#1
my low E and A string feel so loose i use 9-42 ernie balls

heres a link to a video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnlGiKuICj4&feature=youtu.be

in the video i pick each string 3 time in this order EADGBE the i play two power chords

E3 A5 THEN E5 A7 i dont know how many times

then bend every string once on the 7th fret in the same order that i picked them

and i didn't use my amp

PLEASE HELP! and turn your volume up thanks
#2
You're definitely out of tune. What guitar do you have, and has it been properly set up? Are there any issues with your guitar currently? Perhaps give us some pictures/video of your bridge?
#4
Sounds like you are down at least a half-step. They sell basic tuners (like a harmonica) that even most novice can hear/use. But yes, if ur going for straight EADGBE tuning, sounds way off. Just get your low E right, and go from there, as a start. Try playing a riff on your low E that you know, and adjust based off that.
#7
If you are supposed to be in standard, lets try this old method.

Fret the low E at the fifth fret, then play the low E and A one after another, then together. They should be the same pitch.

Same thing with the A and D, the D and G, and the B and the high E. Fret the 4th fret on the G to do this with the G and B.


Edit: This won't let you know if you're actually in E standard exactly, but it'll at least let you know if you're even in any standard tuning. If you're not, then you has an issue.
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Last edited by BigBigWater at Apr 6, 2012,
#8
Quote by BigBigWater
If you are supposed to be in standard, lets try this old method.

Fret the low E at the fifth fret, then play the low E and A one after another, then together. They should be the same pitch.

Same thing with the A and D, the D and G, and the B and the high E. Fret the 4th fret on the G to do this with the G and B.


Doesnt help if his low E isnt in tune....
#9
I use any of half a dozen snark tuners laying around my guitar room and I've had no problems with their accuracy...

You are significantly flat from standard, as near as I can tell you're at about a D5 +25c on the E.
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#11
Quote by Spud Spudly
Go for the $10 blue Snark on Amazon. You'll be happy.


You mean like the one he says he already has above?
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#13
are you sure you're in the right octave as well? if they feel too loose then you might be downtuned
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#14
Quote by Arby911
You mean like the one he says he already has above?

LOL -- I didn't realize that was TS. In that case, learn to use it.