#1
When I drop D tune, the Sixth (Top) (changed from E to D) string becomes difficult to pluck/sound.

Is it supposed to be like that??

It's really annoying.

Whats the best way around it?
#2
are u lowering it to Drop D? either that or it could be ur bridge or guitar specs
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#3
What makes it difficult? Is it loose? Be specific as to why it is difficult.
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#5
its called "drop D", so you have to lower the pitch of the string by loosening it rather than tightening it.
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#6
Well, that is your problem, you are supposed to lower the string to D. I'm surprised the string didn't break.
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#7
Umm, you should not tighten it. It should be loosened just a whole step. That sounds like your problem.
#8
Thats pretty hard to do though!

Normally if i loosen it goes to a seventh string B sound (my guitar is not seven stringed)

anymore loose and it'll be too slack.
#9
yeah i got it rite on the first post!
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#10
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Thats pretty hard to do though!

Normally if i loosen it goes to a seventh string B sound (my guitar is not seven stringed)

anymore loose and it'll be too slack.

It shouldn't be too loose if you only go to D.
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#12
tune to stardard, now, lower the e string 2 frets, so that when you fret a 2, it sounds like an e
#13
K thanks.

I'll try it out in a bit.

I cant tune by ear so I use a Korg tuner that i got for £15.

Hopefully it should be able to display D on the top string as well.

Thanks a bunch!

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#14
Dude. Drop d is when you drop your LOW E string [The bottom string] to D. Double drop is when you tune both Ds down. It isn't NECESSARY to do double drop D though, dude.
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#15
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Dude. Drop d is when you drop your LOW E string [The bottom string] to D. Double drop is when you tune both Ds down. It isn't NECESSARY to do double drop D though, dude.

Dumbass, he already knows.
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#16
I'm really surprised your string didn't snap and you managed to tune it a minor seventh above the intended note. But yeah, you've figured it out so I'll leave you be.
#17
Dude. Drop d is when you drop your LOW E string [The bottom string] to D. Double drop is when you tune both Ds down. It isn't NECESSARY to do double drop D though, dude.


Low E is the TOP string!! The SIXTH string. The THICKEST one. Drop D lets you play power chords with one finger.

I'm really surprised your string didn't snap and you managed to tune it a minor seventh above the intended note. But yeah, you've figured it out so I'll leave you be.


I'm surprised as well! but that string is pretty thick, not sure what gauge it is tho cuz the strings were on the guitar when i got it. They are D'Addario strings.
#18
Quote by Wraith1987
Low E is the TOP string!! The SIXTH string. The THICKEST one. Drop D lets you play power chords with one finger.


I'm surprised as well! but that string is pretty thick, not sure what gauge it is tho cuz the strings were on the guitar when i got it. They are D'Addario strings.

Im gonna fill you in on a little secret. Even though the low E is on the top, it is considered the bottom string.

And on most occasions when a guitar comes with D'Addarios they are 9 gauge strings.
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#19
Lol thanks for the info on the strings.

Dunno most guitar books/articles ive read have mentioned it as the top string... i think...

Of course in tablature its the bottom string, i know that.

Thx anyway.
#20
Just press the b button twice on your Korg tuner and down tune the thick E string untill it's D .