#1
can someone please explain to me how eddie tunes his guitar? i know its something along the lines of flattening the b string, but i cant really figure out. thx for the help.
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#2
I believe most of his songs are done in Eb, except Unchained which he does in Drop D I think.
#3
i think most of van halen's songs as in half step down tuning.
and there are only a couple of songs in drop D.

i still dont QUITE understand why he invented the d-tuna if he hardly ever uses drop D, but its still cool as sh*t
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#4
im tryin to play unchained, and it doesnt sound right standard drop d, but is it 1/2 step down?
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#5
Yes, pretty much all of his classic stuff was done tuned 1/2 step down.
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#6
Actually, a lot of this stuff is a 1/4 step down.
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#7
Its all down 1/2 step down... that means when you plug your guitar into a tuner, you should loosen the knobs till it says Eb for the first Ab for the second and so on for all 6 strings.
#8
In interviews he's said that he flattens his B string slightly to stop chords going out of tune -the guitar uses tempered tuning which means there's always a compromise and some notes will be slightly "out" on the fretboard. However, it's not something you need to worry about.
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In interviews he's said that he flattens his B string slightly to stop chords going out of tune -the guitar uses tempered tuning which means there's always a compromise and some notes will be slightly "out" on the fretboard. However, it's not something you need to worry about.

Ya, steven beat me to it.
I do this, too, if I want to use an 'A' shape major chord in a song, with some overdrive. Helps it sound more consonant with the little bit of distortion.
It does put the 'E' shape chords a bit out of tune, though....However, the B string by itself, you won't notice anything out of tune.