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#5
lol fail
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#7
E standard, drop D.

I honestly have no clue, I use .13 gauge strings in standard. I probably could drop it way down though.
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#8
You might be interested in NST. New standard tuning. Its a strange tuning that Robert Fripp from King Crimson. Ive never used it, but the few people who have seem to really like it.
#9
That doesn't make it really hard to play?

@ the post about NST

you sure a .42 can handle dropping down to C? Also not sure a .09 can handle a drop to G, lol.
Last edited by B.Renegades at Apr 7, 2011,
#11
tuning is not very important, especially when you are trying to be unique, standard will do just fine in most situations unless you are planning on playing stuff written for C standard and below. Again, pitch is relative

EDIT: Also, a unique tuning doesn't make you unique to your audience in any way, they probably wont be able to hear it. Its like changing the scent of your car air freshener to make it look better from the outside.
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Ibanez TK999HT Tube King Distortion
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Last edited by limegut at Apr 7, 2011,
#12
Quote by NakedInTheRain
Wow...that's a pretty brutal tuning there. You sure you can handle that, TS?


I've played in low tunings before just never with light gauged strings. Before I used .11 to .48 and tuned to C# standard. Switched to .09 - .42 because it seems to me thinner strings make sweeping and pinch harmonics easier.
#13
Quote by B.Renegades
I've played in low tunings before just never with light gauged strings. Before I used .11 to .48 and tuned to C# standard. Switched to .09 - .42 because it seems to me thinner strings make sweeping and pinch harmonics easier.

No I mean Eb standard with a dropped D. You'll be playing the same chords as everyone else, but it will be slightly harder!
#14
Not sure I follow.

playing:

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|-7-------------------------|
|-5-------------------------|

on Eb with Dropped D is the same difficulty as playing the same chord in E Standard.
#16
Quote by B.Renegades
Not sure I follow.

playing:

|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-7-------------------------|
|-5-------------------------|

on Eb with Dropped D is the same difficulty as playing the same chord in E Standard.


No, that's G aug (basically). Not a Standard power chord. Don't mix tunings.
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#19
Either way you are fretting 5 on the 6th string and 7 on the 5th string... its the same in both tunings whats the difference??!?!
#21
-.- The only difference would be the lower tuning would have a slightly lower pitch... the actual playing of that power chord would b e the same.
#23
Quote by B.Renegades
Either way you are fretting 5 on the 6th string and 7 on the 5th string... its the same in both tunings whats the difference??!?!


For that chord to be right you need the 1, or the root, and the 5th. That's why it's called a 5 chord. You have a 1 and a sharp 5th, because you basically tuned it to D standard and raised all the top 5 strings a half step (I'm explaining it in Standard tunings, not dropped ones, that's why I chose to talk about D standard instead of dropped D) Now, a root and it's sharp 5th will sound nothing like a root and it's 5th, and by itself it usually sounds off. So you need to know how to use it.

Unless you understood that post, stick to normal tunings.

Also, you trolling?


Quote by B.Renegades
-.- The only difference would be the lower tuning would have a slightly lower pitch... the actual playing of that power chord would b e the same.


If you tuned it to Eb Ab Db Gb bb eb, than you could make that chord work.
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Last edited by biga29 at Apr 7, 2011,
#24
Quote by NakedInTheRain
Okay. I'll take you through one step at a time. Tune your guitar to standard.


okay done
#27
Quote by biga29
No, that's G aug (basically). Not a Standard power chord. Don't mix tunings.


He said same DIFFICULTY, not chord.
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#28
Quote by NakedInTheRain
Now tune your A string to Ab (4th fret on the low E string).


alright, done
#30
Quote by myownenemy
He said same DIFFICULTY, not chord.

Quote by B.Renegades
-.- The only difference would be the lower tuning would have a slightly lower pitch... the actual playing of that power chord would b e the same.


He thinks it will only sound lower.
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#32
Quote by B.Renegades
done


Now call up your local music store and get some theory lessons.
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#36
I don't really know what the "norm" of power chords is, but based on what it sounds like and the music i play I'm going with yes.
#38
Okay it sounds different. So to play a power chord I would need to do:


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|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-6-------------------------|
|-5-------------------------|
#39
Quote by B.Renegades
Okay it sounds different. So to play a power chord I would need to do:


|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-6-------------------------|
|-5-------------------------|

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