Poll: should i change my tunning from BEADG to EADGC?
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View poll results: should i change my tunning from BEADG to EADGC?
change to EADGC
18 55%
Stay with BEADG
15 45%
Voters: 33.
#1
Hey im thinking of changing my 5 strings tunning to EADGC beacuse of more cordal and soloing opprunities, ect.

anyway im taking to this poll to see if you guys think if its a good idea.

(oh yeah don't tell me stuff like you have to buy new strings/new nut i got that sorted)

Thanks
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#2
do it if you dont mind losing the low B. i always thought it was a bit thick to work with TBH, but personal preference.
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#3
TBH?

i think i might do it beacuse i dont use the low b with my band
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#4
I would say go EADGC if your band doesn't use the B much. If you do really want those notes desperately, you could always drop your tuning a bit.

I don't really see the point of a B string unless your guitarists use 7 strings anyway.
#5
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TBH?


to be honest*

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I would say go EADGC if your band doesn't use the B much. If you do really want those notes desperately, you could always drop your tuning a bit.

I don't really see the point of a B string unless your guitarists use 7 strings anyway.


my band plays in A (AEAD) and with my B dropped to an A, i get the same feel as droptuning my 4 string on the B, and no floppy EADG
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#6
I like C strings... but it depends on what you like. Try it out you can always change them.
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#7
Hmm,if u like booming sounds from the big amp cabinets (mebbe for openin gigs),and go
super deep with ur errm,..boom,then u might wanna stay with BEADG..
but u mentioned that u wanna play solos,then i suggest u change them yea!!.
#8
if you only use the B string for playing up then neck and whatnot, then i'd go EADGC..

and maybe downtune a bit, like DGCFA# or something...
#9
Quote by 4string-tsurigi
if you only use the B string for playing up then neck and whatnot, then i'd go EADGC..

and maybe downtune a bit, like DGCFA# or something...
Tuning from B offers many advantages, such as no drop D, the bottom E is much more punchy played at the 5th fret (B string), riffs played on the B string above the 5th fret are more audible than on the E string below the 5th fret.
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#10
If your guitarist is using a distortion, the high C won't cut through at all... IMO I would leave the tuning to BEADG
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#11
Stay with BEADG
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#12
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couldnt agree more. i played my 5 string through a SVTpro300 head and an ampeg 4x10 cab yesterday, and that low b was immacualte.

i would go eadgc, but thats mostly because i already have a beadg. plus, ive been playing chord progressions like crazy lately, trying to build up some composition skill.
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#13
BEADGC.

If you do lots of solo/chordal work, a high C is good, for band stuff.. low B rules.
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#16
Guys:

As much as i like BEADG, and i find if someone asks "which do you think is more useful?", ill answer that:

The dude said he wants to do more CHORDING and SOLOING, hence the High C would be a lot smarter of a choice imo.