#1
Hi,
I have been changing my strings tuning (is that the right word?) down half a step so I can play along to sweet child o mine but have often changed back to standard because I wanted to play other songs...and then I change back again...
But does doing this too much ruin your strings? I wouldn't care that much if they snapped because all I have to do is buy new ones. But if they sound worse then I won't be able to KNOW there's something wrong.
So, what does changing the strings' tuning too much do?
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#2
no. but if you go from drop Ab to standard and back to drop C then to drop G...thats ruining them, going from halfstep to standard is perfectly fine
Gear:
Dean Flying V
Franciscan Model A ClassicalGuitar
Ibanez Acoustic
Dean Acoustic Bass EABG
Mitchell Mu-70 Ukulele
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Korg Kaossilator
Yamaha Keyboard
Boss Metal Core
Fishman RareEarth Humbucker
#3
Kay, thank you very much
damn, just realised I left my tuner at my guitar teachers house
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#4
Quote by IIjakeH
Kay, thank you very much
damn, just realised I left my tuner at my guitar teachers house

use a piano

or use a ukulele like i do!
Gear:
Dean Flying V
Franciscan Model A ClassicalGuitar
Ibanez Acoustic
Dean Acoustic Bass EABG
Mitchell Mu-70 Ukulele
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Korg Kaossilator
Yamaha Keyboard
Boss Metal Core
Fishman RareEarth Humbucker
#5
Quote by dylman06
use a piano

or use a ukulele like i do!

I don't have either
And I find it very difficult to tune by ear.
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#6
look online....there are many online tuners that should do the trick for you
#7
Quote by IIjakeH
I don't have either
And I find it very difficult to tune by ear.


just practice it, http://www.chordbook.com/guitartuner.php
Gear:
Dean Flying V
Franciscan Model A ClassicalGuitar
Ibanez Acoustic
Dean Acoustic Bass EABG
Mitchell Mu-70 Ukulele
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Korg Kaossilator
Yamaha Keyboard
Boss Metal Core
Fishman RareEarth Humbucker
#8
I'm trying to use it but am struggling because when you play a chord it sound so wrong but when I play 1 string it sounds like the tuner
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#9
Quote by IIjakeH
I'm trying to use it but am struggling because when you play a chord it sound so wrong but when I play 1 string it sounds like the tuner


the g,b,and e strings are the problem, most guitars have to have the g tuned down smaller than a semi-tone and then tune the b and e to it
Gear:
Dean Flying V
Franciscan Model A ClassicalGuitar
Ibanez Acoustic
Dean Acoustic Bass EABG
Mitchell Mu-70 Ukulele
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Korg Kaossilator
Yamaha Keyboard
Boss Metal Core
Fishman RareEarth Humbucker
#11
Quote by dylman06
the g,b,and e strings are the problem, most guitars have to have the g tuned down smaller than a semi-tone and then tune the b and e to it

Yeah, they're the ones I'm struggling on. It doesn't help that I have a floating bridge either
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#12
Quote by IIjakeH
Yeah, they're the ones I'm struggling on. It doesn't help that I have a floating bridge either


i have a floating bridge but i can tune it perfectly...:P practice
Gear:
Dean Flying V
Franciscan Model A ClassicalGuitar
Ibanez Acoustic
Dean Acoustic Bass EABG
Mitchell Mu-70 Ukulele
Line 6 Spider III 30W
Korg Kaossilator
Yamaha Keyboard
Boss Metal Core
Fishman RareEarth Humbucker