#1
Hi,
So is their a program that can translate say c open g open etc tuning to standard for free? Can't be bothered tuning my guitar and break more string!!
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#2
most songs that are tuned to an open tune are tuned that way for a reason.

learn to tune and you won't break strings doing so.
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#4
Put your guitar in Drop D and learn it that way. Then you'll know how to play it should you ever get a guitar for that tuning.
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#5
and make sure you are tuning it lower not higher, you probably already know this but the only reason why a string would break by tuning is because you were tuning it higher or the string is not setup right.
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The songs I wanna learn are in drop c so I can play that in standard without crazy stretches?


notes are notes dude you can figure it out yourself with a little effort. won't sound the same though regardless of what you do. the pitch in standard will be much higher than written in a tab.
#7
A drop C song can be played quite easily in drop D, it'll just sound a step higher. As for "open" tunings, such as Open G... those tuning are used to achieve chord formations and voicings that simply are not possible (or would require finger-breaking stretches) in standard tuning. Just learn to tune. If your strings are breaking, you're not doing it right. Like Undead said, you won't break a string by tuning down, only by tuning up. And E Standard is pretty much the highest tuning used in popular music. Drop D, Drop C, and Open G all require tuning DOWN from standard, not up.
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Quote by Guitar137335
The songs I wanna learn are in drop c so I can play that in standard without crazy stretches?


No. That's exactly what drop tunings are for, besides hitting lower notes. Playing chords that would require crazy stretches in standard. For example, a common chord I've seen in a lot of drop D/C music is fretted as 5-5-7-9-x-x. In order to play the same chord in standard tuning, it would be fretted 3-5-7-9-x-x. Not many people can nail that stretch. And most who can would rather tune to drop D and not have to.

If the drop C songs that you want to learn are literally nothing but one-finger power chords, then yeah, you could play that in standard. Except that any song like that would almost certainly include some chugging on the open low string, and you won't have the right note for that in standard. You could transpose it, but that's really more work than it's worth. Just use the right tuning for the songs you want to play.
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you can get nice slide on the top strings by tuning the high e to d. hit it with a slide and go. and everything else is the same. and plus you can change it mid song too in a second or two.
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#12
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Hi,
So is their a program that can translate say c open g open etc tuning to standard for free? Can't be bothered tuning my guitar and break more string!!
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I use a Variax. They're on sale and there's a $150 mail-rebate from Line 6 as well.

This is all so easy with a Variax guitar, seriously. Tune the guitar to E standard. There's a dial on the Variax that will give you a selection of alternate tunings using pitch replacement technology for each individual string. Want Open G? Dial it up, and play the guitar as if you'd just picked up a guitar tuned to Open G. What comes out of the amp is Open G. Want Baritone tuning? Rotate the dial to Baritone. Blues G? Same deal. The tension on the string NEVER CHANGES, which means that you can UP tune to mandolin tuning and bend strings.

All of the Variax guitars can be flipped into "virtual capo" mode, which will allow you to tell the guitar what tuning you want within a few seconds, and then save it to one of the presets.

Note that you'll want to have the volume up on the amp just high enough to drown out whatever's coming acoustically from the fretboard; otherwise it'll sound a little weird.
#13
Learn how to tune a guitar. No way open C or G should break strings. I'm a slide guitarist and use open tunings all the time. You're only talking about small changes.
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I use a Variax. They're on sale and there's a $150 mail-rebate from Line 6 as well.

This is all so easy with a Variax guitar, seriously. Tune the guitar to E standard. There's a dial on the Variax that will give you a selection of alternate tunings using pitch replacement technology for each individual string. Want Open G? Dial it up, and play the guitar as if you'd just picked up a guitar tuned to Open G. What comes out of the amp is Open G. Want Baritone tuning? Rotate the dial to Baritone. Blues G? Same deal. The tension on the string NEVER CHANGES, which means that you can UP tune to mandolin tuning and bend strings.

All of the Variax guitars can be flipped into "virtual capo" mode, which will allow you to tell the guitar what tuning you want within a few seconds, and then save it to one of the presets.

Note that you'll want to have the volume up on the amp just high enough to drown out whatever's coming acoustically from the fretboard; otherwise it'll sound a little weird.


i haven't done the variax thing at all, but i imagine i would go crazy playing in EADGBE and actually hearing another note coming through. what is that like.
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i haven't done the variax thing at all, but i imagine i would go crazy playing in EADGBE and actually hearing another note coming through. what is that like.


Either play loud or use headphones.
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Can you change the pups in the Variax or are you stuck with whatever they come with and have to rely on pup modeling? Most of us tend to be pretty finicky with pup choices.
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Either play loud or use headphones.


i understsand that it could be audibly blocked out, you still feel the different vibrations on the guitar.

i know it would drive me nuts if there were any differences.

you cant tell me that E chord would be different than all of the strings sounding like than an open G, the string vibration would be just hitting the strings open and hearing a chord?

hell if it does it for you good, but i don't think its for me.


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#18
Can it model a boutique pup? It may be able to simulate a different type of pup (ie s/c, humbucker, etc) but can it do Rio Grande, or Lollar, or BKP, etc? Some of us aren't satisfied with generic pups and spend a lot of time and money finding just the right pup.
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