#1
Hi

I have to tune all strings down 4 semitones for a singer - without going into it there is no alternative (capo, re-arranging etc.) so Im just inquiring what the best strings to do this would be. Would you be best go heavy gauge ?

Thanks
Pete
#2
Okay... E is

E
B
G
D
A
E

E Flat is that but dropped HALF a semi-tone... so half of 1 step.

Eb/D#
Bb/A#
Gb/F#
Db/C#
Ab/G#
Eb/D# - It's called Eb 'E flat' but, my tuner calls it D# 'D sharp'. Same difference.

Dropped D

E
B
G
D
A
D

Dropped Db a.k.a C#

Eb/D#
Bb/A#
Gb/F#
Db/C#
Ab/G#
Db/C#

Dropped C sees... 'And now we get to the good stuff and my point and step by step break down from E Standrad tuning.' With Dropped C you get;

D <- It starts here on the thin/high string. A full tone down from E standard but just a semi-tone down from Eb/D#.
A
F
C <- Like Dropped D and Dropped Db/C#, this note is the same as the 'route note?' - the big chunky one.
G
C <- C/See... 'Get it?'

This see's all the strings just going one full semi tone lower than dropped D... 11/48 Guage. <- That one right there.
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Last edited by treborillusion at Jan 18, 2012,
#3
Quote by treborillusion
Okay... E is

E
B
G
D
A
E

E Flat is that but dropped HALF a semi-tone... so half of 1 step.

Eb/D#
Bb/A#
Gb/F#
Db/C#
Ab/G#
Eb/D# - It's called Eb 'E flat' but, my tuner calls it D# 'D sharp'. Same difference.

Dropped D

E
B
G
D
A
D

Dropped Db a.k.a C#

Eb/D#
Bb/A#
Gb/F#
Db/C#
Ab/G#
Db/C#

Dropped C sees... 'And now we get to the good stuf and my point and step by step break down from E Standrad tuning.'

D <- It starts here on the thin/high string. A full tone down from E standard but just a step down from Eb.
A
F
C <- Like Dropped D and Dropped Db/C#, this note is the same as the 'route note?' - the big chunky one.
G
C <- C/See... 'Get it?'

This see's all the strings just going one full semi tone lower than dropped D... 11/48 Guage. <- That one right there.

He wasn't asking what the tuning was. Just what strings to use.

TS, classical strings are regularly gauged like steel acoustic or electric strings are. Just find the highest tension strings you can find. It'll be very, very loose.
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#4
Good luck with this. Classical guitars are designed to use nylon strings. They get their volume from lightweight construction. Sounds like you need a baritone classical guitar.
#5
11/48 lol, oh. Well, that was fun anyway... Writing all that.
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#6
I think he meant string gauges...

I would go with the electric equivalent of .13s
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Highway One Telecaster
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