it the string gets really, really tight and im afraid its going to break and it ususally does...am i doing anythign wrong? and any tips?
#2
Quote by Fish09
I'm trying to tune my electric guitar to drop D tuning but my E string keeps breaking when I do. I'm using the standard strings that came with the guitar..is this a problem? Because when i tune it the string gets really, really tight and im afraid its going to break and it ususally does...am i doing anythign wrong? and any tips?

Drop D tuning is going downwards, not upwards. If you go upwards you would be going up six steps instead of the downward one.
#3
Yes you are. Youre tuning the string UP, which is really, really, REALLY bad. You need to tune the string down. Only one step down too, as opposed to the 7 steps up that you were trying to do.
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#5
To clarify, when they say tune "upwards" they mean "make the string tighter"

And so to get Drop D, you need to tune "down" or make the string looser, which makes a lower sound.
#7
Yeah what these guys have been explaining Drop D , Drop C , D Tuning , C tuning half step the most common tunings are tuning the string down not up. (im pretty sure the most you will tune up is if your playing slide)
#8
Here's a tip for tuning to DROP D: Do a harmonic on the low E string on the 7th fret, then without stopping the harmonic on the E, do a harmonic on the A string, 12th fret, without stopping it. Then tune your low E down until the harmonics stop 'waving' or 'beating.' If the 'waves' get faster, go the opposite direction you were tuning. If it gets slower, your doing it right.

#9
unless it says "tune up," like with the Half step UP tuning, will you tune past E standard. DROP, well, what happens when you DROP something? It falls, goes down, etc.

I had to post something in here, even though its been answered like 20 times.
#10
Not gonna lie this was pretty dumb.

If you don't know how to DROP to D, maybe you shouldn't be going out of standard yet.
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#11
Drop D... DROP D... why do you think tuning up means drop? drop means to lower.
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#12
you should never tune up your guitar from standard accept on the case of this

c......e
g......a
c.......d
g.......g
c........b
c........e

as you see here c resembles e and g resembles a and so on and so forth

the b sting is tuned up to c(which is scary to do)

i do think you should all try this tuning
it sounds amazing with bar chords and stumming them all open makes a WICKED sound!