Shredx
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#1
I'm currently at uni and only brought one guitar (my 7 string). I'm currently trying out for a band who use drop B and C, what is the best way to do this on my 7, as I won't be able to bring another guitar up in time, or have one which is suitable for these tunings. I was thinking tuning it down to Drop A and using a capo?
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#2
You could capo it. Or you could tune up. Or suck it up and play in B standard.

But for drop C.... Uhhhhh..... you can tune to GCGCFAD....
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Shredx
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#3
would the tension be too much for tuning up - especially tuning up to Drop C
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#4
For the drop B things, play in B standard, for drop C, well GCGCFAD
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#5
Not for Drop B.

Or you can get some thick strings and go the Baritone 7 way, F#BF#BEG#C#?

Quote by Heideck
For the drop B things, play in B standard, for drop C, well GCGCFAD


That's what I said :|
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#6
The baritone 7 way, may be a better option in the potential long run. Will probably do as you said and play Drop B in standard B, but for convinience atm, may just capo it for drop c

EDIT: what gauge strings would you advise for the Baritone 7 tuning?
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Bugera 333
Zilla 2x12 Fatboy
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#7
ERM i have this problem.. i use the capo on standard tunning for the C.. that's it...
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#8
Quote by Shredx
The baritone 7 way, may be a better option in the potential long run. Will probably do as you said and play Drop B in standard B, but for convinience atm, may just capo it for drop c

EDIT: what gauge strings would you advise for the Baritone 7 tuning?


Get a 6-string set of 13-56 (or 12-56) and buy a 70 for the bottom.
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#10
Double the lowest string.

12-56 + 56 for example- CCGCFAD

beefs up yer chords


If you don't like experimenting I recommend drop C + G/drop B + F# as well
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Last edited by Våd Hamster at Oct 24, 2012,
jeleopard
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#11
We're all repeating ourselves. I'm sure OP gets it. :P
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