#1
I am currently playing Pearl Jam - Daughter on acoustic where the low E is tuned up to a G

The problem with this is it puts strain on the head aswell as the string. Can anyone recommend the best light strings to tune the E to a G?

Thanks for any help

Grant
#2
Capo?
And why would you buy extra strings for just one song?

But if you really want to buy extra strings just look out for your usual string gauge but with a lighter e string gauge
#3
Don't bother tuning up your guitar if you can just get a capo.
It's useful, and you'll need it more than new strings.
Should be cheaper too I think.
#4
Capo is pretty useless when the tuning is GGDGBD though...he's just asking about low E string.
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#5
Spider Capo? Can Capo just the strings you want to achieve the tuning you want.
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#6
I'd probably consider going down to like a .048, or even a .046, for your low E in that case. Tuning up is going to cause a lot more tension, as you mentioned. Getting a lower gauge string should help make this even out.

This is assuming you're using a .053 (or something similar).

About the only thing I would recommend is maybe try to find another song that works in this tuning, or even considering working something up yourself in this tuning. That way, its a bit more justifiable. You won't have to tune and retune song after song. I did a lot of Michael Hedges stuff for a while that required a lot of tuning, it really breaks ups the flow of things if you're not careful and quick.
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#7
iband, this song worth the efforts.
had the same problem when i came to play this (awesome) song.
My solution was just leaving the E string standart tuned. the E string in this song is mostly used open, which makes it a bit pain in the ass buy playable.
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#9
Quote by iband48
I'd probably consider going down to like a .048, or even a .046, for your low E in that case. Tuning up is going to cause a lot more tension, as you mentioned. Getting a lower gauge string should help make this even out.

This is assuming you're using a .053 (or something similar).

About the only thing I would recommend is maybe try to find another song that works in this tuning, or even considering working something up yourself in this tuning. That way, its a bit more justifiable. You won't have to tune and retune song after song. I did a lot of Michael Hedges stuff for a while that required a lot of tuning, it really breaks ups the flow of things if you're not careful and quick.



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#11
Quote by XianXiuHong
Why not just tune the rest of your strings a minor third down and transpose/refinger?

This. Tuning up strings seems risky for neck tension.