#1
hey guys just had a quick question. I usually play in standard tuning but I then began to play in Eb. The question is... should I have to adjust my truss rod or intonation if I want to play in Eb tuning full time? I mean its only half step lower, should this even make a big difference in adjustments? Or should I just leave it and just tune it back and forth without adjusting anything.
#2
It should be fine. You might need a very slight intonation adjustment, but probably not.
If you have a Floyd you'll need to re-set the trem angle.
#3
What kind of bridge do you have. I have a tune-o-matic and it can take tuning changes easily, but a Floyd-rose is more complicated.
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#5
THen there shoudn't be much of a problem. I have an sg and i change tune to Eb all the time.
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#6
I have my Epi LP tuned to Eb permanently (well, sometimes I go drop-Db).
When I had some work done on it (primarily a tuner and pick-up change), the guy set it up properly again at no extra charge and took into account the Eb tuning. It does play better now.

Not that it was bad before, but the action is much nicer now.
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#7
Going from E to Eb should not need any adjustments with a fixed bridge. If the guitar has a trem then grab your tools and if you have not done it before prepare for a couple hours re-adjusting the bridge to level.
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#8
all i did to my tele was adjust the intonation a little. the change in string tension isnt as dramatic as going to a different gauage, in my opinion.
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#9
If the neck starts to buzz badly then you will need to adjust the truss rod. Otherwise leave it be.
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#10
^No, thats incorrect. If you get alot of fret buzz, depending on where it is where you have to adjust, either the bridge of the neck, mostly its the bridge.
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#11
Quote by JoePerry4life
^No, thats incorrect. If you get alot of fret buzz, depending on where it is where you have to adjust, either the bridge of the neck, mostly its the bridge.


And how is that incorrect? The guy is lowering the tuning. Not the string height.
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