#1
i was playing unholy confession when i realized i was tuned to drop c. i thought about it and got out my capo. i put it on my second fret over all the strings. when i checked if the fattest string was tuned correctly, it wasn't. shouldn't it be because drop c is just drop d tuned down?
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#2
you'd have to have the capo on the 4th fret of the low e.
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#3
what gauge do you use?

make sure you arent bending the strings with the capo...

check to make sure your intonation is set up correctly
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#4
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you'd have to have the capo on the 4th fret of the low e.

that'll put it at E. the song he wants to play is drop D, so it'd only need to go on the 2nd fret.

anyways, make sure you're drop C is in tune. I think there may be some extra pressure pressing on the strings making the strings go a little sharp.
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#5
well i'm using .10s and the capo is bending a strings a bit. can you get weaker capos?
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#6
mikeyelite is mistaken. Yes a capo on the second fret would raise it one step and indeed make the SAME EXACT thing as drop d just now your guitar is two frets shorter and more confusing to play.

About the tuning, if your strings are bending because they are loose, you could re-tune. I dont see the point in this but I'm sure there is some instances where you would do this.

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#7
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that'll put it at E. the song he wants to play is drop D, so it'd only need to go on the 2nd fret.

anyways, make sure you're drop C is in tune. I think there may be some extra pressure pressing on the strings making the strings go a little sharp.

momentary confusion, sorry. thank you for correcting
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#8
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you'd have to have the capo on the 4th fret of the low e.

Wrong. It's second fret.
Drop D is D A D G B E
Drop C is C G C F A D
The difference is 2 frets.

TS, how much is your tuning off?
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#9
TS, how much is your tuning off?



it's about a half step sharp.
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#10
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it's about a half step sharp.

It's probably that your drop C tuning is off a bit or it could be your capo bending the strings a bit. When they are that loose, the slightest bend in the string can make a lot of difference. Your best option would be to just tune up the strings.
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#11
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it's about a half step sharp.


What kind of capo are you using? If you use a big acoustic capo on an electric it goes crazy sharp like this. Switching to an adjustable capo will make it go much less sharp.
#12
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What kind of capo are you using? If you use a big acoustic capo on an electric it goes crazy sharp like this. Switching to an adjustable capo will make it go much less sharp.


yea i'm using an acoustic capo.
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#13
might want to get higher gauge strings because having 10s for Drop C just makes the strings all loose and when you put that capo on, it would bend the strings to a slightly different note. Im pretty sure thats your problem
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#15
i found a better capo that works fine. if i leave it on for extended periods would i hurt anything?
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#16
I've never had any problems. It should be fine.
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#17
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might want to get higher gauge strings because having 10s for Drop C just makes the strings all loose

i was thinking about switching to .11s but would i be able to tune to standard then?
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#18
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i was thinking about switching to .11s but would i be able to tune to standard then?


I had .12s and was tuned to D standard but E standard worked too, just tune it carefully so you don't snap anything.

I use .11s for E standard now.
#20
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Well I think SRV used .12's for Standard so probably.

actually on wiki it says he used .13s alot. but who knows, its wikipeida after all.
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#21
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actually on wiki it says he used .13s alot. but who knows, its wikipeida after all.



He used 13s on Eb tuning.... I dont think he played in standard
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