#1
I've never understood how someone can take a guitar that's set up for E or D standard and just drop the bottom string and still sound good. It just ****s up my intonation on the lower frets if I do it. What's the deal?
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#2
Different string gauges and probably the bridge. The thicker the string, the better it is at dropped tuning.
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#3
Quote by leony03
Different string gauges and probably the bridge. The thicker the string, the better it is at dropped tuning.


I use power slinkies in E and Eb and Beefy in D, so I don't think thickness is a problem for me.
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#4
My intonation is usually just about right and I just use D'addrio 10-46s. It's not perfect but it's only barely off at the 12th fret.
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#5
Maybe your frets are the problem. Have you had them checked?
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#6
Quote by leony03
Maybe your frets are the problem. Have you had them checked?


No, my guitars are mid to high end and not that old. I just tried tuning by the lower frets instead of open on the bottom string and now it sounds okay. Open seems to sound alright, too.
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#7
Do you mean going from standard to drop D "On the fly" or tuning a standard guitar for drop D "all the time"?

anyway, the intonation will "move" a little when you drop. You'd have to fine tune the intonation pegs to get it "on the spot"
#8
Quote by t1mman
Do you mean going from standard to drop D "On the fly" or tuning a standard guitar for drop D "all the time"?

anyway, the intonation will "move" a little when you drop. You'd have to fine tune the intonation pegs to get it "on the spot"


I mean from E to drop D and D to drop C on the fly. It was hard for me to tune the string right because the needle was all over the place on the tuner, but like I said, tuning by the frets instead helped.
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ESP LTD EC-401 - DiMarzio D Activator
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Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100
BOSS NS-2
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#9
Quote by HeavyMetalSonic
I mean from E to drop D and D to drop C on the fly. It was hard for me to tune the string right because the needle was all over the place on the tuner, but like I said, tuning by the frets instead helped.

after you drop it enough times you can pluck the e and d strings at the same time and drop the e until it matches the d and it will come out perfect
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