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#41
ok I guess the strings go through the body and anchor on the opposite side of the bridge. The advantage of this is that all the tension of the string is limited between the headstock and the bridge which results in a better attack. Since the string is almost 90 at the bridge.

I dont know a disadvantage for this. Probably someone else miht know. PM ave_MC h might tell you.
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#42
I've made a couple up (I think)

I use this one for "Miss You" by Incubus' acoustic version - not sure if it's the one they use. I call it "Easy D" - it basically means you can play a D chord by moving a whole C chord 2 frets up.

D A D A B F#

Tune the bottom down to an octave lower than the 4th, tune the 3rd up to an octave higher than the 5th, and tune the 1st up to 7th fret of the 2nd.

The intro being played as

F#|---------------------------|
B |---------------------------|
A |-----------------------<5>-|
D |-----0-----------0---0-----|
A |---4---4---4---4---4-------|
D |-0-------0---5-------------|


(where <x> is a harmonic), and the chords are -0-5-4-0-3-0- -5-4-0-0-3-0-

...and for a couple of my songs I use this tuning, which I call "Easy C"

C G D G C E

Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd, tune the 6th to 2 octaves below the new 2nd string note, then tune the 5th to an octave below the 3rd.

OR

Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd, tune the 5th down to 3rd fret on the 6th, tune the 6th down to an octave below 5th fret on the 6th. Tune the 2nd to 5th fret on the 3rd.

A C chord can now be played by as -0-0-2-0-0-0-
#43
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how do i tune to half step down e flat...divine intervention by tbs? i think that is wat it was...i will double check...wat would the things be at on teh tuner



That tuning is in the load that Logz put in at the very beginning of this thread.
#44
Is there a way that i can mix tunings so that one guitar is in a low tuning and another in a higher one? If so can you tell me a low tuning that goes good with Drop-D?
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#45
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Is there a way that i can mix tunings so that one guitar is in a low tuning and another in a higher one? If so can you tell me a low tuning that goes good with Drop-D?



You can mix any tunings together as long as you work out how to play certain chords. Drop D works well with DADGAD though. If you tune the whole guitar down to D standard and put an unjoined capo on second fret (ie. a trigger or a kyser - not a wraparound) on all the strings but the thickest, you have a drop D effect but your other chords won't change shape (eg. for a G chord you don't need to play your root note on the 5th fret anymore). If you need an E in the bass though you need to use your thumb.
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#46
Hey. I was wondering; does atleast one string need to be in tune for the standard E A D G B e tuning? I haven't tuned by ear yet, and I'm wondering if the average tuning method listed without any strings in tune is the way to go.
#47
Yeah, to use these methods assume you are already in tune.

I tune by ear because it's quicker and IMO easier than using a tuner, but every now and then I use a tuner to make sure I'm tuned to E rather than slightly flat. it IS possible to learn to tune without using a tuner at all, just by memorising the pitch of the low E string. Logz I believe can do this.
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#48
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Hey. I was wondering; does atleast one string need to be in tune for the standard E A D G B e tuning? I haven't tuned by ear yet, and I'm wondering if the average tuning method listed without any strings in tune is the way to go.


In most cases it has to be. some people can tune by ear and it can be perfect. Some argue if you develop that ability or if it's from birth. but yes, at least one string has to be in tune.

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#49
Nice work on posting the tunings! I have a tuning related question, although it's a lot to do with the gauges.
I have a 7 stringer, and I want to use a 'customised' tuning, namely: G# C# G# C# F# A# D#.
Does anyone have any idea on which gauge is best for this? I was personally thinking
(from 1st to 7th): .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052, and then for my extra Bass string a .064. Is this correct, or do Ï have to use different strings?
(I've got an Ibanez RG 7321, fixed bridge)
#50
how i tune to C a d g b e
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#51
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Nice work on posting the tunings! I have a tuning related question, although it's a lot to do with the gauges.
I have a 7 stringer, and I want to use a 'customised' tuning, namely: G# C# G# C# F# A# D#.
Does anyone have any idea on which gauge is best for this? I was personally thinking
(from 1st to 7th): .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .052, and then for my extra Bass string a .064. Is this correct, or do Ï have to use different strings?
(I've got an Ibanez RG 7321, fixed bridge)

Those sound OK to me.

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Play the E string at the 9th fret and the A string open. Retune the E string to match the A string.
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#52
I just made up a tuning I've descovered can be very nice for slide.

e a d D A E (Low to high)

To tune to this, don't try to tune your sharp strings up to it, downtune them to it. Match the sharp to its opposing low.
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#53
My sister untuned my guitar today by playing with the knobs and I was forced to retune it by ear(I normally borrow my friends electric tuner). I'm so horrible with it, it tooks me 20 minutes and the only way I could do it was referencing to songs I knew how to play. I never can do it that way where you go down to the fifth of each fret(fourth for the g-string).
#54
When the two notes are getting close to each other, the guitar starts to reverberate as the sound waves go in and out of phase.

When the two notes are exactly the same, there are no reverberations, as the sound waves are always in phase, the closer you are to being in tune, the longer the reverberations.

Try playing the 12th fret harmonic on the low E, and the open D, then slowly slackening the E string, you should be able to hear them then.
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#55
I just thought I would add in the strange tuning for 'There There' by Radiohead (on Hail to the Thief). I know it can be played in an open tuning, but this is the way that Thom plays it live:

D B D G B E (I believe this would be open B6 tuning, but I'm not 100% sure)

1. Tune your guitar in standard tuning.
2. Hold the thick E string down at the 7th fret and tune it down until it matches your open A string.
3. Hold the A strign at the 3rd fret and tune it up until it matches the open D string.

To get back into standard tuning follow these steps:

1. Hold the A string at the 5th fret and tune it down until it matches the open D string.
2. Hold the thick E string at the 5th fret and tune it up until it matches your open A string (after you've followed step 1).

I thought I'd offer this because when I was learning from some tabs and watching a live video the tabs were incorrect so I was rather confused. This turns out to be how Thom plays it. Johnny plays in standard tuning though.

Also I have a small question: when I tune by harmonics it seems taht by the end my thin e and b strings are slightly flat, and my thick E is tuned up sharp. I know that I have tuned them perfectly because there is no warble at all or any such sound, but is this normal?
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#56
Just wondering, wouldn't it be possible to tune to like, Drop-D#, by raising all the other strings by half a step? Like,

D# - A# - D# - G# - C- F

Right? I think it's correct. I like it, cause you can do the easy power chords, but the strings aren't too floppy. Does it work, or did I screw up? Is it already on there?
#57

Standard to other tunings

Standard Tuning: E A D G B e
  • Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 5th fret Low E string.
  • Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
  • Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
  • Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
  • Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.



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#58
Hey I need to find out how to tune to FACFCF

could any one tell me how to by saying like "then tune the next string till it is sychronized with the 7th fret of the above string" like that. Any help is appreciated
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#59
Can some one post intrusctions on how to tune:

G G D G B D

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#60
FACFCF

1. Play 4th fret E string and A string open. Retune E string to match A string
2. Play 7th fret D string and G string open. Retune D string to match G string
3. Play 6th fret G string and B string open. Retune G string to match B string
4. Play 4th fret B string and e string open. Retune B string to match e string
5. Play 5th fret B string and e string open. Retune e string to match B string.

GGDGBD

1. Play 2nd fret E string and A string open. Retune E string to match A string.
2. Play E string open and A string open. Retune A string to match E string
3. Play 3rd fret B string and High E open. Retune High E to match 3rd fret B string.

Watch that low E string, you're tuning it up quite a bit, so I'd recommend using very light strings.
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#61
Alright im hopping to get a guitar with a floyd on it
but the tunnings
whats the easiest way to down tune? Do I just un screw the nut?

Or do I have to do more?
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#62
I've never done it myself, but I have friends who play Floyd Roses, and I'm fairly sure you can go to Drop D just by unscrewing the nut, any more than that I think needs complete readjustment to keep the bridge flat.
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#63
Hmm That'll be annoying. Cause when I have it I know im gonna go between Drop C half step and stander... So basically im gonna have to pick one to stay with I guess.
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#64
On my low-pro the fine tuner can go all the way down to D if you screw it up higher than usual when tuning to E
#65
hey guys i rele need help.. i have one of those crappy starter kit tuners that i got with my very first guitar and it only has the ability to tune the guitar into stnadard and drop d (only has ability to tune to E A D G B e). But my problem is that i need to tune into Drop C but i can't do it with this tuner.. and im too poor right now to buy a new tuner..now i've tried doing it by ear but i just can't get all the strings right and i even tried using the tuner on guitar pro 5 but my microphone doesnt pick up the string noise..any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! thnx
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#66
maybe not the best way to do it but try tuning the guitar to drop D, then tuning your low E(now D) down until the 9th fret equals an open A string. then tune the A string down until the 7th fret on the dropped C string equals it open. then tune all the other strings down until the 5th fret on the string before it equals it open except on the B string. then it equals a 4th fret G(now F).
#67
ok well i sat down to try and figure out my problem and i did so i thought id post the solution to it if ne1 else had same problem..so u have the standard keys on the tuner so drop c has some of those keys..just tune those strings accrodingly then work backwards using the tuning by ear solution posted on the first page of this thread..and for the low e string just tune it to D and then go a whole step down from there
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#68
stick a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to drop D,

take it off and tou have drop C
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Alright im hopping to get a guitar with a floyd on it
but the tunnings
whats the easiest way to down tune? Do I just un screw the nut?

Or do I have to do more?


unless you plan to stay in standard tuning the whole time, do NOT get a floyd rose. it can take over 2 hours to tune. sharpen one string and it flattens the rest.
#71
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stick a capo on the 2nd fret and tune to drop D,

take it off and tou have drop C



awesome idea man.

And thanks Logz for the drop C tuning, ive played jane doe like 3 times now =P.
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#72
Well, this is not a big problem, but it's annoying for me. Now I'm playing in open Dmin (DADFAD) and everything is nice, except the 3rd string (F), which makes noise and sounds too muddy on the higher frets. How can I solve that without changing too many things on the bridge?
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#73
In one tab, it says Tune 1 1/2 steps down to C#, so it would be:
C#-G#-C#-F#-A#-D#
or ..?
Thanks!
#74
If that's exactly what it says then it'd be:

C# F# B E G# C#
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#76
Standard; Two whole steps down: C F Bb Eb G C - ( C F A# D# G C )

1. Play the 1st fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 1st fret Low E string.
2. Play the 5th fret A string and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 5th fret A string.
3. Play the 5th fret D string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 5th fret D string.
4. Play the 4th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 4th fret G string.
5. Play the 5th fret B string and the High E string open. Retune the High E string to match the 5th fret B string.
6. Play the 5th fret Low E string and the A string open. Retune the 5th fret Low E to match the A string open.
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#78
For people saying tune down with capos, capos have the capability to slightly detune the guitar so you have to be careful when you're doing this.
#79
Im confused. I know how to tune drop but drop c's got me and on your tuning guid, are we tuning from standard?
#80
Well, as long as the first string you use as a reference is tuned to what it would be in Standard tuning, these guides will work.

So in the case of drop C, as long as the E string is tuned to E, you can use the guide to get to drop C.
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