#1
is drop c# tuning;

c#,a,d,g,b,e,?

or

c#,g,c,f,a,d?

im familiar with tunings like drop a and drop b, but ive never used this tuning before so am quite confused,

all help is appreciated
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#2
Drop C# usually refers to C#, G#, C#, F#, A#, and D#.

So basically, you tune your guitar flat, and then tune the low E string to C#, and it plays like Drop D tuning.
#3
Half a step higher than drop C, so C# G# C# F# A# D#
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#7
I've never been to an audition where they tell me what tuning I should put my guitar to.

I'd be wary of these guys.
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I've never been to an audition where they tell me what tuning I should put my guitar to.

I'd be wary of these guys.


They probably just have songs written already that use that tuning. I can relate because I love that tuning, write a lot of songs in it, but don't use it with my band (just use drop D). If I could convince our bassist to do it though, I would love to, so I can see how those guys would try to get that clear right from the onset.
#9
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They probably just have songs written already that use that tuning. I can relate because I love that tuning, write a lot of songs in it, but don't use it with my band (just use drop D). If I could convince our bassist to do it though, I would love to, so I can see how those guys would try to get that clear right from the onset.
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#10
I guess I'll just tag on a question to this thread.

Why is it referred to as C#, and not Db? That's how it works when you tune down half a step from standard to Eb. Is it just a convention thing?
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#11
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I guess I'll just tag on a question to this thread.

Why is it referred to as C#, and not Db? That's how it works when you tune down half a step from standard to Eb. Is it just a convention thing?

I dunno, honestly. I've heard it referred to as both. I think it's because tuners (at least the standard Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner) only do sharp notes and not flats and it becomes habit at that point.

Having said that, I refer to it as Eb standard and not D#... but I also say C# faster than I'll say Db.
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#12
I dunno why but I say sharp over flat. No idea why just habitual at this point I assume.
#13
you can also tune to drop d, and then drop everything half a step
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#14
hmmmm. thats funny. i usually only hear of this tuning on 8 and 7 string guitars :/
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hmmmm. thats funny. i usually only hear of this tuning on 8 and 7 string guitars :/


is it sad that i know it as the misery business tuning?
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#16
i say sharp over flat, i just prefer it tbh, im not really a big fan of this tuning, i much prefer drop b or drop a or even drop c
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hmmmm. thats funny. i usually only hear of this tuning on 8 and 7 string guitars :/

I've never heard it on either... since you'd have to raise the B string a whole step.
#19
it should be called Db as oppose to Csharp, because Db/Csharp major scale can only be written as Db and not Csharp, because otherwise you have to use the same letter twice (on two occasions) in the scale, which is "not allowed" in written music.
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#20
how about putting this simply.

1. tune to Eb.
2. drop Low Eb to match 4th string.
simples.
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#21
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how about putting this simply.

1. tune to Eb.
2. drop Low Eb to match 4th string.
simples.

This. Helloween use this tuning now and then.
#22
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it should be called Db as oppose to Csharp, because Db/Csharp major scale can only be written as Db and not Csharp, because otherwise you have to use the same letter twice (on two occasions) in the scale, which is "not allowed" in written music.
Lolwhat? C# major scale:

C# D# E# F# G# A# B# C#

Also, how is taking about major scales relevant?

On topic, I believe that technically it should be called Db because you are tuning down (and therefore flattening the note) but that's a pretty sketchy reason so I'm not 100% sure if it's true.
#23
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This. Helloween use this tuning now and then.


meh, a few bands do; id list one i like that do, but theyre pst hardocre and peope would get thier hate on still, the good thing about Eb is...SRV!!!!
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