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thebassmaster
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okay, the last one had about 15 or 16 different tunings in so steve merged it with the thread in the archive to keep them together and im going to start again..

the link to all the other tunings is here ......

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18162

and, fighter-pilot , i answered your question in there too

so if you have any more questions, or need help with a tuning, could you post it here please?

thanks

matt
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hehe no question this time....just wanna say THANKS MAN!! u're a great help to us idiots lol

thanks matt
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ok I now this one is kinda stupid, but I recently got the creed "weathered" book and some of the tunings throw me off mainly this one...

DADADD....

the thing is that the B string is tuned up to a D and I was wondering if it would be better to just switch strings so that there is less tension on the B string or what cuz I don't wanna like break a string while tuning that would be kinda embarissing...

any help is appreciated
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Originally posted by scroungemonkeys
ok I now this one is kinda stupid, but I recently got the creed "weathered" book and some of the tunings throw me off mainly this one...

DADADD....

the thing is that the B string is tuned up to a D and I was wondering if it would be better to just switch strings so that there is less tension on the B string or what cuz I don't wanna like break a string while tuning that would be kinda embarissing...

any help is appreciated


hmmmm well, tuning to d from b if 1 and a half steps up. if you dont want to do that, the only way is to tune to b, f#, b, f#, b, b ( dropped everything oone and half steps down, apart from the b string) and whack a capo on the third fret.

i have never tuned one and a half steps up before. i think ill try it now......... okay, i managed it fine and i tuned it to a d

play the 7th fret on low e and open a, then retune the low e string
play the 7th fret on d and open g, then retune the g string
play the 3rd fret on b and open e, then retunt the high e string
play open high e (now a d) and open b, then retune the b (im not guaranteeing responsibility for the string, i hardly ever drop tune, but it seemed okay when i try it)

ok, someone double check and point out if i have made any errors
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I would like to play sum linkin park songs but i dunno how the **** to tune it into Drop D tuning... ne ideas?

Yes, i know im an idiot
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you mean D A D G B E ?

if so, play the 7th fret on the E string and open A and retune the E string till it sounds the same as the a string and hey presto.

enjoy
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I love to play metallica songs but i can't get the drop C tuning figured out, so i can't get the right sound at the moment. a little help please.......
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drop c (c g c f a d)

from normal tuning, play the third fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the third fret of e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e

play the seventh fret on your low e string and open a (which now should be g). detune the e till it sounds the same as the a string. the tuning should now be C G C F A D.
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hey, trying to get this dashboard song.

tuning: Db Ab Db Ab Db Db

could you help me out.

thankx
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Originally posted by dead_kennedy
hey, trying to get this dashboard song.

tuning: Db Ab Db Ab Db Db

could you help me out.

thankx


i can


oh, you want me to do it for you?

Db Ab Db Ab Db Db

1)play the 4th fret on low e and open a, then retune the a string.
2)play the 7th fret on low e and open a, then retune the e string
3) play the 5th fret on a, and open d, then retune the d string.
4) play the 7th fret on your d and open g, then retune the g string
5)play the 5th fret on g, and open b, then retune the b string.
6)play open b and open high e then retune the high e string.

i take it the b and e are meant to be the same notes?

and could someone double check, or dead kennedy, after youve tried it, could you clarify it? thanks
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After looking all over this whole forum I can't find one of the more basic tunings....Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb....Could someone please tell me how to get tuned to this?
Oh and I know tune it down half a step...but does that mean that I tune down to the 6th fret? With all the strings?
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tuning down half a step (d# g# c# f# a# d#)

from normal tuning, play the forth fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e. then play the bottom e and the top e, and detune the top till it sounds the same as the bottom.


and you are half right with your suggestion. you can do it this way to.

1) play the sixth fret on E and open A, and retune the E.
2) tune the rest to the fifth fret(with the exception of b, which is the forth) starting from fifth on E and open A, then retune the A, fifth fret on A, then open D, then retune the d, fifth on d and open g, then retune the g, forth on g and open b, then retune the b, fifth on b and high e, then retune high e.


hope that helps
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Originally posted by thebassmaster
hmmmm well, tuning to d from b if 1 and a half steps up. if you dont want to do that, the only way is to tune to b, f#, b, f#, b, b ( dropped everything oone and half steps down, apart from the b string) and whack a capo on the third fret.

i have never tuned one and a half steps up before. i think ill try it now......... okay, i managed it fine and i tuned it to a d

play the 7th fret on low e and open a, then retune the low e string
play the 7th fret on d and open g, then retune the g string
play the 3rd fret on b and open e, then retunt the high e string
play open high e (now a d) and open b, then retune the b (im not guaranteeing responsibility for the string, i hardly ever drop tune, but it seemed okay when i try it)

ok, someone double check and point out if i have made any errors


sorry man im a little new to new tunings, so do you tune down so its lower of tune up so its higher, then i will tell you if it works.

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Originally posted by thebassmaster
i can

Db Ab Db Ab Db Db

1)play the 4th fret on low e and open a, then retune the a string.
2)play the 7th fret on low e and open a, then retune the e string
3) play the 5th fret on a, and open d, then retune the d string.
4) play the 7th fret on your d and open g, then retune the g string
5)play the 5th fret on g, and open b, then retune the b string.
6)play open b and open high e then retune the high e string.

i take it the b and e are meant to be the same notes?

and could someone double check, or dead kennedy, after youve tried it, could you clarify it? thanks


First, you will tune the top string. Tune that string to the lower octive using the 4th fret on your A string. That will tune your E to db. Then tune your 3rd sting to the next octive of Db. To tune your A string to Ab, tune it to the third sting. Now that you have the first 3 strings done now comes the easy part. Tune the 4th string to the same note as the third. Then the 5th and 6th strings to the next highest octive of db using your third db string.

thats from the dashboard site but matts is right to

that tuning kicks so much ****ing ass man!
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Originally posted by thebassmaster
drop c (c g c f a d)

from normal tuning, play the third fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the third fret of e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e

play the seventh fret on your low e string and open a (which now should be g). detune the e till it sounds the same as the a string. the tuning should now be C G C F A D.


How would you do the drop C tunning with an automatic/electric tuner????,

Thanx!!!!
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Originally posted by shantfran
How would you do the drop C tunning with an automatic/electric tuner????,

Thanx!!!!


i take it your tuning has the notes e a d g b e ?

well then.
1) play the 4th fret on the low e and tune that to e
2) play the second fret on the A string and tune that to A
3)play the second fret on the D string and tune that to D
4)play the second fret on the G string and tunen that to a G
5)play the second fret on the B string and tune that to a B
6)play the second fret on the high E sting and tune that to an E

C G C F A D.
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play the 7th fret on your E and open A, like this

A---0-
E-7---

and then retune the e till it sounds the same as the A
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Someone on the other thread said that IRIS by Goo Goo Dolls was tuned DADDAD, but I'm prettyr sure it's actually DADDDD. So, can someone tell me which one is the good tuning, and how to do it?
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Righty, Drop G
Im fine with getting there, just need to know which ones right
Told it was GCG... an so on(to wrecked to work it out, sorry)But i got this book that ses its GCDGBe...(bottom 2 down, the rest in standard) just clear up wich is right colud ya?
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how do i tune my guitar with my chromatic tuner like this:

Db-Ab-Db-Db-Db-db


my chromatic tuner dousnt have a Db or a Ab what should i do and what does the little db's mean???????
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Originally posted by BongHead
Righty, Drop G
Im fine with getting there, just need to know which ones right
Told it was GCG... an so on(to wrecked to work it out, sorry)But i got this book that ses its GCDGBe...(bottom 2 down, the rest in standard) just clear up wich is right colud ya?
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you sure the bottom two arent tuned up? e to a g will be incredibly lose?
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Originally posted by dane1234
how do i tune my guitar with my chromatic tuner like this:

Db-Ab-Db-Db-Db-db


my chromatic tuner dousnt have a Db or a Ab what should i do and what does the little db's mean???????

ok

1st fret on e, tune to e,
1st fret on a tune to a
1st fret on d, tune to d
6th fret on g, tune to g
..... give me a minute, my heads not thinking straight, ill edit that string later
1st fret on e, tune to e
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I can play All apologies by nirvana but I dont know how to get the tuning.It says "Low/High Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
".Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally posted by Jerk
I can play All apologies by nirvana but I dont know how to get the tuning.It says "Low/High Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
".Any help would be greatly appreciated.


tuning down half a step (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

from normal tuning, play the forth fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e. play the seventh fret on low e and open a (now should be tuned to Ab) and retune low E

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#29
Yay i got drop c tunning now for my bass.

But the strings rattle like crazy.
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you could try highering your strings? then retuning? that may create less rattle.
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BRON YR AUR STOMP tuning would be great.
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wow, thats one weird tuning.

firstly, play the 7th fret on low e and open a, and retune the e string
then, play the 5th fret on low e and open a, and then retune the a string
then play the 3rd fret on the b string one open high e, then retune the e string
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tuning down half a step (d# g# c# f# a# d#) (thats right, just used sharps instead of flats)

from normal tuning, play the forth fret on bottom e, then open a, detune the a till it sounds the same as the e. Then, on the a string, play the fifth fret, then open d, and then detune the a string till it sounds the same as the open d. then do the fifth on the d with open g, then the FORTH with g and open b, then the Fifth with b and open top e. then play the bottom e and the top e, and detune the top till it sounds the same as the bottom
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#35
cool, i tuned my bass a step lower by using that method.
and i raised my strings so theres no rattleing.
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#36
Bassmaster is using frets to tune. This is a very bad way of tuning as pressing a fret makes the note slightly higher (unnoticable), doing this over a lot of strings will result in a detuned guitar. To tune a guitar to standard tuning use this guideline to tune it in a much better way.

1. Tune the low E string to a piano, tuner or another guitar.
2. 3. 4. touch the low E string at the 5th fret and play it to get a (5) harmonic and do the same at the 7th fret of the A string and tune it so they sound the same.
repeat these steps up strings until you have tuned the G string.
5. Now play 4th fret on G string and tune the open B string to sound the same
6. Now play both open E strings at the same time and tune the high e string to sound in tune.
7. Play the 7th fret on the high e string and the B string at the same time to check whether tuning is correct.
8. Play a chord to check whether tuning is correct.
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thats odd, i never tuned it to standard tuning anywhere in my last three threads, just thought people could do it using a tuner

one problem with your method though, im doing this for people that have no way of drop tuning other than frets. if a person had a piano, i would tell them to use that, it is a guideline for people who have no way of reaching a dopped or detuned tuning.

so while you methods sound, it doesnt put anyone in a dropped tuning without a piano, i mean if the tuning was down half a step, a whole step, or something which keeps the same symmettry as regular tuning, you could drop the string then do the harmonics way.

however, i prefer the frets way, if its unoticable, why change i admit actually, thinking about it, when i first started tuning by ear, i could never end up with the low and high e strings two octaves apart. it just comes with practice. if i was going to say anything from you post, it would be.

if you do use the frets method, you could do tijmen's 6,7, and 8 steps to make sure you have tuned it okay.

if you use the harmonic method, make sure you can play harmonics
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#38
You can tune the harmonics way for every time you would use a fitfth fret on a lower string to tune a higher string. Also, why not buy a chromatic tuner that can tune to any dropped tunings, makes life easier. Or learn to tune by ear, but i suppose this is the guitar and bass basics forum, so yeah.

Anyway, bassmaster, you described ways to tune to half a step down, or even a drop D tuning, the D,G,B and e strings can be tuned my way in those type of tunings.
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Originally posted by Tijmen

Anyway, bassmaster, you described ways to tune to half a step down, or even a drop D tuning, the D,G,B and e strings can be tuned my way in those type of tunings.


can you do g to b since its on the forth fret, forgive me if this is a daft question but im no intriqued with this method of tuning. dont get me wrong, im not calling your method crap, its just a matter of preference.
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#40
No, thats why i said tune the g to b using frets, also, youre probably right its not the best way of tuning guitars, but on bass however its the best way to tune standard tuning.
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