#1
im trying to tune my guitar in DADGAD and i have and electronic tuner, but the tuner displays the string number along with the note i.e 6E 5A etc. i cant seem to alternate tune my guitar. does it matter if im trying to tune the 6th string to D but the tuner days 4D? ive tried taht but it sounds nothign like DADGAD
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#2
what i do is, fret the second fret on the e strings and pluck it and watch the tuner, if it shows d, you're there


edit: sorry, i've been drinking, if you're fretting it, it should sound as a e, but open it'll be a d!
#3
What kind of tuner is it?

I have a GA-30, it's kind of cheap but you can add flats to the notes you're trying to tune to.
#4
Quote by DUP3R
What kind of tuner is it?

I have a GA-30, it's kind of cheap but you can add flats to the notes you're trying to tune to.

yea i have that one. but my guitar teacher said i wouldnt need to use flats. he said those were for somthing different.
ma' gear: -Fender Stratocaster (Mexican) Left-handed
w/ push pull pot and series mod
-Ovation Acoustic-electric
-Vox Valvetronix ad30vt amp w/ effects loop mod
-Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal
-Rocktron short timer delay pedal
-Boss RC-2 Loop pedal
#5
If its like my tuner, it has a "flat" button on it.
To tune in drop D, hit "flat" twice, (one flats=1/2 step, or one fret, down)
then tune your E string. The tuner will display 6E, but it is a step down, making it D.
Sorry if that was confusing, thats how my tuner works.

EDIT: Sorry, I was kind of late, but you do use the flats to tune down.
For 6E string:
1 flat=Eb/D#
2 flats=D
3 flats=Db/C#
4 flats=C
etc.
Last edited by neidnarb11890 at Jun 20, 2006,
#6
Quote by neidnarb11890
If its like my tuner, it has a "flat" button on it.
To tune in drop D, hit "flat" twice, (one flats=1/2 step, or one fret, down)
then tune your E string. The tuner will display 6E, but it is a step down, making it D.
Sorry if that was confusing, thats how my tuner works.

k ill try it
ma' gear: -Fender Stratocaster (Mexican) Left-handed
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-Ovation Acoustic-electric
-Vox Valvetronix ad30vt amp w/ effects loop mod
-Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal
-Rocktron short timer delay pedal
-Boss RC-2 Loop pedal
#7
Doesn't it have a chromatic mode? mine does and it's a cheap garrison something...
#8
^ I'm pretty sure I have the same tuner, and it does have chromatic mode. So what I do is just leave it in chromatic mode and tune using that. Works great when you want to go down to drop Bb (cause the flat funtion on the tuner only works up to B, which is 2.5 steps down from E). I say use chromatic mode
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#9
Quote by onemanarmy9
^ I'm pretty sure I have the same tuner, and it does have chromatic mode. So what I do is just leave it in chromatic mode and tune using that. Works great when you want to go down to drop Bb (cause the flat funtion on the tuner only works up to B, which is 2.5 steps down from E). I say use chromatic mode

mine doesnt have a chromatic mode, i haev a korg ga-30
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-Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal
-Rocktron short timer delay pedal
-Boss RC-2 Loop pedal
#10
If you have flats on your tuner then you will just have to figure out how many half-steps you need to tune down each string to achieve your tuning. Then just use the needed number of flats for each string. If you are tuning some strings to notes that are already present in standard tuning then you will be able to just tune the string until you get the right note (without needing flats).
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