#1
Hey UG, just changed the strings on my LTD, stretched them properly and retuned maybe 8 or 9 times untill it was stable....and i noticed that when i paly the open B chord on the bottom 3 strings, (btw 13-56 guage) it sound way out of tune. but if i play a fretted chord it sounds perfect. checked the intonation and its spot on. any ideas guys?oh and the trem is blocked so the strings aren't like pulling it up or anything like that.
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#2
It's prolly not tuned right still. Get ever string but the low B tuned up, and then strike an open power chord, and tune the B by ear until it sounds right...I have to do this will all Drop D style tunings, tuning it to a correct D seems to always be out of tune.
#3
^That's actually a good point. A few tuners tend to get retarded as you go down in frequency. What kind of tuner are you using?
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It's prolly not tuned right still. Get ever string but the low B tuned up, and then strike an open power chord, and tune the B by ear until it sounds right...I have to do this will all Drop D style tunings, tuning it to a correct D seems to always be out of tune.


hmm i guess. it was in Drop C before with 10's and it was always fine. i also did try it by ear matching the 5th harmonic on the low b to the 5th harmonic on the high b (4th string) and nada....maybe its still stretching and whatnot
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^That's actually a good point. A few tuners tend to get retarded as you go down in frequency. What kind of tuner are you using?


its a built in tuner to my zoom g2.1u. pretty nice and responsive tuner really. i also have a korg tuner but that is at a buddy's house
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hmm i guess. it was in Drop C before with 10's and it was always fine. i also did try it by ear matching the 5th harmonic on the low b to the 5th harmonic on the high b (4th string) and nada....maybe its still stretching and whatnot


No no, match the B and whatever the A string would be in Drop B( I forget), don't match them to pitch, but match them until they sound like it should, until it sounds smooth.

You know if you are in E standard, and you want to quickly tune to drop D without a tuner, you just strike the E and A, and tune the low E until its in drop D? Same thing here, do that, and it'll work, I promise.
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No no, match the B and whatever the A string would be in Drop B( I forget), don't match them to pitch, but match them until they sound like it should, until it sounds smooth.

You know if you are in E standard, and you want to quickly tune to drop D without a tuner, you just strike the E and A, and tune the low E until its in drop D? Same thing here, do that, and it'll work, I promise.


i usualy hit the E and the D and match them ill still give it a shot though, will update shortly
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