Ok well i was wondering if i could downtune my guitar to drop D...i have .10 gauge strings on...will i have to have my guitar setup to do that or no? I wanna learn a song for this girl i like and she loves the song whatever by godsmack so i want it to sound good
yes u can dowtune to drop d without the need for truss rod adjustment etc
Yeah, you can do it. You only need to be careful when you tune it down to drop C or lower stuff like that.
O ok thanks...ive never downtuned before so will i be able to use a cheap tuner to do it?
Are you only dropping the low E string? Or all of them to drop D, I tuned into drop C with a cheap tuner and it worked fine, try it and see how it sounds, and make little adjustments here and there.
i donno...im gunna tune whatever i need to do "whatever" by godsmack...wut would it look like on the tuner if i did that?
well it depends some tuners only help you tune to standard. but if it shows the note ur playing then u should be fine. i always thought that godsmack tuned to drop C. which is drop D. then 1 step down but. w/e
You can do it with even the cheapest of tuners, since you will already have a 'd' programed into it (for EA(D)GBe) tuning to drop c cant be more tricky, scince not all tuners has a 'c' programed into it. if you cant get a hold of a tuner, you can use the frets to tune it. Assuming you know that the 5th fret on the low E string produces the same sound as an open A string, move your finger up to 7 on the E and play it and tune it until it sounds like the open A string.