#1
Just got a slide in the mail (woot) so I'm trying to learn "In My Time of Dying" by Led Zeppelin. The tuning is E-A-E-A-C♯-E...which is pretty much open G tuning but a step up. Which I guess is open A.

Problem is, I can't do this tuning without my B string breaking. I'm using 12 gauge strings.

How do I remedy this problem?
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Last edited by Ayses at Oct 1, 2010,
#2
lower gauge strings. or be really really really effing gentle.
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#3
^heh well considering it broke before even getting up to the note, I doubt it will work unless I get lower gauge strings. Speaking of which...what do you think the chances of it breaking on a Les Paul are with 10 gauge strings?
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I'd imagine there'd be a lot of tension in 13's in standard tuning to begin with but you're just increasing the tension even further by going into open tunings, you should lower your gauge.
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I'd imagine there'd be a lot of tension in 13's in standard tuning to begin with but you're just increasing the tension even further by going into open tunings, you should lower your gauge.


By how much? Also, nvm. These are 12s apparently. Are 12s too much?
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13's huh, so you usually play dropped like one octave down or what?
I play in C# Standard quite a bit. They're not floppy at all with 12s.
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#8
Quote by Esparko
I'd imagine there'd be a lot of tension in 13's in standard tuning to begin with but you're just increasing the tension even further by going into open tunings, you should lower your gauge.


.13's are not uncommon at all for acoustics. That's a medium gauge.

OP, Open G with capo on 2nd. Done.
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#9
Long has it right. Use open G then put a capo on the second fret
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